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Story Where It All Began: The 10 Original Software Companies srlinuxx 28/06/2011 - 10:21pm
Story Gnome 3 got some issues srlinuxx 28/06/2011 - 10:24pm
Story The best violent video games of all time srlinuxx 28/06/2011 - 10:27pm
Story 9 Good Terminal Emulators for Linux srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:13am
Story Farewell to Microsoft srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:15am
Story Book Review: The Book of Audacity srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:17am
Story Xamarin Joy Factory srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:18am
Story 30 Days Ubuntu: Day 28: My Five Biggest Ubuntu Linux Complaints srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 4:11am
Story Peppermint OS Two review srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 4:14am
Story Security of GNU/Linux Systems srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 6:36am

Poor man's raid & clone script tutorial

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HowTos

Here's a short and sweet howto on setting up an easy raid array.

How Much Trouble Is Novell in?

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Misc

Novell has had better days. Sources within Novell Inc. have confirmed that the company will lay off as much as 20 percent of its work force of 5,800 employees by year's end.

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Migrating apps is challenge for Munich Linux project

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Linux

"We knew from the start that migrating our many city administration-specific applications would not be easy."

Google gives $350,000 to Open Source

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OSS

Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the contribution of $350,000 by search technology leader Google Inc. to a joint open source technology initiative of Oregon State University and Portland State University.

Open source nuclear bunker guards finance data

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OSS

Somewhere outside a remote village in Kent, we pull up to a gate smothered in barbed wire and CCTV cameras. The former Ministry of Defence site, is now owned by a data-hosting and resilience company. The Bunker is a relic of the Cold War.

Exploit published for Snort open-source IDS

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Security

Security researchers posted code on Tuesday capable of compromising computers running the most recent versions of the Snort open-source intrusion detection system.

IBM, Others to Create Open-Source Programs

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OSS

Pushing the "open source" idea deeper into computing, several companies led by IBM Corp. are teaming up to develop programs for letting big businesses uniformly manage their increasingly vast warehouses of data.

Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK

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HowTos

Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script to use as a starting point.

Fetching email with Mutt

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HowTos

What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you need to know to get started with Mutt.

Leaping Lizards, It's SUSE Linux

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Reviews
SUSE

I've been playing around with the boxed edition of SUSE Linux 10.0, but Novell representatives assure me that the Evaluation edition available for download through OpenSUSE.org is the same product, complete with proprietary extensions.

Did Bill Gates Invent Linux and Has He Erased the Evidence?

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Microsoft

Someone has started rearranging content on the Internet to suit their own purposes and the culprit might be a convicted monopolist. This article examines some compelling evidence and asks Congress to investigate.

klik: True click-and-run software

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Software

Debian's APT makes installing software a breeze: you just run apt-get update&&apt-get upgrade to download and install the latest versions of all your software, or apt-get install widget to install widget on your machine. Pretty easy and painless. But now there's something available that's even easier and more painless: klik.

MySQL 5.0 Now Available for Production Use

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MySQL AB has announced the general availability of MySQL 5.0, the most significant product upgrade in the company's ten-year history. Starting today, MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license.

Nominations open for SA's first open source awards

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OSS

Tectonic has launched South Africa's first-ever open source software awards to recognise the software most loved by Tectonic readers as well as the SA companies they most respect.

Remastering a Custom Knoppix Distribution

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HowTos

Ever wanted your own bootable CD? Something personalized for your users and complete with all of your own Linux-based software and configuration?

Dine In Geek Heaven With Dyne:BolicII

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Linux

Multimedia producers and artists will have the power to fully customise their own tailored GNU/Linux environment on a bootable CD with the release of Dyne:bolicII by the end of the year.

NZ Inland Revenue testing Linux

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Linux

New Zealand's Inland Revenue is testing Linux on a handful of its 7000 personal computers and expects to decide next year whether to become the first government department to take a big punt on open source desktop software.

Doom 3 v. Quake 4 Performance

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Gaming

Now a story on a subject near and dear to my heart. Rarely has a game caused me to have to upgrade any hardware, but Quake 4 pushed me to upgrade my amount of ram and left me wishing I could afford more. What is it that makes it so much more demanding than doom3/roe? Although the test machine for the article is quite decked out, this could be a valuable comparison.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 reviewed

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Here's a really nice review of OpenOffice.org 2.0. Although it appears it's a review of the Windows version, it is still a tour de force of reviews, showing some of the wonderful options and includes really great screenshots.

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