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Open source protester crashes speech by Bill Gates at Chinese University

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A protester calling for free computer software and open source programming crashed a speech Friday by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates at one of China's top universities.

UNLV Firefox users get help

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Moz/FF

The University of Nevada Office of Information Technology has announced, with great fanfare, its decision to offer technical support for the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. This week, the Student Computing Support Center on the second floor of the Student Union has been hosting an open house to promote Firefox.

Fallen Under the Spell of Arch Voodoo

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Reviews
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I received an email the other day from a visitor saying how much he enjoyed reading my reviews, but he was a disappointed as it seems tuxmachines had been ignoring his favorite distro.

Linux is an orchestra and you are the conductor

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The purists are forever crying out that the word Linux refers to the kernel only. True. However for the general public the word has come to mean a collection of programs making up an operating system in the same way an orchestra means a collection of musical instruments and musicians.

Perl Is a Gem: One-Liners and Programs

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HowTos

During my years as a Unix Systems Administrator and Quality Assurance Engineer, one of the most indispensable tools in my Unix tool box has been Perl. A Perl "power programmer" I am not, though almost daily I find new ways to incorporate simple (and sometimes not so simple) Perl logic into my work, which results in increased productivity and efficiency.

Novell's Microsoft dealmaker chides Red Hat

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SUSE

The Novell executive who architected an historic technology and intellectual property agreement with Microsoft has scolded rival Red Hat for not being innovative and warned Oracle's Linux play will fragment the company's operating system.

Quanta to delay OLPC notebook shipments to 4Q07

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OLPC

Quanta Computer's shipments of XO notebooks under the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) project may be delayed, again, to the fourth quarter instead of the third quarter due to a delay in designs of varied application scenarios for different emerging markets, according to an April 20 Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

PCLOS Gnome Project

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Linux

This is just a note that a fairly new project is in the works at MyPCLinuxOS to offer PC Linux OS Gnome 2.18. I am only a tester and our team has not yet released an official test .iso featuring Gnome 2.18. Our Dev's will not be officially releasing anything until the system is as bug free as is possible - in line with the main PCLOS and Texstars philosophy.

Top Ten Curiously Useful Linux commands.

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HowTos

Ok, so you know grep, awk and sed. You can ls and cd your way anywhere on your computer. You can even eject your cdrom by typing several letters instead of pressing one button. But here's a fresh*,new**, and perhaps even slightly humorous take on several of your all time favorites.

10. mplayer

Welcome to Opensville, Population Zero

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OSS

Nestled between Proprietary and Freedomberg, Opensville is a utopia. Everyone who lives in the adjacent cities spends their free time in Opensville. The parks are beautiful, the shopping is amazing, and the nights are pure Vegas. Sounds like a great place, huh?

Shuttleworth: Michael Dell’s Ubuntu Dell was “fun story” but nothing more

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Ubuntu

Dell CEO Michael Dell is getting a Dell preloaded with Ubuntu, sure, but it doesn’t mean much, according to Canonical Ltd. head Mark Shuttleworth.

Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.20) versus Windows (Vista)

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Linux

This aims to be the most comprehensive0 kernel comparison of the latest most popular Unix style kernel versus the latest most popular kernel. In Q2 2007, this means Linux 2.6.20 kernel versus Windows Vista kernel.

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Seven Post-Install Tips for Ubuntu 7.04

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HowTos

So, you've just installed Ubuntu 7.04, otherwise known as the "Feisty Fawn" release of everyone's favorite (for now) flavor of Linux. You booted the installation disc, looked around the test environment to discover that your hardware was working, and double-clicked the Install icon on the desktop.

Why is Vista lame?

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Microsoft

Critical reception of Vista is cool, at best. Yet I know Microsoft didn’t set out to create a mediocre product. They have a lot of smart, passionate people who really want to create industry leading products. It is just that, on their flagship product, they haven’t.

My experience upgrading from Ubuntu 6.10 to Ubuntu 7.04

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I’ve just completed my upgrade from Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft to Fiesty Fawn. I’m running this on a Lenovo x60s with an Intel Centrino Duo processor (1.66Ghz each), 1.5 GB of RAM and the Intel i915 chipset.

Unlike my last experience, this one went very, very smooth. In fact, there were no hiccups, glitches or bugs that I’ve found so far and I’ve tested all of my critical stuff.

Open-source group takes first interoperability steps

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Nonprofit consortium the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) has begun making moves to increase businesses' use of open-source software.

The industry group Wednesday issued an interoperability roadmap and announced its first major project -- the Common Customer View prototype.

The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

I will use the following software:

Web Server: Apache 2.2
Database Server: MySQL 5.0

GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative launched

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Software

The GNOME Foundation is scheduled to announce the GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative (GMAE) today at the Embedded Linux Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. The initiative is aimed at bolstering GNOME usage as an embedded and mobile development platform.

The Final Analysis of the Tux500 Scam

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Linux

Yayyy! Today is the Very Last Day that Penguin Pete has to talk about the tux500 scam! The story is almost completely told, and then I can forget it.

Nokia Internet Tablet : Sysadmins’ friend?

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Misc

A bane of the system administrator’s (SA) job is on-call work. You either end up lugging a laptop or making a dash for the nearest machine when things go wrong. . It would be nice to have something that was a bit more portable but had enough tools to fix most issues.

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