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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.

Mozilla rebuts Firefox 2 bug reports

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Moz/FF

A day after shipping Firefox 2.0, Mozilla on Wednesday largely rebutted two claims of security flaws in the latest version of the Web browser.

SQO-OSS Project Launched with KDE

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KDE

KDE together with the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and other partners has launched SQO-OSS. This is a two-year multi-million euro project that aims to develop new tools and techniques for measuring Open Source quality.

PC-BSD May Be the Next Linux

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BSD

With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD.

Xen Founder Says Project Will Stay On Top

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Software

As virtualization technology gets increasing attention from large enterprises, the founder of the Xen open-source project said on Wednesday that Xen will develop more quickly compared to competitors, including Microsoft and VMware.

Oracle adopts Red Hat Linux as its own

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Linux

Oracle Corp. on Oct. 25 announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware, and applications products. Essentially, this means that Oracle, after removing Red Hat trademarks, will be distributing Oracle Unbreakable Linux, derived from Red Hat's open-source Linux technology.

Also: Ubuntu makes business moves, but no Oracle deal... yet

AIX commands you should not leave home without

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Linux

AIX has a vast array of commands that enable you to do a multitude of tasks. Depending on what you need to accomplish, you use only a certain subset of these commands. There are a few core commands that you commonly use. This article will cover some of the core commands with the intent to provide a list that you can use as a ready reference.

Matt Asay: The "no open source" clause

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OSS

Alfresco hereby warrants that the Software contains no open source code and that it will not provide any open source software as part of its Services or Software.

Um, we have a problem here....

Remotely administring Machines Using X11VNC

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HowTos

x11vnc - VNC server uses current X11 session.x11vnc allows one to view remotely and interact with real X displays (i.e. a display corresponding to a physical monitor, keyboard, and mouse) with any VNC viewer. In this way it plays the role for Unix/X11 that WinVNC plays for Windows.

Run World of Warcraft on Linux with CrossOver

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Gaming

World of Warcraft is a worldwide phenomenon that Windows and Mac users have enjoyed nonstop since its release. Unfortunately, Linux users have been left out in the cold. Well wait no more, Linux users. You can finally run World of Warcraft on your favorite Linux box by buying CodeWeavers CrossOver for Linux.

Remote access Mandriva 2007 Free using FreeNX

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HowTos

NoMachine NX is a Terminal Server and remote access solution based on a comprising set of enterprise class open source technologies. NX makes it possible to run any graphical application on any operating system across any network connection at incredible speed. FreeNX application/thin-client server is based on NoMachine’s NX technology.

Ubunt Edgy Eft out tomorrow (26th)- How to prepare for and execute your upgrade

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HowTos

Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft (6.10) is out tomorrow, provided no last minute changes to the release schedule. If you’re planning to upgrade from 6.06 to 6.10, then here are a few steps you may want to take before you preform the upgrade.

Firefox 3.0 Already?

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Moz/FF

Mozilla is pushing ahead on work and planning for its next two major browser releases, Firefox 3.0 and 4.0. Firefox 2.0 was just released yesterday. Firefox 3.0 is currently being developed under the code name Gran Paradiso and the current alpha release is code-named Minefield.

Mark Shuttleworth: “Pretty” is a feature

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Ubuntu

If we want the world to embrace free software, we have to make it beautiful. I’m not talking about inner beauty, not elegance, not ideological purity… pure, unadulterated, raw, visceral, lustful, shallow, skin deep beauty. We have to make it gorgeous.

MySQL CEO Marten Mickos: Bring on the GPL3 Debate

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Interviews

Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database vendor MySQL, says that he's confident that the wrangling over the current draft of the GNU general public license Version 3 (GPLv3) will help his company in the long run. The MySQL database is distributed under the GPL. In an interview with the IDG News Service, Mickos also talks about other open source issues and what lies ahead for MySQL.

Citrix shuns Linux due to 'lack of demand'

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Linux

Citrix says it has no interest in delivering native Linux support in its products, and that it will continue to rely on the Windows platform. The company, which is a close partner of Microsoft, says there is no significant demand for Linux in the public and private sector.

Open Your Heart and Let the Linux In

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Ubuntu

Arrrgghh!!! There be pirates a’ swimmin’ in the ink here! But, seriously, how many of you have pirated something before, like games, operating systems, Office and DVDs? Aren’t you tired of even having to pay for those things in the first place? Then I have just what you need! Linux! “Linux,” you say? Yes, Linux!

Vim tips: Working with external commands

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HowTos

Vim is a powerful editing tool, but there are some things it just can't do. However, Vim lets you access shell commands and utilities without leaving Vim, and that lets you perform some amazing tricks.

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