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New Firewire Stack In Development

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Linux

Kristian Høgsberg announced that he is working on a new firewire stack to replace the stack currently in the Linux kernel. Ben Collins expressed some concerns about the decision to abandon the existing stack, "the tree is years old, and a lot of work has been put into it.

The power of the open source ecosystem

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OSS

For a number of reasons, I was recently "forced" to work on an Apple machine for longer than I would have liked. Don't get me wrong: I like OS X, and I think there is a great deal the open source community can learn from it. However, it doesn't seem to be geared up for people like me: 11000 emails literally kill Apple Mail.

XglSnow

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Software

XglSnow is a plug-in for beryl that brings the familiar xsnow christmas and winter feeling to the X-desktop.

Which Road To Take?

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OSS

It could be just me, but why does the thought of adding a clause to the GPL 3 just to keep deals like the Microsoft-Novell collaboration from happening seem vaguely... wrong?

Mandrake founder discusses new distro

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Linux

Gaël Duval already has a place in the history of free software as the creator of the Mandrake distribution and the co-founder of MandrakeSoft (now Mandriva). After being dismissed last March from Mandriva, Duval plans to make his mark a second time with Ulteo, a new distribution designed to simplify computing by taking administration out of users' hands. With the alpha version of Ulteo released this week after six months of secrecy, Duval talked to Linux.com about his plans.

Putting openSUSE 10.2 through its paces

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Reviews
SUSE

Sooner than anyone expected it, Novell Inc.'s openSUSE community Linux distribution project has delivered a new version: openSUSE 10.2. As a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user since S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 first appeared in 1996, I decided to immediately give this version a try.

Survey Finds Red Hat Customers Willing To Stay With Company if it Cuts Prices

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Linux

Red Hat customers are mulling their options. But they can be bought. That’s one of the takeaways from a fascinating report today from Pacific Crest’s Brendan Barnicle based on a survey he did of 118 enterprise operating system buyers, including 86 Red Hat support customers.

How to create easy-access templates via right-click : Ubuntu

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HowTos

How many of us regularly use certain types of files or documents during our day-to-day work? I know I am always in & out of documents and editing or creating .html files. Well, this tuturial will shave off precious seconds as you scramble for world domination.

Support and Typical Problems in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

This chapter from The Official Ubuntu Book discusses some of the most common problems faced by users, presented in a cookbook format, followed by a concise solution.

First look at Ubuntu Fesity Fawn Herd 1

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I recently got Feisty Fawn Herd 1 (the first testing release) up and running in a Virtual Machine to take a look. While this is a testing distro does contain bugs, it’s interesting to look at what’s coming down the line for April of ‘07.

Networking Notes: Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Linux

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Linux

If you've been thinking of dipping your toes in the Linux pool, you might find a lot of the sound and fury surrounding licenses, technologies and strange dealings with Microsoft more than you bargained for when you signed up for a low-cost and powerful file server. Come on in ... the water's fine.

Coolest places you will find LINUX directing operations

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Linux

This list of interesting Linux uses is by no means exhaustive. I just picked linux uses that interested me and I hope you will find it interesting too. Most of the picks came from Linuxdevices.com. You can check it out and see their cool stuff.

Mozilla Firefox 3 - Gran Paradiso (Alpha1) now available

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has released Mozilla Firefox Gran Paradiso Alpha 1, which is an early developer milestone for the next major version of Firefox that is being built on top of the next generation of Mozilla’s layout engine, Gecko 1.9.

Assessing the true cost of One Laptop Per Child

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Misc

While Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has garnered a tremendous amount of support worldwide, it has also become a lightning rod for critics who have questioned the viability of its long-term success and impact. As the OLPC receives its first shipment of laptops and continues to formalize agreements with developing countries, the cost of individual laptops hover at about $130. Critics, however, suggest that the "true cost" may be several times that amount.

Disk Partitioning

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HowTos

Nowadays P2P like bittorrent are so popular, until others need to add a new harddisk to download all the stuff. A new harddisk is need to repartition before you can use it. To partitioning the new harddisk, you can use this:

Introduction to Freedom

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OSS

Since this is on the internet and the objective of this article is to let you - the users of the internet - know and hopefully have a better idea about freedom on the internet, in computers and on media, we would like to explain some of the ideas that have the principle of freedom at its core which are important for these fields.

Batch processing in PHP

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News

What do you do when you have a feature in your Web application that takes longer than a second or two to finish? You need some type of offline processing solution. Check out several methods for offline servicing of long-running jobs in your PHP application.

ZenWalk 4.0: Great Taste, Less Volkerding

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Linux
Reviews

I do not like Slackware. Let me get that out right now. This should be obvious to anyone who's read my rants or had the misfortune to mistake my Slackware 11 rant for a real review and decided to subsequently question my IQ and parentage on the comments section of OSNews. Zenwalk is a derivative of Slackware, so it's starting out the game with two strikes against it. However it has been several versions since I last looked at this distro (2.4). Let's see if it can make up for its parent.

Open source booming in Asia

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OSS

Open source code is now used by over 70 per cent of software developers in Asia, according to a new report. The number of developers using open source in the region has surged more than 40 per cent in just three years.

Open Source to pervade enterprise users

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OSS

Open source seems to be the buzzword that is set to pervade enterprises over the next few years. According to industry sources, enterprise open source buyers will turn into systems integrators, as the architectural approaches to open source will be predominant.

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