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Red Hat belittles Oracle's Linux wins

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Red Hat has declared itself unimpressed with Oracle's list of 26 customers for its Red Hat Linux support business.

In a Q&A session with financial analysts on Thursday, Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik said that Oracle's high profile win of Yahoo's business is in fact limited to a few Oracle database servers.

What Freedom That Works Means To Me

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"Freedom That Works" is to me the sort of "Freedom as in what makes me feel cozy", not like "Freedom like in gNewNonsense".

"Free as in free beer" vs. "free as in free speech" are just childish terms no one should use: the beer is never free and it's not something to value that much anyway ("free sex" would be a better choice), and speech is even less free, no matter what your illusions are.

Ubuntu 7.04 - The pace quickens towards final release

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The number and frequency of updates for Ubuntu 7.04 has picked up a bit over the last five days. Two updates I've noticed is the final OpenOffice 2.2 release (which coincided with OpenOffice stand-alone release), and updates to Compiz that finally enable the cube.

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core.

The open source attitude

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In the first of a three-part series, we offer a comparative look at how firms in the U.S. and Canada decide which software model works for their enterprises.

Mellon Foundation Awards for Open Source Projects

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The Andrew Mellon Foundation sponsors awards of $50,000 and $100,000 for "not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development of open source software tools with particular application to higher education and not-for-profit activities."

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative

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If you want to create a document, spreadsheet, database or an audio-visual presentation then most people turn to the Microsoft Office suite of programs, and why not?

Hidden Linux : Cures for KDE Boredom (Part 3)

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Yet another way to dress up your desktop is to let others do it for you. KDE comes with a modest collection of themes to start you off, and there are heaps more available on the web.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 1 - Appearance and Themes

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One of the first things any new user to Linux goes through is getting used to a brand new, vibrantly rich, but very alien OS experience. They tend to find that they now have something they didn't really have before. Choice.

ATIpower: ATI Linux GPU Overclocking

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When it comes to overclocking ATI Radeon graphics cards under Linux the only real option has been using rovclock. Rovclock is a Radeon overclocking utility written and developed by Sebastian Witt. This tool has been in development since 2005 but it took quite a while before the Radeon R300/R400 series was even supported.

Most usable Linux 2007 - let the battle commense

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2007 is an exciting year for Linux distros and it's getting near to crunch time, with PCLinuxOS 2007 nearing release, the latest and greatest Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn) due out in just a few weeks (April 19th apparently). Gentoo 2007 is due at *some* point this year and I also understand there's a new Mepis out soonish (although I'm unsure when)...

Paranormal portal relies on open source to collect UFO info

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The Anomalies Network is a portal for all things paranormal. The site includes mirrors of remote FTP servers, Web archives, and a large discussion forum as part of what Anomalies.net founder Olav Phillips calls a "massive site" that runs on a classic LAMP stack.

AppArmor now in Ubuntu Feisty

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When I was using OpenSUSE, I wrote that I liked the AppArmor application security. I wished for (K)Ubuntu to have that. My wish came true. It’s now part of Feisty.

According to Codeblog, AppArmor was uploaded to Feisty Universe. You have to issue the following commands in the terminal if you would like to install it.

sudo apt-get install apparmor-modules-source dpatch

Dell, the Linux desktop, and timing

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Dell may have picked the perfect time to begin offering Linux-powered desktops. Why? Because, the next generation of Windows, Vista, has just sprung its first major security leak: the .ANI vulnerability.

How to setup fglrx for Ubuntu Feisty

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It took me so long to setup fglrx driver for ATI Mobility X300 in my laptop, IBM Thinkpad T43. Actually, the ATI open source driver comes with Xorg 7.2 works very well except he open source driver does not support 3D acceleration for ATI Mobility X300. . There are so many howto but none of them worked for me.

OS/2 is 20 years old today

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IF OUR CALENDARS serve us right, April 2007 means twenty years have passed since the initial "Microsoft-IBM OS/2 1.0" announcement. But the story of OS/2 is not always told right.

Problem with ATI driver

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I had installed the xorg-driver-fglrx (ATI’s fglrx driver) through Apt in my Kubuntu Feisty box and it was working fine after reconfiguring using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and without installing the linux-restricted-modules.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 196

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Compiz and Beryl Merger

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It isn’t official yet, but Compiz and Beryl are merging. For the last few weeks I have been following the mailing list discussions on this topic. A lot of the work has been started. It is sort of unofficially announced, so I feel now is as good a time as any to comment. First some back story:

When Will AIGLX Come For ATI?

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For months now Radeon/FireGL owners have been wondering whether or not ATI Technologies / Advanced Micro Devices is actively working on AIGLX support for their official drivers or whether they will even support it with their binary fglrx drivers.

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