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meld: graphical tool to diff and merge files

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Software

Every now and then we need to see the differences between two files. You forgot exactly what you changed in that Perl script, or you’d like to check what changes the intern made in Apache’s configuration, et cetera.

Linux Vendors Welcome Dell's Prebundling Move

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Linux

Leading Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell's SUSE have welcomed the news that Dell is going to prebundle Ubuntu Linux on certain consumer machines, saying the move is good for society, customers and the industry.

Ten Bleeding-Edge Open Source Companies

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OSS

If financial backing is any indicator, open-source companies are hot these days. In the past year, Linux Networx raised $37 million, Zend Technologies hauled in $20 million, and MontaVista scored $21 million. For those keeping an eye on exit strategies, last summer saw JBoss acquired by Red Hat for a cool $350 million.

Windows linked to... kidney stones?

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Microsoft

Jon Parshall, chief operating officer for CodeWeavers, a leading developer of Wine, which allows users to run Windows applications without Windows, recently suffered two weeks of mind-numbing agony and extraordinary urethral discomfort as a result of at least one or possibly more kidney stones. The cause: Windows.

Mounting file-systems by label rather than device name

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HowTos

When you're dealing with multiple drives, both fixed and removable, it can get hard to remember which is which. Remembering to mount /dev/sda1 in one place and /dev/sdc5 in another. The solution to this problem is to use labels instead of partition names when referring to them, and here we'll show how that can be done.

There are two things you need to do to start using labels:

School system taps Novell to control network indentity

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SUSE

The Fairfax County School District in Virginia, with more than 200 schools and 164,000 students, this week announced it will begin upgrading its legacy network provisioning and password management system with Novell's Identity Manager.

Fedora: Merge of Core and Extras takes place

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Linux

Jesse Keating announced on the Fedora Maintainers list that the merge of Fedora Core and Fedora Extras into one repository will take place this Wednesday.

Christchurch firm cleanses Niue govt of open source

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OSS

A Christchurch software developer has been charged with relieving the Niue government of its open source systems and replacing them with a Microsoft-based solution after the island encountered ongoing service and support issues.

Ubuntu on Dell desktops - Who loses?

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Ubuntu

In response to "overwhelming" customer demand, Dell will be selling some consumer models of its PCs with Ubuntu pre-installed. This is fantastic for Ubuntu, of course, but it's not necessarily bad for Novell and Red Hat.

Why?

First off, let's look at this in a larger context than SUSE vs. Red Hat vs. Ubuntu. As Steven Vaughan-Nichols writes in eWeek.

Community Interviews:

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Interviews

Rudd-0 interviews Brian Proffitt of Linux Today and The Jem Report interviews Ric Shreves of the Mambo Foundation.

How To pwn Your Text Files With Vim

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HowTos

Recently I did a lecture on the magical world of vim. Despite having used it for quite a long time I realize there is still far more that I could know about it, but there is also more that I haven’t published on this blog. Some of you might remember some of my earlier posts on vim [here], [here].

Mini Linux distro features X-free OpenGL graphics

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Linux

A minimalistic Linux distribution that can run OpenGL-based applications without X is now available from New Zealand based hacker Zeljko "Zelko" Aksentijevic. Zelko said his "MyOS Miniature OpenGL development system" shows that Linux development systems can be simple.

Assign Custom Shortcut Keys on Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Ubuntu includes a very limited shortcut key configuration utility which doesn’t allow you to assign hotkeys to your own applications or scripts. To get around this limitation, we can use the built-in gconf-editor utility to assign them ourselves.

First you’ll want to load up gconf-editor by typing it into the Alt+F2 Run dialog.

Review: MCNLive Delft RC1

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Linux

Another Linux review and in my sights this time, Mandrivaclub.nl's MCNLive 'Delft' Release Candidate 1.

As you can probably tell by the maker's domain name, MCNLive is a Dutch production. To teach you a little more, Delft is a city of about 95,000 people in South Holland. Now you know so we can carry on with the review.

Dell should offer Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE

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Linux

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Dell offering Linux computers pre-installed with Linux. I have been a long-time defender of Dell in the past, anytime Linux enthusiasts would attack them for not offering Linux PCs. I have defended them because Linux wasn't ready.

What Dell's desktop Linux move means

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Ubuntu

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. In 2007, Dell, a top computer manufacturer, is introducing pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on its main PC lines. The worlds of baseball and the desktop will never be the same.

Ubuntu vs. Windows: Head to Head, Toe to Toe, and Heart to Heart

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Ubuntu

Is there a better way of ascertaining the superiority of one operating system over another than to compare how they implement "Hearts"?

Review: Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF

On April 18th Mozilla released a new addition to its open source family and that is the release of Thunderbird 2.0. If you are not familiar with Thunderbird, let me tell you a bit about it. It is a free open source mail client that is offered by Mozilla.org. To download a copy of the program you can go to getthunderbird.com and download it.

Firefox giving Microsoft plenty to think about

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Moz/FF

Since its launch three years ago, Mozilla's Firefox web browser has shown the world that open-source software can challenge the establishment.

According to data from Net Applications, an online market analysis house, Firefox now holds about 15 per cent of the browser market, second to Microsoft Internet Explorer's 79 per cent.

FSF's Brett Smith Answers Your GPLv3 Questions

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OSS

We have the answers from FSF Licensing Engineer Brett Smith to the questions you posed regarding the GPLv3. Of course, if you have more questions after reading his answers, fire away.

So, I'll turn this page over now to Brett Smith:
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