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What HP Should Do With WebOS?

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The Palm Pre line of smartphones and the new TouchPad tablet computer, are very good products, but they have not been doing well in the market place. Apple, with iPhone and the iPad, has a near choke-hold on that market segment.

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Kaspersky study finds Adobe software is biggest security risk

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Before casually clicking on that "Install Adobe Flash Player/Reader" button, think twice. Then don't do it! You'll be inviting every cracker and his dog to invade your network.

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Feature preview of Fedora 16 installer

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Fedora 16 is more than two months away from final, stable release, but pre-Alpha installation ISO images have been floating around. News from the Fedora camp have already indicated that btrfs will be the default file system on Fedora 16, joining the ranks of MeeGo, the first (Linux) distribution to use btrfs as the default file system.

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TLWIR 12: Libreoffice 3.4.2, NASA, and the Asus X101

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This week’s edition of The Linux Week in Review maintains a focus on one of the core principles of success: keeping it simple and stupid. Every situation does not call for us to have a PhD in computer science, or Bill Gates’ bank account. Often times, simple is better. Libreoffice can perform what most businesses need at a great price: free.

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Announcing my first e-book "AWK One-Liners Explained"

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I just wrote my first e-book ever about AWK one-liners. AWK one-liners are programs that fit on one line and do one thing, such as, numbering lines, printing certain lines, finding sums, etc. The book is 50 pages long and contains 70 well explained one-liners.

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Sustitution with sed

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The Linux utility sed provides a great way to substitute text strings in a file. Using the "s" option and by listing the current string and the string to use as the new text allows sed to perform this task.

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Measure tomcat Performance with JMeter

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The advantage of using JMeter is that you can use it to create a graph which is visually more appealing to many administrators.

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TLWIR 11: Old PCs, Patent Wars and The Humble Bundle

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Free software evangelists take pride in spreading the news about freedom and open source. They inform those that still feel locked into the old software distribution systems. The days of computer users being bogged down with virus-infested, bloated, and locked down systems are quickly coming to an end.

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Line Addressing in sed

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sed can select lines in a file that can be individually modified, printed or deleted. sed is able to select and number any of lines within a file.

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Mandriva Desktop 2011 pre-release screenshot review

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The last of the pre-releases of Mandriva Desktop 2011, Mandriva Desktop 2011 RC 2, was made available for download yesterday, just one day behind schedule. It, of course, looks better, runs better, than the previous pre-release, which I previewed here.

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How to Run Scripts at Ubuntu Server Startup

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There are three ways to start applications when the Ubuntu server starts; upstart jobs, backward compatible system-V scripts and using rc.local. This article will provide examples of how to make it work.

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How To Completely Customize Your KDE Wallpaper

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KDE for Linux comes with plenty of customization options that exist on all distributions, adding to the uniform beauty of KDE. All of the great customization options can be found in the System/Desktop Settings area, where you can quite literally tweak everything without needing to install a separate program to do the job, as is often necessary with the GNOME desktop.

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Sabayon 6 GNOME review

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Sabayon is a multi-purpose, Linux distribution based on Gentoo, with support for binary package installation. Sabayon 6 is the latest stable release and installation images for the E17, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, and Xfce desktop environments have been released.

The KDE edition has already been reviewed. This article is a review of the GNOME edition, using a 32-bit installation image.

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3 graphical clients for managing the Uncomplicated FireWall

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ufw, the Uncomplicated FireWall, is Ubuntu’s user-friendly, command line frontend to IPTables, the command line utility for managing Netfilter, the firewall application built into the Linux kernel. It is installed not just on Ubuntu, but also on all Ubuntu-based distributions. As simple to use as ufw is, a graphical interface is even better, especially for new users.

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Who and What Is On My Network? Probing Your Network with Linux

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Today we're going to explore the fine fun world of network discovery and find out who is on our network without ever leaving our comfortable chairs.

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