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How To: Xgl and Compiz on Ubuntu Dapper

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Xgl along with compiz offer new features to the Unix Desktop Environment. Xgl is a new Xserver on top of OpenGL and compiz the window manager using Xgl enhancements. This How to will go though the installation process and the way to configure it in Gnome.

Novell Pot Meets Community Kettle

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SUSE

I think we may have hurt Novell's feelings.

That's really the only reason I can come up with to justify CTO Jeff Jaffe's remarks regarding the open source community during a product announcement briefing with CNET News earlier this week. That--or a desperate need to grab headlines.

FreeBSD 6.1 review

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Reviews
BSD

After a disastrous 5.X series, FreeBSD's reputation for quality was mostly restored with version 6.0. Here we are at the first release milestone past that -- 6.1 -- and the good news is, it continues the upward trend. The (somewhat) bad news is, despite many little improvements, it's still not perfect.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Linux Desktop Redux

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Linux

We'll admit to being cynical about the Linux desktop. We'll chalk it up to being tired of every year being described as The Year of the Desktop, with limited follow-through from both the ISV and user communities. So when we saw that SUSE 10.1 went gold earlier this week, our first reaction was, "Isn't that old news?"

UNIX to Linux Porting: Project Considerations

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HowTos

Application porting refers to the process of taking a software application that runs on one operating system and hardware architecture, recompiling (making changes as necessary), and enabling it to run on another operating system and hardware architecture. In some cases, porting software from one platform to another may be as straightforward as recompiling and running verification tests on the ported application. In other cases, however, it is not as straightforward.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Final Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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It is certainly no secret that OpenSUSE released their SUSE Linux 10.1 Final yesterday. The news was carried on about every computer news site in existence. It was big news and just about everyone was excited. I'd like to know how many downloads have actually occurred. The site had to be minimized early in the morning and downloads from all the mirrors I tried moved like molasses. I'm not sure, but it seems this release has generated even more interest than the landmark 10.0 last October. Perhaps I can understand that, given that this release has some exciting new features. I would speculate that on the top of many people's list is the inclusion of the XGL desktop. We at tuxmachines have tried to keep you abreast of the changes coming forth from the SUSE team, but the final was even better than we dared to predict. This is our final report on the development cycle of 10.1.

E3: Kawanishi Talks Homebrew Linux PS3 Development

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Gaming

In an intriguing turn of events, Sony executive Izumi Kawanishi has illuminated some of his company's PlayStation 3 Linux plans, indicating that it will be possible for individual 'homebrew' coders to create playable content for PS3, something actively blocked for Sony's PSP handheld.

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Review of SUSE 10.1

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Reviews
SUSE

After being postponed, SUSE 10.1 was finally released on the 11th of May. That day, http://www.opensuse.org was down, probably dying under the huge number of people eagerly pressing F5 on their Internet browser. However, the ISO files were present on a few mirrors and the "GM" (Gold Master) acronym in their name indicated that this was the official release.

Linux Distributions Trends

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Google

I am sure that by now all the world has already found out and tested the cool new tool google launched yesterday: google trends… What does this show us? That redhat is going down… Debian is strong and many peoples are still interested into it. Centos? Peoples don’t know to much about this cool project.

Will Linux Push Unix out of China?

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Linux

Windows and Linux are the two big rivals of Unix. Though born just nine years ago, Linux has developed very fast, thanks to its openness and good performance. More importantly, Linux is bolstered not only by many companies, but also by a great number of Linux fans around the world.

FreeBSD vows to compete with desktop Linux

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BSD

FreeBSD developer Scott Long told ZDNet UK on Thursday that the operating system, descended from the Unix derivative BSD, is "quickly approaching" feature parity with Linux.

Suse 10.1 review!

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Reviews
SUSE

In this review, I'm hopefully going to highlight most of the changes Joe end-user might notice when upgrading or switching over to 10.1. As with every SUSE release we get to see some new eye-candy and graphics on the install, and this time around SUSE has not left me disappointed in the least.

Using PC-BSD

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BSD

My next two articles will demonstrate the features of two desktop operating systems that are based on FreeBSD. Both PC-BSD and DestopBSD provide an easy to install and easy to use desktop environment suited for the corporate desktop user as well as the home user with no previous Unix experience. Today I'll concentrate on PC-BSD.

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Confirmed bug in Firefox 1.5.0.3

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Moz/FF
Security

We have confirmed a bug in Firefox 1.5.0.3 with DoS possibilities. When you download the source of the following page you will see what it does. It will open 100 mailforms, so be cautions when you open the link!

How I Over-Teched Myself

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BSD

Ever since I first had to use it for real work, I have known that I tend to get a lot more writing and programming done when I use the command line interface than when I'm in X11. Somehow, though, my increase in productivity didn't fully register with me until I put OpenBSD on my laptop computer.

Ballmer, Linux, Open Source, and google

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Microsoft

Open source is beating Microsoft in areas where the software firm is lacking in innovation. But when competing head to head on features, Microsoft has no trouble beating open source, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer argued during a public speaking engagement in Silicon Valley.

Why Phonon is a broken wheel

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KDE

First of all it is destined to fall into one of two traps. Either its API become so high level and limited that application developers will shun it due to a lack of features. On the other hand if they actually try to implement a feature set that is big enough to at least satisfy a subset, then they will be forced into accessing things so deep in the frameworks that the operations become so framework specific that generalizing them could produce various broken behaviour changing depending on framework chosen.

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