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openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5 Report

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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 5 was released a couple of days ago, and I've been testing various aspects since its install. Coincidently, I decided to download the dvd version this time only to find out later that it was the only format available. Quite honestly, my decision was really made by distrowatch, when it was the first link in their announcement. Forgetting that I usually do deltas, I right clicked, copied, and pasted their link into a terminal for wget. For whatever reason I chose it, DVD format is the next best way to go. It makes for a much more pleasant install than a 5 cd change-out. But more importantly, what did we find after the install?

Microsoft gambles in piracy battle

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You might think Kevin Carmony, the leader of a company trying to challenge Microsoft Windows, would be dreading the new version, with all its advanced features. But the chief executive of software vendor Linspire says he's eager for Windows Vista's debut.

KDE 3.5.5 will be released next week

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KDE will ship the 5th maintenance update to KDE 3.5 next week. This release includes a bunch of bug fixes, improved language support, a new version of kopete and tons more.

Comrades open windows to linux

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Linux or open source seems to thrive wherever Left governments rule. And as Kerala schools log Microsoft out and boot open source systems, Linux world is buzzing with excitement over possibilities in the communist-ruled states.

GL O.B.S. + ATI X300

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After yesterday's GL O.B.S. testing on a Mobility Radeon X1400, today's benchmarking is on a Mobility Radeon X300. This was the GPU featured in the recent Open v. Closed driver article as well as several other related pieces.

Star Trek auction boldly goes to $7 million take

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SciFi

The first auction of official "Star Trek" memorabilia hit warp speed on Saturday when a determined bidder paid $576,000 for a model of the legendary science fiction franchise's starship Enterprise, helping drive the total for the three-day sale above $7 million.

MySQL Master Master Replication

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This tutorial describes how to set up MySQL master-master replication. We need to replicate MySQL servers to achieve high-availability (HA). In my case I need two masters that are synchronized with each other so that if one of them drops down, other could take over and no data is lost. Similarly when the first one goes up again, it will still be used as slave for the live one.

ZenLive Linux 3.0

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Hitting the burner this weekend is ZenLive Linux 3.0. This Zenwalk release uses the Linux 2.6.17.11 kernel and over 100 software upgrades. ZenLive Linux 3.0 also ships with Xfce 4.4 Release Candidate 1. Phoronix has the Screenshots.

Why open source is under-utilised in graphics

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There’s no shortage of open source programmers out there. According to a recent study of 5,000 developers by research firm IDC, 71% say they have used open source software, and half reported that use of open source is increasing within their organisations.

Open source projects out of sync with users says BEA

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The open source community doesn’t always deliver software that customers want, says Rob Levy, executive vice president and chief technology officer of BEA Systems.

Vista spyware may give filip to Linux and OS X

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Until a couple of days ago, like many others, I was looking forward to the long awaited release of Windows Vista. Then the news broke about Microsoft's intention to crack down on software piracy by putting what amounts to spyware on users' computers. Now I'm thinking twice about whether I really need or want this new operating system.

Yahoo Erotica Editor Fired for Excessive Programming

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Fred Munk yesterday lost his job for excessive perl programming. Munk was hired for categorization and review of links to pornographic websites for Yahoo's Erotica department. He allegedly spent more time programming perl-scripts than looking for porn.

Ubuntu Linux: What's All the Fuss?

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Ubuntu Linux is hot. Really hot. How hot? Well, if you surf over to Distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com), you'll notice that Ubuntu is listed as the number one distribution, at least in terms of hit ranking on the site. SUSE and Fedora are usually duking it out for second and third place. In fact, Ubuntu has been in first place for quite a while now.

Linux or Unix: Making the right decision

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So, Windows is no longer cutting the mustard and you need a more scalable, reliable and higher performing environment. In years past, you would have purchased one of the big-three Unix manufacturer boxes. But these days, Linux is also a perfectly viable option. In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of Unix vs. Linux, and hopefully provide you with some decision criteria.

P2P file-sharing Software in Ubuntu

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LinuxDC++ is a Linux port of the file-sharing program DC++. It uses the DC++ core but with a GTK+ GUI. It has also been called by many other names including linuxdcpp, ldcpp, dcpp, ldc++, dc++ for linux, wulfor.DC for Linux is a Unix/Linux port of DC++, a popular P2P program.

GL O.B.S. + ATI X1400

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Attached are the frame-rate results from the GL O.B.S. benchmark on an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 using the fglrx 8.28.8 display drivers. The Mobility X1400 was in a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 with 1GB of DDR2, 80GB HDD, and Core Duo T2400.

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 Available for Download

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Moz/FF

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download.

Unpack (almost) everything with one command

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unp is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs, chooses the right one(s) automatically and extracts one or more files in one go.

SUSE: Automatically Mount USB Hard Drives

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This article describes how to set a fixed mount point for USB Hard Drives and then automatically have them mounted when plugged in.

Massachusetts CIO change worries ODF supporters

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OSS

Massachusetts has a problem. The Commonwealth can't keep its CIO or pass an IT budget. Louis Gutierrez, the of CIO Massachusetts's Information Technology Division, resigned earlier this week. Does this mean the end of the state's pioneering ODF (Open Document Format) rollout?

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