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linux.com: Linux is an excellent platform for network administration. If you want to monitor your network traffic, you can find many tools -- some accessible from a Web interface, others using a graphical interface -- but nothing beats the speed of the command line. Command-line tools are also useful in shell scripts, where they can help you perform complex tasks. Here's a handful of my favorites for monitoring network traffic.
zdnet.co.uk/blog: While Linux might be able to gain share at the expense of the still-unpopular Vista, it's possible that tired old PCs aren't that important anyway.
regdeveloper.co.uk: There are lots of reasons why Linux has not ousted Windows - many of them nothing to do with technology or logic and more to do with politics. Nevertheless there are still outstanding technical issues - not least is the problem of fragmentation that confuses users and developers alike. A quick scan of a Distrowatch more than illustrates the simple point - yes I know I like Linux - but which version?
junauza.blogspot: On this year's 48th issue of DistroWatch Weekly, Ladislav Bodnar wrote a message to MEPIS fans that sent heated emails to DistroWatch. Righteously, he gave them lessons on the proper things that they should have done. But what caused some MEPIS fans to act this way?
linux.com: One of the biggest complaints a Firefox evangelist encounters is "it doesn't act or feel like browser X." Internet Explorer users complain that Firefox doesn't look like what they're used to. Opera, Safari, and Netscape users complain that it's missing many of their favorite features.
Also: Mozilla Firefox 126.96.36.199 Released
osweekly.com: Although I do use Windows for some work related tasks, other than that, I’m basically on either one of my Macs 100 percent of the time. The switch has been very good to me, and although I never thought that I would get to the Machead stage, I’m definitely there, albeit in a reasonable way.
Charles Babcock: The Linux kernel is surrounded by hundreds of interested parties. How is it that none of them gains a commanding influence over the kernel's development priorities? HP, IBM, Oracle. Google, eBay and Intel each has a primary stake in Linux and employs kernel developers. Does this mean money talks when it comes to Linux? If not, why not?
post-gazette.com: At the beginning of November, Wal-Mart gave shoppers a chance to get an early start on their holiday shopping by offering a $199 desktop computer, both in its stores and online at WalMart.com. The retailing giant's promotion is the second initiative from a major player to offer Linux-based PCs in 2007.
datamation: Anyone looking for a summary of the free software movement's concerns needs only to look at Richard M. Stallman's essay "Some Confusing or Loaded Words and Phrases that are Worth Avoiding."
- LM_Sensors 3.0.0 Released
- Singapore inches toward open source
- The Open Source Threat
- Using the X clipboard from the command line
- GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
- 7 Linux Resources you Can’t Live Without
- GNOME 2.20.2 Coming This Week
- Oracle Unbreakable Linux vs. Red Hat
- Linux resources cool greenhouses
- Another Day Another Distro – Part 11 – The Aftermath
- I think Microsoft has an OSS Strategy
- Mozilla plans 2 more Firefox 3 betas, ~500,000 copies of beta 1 downloaded to date
- Replace Dolphin with Konqueror as the Default File Manager for KDE
earthweb.com: For the Linux community, 2007 has been a fantastically successful year. But all this success isn’t enough for me to start recommending that family and friends abandon the Microsoft-imposed shackles and head off into a world of Linux freedom.
telegraph.co.uk: This week we begin your Puppy training in earnest and we'll start by connecting to the Internet. If the PC you are running Puppy Linux has a connection through a router or Wi-Fi adaptor then it should be a breeze.
jem report: Traditionally, system administrators have had to rely on expensive course training and personal mentorship to learn the skills required for their jobs. These days, self-learning through books, practice on home computers, and computer-based training programs on the Web are taking a larger role in sysadmin education.
Serdar Yegulalp: Asus may not have properly fulfilled its obligations under the GPL to release all the source code used to build the Eee PC's proprietary hardware drivers. Or maybe someone just goofed.
news.zdnet.com: It hasn't been a good month for my code. Samba, the project I'm responsible for, has had to announce several security flaws. Unfortunately some of them were in code I wrote. I always do a large amount of soul-searching whenever that happens.
arsgeek: Every year since 2004 has been touted as the year of the Linux desktop. That year where Linux of some flavor makes huge inroads into the home and work desktop scene. Every year these predictions have fallen short.
internetnews.com: The GPL is the most widely used open source license on Earth, yet it has never been tested in a U.S. courtroom. That's not to say that alleged GPL license violations aren't already hitting the country's judicial system.
wired blogs: The divorce between Nina and Hans Reiser was acrimonious at best, and their disputes often surrounded whether their young son could play violent video games, the missing woman's family law attorney testified here Monday at the husband's murder trial.
eWeek: The good news for everyone is that you can get a good, solid laptop for under a grand these days. The bad news for Vista users is that many of those laptops, even though they're sold with Vista, have nothing like enough resources to run Vista decently.
australianit: About three years ago, Linux was perceived as Microsoft's Achille's heel, fast-forward and it's obvious Linux hasn't replaced every Windows desktop, but it has achieved some success in Australia.