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Free online magazines dedicated to GNU/Linux and Open Source

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Web

These are a collection of my links pointing to free online magazines dedicated to Linux and Open Source. If you look around, a lot of effort is being expended, many of those on a voluntary basis to keep alive the spirit of Linux, Open source and Freedom.

What Firewall Rules?

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HowTos

As I prepare to do an audit of my own firewall rules, I'd like to remind everyone that this is a must-do annual exercise for your networks. When I do this, I start with some basic questions:

Amarok 1.4.5 Overview + Interview w/ Mark Kretschmann

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Software

One of the best applications to be found in Linux is Amarok. The program is similar to Apple’s iTunes, except Amarok can actually do a lot of things better. Recently the Amarok team has released version 1.4.5 of Amarok. This version will be the last in the 1.x series and Lunapark6 also got a chance to ask Mark Kretschmann some questions.

Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian/Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier.

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1 Screenshots

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MDV

Since the death of Mandrake we have only used Mandriva Linux once or twice a year, but with the first beta now out for 2007.1 we decided to give it another go.

PCLOS 2007 Test 2 is now available for download

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Test Release 2 is now available for download. Please note this is not the final release. This is mainly a bug fix update based on user feedback from Test Release 1. We still have a few pending issues to clear before final. PCLinuxOS 2007 final will be released on or before the end of the month.

People Behind KDE: Inge Wallin

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KDE

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel north to Sweden to meet a developer and promotion guru who is charting a course toward success, someone who should not be crossed in a dojo - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Inge Wallin.

Blur using SVG filters

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KDE

The Inkscape team has just released version 0.45, and it includes initial support for SVG filters. The first one implemented is Gaussian Blur. Raquel Ravanini was quick to try it in KMahjongg tiles.

Red Hat endorses KVM virtualization

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Linux

KVM, a new virtualization technology that lets Linux computers run multiple operating systems simultaneously, has won a significant endorsement from Red Hat.

Indecisive? Try my new LDC.

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Linux

I finally got around to doing something I've been meaning to do for a looong time: coding my own Linux Distribution Chooser.

No Valentines on the cards for Open XML, OpenDocument

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OSS

It may have been Valentine's Day yesterday, but there are no love letters being exchanged between duelling electronic document formats, OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Open XML. Instead, Microsoft, the backer of Open XML, took a public swing at ODF supporter IBM.

Microsoft requires reviewers to sign Zune license

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Microsoft

Most of us are used to proprietary license agreements for software products -- especially those made by Microsoft -- and perhaps to a limited extent, for some types of hardware as well. In requesting a review package for the Microsoft Zune digital audio player, I was recently presented with something I had never seen before: a license agreement for the actual review materials.

Novell CEO: We'll 'fight' Vista (Updated)

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SUSE

Novell will continue its march against Microsoft and any uptake of Vista despite a recent alliance with the software giant.

Show Me that Updated Gnome Main Menu

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SUSE

How often do we Linux advocates and enthusiasts hear the complaint that Linux lacks the polish and refinement that users expect from their desktop? For most end users, it doesn’t matter how good the underlying software is. If the interface sucks, then the software itself sucks.

Flash for Linux -- It's Not for Designers

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Software

In a well attended session at the LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit currently underway in New York, Emmy Huang, flash product manager for Linux and James Ward technical evangelist at Adobe, described in great detail the efforts that Adobe is making with Flash for Linux.

Also: D1: Flexing Penguin Muscle: The Next Generation of Flash Player on Linux

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Running on a Toshiba Satellite P20-801

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Reviews
Ubuntu

From the offset I feel it necessary to say that this Toshiba notebook as I have found it is made for Ubuntu 6.06. The installation was distressingly simple and hassle free. The installation took just over 45 minutes with 1GB.

Five Free apps you use every day and never realise

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Software

In no particular order, let’s take a quick look at some free/open source software that you are very likely to use (even if indirectly) every single day, and you don’t even realise exists.

How to set up your own local Ubuntu repositories with apt-mirror

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HowTos

If you’ve got a little bit of bandwidth and a bunch of Ubuntu machines to update, it’s almost a no brainer to set up your own local ubuntu repositories.

GoboLinux's recipe for delicious package management

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Linux

GoboLinux is a unique distribution in many ways. GoboLinux is perhaps best known for its alternate filesystem hierarchy. But how does one install applications under such a radical directory structure?

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

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This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package.

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