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Review: Yoggie Pico personal firewall Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 26 2007 @ 04:01 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Yoggie's innovative Yoggie Pico may well be the first hardware firewall that is truly practical for mobile workers running Windows-based computers. The device appears to work well, except for a simplistic web-based user interface that may not satisfy technical users.

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First look: Firefox 3 alpha 5 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 13 2007 @ 02:36 PM EDT
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The fifth public alpha build of Firefox 3 has been officially released. The new alpha build, which is codenamed Gran Paradiso, features early components of the revamped Places system, a cohesive storage framework that will unify bookmark and history storage. An earlier prototype of the Places system was tested in early Firefox 2 alpha (Bon Echo) builds but was removed because it couldn't be completed within the Firefox 2 release timeframe.

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Linux System Administration - Book Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 12 2007 @ 01:56 PM EDT
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Bob Uhl writes ""I've just finished reading a review copy of O'Reilly's latest GNU/Linux title, Linux System Administration. It's a handy introduction for the beginner GNU/Linux sysadmin, and a useful addition to an experienced sysadmin's bookshelf. The book is essentially a survey of various Linux system-administration tasks: installing Debian; setting up LAMP; configuring a load-balancing, high-availability environment; working with virtualization. None of the chapters are in-depth examinations of their subjects; rather, they're enough to get you started and familiar with the concepts involved, and headed in the right direction."

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Review: Fedora 7 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 06 2007 @ 01:30 PM EDT
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Joe Brockmeier writes "Fedora 7 was released last week, a little bit behind schedule, with a spate of new features, updates, and live CD installable "spins" of Fedora in KDE and GNOME flavors. I found a lot of good in this release, but a bug in the FireWire stack that attacked my external backup drive made this release just a little shy of perfect."

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The Linux programmer's toolbox Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, June 01 2007 @ 01:33 AM EDT
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Linux, like the other *nix platforms, has a reputation of being a good environment for developers. In fact, Linux and hacking – in the original sense of the word – seem to go hand in hand, so much so that some commentators still find it hard to conceive of it as anything but a server and/or development platform.

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SlashGear Review: Linutop’s fanless Linux PC Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 31 2007 @ 11:47 PM EDT
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Much to my shame, Linux is something of a mystery to me. Actually, I think they should teach at least the basics of it in school computing classes, alongside English and at least one foreign language (though don’t ask me about my French abilities either), but this is neither time nor place for my election campaigning. And so I look on with maudlin self-disgust at promises of Dell laptops with Linux pre-installed, or clever thumb-drives and Live CDs that offer a chance to fiddle with the OS without ruining your everyday copy of Windows; I inevitably fold when faced with some sort of command prompt. Perhaps, then, you’ll wonder why I was so keen to try the Linutop, a surprisingly compact and silent diskless computer that runs a specially tweaked version of xubuntu.

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Game Emulation In Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 28 2007 @ 02:18 PM EDT
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Computer gaming is nothing new. Even in the earliest days of computing, we began to see an immediate desire to run games. In 1951, the NIMROD computer was built with the sole purpose of playing the game of NIM. Some twenty years later, we began to see growth of games on both PCs and consoles. The first known console was the Magnavox Odyssey, which used circuit cards for each game. Cartridges would soon catch on.

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Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Feisty Fawn Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 03:26 PM EDT
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It's a tough thing when you're doing a review of a distribution that you want to like but end up having to pan it. The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is called Feisty Fawn, and about all I can see it being good for is venison. We found it to be a real stinker in some ways, despite past versions of Ubuntu having been fairly good.

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Beryl: The Cool Linux UI Reviewed Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, April 23 2007 @ 01:28 PM EDT
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Matt Hartley writes "To this day, I still have to smile when new Linux users decide to take the plunge because they want the cool looking visual effects that Beryl offers. To some limited degree, I can understand the motivation. The stunning videos on YouTube are certainly compelling to those who have never tried to use the setup themselves. Unfortunately, there are still some valid reasons for sticking with the alternatives for the time being. Let's explore some of the issues that I have found with using Beryl."

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KDE vs. GNOME: Is One Better? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 15 2007 @ 04:41 PM EDT
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One of the hardest things for users of other platform to understand is that GNU/Linux does not have a single graphical display. Instead, there are dozens, ranging from basic window managers that control the look and positioning of windows in the X Window system, to complete desktop environments with a wide variety of utilities and specially designed applications.

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