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Why I'm sticking with Novell's Linux desktop

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SUSE

Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why.

Also: Novell is Now the New SCO

Microsoft’s perfect timing

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OSS

Microsoft has always had excellent timing. They know when to announce a product; they know when to begin grass-roots movements to build hype for a product; they know when to create an alliance; they know when to break an alliance. Microsoft's best timing, though, has always been when and where to spread Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.

Nuts and Bolts of Open Source Business Models

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OSS

"There's a tendency to think of the community as being entirely volunteers somehow working for free in their basements, but invariably they're in government or research," said Red Hat's Rick Carr. "For the commercial products, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, where the customer base is Wall Street or wherever, the large majority of development is done by commercial IT companies."

Turning SLED10 Linux Into a Practical User Desktop

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SUSE

The so-called "Vista Killer" may not be ready for prime time -- but your customers may want it anyway. Here's how to be prepared.

Songbird: The Firefox of Media Players

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Software

Today we'll take a look at one of the most appealing XUL apps—Songbird, from Pioneers of the Inevitable, Inc, which claims folks who've previously worked on Winamp and Yahoo! Music Engine. Songbird is currently just at version 0.2, so consider this a preview rather than a review of the fully baked product. Songbird is a "mashup" of a web browser and a desktop media player. Think of it as the open-source analog of Windows Media Player or iTunes. Like Winamp, Songbird supports skins, which are called "feathers" in this case. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

grep: highlighting matches in color

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HowTos

Many Debian users use grep regularly. But did you know that grep can highlight the text it matches in color?

Full Tip.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 176

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: Novell partners with Microsoft, CentOS on Oracle Enterprise
  • Linux, Fedora code names, Mandriva and MEPIS updates, gNewSense

  • Web logs: One month with Mandriva Linux 2007
  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.0, NetBSD 3.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2 Beta 2
  • Site news: Dilemma about distributions linking to DistroWatch
  • New additions: gNewSense, TrueBSD
  • New distributions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, URLI OS

This week in DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux a computer operating system for the people

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Linux

The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software.

“The Role of Open Source Software for the Development of Information Society” Conference in Armenia

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OSS

The conference “The Role of Open Source Software for the Development of Information Society” was held in Yerevan, capital of Armenia from October 31 to November 1, 2006. The conference aimed at exchange of experience in open source promotion policy and in the use of open source software in specific areas such as public administration and education.

CentOS: Oracle Linux Doesn't Measure Up

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Linux

Oracle's plans for its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product, announced last week, follow on the heels of Red Hat derivatives put together by dozens of open source projects, including CentOS, Pie Box, and Startcom Linux. But this week, members of the influential CentOS community voiced strong pessimism over Oracle Linux.

CLI Magic: Transform your audio files with SoX

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HowTos

Sound eXchange (SoX) is a command-line sound sample translator. This Swiss Army knife of sound tools can be used to convert file formats of your audio files, and to apply sound effects such as echo, fade-in/out, and chorus to jazz up your music with just a few keystrokes.

Install Amarok 1.4.4 Music Player in Ubuntu Edgy

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HowTos

Amarok is a sound system-independent audio-player for *nix systems. Its interface uses a powerful “browser” metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection.

Install Amarok Music Player in Ubuntu

MiniTutor: MPlayer and Video Output

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Howtos

The MPlayer, Linux Movie Player, is an extraordinary video and audio player, and it has hundreds of options to use in order to do everything we wish to an audio or video file, one of these fantastic options are used to video output.

Minitutor from: GoblinX Minitutors

Ubuntu's offical Launch in China

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth was in Beijing last week for Ubuntu’s official China launch. The event was overwhelmingly successful. However, the reason for the success is questionable, was it because Ubuntu, one of the top distros in the world, has really caught on in China, or was it simply because of its greatest benefactor?

Mozilla Starts Work On Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

With Firefox 2.0 out the door last week, Mozilla is turning its attention to version 3.0, with a goal to deliver the new browser about this time next year.

LiMux The Penguin: Deep into Munich’s Linux F/OSS migration

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Linux

The city of Munich got more media attention than respect after it decided on a migration to Linux and open source software on the desktop. After a careful and deliberately open movement towards deciding its IT future, Munich was slammed in the media, then became a target for Microsoft negotiators and a project at risk from a proposed European move to US-style software patents.

AptonCD - Create a backup of all the packages you have installed using apt-get

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HowTos

You are interested in installing GNU/Linux on your machine. But once the installation is done and finished, you will most certainly want to install additional software apart from the ones bundled with the CD. The problem occurs when you decide to re-install Linux on your machine. You are forced to start all over again, downloading additional software using apt-get. A good samaritan has pointed out to a unique project named AptonCD.

Bangalore readies for 'one of world's largest' FOSS events

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OSS

FOSS.IN, a Bangalore-based annual event that calls itself "one of the world's most focussed Free and Open Source Software events", has announced its Nov 23-25 meet will have 82 talks and tutorials.

Matt Asay: Customers - Open source's only true friend

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OSS

These past two weeks have been fascinating. Frustrating, but fascinating. I've learned a great deal since I first got involved with open source in 1998. One lesson stands out above them all, and was first related to me by a good friend at Red Hat: Customers are open source's only true friends.

XP to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

After about 6 weeks of heavy use, there's nothing that has me wanting to move off Ubuntu. It's remarkably solid and well-designed, and maybe no more than 2 years away from being something anyone could use. Definitely a keeper.

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