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Inside Novell's New openSUSE Build Service

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SUSE Sean Michael Kerner How is a Linux distribution put together? For Novell's openSUSE, it starts with its newly improved Build Service 2.0.

Mandriva Linux 2010 spring “Farman” Review

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MDV Recently, the 2010 edition of Mandriva rolled out the presses and became available to download. For those who know nothing at all about Mandriva or it’s history, I must explain why to me this is a big deal.

Ten extensions that give Firefox new reach

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Moz/FF (techrepublic): Firefox has added collections to the choice of useful extensions since the last time I looked at this topic. Collections bring together related extensions. So here is my latest list.

today's leftovers:

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  • Capturing miniDV in Linux… It works!
  • How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12
  • Piper Jaffray Reiterates Overweight Rating on Red Hat
  • Adobe Moves All of Its Open Source Projects to Sourceforge
  • Listen To Internet Radio In Ubuntu Using Tunapie
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #362 7/14/10
  • Ubuntu Pentest Edition – For penetration testing
  • Jolicloud 1.0 netbook OS starts roll out
  • More Upside For Red Hat?
  • Open source should target government desktops as Microsoft shunned
  • New Zealand Open Source Awards 2010 now open for nominations
  • Open Source hardware advocates want a hard-core license
  • The 3dfx Linux Driver Has Hope & It's Getting TTM
  • Autokey – Desktop automation utility for Linux and X11
  • Source diving for sysadmins
  • Software competition to encourage East African developers

some howtos:

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  • Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data
  • Z shell made easy
  • Ubuntu – How To Fix Missing Titlebars…
  • 7 Essential emacs Editor Navigation Fundamentals
  • How to Create Your Own Customized Ubuntu Live CD
  • Using qDebug
  • ATI HD57xxx fglrx drivers under openSUSE 11.3
  • OpenSuse Offline Codec Installer
  • How to turn off the message “Thanks for flying vim"
  • HOWTO: OpenVZ and Sabayon, a perfect match
  • Use Number Pad as Mousekeys to Move cursor on the screen

How infectious is the GPL? Battle of words between WordPress and Thesis

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OSS The issue boils down to this. WordPress is licensed under the GPL, which provides that if you derive a new work from an existing GPL-licensed work, the GPL applies to your new work as well.

Mandriva Press Release Raises More Questions

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MDV In the short term, Mandriva is concentrating on cutting costs and raising funds to stay afloat. The tone of the press release is uncharacteristic of Mandriva's communications and leaves one to wonder if all this is truly good news.

What is Ubuntu's future plan if the desktop OS is dead?

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Ubuntu "...[T]his shift from local bits to web bits derives in part from the market leaders' inability to get excited about their desktop products anymore."

TaskJuggler: a tutorial

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HowTos TaskJuggler is a complete project management solution in that you can use it right from the planning stage through to project completion. It offers comprehensive reports and makes it easy to manage tasks, costs and resources.

Top 10 open source alternatives

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Software We run down the 10 best open source alternatives to the business software we use every day.

Stop Apologizing For Linux!

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Marcel Gagné: It seems as though Ubuntu is saying, "Yeah, we know we're half way through the alphabet on these animal-themed releases, but we still haven't quite figured out this 64 bit processor stuff. If you want to play it safe, downgrade to 32 bit or run something other than Linux." No, no, no!

OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for KDE lovers

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  • OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux distribution for KDE lovers
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 Released: Screenshots and Features

Pimp my Linux desktop

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: Debian Linux, which I'm using at the moment, comes with a pretty standard blue-themed Gnome desktop. It's a simple and elegant theme, but over the last few days I've been customising my desktop.

10 things that drive me crazy about current operating systems It’s no secret that today’s operating systems have their share of problems. Jack Wallen describes the issues that frustrate him the most (and he doesn’t spare Linux).

Is Red Hat the New VMware? Red Hat Enterprise Linux now comes with built-in virtualization (KVM) but is Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) about to go to the virtual mat with VMware? If you look at their RHEL video, you'll come away with a resounding 'Yes' to that question.

A Perfect Image Juggler: Geeqie

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Software digiKam is undoubtedly a powerful application for processing and managing your photos, but there are situations when you need something lighter. For example, I use my netbook when I'm on the move to off load photos from my camera and quickly go through them. For this, I use Geeqie.

Cool User File Systems, Part 1: SSHFS Userspace file systems are one of the coolest storage options in Linux. They allow really creative file systems to be developed without having to go through the kernel gauntlet. This article presents one of them.

Clementine 0.4 Rocks! I Love Open Source

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Software Most of you probably haven't heard about Clementine before. But every linux music enthusiast must be aware of Amarok 1.4, which for many like me, was the best open source music player for Linux. But everything changed.

Of Hardware and OSs

elevenislouder.blogspot: Currently, Linux systems take the very high end machines (any machine more powerful than a fully tricked out MacPro {read supercomputers and mainframes}), and the very low end machines (phones, routers, palm-tops, PVRs). In both cases, someone is missing. Microsoft.

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