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PHP 6.0: More to Love, Less to Hate

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Software

ostatic.com: One of the languages that many people love to hate is PHP. What started out as a simple templating language written in Perl has become one of the biggest open-source success stories. PHP might theoretically be a general-purpose programming language, but in practice, it is used almost exclusively for creating Web applications.

Stuart Cohen: Meet the Man Behind the Collaborative Software Initiative

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Interviews

linux-mag.com: Disruptive technologies meet staid businesses. Stuart Cohen is bringing the open source development model together with big business, and finding it to be a perfect fit. Joe Brockmeier talks to Cohen about the Collaborative Software Initiative’s first year, and where it’s going from here.

Red Hat defends UK's open source record

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: Is the UK really a laggard in open source? Red Hat denies there is any problem. There are plenty of people who disagree with him. OpenForum's Graham Taylor, speaking at the same event, is just the latest person to say the UK is crap at open source.

Fedora 9 - handle with care

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Linux

blogs.sun.com/venky: When i was at the toshiba service center to get my laptop serviced, i saw a customer use fedora 8 for his laptop OS. This got me interested and since fedora 9 just got released, i downloaded it and installed it on my laptop today.

Making Hardy Heron as LTS is a tactical mistake

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Ubuntu

dogbuntu.wordpress: In April Canonical released Ubuntu 8.04 LTS more popularly known as Hardy Heron. It was the eighth Ubuntu version to be released so far but more importantly it is an LTS release which means that it would be supported 3 years for the desktop and five years for the servers.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • FAQ: How to select fastest APT server in Debian

  • Unix Create a Symbolic Link
  • How to add a Disclaimer To Outgoing Emails in Postfix
  • Table and table-text flow control features for OpenOffice Writer
  • Sliding into SELinux Policy Development with Fedora 9
  • Install multimedia Support in Fedora 9
  • Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” Broadcom Wireless

Twenty Four Hours with Mint 5.0 Beta

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Linux

bmc.com/blogs: These days the Distro I am always watching and waiting for a new release of, more than any other, is Mint. I have expressed that preference here quite a bit since I discovered Mint back in its 3.x release days. Mint 5.0 Beta is out now, and I am not really sure why it is considered Beta. All I have had with it so far is about 24 hours, but it is solid.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 22

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SUSE

Issue #22 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue Linuxtag 2008 - latest information, People of openSUSE: Marcus Hüwe, and Upcoming… openSUSE 11.0beta3.

Firefox 3 Themes

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: If you are reading this post odds are you are one of the 1.2 million people currently enjoying a beta or nightly build of Firefox 3. However are you a big enough Firefox fan that you like to run it simultaneously on 4 different platforms? If not, here are some screen shots of the new themes for Firefox 3 for Vista, Linux, OS X and XP.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 9

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 9 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5 and Ruby, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Eee PC: the perfect computer for a conference?

  • Penumbra: Black Plague Now Available for Linux and Mac/Unbirth Alpha Demo
  • Top 10 Things That You Need to Do After Installing Hardy Heron
  • Installing Google Applications in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • Chandra and VLA spot Firefox logo
  • Finding An "Invisible" Proc's Working Directory Without lsof On Linux Or Unix
  • Low-end RAID controllers support Linux
  • Terminator runs multiple GNOME terminals in the same window
  • Linux rides pillion on Mumbai city buses
  • Doubting the Debian Doubters
  • STFUbuntu - The HOT New Linux Distro
  • First public release of Silverlight for Linux is out
  • Review of the New OpenOffice 3 beta
  • The community is angry!

Ubuntu Stealing Linux Thunder?

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Linux

osweekly.com: There is a growing identity crisis in the Linux community. In simplest terms, is Ubuntu taking the spotlight away from other deserving Linux distributions? This has been charged over and again.

Praise for the Humble gedit

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Software

linux-mag.com: I’ve been a fan of lightweight text editors for more than 10 years now. I started out on Emacs, drifted over to Vi(m) for a long stretch and then somehow settled into Textmate for the last couple of years. This week, since I’ve been bouncing from OS to OS, I’m checking in with a number of text editors that I’ve either never used or haven’t visited in a long time. Having been a KDE guy back in the day, gedit falls under the former category.

Adobe rolls out beta of Flash Player 10

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Software

computerworld.com: Adobe Systems Inc. today rolled out a beta version of its Adobe Flash Player 10 (formerly called Astro) browser plug-in, which adds features to help designers and developers create special effects and cinematic Web experiences.

Also: Flash Player 10: Dazzling Effects, Better Performance, Runs on Linux

Linux: Who got it right, who got it very wrong?

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Who predicted Linux servers would outnumber Windows servers by 2006? Who said one in five enterprise desktops would be Linux-based by 2008? We look back at the bad (and good) predictions made about Linux over the past decade.

The Many Faces Of Linux

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Linux

crn.com: Nowadays, the Linux user experience is slick, clean, and aesthetically pleasing, thanks to the GNOME and KDE desktop environments. Users can keep the same desktop experience from distribution to distribution.

How Windows helped me fix my Linux

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: Last night, my Linux (PCLinux) broke. And this evening I finally fixed it, with some help from Windows. It was clearly my mistake in the start the led to the demise of my Linux. I messed around with my partition table.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Change Permissions on Password files so no one can change them

  • 5 Asus Eee PC Customization Tips You'll Love
  • Install STUX Linux to a USB flash drive
  • How to: Install a Debian/Ubuntu package (.deb) cache server - apt-cacher
  • Firefox Flash Plugin on Fedora 9
  • OpenSSH ( SSHD ) Speed Optimization For Long Distance Data Transfer
  • The Ultimate SSH Security Tutorial
  • Linux: Watching Streaming channels via TVAnts

Other Open Source headlines

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OSS
  • Why open source developers can be more productive

  • "Good enough" ethics and "good enough" open source
  • Is "the community" hurting the OSS business model?
  • Filling In The Gaps With Open Source
  • Bdale Garbee: A fascinating 'open source celebrity' (video)
  • Reflections on Open Source Commerce, Pt. 1
  • NPR station WBUR Boston adds support for free audio standard

Firefox 3 is coming - is it everything we hoped for?

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Moz/FF

bigmouthmedia.com: There is no official release date as yet, but Mozilla's vice president of engineering announced on the Mozilla Developer Center blog that they are hoping for a release date in late May.

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