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fglrx + FC6 + linux/config.h

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HowTos

A few weeks ago I had written about installing the fglrx 8.28.8 display drivers on Fedora Core 6 Test 3. Due to some changes, the installation instructions for installing the drivers on Fedora Core 6 have changed once again.

Gentoo…myth or reality

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Gentoo

Gentoo , is that hard to install? Is that hard to manage? Is that hard of a distro? Gentoo is probably one of the scariest Linux distribution ever for the new user. It is not that it is that different from all those other Linux distributions but the installation process is the one that makes all the difference.

Mark Shuttleworth Becomes the First Patron of KDE

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KDE

There are many ways to support and contribute to the KDE project. For people and organisations who wish to contribute to KDE by providing financial support in an ongoing manner, the KDE e.V. now offers the new Supporting Members scheme. KDE e.V. is both excited and proud to announce Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, as our first Patron of KDE.

Old-Fashioned Methods Still Apply When You Exercise Copying Rights

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Misc

All too soon these whippersnappers will realize that the only way they are going to be able to use the tunes and movies they have purchased in digital form is to keep buying iPods and Blu-ray DVD players and music-capable cell phones. Open source offers help.

top 3 reasons why I prefer KDE

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KDE

KDE just got 10 years old! In a random surfing session I came across screen shots of Slackware, which of course ships with unmodified sources, and the screen shots really appealed to me. I’ve never looked to any other distribution. So what is it that I really like KDE?

The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Free Edition based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_mandriva_2007

Using and Customizing Templates in OpenOffice.org

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HowTos

I believe in using tools. And if the tools are easy to use and free, so much the better. That's why I'm a big proponent of using templates. Templates are one of the best ways to save time, effort, and be sure that your documents are consistent when they need to be.

Nmap and the open source debate

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OSS

When deciding which software tool to use for a particular task it is important to review what the software does, ensure that its functionality matches your requirements, understand what help and support is provided, and make an assessment of the total cost of ownership. Let's take a look at how Nmap weighs in.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is Here

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OOo

Friday 13 October marked two important events: the immediate availability of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 and our 6th anniversary. OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is a significant release and recommended for all. New features, bugfixes, and improvements:

* Enhanced PDF management
* Direct export to LaTex
* New functionality in Calc and Impress
* Mac OS X (X11) now uses system fonts

Linux 2.6.18.1 Released

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Linux

Kernel 2.6.18.1 was released today with several bug fixes such as for a copy-paste bug in videodev, locking bug and 64-bit DMA for bcm43xx, and corrected a buffer size limit in fbdev.

Moving Away from Windows

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Ubuntu

Ever [since] I tried a Fedora build for programming purposes a few years back, I was interested in this alternate operating system, and the benefits it offered. Now that my new laptop has arrived, the time was right for a fresh operating system for my fresh laptop. Enter Ubuntu my new best friend.

KDE Celebrates 10 Years of the Free Desktop

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KDE

Yesterday at 10:00 AM the president of the KDE e.V. Eva Brucherseifer welcomed the audience of the presentation track at the KDE anniversary event at the Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE) in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Germany. Keynote speakers were Matthias Ettrich, founder of the KDE project, as well as Klaus Knopper of Knoppix fame. During their presentations they looked back at KDE's successful past 10 years and they offered their thoughts about the future of KDE and Free Software.

How to compile and install a program from source

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HowTos

Regardless of what system you use or which package manager comes with your distribution, compiling a program from the source code is one option that will work across all platforms. Don't be hesitant to compile software - this is one of Linux and BSD's strong points.

ATI X1000 + fglrx Q4/06 Update

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Software

It has been six months since ATI Technologies had introduced Radeon X1000 support in their Linux fglrx display drivers. But how has the support evolved with their monthly driver releases? At Phoronix we have retested the last six display drivers with a Radeon X1k product to answer this question.

Scaling the Windows vs. Linux Chasm

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OS

There's a popular notion swirling around the high-tech sector that Microsoft's dominant position in the industry and software bugs have customers scurrying for the cover of Linux.

F-Prot Antivirus with Web Interface

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HowTos

F-Prot Antivirus for Linux was especially developed to effectively eradicate viruses threatening workstations running Linux. It provides full protection against macro viruses and other forms of malicious software - including Trojans

What do dependencies have to do with Free Software?

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OSS

There is one huge difference between the free and non-free software that has some very practical implications in the way we use it. One of those implications are the dependencies between single software packages in the free software model. What do they have to do with the free software philosophy and why should not you be afraid of them?

On stage at Opera Backstage

As an industry leader in providing innovative, usable and secure Web browsing, Opera Software is an active participant in industry-related events around the world. In London, October 17, 2006, Speakers will include some of the most prominent names from Opera and the UK Web technology community.

Getting bored with 3D desktops? I'm definitely not!

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Software

I’m (AGAIN) updating my 3D desktop article. This time, I’ll answer some comments I have seen appear in response to the two previous incarnations of this very same article, as well as revise (further) some of the content.

Firefox: Mission Accomplished

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Moz/FF

When the folks from Mozilla prepared to launch their open-source Firefox 1.0 browser two years ago, their hope was to gain enough market share to compel Web sites to adopt open standards--rather than standardizing on Microsoft's proprietary Internet Explorer browser technology. Job done.

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