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Speaking UNIX: It’s all about the inode

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Have you ever wondered what Iused and %Iused mean in UNIX commands like df or what people are talking about when the say inode? UNIX and Linux systems both use inodes, and IBM AIX is no different. Discover what an inode is and why inodes are important to UNIX, the structure of an inode, and commands for working with inodes.

mpd - the Music Player Daemon

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Software

screenage.de/blog: There are dozens of nice music players around, that’s for sure. You can choose between featur rich killer applications like Rhythmbox or Amarok, use old-school but up to date standards like XMMS or even a console classic like mp3blaster. Imagine a music player daemon, that keeps your music collection and listens for clients telling him, what to play next.

Linux Mint 5.0: Solid, minty

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Linux

techiemoe.com: LinuxMint has impressed me in the past. It offers a stable base of Ubuntu along with several useful pieces that aren't included for legal reasons and packages it all into a pleasant looking sytem. I expected much of the same with this release.

Also: Linux Mint 5.0 Builds Upon Ubuntu Hardy

Canonical OEM Strategy Deserves Applause

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: According to Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, the company has been approached “by a number of OEM’s who want to sell netbooks (small, low-cost laptops with an emphasis on the web) based on Ubuntu.” That’s impressive.

EU pushes for open-source standards as 'smart business'

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OSS

AP: The EU's top antitrust official on Tuesday called for governments to favor open-source software for their own use, taking aim at Microsoft Corp. for 'locking in' customers to their proprietary technology.

Forrester survey finds lack of interest in OSS?

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OSS

weblog.infoworld.com: When a Forrester Research representative emailed with the following survey highlights, I was more than a little surprised: Seventy percent of decision-makers responded that they don't have interest or have no plans to adopt open source software.

Essential Linux Tool: SystemRescueCd

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Linux

junauza.com: SystemRescueCd is a Gentoo-based Linux distribution that specializes in repairing unbootable computer systems and recovering data after a system crash. Since it is loaded with system utilities, its main aim is to provide a handy tool to anyone that needs to perform computer admin tasks.

Graphical Terminal Emulators for Linux

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Konsole is the KDE terminal application. It can be configured in many ways, supports transparency (for desktop only), background images, encoding, pre-defined colour schemes (you can make custom ones), tabs (so you can have several sessions opened without the need to open another Konsole), and it's very rich regarding the configuration options.

The future is bright for Linux filesystems

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Software

lxer.com: In a recent article, Linux File Systems: Ready for the Future?, Henry Newman expands on what he feels are shortcomings in current GNU/Linux filesystems. Specifically, he believes current Linux filesystem technology cannot meet the demands that massive implementations of 100TB or larger require. Regardless there are several new filesystems on the horizon that will move FOSS further into this massive size arena.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Suncorp looks forward to desktop Linux, ODF

  • Stallman attacks Oyster's 'unethical' use of Linux
  • Nokia: Linux role growing, not yet mainstream
  • Mozilla's open source phone system
  • The $100 Distraction Device
  • Smashing the open source glass ceiling
  • Symbian, Microsoft Not Fearing Linux Inroads In Cellular Market
  • Nero's Dilemma: Why Pay For Closed-Source Software On Linux?
  • Ubuntu Netbook Strategy Faces Four Questions
  • Beesoft Commander: An old school file manager on the modern desktop
  • The Firefox 3 instance that will not die
  • Review: Linux Powered HP Media Vault Pro mv5150
  • Fedora Quick Start
  • The Real Reason Why Linux on the Desktop isn’t Popular
  • gnome in the age of decadence

Installing mod_geoip For Apache2 On Fedora 9

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Fedora 9 system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds or phpAdsNew) ad server to allow geo targeting.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day 15-June

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Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: Kubuntu Tutorials Day is back. Join the Kubuntu team on IRC, #kubuntu-devel, for some fascinating chats with Free Software’s finest developers.

Battling for time? Then don't Battle for Wesnoth!

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Gaming

blogs.ittoolbox: I wanted to try some different game than the FPS where you go and chomp, shoot or saw the baddies, terrorists or aliens. To satisfy this need for fantasy, control and strategy while still killing things I started browsing through the games section of the Debian repository. While the descriptions don't give much clue what the game is about I came across this description which peaked my interest.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 Released

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OOo

openoffice.org: The latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 includes a security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes to all its core components. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 is available for immediate download.

KDE4 rules… better said will do one day

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KDE

yarpen.cz: I’m brave man sometimes. So you know why I replace KDE4:STABLE with KDE4:UNSTABLE on my desktop machine. And voila — cool KDE4. There is only one thing to say: “it’s much more better than its 4.0 sibling. Yep, it can be used now. Of course there are some issues.

Linux Mint 5 Review

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gayhacker.wordpress: The wonderful team over at Linux Mint has just released their fifth version (release notes) of the operating system, codename Elyssa, presenting yet another stable and elegant system. I decided to write a review for this version as this will mark the first release for Long Term Support.

History of linux

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Linux

debianknoppix.wordpress: Linux is the first truly free Unix-like operating system. The underlying GNU Project was launched in 1983 by Richard Stallman originally to develop a Unix-compatible operating system called GNU, intended to be entirely free software.

Linux - A Social Justice Issue

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Linux

mattmckimmy.com/blog: For those who could not edit the source code of a program if their life depended on it, why should you care whether or not the software you use is open or closed source? In my mind, the attractiveness of open source (and in turn Linux) is that it is a more socially just model for using technology.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • How To Get Started With Logical Volume Management In Linux

  • Linksys WPC54G ver. 1.2 with WPA on Hardy
  • How To: Open a root terminal in Ubuntu
  • Enable The Nautilus Advanced Permissions Dialog In Ubuntu 8.04
  • How-To: Change Console Resolution
  • Configuring PCLOS in console mode

Application posts

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Software
  • Penny Arcade Game
  • Gwenview
  • Open Source Forum Shootout - phpBB
  • Linux web tools and HTML editors, Pt. 1
  • Brasero 0.7.90 and Xfburn 0.3.0: two pleasant surprises!
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Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

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  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?

GNU/Linux Leftovers

  • World Wide Web became what it is thanks to Linux
    Linux is used to power the largest websites on the Internet, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, and Wikipedia.
  • SFC's Kuhn in firing line as Linus Torvalds takes aim
    A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence. Torvalds' rant came on Friday, as usual on a mailing list and on a thread which was started by Software Freedom Conservancy head Karen Sandler on Wednesday last week. She suggested that Linuxcon in Toronto, held from Monday to Thursday, also include a session on GPL enforcement.
  • Linux at 25: A pictorial history
    Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more. Though its beginnings were humble, Linux has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. How did it get here? Read on for a look at some of the notable events along the way.