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Story Red Hat's Virtualization Plan Enters Next Phase srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 8:28pm
Story openSUSE Factory is Now Open srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 8:26pm
Story Amarok 2.2 development, one week in srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 8:25pm
Story New Firefox Icon: Q&A srlinuxx 1 18/06/2009 - 8:22pm
Story How Do We Introduce FOSS and Linux to Those Who Resist It? srlinuxx 1 18/06/2009 - 7:04pm
Story The Three Faces of Fedora 11, Part 3: Xfce srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 5:59pm
Story Canonical shut down Ubuntu SE store srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 4:01pm
Story Having Yum for Breakfast srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 3:58pm
Story On Novell srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 3:55pm
Story Fedora 12 Release Schedule and Goals srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 3:53pm

Mail with Nail

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HowTos

I do almost everything in text mode when working with Linux. Some tasks -- such as browsing the Web and reading email -- are harder to do satisfactorily at the console. I use Firefox to browse the Web, but finally I found a good tool to quickly access my mail in text mode.

Linux substitutes for "most wanted" Windows-only software

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Software

Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, and Macromedia Dreamweaver continue to run 1-2-3 in the balloting, according to the online survey currently in progress on Novell's CoolSolutions community website. Free and open-source software (FOSS) already available for Linux that have similar feature sets to Photoshop.

SAP: Open-source rivals won't make the cut

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OSS

A wave of consolidation is sweeping the information technology industry, and many open-source business applications will be left behind when customers pare down their suppliers, an SAP executive predicted Wednesday.

Novell's New CTO Says Linux Desktop Is Ripe for Adoption

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SUSE

Novell's new CTO Jeff Jaffe is very bullish on the outlook for the Linux desktop going forward, saying he believes it is on the cusp of a significant adoption wave.

Should 'halt' call 'shutdown'?

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Linux

The purpose of 'shutdown' is to bring the system down cleanly. It should kill off user processes gently (starting with SIGTERM so that processes that trap that can clean up open files, etc.) and it should then have 'init' change run levels so that appropriate scripts can run to do other cleanup. This is all to the good. But should traditional commands be perverted to prevent naive users from damaging systems?

Host websites on your local machine using Apache websever

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HowTos

What is interesting about Apache is its stability and scalability which makes it possible to serve even very high traffic web sites without any hitch. It also helps that it comes with an unbeatable price (free). Here I will explain how one can set up Apache web server to serve ones web pages from your machine.

Open source writers wary of Oracle’s real intentions

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OSS

Larry Ellison has just sent a ripple of excitement and fear through the open source software world. The chief executive of Oracle staked out a position in one of the fastest-growing corners of the tech industry on Tuesday with the acquisition of Sleepycat Software.

Embedded Linux company woos Red Hatter

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Linux

Specifix, a company that customizes Linux for embedded computing devices, has hired its new chief operating officer from Red Hat, Specifix said Wednesday.

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JasperSoft Launches Global Preferred Partner Program

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News

JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence reporting, today announced the JasperSoft Preferred Partner Program, a network of global solution and technology partners and consultants who provide value-added products and services for both JasperReports and JasperDecisions. The program allows ISVs and consultants to capitalize on the growing demand for localized technical expertise and support as JasperSoft’s open source technology continues to gain more market share and widespread adoption with more than one million downloads worldwide to date.

Linus: read-up on your GPL 3.0

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OSS

Linus may have it wrong on digital rights management (DRM), but it's the vague wording and confusing concepts - like what is meant by a "derivative work" - that is causing the real headaches over the next General Public License (GPL).

Linux Desktop 10 to offer better MS Office, OpenOffice integration

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SUSE

Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell Inc.'s director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE).

Using strace to debug application errors

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HowTos

Recently I inheritted ownership of an SVN server which was misbehaving. Trying to determine why it wasn't working correctly involved a few hours of testing, careful thought, and caffeine. Eventually I got it working correctly using the often-overlooked tool strace.

PCs for the poor: Which design will win?

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Hardware

It's easy to list the benefits of bringing inexpensive computers to the billions of people who live in rural villages and urban centers in the developing world. Recently, some new ideas have come to the forefront. Here's a quick rundown of their pros and cons.

Linux, Unix Players Beef Up Security

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Linux

As expected, archrivals Sun, Red Hat and Novell unveileed major security improvements for their respective Unix and Linux platforms this week.

Master iptables with GUI Firewall Builders

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HowTos

I believe that any network or system administrator who wishes to maintain an iptables firewall should learn iptables well, and be able to easily whip up a basic firewall from scratch. But learning how to do this is the tricky part, so this is where firewall builder programs earn their beans. With a firewall building utility you can get a functioning firewall up and running, and have scripts and rulesets to study.

Open-Xchange Launches Comprehensive Feature Upgrade

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Linux

Open-Xchange, Inc. today announced a comprehensive feature update for Open-Xchange Server 5 to be released next month. Customers get access to more than 100 improvements, all of which are designed to improve the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software.

Design a custom network install image with Instalinux

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Reviews

Former Hewlett-Packard employee Chris Slater has created Instalinux.com, a site based on HP's Linux Common Operating Environment (LinuxCOE) System Designer. Instalinux lets you build a custom Linux boot image and perform network installs quickly, especially when you have several machines with the same requirements. I tested Instalinux recently, with good results.

Welcome To The World Of Drive-Through Law Offices

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Humor

In what could be the First Sign of the Apocalypse, a Utah entrepreneur has opened the world's first drive-through law office. With the ability to serve six lanes of traffic at the same time, the new "Stop 'N Sue" center hopes to make filing for a lawsuit as easy as picking up a hamburger.

How to Use MD5

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HowTos

An important part of data recovery is knowing that the data which is stored is correct. This process is generally easier said than done, after all, how can you tell that data is complete and accurate? As important as this is, it is not something you would think can be easily accomplished without lots of time or some very fancy equipment.

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