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OLPC comes up with stable Linux build

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Linux
OLPC

The One Laptop Per Child program reported today that after 303 builds, it finally has a satisfactory version of its Red Hat Linux-based Sugar operating system that is considered stable, according to OLPC president for software and content Walter Bender.

Firefox Security Goes Head-To-Head With Microsoft's IE7

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Moz/FF

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser may have the lion's share of the general market, but when it comes to security types, Mozilla's Firefox open source browser is an even contender, according to a security survey released Monday.

FSF Corrects Novell's Steinman and a Request to End the Mystery

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SUSE

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this interview with Novell's Director of Marketing, Justin Steinman. He is quoted in IT Business Edge as saying the following:

Linux vs. Windows

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OS

With the launch of Microsoft’s new version of Windows (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives. They have MANY reasons for wanting to do so, and I’m going to address a few of those here.

The Fedora Desktop User Guide needs some editing

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Linux

Aimed at new users, the Fedora Project's Fedora Desktop User Guide (FDUG) attempts to address some worthwhile questions: What does its audience want to do? What does the audience need to know to accomplish those tasks? What explanations and layout will help them absorb the information they need as easily and as quickly as possible?

‘Microsoft sucks’, says top blogger

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Microsoft

MICROSOFT’s formerly tame blogger has bitten the software company that made his name when it employed him as a “technology evangelist”.

Robert Scoble writes the Scobleizer web log, one of the most-read sources of technology commentary on the internet.

Mac vs. PC: How Would Linux Fit?

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Linux

What with the popularity of the “Get a Mac” campaign, the inevitable spoofs are numerous. However, Apple’s advertising agency has created a veritable fortress of metaphor with these advertisements. The archetypes seem so accurate that it’s hard to get past the inherent truthiness of the original commercials. Most spoof attempts that I have seen have been pretty weak.

Novell and Microsoft's brave new BrainShare

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell's partnership is more than the cosmetic addition of Microsoft as a platinum partner to Novell's annual BrainShare partner conference. Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian said during his keynote speech that the company's recent partnership with Microsoft represented an "ecosystem change" for Novell.

Red Hat: Teaching your cluster and storage systems to dance: An introduction to Conga

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HowTos

This article introduces Conga, a new application released as part of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5. Walk through setting up your cluster and storage systems properly. Preview some of the major features of this new clustering and storage management tool.

The problem: Multiple cluster and storage system management tools

Linux audit files to see who made changes to a file

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HowTos

How do I audit file events such as read / write etc? How can I use audit to see who changed a file in Linux?

Mozilla now serving Firefox updates’ betas

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HowTos

Mozilla announced the Mozilla Community Beta Program, which have started pushing Firefox updates release candidates to users who have previously downloaded a beta version.

Screencasting with Linux

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HowTos

Many times a simple screencast showing how to do something by using a series of screenshots in sequence in a video can explain what paragraph after paragraph of words cannot. Linux and a few open source applications make the job of creating such screencasts easy.

The Ubuntu Experience, Part 2

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Ubuntu

PC World recently did a feature article on Operating Systems, and named Ubuntu as their favorite Linux distribution. I decided to document my experience working with Ubuntu, and this second article, Part 2, will detail my experience installing and using applications. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.

Installing More Applications

The when, why, and how of backing up

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News

To protect your AIX system, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases downtime.

Free at Last

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Linux

This rant isn't about silver at all; we figure once or twice a year we're entitled to a tirade of a different color (although in a strange way this one is connected to silver, too, because silver bulls by their very definition are a contrary lot).

Cool Tool: Drop-down terminal for Linux

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Software

If you've been running Linux for a few years (from before all the clever point-and-click stuff was added to the Linux desktop) you probably find yourself regularly having to open a terminal window to issue a couple of commands to get things working properly.

Ian Murdock: Debian "missing a big opportunity"

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Interviews

Ian Murdock founded Debian GNU/Linux nearly fifteen years ago, and today it provides the foundations for many well-known distros such as Ubuntu and Knoppix. LXF caught up with Ian, who currently chairs the Linux Standards base, and asked him about Debian politics, leadership and the rise of Ubuntu...

LXF: How happy are you with how Debian has turned out?

Armed with open source

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OSS

Open source technologies already permeate most data centers, and their influence is spreading. However, data center managers who wouldn't think twice about dropping a new Linux server into a rack feel very differently about building an open source firewall as the main barrier between their own network and the great unwashed. Security remains outside the open-source comfort zone.

Linux adoption presents challenges to commercial suppliers

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Linux

Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC; Natick, MA, USA; www.vdc-corp.com) indicates increasing adoption of Linux in embedded system-development projects.

To Ubuntu or to Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

Within four days, I’ve reformatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu in quick successions…twice. So that’s a total of four Linux installations in four days. Once again, I was haunted by the ghost of indecision. Should I go for Ubuntu with the clean, minimalistic Gnome, or embrace Kubuntu with the fancy, aesthetic KDE?

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