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Oregon Open Source Showcase at OSCON

In today's Oregonian, Mike Rogoway provides an overview of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, which will be held at Oregon Convention Center July 24-28th.

Comparing Apt-get Interfaces

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Software

I recently posted an article on my website from Roger who has absolutely been sold on the advantages of the Debian package installer Aptitude. Which raises the question, what is Aptitude, and how does it compare to Synaptic, Kpackage and plain old APT-Get?

Government Entities Quick to Adopt Open Source

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OSS

Governments are now more willing to disclose and discuss their open technology plans and products because they are less fearful of agency infighting or pressure from vendors of proprietary software, said Open Source and Industry Alliance Director of Public Policy Will Rodger.

aKademy 2007 Call for Location and Organisation

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KDE

While preparations for aKademy 2006 are in full swing, next year's annual meeting of the KDE community, aKademy 2007, is sending out a Call for Location and Organisation.

Put Africa in the Linux Timeline

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Linux

To celebrate Linux's fifteenth birthday, and its 150th issue, Linux Journal is updating its Linux Timeline to mark recent milestones in the history of the free and open source operating system.

Open source bill – it’s about time

IF all goes well, the country will get its first open source bill, courtesy of Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño. It’s about time.

CLI Magic: The five Ws

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HowTos

The command line can tell you a lot, if you bother to ask it. Most of us learned the five Ws as a research rubric: who? what? where? when? why? (and usually, how?). By sheer coincidence, the five Ws can also illuminate important characteristics on your Linux system, its users, processes, and commands.

Represent KDE at Linuxtagen in Essen

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KDE

On September the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) the Essener Linuxtage will take place in the University of Essen in Germany. If you are interested in helping us man a stall or giving a talk, then please contact us.

Hands on: Let the Linux music play

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HowTos

With digital music formats becoming ever more popular, the demand for different ways to play music files has also escalated. A lesser known choice is the Squeezebox from Slim Devices. Since we have been looking at Ubuntu Linux a lot this year, this month I’ll show you how to set up the software on Dapper Drake.

Novell Clarifies Decision to Demote JBoss

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SUSE

Novell Inc has explained its decision to drop the JBoss Application Server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 distribution and maintained that the move had nothing to do with JBoss's acquisition by Red Hat Inc.

Ubuntu to Blubuntu , it's a zip

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HowTos

If you thought that the default Ubuntu mix of Brown and Orange sucked , then here’s your chance to make it cool blue. You don’t need to download anything big. Just a couple of wallpapers and a splash screen. Are you ready to take a dip into blue territory ?

Take advantage of quick backups to tape on Linux systems

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HowTos

Before the days of writable CDs, DVDs, and cheap hard drives, the preferred medium for backing up systems was tape. Tape systems are very reliable, although perhaps less convenient than using optical media. They are also very easy to manipulate and make for great re-writable backups.

An 'alumni party' for open source

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OSS

Portland conference - Software developers from around the globe will gather to share tips and war stories

Q&A: Sun's Simon Phipps details open source strategy

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OSS

In an interview with Computerworld, Phipps talked about Sun's upcoming open source strategy and about what he called the incorrect view that Sun isn't fully committed to open source software.

Open-Source Science

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Sci/Tech

Scientists from Sydney to San Francisco have created an online research collaboration to develop cures for tropical diseases, using the "open source" programming model that produced freeware like Linux and Firefox, the award-winning Web browser.

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Ubuntu 6.06 LTS vs. SLED 10

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Linux

The wait is over, SLED 10 is finally here. I switched to Ubuntu when first RC of Dapper Drake was announced and I can safely say it has exceeded my expectations in every way. Having said all the above, I have always been following SuSE Linux and I believe Novell is being very innovative in desktop space. Here are my first impressions and major differences that I see:

NASA's 3D Guide to the Galaxy

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Web
Sci/Tech

Using "plug in free" X3D technology in Demicron's WireFusion, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's PlanetQuest web site is providing visitors with a unique opportunity to interactively explore the Milky Way galaxy.

Dual screen in Linux with ATI

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Software

I’ve just gone dual screen, and after two weeks I cannot imagine going back. Fantastic! I feel noticeably more productive. Here is the XF86Config-4 file I ended up hacking together.

Push Windows Printer Drivers with CUPS

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HowTos

Network printing is a leading cause of high blood pressure and premature hair loss in our long-suffering network administrator demographic. Today you shall learn how to use CUPS and Samba together to set up automagic client printer installations.

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