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Story Debian developer clarifies Mono position srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 4:59pm
Story KOffice 2.0 srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 4:49pm
Story Epiphany - GNOME Web Browser Review Chris7mas 06/07/2009 - 3:42pm
Story Thunar File Manager Review - Good, Lightweight Alternative to Nautilus Chris7mas 06/07/2009 - 12:21pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 310 srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 10:39am
Story Linux users wanted: non-geeks welcome srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 10:36am
Story Microsoft and software morality srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 10:34am
Story A Look At Opera 10.00 Beta srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 10:32am
Story Ubuntu Sets Example by Defying Mono Threats srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 10:30am
Story Is Red Hat really an Open Source company ? srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 10:28am

Linux, Unix Players Beef Up Security

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Linux

As expected, archrivals Sun, Red Hat and Novell unveileed major security improvements for their respective Unix and Linux platforms this week.

Master iptables with GUI Firewall Builders

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HowTos

I believe that any network or system administrator who wishes to maintain an iptables firewall should learn iptables well, and be able to easily whip up a basic firewall from scratch. But learning how to do this is the tricky part, so this is where firewall builder programs earn their beans. With a firewall building utility you can get a functioning firewall up and running, and have scripts and rulesets to study.

Open-Xchange Launches Comprehensive Feature Upgrade

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Linux

Open-Xchange, Inc. today announced a comprehensive feature update for Open-Xchange Server 5 to be released next month. Customers get access to more than 100 improvements, all of which are designed to improve the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software.

Design a custom network install image with Instalinux

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Reviews

Former Hewlett-Packard employee Chris Slater has created Instalinux.com, a site based on HP's Linux Common Operating Environment (LinuxCOE) System Designer. Instalinux lets you build a custom Linux boot image and perform network installs quickly, especially when you have several machines with the same requirements. I tested Instalinux recently, with good results.

Welcome To The World Of Drive-Through Law Offices

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Humor

In what could be the First Sign of the Apocalypse, a Utah entrepreneur has opened the world's first drive-through law office. With the ability to serve six lanes of traffic at the same time, the new "Stop 'N Sue" center hopes to make filing for a lawsuit as easy as picking up a hamburger.

How to Use MD5

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HowTos

An important part of data recovery is knowing that the data which is stored is correct. This process is generally easier said than done, after all, how can you tell that data is complete and accurate? As important as this is, it is not something you would think can be easily accomplished without lots of time or some very fancy equipment.

Korea Plans to Build Linux City, University

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Linux

The Korean government plans to select a city and a university late next month where open-source software like Linux will become the mainstream operating programs.

Scalix email/calendaring turns 10, mates with Evolution

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Software

Scalix Corp., which makes open-source enterprise email/calendaring products for Linux desktops, made two announcements Tuesday. It released Scalix 10, the latest version of its bread-and-butter email server software. It also released Scalix Connect for Evolution, an open-source connector that enables use of the Novell Evolution email client on Scalix servers.

HP to offer complete SUSE Linux server packages

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SUSE

Novell Inc. is continuing to remake the way it sells and services SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server). In its latest move, the company signed a new open source bundling license agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. to offer customers a Linux solution on multi-processor HP servers -- the Enterprise Linux 9-License Value Pack.

Uh! Firefox... Memory Hog By Design?

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Moz/FF
HowTos

Ben Goodger claims to have the clue About the Firefox "memory leak". He states, "What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature."

Red Hat Invests in Open Source Database Firm

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OSS

Red Hat is among the investors leading a new round of venture capital for California-based MySQL AB, an open source database.

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MyahOS 1.2 Gaming Edition Screenshots

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Linux

Myah is a simple and easy to use Operating System for standard Intel or AMD powered computers. Jeremiah has provided us with a whole trainload of screenshots for your viewing pleasure. He states, "I bring you a Linux OS that has 115 bad ass games. I'm not talking kde games. I'm talking 115 of the best linux games available and a couple that were not ever release on linux."

Blown Away @ Open Source Business Conference

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OSS

Coming in to the Open Source Business Conference, I was obviously expecting a lot of suits. And I certainly got them. But what I have been completely blown away by was the sheer amount of buzz generated at this show.

Nexuiz v1.5 Screenshots

Nexuiz, one of the popular open-source first person shooter games available for Microsoft Windows as well as Linux on both x86 and x86_64 platforms, has released v1.5 today. Unlike some of the past releases, many of the features in this release are prominent from a new instant action mode to improved artificial intelligence and completely new menus! In addition, there is now smoother net-code, engine optimizations, redone sound effects, all new character skins, new game-modes, new maps, and new characters. For the open-source enthusiast, Nexuiz v1.5 is definitely worth checking out!

Windows to Linux: a corporate success story

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Linux

The mere suggestion of migrating to Linux, directed at those CIOs, is enough to trigger a bunch of emotional responses on them. “Our users won’t go along”, “We depend too much on Office to make the switch”, “Linux costs more in the end” are common responses.

Today, I’ll be telling the story of our own migration to Linux. As you can probably infer from the title of this story, it’s been a success.

Mark Shuttleworth: Absolutely no truth to the rumour…

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Google
Ubuntu

I keep getting asked about Google’s “distribution of Ubuntu”, so perhaps this is a good place for me to say that as far as I’m aware there is absolutely no truth to the rumour that Google plans to distribute a derivative of Ubuntu as a Google OS.

Book Review: Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals

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Reviews

Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals focuses on how Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) technologies can be used to manage the network and keep intruders out. IPS are any monitoring systems that examine all network traffic and then act as forwarding devices for approved traffic (dropping unapproved traffic or forwarding it elsewhere for further/separate action).

Also: Book Review: Penetration Testing and Network Defense

Sun GPLs latest UltraSPARC

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Misc

Jonathan Schwartz, president of Sun Microsystems Inc., announced that Sun is releasing its UltraSPARC Architecture 2005 and HyperVisor API specifications to open-source under the GPL.

Sun is making this move to help jumpstart the porting of Linux, BSD, and other operating systems, middleware, and applications to its UltraSPARC T1 processor.

Lockheed Martin Selects Concurrent's RedHawk Linux

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Linux

Concurrent, a leading provider of time-critical Linux operating systems for mission-critical applications, today announced that Lockheed Martin has selected Concurrent's RedHawk Linux operating system and NightStar development tools for the Navy's Cruiser Modernization COTS Refresh 2 program.

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