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Matt Asay: Who cares about the Novell/Microsoft patent deal?

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SUSE

Not their customers, apparently. Matthew Aslett got to talk with a joint Novell/Microsoft guinea pig (I mean, customer Smile, HSBC, and the support for the IP indemnity is underwhelming, at best: "Its a nice to have. I dont think it was a main feature for me, but its nice to have."

GNOME 2.18 (Simply Beautiful)

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Software

GNOME 2.18 is out, on time as usual. The top-class free desktop for the masses looks and feels better than ever. This is another progressive release in our road to perfection. It integrates another load of improvements done in the visual design, the performance of the desktop components, and the growing collection of integrated applications.

VirtualBox update

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Software

Innotek released a new version of its virtual machine VirtualBox. The minor update features important bug fixes and useful adjustments which are especially useful on Linux.

When I tested VirtualBox for the first time I was pretty excited. Since then Innotek has released two minor versions featuring several important bugfixes, small features and adjustments.

Use open source Subversion for personal document management

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HowTos

There is an open source version control system, or revision control system, known as Subversion (svn for short) that has rapidly become a favorite of developers. It enjoys an excellent reputation and a wealth of free, online documentation, as well as a growing body of published texts on the subject of its efficient and practical use.

Bringing Web-based applications offline

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Software

The Web 2.0 mantra suggests that you forget desktop applications and embrace AJAXified browser-based apps that you can run from any OS, anywhere, as long as you have a speedy connection to the Internet. But what about times when you can't get online? Firefox, Opera, and others are looking to make it possible run applications offline, anytime, anywhere.

A Decade of Linux & Increasingly Stronger

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Linux

The GNU Manifesto, the internet, and the Open Source movement represent a landmark, joining the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. Linux, produced by patient hard work, has made remarkable progress during the past decade, and is well positioned for substantial growth.

KDE 4 to be Released in October

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KDE

Hereby we, the Release Team, present a draft KDE 4.0 Release roadmap which has
been discussed on our mailinglist the past few weeks. It's an optimistic schedule
that aims to release in late October, based on 3 Beta's and 2 release candidates.

KDE 4.0 Roadmap
===============

Milestone: Subsystem Freeze
Date: 1 April 2007

Milestone: Alpha Release + kdelibs soft API Freeze

Ubuntu's Easy Business Server

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Ubuntu

On top of the migration-assistant and other features being worked on by Ubuntu developers for future releases, one of the items that has been on the table for a while is an Ubuntu Easy Business Server.

ReactOS on The Windows Tail

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OS

For more than a decade, open source developers have been trying to clone Windows. The latest release of ReactOS 0.3.1 gets them closer than ever before, but don't expect open source Vista just yet. Now, the devs are aiming to be as compatible with Windows 2003 as possible.

The new Debian etch release schedule

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Linux

After a few months of delay, then, this gives us enough information to
regroup and offer a new projected release timeline. The good news is
that we have not been sitting idle for the past months; many more RC
bugs have been fixed... and found... and fixed since the last release
update, and there have been good upgrade and install reports, which

Why the Office Format Wars are Not Over

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OSS

Gone are the days when free software could blithely ignore what was happening in the world of proprietary code. The two approaches are now inextricably intertwined as more and more users and companies choose to run both. One paradoxical consequence of this is that as free software becomes more widely deployed, Microsoft's impact on it becomes greater.

It’s five o’clock somewhere… and v.5 is everywhere.

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Linux

We’ve got our party hats on ’cause it’s time to celebrate. Today, Red Hat announced the general availabilty of the newest member of the family, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. In case you somehow missed the big splash, we’ve got the highlights.

From redhat.com:

  • Read about the newest features, for both server and desktop deployments.

Novell approves 'Windows cheaper than Linux' statement

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SUSE

Novell has issued a joint press release with Microsoft, in which HSBC, a customer of joint technology from the two companies, claims that Windows has a lower total cost of ownership than Linux.

The press release, issued late on Wednesday, announced that UK-based bank HSBC has agreed to adopt technology from Novell and Microsoft's recently announced partnership.

Why Linux Isn't the Answer to Dell's Problems

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Linux

Despite years of success, Dell has fallen on hard times. The company that practically reinvented the way people buy computers has been under-performing, and investors are worried. The company has been losing market share and no longer has the edge it once had over competitors like HP and Gateway.

Disappointments with Corporate Desktop 4 BETA

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MDV
Reviews

If Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 is a fine product which I warmly recommend to anyone — I actually liked it from the beginning — things are different with Mandriva Corporate Desktop 3.0 BETA (look for download links here).

How To Configure Web Access To Subversion Repositories Using Apache

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BSD
HowTos

This guide is going to describe the steps to get the mod_dav_svn module to work on an Apache web server. First I will assume that we do not have Apache and Subversion installed on our FreeBSD box, in a second part I will explain how to add the module using our current installation.

Novell Crushes Windows in Schools

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SUSE

Do these numbers make sense to you - $2,500 versus $100,000? This is the price difference felt between migrating over to Linux or instead, upgrading to the next version of Windows. What's interesting is that I’m noticing that more often than not Novell is the company making this possible for schools.

Four weeks with Ubuntu Linux on the desktop. Part 2: Down the rabbit hole.

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Ubuntu

If you’ve never installed a modern Linux distribution and you’re worried about how difficult it will be because you’ve heard awful stories about the process, let me assure you that it is as easy as pie. Easier, probably, now that I think about trying to actually make a pie.

Linux on a Plane: What a Pain!

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Linux

My wife and I recently came back from a business trip from Paris, and even though we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it was a long week of living out of a suitcase, and when we boarded the plane after twelve security checks in the airport, we were both ready to try to relax and not think about the jetlag that would result from our long flight back home.

Mark Shuttleworth: Pre-installing Linux

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Linux

There’s been a tremendous level of interest in the fact that pre-installed Linux (in the form of Ubuntu | Fedora | OpenSuSE) is the #1 rated suggestion on Dell’s IdeaStorm. On the face of it, there is little question that Linux pre-installation is popular with customers. Why, then, is it so difficult to buy a PC in the US or Europe that has Linux (and ideally Linux alone) on the hard drive?

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