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Why Torvalds is sitting out the GPLv3 process

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Why isn't Linus Torvalds involved with the drafting of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPL)? Torvalds gives his reasons as a dislike of committees, an inability to contribute in his preferred way, and philosophical differences with the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which he suggests is trying to absorb other licenses under the GPL.

"IE for Linux" hack offers one more reason not to boot Windows

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Misc

A BRAZILIAN web designer got tired of having to boot Windows to see how web pages looked in IE, so he coded a little script allowing anyone to download, install and run IE on Linux.

Novell, Intel Deliver Xen-Enabled Linux for Dual-Core Xeons

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SUSE

Like most Linux programs, Xen, the virtualization software, can run on almost any hardware. But, just like any program, it performs better when it's been optimized for a specific platform.

Why I'll never use Linux for my main desktop

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Linux

This might sound a little harsh coming from a guy who's worked for a Linux company for over six years, but things never seem to get easier. Oh sure, the stuff that was hard to deal with last time is easier, but the new features and the stuff you want to check out this time are just as hard as the old crap was last time.

CLI Magic: See changes word by word with dwdiff

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HowTos

Unix text utilities were designed primarily for programmers and admins, but here's a little secret: the utilities also work well for writers. Instead of using diff to see changes between programs, I often use diff utilities to see what has changed between one version of an article and another. A few weeks ago, I found dwdiff, and found it works even better.

Study: Linux and Windows Costs Equal?

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OS

Marking what could have been a summer-long hiatus in its "Get the Facts" campaign, Microsoft is re-igniting the flames on the argument over whether enterprises spend less to manage Windows systems than Linux systems.

MySQL Drops Support For BerkeleyDB

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Software

Open-source database maker MySQL AB has quietly dropped support for BerkeleyDB, the embedable database Oracle acquired in February.

Debian and Ubuntu Linux Run Levels

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HowTos

Linux run levels are numbered 0 through 6. Run levels stop at six for practical and historical reasons, but it is entirely possible to have more if desired.

Ubuntu tricks - how to mount your Windows partition and make it read/writable

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HowTos

If you’re like me, then you’ve got a dual boot machine running both Windows and Ubuntu. heck, even if you’re not like me it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a dual boot machine. I’ll even allow for a triple boot machine if you like.

Novell Inks White-Box Makers For SLED 10

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SUSE

Novell has signed deals with five white-box manufacturers to preload and distribute PCs globally with its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system, said Justin Steinman, Novell's director of marketing for Linux.

Torvalds Sings Praises of GPLv2

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OSS

When many of the top Linux developers announced their disapproval of the GPLv3 draft, there was one major name conspicuously missing: Linus Torvalds. On September 24th, Torvalds explained why he hadn't signed it, and why he thinks GPLv2 is the best possible open-source license.

Earnings Preview: Red Hat

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Linux

Red Hat Inc. reports earnings for the fiscal second quarter Sept. 26. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.

Studying Linux migrations abroad

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Linux

So, an Aussie, a Canadian and a German guy walk into a bar … and migrate the joint's computer system to Linux.

D-Link Found Guilty of Linux GPL Violation in Germany

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Legal

D-Link has agreed to stop distributing its DSM-G600 networked attached storage device after a German court found it had violated terms of the General Public License by incorporating Linux into the product. However, D-Link has refused to reimburse the GPL-Violations Project for its legal costs in bringing the action against the company.

Akademy Award Winners

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KDE

Day Two of Akademy 2006 and the speakers conference was brought to a close with the Akademy Awards Ceremony. And the Winners are: Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf, and Laurent Montel.

Good bits in GNOME 2.16

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Software

The GNOME Project recently released GNOME 2.16. While the latest release doesn't offer any breakthrough features, it does include a wealth of minor tweaks and improvements.

`Open' chat on Linux

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Interviews
SUSE

Novell recently launched version 10 of SUSE Linux Desktop. eWorld caught up with Revathi Kasturi, managing director, West Asia SUSE Linux, to check out the level of activity amongst users of open source software. Excerpts from the conversation:

KDE window manager future?

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KDE

After I wrote a bit about AIGLX and new NVIDIAS drivers I realized that it is not entirely clear what will happen with KDE in this case. But there are some news in this field at least: in this weeks commit digest there were some changes listed which make KDE able to use compiz as a window manager officially

Linux Internet Cafe Software Allows Multiple Users To Share Single Desktop

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SUSE

Omni Technology Solutions and its partner in the UK, Blueloop, have partnered to deliver LinuxWorld London's Internet cafe. The Linux Desktop Multiplier software has been used to provide low-cost, high-performance Internet cafes at other major technology conferences including GWAVACon, GroupWise European Summit and BrainStormer UK.

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