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Power Saving with Linux

Regardless of the state of the economy, price of electricity, or proximity to Earth Day, saving power is always a good idea. Recent advances in the kernel have brought energy-saving to a new level for Linux systems, enabling better control over power usage at the processor and on the motherboard...
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Open Source Telephony with Asterisk

Most people think of Voice over IP (VoIP) in reference to software phones like those used by the popular Skype service, but the term encompasses any technology that lets people speak in real time across the Internet, including softphones on the low end and full replacements for multi-line office...
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Firefox 3 for Linux -Part 1 How to Install Firefox 3

Article Source Bright HubApril 30, 2009, 2:37 pm Desktop Linux News claims over 50% of it's readers use Firefox browser on their Linux machines. Obviously, this isn't a scientific poll, but it does reflect the popularity of Firefox. Read more to find out why Firefox is so popular, and how you...
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How To Use An mp3 Sort Script To Organize Your Media On Linux

Article Source Bright HubApril 28, 2009, 9:41 pm Organizing your .mp3 files may seem like an impossible task, but on Linux, it's as easy as a quick script. Here is a guide to how .mp3 sort scripts work and where to download and customize your own. Before You Begin... Many computer users find...
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Mozilla Calendar for Linux

The Mozilla project is best known for its widespread Firefox browser, a cross-platform, extensible, and open source Web tool used by millions. The project applied the same development model to building its email client Thunderbird, which shares many of the same underlying technologies and design...
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Flickr Clients on Linux

The Flickr photo-sharing Web site is popular not just for its social networking features, but because it makes its APIs available to outside software developers so it can be integrated into other applications. On Linux, several popular photography and graphics applications support Flickr, and...
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Linux Security Tools: A Primer

If you are new to the Linux operating system, then the whole of Linux security will be untapped territory to you. If you are migrating from Windows, you are most likely accustomed to the standard Firewall/Virus Protection/Malware Protection combinations. You're used to paying for security and you'...
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Firefox 3.0.10 Released

Article Source LWNApril 28, 2009, 6:42 am Â¬â  We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Firefox 3.0.x, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting "Check for...
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Ubuntu brings advanced Screen features to the masses

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 28, 2009, 5:28 am GNU Screen is a powerful terminal multiplexer that makes it easy for users to manage multiple sessions at the command line. It provides rudimentary window management capabilities in text-based environments and enables users to detach a...
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Oracle-Sun deal renews calls for OpenOffice.org's independence

Article Source ComputerWorldApril 27, 2009, 9:00 pm Oracle Corp.'s purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. announced last week is reviving calls for Sun's open-source OpenOffice.org suite to be spun out into an independent foundation. Oracle is one of the top corporate contributors to Linux and...
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