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Fedora Core 6 - First Impressions

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Linux

Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is out. I’ve been running Rawhide (the development version of Fedora Core), updating it daily and installing it periodically from a local network server, but the test releases provide a welcome opportunity to install from optical disc.
The step from FC5 to FC6 is smaller and more evolutionary than FC4 to FC5. Highlights:

Bringing a Linux box to Work - Part 1

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PCLOS

I have a spare machine that needs a job. My idea is simple. I am going to take this machine to work with me tomorrow and attempt to use it in our Microsoft environment. I chose to use the brand new PCLinuxOS MiniMe 0.93 distribution. PCLinuxOS has not been around very long, but they are definitely heading in the right direction. This series of articles will document my successes and my failures.

CLI Magic: Make instant Web banners from the command line

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HowTos

Sometimes you might have a need to make an image file consisting mostly of text -- to use as a banner on a Web page, for instance. You can always make the banner in an image editor, but there's a much quicker way -- one that lends itself to automatic generation from scripts using arbitrary text.

Survey Indicates Better Grades for Open Source in UK Universities

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OSS

A new survey hosted by the University of Oxford indicates that the use of open source software is on the increase at further and higher educational establishments in the UK.

LinuxWorld shows move to mainstream - minus Red Hat

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Linux

Fifteen years after the introduction of the Linux kernel, next week's LinuxWorld conference will focus not on whether to use open source software - the market has answered that question - but on how to deploy, secure and manage the technology as part of a business IT operation.

Microsoft says Open source is too complex

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Microsoft

Although open-source software can be customized to meet a company's specific needs, its inherent complexity could dent the profitability of independent software vendors (ISVs), says Microsoft.

TransGaming’s Cider Brings PC Games to the Mac (and Linux?)

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net reported that faithful Transgaming subscribers are up-in-arms over the announcement of Transgaming Cider engine for intel Macs and if their subscription fees were spent for this. However, realtechnews reports this development will benefit Linux users as well.

Systemsettings usability work for Kubuntu's Eft

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Ubuntu

One of the more unique features of Kubuntu is that it ships with a replacement for the standard KDE Control Center program, called systemsettings. For the coming Edgy Eft release, Ellen of OpenUsability.org fame has done a card sorting experiment with real users and in the last week I've taken Ellen's changes and implemented them.

KBFX Becomes a Utility Menu ::Preview for 0.4.9.5

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KDE

in the new version of kbfx "Code named kbfxPlasma-kde3," Kbfx now supports a data interface where it loads it's data from plugins..separating GUI from Data, water effect with some coloring, and now the Aritist has the FULL controll over where each widget should be placed and it's geometry.

AM2 and MythTV war stories, a continuing saga

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Linux

Warning to Linux users who want to upgrade to socket AM2 motherboards: You will almost definitely run into problems with Linux. I have an ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard.

Linux Technology Leadership and the Forking Issue

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Linux

Linux is the fastest-growing embedded operating environment in the world today. It's quickly becoming the single largest operating system platform for embedded computing. As a result, many technology managers must come to grips with the complexity and the dynamics of Open Source software in general and Linux evolution in particular.

Six steps to secure sensitive data in MySQL

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HowTos

If you're using MySQL, there are some easy things you can do to secure your systems and significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your sensitive data.

Setting up a DNS zone with Bind9

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HowTos

Bind is a well known Unix name server, it is a powerfull piece of software which is used by the majority of nameservers. This article will go though setting up a local area network that can be used at home or inside a small company.

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Novell turns its focus toward growth

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Interviews
SUSE

When Ron Hovsepian was named chief operating officer of Waltham's Novell Inc. in November, investors were already calling for the ouster of then-chief executive Jack Messman. In June, Messman's critics got their wish, and Hovsepian got one of the toughest jobs in the software industry. Hovsepian recently spoke with Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray on how he expects to meet the challenge that defeated his former boss.

$100 laptop shrinks tech gap

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OLPC

Some pretty stunning video of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project's distinctive orange clam-shelled case with a fat antenna sticking up on each side of the color screen came out of the Red Hat Linux meeting in San Francisco on Friday.

Is free software “communist”? Maybe yes...

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OSS

Some prominent people have called free software “communist” in an attempt to bring Cold War bugaboos to bear against the movement—a kind of “nuclear option” of FUD. I remember the paranoia of the Cold War personally, and I thought then (and I still do now) that it was “just stupid”.

Virtualization Breaks Out

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Software

What's all the fuss about virtual machines? From AMD to Intel, Microsoft to Novell to Red Hat, every major OS and hardware platform vendor today has a stake in the virtualization game. However, the truth is that running multiple virtual systems on a single physical workstation or server is simply passe.

Closing lid and screen blank on Dell Latitude 110L

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HowTos

My Dell Latitude 110L test box has a really annoying issue: closing the lid and reopening it makes the screen stay blank (without freezing the system). A wiki about DellLatitude110L and a Dell Latitude 110L & Gentoo Linux article pointed me to a workaround.

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