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Defending Australia without defending war: Alternatives to the Australia-US Alliance

This article describes, among other things, the relationship of the property development industry with war. The Independent Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) recently asked for public submissions to its “People’s Inquiry Exploring the case for an Independent and Peaceful Australia.” It called for a “a people's-led national conversation about the US-Australia Alliance, including the social, political, military and defence, economic and environmental impacts.” The concept of a “people’s inquiry” implies a new attempt at democratic representation, assuming that Australians cannot be sure of being represented in a government-run inquiry, which will always be influenced by powerful groups. This article is based on my submission.

School computers: No more Windows licence fees - a plug-in Linux-based solution

Inside see video for the non-technical. This article is about a new free and open source software solution for schools that cuts down radically on power and hardware - therefore on cost. Userful Corporation, which calls itself "the global leader in Linux desktop virtualization", has released the next generation of it's Userful MultiSeat™ solution which it describes as turning "one Linux computer into multiple high performance independent computer stations using the HP t200 thin client. At $99 including the keyboard and mouse, the HP t200 is the worlds lowest cost thin client device."

How to install flash multimedia plug-in on your Konqueror web browser running on Debian Linux

Adapted from Linux Forums

The flash plugin is available from 2 different packages: one called "flashplugin-nonfree" from the "non-free" section of the official Debian repository, or the other commonly known is the one by Christian Marillat, which is called "flashplayer-mozilla".

For details on how to add the Marillat repository (in your /etc/apt/sources.list file) :

As for making it work, ... Konqueror will scan the Mozilla plugins. If not, just go in Konqueror options and do a manual plugins scan ("plugins" section of the options).

Once you have added the Marillat's repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file, you simply type:

apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla

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