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New Enhancements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Though the next major release of Red Hat's flagship Enterprise Linux is still likely more than a year away, Red Hat continues to offer incremental updates, with the latest delivering new features and support for both server and desktop users.

On the success of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the-gay-bar.com: Ubuntu, Canonical's linux distribution "for human beings" has been dominating the linux news and reports for a few years now: At first out of the "look at the freaky African rich guy who tried to build a distro" interest, then because blogs and other media started picking it up. Today Ubuntu is pretty much a synonym for linux for many people. Opensuse? What's that? Fedora? Never heard of it. Debian, Arch, Slackware, Gentoo? Words without meaning.

Microsoft to support ODF, PDF in Office next year

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Microsoft is finally adding support for ODF (Open Document Format for XML) and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) to its Office productivity suite, the company is expected to announce late Wednesday.

Outside The Bubble

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: We in the open source community live in a bubble world. People live in an Ubuntu bubble or a Fedora bubble. Fedora 9 was just released and I, as an Ubuntu user, couldn’t care less. I don’t use Fedora, so the announcement of Fedora 9, does not resonate with me. Likewise, when Hardy Heron was released in April, Fedora users let out a collective yawn.

10 Linux Advantages for Your Business

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: For many computer users, the desire to find something more cost effective than Windows has been growing from a low growl to a loud roar. Obviously not everyone is a great candidate to make the switch to the open source operating system. Once you are able to better understand some of the strengths of using the Linux desktop, however, you too might find that migrating makes a lot sense.

No is Ark verdict

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Linux

linux.com: Ark Linux is a distribution developed primarily for new Linux users, although its developers say experienced users should find it powerful enough to use as well. I've tested it before and found the later claim a bit overstated. Would version 2008.1, released this month, be a change for the better?

Dual-booting Fedora 9 and Xubuntu 8.04 on Macbook Pro

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Linux

junauza.com: Now that I have tried and tested F-9 on my 4th gen. Macbook Pro (Penryn), it's time for me to give you a concise summary of the Sulphur experience and how it compares to that of Hardy Heron.

Open source trumps Microsoft in UK schools

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OSS

theinquirer.net: MICROSOFT has suffered further set-backs in the UK education sector this week after Becta, the government procurement quango, reformed its purchasing regime to break the software giant's hold on education, and launched a programme to get schools to adopt open source software.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Firewall Configurations

  • Tweak photos with Fotox
  • Moving Around With vim (keyboard short cuts)
  • Multimedia in Fedora 9 - VLC & Mplayer
  • Broadcom wifi (BCM4312) speedup to 54mbit/s on Ubuntu 8.04 on a HP nc6320 laptop
  • Displaying sorted list(size wise) of Files/Folder on Linux
  • Howto: Build a better dual boot
  • A Minimalist Firefox
  • QuickTip: Use Gnome Do as an ultrafast file manager
  • Fedora 9 GDM Theme

Asus Eee PC 901 spied on web... in black

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: We saw leaked piccies of the white Atom-powered Eee PC 901 t'other week, but now it's the turn of the black version to find pictures of itself slip out of Asus and appear on the web.

Why Linux isn't yet ready for synchronized release cycles

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Linux

arstechnica.com: This model works well for many projects, particularly the GNOME desktop environment. One consequence of this model, however, is that it forces developers to work incrementally, and it discourages large-scale modifications.

OpenSSL and Debian: A Cautionary Tale

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Software

ostatic.com: Hindsight is always 20/20, and it's easy to try to lay blame here. But instead, let's think about some principles that could help prevent such disasters in the future. It seems to me that there are three things that would have helped immensely in this case.

PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter

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Software

codinghorror.com: I remember my first experience with PHP way back in 2001. Despite my questionable pedigree in ASP and Visual Basic, browsing an alphabetical PHP function list was enough to scare me away for years. Somehow, I don't think things have improved a whole lot since then.

Open source must co-op to win govt contracts

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Open source players will need to swap baggy jeans for suits if they want to secure lucrative enterprise and government contracts, experts say.

'PatentGate,' one year later: Microsoft against the open-source world

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: It was just over a year ago that Microsoft Corp. dropped a bombshell of a claim: users of Linux and open-source software were unwittingly violating as many as 235 Microsoft software patents.

A New Goal for Open Source

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OSS

redhat.com: The attacking left forward fakes his body to the left as he gracefully slides to the right around his opponent. Dribbling carefully into position, he sizes up the Australian goalie. “What?!?

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

stephenstrail.blogspot: About 2 weeks ago, my wife discovered that her computer, running Ubuntu 8.04, would no longer read her digital cameras. As she was running the 64 bit version, and I was running the 32 on mine, I tried the cameras on my computer. No luck. What a disappointment! We had both happily been using Ubuntu for almost 2 years!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Privacy, secrecy, innovation and open source

  • Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled
  • A Tale of Two (Linux) Strategies
  • Triple booting into Vista, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu on a Fujitsu U810 UMPC
  • The Linux desktop is ready already
  • Linux Soon to be in your Car
  • Git Management
  • First Understand the GPL! (Then Comply!)
  • Why openSUSE is no longer installed on my Server

some howtos:

  • Automatic Login - Linux

  • Manage your personal accounts at home with homebank in Ubuntu
  • Fix boot GUI resolution in Ubuntu
  • Simple Name And IP Resolution Using Perl On Linux Or Unix
  • OOo: Importing the contents of a table or query
  • Create an ‘Open as Root’ Action in Konqueror
  • Linux Installation Guide: So easy, even your grandmother could do it
  • 5 Ways to Screencast Your Linux Desktop
  • Fwknop and single packet authorization
  • [HowTo] Set Terminal As a Transparent Wallpaper In Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Run ifconfig as non-root user for read-only access to network interfaces

Kernel space: The big kernel lock strikes again

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A vestige of Linux's SMP past is still making trouble for users of heavily loaded systems. Developers say the solution isn't to fix the Big Kernel Lock, but to uproot it entirely. Will the mainstream kernel be able to agree on an approach to this surprisingly contentious issue?

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