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Fedora Core 6 Screenshots

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Linux

Tuesday night Jesse Keating announced that Fedora Core 6 would not ship this week as many had hoped for, but rather will launch on Tuesday, October 24. This release was pushed back twice this week due to last minute bugs. However, with Rawhide being complete, all that is left is last minute testing and then spinning the ISOs and sending them off to the mirrors. For those dieing to see what Fedora Core 6 final shall look like, we have built it from Rawhide on October 18, which should be the final packages for this build.

Joomla CMS Dances Off the Mambo Floor

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Software

All together now (“Joomla” is Swahili for “all together”), watch the talented former Mambo open source programmers, now aligned with Joomla, twist, turn and spin their mouse wheels in the new Joomla Dance. The tenacious team has announced v1.5, one year after splitting off from the original Mambo project.

Windows servers at risk at Linux-friendly Bartter

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Linux

Australian poultry producer Bartter Enterprises is evaluating the future of around 70 Microsoft Windows servers, in the context of a recent migration of other systems to Red Hat Linux.

IE7 vulnerability discovered already

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Microsoft

INSECURITY FIRM Secunia, has already found an insecurity in newly unleashed IE7. The vulnerability can be exploited to disclose potentially sensitive information the firm says, though it gives it just two out of five on its criticality meter.

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OOoBasic crash course: Working with files

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org's OOoBasic gives users tools to programmatically access and manipulate files. To see how that works, we'll create a simple macro that allows you to save text snippets from the current document in a plain text file. This macro can be used to store text fragments from multiple documents in one text file, or to save deleted passages in an external file in case you need them later.

The Secret to Linux Dominance

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Linux

With Microsoft's Vista looking more like a joke everyday, there is a real opportunity for Linux to make a true attempt to go for the mainstream user. Unfortunately, it’s their openness and freedom that is holding them back.

Installing Flash Player 9 Beta On Ubuntu

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HowTos

OK finally Adobe has decided to release Flash Player 9 in Beta Form for Linux. I’ve decided to throw together a quick how to on how to install it on Ubuntu Edgy. This should hold true however for most flavours of Ubuntu as well.

Debian and the Creative Commons

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OSS

The problem essentially is this: none of the Creative Commons licenses have a "source" requirement (unlike the GPL, for example), because, being intended for creative content, it was generally felt that no definition of "source" was really workable, and what's worse, the intuitive rules for different media would likely be very different.

Another world for office

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Software

The good news is that Microsoft Office is not the end of it all. There are several alternate office suites in the market. The bad news is that vendors are not pushing news of their availability enough leading to low end user awareness levels. Here’s a look at the most popular suites available and what you should be watching out for, if you plan to invest in them.

GNOME v2.17.1 Screenshots

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Software

After last month's release of GNOME 2.16.0, the 2.17.1 release of GNOME has been announced this morning -- in the development cycle for the road to 2.18.0. The changes are fairly extensive already for being the first test release in the GNOME 2.18 cycle. Of the updated packages in this first development release is new encoding profile support in Banshee, network game support in many of GNOME Games, Gossip fixes, GNOME Power Manager advancements, and much more. We have already fired up GARNOME and have plenty of screenshots of the freshly-compiled GNOME 2.17.1.

GPL backers agree to disagree

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OSS

Admit it: you've never bothered reading the End-User Licence Agreements (EULAs) that came with your desktop software. But licences do matter. A new version of its overarching licence has opened a split between free and open source software.

Flash Player 9 Update

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Software

Adobe Labs is currently featuring prerelease versions of the Flash Player 9 Update software. This release includes a new feature to enable full screen mode in the web player, bug fixes and support for additional operating systems — specifically Microsoft® Windows™ Vista™ and Linux.

Planning for Ubuntu 7.04 - the "Feisty Fawn"

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Ubuntu

With the final release of Ubuntu 6.10 approaching, and apparently set to be spot on schedule October 26th, we're starting to look beyond it to Ubuntu 7.04, scheduled for release on 19 April 2007.

Tux Games to be at the UK Linux Expo

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Gaming

On the 25th and 26th of October, Tux Games will be at the UK Linux Expo where they will be giving away thousands of pounds worth of freebies, letting people play games for free at their stand, and selling the latest Linux games.

Novell, IBM partner on integrated Linux server stack

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Linux

Let's say you own a small to medium sized business, and you want to use Linux, but you're not crazy about the idea of mixing and matching software and servers. If that's you, Novell and IBM want to talk to you about their new Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Linux desktop driver woes: Laying blame, lobbying, coping

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Linux

Driver support is a sore spot, a very sore spot, for any organization using or considering a migration to Linux desktops. It's a pain for longtime Linux users too. In fact, many Linux desktop advocates, users and user wannabes say it is a rock-hard barrier to adoption.

EyeOS, an open source Web operating system

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OS

Web operating systems are essentially personal productivity environments implemented using Web browsers, AJAX, and other Rich Internet Application technologies with data and additional services being provided by a Web server.

The future of Debian Weekly News

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Linux

As you might have noticed, the Debian Weekly News has come to a stop as Martin "Joey" Schulze stopped working on it as a indirect consequence of Dunc-tank. The question is "now what"?

Logical partitioning in the System p5 environment

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Linux

Learn the basics of how to partition an IBM System p5 server. Logical partitioning (LPAR) is the ability to logically slice up a single system's CPU, memory, and other resources to create multiple and separate servers. Wouldn't it be nice to consolidate all of those servers onto just a few pieces of hardware to more fully utilize your resources and yet still maintain separate OS environments for each of the applications? With the IBM POWER5-based servers, you can do just that.

Review: Slackware goes to 11

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Reviews
Slack

Slackware Linux 11 was released at the beginning of this month, which marks 13 years of continued development. Slackware Linux, while not the first Linux distribution, is the oldest surviving one, and is starting to show signs of aging.

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