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Orphaned Desktop Environments

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The unification of the Free Standards Group and the Open Source Development Labs into the all-new shiny Linux Foundation has drawn a lot of attention this week. But while a lot of people are interested in the motivation behind the merger, I am wondering what the outcomes of this move might be.

Fun and Software Development

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Fun is a pervasive feature of software development, not only for open source programmers but in the area of commercial software development too: Open source developers that are paid for their work are observed to be very motivated and prepared for future effort, especially if they enjoy their development time.

GNUstep at a glance

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These screenshots are took from the GNUstep 1.0 LiveCD, released on Nov. 6, 2006. No matter how nostalgic might I be, the GNUstep 1.0 desktop looks exactly like a Linux desktop back in 1994.

Ubuntu Tutes

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openSUSE 10.2 Live DVD available

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SUSE

The last piece of the openSUSE 10.2 distribution got released today. It contains a base desktop system (KDE and Gnome) with applications for office, multimedia and internet usage.

Novell Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-compliance

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SUSE

Novell received an additional notice of non-compliance from the staff of the NASDAQ Stock Market, pursuant to NASDAQ marketplace rule 4310(c)(14), due to the delay in filing its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2006.

Getting started with Perl

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We’re going to take a look at the basics of Perl, which is a popular choice for writing basic CGI scripts – programs that interact with a web server to provide more dynamic web pages.

Educators can manage course content with Moodle

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Software

As an educator, I am interested in course management systems (CMS) applications for courses, curriculums, and institutions. Well-known proprietary CMS applications such as WebCT and Blackboard are too expensive for the schools and companies I work with. After testing and playing with several open source CMS applications, my favorite is Moodle.

Meet The 'No Hard Disk' Man

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Linux

Knopper is known as the man who can put a system to life without even touching its hard drive. And what makes his efforts notable is the fact that he is a one-man army. He has an infectious sense of humour which I noticed when I met him last year during Asia's biggest Linux event, LinuxAsia 2006.

Running Virtual PCs on Your PC with VMware Player

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Need to test-run a new software app without affecting your main computer? Software developer Kulvir Singh Bhogal introduces you to VMware Player, a program that allows you to run virtual machine images on a host PC, effectively allowing you to run multiple operating systems on the same PC simultaneously.

Debian tipped for February release

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Linux

The long-awaited next version of the Debian open-source operating system is most likely to be released in February, according to members of the Debian community.

BSD goes live with FreeSBIE 2.0

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BSD

Last year the Italian FreeBSD user group, GUFI, rekindled the FreeSBIE project to develop a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system. After more than four months of development, and an equal number of beta releases, the project released FreesBIE 2.0 this month. Codenamed Clint Eastwood, the live CD is based on the recent FreeBSD 6.2 release, and is an ideal platform to experience BSD and learn how things are done in BSD land.

Rivals attack Vista as illegal under EU rules

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Microsoft

A coalition of rivals charged on Friday that Microsoft Corp.'s new Vista operating system coming out next week will perpetuate practices found illegal in the European Union nearly three years ago.

Also: Windows Vista - How Would You Like to be Screwed Today?
And: Linux Dodges Microsoft In Retail Vertical Space

Kurumin Linux 7.0 Light Screenshots

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Linux

Kurumin Linux is a distribution we had never heard of prior to today's encounter. The latest Kurumin release, Light 7.0, is a mini LiveCD that is targeted for Brazilian users and is based on Debian/Knoppix.

Those Screenshots.

Inside PC-BSD 1.3

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BSD

PC-BSD 1.3 was released on New Year's Eve. Dru Lavigne interviewed three members of the PC-BSD release engineering team regarding the new release and their involvement within the PC-BSD community.

Passive entertainment with Democracy TV

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When it comes to bandwidth eaters, there's one kid on the block that will have you biting off more than you can chew. Its fun. Its addictive. Its open source. Its Democracy TV.

Using the nvidia binary driver with Xen on Debian etch

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HowTos

I recently set up Xen 3.0.3 on Debian etch using the great guide here from this site. However, if (like me) you use the binary Nvidia X.org driver rebooting into your new XenLinux kernel your X.org server will fail to start. If you read its error output, you will see that this is because it cannot find the nvidia kernel module. Here we'll show how to fix things.

Selling open source just keeps getting easier

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One way to know that the open source market is maturing is to analyze how fast companies are able to get to significant revenues. By "significant" I mean $10M and on a sharp, upward ramp. When I started in the business of open source (2000, with Lineo), it was horribly difficult to pull in $1M in revenues, much less $10M. Now? The ink will still be dry on your VC term sheets when you cross that threshold. Really.

Review: Geeklog delivers a portal in a box

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Reviews

It's called "The Ultimate Weblog System," and if you can shear off some of the hyperbole in that you'll find that the quick-to-install Geeklog does provide what it claims: a Web portal with all the trimmings, and all of it working right "out of the box."

Manage SSH Tunnels with Gnome SSH Tunnel Manager

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gSTM, the Gnome SSH Tunnel Manager, is a front-end for managing SSH-tunneled port redirects. It stores tunnel configurations in a simple XML format. The tunnels, with local and remote port redirections, can be created, deleted, modified, and individually started and stopped through one simple interface. It is useful for anyone wanting to securely access private services over an encrypted tunnel.

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