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Open source promises more business functions

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A new generation of high-value open-source business applications is coming, according to a leading analyst. These will include collaboration, portal, content management and business intelligence tools.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Reliability Measured

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Linux

We're fond of the phrase, "lies, damn lies, and statistics." We tend to be cynical about data in general. Collectively, according to Yankee analyst DiDio, "individual corporate Linux, Windows and Unix servers experience three to five failures per server per year, resulting in 10.0 to 19.5 hours of annual downtime for each server." Beyond this, the results were revealing! shocking! earth-shaking! Er. Not really.

Basic Things to Know When Switching to a Linux Desktop

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HowTos

Recent releases of Linux Distributions totally amazes me. What was once an OS that is easy to use and configure, has gotten even better. From different questions that I get from new users, I have come up to a collection of the basic things that a new Linux user must know.

The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake)

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

GP2X Searches For The World's Best Programming Talent

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Gaming

GP32/2X Distribution Ltd and Gamepark Holdings today challenged up and coming designers to develop a game or application that will run on the GP2X - the fast growing Linux-based handheld gaming and entertainment console,

Brainstorming ways to push open source

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OSS

Having the latest computer technology is great. But what e-government users from the public sector as well as citizens really want is software interoperability. Unfortunately IT managers still only pay lip service to such interoperability, concludes a European project assessing today’s open-source movement.

Libranet's last goodbye

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Linux

After six months, the Libranet community has learned that its wait for the revival of the distribution was futile. Tal Danzig, Libranet's owner and chief developer, has announced that he is discontinuing the development of Libranet.

DRM - Is It Worth Going To Jail For?

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Linux

In the spirit of all who chanced civil disobedience for their cause, this is offered as what NOT to do...under any circumstance. Not only would it be illegal (possibly a RICO case) it could temporarily devastate the retail businesses involved. Enough so that the effects would be newsworthy...and that is exactly the desired effect.

How to build a Linux router - Part 2

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Last time on the "How to build a Linux router - Part 1" we installed Fedora Core 4 as the operating system. In this part, we will be configuring the operating system to handle our routing for us, as well as throw in some added perks such as a upnp server, local caching nameserver, and DHCP server.

OSU open source founders leaving

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The founders of Oregon State University's Open Source Lab are leaving the organization to run a Portland startup, the school announced Thursday, creating a void at the top of one of the state's best-known open source organizations.

Losses double for SCO Group

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Misc

The SCO Group Inc.'s net loss for the fiscal second quarter more than doubled from a year ago, hampered by litigation expenses that totaled nearly $3.8 million in the quarter.

Build a Desktop with Kubuntu 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Kubuntu is one great distribution. It has something for everyone. This How-To is going to cover as much as I can. Its strengths lie in Debian and the Apt-Get package management system. The 2.6 kernel has come a long way and will run on anything from an old 486 to the modern Duocore cpu's along with everything in between. So Lets get to It!!!.

The Software Wars map

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OS

Ever wonder what map might be hanging inside Fortress Gates, the super-secret center from which Lord Gates and his evil minion, Steve "the Undertaker" Ballmer, run the Evil Empire? Well, no I haven't either, but that hasn't stopped Steven Hilton.

Red Hat, JBoss execs call for Java openness

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At the Red Hat Summit, the annual convergence of users and partners of the Durham, N.C.-based commercial Linux vendor held here last week, Yeaton was joined by Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management at JBoss. The two open source executives took the opportunity to grouse about the current state of Java, touch upon plans for virtualization and rally on the need for openness by companies like Microsoft.

Installing Linux (Keeping Windows)

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HowTos

If you have been using Windows for any length of time you will have acquired some expertise and probably built up a collection of files you don't want to lose, two reasons why you might think moving to Linux is going to be too much trouble. It isn't, trust me.

How To Samba With Suse 10.1 And Windows XP

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HowTos

This guide is intended for those using Suse 10.1 and Samba with the firewall (SuSEfirewall2) enabled. It applies to machines in workgroups only, not domains. Samba works great out of the box with Suse 10.1 however the firewall adds some complexity to the issue. This guide was created from my attempts to make accessing all shares and printers on my Windows/Linux network work perfectly.

LinuxWorld SF looms

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Linux

IDG World Expo announced the exhibitor and keynote speaker line-ups for this summer's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, themed "Fifteen Years of Breaking the Rules" and scheduled for Aug. 14-17, 2006 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Windows Vista Beta 2 now freely available

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Microsoft

Microsoft has opened up its new work in progress operating system Windows Vista Beta 2 for public scrutiny. However, be warned. You'll need pretty highly configured hardware to run it and a very fast internet connection to download the 3.5GB 32-bit or 4.4GB 64-bit version.

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006, its 9th official conference. Lauded among the leading success stories in the Open Source community, the ASF stewards, incubates, and develops leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world's most popular Web server software.

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    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.
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