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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 335 srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 12:21pm
Story Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-based Sabayon srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 12:18pm
Story Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2009 srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 12:17pm
Story Confessions of a Distro Hopper srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 12:15pm
Story Keryx: Offline Package Manager For Ubuntu / Debian hotice 04/01/2010 - 8:58am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:36am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:31am
Story Linux is the perfect choice for many people srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:23am
Story What Will It Take For Linux And Open Source To Dethrone Microsoft? srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:21am
Story Re: is Foresight Linux dead? srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:19am

Novell highlights Linux plans with exec change, rebate program

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SUSE

As part of that effort, Novell earlier this week announced a program to boost channel sales of its enterprise SUSE Linux line with a new, 20-point rebate program for qualified resellers.

Linux Gains Ground in Wall Street Nooks, Crannies

Behind the scenes on Wall Street, who is really using Linux? Although developers remain the major practitioners, Linux is also making headway these days as a grid platform for transaction processing, a place for running algorithmic trading engines, and even as a desktop environment, according to participants in this week's SIA (Securities Industry Association) conference in New York City.

Linux: spoiled for choice!

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Linux

Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards.

Ripping your DVD's to AVI files.

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HowTos

As promised, there is more content added to the Kubuntu How-To. This time we are covering Ripping your DVDs to AVI files with a great program called DVD::Rip.

UFO: Alien Invasion 2.0rc2

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Gaming

The UFO: Alien Invasion team has released version 2.0rc2 for testing of their awsome X-Com remake. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces.

Stack Smashing Protection for Debian

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HowTos

Since we last covered the use of Stack Smashing Protection (SSP) the default compiler for Debian Sid has been upgraded to include it, with no need for custom patching. Read on for a brief demonstration of how it can be used to prevent attacks.

How Apple and Microsoft are advancing desktop Linux

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Linux

We owe a debt to both of the big desktop operating system companies. If Apple hadn't started closing its desktop to developers and Microsoft hadn't started hammering on the Linux desktop, we'd have had to work a lot harder to get people to notice that Linux desktops are getting a lot better in the last few months.

Zero Configuration Networking with Linux

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HowTos

Zero Configuration Networking (Zeroconf) is a standard method of establishing communications between computers and allowing them to advertise and access each others' resources. It is designed to ease some of the complexities involved in computer networking -- in fact, it is designed to remove them altogether, by requiring no user configuration at all.

New boss has six months to make Novell work

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Interviews
SUSE

Analysis: Novell's incoming chief executive Ron Hovsepian has a simple job description, according to the analysts: improve sales fast, or else.

Also: Interview: New Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian & Channel Chief Steve Erdman

Firefox for Dummies

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Interviews

Last Friday, we talked with Blake Ross, the 20-year old who started writing code for Netscape at age 14 and has since co-founded the Firefox project and SpreadFirefox.com. He is also author of the new book Firefox for Dummies.

Tech Gurus Say They'll 'Switch from Mac'

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Mac
OSS

Playing on Apple's past "Switch" ad campaign, which was aimed at getting Windows users to migrate to Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, a few longtime Mac and open-source gurus are vocally publicizing their switch away from Apple's platform to more open-source solutions.

Belgian government chooses OpenDocument

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OSS

In a blow to Microsoft, Belgium's government departments will be instructed to use an open file format for internal communications.

Mandriva 2007.0 alpha livecd - KDE version test

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MDV
Reviews
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Mandriva has begun their development cycle by releasing an alpha for the upcoming 2007.0. They posted a list of known issues and a few others are coming to light. Beranger looked at the gnome version which compliments my choice of the kde version. These are approximately 684M livecds and best defined as cooker snapshots at this point. The full install version is expected in the next few days. So how did the kde version do here on a desktop machine?

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Gates' Move Means Little

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OS

This being a Unix column, we can often dismiss what goes on in the Windows space with a sniffy, "not our kind, dear." But the latest seismic shift on the other side of the OS tracks has many a Unix pundit ... verklempt.

Gartner: Open source on Windows is the future

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OS

Analysts are increasingly receiving feedback from its clients showing that there is a real growth in companies that want to run open source software stacks on top of Windows, or proprietary software on top of Linux.

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Opera 9 Is Music to eWEEK Labs' Ears

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Software

Opera Software's browser continues to innovate, with enviable search customization and improvements to management and configuration options.

Getting Free Long Distance, Part 1

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Software

One of the big attractions to VoIP is the promise of free worldwide long distance. Call anywhere anytime over the Internet for nothing. What could be sweeter?

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DSL-N: Damn Small Linux gets bigger

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Linux

What began as a toy project to stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a refined community project known for its speed and versatility. If they could do all this in 50 megs, imagine what they could do in more space. Last month the DSL developers released DSL-Not, a.k.a. DSL-N 0.1 RC1. It's 83.5MB of DSL coated with GTK sugar. Yummy!

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