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Story Ark Linux 2006.1 Review srlinuxx 21/08/2006 - 8:12pm
Story Must-Haves For The Linux Road Warrior srlinuxx 21/08/2006 - 8:13pm
Story A walk in the park with Puppy Linux srlinuxx 1 22/08/2006 - 9:47am
Story PCLinuxOS 0.93a Full Edition Released srlinuxx 21/08/2006 - 11:39pm
Story Immanuel: KDE Introduces New Server srlinuxx 21/08/2006 - 11:37pm
Story The Open-source Community's Call To Arms srlinuxx 21/08/2006 - 11:36pm
Story Troubleshooting Mistakes srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 3:08am
Story Disk Encryption Tools for Linux and benchmark results srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 3:09am
Story Using Linux in a Windows World srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 3:11am
Story Grapple - Open Source Network Layer Released srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 11:50am

Linux and automotive: reaching a tipping point

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Linux

Linux has always been suspect when it comes to automotive applications.

The general belief was that safety-critical automotive applications required a deterministic, real-time operating system. Linux just didn't cut it for telematics or under-the-hood applications. OEMs relied on proprietary OS companies for their solutions.

Suse Linux ThinkPad Targets Chip Designers

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SUSE

Lenovo Group will immediately begin selling and supporting a high-end model of its ThinkPad laptop with Novell's latest desktop version of SUSE Linux installed, the two companies announced recently. The new laptop is aimed at electronics engineers and chip designers.

FSG Launches Tools, LSB Developers Network With Linux Apps in Mind

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Interviews

To help spur the creation of a lot more applications for Linux, the Free Standards Group (FSG) and technical publishing firm O'Reilly Media have launched the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network (LDN), a developer's network loosely modeled after the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

KDE Conference in Zaragoza, Spain

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KDE

The Spanish KDE developers together with HispaLinux and ZaragozaWireless are organising a KDE Conference in Zaragoza, Spain on 4th and 5th of November. The talks will be in Spanish and the entrance is free.

How I triple booted my x60 with Ubuntu, XP and Vista and got to repair my MBR too!

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HowTos

Today I successfully installed Vista on my ibm X60 after obtaining a copy of RC2. I also installed Office 2007 Beta. Now I’ve got a triple boot IBM x60 that’s almost too cool for me to type on.

Also: How to restore Grub to your MBR using the Ubuntu 6.06 live cd

Daniel Lyons (Forbes) vendetta against Richard Stallman

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OSS

I just read this article in Frobes.com, the article intentionally tries to portray Richard Stallman and te FSF, in a negative light. This became clear to me in the first few paragraphs when the author refers to Stallman and the FSF as “He and a band of anarchist acolytes”. At another point it says:

Apache Geronimo and the Spring Framework, Part 3

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Linux

Extend the Apache Geronimo application you created in Part 2 of this six-part tutorial series. In this installment, you'll learn how to let the integrated technologies -- like Spring Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and Spring Data Access Objects (DAO) APIs --

GPLv3: What the Hackers Said

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OSS

When I wrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in the comments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers - the ones actually involved in the discussions - for their thoughts on the matter.

Linux Basics - How to use Cron to automate just about anything including backups

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HowTos

Cron is one of those little programs that can change the world. It’s a scheduling progam, meaning that you can give it instructions such as ‘at 10:45am on every Monday run this program’ and it will faithfully wait until the appointed time to do what you asked it. Why is this useful?

Make time for GnoTime

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Software

GnoTime, the GNOME Time Tracker, is a lightweight task/time tracking tool. It's easy to use and not overloaded with project management features, but it suffers from weak reporting tools.

Guide to Instant Messenger Clients

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Software

Communication is important to most people. Since the late 1990s, Instant Messaging (IM) has become an increasingly popular way to stay in touch with friends and loved ones. We’ll be covering the most-used mainstream IM clients and services so that you can decide who’s using what and which one you should use.

Firefox 2.0 on Mirrors Now

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Moz/FF

Although still not announced officially, tarballs are beginning to hit the mirrors. This release was expected to be announced tomorrow. Get yours HERE.

Ubuntu 6.10 Release Candidate Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Coming out on October 26, 2006 is the final release of Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft -- along with all of the Ubuntu derivatives. While it has only been six months since the belated release of Dapper Drake 6.06, Edgy Eft has shaped up very nicely. Here at Phoronix we have taken a look at the design advancements found in the Ubuntu 6.10 Release Candidate.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 174

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: New releases from Fedora Project and Ubuntu, changes at Xandros, introduction to LiMux and BeaFanatIX, Firefox

  • First Looks: Xen Demo CD 3.0.3
  • Released last week: VLOS 1.3, DeLi Linux 0.7.1
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10
  • New additions: Rails Live CD, Shift Linux
  • New distribution: BeaFanatIX
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Playstation 3: 24 Things You Must Know

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Gaming

With all the hoopla and wahoo getting passed around like a hot potato, it can be difficult to keep things in perspective. It's also easy for little details to get lost in the shuffle. Have no fear, though, because GamePro, is to the rescue with a handy cheat sheet of little known facts and new information about Sony's Cadillac of a console.

The Internet browser is the new OS

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Software

It's been 10 years since a barefoot Marc Andreessen graced the cover of Time magazine and trumpeted how the browser would make the operating system irrelevant. By uttering the unthinkable, he brought the ire of Bill Gates down on Netscape. Now, Netscape as a Web powerhouse is gone and Andreessen is no longer a magazine cover boy. Yet his vision of computing through a browser window turns out to have been prescient, if premature.

SSH dynamic port forwarding with SOCKS

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HowTos

SSH allows you to forward ports from one machine to another, tunnelling traffic through the secure SSH connection. However, forwarding an individual port still requires you to change where your program connects, telling it to use a non-standard port on localhost rather than the standard port on the remote machine, and it requires a separate port forward for each machine you want to access. Dynamic port forwarding via SOCKS provides a more convenient alternative.

A brief look at Slackware 11.0

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Reviews
Slack

When you hear the name Slackware, you are at once transported to a world where Linux users feel more at home in setting the configurations by editing ordinary text files. In fact the credo of Slackware is to keep it as simple as possible.

Distribution Release: Wolvix 1.0.5

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Linux

Kenneth Granerud has announced a brand new release of Wolvix, a desktop-oriented live CD based on Slackware Linux: "After nearly five months of development, Wolvix 1.0.5 is finally ready for release."

Mark Shuttleworth: UbuntuWorld 2007 in the USA?

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Ubuntu

Now we’re thinking of having a “user and business” conference, aimed at bringing together the people who deploy and manage Ubuntu in the real world (well, in the USA in particular, but let’s think globally) with those who help to produce it. The big question is - who would want to come?

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