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Getting started with GRUB

http://enterprise.linux.com

When you power on your computer, the first software that runs is a bootloader that invokes the computer's operating system. GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, is an integral part of many Linux systems. It starts the Linux kernel. Here's some background on GRUB, and some tips on installing and configuring the software.

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Compiz and Beryl Future

http://www.phoronix.com

Among the items [Quinn Storm and David Reveman] are planning next for the Compiz/Beryl project are new interfaces for applications, retained rendering interfaces, incrementally replace X11, standard API, and collaboration important. No new name has yet been decided for the merged Compiz and Beryl merge, but the merger should be completed within the next few months.

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Feed your content cravings with Liferea

http://community.linux.com

A news aggregator eliminates the need for surfing the Web as much. Instead of going to all the Web pages you have bookmarked to read your favorite blogs, news, or media presentations, you can simply add an RSS/RDF or Atom syndication format to Liferea and have all the news feeds at your command.

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Open source: New target of malware?

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

The recent OpenOffice worm may be a sign that malware writers are starting to target the increasingly popular open-source software, industry experts say.

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VNC over SSH : securing the remote desktop

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com

I was discussing VNC this afternoon with some students and the question came up on how to secure VNC. As you may have noticed most network protocols do not have much for built in security. Many rely on other programs for their network security needs, such as ssh. This is also the case with VNC.

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The second object era and open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

With the rise of open source, objects are back. Big-time. Many great open source projects are built on objects, small programs which developers then use to create their installations.

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Develop your own weather maps and alerts

http://www.ibm.com

Traditional weather reports will give notice of vague forecasts and severe weather alerts in your general area. The code and tools presented in this article will allow you to create precise detection zones so you can receive a page, SMS, or e-mail a few minutes before a precipitation event is likely to occur at the monitored location.

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How to Change / Setup bash custom prompt (PS1)

http://www.cyberciti.biz

So how do you setup, change and pimp out Linux / UNIX shell prompt?

Most of us work with a shell prompt. By default most Linux distro displays hostname and current working directory. You can easily customize your prompt to display information important to you.

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iTunes in Linux

http://pimpyourlinux.com

Yesterday, Apple computer released Safari for windows, proving that the company does have the desire to expand their enterprise and myriad programs to other platforms. However, they so far have neglected the Linux user. Will apple release iTunes for Linux? Not anytime soon. So what solutions does the open source community have?

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10 Open Source Apps for Enterprise Users

http://www.intranetjournal.com

In articles past, we have examined both the up-and-coming open source projects to watch, and which open source applications you simply cannot live without. But where does this leave the enterprise user? Often times, the need of the enterprise user differs from that of the home-office/small-office worker.

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GNOME vs KDE (satire, with poll)

http://onlineapps.newsvine.com

People have been arguing about which Linux desktop environment is better for years. However, we need a "rational" way to decide. So, I've put together a list of things to compare the two.

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Alternative GUIs: SymphonyOS

http://www.tuxmachines.org

We're all familiar with the "big two" desktops for Linux — KDE and GNOME. Of course, there are many more to choose from. SymphonyOS is a departure from the normal desktop interface.

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Tune Boot-Up-Manger for better performance of Ubuntu

http://www.zolved.com

Ubuntu does not come with a graphical tool to disable services. The Boot-Up-Manager (BUM) is the most comprehensive and user-friendly tool for Ubuntu.

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It's Time to Consider Open Source Software, Part 1

http://www.linuxinsider.com

In 1985, Richard Stallman released "The GNU Manifesto," in which he proclaimed a golden rule: One must share computer programs. Software vendors required him to agree to license agreements that forbade sharing programs with others, but he refused to "break solidarity" with other computer users whom he assumed also wanted to use free software.

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How to cleanup your GNOME registry?

http://www.linuxinsight.com

While GNOME registry size isn't nowhere near the size of Windows registry, and thus shouldn't slow your computer too much, it's still nice to have a tool that cleans unused and obsolete entries.

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