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Forecast: Novell Turns Another Page

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SUSE

Software veteran Novell is set to report earnings for third-quarter 2006 after the closing bell Tuesday afternoon. We're here to check up on the company's past performance, and get a feel for what to expect tomorrow night.

Can Linux save the Palm OS?

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Linux

More than two years have passed since PalmSource released an update to the venerable operating system. But the next version, which is set for release next year, will be very different under the hood. Access is betting that the Palm community could use a little push from a penguin.

Virus targets AMD processors

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Hardware

SECURITY OUTFIT Symantec has discovered a proof of concept virus that targets AMD processors rather than operating systems.

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Rescuing systems using the Debian snapshot server

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HowTos

One of the unofficial Debian project resources which doesn't get the attention it deserves is the Debian Snapshot site. The site contains a mirror of old Debian packages, which can be very useful for system recovery.

YaST2-GTK

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SUSE

YaST2-GTK is an effort to develop a GTK+ interface module for Suse's setup tool YaST that started from Michael Meeks base code and was a Google's Summer of Code project assigned to Ricardo Cruz. We will be working to get it shinning for the next Suse version.

A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3

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Linux
Reviews

I recently downloaded the latest offering of Debian which goes in the garb of Debian Etch Beta 3. Debian provides a net install CD image roughly around 140 MB size and is the preferred option for people who have a very fast Internet connection. And it is possible to install the distribution entirely via the net. I was ready to install Debian on my machine.

Google offers tools for small business

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Google

These days it seems like every time Google slaps its logo on a technology, the earth trembles. The company makes no secret of its interest in developing a suite of office productivity tools. Still, the news Monday that Google is launching such a suite for small to midsize businesses will prompt hasty meetings in Redmond and elsewhere.

Also: Free Web-based word processors

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How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive

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HowTos

Recently I wanted to make sure I had enough space to back up my home digital videos and pictures, so I purchased a new hard drive to add to my home Linux server. I moved all the files I wanted to save onto a single hard drive and repartitioned the old hard drive so I could upgrade to a newer version of Linux. Because I had done such a poor job of retaining backups on external media, I did not have any backups of my pictures and videos. After the overwhelming feeling of dread passed, I started to look into file recovery options.

Former Red Hat Execs Want To Right-Size Linux

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Linux

Red Hat has matured to the point where it finds itself seeding other companies with execs from within its ranks. One recent startup counts a quarter of its employees as former Red Hat staff. RPath lets independent software vendors bundle their applications with Linux in preconfigured packages that optimize the operations of the applications.

A tool to capture in-game videos

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Software

What Linux lacks, besides many high-quality games, is a tool to capture those and save as video. The yukon framework OTOH was designed from the beginning on to capture games.

Award to recognise contributions to FOSS

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OSS

NGO APC (The Association for Progressive Communications) has announced an award for organisations or people working to make it easier for others to start using free and open source software(FOSS).

Open source companies to watch

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OSS

Open source software is a given in most enterprise data centers, so it's not surprising to see the ranks of open source companies and projects swell. It's not just Linux anymore. How do you know which open source approach is right for you? We've pulled out a few start-ups that you might not be familiar with, but we think should be on your radar.

IBM announces 'Beyond Linux' strategy

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Linux

IBM is expanding its open source strategy beyond Linux by targeting eight new technology areas where it will focus open source attention going forward.

Do Small Businesses Fear Open Source?

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OSS

Open source software is a viable option for emerging enterprises, but a majority just don't trust it. Are these fears unfounded?

New portal will track Java's evolution into open source

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Web

Sun Microsystems has unveiled a portal that will detail its efforts to make its Java programming language available as open source code.

How to execute programs automatically in Linux

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HowTos

Have you found yourself doing something over and over? Wouldn't it be nice to do it all automatically? I mean, if you can have it done at exactly the time you want and without your intervention, it is great right?

Life with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

A week ago or so I decided to ditch windowx xp on my machine. I would install one of the many popular Linux distributions floating around on the net and mentioned in distrowatch, a site I always visited for the fun of it.

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