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The deal that could kill open source

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Microsoft
SUSE

There will be a special meeting conducted by Novell on the #openSUSE-project Freenode IRC channel this Thursday at 17:00 GMT, to discuss the Microsoft-Novell deal. I'd certainly be tuning in.

How to set up and configure DocMGR

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HowTos

Document management systems do more than just store and retrieve files -- they also provide versioning, security, indexing, and metadata capabilities. DocMGR is a GPL-licensed Web-based document management system that supports LDAP directory service integration so that users on the network can authenticate against LDAP directly.

Reviewing a Microsoft anti-Linux case study

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Linux

As most people know Microsoft has an anti-Linux program called "Get the Facts" featuring case studies arguing the Windows case. When one of those, wearing the title: London Stock Exchange chooses windows over Linux for reliability, arrived in my email last week, I was sufficiently intrigued by the relative reliability claim to read the thing.

Monitor and restart Apache or lighttpd webserver when daemon is killed

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HowTos

When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility. Last 4 days I was away from my server as I was enjoying my vacation. During this time due to load my lighttpd webserver died but it was restarted automatically within 2 minutes.

Install Flash Player 9 Update in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience.

Fund Established for Children of Nina Reiser

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Reiser

A friend of Nina Reiser, an Oakland woman police believe was murdered, has helped set up an education fund for her two young children. Rory and Nio are living with Nina's mother, Irina Sharanova.

For love or money?

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OSS

There are really two bazaars that fire the boilers for free software: one dominated by talented amateurs who create for love; the other, by professionals who create for money. This creates a curious bi-modal nature to the free software/open source community.

Sony PlayStation 3: the Ars Technica review

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Gaming

There it is, sitting in my entertainment center: the PlayStation 3. Getting my PS3 was surprisingly easy—no long preorder line—and when the system was released I arrived at 8:00am and picked it up. Simple. I wasn't shot at and there wasn't a lot of fuss. It sounds like I was one of the lucky ones.

SCALE Readies 'Non-Commercial' Open Source Conference

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OSS

Despite the proliferation of LinuxWorld and other commercial open source shows, several regional Linux organizations continue to hold their own conferences and expos. Right now, for example, a group of open sourcers in California is readying SCALE (Southern California Linux Expo) 5x, an event slated to take place in Los Angeles on February 9 to 11 of next year.

Red Hat Doesn't Want Mono

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Linux

There are a lot of great new programs and innovations expected in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Novell-led Mono project isn't one of them.

Novell Speaks Updated - Microsoft has now responded

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell have agreed to disagree on whether certain open source offerings infringe Microsoft patents and whether certain Microsoft offerings infringe Novell patents.... We at Microsoft respect Novell's point of view on the patent issue, even while we respectfully take a different view.

Switching Jobs with a Terminal

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HowTos

While writing a script in a text editor, suddenly, I sense a strong desire to refer the bash manual. To stop the current job and return to shell prompt, press Ctrl+z, and here’s what I see:

Novell and the Brave New Open Source World

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SUSE

For some people, when Novell recently made a deal with Microsoft, they might as well have sold their soul to the devil. I'm fed up with people acting like Novell has become a heretic in the Church of Open Source.

Novell CEO addresses patent concerns

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SUSE

Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian has issued a public letter addressing concerns about the recent agreement between Novell and Microsoft and how it might impact Linux customers. The letter does not appear to be available on Novell's homepage so far, so I will reprint the full text here:

IP company sues AMD over patents

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Legal

Opti, a chip-oriented intellectual property company, said it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Advanced Micro Devices violated three patents with its Opteron processors and other products.

Consolehelper Quick HowTo

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HowTos

After a quick look at: man 8 consolehelper, man 8 userhelper, man 8 pam, and man 8 pam_console, and at the way other applications use PAM, I made my own way to add a "Root File Manager" icon in a distro that only has kdesu (which I will not use).

Del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Firefox

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Moz/FF

Organizing your favorite Web sites with bookmarks on Firefox can be tedious, especially when you want to keep your bookmarks synchronized across several computers at the same time. That's why I started using del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service now owned by Yahoo! Yahoo! recently released a del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Firefox that fully integrates del.icio.us with Firefox bookmarks.

Postfix and Spamassassin: How to filter spam

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HowTos

Postfix is a widely used mail transport agent (MTA) used on many popular Unix/Linux systems. Nowadays, networks are overwhelmed by SPAM mail, fortunately, there is a way to filter them with software such as spamassassin.

Easy video creation using only FOSS software

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Software

While digital video editing today is an affordable, popular activity for both the computer hobbyist and amateur cinematographer, many people seem to think that video creation under Linux is either impossible or too difficult for the average computer user. Not so! From video capture to editing to DVD authoring and encoding, you can create high-quality videos easily with free, open source software.

Season of Usability 2006/2007 Open

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OSS

Season of Usability 2006/2007 is a series of sponsored student projects to encourage students of usability, user-interface design, and interaction design to get involved with Freee/Libre/Open-Source Software (FLOSS) projects. If you are a student of usability, user-interface design, interaction design or related subjects send us your application.

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