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Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 does not mean pre-installed UBuntu on the server

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Ubuntu

SearchEnterpriseLinux.com blog: As is becoming a regular occurrence these days, it seems, a few news outlets out there this week are starting to beat the “Ubuntu pre-installed on the server” drum again as the 7.10 release of that operating system draws near (it’s October 18, fyi).

Consultant: Microsoft responds to Open Source leadership

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Microsoft

LinuxWorld: By opening its .Net Framework libraries Microsoft is again responding to the leadership of the Open Source community, according to industry consultants and developers, but remaining on the back foot.

Also: Apparently the "Many Eyes" Need Glasses

Upgrading to openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

linux.com: OpenSUSE 10.3 was released last week, and I quickly downloaded the new version to update my two openSUSE boxes. Here's a chronicle of the updates and some problems that surfaced during the process.

An In Depth Look at Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

tombuntu: The upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 release will include Compiz Fusion by default. “Desktop effects by default in Gutsy - how Compiz Fusion enhances Ubuntu’s desktop of version 7.10” explains how Compiz is integrated, the default configurations, what happens when Compiz fails, why Compiz by default is good, and why this might be the right time for it. If you are wondering what Compiz by default means for you, this is what you want to read.

Booting Fedora 8 Test 3 vs openSUSE 10.3

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Linux

harald-hoyer.de: Every month the discussion about faster booting of Fedora appears on the mailing lists. Here is a comparison of Fedora to openSUSE with some suggestions and improvements.

15 Lesser Known Open Source Applications

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Software

itmanagement: Sure, some open source projects get all the glory, like, say, Audacity or Gallery. Everyone knows about them and they’ve been downloaded 17 gazillion times. But what about the unsung heroes? Here are 15 who deserve a bit more attention. Give ‘em some love, huh?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Clean up your grub menu and the kernels you do not use

  • htop: new generation Linux processes viewer
  • k3b and permissions
  • Installing Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu

100 Great reasons to use Linux

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Linux

raviratlami1.blogspot: Well, in fact, there may be more. But, here I am giving you the list of top 100 Linux distributions – they are tailor made for your different requirement.

Ubuntu Open Week is a-coming

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Ubuntu

jono bacon: With the up-and-coming release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon coming, I am pleased to announce another Ubuntu Open Week, this time taking place the week following the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon launch - Mon 22nd Oct - Sat 27th Oct on #ubuntu-classroom on Freedode. The sessions take place from 15.00 UTC to 21.00UTC

Red Hat Linux in professional portal push

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Linux
Web

daniweb: Red Hat has opened a dedicated online resource for its partners around the globe, giving them access to the product, program, pricing and training information on both Red Hat and JBoss solutions and services from one single location which is localized in the Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages.

Xubuntu, Kubuntu 7.10 RC Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: A week from today marks the official release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon along with all of the other official Ubuntu derivatives. However, coming out of Canonical camp today is the release candidate for Gutsy Gibbon. Today we have some screenshots of the latest builds of Xubuntu 7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10.

Export your block devices with AoE

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HowTos

Debian Administration: Imagine you have a machine with all of his disk full and another with unused Gigabits, and you don't want to move the data from one to other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain is this article.

OpenSUSE 10.3: AMD/ATI Drivers Installation

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HowTos

E@zyVG: And once again I being bombarded with e-mails asking me to help them install ATI drivers under the latest openSUSE 10.3. Make sure that you do follow and understand the how-to and go through it completely.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 3: Sharing your computer with Fast User Switching

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at all the handy new features of X in Ubuntu 7.10 and today we turn to Fast User Switching which allows you to easily share your computer with others.

A linux defeat

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Linux

paul murphy: Once upon a time, neither long ago nor far way, repeated server crashes caused a client’s IT management to replace about 40 x86 Linux servers with nice reliable Windows products. Why?

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

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OOo

linux.com: I spent a couple of days testing OOo Calc and Microsoft Excel features for formatting, list-making, formulas, and formula tools. Since the range of user expertise in spreadsheets tends to be much wider than in slide shows or even word processors, I considered the programs largely from the perspective of an average user who might require a spreadsheet for home or business use.

GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

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HowTos

polishlinux: Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • GoboLinux: An Interview with Lucas Villa

  • Gutsy Automatic Codec detection!
  • Five Amarok Tips and Tricks
  • Mandrivan's Distro Review Progress
  • Filter your Home Internet Traffic via Squid - Proxy Server
  • Mozilla and Mobile
  • 3 types of C++ programmers
  • OpenSuse 10.3 Review
  • Nautilus vs. Dolphin vs. Konqueror
  • Connect to VMware Server Console Over SSH
  • bc: an arbitrary precision numeric processing language
  • An Absolute Review
  • Does Linux kernel 2.6.23 break VMware Server?
  • Xubuntu vs Puppy
  • Whats New and Changed in NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 100.14.19

Measuring Process Scheduler Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "As far as my testsystem goes, v2.6.23 beats v2.6.22.9 in sysbench," explained Ingo Molnar in response to a posting showing the opposite results. As you can see it in the graph, v2.6.23 schedules much more consistently too."

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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  • Controversy Erupts in Open-Source Community After Developer's Sex Life Made Public
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  • HospitalRun: Open Source Software for the Developing World
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  • Scotland emphasises sharing and reuse of ICT
    Scotland’s public administrations should focus on common, shared technology platforms, according to the new digital strategy, published on 22 March. The government says it wants to develop “shared infrastructure, services and standards in collaboration with our public sector partners, to reduce costs and enable resources to be focused on front-line services.”
  • [Older] OpenSSL Re-licensing to Apache License v. 2.0 To Encourage Broader Use with Other FOSS Projects and Products

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  • Austria state secretary promotes open data
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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Monday
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  • Every once in a while someone suggests to me that curl and libcurl would do better if rewritten in a “safe language”
  • An insecure dishwasher has entered the IoT war against humanity

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    He added, bleakly that "we are not aware of an actual fix."

  • Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected
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Lightroom and Darktable: the verdict two years after switching

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