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A newbies adventure into the work of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I have inherited an IBM Thinkpad R50e with a lowly 256mb RAM. OK not very startling, but it used to run W2K fine, and in fact came with WXP. Do as it was doing nothing else, I though it was perfect to join the Ubuntu world and give me something else to distract me from the the troubles of the world.

How to Install BlueFish Web Authoring System

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HowTos

Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

China making own PCs with own CPU and Linux

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Linux

China is about to put on sale its own computers running with its own processor and Linux. This news will not bring unalloyed delight to Intel and Microsoft.

When Linux Distros Rumble

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Linux

Novell signed a business agreement with Microsoft last year, and many in the open source community started taking shots at Novell. Others in the community are now jabbing at each other, with the rhetoric level rising.

Setting up a network with Red Hat Linux 4.0

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HowTos

In general, one of the hardest things about Linux is learning is the command-line interface (CLI). Linux servers aren't usually equipped with click and go menus like Windows. But this allows you to have a more robust and tailor-made system when using RHEL servers.

India's E-learning Portal Launches with OpenSource

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OSS

A new e-learning and collaborative training portal was just launched during an awards ceremony for attendees of Shiksha India Trust. What makes Shiksha unique is that one core phase of the development of India's educational e-learning is explicitly based on Open Source tools and initiatives.

The new Wii Laptop - well sort of

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Gaming

Ever wanted to take your Wii-mote on the road, how about some Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the commuter bus? Those whacky guys over at endgaget have out done them-selves this time. Over the past few weeks they have been deep in the lab piecing together a portable version of the new Nintendo wonder console.

Virtualization: Simpler Than Ever

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Software

Coupled with the unceasing increase in central processing unit performance, visualization has paved the way for an epidemic of datacenter consolidation. IT directors looking to buy new hardware are suddenly being redirected by their integrators into spending a little more on hardware and VM licenses, and collapsing dozens of physical servers to a few virtualization hosts.

What'll they think of next: Winbuntu?

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu development team announced today that it is looking for testers for a new, Windows-based installer for its popular Linux distribution. The idea is to provide a simple-to-use, no-risk way to install Ubuntu in a partition on a Windows machine.

Canonical Ltd is one of the top 20 companies to watch in 2007

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd today announced that it has been named one of the 'Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2007' by Linux Magazine. Canonical was selected as one of the companies best positioned in the coming year to spur Linux and Open Source adoption, while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

Book Review: Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed

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Reviews

There was a time, not that long ago, when you were lucky if you could get two years of shelf life out of a technology book. The irony of this lament hit me hard when I realized that only five months ago I was reviewing Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed. Just as Fedora Core 5 (a free, open-community, version of Red Hat) was a solid build and Fedora Core 6 enhances it, the Unleashed 5 book was a good one, and this book builds on that solid foundation.

Here comes the Spring: a new life cycle for Mandriva Linux

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MDV

Mandriva announces a new Mandriva Linux release schedule. Mandriva decided to adjust the life cycle of the consumer oriented products to a shorter 6 month period.

Linux No Longer a Four-Letter Word

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Linux

There is a certain amount of dread that I get whenever I am in a new place and have some sort of IT problem. That dread stems from the fact that I use Linux, and most of the rest of the planet does not.

Open house for open source: Linux.conf.au day four

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Linux

The seventh Linux.conf.au continued Thursday at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney with talks, tutorials, and Open Day. After lunch, I decided to see what Jono Bacon, Ubuntu's Community Manager, had to say about "How to Herd Cats and Influence People."

Book Review: Linux Kernel In A Nutshell

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If you’ve reached the point in your Linux career where you need to build a kernel or tweak the parameters of one you’re already running, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell, written by Greg Kroah-Hartman, a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, will show you the way.

Windows Vista "over-hyped": Torvalds

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Interviews

With the imminent release of Windows Vista to consumers this month, Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has claimed Microsoft's latest desktop effort is over-hyped and not a revolutionary advancement.

The birth of a FOSS application

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OSS

Late in 2005, my brother needed free, easy to use mailing list software to reach out to some 3,000 fans he acquired while touring the country with his band King Wilkie. I decided to roll my own under the GPL -- partially to give back to the FOSS community, partially to practice new programming techniques, and partially to provide a solution. What I learned may be as valuable as the software I helped create.

How to mount Novell network drives

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HowTos

One of the major requirements for running Ubuntu at work is that I need to be able to access our department network drives on Novell Netware servers. I thought this was going to be a difficult procedure, but as you will soon learn it is not hard at all.

openSUSE 10.2

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Reviews
SUSE

Despite being a little late, here is the review of the latest version of SUSE by its community - namely, openSUSE 10.2. openSUSE 10.2 is the latest release of the community project, after the somewhat disappointing 10.1 release.

Analyst likes the Novell/Microsoft deal

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It's no secret that many people in the Linux community dislike Novell's recent Microsoft partnership. To some analysts, though, the deal is a feather in Novell's market cap.

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    So another two weeks have passed and it’s time to sum things up and reflect a little on the struggles and accomplishments that have marked this time period, which was quite a bumpy ride compared to the others, but definitely more exciting.
  • GNOME Keysign 0.6
    It’s been a while since I reported on GNOME Keysign. The last few releases have been exciting, because they introduced nice features which I have been waiting long for getting around to implement them.
  • Testing for Usability
    I recently came across a copy of Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works (book, 2005) by Goto and Cotler. The book includes a chapter on "Testing for Usability" which is brief but informative. The authors comment that many websites are redesigned because customers want to add new feature or want to drive more traffic to the website. But they rarely ask the important questions: "How easy is it to use our website?" "How easily can visitors get to the information they want and need?" and "How easily does the website 'lead' visitors to do what you want them to do?" (That last question is interesting for certain markets, for example.)

SUSE Leftovers

  • Newest Tumbleweed snapshot updates KDE Applications
    The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot has updated KDE Applications in the repositories to version 16.04.3. Snapshot 20160724 had a considerably large amount of package updates for Tumbleweed KDE users, but other updates in the snapshot included updates to kiwi-config-openSUSE, Libzypp to version 16.1.3, yast2-installation to version 3.1.202 and Kernel-firmware to 2016071
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 22
    openSUSE Conference’16, Hackweek 14 and the various SUSE internal workshops are over. So it’s time for the YaST team to go back to usual three-weeks-long development sprints… and with new sprints come new public reports! With Leap 42.2 in Alpha phase and SLE12-SP2 in Beta phase our focus is on bugs fixing, so we don’t have as much fancy stuff to show in this report. Still, here you are some bits you could find interesting.