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Firefox 2.0: More Than Just a Surfboard

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Moz/FF

Rob Reilly files his review of Firefox 2.0: "The two big things I liked in the edition include enhancements to tabbed browsing and an embedded spell checker. Version 2.0 also has an updated add-on manager that consolidates the add-on extension and theme functions..."

Oracle Linux uncovered

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Linux
Reviews

Yesterday Oracle announced the release of their own version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, simply called Enterprise Linux or 'Unbreakable Linux'. Read on for a first-look, and the Linux Format team's opinions...

Zenoss Receives Red Hat Ready Certification

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Linux

Zenoss, Inc. today announced it has received Red Hat Ready Certification for its Zenoss Enterprise Open Source Monitoring Solution. As a member of the Red Hat Ready Partner program, Zenoss has committed to providing its solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and future versions.

Shuttleworth: Oracle-Ubuntu partnership only a matter of time

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd. CEO Mark Shuttleworth said a partnership with Oracle is no longer a matter of if, but when. Speaking to an analyst at Oracle OpenWorld this week, Shuttleworth said his company is open to a partnership with Oracle.

Microsoft Could Learn a Thing or Two From Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Analysts are also looking forward to the new release of Microsoft Office, which has only been in development about 2 or 3 years. Ironically though, today is also the day that Mark Shuttleworth's Canonical company released its latest version of its Ubuntu operating system. Unlike Microsoft, Canonical releases new versions every six months.

Review: Ubuntu Edgy is nice, but not so edgy

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Reviews
Ubuntu

The Ubuntu team is scheduled to release Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft, today. After working with beta and release candidates over the last few weeks, I've found it to be a solid and usable upgrade for Dapper -- but not a particularly cutting-edge release.

Linux War Begins: Red Hat Stock Plummets 30% In Wake Of Oracle News

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Linux

Shares in Red Hat plunged 30 percent to a new 52-week low of $13.70 on Thursday morning following software giant Oracle’s announcement on Wednesday that it would move into the Linux software space. By 11:30 a.m., more than 58 million shares had traded hands – nine times the daily average.

Judge won't delay suit between SCO, Novell

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Legal

A federal judge has refused a motion to postpone proceedings in the SCO Group's lawsuit against Novell until after next year's separate SCO-IBM trial concludes.

Walmart.com Relaunches With Open Source Features

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OSS

The world's largest retail has relaunched Walmart.com after a 13-month overhaul. Complete with features built on open source OpenLazlo and Flash, interactive functions in the toy section aim to entertain kids, as well as help adults find detail product information and reviews.

Manual pages: not just for the console anymore

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HowTos

You probably know about man, and how to read manual pages in the console. But did you know that man can display manual pages many other ways, such as in a browser, or in a printer-friendly form?

Also: Read manpages of uninstalled packages with debman

Red Hat's Cox warns on open source security

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Security

Linux developer and Red Hat veteran Alan Cox urges caution to those who think Linux security is foolproof

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 6.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been released: "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed 'Edgy Eft'.

Automatically add contacts to KAddressBook with KBBDB

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HowTos

Managing your address book and appending new addresses can get tiresome. If your email client is KMail, KBBDB can help with part of the job. This Perl-based filter sits idle waiting for messages to show up, then extracts any new sender's email address into KAddressBook.

Zipit gets Linux

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Linux

Zipit, the WiFi Instant Messenger that lets kids IM and um, IM, has been stuffed with Pixil, a PDA Linux OS. Why?

Dumping large MySQL InnoDB tables

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HowTos

Backing up MySQL databases normally involves running mysqldump (either manually or from a script). If you have worked with very big mysql tables (let’s say over 10GB) you already know that dumping such a table will take a while (of course this will depend from many things like hardware, mysql configuration, etc. but still whatever you do it will still take a long time for such big tables).

Book Review: Building Flickr Applications with PHP

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Reviews

PHP, one of the most popular server side scripting languages has become the de facto standard in developing many of the high traffic websites around the world. The book "Building Flickr Applications with PHP" authored by Rob Kunkle and Andrew Morton is a unique book which aims to lessen the learning curve associated with developing Flickr applications with PHP.

People Behind KDE: Hamish Rodda

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KDE

Tonight in the People Behind KDE series of interviews we feature an Australian core hacker. He is very motivated in programming but his social life is as important. He focuses mainly on programming tools but works for core parts like kdeui too. We are talking about KDE star Hamish Rodda.

A Tale of Two Web Browsers

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Software

In the last two years, the web has gone through a truly vibrant period of innovation. Within the last week, two new browsers have been released -- both of which hope to be your first choice for bringing all of that new web content to your desktop.

Book review: Moodle E-Learning Course Development

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Reviews

Within the Education biosphere, there are a number of significant free software Course Management Systems. Moodle is one and a popular one at that. The book Moodle E-Learning Course Development by William H. Rice IV is a serious, practical guide to getting a Moodle installation off the ground and imparting the relevant knowledge required for a teacher or an administrator to create a well-balanced online PHP based learning environment.

Ubuntu update is 'Edgy' on boot speed

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Ubuntu

Canonical on Thursday plans to release the new "Edgy Eft" version of its Ubuntu Linux, which includes a faster boot-up process.

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How to: Disk partitioning for Linux and Windows dual-booting

Finally, there is an Extended Partition for all the other Linux distributions I am trying out on this little netbook. The actual number installed varies depending on what I am doing. There are currently six different distributions installed there, and there is enough free space at the end to add one or two more if I want. The important thing here is that the Linux grub bootloader will boot either a Primary or a Logical Partition without requiring any unusual manipulation of boot files or partitions. Ok, that's enough - probably more than enough. I hope that what all of this showed was that installing Linux doesn't require complicated disk partitioning, it can actually be quite simple. Read more

antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

Today, June 27, 2016, just a few moments ago, the developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the antiX 16 distribution. Read more

Q4OS 1.4.12 Distro Receives the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Updates

The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system. Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users. Read more

Linux 4.7 RC5

  • Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released
    The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing. As of writing this article, Linus Torvalds has yet to send out an official 4.7-rc5 announcement but it's available for those interested in the latest installment of the kernel that's codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.
  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down
    Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016.
  • Linux 4.7-rc5
    Another week, another -rc. Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers, we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series. The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers, roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is "misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc. The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound. The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all over from some MM cleanups.. Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting fairly ready. And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions, can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed. Linus