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Story A Linux Day of Gratitude srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 6:29pm
Story Does the Mac-Windows-Linux Race Ever Change? srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 4:09pm
Story Open source, digital textbooks coming to California schools srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 4:07pm
Story Accessing your favorite media via the terminal srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 4:05pm
Story Hands on with blazingly quick Firefox 3.5 srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:15pm
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Story Review: Linux Mint 7 srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:12pm
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Story Linux Kernel 2.6.30 released srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:09pm

UK school showcases Linux suite

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Linux

Head teachers from across the country are visiting a school in Essex to see its IT infrastructure, which includes a fully open source computer suite that was built for under £1,000

Xen Virtualization and Linux Clustering, Part 2

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HowTos

We ended last time after configuring our first unprivileged Xen domain. In this article, we complete our cluster and then test it using an open-source parallel ray tracer. The first thing we need to do is create additional slave nodes to be used with the cluster. So, let's get down to business.

Print a large banner on your terminal

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HowTos

I still remember those days clearly when I was taking a short term course in Unix. The Unix flavour being SCO Unix ver 5.0. The first command we were introduced to in Unix by the instructor was the 'banner' command.

GPL 3 goodness

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OSS

I don't pretend to be a lawyer, but I do know a bit about open-source licensing and I, for one, am greeting the arrival of the first public draft of the GPL Version 3 with a great sigh of relief. As I read the new license, here are the highlights.

Also: Stallman unbending on software patents

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Open-Xchange Hires Open Source Expert

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc. today announced it has hired former IDC System Software Vice President Daniel M. Kusnetzky as executive vice president, Marketing Strategy, responsible for corporate and marketing strategy worldwide effective February 1.

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Firefox 'passes 20 percent market share' in Europe

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Firefox has achieved an market share of over 20 percent in Europe, according to the latest figures released by French Web metrics firm XiTi.

Companies push Linux partitioning effort

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Linux

A push is under way to endow Linux with a virtual partitioning technology used by rival operating systems to make servers more efficient.

FSF Explains GPL 3.0 Vision

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OSS

Any program could be destroyed or crippled by a software patent belonging to someone who has no other connection to the program, they said, adding that most countries have followed the direction of the United States in allowing software to be patented to at least some degree, and, by the end of the decade, commentators were criticizing the GPL for doing too little to combat patents.

Open Source Saves Credit Company Thousands in Licence Costs

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OSS

I was apprehensive about Linux and open source in general as I had always assumed that it was something only techies used and was not very user friendly. "Since buying the Linux server I have found it easier to use than our old Windows NT server. Things like adding new users and setting administration rights are far simpler, e-mail handling and backup solutions are also much improved.

GhostWriter: A Linux distro for writers

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Linux

One of the things that I love about Linux is that it has tools for everyone, including writers. Linux distributions come with word processors, text editors, spell checkers, typesetting, and publishing tools galore. Normally, you're using these tools with a standard desktop distribution in an environment like KDE or GNOME. Billy-Bob Ming, however, has taken a different tack and rolled his own Linux distro specifically aimed at writers.

CD burning with a 2.6 kernel (IDE)

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HowTos

Under the 2.4 series kernel - to be able to use an IDE CD burner we were forced to use SCSI emulation (via the kernel module ide-scsi). Under the 2.6 series kernel - this is deprecated - we now use ide-cd.

Tux Power! - a compilation of music made with Linux

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Linux

Linuxaudio.org has released its first compilation CD of music by artists
using libre software - Tux Power! Every single part of the CD was made
on Linux, including all the music.

Google censors South African search engine

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Web

South Africa's newest search engine, Jonga, disappeared from Google's index last week without a trace. Jonga's owner, Alistair Carruthers, is wondering why.

Novell pumps $20M into Open Invention Network

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Misc

Novell Inc. has invested $20 million in a New York startup that is acquiring patents covering software developed under open-source principles.

UWIN - Unix for Windows

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Software

There are times when you are forced to use a Windows machine and there is no way of getting your hands on a PC running Linux. And you feel your productivity is severely hampered because certain tasks - which could easily be accomplished using the plethora of command line tools in Linux - do not have an easy solution in Windows.

This is where UWIN comes into the picture.

Fud Alert: Governments should ban Linux

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Linux

The truth is that Linux is one of the biggest threats to human creativity worldwide. Linux is a leprosy; and is having a deleterious effect on the U.S. IT industry because it is steadily depreciating the value of the software industry sector.

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