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OpenSUSE sacks SaX2

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lwn.net: Novell has announced that its much-loved "SaX2" tool for the configuration of the X Window System will be retired as of the openSUSE 11.2 release. "Novell has decided to no longer invest in development maintenance of SaX2 but instead rely on the new automatic and dynamic configuration features and invest in desktop applets to perform dynamic changes."

Interview With Louis Landry – Joomla Development Lead

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: If you look at any list of open source content management systems, you'll find Joomla right in top. In this interview, we talk with Louis Landry, who started as the principal architect of Joomla and today acts as the development coordinator.

Bells & Whistles

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: What are the defining features and characteristics of Ubuntu? Or Mandriva? Or openSUSE? What are the killer features that are born to illuminate point-of-sale material and tedious slideshows the world over? What’s – heck, why not? – the ‘killer app’ that’s going to get the world excited about Linux?

Window Maker - your NeXT window manager

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ardchoille42.blogspot: Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface.

Acer to launch Chrome OS netbook

  • Acer to launch Chrome OS netbook in 2H10
  • Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions
  • What Kind Of Bird Are You Booting?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Diet Chrome OS is smaller, faster, has better hardware support
  • What if Oracle's buyout of Sun falls through?
  • GNOME's Zeitgeist 0.3 Reworks The API, Engine
  • The New Economics of Open Source in the Enterprise
  • Fully packaged Drupal distributions now deployed on drupal.org
  • Mozilla announce Extend Firefox winners
  • Ubuntu Lucid To Use Plymouth; Non-Intel Users To Lose Out?
  • KDE Multitouch screencast overload
  • A Little Virtual Machine Recreation
  • Newsflash for GE, you're already using 'risky' open source
  • AntiX-M8.5 beta release is available for testing
  • Options Spotlight: Red Hat Inc.
  • GE European CIO calls open source risky, playground — really?
  • Gentoo wins again with Python 3
  • 74% of the world, Google’s Chrome OS is not for you
  • BBC Podcast: Martin Owens - English translation of the Ubunchu manga
  • OpenLogic Now Supporting CentOS
  • Mark Speaks; New Artwork, Messaging Applet Improvements, ChromeOS
  • DtO: KKK chat
  • SugarCRM Gets a True Open Source Visionary in Larry Augustin
  • Gentoo service announcement: keep clear of GNU patch-2.6
  • Acer's crippled GNU/Linux
  • Linux Vs Windows Which One to Pick?

The Phoronix Kernel Test Farm Is Alive

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Software

phoronix.com: The year is not over yet, nor is our work on ensuring that the Phoronix Test Suite is the most powerful and robust testing/benchmarking platform. With that said, as of this morning our Phoronix kernel test farm is now alive!

Security in Linux

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Security

linuxuser.co.uk: Over the last few years, system security has gained a lot of momentum and software professionals are focusing heavily on this aspect. Linux is often treated as a highly secure operating system. However, the reality is that Linux too has its own share of security flaws.

Ghosts in the Machine or Why Does Your Computer Hate You

terminally-incoherent.com: You can’t blame your computer for crashing, being slow or losing your work. If it is behaving in a funny way, then it is problem with you – it’s operator. You are doing something wrong. Or did in the past, and now you are paying the consequences. Barring unforeseen hardware issues and unpredictable software bugs, almost every computer issue can be traced back to you. Why?

A note of improvement for ath5k

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Hardware
Software

kmandla.wordpress: I like it when I can report something improving, as opposed to just making notes about things that don’t work.

VirtualBox 3.1 adds live migration and branched snapshots

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arstechnica.com: The latest version of VirtualBox delivers some compelling new features including support for live migration and branched snapshots. Migration capabilities reflect VirtualBox's potential for ascending into the enterprise arena.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Reinstall Ubuntu automatically
  • How to solve problems in Linux - a novice's guide
  • Some wget tricks
  • Howto switch from Ubuntu to Debian – My Experience – Part I
  • Howto setup Wireless on Chrome OS
  • Acetone: Mount and manage your CD/DVD ISOs
  • Drupal 6.14, Introduction and Installation
  • How To Tell If Someone Is On Your Wireless Home Network
  • Faster Internet With an Old Laptop – Revisited

Linux Desktop Search Engines Compared

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linux.com: I have a large electronic library (over 15,000 books) and I was looking for a way to cope with this mass of information. I didn't like the idea of a special catalog, since it would take a lot of manual work to enter the metadata. These files lack metadata way too often and I thought a local indexing service with a full-text search might solve my problem.

Ubuntu Forensic

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Ubuntu

forensiccop.blogspot: Ubuntu Forensic is the use of Ubuntu for digital forensic purposes. As it provides a wide range of forensic tools as well as anti-forensic and cracking tools, so it is reliable to investigate a computer crime and analyse digital evidence on it.

How Linux Could Dominate the Operating System Industry

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linux.bihlman.com: It is interesting now. If you do a search for Linux and “not ready for prime time” you get a few people (presumably Linux fans) who will even question the term “prime time.” Rather than address valid concerns in the Linux community (by non-Linux users), they question what does “ready for prime time actually mean?”

NoSQL: Not Going Anywhere For a While?

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redmonk.com/sogrady: Everyone seems to have their own problems with the NoSQL term, so here’s mine: it doesn’t mean anything. Not that terms have to be specific to be useful: is the term database really that descriptive?

Developer Ponders Release of Linux Malware

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Security

eweekeurope.co.uk: The lack of malware on Linux may be about to change after a developer admitted he has developed a 'package of malware for Unix/Linux'

Linux Documentation From A User's Viewpoint

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: I'd like to put in my two cents' worth on the matter of documentation. I'm not an expert like Carla Schroder or Bruce Byfield, the two who brought up the topic, but I'm the very sort of person who needs it most, still pretty much of a newbie, but one who learns best by reading.

Linux Mint 8.0: Wish there was more.

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techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is fast becoming more than just Ubuntu with flair. I've read recently that a growing number of users are actually waiting for the next Mint release rather than adopting the latest and greatest from Ubuntu proper. I can't say I blame them.

Fedora 12 Review

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reviewglitz.com: With the release of fedora 12 ,we decided to give it a try with a 64 bit live cd on a Toshiba machine.

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