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SIP vs. Skype: Making the “Open” Choice Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 02 2006 @ 01:53 PM EDT
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Over the past few months, I have found myself conflicted as I have time and again found myself perplexed in an effort to locate a good quality VoIP option for my Linux box. It's been my experience that many Linux purists will expect you to be using some sort of SIP soft phone, and frankly balk at the very idea of running Skype on their systems. After doing a little research, I’m beginning to understand why.

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A visual walk through of a couple of the new features in Vim 7.0 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 19 2006 @ 01:30 PM EDT
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Just for once, I wouldn't mind siding with the beast if that is what it takes to use Vi. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim - the free editor created by Bram Moolenaar. Riding from strength to strength, this editor in its 7th version is a powerhouse as far as an editor is concerned. When ever I use Vim (or GVim for that matter), it gives me the impression of the Beauty and the Beast. It is very beautiful to look at - if you are like me who finds beauty in software , and it is also as powerful as a beast. I use this editor exclusively for all my editing needs that, when I use any other editor, I inadvertently press escape key. That should give you an idea of how ingrained the use of this editor has become in my computing life.

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The Linux killer app: KDE's Konqueror Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 10 2006 @ 05:02 PM EDT
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Doug Roberts writes "Recently, I stumbled upon a "People Behind KDE" interview from September of last year with Derek Kite. The interviewer asked, "What is KDE's killer app? And Why?" Kite's answer completely threw me. His answer was, "Konqueror. Because Linux users are first class citizens for this browser."

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Tested: Ubuntu Linux [6.06] Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 02 2006 @ 05:54 AM EDT
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Ubuntu Linux is free to download and includes everything needed for basic desktop productivity tasks. The latest release, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), will be supported with security and bug-fix updates for three years, unlike earlier versions.

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Mandriva 2007 Beta 2 - short review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 30 2006 @ 08:15 PM EDT
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Beta versions of Mandriva 2007 have been appearing for a while now and the final release is coming soon.

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Ubuntu Linux Just Keeps Getting Better Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 07 2006 @ 01:37 PM EDT
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Ubuntu is an African word that means "humanity to others" and Ubuntu Linux was created to pass that spirit onto computer users around the world. Ubuntu is based on Debian and is released roughly every six months (you can get more background information about Ubuntu's development history and its founder Mark Shuttleworth from Wikipedia). In this review we'll take a look at Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (code named Dapper Drake). Ubuntu come in builds for Intel x86, PowerPC, and AMD64-bit processors and community support via web forums is also available.

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A first look at MEPIS's new Ubuntu-based Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 29 2006 @ 02:10 PM EDT
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Do you like Ubuntu? Do you like KDE? Would you like to have them both in one distribution, but with more than Kubuntu can give you? If that's you, then SimplyMEPIS 6.2 is your operating system.

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first Linux dual-mode mobile phone Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 21 2006 @ 04:38 PM EDT
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France ISP Neuf Cegetel welcomed a Linux dual-mode mobile phone, called Twin, that made a very good impression to Mobinaute.com magazine (in French). Linux Devices has been interested in it, as the Twin is the first phone to operate on a Linux 2.6.10 operating system.

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Dapper Drake verdict: It sucks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, June 12 2006 @ 03:40 PM EDT
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Loyal Tectonic readers will no doubt have picked up that Tectonic is an ardent Ubuntu supporter. It's what the Tectonic team uses to produce our online publication -- and much of the print publication too. Between Alastair Otter and I, we run six Ubuntu machines.

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A look at the FreeNAS server Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 30 2006 @ 01:37 PM EDT
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FreeNAS, an open source NAS server, can convert a PC into a network-attached storage server. The software, which is based on FreeBSD, Samba, and PHP, includes an operating system that supports various software RAID models and a Web user interface. The server supports access from Windows machines, Apple Macs, FTP, SSH, and Network File System (NFS), and it takes up less than 16MB of disk space on a hard drive or removable media.

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