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Is brand name Ubuntu over hyped ?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution which is famed for its ease of use and has built up an image of being a newbie friendly Linux distribution. Ubuntu has arguably the largest community following compared to all other Linux distributions. And it has enhanced its cause many times by following the policy of shipping free CDs of Ubuntu to anyone willing to try this Linux distribution.

Push for Indy 500's first TeamLinux car stirs controversy

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Linux

At first glance, the story of the Tux500 project doesn't look too unusual. A couple of devoted Linux advocates were looking for a cool way to promote the operating system they love. Advertising on a race car is a great way to get open source noticed, says Ken "helios" Starks, one of the men working to raise enough money to enter a Linux-sponsored car in the 2007 Indianapolis 500 race.

You may have been using Linux too much when...

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Humor

Here are a few basic signs that it might be time to go outside for some fresh air.

* You become very, very confused when pressing the "tab" key does not fill in the rest of what you were typing.

* The phrase "man mount" does not strike you as particularly odd.

* When on your Windows partition you want to play a game, so you open up a command prompt and start typing "wine C:\Pro..."

Search and Indent in Vim

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HowTos

I want to discuss a couple handy tricks that I learned today, while coding. If you’re a Vim user, you will probably find these helpful as well.

FON Abandons Microsoft, Adopts Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

FON founder and CEO, Martin Varsavsky (my boss) sent the memo below to all employees.

Dear All:

As of today Fon will disengage from Microsoft and adopt Linux in the Ubuntu form as our operating system of choice.

Has Ubuntu gained "the" momentum?

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Ubuntu

A whole time ago I switched from IE to Firefox. I don’t know exactly when it happened but somehow it did and nowadays I almost never click that little blue E.

How Self-Imposed Limits Will Fail Linux

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Linux

I woke up this morning and a terrible thought occurred to me. What if this whole Dell/Ubuntu deal doesn't work out?

Another $100 PC is here, but what is inside?

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Hardware

Novatium, a Chennai-based company, which was co-founded by US-based Analog Devices chairman Ray Stata, Netcore Solutions managing director Rajesh Jain and professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT Madras, is hawking an up-and-running $100 (Rs 4,500) PC, based on a thin-client model.

ArchLinux — smooth and cuddly

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Linux
Reviews

ArchLinux or Arch for short is one of the uprising new distributions. Well, at least compared to old folks like Debian or Slackware it’s still fresh and shining Smile . Arch is gaining new users and good reviews every day. Let’s find out why this is happening.

State of KPilot

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KDE

OpenSync is a syncing framework. It syncs data. The scope of OpenSync doesn't encompass application management, retrieving doodles (what would they sync with?), keeping accurate device backups, etc. These fall squarely in the device-specific handling category -- I'm not going to claim that KPilot does any of these well, though, except for retrieving doodles because Joerg wrote that code.

New Mandriva rpm query tool

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MDV

Just spent most of the day and quite a bit of yesterday porting a program Stew wrote for the secteam (called srpm) that builds a database of src.rpm files so you can do queries on source files (this is extremely useful for us in determining whether or not a vulnerable source file exists in any supported distros).

Dell's Linux Plans Shine Light On Free Potential

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Linux

The small steps that Dell has taken toward offering desktop and notebook PCs preloaded with Ubuntu 7.04 could mean a giant leap forward for the viability of desktop Linux.

Another Novell employee leaves

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SUSE

This marks my 261st blog entry as a Novell employee. It shall also mark my last. An operose decision, I resigned as Chief Architect of our Linux Desktop endeavor, effective today.

Ubuntu: Too Good to be True?

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I decided a few months ago, when I set up a new Dell desktop machine, that Microsoft and I were about to part company. That happened when I was "invited" to "authenticate" my copy of Microsoft XP to be sure it was "genuine."

64 Studio 1.3.0 'Let Me Take You to the Beach' Released

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Linux

64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution tailor-made for digital content creation, including audio, video, graphics and publishing tools. A remix of Debian testing, it comes in both AMD64/Intel64 and 32-bit flavours, to run on nearly all PC hardware.

Dell explains Linux delays

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Linux

It emerged early on Thursday that UK customers would not be offered pre-installed Ubuntu for the time being. Later in the day, Dell's EMEA director of client marketing, Eric Greffier, elaborated further. Speaking to ZDNet UK he suggested that the greatest volume of responses to its Linux survey had come from the US, but he also pointed to wider considerations.

Firefox and Linux redux (and OpenBSD)

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Moz/FF

Part of the behind-the-scenes stuff that people don’t see is the coordination that goes on as part of our trademark approval process. Red Hat and Novell have been working closely with us for quite some time, but other distros have not been as involved. I was very fortunate to work with Alexander Sack of Ubuntu and Martynas Venckus of OpenBSD to get their distros in the same loop.

What’s new in SELinux for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5?

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Linux

Dan Walsh will be presenting an overview of “What’s new with SELinux in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5″ at the Red Hat Summit on Wednesday May 9th at 3:00 PM in the “What’s New” Track. This article presents some of the material from that talk, and was written with frequent magazine contributor Len DiMaggio.

Software security? Do I have to?

Rosie's blog builders say it's all about community

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Drupal

EchoDitto helps its clients create online communities. It believes in open source software and relies heavily on the Drupal content management system both internally and for its customers. EchoDitto CTO and co-founder Justin Pinder says it's the community that makes open source invaluable.

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Goodbye Solaris

  • Guilty SPARC: Oracle euthanizes Solaris 12, expunging it from roadmap
    Rumors have been circulating since late last year that Oracle was planning to kill development of the Solaris operating system, with major layoffs coming to the operating system's development team. Others speculated that future versions of the Unix platform Oracle acquired with Sun Microsystems would be designed for the cloud and built for the Intel platform only and that the SPARC processor line would meet its demise. The good news, based on a recently released Oracle roadmap for the SPARC platform, is that both Solaris and SPARC appear to have a future. The bad news is that the next major version of Solaris—Solaris 12— has apparently been canceled, as it has disappeared from the roadmap. Instead, it's been replaced with "Solaris 11.next"—and that version is apparently the only update planned for the operating system through 2021.
  • Oracle Finally Confirms It's Canning Solaris 12
    At the beginning of December there were rumors of Oracle canning Solaris and now that's finally been confirmed by Oracle more or less as they will not be delivering Solaris 12. According to Ars, they got confirmation from Oracle that they will not be going ahead with Solaris 12 as planned. Solaris 12 has been canceled and wiped off their roadmap. Oracle is said to be working on a "Solaris.next", but no details yet. This "Solaris.next" is also reportedly the only planned Solaris update through 2021.

Microsoft 'Loves' Linux Again