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Story elementary OS Gets a Development Version, Download Now Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:50pm
Story You can't have DevOps without open source Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:47pm
Story Quake III bounty: we have a winner! Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:39pm
Story Why Windows XP's Demise Is Bad for Linux and Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:33pm
Story KDE Ships April Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:23pm
Story Link-Time Optimizations Near Reality For x86 Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:08pm
Story Valve Is Helping Developers Port Games to Linux, Star Conflict to Be Launched Soon Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:01pm
Story ODF 1.2 Submitted to ISO Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 1:54pm
Story Ubuntu Complete Convergence Demonstrated with the Weather App Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 1:50pm
Story Libata Improvements Enhance AHCI On Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 1:37pm

Network, Server statistics graphing Using Cacti in Ubuntu Server

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Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

GIMP 2.3.12 Development Release

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Version 2.3.12 is a snapshot of the development towards GIMP 2.4. We are mostly polishing things at this point, but a few features are still waiting to be added. Some new features include a Perspective Clone tool, panning the image view using the Space bar, and a Lens Distortion plug-in.

ApacheCon 2006: The state of the feather and more

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ApacheCon US 2006 kicked off its general session this morning in Austin, Texas, following two days of tutorials. Apache Software Foundation (ASF) president Sander Striker opened the proceedings with his "State of the Feather" address. Cliff Stoll, the hacker-catching, planetary astronomer, author, and volunteer 7th grade science teacher, followed Striker with a keynote address which included a demonstration of how he taught a 7th grade science class to measure the speed of light.

The Evolving Windows Vs. Linux Battle

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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.

EC boosts open source for public sector

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OSS

The European Commission is to open a new web portal to facilitate the use of shared open source software across the public sector.

Reiser filesystem development to continue

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Linux

Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested. The effect on Reiser4 should not be all that bad. [Of] the people who are still working on it, many are very devoted to it and do not plan to drop their work until Reiser4 is actually merged into the vanilla kernel.

Book review: Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional

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Are you, or do you know, a non-techie? A non-techie who takes pride in their lack of techno-savvy, who still clings to the belief that while other people might use GNU/Linux, it’s a bit technological for the likes of them? Well here you go, ladies and gents.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev (Part 2)

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Last week we learned the basics of the udev filesystem, and how to dig up device names. Today we dive into writing custom udev rules. Why would you want to acquire this strange knowledge? Because, believe it or not, computers are not yet perfect, so sometimes we must fix them.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks

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Rickford Grant's book runs parallel to Gagné's, which I reviewed recently. They are both good books, though Grant is even more directed to the absolute newbie than Gagné.

Linux vs. Windows Vista: Is There a Contest?

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We know we’ve said it before, but the answer to any question most often depends on whom you ask. Whether the bad press surrounding Windows Vista’s anti-piracy program will hurt Microsoft’s share of the OS market in favor of Linux is no exception.

UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX

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Did you know that blogging and UNIX go hand in hand? The native Web and text-processing tools of UNIX enable you to create your blogs quickly and easily. Discover command-line tools and some handy tips for improving your UNIX blogging skills.

Myah OS 2.3 Released

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Linux

Myah OS 2.3 SE is now available for download. Multimedia and Gaming has always been the focus, and 2.3 really brings that into focus. Firefox 2.0rc2 has been jam packed with support for Flash, Java and embedded video. But now embedded video is also available within Konqueror. 3D drivers for ATI and nVidia has also been optimized, both for ease of use and best performance.

LINUX XP ....boom or BUST!

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There are times when intrigue causes me to jump up, download a distribution. do an install and in some cases I am happy, while in other cases ...well! A few weeks ago, I was reading Distrowatch when I saw the announcement of a new distribution that really piqued my attention. LINUX XP.

Internet Explorer Usage Continues To Fall

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Moz/FF

Use of Internet Explorer is continuing to decline at the expense of Mozilla's Firefox, making the imminent launch of IE7 even more vital for Microsoft.

For Opera, smaller really is better

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Wium Lie, who works out of the company's home base in Norway, recently visited San Francisco, where he caught up with CNET News.com editors to discuss the state of browser technology.

Linux for the supernewbie

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This is the first of a four part series that will, if you decide you WANT TO, and only if you want to, introduce you to Linux, and by they end, you might just find yourself with Linux installed on your computer beside windows.

HOW-TO: Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu - 10 steps!

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This HOW-TO covers up the whole process of installing Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Ubuntu box in a few simple steps. This method has been tested only on Ubuntu, but it should work on any other linux flavor.

Torvalds takes bite of Mac mini

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Linus Torvalds has picked up one of Apple's new Intel-based Mac minis to play with, but the Linux creator still prefers Apple's old PowerPC architecture for his primary desktop machine.

The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.4 (32-bit)

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This is a detailed description about how to set up a CentOS 4.4 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.4, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Penguin Plunge

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Enterprise Unix Roundup recently spoke with Amy Niersbach, platform architect, business and information services, for the city of Chicago. She outlined how and why the decision was made to migrate two of the city's systems to Red Hat Linux.

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