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LinuxWorld 2006: A Diamond in The Rough

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Linux

"What do you think of the show?" This is the question I heard all week at LinuxWorld here. It turns out that many of my journalist peers, a few speakers and a number of vendors weren't as impressed by the show as I was.

Linux a BIG hit in India

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Linux

It has been over a year since UTI Bank set up its call center that handles over 7,000 calls per day. The bank was looking for a robust platform that could guarantee it "high availability of services and uninterrupted call traffic". It had options but finally decided on Linux for its core business applications. "Today, we are really happy with Linux that has delivered 99.99 per cent uptime so far."

How System Calls Work in Linux?

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HowTos

Every GNU/Linux programmer here reading this article must have used system calls to code their programs. GNU/Linux programming is incomplete without system calls. System calls are initiated by software interrupts. Before we delve into that, however, let’s define system calls.

Only 'freaks' waste their time with Linux in Oklahoma

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Linux

For the last two weeks, the Linux army has seized on Tuttle, Oklahoma city manager Jerry Taylor as a symbol of all that's wrong with the world. This man attacked Linux maker CentOS without cause, threatened to call the FBI on the firm and refused to apologize for these actions even after learning the error of his ways. Typical Microsoft-loving, bureaucrat thinking, right?

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LinuxWorld: What not to do when eyeing open-source software

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Linux

When considering a migration to open-source software, IT users should keep in mind the mistakes of those who tried before and avoid falling into the same traps experienced by others.

LinuxWorld: Maintaining the impact of open source applications

Maria Winslow, author of The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source and open source business analyst for Open Source Migrations, sat down at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston with SearchOpenSource.com. She talked about her views on emerging technologies, where not to find deployable open source applications and the impact of proprietary vendors that decide to share their code with the community.

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Access Linux Platform Shown at LinuxWorld

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Linux

Access Linux Platform from PalmSourcePalmSource is exhibiting at the LinuxWorld conference going on this week in Boston. PalmInfocenter is live on the scene to bring you this exclusive new preview of the Access Linux Platform.

New Nvidia Graphic Drivers: Version: 1.0-8756

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Software

Linux IA32 & AMD64/EM64T
Latest Version: 1.0-8756

Highlights:

# Adds support for GeForce 7300, GeForce 7400 Go, GeForce 7600 and GeForce 7900 GPUs.
# Added support for running OpenGL applications while the Composite X extension is enabled; see "The X Composite Extension" appendix for details.

New PoC malware can infect both Windows and Linux

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Security

Kaspersky Lab today reported a new proof-of-concept (PoC) cross-platform virus that creates malicious code to infect both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Norway Looks to Open Source

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OSS

Norway said Friday that it plans to wean itself from dependence on large corporations like Microsoft by increasing the use of open source software within government agencies. The Norwegian government also plans to organize a panel of experts to set standards for access to public information and how operating systems can interoperate.

Ubuntu: First Time User's Experience

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Ubuntu

I’ve started this blog to document my struggles and victories with the world of linux. As I said this is my first real linux experience, I installed fedora core once before about 2 years ago and that lasted all of 3 hours before I got rid.

Penguin Pete's XWM Guide

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Software

Newcomers to Linux and other FOSS systems have a new phenomena to digest. As opposed to proprietary operating systems, FOSS operating systems give you your choice of desktop environments and window managers. This is a brief overview of the various interfaces you may run on top of the X graphical desktop.

Carmony dispels Linspire Linux myths

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Linux

Chances are that you think Linspire lets you run Windows applications, that you have to run it as root, and that it's really not quite a proper Linux. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. At LinuxWorld in Boston this week, CEO Kevin Carmony explained what Linspire Linux is, and isn't all about.

Open or closed? The ODF debate spills into LinuxWorld

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OSS

The debate surrounding OpenDocument and open file standards over the past year has resulted in a rollercoaster ride of events, but oftentimes a simple question can be overlooked as advocates of open standards battle Microsoft for the fate of the office application suite.

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Kororaa XGL - Part 0.2: The Harddrive Installer

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Linux
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"If wishes were horses, then dreamers would ride." I've heard those bars of music in my head more times than I can count during my life. So many times, that's the only possible response if you set your dreams on pots of gold or handsome princes on massive white steeds. However, if your wishes are more realistic, they sometimes come true. Such is the case today when Kororaa released version 0.2 of their wonderful XGL Livecd. In my original article I wished for a hard drive installer more than once. Today my wish was granted. As a Part 2 to that introductory story, today we test that hard drive installer and the performance of the installed system on my sparkling new tuxmachine. These are the results.

AT&T Forwards ALL Internet Traffic Into NSA Says EFF

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Security

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T. The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment.

Installing iPodLinux on the iPod Nano

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HowTos

I recently received an iPod Nano as a gift. My Nano is amazingly small, contains a gigabyte of storage, and sounds very good through its ear buds. It didn't take long for me to learn that folks have been putting Linux on iPods for a couple of years now, courtesy of the iPodLinux Project. Here's my report how I converted my stock iPod Nano into a dual-booting, sweet MP3-singing, iDoom-playing monster.

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