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RedHat, JBoss, JBoss, Redhat...

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Linux

There are sure to be plenty stories delving deeper into the deal of week last week. Here's several already:

  • Red Hat Buys JBoss--Your Move, Novell
  • Red Hat-JBoss: Hitching Open To Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Red Hat Walks the Line with Partners

Oracle considers venturing into Linux

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Linux

Oracle is studying whether to launch its own version of the Linux operating system and has looked at buying one of the two companies currently dominating the Linux world, according to Larry Ellison, the software company’s chief executive officer.

Dangerdeep 0.1.1 and Planeshift 0.3.014b Released

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Gaming

Dangerdeep 0.1.1 has been released with new SSE intrinsic code for x86/64 and x86/32 and Planeshift 0.3.014b also released with lots of bug fixes and improvements.

ATI Linux Supported Devices

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Linux

With ATI's release notes simply stating each of the series that are supported by the Linux fglrx display drivers, and some users being concerned about what specific cards may or may not be supported, we have posted a list of all products supported.

Last of the AGP Mohicans

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Hardware

The AGP market has reached its logical end only now. Today we shall review a very interesting Hi-End product - GeForce 7800 GS and three other cards, based on Middle-End X1600 PRO and Low-End representatives - X1300. All based on corresponding PCI-E chips and equipped with AGP bridges.

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th April 2006

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Furious activity in Digikam, KmPlot and amaroK, compile and linking fixes for applications in trunk with CMake and multi-platform porting fixes. Furthermore, KSmileTris was removed from the kdegames module in trunk.

Moodin Theme Creator Website

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KDE

This website allow you to create a Moodin theme from a background image you will upload. After that, you can play to set the position of icons, labels, etc

Busy Week for The Gimp

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Software

It's been a busy week for the folks over at The Gimp. They posted their long awaited user's manual, released a snapshot of a version soon to be 2.4, and released stable version 2.2.11.

Linux Bible 2006 Edition review

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Reviews

This book focuses on Linux and the popular distributions (distros) that are currently out there. This edition looks at the latest versions of selected distros as well as talks about LiveCDs, such as Knoppix, Damn Small Linux (DSL) and Puppy Linux. Some of the full distros that was looked at included Suse, Fedora Core, Mandriva, Debian and some others.

A first summary of topics discussed at OSDL Desktop Linux Printing Summit

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Linux

I have attended the 3 intensive days of discussions and work that were the Desktop Linux Printing Summit, jointly organized by OSDL (John Cherry) and Linuxprinting.org (Till Kamppeter). It was held in Atlanta, hosted by Lanier at their Education Center.

10th Annual Webby Awards

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Web

The Webbys are upon us! Seems like we just ate all of the coconut creme cake at the reception banquet for the Webby Awards, but how time flies. It's gala season yet again, so here comes another round. This year is the tenth year for the Webby Awards.

Bringing free software to the masses

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OSS

You'd think it would be easy to research the right-hand man of free-software icon Richard Stallman, given the mass of information online about the free-software movement.

GTA cited as car-chase motive

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Gaming

New York man gets two charges after car chase with cops; thought he could outrun police because he did it in Grand Theft Auto.

To 64 or Not to 64, That Was the Question

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Reviews

With my nice new motherboard & cpu, I've been quite anxious to test some of my new-found powers. My first thought after the hardware installation was: Gentoo 64-bit! By way of testing, I installed the 64-bit version of SuSE 10.1 rc1 yesterday and had planned on writing this wonderfully informative comparison article of it and the 32-bit version. I was expecting the 64-bit to smoke 32 and had even made preliminary reads into installing the 64-bit version of Gentoo. Since this was my first foray into the world of 64-bit, I expected to be lost and confused. Well, the former may not have come to fruition, but the latter certainly did.

It Does Little, and Not Very Well

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Reviews

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet ought to possess all the ingredients necessary for tech success. This thin, light device -- essentially, a touch-sensitive color screen framed by a few buttons -- looks like an artifact from science fiction. It comes from a company with a long history of innovation in mobile devices. And it runs on the tinkering-friendly, open-source Linux operating system.

It's a Dapper SimplyMepis 6.0-Alpha 1

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Linux

Like many distributions, Simply Mepis was written on the Debian base. In fact, until recently Simply Mepis was still being written on the Debian base, however when release 3.4-3 was delayed by the constant updates of Debian Etch it became apparent that there might be changes ahead. Warren, who has always produced a cutting edge, high quality distro began looking at what the alternatives were.

Demystifying Regular Expressions

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HowTos

There is nothing harder then starting to learn something from the beginning. This is even harder if the thing that needs mastering is also something that requires logic and deeper understanding and not just following the protocols. In this article a simple usage of regular expressions is described. Its intention is to bring users to try the most powerful search and replace paradigm available and hopefully start using it.

Style Is Everything, Right?

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HowTos

Styles are the chief feature that make office suites more than electronic typewriters. In OpenOffice.org, however, they are even more important than usual. Most word processors offer character and paragraph styles, but OpenOffice.org also includes frame, page and numbering styles. Even more importantly, OpenOffice.org extends the concept of styles to other applications.

Cluster and Grid Comuting

Grid computing has become extremely popular in IT circles mainly because of the potential computing power and cost savings. But grid computing is a multifaceted technology that means different things to different people.

Dual boot Macs will help Linux: 10 reasons

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Linux

Linux afficionado Con Zymaris believes that the onset of dual boot Apple Macintoshes, running both Mac OSX and Windows, will be a boon for the cause of Linux and open source software.

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