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SUSE Linux Book Review

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There are now several SUSE Linux books on the market, each with a slightly different angle. Some concentrate on SUSE itself without going into depth on general GNU/Linux topics, others are more for reference than cover-to-cover reading, and some are comprehensive behemoths that try to document every possible use and purpose for Novell's GNU/Linux distribution. O'Reilly's SUSE Linux definitely falls into the latter category.

Video: Try a free operating system

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Ubuntu

CNET's Tom Merritt shows you how to give Ubuntu Linux a run on your own computer without installing a thing. View Here.

Mandriva's new server Linux does virtualization treble

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Mandriva has released Corporate Server 4.0, a version of Linux aimed at businesses. The release is part of Mandriva's ongoing push beyond its roots as a provider of Linux for end-users to challenge Red Hat and Novell in the market for Linux for enterprise servers.

Open source unlocks options for many small-to-medium sized businesses

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OSS

When Tony Losey came to the 3Sixty Group in 2003 he saw that, like many small companies, the manufacturing firm didn’t have much in the way of advanced systems. The organization didn’t have a lot of money to throw at IT, but Losey zeroed in on open source as the key to keeping the company competitive.

Inkscape - The OSS alternative to Illustrater and other SVG tools

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I’ve just installed Inkscape, an open source software alternative to Scalable Vector Graphics programs such as Illustrator or Corel Draw.

Is Ubuntu Linux a Sensible Alternative for Mac Users?

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A friend of mine phoned to ask if I thought he should install Ubuntu Linux on his Macs - a 1.33 GHz G4 iBook currently running OS X 10.4 "Tiger" and a 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 tower with OS X 10.3 "Panther" installed. Does Ubuntu Linux make any sense for Macintosh users?

Software Freedom Day in the Philippines

MOST of us who found our way to Software Freedom Day at the UP College of Engineering last Saturday had to take a circuitous route to get there. Even on a hot, muggy morning, it was a trek worth making.

Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP (Part 2)

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Last month we were introduced to LDAP in general and Fedora Directory Server in particular. Today we'll walk through a simple Fedora Directory Server installation to learn your way around FDS.

Supporting Active Directory on Linux desktops

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In a recent article, Ted Haeger, director of Novell user communities asks the question: Can Linux Desktops Live in an Active Directory (AD) world? For most businesses, that's not a question, it's a demand: How do I get Linux desktops to work with Active Directory.

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn Right Now

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Knowing a handful of programming languages is seen by many as a harbor in a job market storm, solid skills that will be marketable as long as the languages are.

Red Hat, JBoss Show Fruits of Acquisition

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Linux

Linux vendor Red Hat on Sept. 18 will roll out a new series of open-source subscriptions that include offerings from recently acquired middleware provider JBoss. The products will be immediately available to Red Hat's global distributors and resellers.

Convert WAV and MP3 files to AMR in Linux, using Gstreamer

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Fantastic! As long as you have a WAV or MP3 file, the SoX package, and the Gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-ugly package installed, you can use these scripts to convert from MP3 or WAV to AMR, and back from AMR to WAV. Perfect for creating ringtones out of sound clips or favorite songs! Full Story.

I’ll make you free if I have to lock you up!

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Interesting goings-on over on the Busybox list. Busybox is a single app that masquerades as a large set of common unix tools like ls, a shell and so on. The maintainer is planning to, well, sort of migrate the project to being GPL v2-only. The issue is significant, because in the current GPL3 drafts there is language that would require any signing keys to be given up with the sources.

Debian Package Management using dselect GUI

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dselect is one of the primary user interfaces for managing packages on a Debian system. At the dselect main menu, the system administrator can Update the list of available package versions, View the status of installed and available packages, Alter package selections and manage dependencies, or Install new packages or upgrade to newer versions.

State science department embraces Linux

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Linux

South Africa's department of science and technology (DST) is taking bold steps towards switching to free and open source software(Foss) and is starting to move its first desktop users over to Linux.

CLI Magic: Lightweight Conky is a system monitor powerhouse

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Conky is a lightweight system monitor that provides essential information in an easy-to-understand, highly customizable interface. The software is a fork of TORSMO, which is no longer maintained. Conky monitors your CPU usage, running processes, memory, and swap usage, and other system information, and displays the information as text or as a graph.

Open source community welcomes Microsoft patent pledge

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Long-time Microsoft enemies are taking a positive stance on the vendor's latest pledge not to assert its patent portfolio against a group of 38 web services specifications and their implementations.

Microsoft vs. Open Source: Who Will Win?

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"We believe that there is still a great deal of confusion and puzzlement on how this competitive battle will develop." Ultimately, the authors believe, neither side is likely to be forced from the battlefield, but there are strategies each can use successfully against the other.

Debian Network Utilities and tools With Examples

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HowTos

This is the list of debian network utilities and tools for administrators and users to check the network related traffic, monitor network.This includes installation of each package with man pages.This full list devided in to two parts which is part1 network tools and part2 network tools

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