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Linux and High-Performance Computing

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Linux

High-performance computing (HPC) has moved from the domain of government and academic laboratories to being an essential component of the design process. Today, it is almost unthinkable to develop the key components of a car, airplane or even many consumer products without computer-assisted structural or impact analysis.

Import mail into Gmail with the Gmail Loader

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HowTos

So, you've turned your back on traditional mail clients and get your mail fix via Gmail these days. The only problem is getting to all those old message that are stuck in your old email client. One way to stuff that old mail into your shiny and capacious Gmail account is to use Mark Lyon's Gmail Loader.

MINIX: what is it, and why is it still relevant?

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Interviews

MINIX, as originated by Andy Tanenbaum, is an operating system that has its roots and heart in academia as a tool that teaches you how kernels really should work. Recently, however, with the advent of version three of this rock solid OS, the focus is on making a production ripe embedded distribution.

Is Red Hat Ready to Be the Next Microsoft?

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Linux

Much like Microsoft's influence over software developers in the 1990s, Red Hat has seemingly rallied all of the major open source application providers to support the company's forthcoming online store--known as the Red Hat Exchange.

An introduction to the XMMS2 package

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HowTos

Over the past few years I've used the venerable XMMS application for playing back all my audio content. After reading recently that this project has been mothballed, seeing no future updates, I decided to try the successor project XMMS2. Here's how I got on.

It's Channel Time For Linux

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Linux

A new wave of emerging Linux application providers are doubling and even tripling their channel investments this year as they move to take Linux from a cult status relegated to business niches to a mainstream end-to-end solution stack.

How to get Java Swing apps under Beryl or Compiz

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HowTos

At this time, Java Swing apps won't run properly under Beryl or Compiz. The app comes up, but it comes up completely blank. It's a known issue, and Java engineers are working on it. But until it hits my box, I still need to run Java, and I'm definitely not giving up Beryl.

Dell, Linux... and Mark Shuttleworth

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Linux

A few weeks back Dell invited ideas from the world at large about what it should put on sale - in other words, what did the so-called "community" want?

BrainShare: The Heart of Novell

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SUSE

The reason I wanted to attend BrainShare this year, specifically, was to find out for myself if Novell was really a Linux company, or if they were just talking the talk.

Imagine my complete and utter surprise when I discovered I didn't need to actually attend the show to learn the answer.

What's new in cooker? Ask the Inside Man - issue VI

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MDV

How can I become a Mandriva Packager? : A new contributor, Shlomi Fish, appeared on the cooker ML and asked how he could become a Mandriva packager[1]. Stéphane Teletchéa directed him to the Submitter HOWTO[2] and some others docs. Since then, Shlomi Fish submits severals perl related packages. Welcome on board Shlomi !
+--- [1] http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg02904.php

My First Two Months With Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

It’s been a little over two full months that I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux as my sole operating system (cold turkey switch from Windows) and I think it’s about time to share some thoughts, some links, and hopefully a little knowledge that I’ve picked up along the way.

Bring on the bling with Beryl: a look at a new Linux window manager

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Software

Desktop computing technology has evolved considerably since the first graphical user interface was developed by researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in 1973.

KDE 4 roadmap made official

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KDE

It has already been reported by several blogs and news pages, therefore I’m safe blogging about it now. The previously discussed schedule is out in the wild. The KDE 4.0 schedule has officially been released to the KDE development wiki. Also, a roadmap and a module status page ahs been added.

My Favorite Open-Source Projects

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Software

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to use many different open source software packages for various projects with which I’ve been involved. I’ve tried many different content management systems, shopping carts, operating systems, development editors, multimedia players, and many more. I have a few favorites that I have come to rely on and will continue to use long into the future.

Konsole Survey

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KDE

One of the areas of Konsole which I really want to give a little love for KDE 4 is the terminal setup ( terminal features, colour schemes, display options, character encoding etc. ) and creation of profiles for different types of terminal.

The Nuclear Option

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OSS

The FLOSS Movement is not yet recognized enough to develop peacefully. There are many obstacles in the way of its expansion: either internal (e.g. lack of standards) or external (e.g. stubborn hardware manufacturers). Those problems could be gradually overcome in a relatively short period of time but a question arises: What will happen if the paranoia wins?

Ubuntu Twinview Monitors with an NVidia Graphics Card

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HowTos

I was just thinking about how difficult it was for me to setup dual monitors on my Ubuntu system. I read numerous articles and tutorials about how to get it up and running. The configuration settings were different for each person so it was hard to get it right. After hours searching and hours of tweaking the settings, I finally got it how I like:

Review: PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 3

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PCLOS
Reviews

After a number of recommendations from readers on my SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC1 review, I decided to make my next Linux distribution review about PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 3. Like SimplyMEPIS, it is an up-and-coming distribution that aims to make all the advanced capabilities of Linux easily available to everyone.

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Living in the real world with KDE

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KDE

Today (and the last few days, and I generally does that quite all the time) I have been using KDE applications extensively in real life projects, today a tight day in the fundraising group in the sailing club.

Discussing via email what should go in our ‘sales’ material, and producing that material using KWord, Krita, Digikam, Konqueror and KPDF.

Where, Oh Where, is the GPLv3?

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OSS

Almost two years ago, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) started work on the first update of the GNU GPL (General Public License) in over a decade. A last-minute hitch, though, is keeping the license from appearing.

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