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Setting up and managing an APT repository with reprepro

If you are writing software for Debian GNU/Linux or deratives like Ubuntu then setting up an APT repository is a very useful thing to do. It's often not possible to get your software into the official repositories of already released distributions. Setting up an APT repository for your users makes it very easy for them to keep up-to-date with the latest version of your software, far easier than providing .deb's as downloads on your website.

Take Back the Field - FireFox crop circle

Does the sudden appearance of a FireFox crop circle imply which browser extraterrestrials prefer? We don't know, but it was still fun to make!

Intel Releases Next Generation Open Source Graphics Driver

The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of free software drivers for the IntelĀ® 965 Express Chipset family graphics controller. Designed to support advanced rendering features in modern graphics APIs, this chipset family includes support for programmable vertex, geometry, and fragment shaders. These drivers include support for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation Intel graphics architecture.

[Let's hope that AMD now follows by open sourcing the ATI drivers - Sander]

Easy local and remote backup of your home network

I hate making backups by hand. It costs a lot of time and usually I have far better things to do. Luckily GNU/Linux comes with all the tools you need to backup your machines automatically and wide availability of broadband make it possible to have remote backups as well — to a friend's place for example.

This article will show you how to set up fast, fully automated local and remote backups for a small home network using standard GNU/Linux tools.

WGA and Activation Failures Don't Faze Redmond

While Microsoft insists that problems with the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program are much overblown -- claiming last week that "only a fraction of a percent" of the systems that fail the WGA verification are actually legal -- Microsoft's customers keep saying otherwise.

A story about how WGA problems is driving at least one business owner to look into Linux. Interesting tidbit: apparently Microsoft is asking $149 if you wish to re-activate XP in a hurry and avoid the helpdesk hassles. - Sander

Hearts for GNOME project announcement

Hearts for GNOME is an implementation of the classic card game for the GNOME desktop, featuring configurable rulesets and editable computer opponents to satisfy widely diverging playing styles.

[The Editor-in-Chief of Lxer apologizes for the delay in this announcement. I had promised it would run much earlier than this. - dcparris]

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