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Microsoft makes false and nebulous IP claims (again)

One of the most often convicted organized criminal associations (microsoft) has made false accusations of intellectual property rights violations by the Linux community.Yes I do consider microsoft to be an organized criminal association. Why? Organized: Functioning within a formal structure, as in the coordination and direction of activities. Criminal: Guilty of crime Association: a collection of persons who have joined together for a certain objectNote to shareholders of MSFT shares. SELL!Steve Balmer (The don) has shot his mouth off, yet again, blabbering about someone stole something at the same time they are probably in the middle of yet another lawsuit they will loose (or settle; which means the same thing to me). Maybe it's time for those of us in the Linux community who make our living from Linux, BSD or OpenOffice.org software to file a class action lawsuit to get this crazy monkey-boy, chair throwing narcissistic bozo to shut the f*ck up for a change.

Please disable the users saUQnuauflrLRj and ktonrereyc

The users saUQnuauflrLRj and ktonrereyc (probably some sort of a script) are poisoning this site.

Someone needs to impliment a filter for this site.

Please impliment a filter. The site is being over-run with posts by netbots of some sort advertising pharmacy related terms.

How To Back Up MySQL Databases Without Interrupting MySQL

This article describes how you can back up MySQL databases without interrupting the MySQL service. Normally, when you want to create a MySQL backup, you either have to stop MySQL or issue a read lock on your MySQL tables in order to get a correct backup; if you do not do it this way, you can end up with an inconsistent backup. To get consistent backups without interrupting MySQL, I use a little trick: I replicate my MySQL database to a second MySQL server, and on the second MySQL server I use a cron job that creates regular backups of the replicated database. http://www.howtoforge.com/back_up_mysql_dbs_without_interruptions



Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme. This walkthrough shows how to install it. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntustudio_7.04


  I tried to install kubuntu linux os and at a certain point,an error message appeared on the screen. Error-KDesktop:" the process for the file protocol died unexpectedly". And it hanged up there. Please what  do I do to solve this problem?


Very New to Linux

I'd like to start by saying hello to everyone and thanks for any help I can get.  I'm new to the Linux world and I joined because Windows is getting too boring anymore.  I can't really use it for what I need and thus, I was directed to Ubuntu.  I'm on 7.04 Feisty Fawn and have been fidgeting with it for a few weeks.  I've attempted to install my own VPN on my own and with help.  Both times failed.  The second time almost succeeded.  I had a friend that knew a bit about Linux work with it.  He was remoted in via SSH and doing his own thing.  I couldn't watch, thus couldn't learn.  Something didn't work and I had no clue what it was.What I'm asking for is if there is anyone out there that can really sit down and help me with this VPN thing.  I've been at it for about two or three weeks now and have come up with zero success.  If there is anyone that can help me or direct me towards a very detailed tutorial, I'd be greatly appreciative.

Ubuntu won't install, freezes after certain point.

Alright, so I got another laptop today.Previously, I have installed my 6.06 version of Ubuntu on my new laptop. This laptop that I got today at an auction is a Dell Latitute with Windows Xp installed on it. I get the Ubuntu CD to boot properly but eventually, during the installation it goes to a black screen with a blinking white horizontal cursor. After it sits there a while, I see a mouse cusor pop up, then the screen turns a sort of reddish-brown color and I hear the start up sound. Eventually something pops up that is called the "Windows Manager" and thats when the mouse cursor stops moving.Eventually the screen turns completely black and I haven't got passed that.Any ideas?

NFS Server and Client Configuration in Ubuntu

NFS was developed at a time when we weren’t able to share our drives like we are able to today - in the Windows environment. It offers the ability to share the hard disk space of a big server with many smaller clients. Again, this is a client/server environment. While this seems like a standard service to offer, it was not always like this. In the past, clients and servers were unable to share their disk space.

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Automatix2 Setup in Debian Etch

Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial shows people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntu7.04

online video i.e. CNN, weather.com, etc.

How do I set Kubuntu Fiesty Fawn to open online video links? I'm using Firefox and Swiftfox.