Installing the Flash Player 9 beta on Linux

UPDATE: the tutorial below is now out of date, as the final version of Flash Player 9 is now here! That means the beta will likely now be unavailable, and it's probably best to get the stable version. Please follow the final version tutorial. Thanks!

We have good news for all Linux users that have wanted to enjoy all that great Flash content on the web. For a while ...

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Mandriva Free 2007 - the FOSSwire review

Mandriva logo

For the first ever FOSSwire review, I'm going to take a look at the popular Linux distribution Mandriva; more specifically, their latest free-of-charge desktop outing Mandriva Free 2007.

Mandriva, originally called Mandrake, was born from the code of Red Hat 5.1 and its aim was to create a KDE-based Linux distribution (in those days KDE wasn't GPL, and Red Hat didn't want to include it for ...

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Understanding file permissions - Part 3

Note: This is a straight up rip of the tutorial of the same name from the Beginner’s Linux series on my personal blog (on my personal site), but it’s content is eminently suitable for FOSSwire readers, so I’ve re-posted it here. Enjoy!

Beginner's Linux

It's back! Well, it's about time for Part 3 of my file permissions tutorial. Just before we get stuck in to the gory ...

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KDE tip - make non-KDE apps look native

If you're a KDE user, like I am (don't start a war!), sometimes you want to use an application that isn't part of KDE (like Firefox) instead of its KDE equivalent.

Of course, this is Linux, that's easy to do, but the problem is that non-KDE apps can look really ugly running under KDE. Thankfully, there's a nice easy program that will paint GTK applications ...

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