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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 @ 05:59:12 EDT (3835 reads)

Several months ago, some gormless weasel from somewhere stirred up a fuss when he wrote an essay on one of the Nixer sites asking whether the Slackware distro mattered any longer. Its not really worth googling to find the author and the site where it ran, since it seems to have created an inadvertent meme in the Linux community as advocates, fanboys and editorial writers picked up upon the concept of Slackware 'mattering.' Misguided and myopic as the essay was, it certainly provoked a reaction. For a number of very good reasons, the question stuck in many a craw, and triggered a defensive barrage of articles telling the clueless author just why Slack remains a vital distro and a necessary flavor option in the distro hit list, despite the fact that most other distros are moving on to DVD size releases and trying to outrace each other to be latest and greatest..

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Posted by meshal on Monday, May 01, 2006 @ 17:06:56 EDT (5134 reads)

You've just downloaded the new episode of your favorite video podcast, and you'd like to watch it on your big-screen TV. Unfortunately, the video is encoded in XviD or QuickTime format, which your DVD player doesn't support. Don't worry--here's how you can convert any video file to DVD using dvdauthor and MPlayer.


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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 @ 09:29:21 EDT (3868 reads)

linux.com: There is a lot more power, and other uses, for CheckInstall. But you'll never learn any of them if you don't get started somewhere, and creating appropriate packages for your distribution is a great way to do that.

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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 @ 08:01:24 EDT (3780 reads)
We wanted to interview Linus Torvalds because all the computers at our school run Linux. Mr. Torvalds lives in our neighborhood so we sent him an email and asked for an interview.

So what happens when Linus Torvalds sits down with a high school freshman for an interview? You get to hear what every 15 year-old wants to know about our favorite open source software developer.

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Posted by meshal on Sunday, May 15, 2005 @ 12:38:06 EDT (4098 reads)
pcstats.com :

Linux is free, relatively easy to install, but what about software? How do you add programs and software in an environment that isn't based on the familiar rules of the Microsoft Windows world? - Version 1.0.0

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, March 12, 2005 @ 11:29:01 EST (4017 reads)
linuxjournal.com :
NVu, an HTML editor now in beta release, has the potential to be the next great WYSIWYG HTML editor.

have a dirty little secret. When I started to build my first Web site a few years back, I used Microsoft's FrontPage. The main reason I chose to use FrontPage was its WYSIWYG facility. It made creating tables, changing the look of the text, renaming HTML pages and many other tasks a snap. For the professionals among you, this may be heresy, but after cleaning up the generated code, I had a useful site. For a number of years, I have been looking for equivalent Linux products. The wait may be almost over.

Although nothing yet approaches FrontPage's ease-of-use, we now have a number of products that are truly WYSIWYG editors. They may grow into something much more.


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Posted by meshal on Friday, March 04, 2005 @ 09:11:55 EST (3529 reads)

? Bruce Schneier has linked to yet another study that shows that people don't securely delete data from drives before selling them. This group purchased 111 supposedly clean hard drives and recovered a lot of sensitive information including "national insurance numbers, evidence of a married woman’s affair and detailed biographical information about children." I think the major issue is that your common guy thinks that formatting the drive is the solution to erase data, and anything more sophisticated than that is too difficult or expensive. Here I'll show you how to easily shred a drive using free Open Source tools.

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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 @ 11:51:48 EST (4065 reads)
REDMOND, WA -- According to a "massive" study conducted by the impartial Microsoft Marketing Department, Windows 2003 servers outperform Red Hat Linux in every possible configuration.

"This was a real eye-opener," explained Microsoft spokesperson Harold Fudd. "There was simply no competition between the two. We can only conclude that people still clinging to the legacy, mediocre Linux platform have absolutely no clue."
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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 @ 20:16:55 EST (3403 reads)
eweek.com :
Sun Microsystems Inc. is getting closer to making its Open Solaris project, along with the final pieces of Solaris 10, a reality. At its quarterly SunNetwork Conference, to be held at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 15, Sun will unveil Open Solaris and give final pricing and other details for Solaris 10. The Santa Clara, Calif., company is also expected to announce an annual subscription-type licensing model for Solaris 10, due by year's end.
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Posted by meshal on Monday, November 01, 2004 @ 02:06:21 EST (3095 reads)
Many Linux newbies -- or wanna-be newbies -- get hung up over the choice of their initial distribution. We here at NewsForge have put a lot of thought into this, and have decided to share our best thinking on the subject in order to help ease you newbies out of the monopoly spread into the Linux world. The most important thing for newbies to consider is this: what does your choice of distributions say about you?
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