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E-tailer cuts licensing costs with Linux server

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Linux

computerweekly: An online retailer has saved more than £56,000 in software licensing costs after moving its IT platform from Microsoft Windows to Linux. "Under a Linux environment our server software licensing costs are a tenth of what it was costing us under Microsoft," said Angus Gow, programme director at Iwantoneofthose.com.

digiKam splashscreens contest : and the winners are...

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Software

digikam.org: This weekend, the team have voted to choose the splashscreens used with next release. You can seen the pictures with links below:

Dell and Linux: uneasy bedfellows

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Ubuntu

iTWire: An interesting point that has been highlighted as a result of one American reviewer, Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, having obtained an Ubuntu-loaded Dell laptop for a review, is the fact that Dell appears to be plastering a vanilla Ubuntu installation on these machines and then selling them.

Red Hat in flux?

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Linux

matt asay: Jason Maynard at Credit Suisse is downgrading Red Hat's stock from "outperform" to "neutral." Interestingly, his downgrade isn't based on Red Hat's financial performance for this quarter, but rather stems from alleged turmoil in Red Hat's personnel.

The "alias" command

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HowTos

freesoftware mag: GNU/Linux comes with many commands and you use them every time you open a console and interact with it through the shell. The built-in command I want to look at is alias. It is a perfect example of a command that is simple yet useful and its use is restricted only by your knowledge.

Microsoft ruling to boost user choice

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Microsoft

computerweekly: The European Court's ruling against Microsoft could give IT departments greater choice in the tools they use to manage Windows.

Monsoon Multimedia tries to avert GPL legal showdown

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OSS

c|net: Consumer-electronics maker Monsoon Multimedia said on Monday that it intends to comply with the terms of the General Public License version 2--used in Linux and countless other open-source programs--in an effort to settle a lawsuit filed last week.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 221

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: Security and bug fix infrastructures in distributions

  • News: GNOME 2.20, Mandriva 2008 editions, Fedora's new Nodoka theme, Project Indiana
  • Released last week: KateOS 3.6, Foresight Linux 1.4, dyne:bolic 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008, Ubuntu 7.10 Beta
  • Site news: From FreeBSD to Debian GNU/Linux
  • New additions: Protech
  • New distributions: 7linux, Greenie Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

How to Quit Windows and cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome

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OS

Raiden's Realm: At the time when GNU/Linux was in its infancy and slowly growing, Microsoft intelligently and silently crept into our home computers. They launched consecutive series of successful Windows Operating Systems, sidelining other operating systems available at that time, and took over all market share.

Re: “7 Reasons Why Linux Won’t Succeed On The Desktop”

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Linux

Paul Murphy: Last week information Week editor Alexander Wolfe asked readers to respond to his “7 Reasons Why Linux Won’t Succeed On The Desktop”. Well..if he’s trolling for readers, my thought is that getting a third regular reader wouldn’t hurt the discussions here either, so… %setenv FANBOY_MODE ON

Shutdown unnecessary services listening on your Linux machine…!

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HowTos

typos: It is really important that your system have the least and absolutely necessary services running, especially if it’s a public server. Okay, one might be thinking that they've got their firewalls up and running, blocking all the unnecessary ports and why should you bother? What if someone exploits a flaw in your webserver and find an even worse flaw in your blocked process to gain root access? You do let all packets to and fro loopback interface don’t you?

Ulteo - Will it ‘Change the Way We All Use Computers’?

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Linux

thegreenisred.co.uk: Ulteo, a relative newcomer to the ever evolving Linux world, is currently sitting at a not too impressive 95 on Distrowatch. After recent announcements by Gaël Duval on the Ulteo blog, I suspect that position is about to change dramatically. Whether Ulteo will climb to the dizzy heights of distributions like PCLinuxOS or Ubuntu, or even surpass Gaël’s previous project, Mandriva, remains to be seen.

Foresight Linux Review

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Linux

dvd-guides.com: Foresight Linux is a relatively new distribution based on rPath Linux and featuring the latest Gnome and freedesktop.org desktop. This review of Foresight's latest version, 1.4, will attempt to show the strengths of this distro and why not, give you a reason to try it next time you go distro hopping!

PC-BSD Day 19: Improving end-user security (day 2)

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BSD

ruminations: Trying to install Vidalia via the ports collection didn’t work out. There were dependency issues with Qt-xx-4.3.1 packages while Qt-xx-4.3.0 were installed. That brought back some bad memories about the ‘old days’ under Linux. I still can’t figure out why a third digit update should brake other packages.

Publishing calendars in Linux

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HowTos

techrepublic.com: Trying to find a cost-effective, reliable way to publish calendars using the Linux platform? Jack Wallen shows you how to do it using Firefox, an Apache module, and the Firefox Lightning plug-in.

Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users.

Third Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.4.0-rc3 fixes most of the bugs that were reported for the earlier release candidates. Some highlights include using the new format for storing recently used files, added conversion options to the color profile conversion plug-in, and improved handling of the JPEG settings.

Dell and The Saga of Poor Linux Support

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Linux

OSWeekly: Certainly another reason to consider when buying your Ubuntu PCs from System76 over Dell, it seems to me. Having dealt with Dell 'support' in the past, it's clear. It is the over-sized anchor on an already sinking ship.

Also: Linux vs. Mac: Should I Get a Mac?

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Getting Things Done

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Software

richardfcrawley.wordpress: Much has been written about David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” action and time management system (GTD). Many websites have come into existence to help people organize their lives, projects, and time around GTD methodology. This installment of Lesser Known Applications for Linux provides approaches to getting things done.

Suspend and Resume with ACPI

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "It took me quite a while to realize the real root cause of the VAIO - and probably many other machines - suspend/resume regressions, which were unearthed by the dyntick / clockevents patches," Thomas Gleixner explained regarding two patches for fixing suspend issues that Andrew Morton experienced with his VAIO laptop.

Also: Read-only Bind Mounts

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The War on Linux goes back to Bill Gates, then CEO of Microsoft, in an “open letter to hobbyists” published in a newsletter in 1976. Even though Linux wouldn’t be born until 1991, Gates’ burgeoning software company – itself years away from releasing its first operating system – already felt the threat of open source software. We know Gates today as a kindly billionaire who’s joining us in the fight against everything from disease to income inequality, but there was a time when Gates was the bad guy of the computing world. Microsoft released its Windows operating system in 1985. At the time, its main competition was Apple and Unix-like systems. BSD was the dominant open source Unix clone then – it marks its 40th birthday this year, in fact – and Microsoft fired barrages of legal challenges to BSD just like it eventually would against Linux. Meanwhile Apple sued Microsoft over its interface, in the infamous “Look and Feel” lawsuit, and Microsoft’s reign would forever be challenged. Eventually Microsoft would be tried in both the US and the UK for antitrust, which is a government regulation against corporate monopolies. Even though it lost both suits, Microsoft simply paid the fine out of its bottomless pockets and kept right at it. Read more