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Open Up to Open Formats

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OSS

MaximumPC: Propriety formats, while convenient in their ubiquity, are inherently problematic, and there are some very compelling reasons to think twice about how you save your files. Here's why you should use open formats, and convince your colleagues (hint, hint to my colleagues) to do the same.

Why does my system swap the data instead of freeing cache and buffer memory?

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HowTos

Red Hat Mag: The kernel uses heuristics to guess which pages of memory are likely to be needed in the near future, and tries to keep those pages in memory, regardless of whether they belong to processes or kernel caches.

Torrent tools for Linux

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Software

blog.lxpages.com: In this article, we’ve put together a short list of torrent tools available to make your torrenting experience more interesting.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1 Released

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PCBurn: Greg KH has released patch 2.6.22.1 for the stable Linux kernel. Included is a single security fix. From the changelog: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.22.1 kernel. It contains a security fix for SCTP that somehow forgot to be added to the 2.6.22 kernel.

Canadian banks put the brakes on open source

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OSS

itbusiness.ca: Linux-based and Unix-based apps are becoming commonplace in the enterprise, but some sectors are still holding out IDC and Info-Tech explain why our financial institutions are reluctant to take the plunge. Also: a consultant tells us where they could be missing out

Linux: Completely Fair Scheduler Merged

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kernelTRAP: Ingo Molnar's Completely Fair Scheduler has been merged into the Linux kernel for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.23 release. A comment in the patch titled 'sched: cfs core code' noted, "apply the CFS core code.

Gobuntu is… go

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: This is a call for developers who are interested in pushing the limits of content and code freedom. The goal is to provide a cleaner and easier to maintain base for projects like gNewSense.

Ubuntu is built with proprietary software

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The Jem Report: Ubuntu is open source, right? Most of it is, small parts of it are not. Even though it ships with some proprietary hardware drivers (a necessity in the desktop computing world, no matter what the hardliners say), one thing stands out as oddly hypocritical is the fact that Ubuntu's development tools -- collectively called Launchpad -- are proprietary. Even worse are the company's explanations for why Launchpad is proprietary.

Novell To Press On With Microsoft Alliance, With Or Without Microsoft

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SUSE

Information Week: Novell plans to continue to distribute the latest versions of open source software to customers who purchased its Linux product through Microsoft, even though Microsoft itself has decided to make parts of the software unavailable, a Novell spokesman said.

Network Card Bonding On CentOS

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HowTos

Bonding is the same as port trunking. In the following I will use the word bonding because practically we will bond interfaces as one. Bonding allows you to aggregate multiple ports into a single group, effectively combining the bandwidth into a single connection.

Siag Office is far from pathetic

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Software

linux.com: "Siag, it sucks less!" This is the slogan for Siag Office. This and the self-effacing name for the Siag Office Word Processor, Pathetic Writer, might leave you thinking that this office suite is a mere plaything, a university student's cobbled-together programming assignment. But don't be fooled by first impressions.

CentOS LiveCD 5.0 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: CentOS, the popular community Linux distribution based upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been at version 5.0 since April of this year, but joining the CentOS 5.0 fleet today is the LiveCD. The CentOS 5.0 LiveCD is based upon CentOS 5.0

Linux Creator Calls GPLv3 Authors 'Hypocrites' As Open Source Debate Turns Nasty

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InformationWeek blog: Linux creator Linus Torvalds said the authors of a new software license expected to be used by thousands of open source programmers are a bunch of hypocrites and likened them to religious fanatics.

Gaming In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn…

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Gaming

Techy Stuff: A recent article on 10 Advantages of Ubuntu over Vista drew ridicule because “Linux doesn’t support games”. While I knew this was only a half truth, I decided to blog about it myself.

Linux: Merging in 2.6.23

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kernelTRAP: Following the release of the 2.6.22 kernel, Andrew Morton posted a list of a wide range of patches that are in his -mm kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they will be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel.

Dream Linux - truely a linux dream

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Linux

There are some minor glitches in the distribution, but overall DreamLinux is a really good distribution. I have burnt 10 CDs to distribute to friends and recommend to to grab your own iso from the site and enjoy linux. Smile

Open source runs alongside Windows in Olympics

ZDNet: The IT systems used to support next year's Olympic Games in Beijing, China, will incorporate open source software, but the dominant platform will be Microsoft Windows, according to IT services vendor Atos Origin.

Mandriva to provide local Linux support

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MDV

vnunet: Linux vendor Mandriva now has a presence in Britain after the formation of Mandriva UK Limited. The company said it aims to provide local distribution of Mandriva Linux and other open-source applications throughout the UK.

Goodbye Windows, Hello Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

bloggernews.net: So my windows disks are in Chicago, and will probably arrive later this month. So what do you do? No problem… here pirating is an everyday thing. So instead I loaded Ubuntu (Linux) and voila, go put that in your hat and eat it Bill Gates.

What's coming in Mandriva Linux 2008

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wiki.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2008 is coming this September. Once again, Mandriva Linux 2008 will come with the latest release of GNOME, 2.19. The latest stable KDE 3 release will be included, 3.5.7. KDE 4 will be available as an experimental preview.

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