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The birth of a FOSS application

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OSS

Late in 2005, my brother needed free, easy to use mailing list software to reach out to some 3,000 fans he acquired while touring the country with his band King Wilkie. I decided to roll my own under the GPL -- partially to give back to the FOSS community, partially to practice new programming techniques, and partially to provide a solution. What I learned may be as valuable as the software I helped create.

How to mount Novell network drives

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HowTos

One of the major requirements for running Ubuntu at work is that I need to be able to access our department network drives on Novell Netware servers. I thought this was going to be a difficult procedure, but as you will soon learn it is not hard at all.

openSUSE 10.2

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Reviews
SUSE

Despite being a little late, here is the review of the latest version of SUSE by its community - namely, openSUSE 10.2. openSUSE 10.2 is the latest release of the community project, after the somewhat disappointing 10.1 release.

Analyst likes the Novell/Microsoft deal

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It's no secret that many people in the Linux community dislike Novell's recent Microsoft partnership. To some analysts, though, the deal is a feather in Novell's market cap.

Installing Ubuntu Christian Edition

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Ubuntu

No, I’m not joking! Ubuntu Christian Edition (CE) (based on Ubuntu 6.10, ‘Edgy’) was a horror of an install, probably the worst Ubuntu install I’ve ever seen. Do you want to hear the sordid tale, that ends happily?

SeaMonkey 1.1 launched

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Software

THE OPEN SAUCE internet suite, SeaMonkey has just spawned a new version which promises everything but the kitchen sink.

Are open source obsessions healthy or useful?

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Since I began blogging about open source here at ZDNet I have learned there are two words I can use that guarantee traffic and controversy. SCO. Microsoft.

Interview with pcHDTV CEO/Founder Jack Kelliher

We sat down with Jack Kelliher, CEO/Founder of the Linux-focused hardware company pcHDTV, which markets, of course, HDTV cards. Jack has turned his love for Linux into a successful company and fills a niche within our community for high-quality multimedia hardware.

Novell launches Vista/Linux comparison site

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SUSE

Novell has just launched a Vista/Linux comparison site, in anticipation of the Jan. 31 arrival of the retail version of Windows Vista. Unsurprisingly, Novell's site reminds users that SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) is already here, and promotes it as the better upgrade for Windows business users.

Alixe 0.10 RC1 LiveCD Screenshots

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Linux

The Alixe 0.10 RC1 LiveCD is based upon SLAX 6.0 and ships with the Linux 2.6.19.3 kernel, GTK+ updates, and many more updates. It was an interesting time for us to try out Alixe 0.10 RC1 and it brings a fair amount of innovation to the table.

Those Screenshots

Use XML in DB2 SQL stored procedures

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Linux

This article discusses the use of XML in SQL stored procedures. Provided are numerous code examples to help demonstrate specific technical points. The examples provided are intended to aid your understanding, and therefore are as simplistic as possible.

Mandriva Linux Discovery 2007

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MDV
Reviews

The latest release of Mandriva Linux brings some interesting things to the table. In this review I'll cover Mandriva Linux Discovery, a version of Mandriva Linux geared towards newcomers that might not have used Linux before. New in this release is a 3D desktop, 32- and 64-bit versions, the inclusion of Transgaming's Cedega, and LinDVD.

FreeBSD 6.2: Polished, More Stable

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BSD

FreeBSD 6.2, one of the most popular versions of the free BSD Unix operating system, is out with new features and updates. It plugs holes and, in addition to the usual route of installing directly to a hard drive this time around, offers a LiveCD that can be used to rescue a broken system.

Connecting to office network using OpenVPN tunnel

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HowTos

I wrote this article because I think that it will be useful for the people that are using Debian GNU/Linux as their home desktop and want to connect to the corporate LAN protected by CheckPoint VNP-1/NG VPN server.

Has the free desktop revolution arrived?

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OSS

An oft-trumpeted home triumph in technology discussion sites is the conversion of friends or loved ones to a GNU/Linux desktop. “I was tired of fixing Windows on my kid's/grandmother's/in-law's computer, so I set up a Linux desktop. They love it! It's so easy to use, and I don't have to do anything to maintain it! No ad-ware or viruses, and best of all, it's free!” It sounds almost too good to be true.... has the free desktop revolution arrived?

Looking Glass meets Mandriva

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HowTos

Looking Glass is an open source development project based on and evolved from Sun Microsystems' Advanced Development division. It supports running unmodified existing applications in a 3D space, as well as APIs for 3D window manager and application development.

2007 Forecast: Open Source

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OSS

If I read the runes correctly, the hopes of many of the committed followers and proponents of Open Source have been disappointed by its progress in recent times. Admittedly, the attempt by SCO to stop Linux in its tracks (or get a royalty from its use) looks to have failed and last year saw Microsoft almost accommodating Open Source in a deal with Novell (but not without spreading a little FUD).

Fast and Secure FTP Server with Vsftpd in Debian

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vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.vsftpd is an FTP server, or daemon.

Pardus 2007, a couple of days later

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Linux
Reviews

I am now a couple of days later, with some more working experience in Pardus 2007. Using it "as a regular KDE user" was not a tremendous pain (remember, I am a GNOME user!), and the system had good performance and stability. Technically speaking, everything "just worked".

Also: Desktop Search: Why this is insane, actually

The Value of K3B: CD/DVD Burning Software

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Off late, in my ‘only-Linux’ binge, I’ve had to rely on Linux-only solutions for my work. The latest such attempt is using K3B for CD/DVD burning.

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