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Linux for Windows Systems Administrators

Linux for Windows Systems Administrators

With the advent of cloud computing and the growing popularity of the Linux open source platform for running the cloud, many system admins who are well versed and firmly established in the Microsoft Windows environment are finding themselves having the need to branch out further and further into the Linux hosting world.  Whether it is […]

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Linux Security Explained

Linux Security Explained

Some would arrogantly insist that the phrase “Linux Security” is an oxymoron, because they maintain that Linux is either totally immune to infections or Linux viruses don’t exist. NO OS is immune and there ARE Linux viruses in the wild (never mind that cross platform malware is becoming more common.) Granted, Linux malware is minimal, […]

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How to Make the Switch to Linux

How to Make the Switch to Linux

Right out of the gate, let me make a disclaimer here. This is NOT an advertisement nor am I “recruiting” Linux users. Indeed, if you’re satisfied with Windows, or any other “non-Linux OS”, and have absolutely no reason to switch . . . fine.  You’re likely better off sticking with what you’re comfortable with. However […]

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KDE 4.6 Review

KDE 4.6 Review

According to the KDE 4.6 road map, KDE 4.6 was released on January 26 of this year. I installed the plasma desktop and have about a week to play with KDE 4.6  and here is what I have found. I have included some KDE screenshots from my system. The KDE team has fixed thousands of […]

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Video and MP3 Support for Fedora Core 11

Video and MP3 Support for Fedora Core 11

With the release of Fedora Core 11 coming, you will need to know how to get Video Codecs and MP3 support. As always, the Fedora team is not releasing FC11 with MP3 support. I have a quick two lines on how you can get the support for all  your media content. First, you have to […]

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Looks are Everything

Looks are Everything

You always hear how stable Linux is but one of the great things about Linux is how awesome you can make it look. With a 3D card and Compiz there is no end to the configurations you can make. Compiz has a lot of functionality in it also, but the eye candy is what you […]

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Chrome Plays 2nd Fiddle for Mac and Linux

It comes at no surprise that the Mac OS and Linux will get their own Google Chrome browser, but not until June of 09. In hopes that Chrome would spend more development time releasing new extensions, it looks like this may slow the process up a bit with the development for the Mac OS and […]

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Free DVR with MythTV

Free DVR with MythTV

MythTV is a free Linux application which turns a computer with the necessary hardware into a network streaming digital video recorder, a digital multimedia home entertainment system, or Home Theater Personal Computer. It can be considered as a free and open source alternative to Tivo or Windows Media Center. If you have an old computer […]

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