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Story In Defense of Distro-hopping srlinuxx 3 28/02/2010 - 3:14am

Using Compiz in KDE on Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

Well, as I already said, Fedora Core 6 is out - and it is pretty amazing! Ok, I have to admit that the install (I normally reinstall which is no problem since my home has its own partition) wasn’t easy at all. But I have to admit, the new system works great.

'Grand Theft Auto' maker loses round in lawsuit

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Legal

A federal judge refused a request from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. to immediately dismiss some claims in a lawsuit accusing it of selling "Grand Theft Auto" video games containing sexually explicit images under the wrong content label.

First SBC in new military/aerospace form-factor runs Linux

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Linux

The first SBC (single-board computer) based on a new military/aerospace form-factor standard is now shipping, and runs Linux 2.6, according to distributor Mistral Solutions.

AIX 5L Version 5.3: What’s in it for you?

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Linux

Learn what new features you can benefit from in AIX 5L Version 5.3. With guaranteed binary compatibility with the previous releases on the one hand and support for advanced technologies such as Virtual SCSI, Virtual Ethernet, Micro-Partitioning, and Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) on the other, AIX 5L continues to empower users and developers with flexible, reliable, and powerful tools to interoperate smoothly across different IT environments.

Fedora Core 6 - A Cursory Glance (At What Looks Like A Great Distro)

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Reviews

I downloaded Fedora Core 6 yesterday, and had a good couple of hours today (I’m on holiday) to test it out - so here’s what I think of it.

Reports of Red Hat's death at Oracle's hand are premature

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Linux

Is it just me, or is Oracle biting off more than it can chew with its foray into the land of Linux support services? In one corner, we have a finely-coiffed prince with a rapper's ego, Larry Ellison, and his database empire. In the other, we have Red Hat: almost synonymous with Linux, especially in the business world, and long a pillar of the free/open source community.

CLI tricks: Creating image thumbnails

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If you publish content on the web you need to create thumbnails of published images every now and then. GIMP is useful for that, but why use such a heavy tool for such a simple task? It always took me about a minute to actually launch GIMP, do all the clicking to get a small version of the image and save it to another file. I have been doing it this way for ages, until I have heard of ImageMagick for the first time.

Firefox 2.0: More Than Just a Surfboard

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Moz/FF

Rob Reilly files his review of Firefox 2.0: "The two big things I liked in the edition include enhancements to tabbed browsing and an embedded spell checker. Version 2.0 also has an updated add-on manager that consolidates the add-on extension and theme functions..."

Oracle Linux uncovered

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Reviews

Yesterday Oracle announced the release of their own version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, simply called Enterprise Linux or 'Unbreakable Linux'. Read on for a first-look, and the Linux Format team's opinions...

Zenoss Receives Red Hat Ready Certification

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Linux

Zenoss, Inc. today announced it has received Red Hat Ready Certification for its Zenoss Enterprise Open Source Monitoring Solution. As a member of the Red Hat Ready Partner program, Zenoss has committed to providing its solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and future versions.

Shuttleworth: Oracle-Ubuntu partnership only a matter of time

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd. CEO Mark Shuttleworth said a partnership with Oracle is no longer a matter of if, but when. Speaking to an analyst at Oracle OpenWorld this week, Shuttleworth said his company is open to a partnership with Oracle.

Microsoft Could Learn a Thing or Two From Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Analysts are also looking forward to the new release of Microsoft Office, which has only been in development about 2 or 3 years. Ironically though, today is also the day that Mark Shuttleworth's Canonical company released its latest version of its Ubuntu operating system. Unlike Microsoft, Canonical releases new versions every six months.

Review: Ubuntu Edgy is nice, but not so edgy

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu team is scheduled to release Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft, today. After working with beta and release candidates over the last few weeks, I've found it to be a solid and usable upgrade for Dapper -- but not a particularly cutting-edge release.

Linux War Begins: Red Hat Stock Plummets 30% In Wake Of Oracle News

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Linux

Shares in Red Hat plunged 30 percent to a new 52-week low of $13.70 on Thursday morning following software giant Oracle’s announcement on Wednesday that it would move into the Linux software space. By 11:30 a.m., more than 58 million shares had traded hands – nine times the daily average.

Judge won't delay suit between SCO, Novell

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Legal

A federal judge has refused a motion to postpone proceedings in the SCO Group's lawsuit against Novell until after next year's separate SCO-IBM trial concludes.

Walmart.com Relaunches With Open Source Features

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OSS

The world's largest retail has relaunched Walmart.com after a 13-month overhaul. Complete with features built on open source OpenLazlo and Flash, interactive functions in the toy section aim to entertain kids, as well as help adults find detail product information and reviews.

Manual pages: not just for the console anymore

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You probably know about man, and how to read manual pages in the console. But did you know that man can display manual pages many other ways, such as in a browser, or in a printer-friendly form?

Also: Read manpages of uninstalled packages with debman

Red Hat's Cox warns on open source security

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Security

Linux developer and Red Hat veteran Alan Cox urges caution to those who think Linux security is foolproof

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 6.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been released: "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed 'Edgy Eft'.

Automatically add contacts to KAddressBook with KBBDB

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Managing your address book and appending new addresses can get tiresome. If your email client is KMail, KBBDB can help with part of the job. This Perl-based filter sits idle waiting for messages to show up, then extracts any new sender's email address into KAddressBook.

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