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Stable kernel 2.6.16.20 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.20 stable kernel release is available. This one contains several fixes for serious problems; none of them look immediately security-related, however.

More HERE and HERE.

Xandros Server: Pre-Packaged Power, Centralized

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Linux
Reviews

The latest product from Xandros Linux, traditionally known for slick desktop Linux distributions, combines an out-of-the-box, enterprise-caliber Linux server solution with a graphical console for centralized system administration that combines the kinds of bells and whistles desired by cult members with the ease-of-use needed by everybody else.

Linux, virtualization help GHY meet post-9/11 requirements

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Linux

Immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the federal government cracked down on port security and passed new regulations on the import/export industry. Companies turned to Linux and hardware virtualization as means to tighten security and adhere to changing regulations.

Desktop Linux revisited

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Linux

WANT a quick taste of Linux without installing any software? Check out Ubuntu, an increasingly popular Linux distribution for desktop PCs. The latest version, 6.06, boots off a CD to give you a preview of the system.

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Kororaa, drivers, and the GPL: FSF Chimes In

In essence, FSF believes that the drivers ARE a violation but that there are special considerations for Linux. Once again, no actual evidence was provided, so I replied asking for some Smile

Gaming on Linux - Cold War

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Reviews
Gaming

Take a trip back in time to Russia towards the end of the Cold War in the latest spy/thriller FPS port by Linux Game Publishing. Step into the shoes of freelance reporter Matthew Carter fresh out of a scrape in a Soviet block country and hot on the trail of his latest story.

We've got screen shots and a review of the game play in LGP's almost-released port. Check out what ths game is going to offer and if it's worth your hard earned gaming dollar.

Discovering your network with Netdisco

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Software

Four years ago, Max Baker at the University of California, Santa Cruz, needed an easy-to-use tool that would assist in managing switch ports, show port usage and history, track inventory, and help with network debugging. Baker began developing what has become Netdisco, an awesome open source network discovery tool.

The Open Source Car - Unconventional Wisdom and Sustainability

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Misc

In this article Sir John Whitmore, columnist with the daily Telegraph motoring section, looks at a new approach to development. We all face an environmental crisis. Hybrid cars and biofuels might be interim steps in the right direction, but they are not sustainable solutions. Conventional wisdom predicts great technical problems and cost in overcoming these problems. But what about unconventional wisdom?

The changing landscape of Linux users

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Linux

Life of a Linux user was a lot less stressful back in the nineties. The difficulty of installing and maintaining a Linux distribution ensured that only those who had made an effort to learn the UNIX command line were able to use it effectively. The rest of the population was simply out of the game. Today, things are different.

$100 laptop to feature innovative LCDs

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OLPC

Nicholas Negroponte's '$100 laptop computer' will cost about $135 (about £70) when available to children in developing countries by the middle of next year, the head of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child Project) said on Friday.

Mozilla confident of security lead over Microsoft

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corporation is confident that its Firefox browser will maintain its security lead over Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 7.

FSG promotes standards to prevent Linux fragmentation

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OSS

In a bid to order to prevent the fragmentation of Linux, the Free Standards Group (FSG) is developing and promoting open source software standards including the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and Openi18N, the international standard for Linux.

Installing and configuring Nmap on Linux

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HowTos

Linux is the most popular platform for running Nmap. In fact, most Linux distributions actually include Nmap, although it may not be installed by default. Even if your system already has a copy of Nmap, you should consider upgrading to the latest version.

Quick Tip: Get size of Postgres DB from filesystem

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HowTos

Get the size accurately from postgres local filesystem, i guess there is some sql stuff that can do that, but this little script does the job as well for me.

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An evolution of my advice for getting started with Linux

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Linux

I used to think that the best first step to explore Linux was through a live Linux CD. Over the course of the last year, my advice evolved. Now through the wonders of virtualization, a new Linux user could boot a live Linux CD without having to actually reboot your machine.

Red Hat Nixes Database Acquisition Strategy

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Linux

It wasn't more than five or six seconds after Red Hat Inc announced it was acquiring open source Java middleware and application development tool provider JBoss Inc a few weeks ago that the entire IT industry starting wondering what Red Hat might do next. The most obvious thing for Red Hat to do now would seem to be to go farther up the software stack and deliver its own database. But don't count on Red Hat doing that any time soon.

GNU Radio Opens an Unseen World

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Software

Matt Ettus has the sly smile of someone who sees the invisible. His hands fly over the boards of his Universal Software Radio Peripheral, or USRP, snapping them together with an antenna like Lego bricks. Then he plugs in the naked boards to a USB 2 cable snaking to his Linux laptop.

HP unveils Carrier Grade Debian

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Linux

In a move calculated to expand Carrier Grade Linux's (CGL's) developer and user communities, HP has registered Debian's "Sarge" distribution with version 2.02 of the OSDL's CGL specification, and started a Carrier Grade subproject within Debian.

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