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Instant Linux for Windows admins means no installation

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Linux

Many Windows administrators want to try out Linux without having to install an entirely new operating system alongside XP, or reformatting their hard disk. Now there's a way to get "instant Linux" – with the free software called Knoppix.

Web site disasters made easy

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Software

I built a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP) sales portal that handled online ordering and a corporate Web site. It generated revenue from the outset. Then our parent company in Japan was flying in to help rescue our LAMP system. We didn't know it needed rescuing.

A revolution in a laptop

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Hardware

While software applications and the companies that develop them have become the main drivers in today’s information society, the CM1, more commonly known as the $100 laptop, could take over where the venerable 5150 left off - becoming one of the enduring pieces of techno hardware in the next 25 years.

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GNU/Linux? But you don't LOOK like a geek...

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Linux

I was sitting on an uncomfortably high plastic chair waiting... waiting... waiting... and that was just for the office suite to load on MS2000. One of my fellow post grad students was sitting at the terminal next to me. We had exchanged pleasantries and I knew he had an IT background, and the wait time was getting ridiculous, and so I said, as a way of passing the time, “I forgot how slow this whole windows business is”. He looked at me, in a puzzled, suspicious way. “Why?”, he enquired. “What do you use?” I replied “Ubuntu”, his eyebrows shot up and he looked at me like I had just grown a third head.

Texstar Does it Again!

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PCLOS
Reviews

Recently, Texstar released a Junior version. Known as PCLINUXOS 0.93A JUNIOR, this version comes with a set of pre-selected programs for Web Browsing, E-mail, IM, Blogging, DVDS/CD burning and a whole lot more. It is a GREAT way for someone migrating from Windows to Linux to get started. While the single CD might seem somewhat minimalistic, once installed some 5,000 programs await the user from the Synaptic repositories.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a Junior Review

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PCLOS
Reviews

In 2003, a new distribution forked from Mandrake Linux 9.2. Its creator was a packager called Texstar who was also maintaining a website called "PCLinuxOnline". He named his distribution "PCLinuxOS" and worked closely with "The Live CD Project" to make a Live CD distribution based on Mandrake but which would use its own packages and the APT package manager.

GNU Gnash Screenshots and Review

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Software

GNU Gnash is an open source implementation of Adobe's Flash Player and its rendering technology. Although its source code originated from other open source projects, the entire code base is a clean-room implementation of Flash.

Take a closer look at OpenBSD

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BSD

OpenBSD is quite possibly the most secure operating system on the planet. Every step of the development process focuses on building a secure, open, and free platform. UNIX® and Linux® administrators take note: Without realizing it, you probably use tools ported from OpenBSD every day. Maybe it's time to give the whole operating system a closer look.

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Well, openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 is in our midst and Tuxmachines is here to keep you posted. This release we tested both an upgrade and a fresh install. We found this to be a very interesting release to say the least. It's an alpha to be sure to say the most.

Micro-Evolution: Dates and Contacts

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Software

The developers at Opened Hand have released a pair of lightweight, low-resource applications for calendaring and address book management. They were designed to run on small embedded systems such as Nokia's 770 Internet Tablet and the Sharp Zaurus -- but that doesn't mean you can't use them on your desktop Linux box just as easily.

Simple Emerge/Portage Tutorial

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HowTos

Emerge is Gentoo Linux's frontend for Portage. Portage is a collection of programs that you can install from a list on your system. Emerge is what you use to install packages from Portage.

Oracle User Survey Finds Open Source Making Inroads

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OSS

Open source software is making inroads into Oracle database installations with some 60 percent of IT installations using some form of open source software, according to a new survey of Oracle sites.

Time to Get Serious

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Linux

It is often touted by many Linux users (including myself) that one of its greatest strengths lies in its diversity. Recently, however, I have seen evidence that points to a new shift in the FUD wind coming from Microsoft--a shift that tries to place that self-same diversity as a Linux fault.

And from all appearances, this tactic is working.

Linux powers unusual multicore machine

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Linux

A start-up called Movidis believes a 16-core chip originally designed for networking gear will be a ticket to success in the Linux server market.

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Ubuntu's new conquest: California freeways

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Ubuntu

Living in California's Silicon Valley has many benefits, not least of which is exposure to the "next big thing" on a near-daily basis. Yesterday, we discovered that Ubuntu Linux, not content to target first desktops and then servers, is now getting installed on billboards!

DejaVu font wins its way into Fedora Linux

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Linux

A proposal has prevailed to make the open-source DejaVu font project the default used in Red Hat's upcoming Fedora Core 6 version of Linux. The font replaces Vera, a previous font released by Bistream, on which DejaVu is based. Fedora Core 6 is due Oct. 9.

LinuxWorld: Get Ready For Some Surprises

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Linux

It's that time of year again when the Linux world converges on San Francisco to talk about all things Linux.

And of course all the major players in the Linux world will be there; many have news, and others just have things they want to say about the news to come.

Red Hat Readies Linux Desktop Upgrade To Vie With Novell

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Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop, which is expected to ship later this year, will compete head-on with the recently released Novell Suse Linux 10.

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