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Shuttleworth OK with "Evil Edgy"

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Ubuntu

The U.K.-based team that released the "Satanic" version of Ubuntu last December -- nicknamed "Evil Edgy" -- earlier this month added a KDE-based Kubuntu version. Ubuntu or Kubuntu Satanic Edition can be installed over any Ubuntu Edgy variant, the team said.

The Top Companies Contributing to F/OSS (as seen in Debian GNU/Linux)

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OSS

The nearly 300-page Economic Impact of FLOSS on Innovation and Competitiveness of the EU ICT Sector report shows that Sun is the largest contributor to F/OSS. IBM provides the next largest amount of contributions.

Frederic Crozat: Metisse is not a 3D desktop

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Software

I guess most people know now what my dream was : 3D can be more than just fancy. For some time now, I’ve been working with members of In Situ team to integrate their Metisse software in Mandriva Linux and it is really exciting.

Brazil's FOSS utopia image at risk

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OSS

According to the international media, Brazil is a leader in free and open source software (FOSS) adoption. The New York Times describes the country as "a tropical outpost of the free software movement," while BBC News claims that "Increasingly, Brazil's government ministries and state-run enterprises are abandoning Windows in favour of 'open-source' or 'free' software." However, FOSS advocates familiar with Brazil describe a less hopeful situation.

Linspire CEO on opening up CNR: share the bread

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Interviews

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says his company is opening up its CNR ("Click 'N Run") software download and management service to other Linux distributions. To find out more Desktoplinux.com conducted the following short Q&A with Carmony via email.

Ubuntu tip - get Mplayer and play everything

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HowTos

Feeling in the dark when it comes to WMV files, QuickTime movies, Real media files or any other popular (but proprietary) media format?

Overview of Xfce 4.4

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Software

Xfce is another Open Source Desktop Manager like KDE or GNOME, that has traditionally been known for being lightweight and able to run more efficiently on slower hardware. Through the years Xfce has gradually added more features, but still has kept the bloat down to a minimum. With the long awaited release of version 4.4, Xfce is now competitive with the big boys.

Linux Basics - the Secrets of chmod

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HowTos

Chmod - short for CHange MODe has been around just about as long as Unix based operating systems have. This is the command line tool used to modify the permissions of some file, set of files or directories.

LDAP replication with Kerberos auth and k5start

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HowTos

I run LDAP + Kerberos on my network for information and authentication. After setting everything up initially, I later acquired a spare machine and decided to run it as a slave LDAP server, using slurpd.

Open Linux Router Project Announced

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Linux

ClarkConnect, IPCop, m0n0wall, and Smoothwall are among the Linux distributions currently available that are targeted for use as a firewall or network server. However, shortly another contender will be launching into this arena and that is the Open Linux Router.

VMware Workstation On OpenSuse 10.2

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HowTos

This article describes how to install VMware Workstation on an OpenSuSE 10.2 (i686) system. With VMware Workstation you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

The State of Enterprise Linux

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Linux

For more than 20 years, Unix played the role of the 800 pound gorilla in the server space, especially in enterprise, scientific, government and academic environments. But traditional Unix vendors have faced increasing competition on two fronts. Microsoft Windows Server products have made significant inroads, particularly in the business back-end. To a lesser extent, but cutting closer to the bone, is competition from Linux.

Linux Desktop Gets a New (X) Face

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Software

The term Linux desktop is a bit of misnomer since there are actually many Linux desktop environments, including KDE and GNOME. Xfce 4.4 is now available.

Open source lobby fury over Office format fast-track

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OSS

Two leading open standards bodies claim Microsoft's new Office XML formats are being 'fast tracked' into official European ISO/IEC standards without due consideration.

openSUSE Build Service goes Open Source

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SUSE

The openSUSE team announced today the open sourcing of our openSUSE Build Service (OBS). We believe that it is not only important to release an excellent Open Source distribution but also create it in an open way with Open Source tools together with the openSUSE community. Releasing the build service as Open Source makes the complete project build on Open Source.

Automatic package update nagging with apticron

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HowTos

Do you need your machines to automatically alert you when new packages are available? apticron might be just the package you've been looking for.

What is this ar program thingy?

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HowTos

Travelling through the mysterious and wonderful world of the linux file system we come across a program called "ar" and we think to ourselves, "What is this 'ar' program thingy?". It sounds like a pirates exclamation but it is actually a very important program.

The State of the Union of FOSS

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OSS

Confidential White House sources have leaked to me a secretly included draft section of the President’s State of the Union address. These sources suspect that the Free Software Foundation (FSF), a suspected terrorist group, somehow gained access to the speech and included this section. It was purportedly caught at the last moment by a staffer who was literate enough to understand what she was reading. I release this copy of the rejected section, exposing myself to potentially grave peril, as a public service to our readers.

Linux Audio Players, Tested and Graded

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Software

One longstanding Unix tradition is best summed up thus: "Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together." On a Linux machine, this philosophy is most clearly visible from the command line. I use my main Linux desktop for a lot of things, but music-related activities are key. While visiting my family back home, I encountered Windows Media Player 11 and Apple's iTunes. I began to wonder if there were an all-in-one music application for Linux that I could love.

How not to release a live DVD game

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Linux

I was intrigued when I heard about SuperGamer, a beta live DVD based on PCLinuxOS. The DVD includes, in demo version for the most part, 3-D shooters America's Army, Doom 3, Postal 2, Cube, Enemy Territory, Nexuiz, Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune, UFO: Alien Invasion, and Wesnoth. Unfortunately, my SuperGamer/PCLinuxOS experience was as bad a Linux experience as I can remember having.

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