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VirtualBox: The best virtualization program you've never heard of Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 08 2007 @ 02:20 PM EST
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If you're like most people, you probably named VMware or Xen first. Many of you probably know of one or more of the following: Parallels, QEMU, KVM, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ. However, few of you probably know about VirtualBox. And chances are if you know about VirtualBox 1.502, you're already running it because it manages the trifecta of being good, free and, sort of, open source.

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Kubuntu Gutsy Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 06 2007 @ 09:56 PM EST
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KDE's intrepid FAQ maintainer, Jes Hall has spent a fortnight with the latest release of Kubuntu and shares her thoughts...

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Asus Eee PC 701 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 31 2007 @ 04:58 PM EST
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The Eee PC may be designed to appeal to children and older customers, but it should also tempt anyone looking for a lightweight budget PC that weighs next to nothing and connects to the Internet easily. It's ten times simpler to use than any Windows machine, starts up twice as fast (no crapware!), and is only about a fifth of the cost of other systems in its weight class. It's a little rough around the edges, but the Eee PC is a remarkably versatile machine for the price.

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Red Hat Fedora 7.0 vs Ubuntu 7.0 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 30 2007 @ 04:37 PM EST
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For all the talk of Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft, a select band of users have been happily beavering away throughout much of the PC era without relying on anything cantering out of the Redmond stables.

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Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 30 2007 @ 02:19 PM EST
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Choosing a Linux distribution to run a Web site or a database is easy; Linux has handled servers well for years. Getting Linux right on the desktop, however, has always been a challenge -- and that is why Ubuntu caused such a buzz when it first appeared three years ago. Ubuntu version 7.10, code-named Gutsy Gibbon, builds on past successes with improved graphics, simplified software installation, and a host of minor software improvements.

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Novell OpenSUSE 10.3 Desktop Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 30 2007 @ 02:19 PM EST
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OpenSUSE 10.3 is the fourth stable release from the OpenSUSE project, the online community founded by Novell to further develop the SUSE Linux operating system. It ships stuffed to the gills with the usual assortment of open-source applications, including the OpenOffice.org office suite, the GIMP image-manipulation software, and many multimedia bells and whistles. In fact, OpenSUSE has more software and features crammed into it than you know what to do with, which proves a mixed blessing.

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Review: Freespire 2.0: Better than you might expect Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 29 2007 @ 05:08 PM EST
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When I downloaded Freespire 2.03 for review, I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The company behind it, Linspire, was in disarray, it had shifted from Debian to Ubuntu for its foundation, and the development of its key feature—CNR (Click 'N Run) download and install—seemed to have stalled out.

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Analyse Linux networks through the ethereal world of Wireshark Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 29 2007 @ 01:43 PM EST
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What’s happening on your network? Tools exist to display raw data but you still need to put work in to uncover real information. Here’s where a network analyser comes in: it will separate the AIM chatter from the MSN; it will divide RPC from SMB. And the best open-source network analyser is Wireshark.

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Damn Small Linux 4.0 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 24 2007 @ 02:00 PM EDT
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As the demands of all operating systems increase, Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a refreshing change and worth considering by anyone with an old computer. This latest version, 4.0, has some updated software and new drivers, while still keeping within the 50MB limit.

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Linux Smartphones For A Completely Customised Experience Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 23 2007 @ 07:26 AM EDT
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Mobile phones used to be slabs of plastic that let you talk to people. New features and tools have turned once simple devices into pocket computers. Today’s smartphones are powerful computing devices, capable of running a wide selection of applications, with tweaking utilities as well as development tools and SDKs for writing your own code.

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