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Story Debian 5 srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 10:08pm
Story Adventures in Kubuntu: Throwing in the towel srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 10:06pm
Story Linux Mint 10 “Julia” released srlinuxx 1 12/11/2010 - 9:55pm
Story Did Ubuntu disrespect Fedora Linux with openrespect? srlinuxx 1 12/11/2010 - 9:24pm
Story It was 20 years ago today srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 8:15pm
Story Quick look at Scientific Linux 6.0 Alpha srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 8:12pm
Story MariaDB 5.2 now faster and with alternative authentication srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 8:10pm
Story Red Hat’s Secret Patent Deal srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 8:08pm
Story Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 6:15pm
Story Fedora Plans For Wayland srlinuxx 12/11/2010 - 6:13pm

Novell Names Ron Hovsepian to Succeed Jack Messman as CEO

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SUSE

Novell, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has elected President Ronald W. Hovsepian, 45, to the additional position of chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Automate Linux Installs With Debian Pre-Seeds, Part 2

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HowTos

Plugging a new PC into your network, going out for a healthy walk, and returning to a completed operating system installation is one of life's little pleasures. Remember, laziness is a virtue in network administration. Hamsters spend their lives running the same circles. Network administrators automate repetitive tasks.

Top 3 Linux distros you’ve never heard of

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Linux

Are you ridiculously paranoid? Do you like to jam in your bedroom? Can you think of nothing better than digital image editing? Then a ridiculously niche Linux distribution is just what you need and only a download away. Welcome to the world of obscurity.

China’s Linux Adoption Threat to Microsoft?

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Linux

Over the past couple of years, I have seen an alarming increase in people concerned over China's efforts to gain a stronger foothold in the digital marketplace. Most recently, China has been placing their bets on Linux over Windows.

Bring in the (pink) noise

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HowTos

Sometimes we need a little help to drown out the noise that surrounds us. But why settle for archaic bothers like setting up birdhouses by the study window or walking out to the woods, or high-dollar noise generation machines? Free software can generate noise to drown out your distractions, from the comfort of your own workstation.

The Linux 2.6 Kernel: Cracking the Code

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Linux

In this special report on the Linux kernel, internetnews.com summarizes the activity, its origins and where its going, in order to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the kernel, as well as Linux.

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New Conference Signals End of East Coast LinuxWorld Expo

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Linux

The launch of a new LinuxWorld event by events manager IDG World Expo means big changes for the cycle of LinuxWorld Conference and Expos (LWCEs) in the United States in 2007.

Mepis to comply with FSF ruling

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Linux

Parts of MEPIS products may incorporate GPL licensed binary code. If asked to do so, anyone causing the redistribution of GPLed binary code, is required to also redistribute the source code.

Debian Gives Linux A Bhutanese Touch

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Linux

Bhutan, a country of 700,000 inhabitants that sits between China and India, now has its own Debian-based operating system in the national language, Dzongkha.

Book Review: Ubuntu Hacks - Tips and Tools for Exploring, Using and Tuning Linux

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Reviews

I recently got hold of a very nice book on Ubuntu called Ubuntu Hacks co-authored by three authors - Kyle Rankin, Jonathan Oxer and Bill Childers. This book is a collection of around 100 tips and tricks which the authors choose to call hacks, which explain how to accomplish various tasks in Ubuntu Linux. The so called hacks range from down right ordinary to the other end of the spectrum of doing specialised things.

Flock Evolves the Browser to Web 2.0

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Software

The Internet is supposed to be interactive, right? It's not just about being a passive watcher of Web sites, but about sharing your input, as well. The Flock browser is an attempt to bring some of the Web 2.0-style concepts right to the application that gives you a view of the interweb.

The Case For Removing devfs

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Linux

Greg KH posted an updated patchset for removing devfs from the mainline Linux kernel as was already done in the -mm kernel. The idea of removing the unmaintained devfs whose functionality has been replaced by udev has been discussed since late 2003. I think people have had plenty of advance notice.

Next gen Linux tablets get Nokia thumbs-up

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Linux

After the success of its original Linux tablet, the 770, Nokia is already looking at the next generation of internet-only devices.

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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HowTos

Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu.

Is Now the Time to Dump Microsoft and Fire Your IT Manager?

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OSS

Enter a new crop of startup companies flying under the radar of Web 2.0 hype, which thus far has been focused on the B2C space. Built on the twin pillars of open-source codebase and cheap bandwidth, B2B providers are offering enterprise-class hosted applications at bargain basement prices.

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World Cup for geeks

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Software

World Cup fever is hitting every community around the world, and the one that sits behind a computer screen is no exception. Here's our roundup of the geekiest things to come out of World Cup 2006 thus far.

A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line

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HowTos

So you have decided to try a free software operating system such as GNU/Linux, congratulations. Here's an introduction to the command line for novices that teaches some simple commands such as ls, cd and pwd and explains how to learn more.

Fear of forking

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OSS

The free software model of software development is about rapid detection of problems, rapid repair of those problems, and the rapid acceptance and advance of entirely new ideas. These conditions depend upon the collaboration of users and developers from a wide variety of backgrounds. The original community of Linux developers was self-selecting. For the most part they were young 'hobbyists' with a broad interest in software who wanted something more adventurous.

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