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A Manual for the Ubuntu Linux Beginner

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Ubuntu

The purpose of this post is to give folks that have never used Ubuntu (or even Linux) and idea of what Ubuntu is all about. The reason for putting this together is that most of the existing reviews online are exactly that: reviews.

Free Software Advocates Defend GPLv3

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OSS

Free software advocates are defending revisions to the General Public License, while critics emerge to oppose the most recent version.

Yahoo! sees limits to open source goodness

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OSS

Yahoo! doesn't plan to release all its software code under an open source license because it's unpractical and carries limited benefits, Yahoo! developer Jeremy Zawodny said on his blog.

Pervasive retreats form open-source database

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OSS

Pervasive Software has pulled the plug on its PostgreSQL-based database offering after a year and a half.

Morton Gets Googled

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Misc

Andrew Morton has started working for a new company, but his day job as the Linux 2.6 kernel maintainer will remain exactly the same. The new company is none other than Google.

HOWTO Install Linux on HTC-Apache

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HowTos

This is a very rough guide at the moment, corrections welcome.
This method doesn't remove Windows in any way, similar to booting from CD-ROM on a PC

Finding the Open Source Tipping Point

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OSS

When open source developers gather on a panel to discuss whether "all software will go open source," you can expect the sentiment to tip that way, only with lots of arguments.

Installing new Debian systems with debootstrap

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HowTos

When it comes to installing new installations of Debian GNU/Linux there is one tool which should not be ignored. Whether you're dealing with a real system, or a virtualised one, the debootstrap tool is ideal for quickly installing new Debian environments.

Linux expert sees expanded role for Ubuntu on the server

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Interviews

After rave reviews as a desktop OS, Ubuntu Linux is finally attracting the support of developers as a server platform. The expanded sphere of influence for this free operating system is due in part to a renewed effort by developers like Benjamin Mako Hill -- he goes by Mako -- who promote the server side components of the latest Ubuntu release, version 6.06, as a viable alternative to its proprietary counterparts. Mako took a break from his work on Ubuntu this week to speak with SearchOpenSource.com.

First Ubuntu Billboard spotted

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Ubuntu

Thanks to Wildbill’s cellphone photo clicking speed, we now can see the first Ubuntu billboard. Ever.

Firefox 'not being aggressive enough'

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Moz/FF

Firefox has signed a distribution agreement with Real Networks after hitting the 200 million download mark, but analysts believe it should be doing more

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CBR's open source VIPs - part one

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OSS

Despite the involvement of big businesses in free and open source software, the movement continues to be dominated by individuals. In the first of two features, Matthew Aslett identifies the open source VIPs.

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HP may fork the GPL

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OSS

A proposed patent provision in a revamped General Public License isn't sitting well at Hewlett-Packard, raising concerns that two competing versions of the licence could survive.

How to launch Windows binaries on Linux directly

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HowTos

Although I rarely run Windows these days, it seems I can't break the habit of using one or two Windows applications instead of their open source equivalents. However, instead of having a full-blown Windows desktop, I prefer to run these programs on my GNU/Linux system with Wine.

Book review: Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques

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Reviews

Debugging and tuning of Linux, though not a romantic subject, is a necessary one for the health of any well-run free software biased network. A slight change here and a nudge there in the background can make the difference between user discomfort and a quiet Sunday afternoon for the poor old administrator. Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning as written by Steve Best is an excellent zoom in on this complex and detailed subject area.

Knoppix Linux On USB

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HowTos

There's no mistaking the practical purpose behind a bootable live-demonstration Linux distribution for on-the-go technicians. As avid consumers of modern technology, many of us enjoy exercising our electronic toys as much as our minds. However, we sometimes lack the software tools necessary to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve problems as they arise. This article provides a gentle introduction to how a simple Knoppix configuration can become an indispensable item in a mobile technical toolkit.

Hacking SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

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SUSE
HowTos

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is a decent business desktop operating system as-is. However, it does not appropriately meet the needs of a large portion of business professionals. Additionally, a great many regular consumers have been enchanted by SLED 10's ease of use and high degree of stability, but are disappointed with the home desktop software selection. This guide will show you how to install or upgrade the Java Development Kit, install software from the SUSE Linux 10.1 package repositories, and enable DVD movie playback in SLED 10.

SUSE KDE 3.5.4 (Unsupported) RPMS available

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KDE
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