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Novell's giant killer: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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I'm rather impressed. Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is designed to do just that – impress the user from the start, with a smooth and (mostly) simple experience that will satisfy the secretary through to the MD. It does still have some areas to work on, however.

How To Create Cool Effects in a Terminal

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I've spent a fair amount of time working with Debian so I'm used to opening a terminal, switching to root and typing apt-get update. One thing about the default terminal though is that it's boring. Just black text on a white background. Fortunately, you don't have to live with it if you don't want to. It's easy to customize the terminal's appearance to suit your fancy.

System encryption on Debian Etch

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In this article I will describe how to setup a nearly complete encrypted system using Debian Etch and cryptsetup with LUKS. The goal is: encrypt all partitions except /boot.

The Linux Equation

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For a long time, it's been a given that anything on our Web site that includes the word "Linux" will generate an extra-special amount of reader traffic. But I never dreamed this week's LinuxWorld conference track on "Linux in the Channel" would be sold out—more than five times the anticipated attendees registered.

Book Review: Web Design in a Nutshell - A Desktop Quick Reference

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I found the book "Web Design In A Nutshell - A Quick Desktop Reference" authored by Jennifer Niederst Robbins and published by O'Reilly to be a one of a kind book in that it covers all the important concepts right from HTML 4.1 to XHTML, CSS, Java Script and much more.

A Quick Look at that Windows site's Linux Distro

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When I read of this Windows site working on their own Linux distribution, not only did I wonder why, but I also wondered what it might be like. It was stated that it was based on Morphix, so that was a clue, but I still wanted to take a quick look. I share my quick look with you.

Woohoo! Slackware Linux 11.0 RC1 Released!

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The long development process of Slackware Linux 11.0 is about to conclude - that's according to Patrick Volkerding who has declared the "current" tree as RC1: "There are still a few changes yet to happen, but let's call this Slackware 11.0 release candidate 1." Other recent changes include upgrade to stable kernel 2.4.33; upgrade to udev 097, and rebuild of glibc 2.3.6 for both 2.4.33 and 2.6.16.27 kernels. The new release will ship with X.Org 6.9.0 and KDE 3.5.4, and will provide SeaMonkey instead of Mozilla.

Novell and Red Hat spat over Xen

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Novell's chief technology officer, Markus Rex, has hit back at criticism that the company included an unstable Xen virtualisation environment in its new Linux server, pointing to support from hardware partners.

Doubts dog anonymous Thinkpad code for Linux kernel

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DOUBTS have arisen over lines of code an anonymous submitter sent to the Linux kernel mailing list on August 6th. The programmer is hiding behind a pseudonym, Shem Multinymous. Fellow Kernel programmers are divided over accepting the code or not.

Open Source Eyes Telecom

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The open-source movement might not be making Cisco Systems Inc. nervous yet, but it's definitely intent on becoming a serious factor in the networking sphere.

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CLI Magic: Enhance your YouTube viewing pleasure

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Publishing your own video on YouTube, or watching other people's videos, is all the rage these days. Why are we talking about YouTube, in a column about the CLI? Because this week we're writing about youtube-dl, a clever little CLI tool that's easy to install and and use to fetch YouTube videos.

Thailand Plans 1 Free Laptop Per Child

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Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced that an ambitious project to provide low-cost laptop computers to all of Thailand's millions of elementary school students will begin in October.

The U.S.-based "One Laptop per Child" project aims to deliver up to 30 computers to Thailand in October and 500 more in November, Thaksin said in a nationwide radio broadcast on Saturday.

'Honest' open source licence aims to close GPL loophole

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An Open source entrepreneur has published a new 'Honest Public Licence' (HPL) that aims to close loopholes which let firms offering hosted applications escape key stipulations of the General Public License (GPL).

Windows Site Linux Distro Reaches 0.3

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Tech news and discussions website, Neowin.net, has started developing it’s own distribution of Linux, titled Shift, which has just reached version 0.3.

Linux Collaboration: All About The Apps

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For years, pundits have proclaimed that the Linux Desktop is coming, and yet it was still lacking in some of the critical collaboration apps that enterprises rely on. Some have argued that without key collaboration applications that can interface with Microsoft's Exchange, enterprises won't adopt Linux. That's going to change this year.

Researchers: OpenOffice.org Security 'Insufficient'

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With Microsoft's Office suite now being targeted by hackers, researchers at the French Ministry of Defence say users of the OpenOffice.org software may be at even greater risk from computer viruses.

IBM Unveils Linux IM, HP Unveils Debian

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IBM is taking instant messaging to Linux—on both the desktop and server. The company will use the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to announce that it will support Linux. Hewlett-Packard, of Palo Alto, Calif., will use LinuxWorld to announce global support for the Debian Linux distribution.

Linux Phrasebook Reviewed

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One of the greatest strengths of the Linux operating system is the power of the command line. Scott Granneman has compiled a collection of Linux commands that will allow you to do almost anything you need to do from a terminal.

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