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Forrester survey finds lack of interest in OSS?

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OSS When a Forrester Research representative emailed with the following survey highlights, I was more than a little surprised: Seventy percent of decision-makers responded that they don't have interest or have no plans to adopt open source software.

Essential Linux Tool: SystemRescueCd

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Linux SystemRescueCd is a Gentoo-based Linux distribution that specializes in repairing unbootable computer systems and recovering data after a system crash. Since it is loaded with system utilities, its main aim is to provide a handy tool to anyone that needs to perform computer admin tasks.

Graphical Terminal Emulators for Linux

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Konsole is the KDE terminal application. It can be configured in many ways, supports transparency (for desktop only), background images, encoding, pre-defined colour schemes (you can make custom ones), tabs (so you can have several sessions opened without the need to open another Konsole), and it's very rich regarding the configuration options.

The future is bright for Linux filesystems

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Software In a recent article, Linux File Systems: Ready for the Future?, Henry Newman expands on what he feels are shortcomings in current GNU/Linux filesystems. Specifically, he believes current Linux filesystem technology cannot meet the demands that massive implementations of 100TB or larger require. Regardless there are several new filesystems on the horizon that will move FOSS further into this massive size arena.

today's leftovers

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  • Suncorp looks forward to desktop Linux, ODF

  • Stallman attacks Oyster's 'unethical' use of Linux
  • Nokia: Linux role growing, not yet mainstream
  • Mozilla's open source phone system
  • The $100 Distraction Device
  • Smashing the open source glass ceiling
  • Symbian, Microsoft Not Fearing Linux Inroads In Cellular Market
  • Nero's Dilemma: Why Pay For Closed-Source Software On Linux?
  • Ubuntu Netbook Strategy Faces Four Questions
  • Beesoft Commander: An old school file manager on the modern desktop
  • The Firefox 3 instance that will not die
  • Review: Linux Powered HP Media Vault Pro mv5150
  • Fedora Quick Start
  • The Real Reason Why Linux on the Desktop isn’t Popular
  • gnome in the age of decadence

Installing mod_geoip For Apache2 On Fedora 9

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This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Fedora 9 system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds or phpAdsNew) ad server to allow geo targeting.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day 15-June

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Ubuntu Kubuntu Tutorials Day is back. Join the Kubuntu team on IRC, #kubuntu-devel, for some fascinating chats with Free Software’s finest developers.

Battling for time? Then don't Battle for Wesnoth!

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blogs.ittoolbox: I wanted to try some different game than the FPS where you go and chomp, shoot or saw the baddies, terrorists or aliens. To satisfy this need for fantasy, control and strategy while still killing things I started browsing through the games section of the Debian repository. While the descriptions don't give much clue what the game is about I came across this description which peaked my interest. 2.4.1 Released

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OOo The latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite. 2.4.1 includes a security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes to all its core components. 2.4.1 is available for immediate download.

KDE4 rules… better said will do one day

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KDE I’m brave man sometimes. So you know why I replace KDE4:STABLE with KDE4:UNSTABLE on my desktop machine. And voila — cool KDE4. There is only one thing to say: “it’s much more better than its 4.0 sibling. Yep, it can be used now. Of course there are some issues.

Linux Mint 5 Review

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gayhacker.wordpress: The wonderful team over at Linux Mint has just released their fifth version (release notes) of the operating system, codename Elyssa, presenting yet another stable and elegant system. I decided to write a review for this version as this will mark the first release for Long Term Support.

History of linux

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debianknoppix.wordpress: Linux is the first truly free Unix-like operating system. The underlying GNU Project was launched in 1983 by Richard Stallman originally to develop a Unix-compatible operating system called GNU, intended to be entirely free software.

Linux - A Social Justice Issue

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Linux For those who could not edit the source code of a program if their life depended on it, why should you care whether or not the software you use is open or closed source? In my mind, the attractiveness of open source (and in turn Linux) is that it is a more socially just model for using technology.

some howtos

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  • How To Get Started With Logical Volume Management In Linux

  • Linksys WPC54G ver. 1.2 with WPA on Hardy
  • How To: Open a root terminal in Ubuntu
  • Enable The Nautilus Advanced Permissions Dialog In Ubuntu 8.04
  • How-To: Change Console Resolution
  • Configuring PCLOS in console mode

Application posts

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  • Penny Arcade Game
  • Gwenview
  • Open Source Forum Shootout - phpBB
  • Linux web tools and HTML editors, Pt. 1
  • Brasero 0.7.90 and Xfburn 0.3.0: two pleasant surprises!

Welcome to the Official openSUSE Forums!

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After announced on March 11, 2008, official openSUSE forums has been established and starting work for providing better support for openSUSE community on June 09, 2008. Forums merges 3 existing openSUSE forums,, and the openSUSE support forums at

Debian Weekly News - June 9th, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.
Some of the topics covered in this issue: Release Update, Beta-2 of the Lenny Debian Installer released, Report from LinuxTag 2008, and Call for help by the german translation team.

Also: Lenny won’t ship rng
And: Debian Weather is back

How's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Doing?

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Linux One of the great things about the double-barrel open source software and fee-based subscription support strategy that commercial Linuxes have is that there is very little economic pressure on Linux shops to upgrade from one version of the platform to another as their Linux vendor (or vendors) tweak, change, upgrade, and improve their distros.

Tuxpaint is fun for kids and adults

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Software My granddaughter has been sitting on my lap at the computer since before she could even hold herself up. She was only a few months old when she became interested in the mouse and began learning to place the cursor on the screen. A friend of mine laughed at us and stated that I'd "have her compiling kernels by the time she was three." Well, she's three years old now, and though she's not compiling kernels yet, she is having hours of fun on her own thanks to Tuxpaint.

Comic touches keeps Rain-Slick Precipice fun

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Gaming When edgy, risque, and retro all come together in a video game, smart people stay off the street. Off the streets of New Arcadia, circa 1922, that is, because that's where evil seems to thrive in Episode 1 of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, a newly released game from Hothead Games and Penny Arcade. We first wrote about it last fall, and the game has just been released for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Xbox platforms. Now that we finally have Episode 1 in hand, here's our review.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.