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Mysterious lockups

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Linux

Of all computer problems, the unresponsive hang is the most annoying and most difficult to trace. There's no crash, no panic: everything just stops dead. The keyboard is useless, telnets just time out - you have no choice but to power cycle the machine.

Running Kubuntu Edgy Eft

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Reviews
Ubuntu

About a month ago I first installed Kubuntu Dapper Drake (6.06) on one of my home office machines. I really liked it. Last week, I decided to ditch the old version of Mandriva I've been running for about 18 months on my primary machine, a Toshiba laptop, and give Kubuntu a try there too. This time using the latest version, 6.10, otherwise known as Edgy Eft.

Ubuntu Linux Is an Ideal Windows Replacement

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Having been raised on DOS and the early generations of Windows, I rediscovered that sense of excitement in a pure computing experience when I first tried other Linux versions over the years. However, they required a steep learning curve and caused too much frustration with setup and obscure command-line options. Not so with Ubuntu Linux.

Novell, FOSS activists go head-to-head

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SUSE

The growing fallout over the Novell-Microsoft deal has prompted Novell to roll out its big guns for the first face-to-face debate on the merits of the deal and the implications for the free software community.

Good and Bad in XFCE

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Software

Since XFCE 4.4 will not no longer be able to advertise its low system requirements, I suppose we're entitled to expect more of it, right? There is an "official" Xfce Wish List, but here are my own annoyances with Xfce.

Jono Bacon: Post Ubuntu Open Week Shazaa

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Ubuntu

My friend and yours, AusImage, has tidied up the Ubuntu Open Week logs into this nice collection of formatted logs. There is some incredible content, help and tips in there about all aspects of contributing to Ubuntu.

Handling Microsoft 101

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SUSE

As Ron Hovsepian approaches the six-month mark as Novell’s CEO, it’s difficult not to be impressed with his leadership of what had been a floundering, faltering fiasco under the stagnant watch of former CEO Jack Messman. And nowhere has that leadership been demonstrated more impressively than in the technology collaboration agreement Novell reached with Microsoft last month.

CLI Magic: Making HTML, manpages from plain text with AsciiDoc

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HowTos

AsciiDoc is a handy program that can produce formatted HTML documents and manpages from plain text files. With it, you can produce general purpose documents or specialized output such as mathematical formulae and musical notation.

Also: Winning 'Sysadmin of the Year' is not quite like becoming Miss America

Linux vs. Catamount running ocean modeling application

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Linux

This chart provides an example of the performance gains one can achieve using an HPC-tuned operating system vs. a full-blown operating system on compute nodes.

TCI Min pursuing Persian Linux Project

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Linux

ICT Ministry announced here Saturday its support for Persian Linux Project. Emphasizing that many of the main services of the ICT are Linux-based, he reiterated, “That ministry is determined to migrate towards Linux.”

Investors lose faith in SCO's Linux crusade

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OS

SCO Group shares plummeted by nearly 40 per cent to $1.20 on Friday after a judge upheld an earlier ruling throwing out most of the company's legal case against IBM.

Fightgear

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Software

A few years back I stumbled across Flightgear. It is a free flight simulator, and seems to offer a pretty compelling experience. Although it intrigued me, I had no interest in learning to fly, so it washed right over me. Well, recently, I have been considering learning to fly, so I started looking into Flightgear. You know, its a stunning project.

Ubuntu begins its transformation

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Ubuntu

Next April, the Ubuntu Foundation will complete three years and six releases of its GNU/Linux distribution. It will also be the point at which the project begins to acquire a distinctly commercial hue.

Windows vs. Linux vs. OS X

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OS

For three months, Halamka ditched his Windows laptop. He replaced it first with a MacBook running OS X. Then he spent a month using a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 running a dual-boot configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation and Red Hat Fedora Core. Finally, he took up a Dell D420 subnotebook running Microsoft's Windows XP. After evaluating all three to determine which worked best for him, he plans to begin testing his preferred setup with users, most of whose desktops currently run Windows.

The Novell-MS Deal: What Happens *After* the 5 Years?

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SUSE

A friend asked me a question yesterday that I couldn't answer, so I did some research to see if I could find one. The question was: In the Novell-Microsoft deal, what happens at the end of the 5-year term? If you as an individual programmer write code, contribute it, and it's covered by the patent agreement during the five years, what happens to it afterward? Is that contributed code still covered? Are you?

Upcoming PCLOS Tidbits

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PCLOS

The long awaited update to pclos .93a has been a long time in the making, but today Texstar posted a bit of information to whet your appetite. Originally projected to be released around Christmas, no hint of a release date was given, but many components are in place and others are being worked on.

Finity Flight II Kingdoms of Heaven Released

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Gaming

Finity Fight II is a high flying adventure tale an an arcade style manner with a top-down view. The game including the artwork is released under the GPL.

More Here.

Of hypocrisy and the FSF

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation acts as the benevolent force guiding the computer industry. It protects the users of software from the baddies, the list of which very often includes the names Microsoft, Apple, and TiVo. But what happens when the benevolent force transforms into something of a hypocrit?

Ubuntu/Debian Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Rails on Ubuntu Dapper / Edgy

  • Using apt-listchanges
  • Automagic login for GNOME

Linux Overclocking Software

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Software

Since its inception, NVClock has evolved quite a bit. At this time there is not only the command-line interface but also GTK and Qt versions. The latest version of NVClock (v0.8 Beta 2) as well as the CVS version support overclocking the NV GPU core and video memory. Other features include card information, OpenGL/display settings, hardware monitoring of both fan speeds and die temperatures, fan speed control, pipeline modding (GeForce 6 series), and PCI id modding.

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  • System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux
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  • Debian on Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS
    The majority of NAS devices supported in Debian are based on Debian's Kirkwood platform. This platform is quite dated now and can only run Debian's armel port. Debian now supports the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS devices. They are based on Marvell's Armada 370, a platform which can run Debian's armhf port. Unfortunately, even the Armada 370 is a bit dated now, so I would not recommend these devices for new purchases. If you have one already, however, you now have the option to run native Debian.

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