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Linux Flash Player Saga Continues

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Software

Adobe's Mike Melanson has posted some more information about the lengthy delays in releasing a new version of Flash Player for Linux.

Running Internet Explorer in Debian and ubuntu Linux

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications.

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Myah OS 2.3rc1 Release

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Linux

Myah OS 2.3rc1 is now availble for download. I know it's only been a week or 2 since 2.2 came out but I have been working day and night making impovements. So now Myah OS has the latest KDE 3.5.4 with all the propper support.

Opposition to new Linux licence mounts

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OSS

Opposition to a new version of the licence for open source OS Linux is growing, with a number of prominent developers joining originator Linus Torvalds in criticising changes in wording.

A concise guide to installing and using FreeDOS ver 1.0 in GNU/Linux

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HowTos

I have always looked at the DOS operating system with some nostalgia. FreeDOS is a project which aims to recreate the magic of DOS. Since I have been using Linux as my operating system, I decided to install and use FreeDOS inside Linux by means of an emulator.

Oracle sticks with open source Berkeley license

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Software

Claiming that, from an open source standpoint, things haven't changed with its recently acquired Berkeley open source embedded database, Oracle Corp is now releasing its next version under the same licenses.

Novell Offers Tech Support for Virtualized Red Hat Linux--Sort Of

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SUSE

In the commercial Linux distribution racket, the only way to make money is to charge for installation and technical support and other services, such as systems integration or custom modifications. This week, at the Virtualization Executive Forum in New York, Novell said that it would offer technical support on RHEL 4 when it ran within Xen.

Free Agent: The Latest Free Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Freespire is the new, cost-free alternative from Linspire. How well does it compete with the likes of Ubuntu's Dapper Drake?

Backup Your MySQL Database with phpMyAdmin

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HowTos

One of the most important tasks for a webmaster is to keep a current backup of your database or databases. If you are a small website or the database is low priority, you might just perform the backup manually. One easy way to manually backup your database is to use the backup feature of a database management application such as the open source, freeware program called phpMyAdmin.

Securing NFS - Tunneling NFS over SSH

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HowTos

The goal of this howto is building an NFS server that works on an SSH tunnel. This way all traffic between your hosts and the file server is encrypted and thus more secure. Normally you should enter a password every time you try to establish an SSH connection but since we could be mounting at bootup we will use ssh-keygen to create a keypair so we can login without entering a password. We will, however, limit that login session to executing just one command.

Open-source guru Eric Raymond joins Freespire board

In a move that some may have sensed was coming, Eric S. Raymond -- one of the co-founders of the open-source movement -- will become the newest member of the Freespire Leadership Board on Sept. 27.

Gaël Duval, Ulteo, & Screenshot

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MDV

LXF 85 is available at the newsstands since Sep. 21 (in Britain), and it was sent to subscribers about one week earlier. Something new is publicly known to the readers of LXF, and absolutely n-o-b-o-d-y said a word on it! The Ulteo coverage starts with two pages of babbling. Then...

Book Review: Moving to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

This is the fourth book by Gagné I've reviewed over the past half-dozen years. Though I've found things to carp at in each of them, each one was a first-rate book. Here's another.

Ubuntu - the best Linux distribution?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has a lot going for it. A rich benefactor cum space tourist, a huge and rapidly growing user base, a sleek look and an easy install. So why is it the best in Linux operating systems? Simply put, it’s not. That’s right, Ubuntu is not the best Linux distro.

Linux: 2.6.16.y, Defining Stable

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Linux

In August 2006 Adrian Bunk took over maintainership of the 2.6.16.y stable kernel. With the release of the 2.6.16.30-pre1 patch, concerns were expressed as to what makes a stable tree.

FSF Clarifies 'Inaccurate' Information About GPLv3

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation has moved to clarify what it says is inaccurate information being presented about the second discussion draft of the next version of the GNU General Public License.

Open-source developer's wife still missing, reward offered

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Reiser

Nina Reiser, the estranged wife of well-known open-source programmer Hans Reiser, is still missing and a $15,000 reward for information about her is now being offered by the Oakland, Calif. police department.

Review: Mesk Audio Player 0.2.1

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Reviews

There are numerous audio players designed especially for GNOME. Single GnomeFiles repository lists over 60 of them. However, the problem lays in quality rather than quantity. Recently I’ve been looking for an audio player that would resemble the famous Windows player called Foobar 2000. I have found a lot of clones, and just a few original applications. Mesk audio player was among the latter.

Your TV Guide under Linux!

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HowTos

What do most people have in common? They watch TV! In fact, if you're like most people you probably watch TV a lot. For this you need a pleasant and effective way to know in advance what's on TV, at what time and on which channel.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0 RC1

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. will unveil a release candidate of Firefox 2.0 later Tuesday, the next step toward finalizing the browser's first major upgrade in a year.

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