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Pepping up OOo Writer documents with sparklines

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HowTos

Big graphs are not the only way to visualize data in a text document. Using a couple of tricks, you can spice up your OpenOffice.org Writer documents with sparklines -- word-sized graphs embedded into text. Developed by infographic guru Edward Tufte, sparklines provide a simple yet effective way of visualizing data directly in the text body of the document.

Zenwalk 4.0

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Linux
Reviews

It's no secret that I like Zenwalk - the lightweight attitude proves to be a refreshing change from many other distributions. However, thus far, I've been reluctant to recommend Zenwalk to users fairly new to Linux, or those that want things to just work. As the version number shows, Zenwalk has recently undergone some major changes - let's see what effect they have.

Tempting and Immoral: openSUSE 10.2

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I am puzzled. I was terribly sad at first when I read Nat Friedman's long interview in Linux Format Issue 87 (Christmas 2006). I was sad to see how a programming genius got corrupted by working on Mono... with Novell. That is, working... with Microsoft too, why not?

Red Hat on the NYSE: A big move for open source

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Linux

I spoke with Dion Cornett, VP of Investor Relations, Red Hat, this morning. As you may have heard, Red Hat is moving from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), starting tomorrow (December 12). It's a big move with big implications for open source, and I wanted to get more information on the reasons behind the move.

Debian Networking for Basic and Advanced Users

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HowTos

The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Comparing Files in Linux

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HowTos

Very often you will have different versions of the same file, and you need a way to find the exact difference between them. In particular, the diff and patch commands are very important to programmers who often distribute changes to an existing program in the form of a diff.

Installing FreeBSD 6.1 & Deploying a FreeBSD 6.1 Server

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BSD
HowTos

This article is to guide you thru the installation and system preparation for FreeBSD 6.1. After completion, this accompanying document will show the steps to take to deploy a FreeBSD server.

Build Apache Geronimo apps using JavaServer Faces Part 4

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OS

In this installment, Part 4, you'll learn how to use Apache Trinidad, the open source version of ADF Faces. Trinidad offers a set of complimentary components that will further enhance the interface of your JSF application.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 181

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: openSUSE 10.2 resources, Debian Etch delays, Ulteo Sirius, Mandriva and PC-BSD updates, fun with Firefox

  • Released last week: openSUSE 10.2, grml 0.9
  • Upcoming releases: SabayonLinux 3.2 "miniEdition"
  • New additions: Pioneer Linux
  • New distributions: deepOfix Messaging Server, Karoshi, Sidux
  • Reader comments

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

SELinux: Comprehensive security at the price of usability

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Linux

The benefit of SELinux is twofold. First, it replaces the user-based model with a policy-centric model. Every action, like running an application or reading and modifying data, is controlled by a security policy. Actions that violate the policy are denied. Additionally, SELinux compartmentalizes the various applications and processes running on the system. This not only helps in isolating a break-in, but also confines the damage caused by one compromised service.

Microsoft deal good for Linux - Novell SA chief

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SUSE

More Linux companies should look at striking a deal with Microsoft. This is the line from Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie who was speaking at the CITI Foss Forum in Cape Town last week.

Monitor your Debian/Ubuntu System with saidar

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HowTos

saidar is a curses-based application to display system statistics. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory,swap, network I/O and disks I/O along with their free space.

What Flavors of Linux Work Best for You?

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Linux

"Linux ... lends itself well to users with specific requirements," said Nate Melby, an instructor at Kaplan University's School of Information Systems and Technology. The real task is finding a distribution that suits a potential user's needs.

Preliminary hearing set for Hans Reiser today

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Reiser

A preliminary hearing is set for today for Hans Reiser -- the Oakland man charged with murder after his wife disappeared.

CLI Magic: Convert file names to a different encoding with convmv

Recent versions of most Linux distributions support non-English languages out of the box by using the Unicode standard. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that I was able to read and write in Greek -- my native language -- on a fresh Ubuntu Edgy Eft installation without any manual intervention. Unfortunately, my happiness lasted only until I tried to open files with Greek file names. Instead of Greek characters I saw garbage. Convmv is the right tool for that job.

Red Hat Dismisses Threat Posed by Oracle and Microsoft

Red Hat Inc's executive vice president of worldwide sales, Alex Pinchev, has dismissed the impact that Oracle Corp's entry into the Linux support business could have on Red Hat, insisting Oracle does not really know what it is doing.

Sun Microsystems - doing all it can to propagate its immense software wealth

It is true that at its core, Sun is a hardware company with the bulk of its revenue being generated from selling high end servers, workstations and storage solutions. But it has also invested heavily in developing robust software. And what is amusing is that it does not charge anything for most of the software it has developed and has been providing it free of cost. OpenOffice.org, Netbeans, Java and Solaris being a case to the point.

Book Review: OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks

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Reviews

I was recently offered the opportunity to review a copy of "OpenVPN - Building and integrating Virtual Private Networks" by Markus Feilner. This book covers everything from installing OpenVPN, configuring it, and using it in mixed environments. Read on for a review of this excellent book.

Between An Open Source Rock And A Microsoft Hard Place

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SUSE

Hovsepian was Novell's head honcho for only a few months when he inked a $442 million deal in November with Microsoft that covers Windows and Linux product integration, patent protection, and marketing. A short time after, all hell broke loose.

How to disable locking on lid-close (laptop) : Ubuntu

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Recently a friend of mine was asking how to disable locking (prompting for a password) after resuming from closing the laptop lid. I checked out some of the immediate places first. Maybe it was in “Power Options” or “Screensaver”. No. Where else would it be?

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