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  • The Linux desktop: Dual booting, drivers and printers

    Discover how to set up a dual boot with different flavors of Linux or Linux and Windows on a laptop, as well as where to go for your wireless and printer drivers. 

  • Don't go binary for your Linux desktop drivers

    Binary drivers only hurt those who are looking for device support for their Linux desktop, says one of the co-authors of the "Linux Administration Handbook." Find why it's better to better to purchase devices that specifically market their Linux supp... 

  • ActiveSync standards will cause ripples in wireless market

    In this interview, Scalix's open source programs director describes calendaring standards, discusses the difficulties companies encounter due to a lack of TNEF support and explains how SyncML will affect interoperability standards. 

  • Open source databases place pressure on Oracle, SQL Server

    Open source RDBMS PostgreSQL is making its way into business' software portfolios. Find out where PostgreSQL is best put to use and why businesses prefer a big name product. 

  • The Linux desktop: Browser and distro security tips

    Don't be fooled. Firefox is no more secure than Opera or Internet Explorer, says security expert James Turnbull. The author of "Hardening Linux" explains why distro security can be subjective, what basic steps users can take to protect themselves fr... 

  • Google Spreadsheets review

    Take a sneak peek of Google's Spreadsheet offerings, which include convenient file sharing and editing capabilities for those moments when you're away from your computer. 

  • Bridging the gap between Office and OpenOffice

    Learn how to use OpenOffice features such as the Draw tool, tabbed headers and footers and custom create your own palette colors. Pick up helpful file sharing tips and see how Microsoft Office documents are completely compatible with OpenOffice. 

  • Managing multiple desktops in KDE

    Ever felt like you had a million applications open at once and no way to easily juggle them? Virtual desktops are the answer! In this tip, Mike McCallister explains how to use virtual desktops with KDE. 

  • YaST: Setting up a local SUSE Linux update server

    Find out how Novell's SUSE Linux YaST utility can set up your client and server machines to collect updates as well as acting as the installation source for your desktops. 

  • Ogg Vorbis: Music to your ears

    The author of "Linux Multimedia Hacks" recommends using OS music player Amarok, explains why Ogg Vorbis has superior sound quality to the MP3 format and offers a handy audio hack.