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Story Firefox 18 Posts Speed Gains Over Chrome, Mozilla Says srlinuxx 30/09/2012 - 1:24am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 8:32pm
Story FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0 srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:16pm
Story 7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:14pm
Story openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 edition too cool srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:08pm
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Story Slackware 14.0 is Finally Here srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:00pm
Blog entry Creating an AD Server for Free using Ubuntu and Samba fieldyweb 29/09/2012 - 12:23pm
Story First Look: GNOME 3.6 srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Firefox: decade of real choice - there's no app for that srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:53pm

Systems Management Platform Goes Open-Source

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The open-source community will see yet another offering in the systems management arena when Qlusters Inc. introduces its OpenQRM project.

DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux developers (Tux: We still love you!)

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It's been a little while (ok.. 3 years Wink) since we last released a version of the DivX codec for Linux. Now that work on 6.1.1 is complete, we have decided not only to release the Windows version, but a Linux version too.

Slick New Way to Install Linux

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Built on LinuxCOE a powerful set of tools recently open sourced by Hewlett Packard, Instalinux makes installing Linux easier than ever.

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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Two big announcements from Mozilla and the Free Software Foundation were grabbing all the headlines this week but there were a number of other interesting things happening as well, from contrarian open source theory to the emergence of a surprise open source advocate.

Debate over the future of Linux platform heating up

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Officials at Linspire, the San Diego-based operating system company which uses Linux, said free software advocate Richard Stallman's movement to get Linux inventor Linus Torvalds to change the platform's open source licensing program to GPL3, thus making it impossible to play programs protected with digital rights management, or DRM, would set Linux back in an industry increasingly coinciding with entertainment.

Ten indicted over 'warez' piracy

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Ten people suspected of online movie or film piracy have been indicted on criminal charges as the US cracks down on "warez" groups, federal officials said Thursday.

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits

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Internet servers, including Web, e-mail, and FTP servers have long been a target of different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users. One particular exploit, which has become almost ubiquitous in the last several years, is the buffer overflow exploit.


ASUS EAX1300PRO Preview

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Released late last year was ATI's next generation GPU solution for gamers on a budget. The budget part, the X1300, came in three varieties -- X1300, X1300PRO, and X1300 Hyper Memory. Even though the X1300PRO cannot enjoy the benefits of 3D acceleration under Linux, or any of ATI's proprietary features, it is compatible with X.Org's VESA driver for 2D usage, and later on in this preview, we will share some exclusive details as to when penguin users will see software improvements from ATI Technologies.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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I am the senior system administrator for a national ISP. We run a cluster of blade servers as our primary mail/Web/DNS/RADIUS farm. I have found several tools that I cannot live without in this environment.

Synergy Mini Howto

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Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Open source must die die die

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The open source movement has always had its fair share of enemies. It's no secret that there's little love lost between Microsoft and the OSS community, while SCO continues its attack on Linux. What I can't understand is a new movement from the less-formal sector - bloggers in particular - who suddenly have it in for our community.

EU considers Microsoft's Windows open-source offer

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The European Commission is considering whether Microsoft has complied with its 2004 anti-trust judgement by handing over its complete Windows Server source code.

Microsoft was struggling to meet the EC deadline for delivering the documentation associated with its Windows workgroup server protocols.

NZ & AU throw doubt on local open source adoption figures

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New Zealand and Australia are lagging behind Europe and North America in the adoption of open source software (OSS), according to a report from research firm Forrester. However, local OSS experts believe Forrester’s figures understate the true picture.

More hardware monitoring: IPMI

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Many of the higher end servers have an Intelligent Platform Management Interface, that lets you observe a whole host of hardware parameters. Usually these systems also support plug-in remote management cards (for example DELL RAC cards), that allow remote resets, and other remote diagnostics.

Parsix GNU/Linux - A Gift from Ancient Persia

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Parsix GNU/Linux is a new twist on an old theme. It is one of a number of remixes of the Kanotix/Knoppix line, but with some very interesting differences. First off is the fact that it is tailored to users of Persian languages and keyboards, while also being very usable in English. The next big difference is that Parsix uses the Gnome desktop. But is there more to Parsix than just a different DE and language?

Some Firefox Users Get Surprise Beta-Test Duty

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The Mozilla Corp. says people who installed the beta versions of Firefox 1.5 and then used the auto-upgrade system to move to the final release automatically got version, a minor update scheduled to ship before the end of the month.

MEPIS updates for a fee? Get over it!

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Ace NewsForge reporter Tina Gasperson recently wrote a story about how MEPIS reseller Technalign Inc. has decided "to implement a serial number system for the retail version that will prevent unauthorized users from downloading free updates from Technalign's repository servers."

In short, only paying customers can download patches from Technalign's servers for paying customers. Shocking isn't it?

Getting scanners to work with Linux

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I recently received a note from a disgruntled Linux user. He was having an awful time trying to get his unidentified USB Canon scanner to work with his copy of Xandros Desktop 3. He's not the only one stuck in that position.

The Application People Most Want Ported to Linux Is...

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Get excited! The results are starting to come in for the Linux App Request Survey we first posted at the beginning of January. There are some really interesting trends that we can see from the results. Let's take a look at what people are asking for and what countries they are from:

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