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Tip jar: Open-source advice abounds at LinuxWorld

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OSS

Still looking for ideas about bringing some Linux and other open-source applications to your company? Here at this week's LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, experts have been advising attendees on what to look for and how to evaluate choices, and offering their real-world experiences with deploying open-source software inside their own operations.

Samba developers stay put, thank you very much

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News

On February 6, the blog Boycott Novell ran a story suggesting that Novell's Samba development team had resigned en masse to take jobs at rival Red Hat, in protest over Novell's well-publicized patent agreement with Microsoft. That would be big news, a major coup for Red Hat. Closer inspection, however, reveals that it simply didn't happen.

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Intel GMA 3000 Performance Q1'07

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Software

The last time Phoronix had taken a thorough look at Intel's Linux display drivers was last October when we had shared our initial performance figures for the GMA 3000 integrated graphics processor found on the Q965 Express. With more and more readers inquiring about Intel's open-source graphics offerings, we have decided to take another look.

How to Set up Network Bonding in Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Network Bonding, otherwise known as port trunking allows you to combine multiple network ports into a single group, effectively aggregating the bandwidth of multiple interfaces into a single connection. For example, you can aggregate two gigabyte ports into a two-gigabyte trunk port. Bonding is used primarily to provide network load balancing and fault tolerance.

http://www.howtoforge.com/network_bonding_ubuntu_6.10

Report: businesses going open-source

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OSS

Two reports released this week show that open-source software is gaining adoption worldwide - to the extent that it is putting significant pressure on commercial software companies and their business models.

Save the BBC from Windows DRM!

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OSS

The BBC has a long and glorious past as a technological innovator. Throughout the history of broadcasting, it has often been the first to develop and promote new technologies. Sadly, it seems now to be teetering on the brink of making technical choices that will not only damage its own reputation as a world-class institution, but which will also have serious knock-on consequences for free software.

What if Microsoft Ignored Linux?

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OS

Let’s be clear, Linux really isn’t the most lucrative platform on the market. It goes on the least expensive hardware, and much of what goes into it appears subsidized by other revenue streams. Linux isn’t changing much and there is no risk of Linux going away. What would happen if Microsoft got its act together and came up with an effective anti-Linux strategy instead of the pro-Linux strategy they now have?

Improved ways to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

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HowTos

Last June I wrote about suspending and hibernating laptops under Linux. Since then a few things have changed -- thankfully, for the better -- so it's time to revisit the subject. Also, a few readers have responded offering suggestions for improving the suspend shell script I wrote back then, and I've incorporated these suggestions in a new version; unfortunately most of the comments are anonymous, so I can't give proper credit to their authors.

Galternatives - Graphical setup tool for Alternatives Configuration in Ubuntu

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Software

There are several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. For example, many systems have several text editors, different web browsers, Multimedia players, or graphics editors at once.

PHP hardening patch - Suhosin

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HowTos

PHP has a notorious security history, but web hosts have to provide it. Suhosin is a security patch that can be applied to change behaviour of the default PHP install in security related ways, and is now packaged in Debian Etch and Sid, with some of it built into the default PHP builds, and some available as an extra.

Google Summer of Code 2007 Announced

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Google

Google Summer of Code 2007 is on! We will begin accepting applications in March, so until then take a look at the FAQs and the advice for would-be students and mentors on the program wiki.

A quick review of Knoppix 5.1

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Reviews

Knoppix 5.1.0 was released around late December 2006. Then version 5.1.1 was released in early January 2007, apparently to correct some rather serious flaws. There were stability issues as well. Knoppix 5.1.1 fixed that flaw and more, as well as making the overall 5.1 release a lot more stable. Knoppix 5.1.1 is the release to burn and boot.

View open document text files with Firefox

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Moz/FF

As ODF (Open Document Format) advances as an open alternative for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations it makes more sense to be able to open these documents from Firefox directly.

Also: Merge Thunderbird / Evolution style (mbox) folders

Novell: OpenOffice is key

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SUSE

The popularity of OpenOffice, the open source productivity suite, will be key to the financial success of Novell, said company president and CEO, Ron Hovsepian, who hopes to be a 'custodian' between the open source community and the commercial world.

Open source: flavour of the month

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OSS

One sure way to catch the eye in the IT marketplace these days is by announcing that you are "going open source" - whatever that means.

Book Review: Live Linux CDs

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Reviews

I can still remember the wow factor when first seeing a copy of Knoppix booting up on a Windows machine. These days Knoppix is no longer alone, there are plenty of other Linux live CDs available. For those who've ever wondered how it all works or have entertained ideas of creating their own live CDs then Christopher Negus has put together a book that opens the lid on the arcane secrets involved.

X.Org community releases X11R7.2

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Software

The X.Org community is proud to announce the release of X11R7.2, the third modular release of the X Window System. X11R7.2 supports Linux, BSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and GNU Hurd systems.

Professional audio with Fedora Core 6

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Linux

In the last few years Linux has made great strides forward in the provision of professional applications for the creation, manipulation, and recording of audio and music. It is now possible to create a professional level Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) using only Free Software.

Also: Book Review: Fedora Linux

Interview: Sam Leffler of the FreeBSD Foundation

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Interviews

During last weekend's Southern California Linux Expo 5x, Sam Leffler of the FreeBSD Project and FreeBSD Foundation and "old school" hacker from the UC Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group (where the original Berkeley Software Distribution was developed) took some time to explain to me what the Foundation actually does, and the kind of work it has fostered. We also chatted briefly about the current status of FreeBSD, and the degree to which Apple contributes to the Project.

To get SoundJuicer to rip CDs directly to MP3

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Ubuntu
HowTos

SoundJuicer is the CD ripper of choice for Ubuntu, but it doesn't rip directly to MP3, nor does it give you the option to do so. To create that option...

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