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The open source experience

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OSS

Our series concludes with a look at where enterprises are using non-proprietary software. Looks like those traditional IT infrastructure projects were just the beginning

Open source is generally recognized as a platform for infrastructure, the foundation upon which things are built. But the business-specific applications built on top of that are a harder sell.

Linux terminology jargon buster

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Linux

Something that can often confuse people who are new to Linux is all the terminology. For people who have been using Linux for some time, we often forget that a lot of this stuff can sound really really confusing.

Linux On Wall Street Is Not An Oxymoron. Or Is It?

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Linux

The Linux on Wall Street conference in New York is an attempt to highlight Linux and open source vendors and solutions, demonstrating and pontificating on how they all can work together.

But can they work together?

Kubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn"

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Ubuntu

The latest release of Ubuntu/Kubuntu is "Feisty Fawn", version 7.04. I chose Kubuntu since I prefer the KDE desktop environment over the Gnome environment. I also chose to install with the DVD media version rather than loading in up to 5 CDs.

Installation

KDE’s Panel Vacuum

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KDE

I’m quite amazed by how technologies which I used to discard as ‘hype’ (like, Solid or Phonon or so) actually seem to work. For real. Maybe I should feel a bit of shame but I don’t since this reflex of being sceptical of projects which have a fancy code name but not visible code base has proven quite useful in the past - helps to avoid working on vapourware.

Would you use Windows if it was GPL?

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OSS

In my last post, several people accused me of being anti-Microsoft. This is not true at all! I believe that Microsoft makes good products. Do you think they could attain a 95% market share without making a good product? That is not the way a market economy works.

Review: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Another six months, another release from the Ubuntu folks. The Ubuntu 7.04 release, better known as Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, is another cutting-edge, but not bleeding-edge, release that shows what Linux is capable of on the desktop. I've been running it since the early betas, and have found that it's the best Ubuntu release yet.

The road to Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

Mozilla developers have updated the Firefox 3 (Gran Paradiso) development release schedule providing details on what to expect on each of them. Most notable change is that milestone releases will be now date based, with monthly releases, a departure from the when ready basis that has ruled since I can remember.

Why is Ubuntu no. 1? Because of distrowatch!

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has a lot of things going for it. I learned a lot through it, and it eased my entry into Linux from Windows. But what my title is trying to say is this distrowatch deserves credit for Ubuntu’s meteoric rise to fame.

How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

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HowTos

Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file. It does not depend on the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys.

Prerequisites:

a keyboard with special/multimedia buttons
xbindkeys

Distro Install Cold Turkey

Isn't it annoying how things in life pop up and get in the way of what you actually intended to do?

Is Novell Poised for a Turnaround? It Doesn't Look Like It

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SUSE

I didn't intend to pick on Novell when I woke up this morning.

A tale of two desktops

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Software

There’s a split in the Linux world that transcends distributions: the divide between the GNOME and KDE desktops. That continues even as the two halves grow closer to each other through shared technologies.

Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.0 lags behind free alternatives

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Software

One of the oldest virtualization products, Win4Lin, is starting to show signs of aging. Win4Lin flourished in 2000, when competition was sparse and expensive. But seven years on, not only are there several virtualization products, but almost half a dozen are available for free. With no visible improvements over its previous version, Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.0 is now outdated and outclassed.

Perfect Setup Of Snort + Base + PostgreSQL On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can install and configure the Snort IDS (intrusion detection system) and BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) on an Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) system. With the help of Snort and BASE, you can monitor your system - with BASE you can perform analysis of intrusions that Snort has detected on your network. Snort will use a PostgreSQL database to store/log the data it gathers.

PCLinuxOS 2007 TR4 Released

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PCLOS

"Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of PCLinuxOS 2007! Mirrors are currently being updated so please allow 24 hours for all mirrors to sync up.

Ubuntu's Gutsy Target: Windows-level Device Support?

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Ubuntu

Less than a week after the latest Ubuntu Linux release - version 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" - users are already crying out for driver support to rival that for Windows in the next release.

The Ubuntuforums.org Web site is a public bulletin board for discussion of Ubuntu Linux, including the next release "Gutsy Gibbon" due in October 2007.

Ubuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop

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OS

The prevailing wisdom about Linux on the desktop runs something like this: "I'll believe Linux is ready for the desktop as soon as you can give me a Linux distribution that even my grandmother can run."

Ten Open Source Security Apps Worth Considering

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Software

Are open source security tools really as secure as those available for sale?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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Linux

Production-quality XenSource virtualisation is the main selling point here, with optional clustering and storage virtualisation to go with it. But there's a lot more besides, making the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux a compelling solution for businesses of all sizes.

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Zorin OS 12 "Core"

Zorin 12 Core is available in 32-bit and 64-bit x86 builds and the ISO we download is 1.5GB in size. Booting from this downloaded image launches a graphical environment. A window appears and asks if we would like to try Zorin's live desktop environment or launch the project's system installer. We can select our preferred language at this time from a list of languages on the left side of the window. At the bottom of the window is a link to the project's release notes and clicking this link opens a web browser to display the on-line document. Something I found odd was that when I clicked the link to display Zorin's release notes, the web browser worked. It opened as expected and brought up the desired information. However, when I opted to try exploring Zorin's live desktop environment, I found the one application which did not launch was the Chromium web browser. When attempting to open the browser from the application menu, nothing would happen. When trying to launch Chromium from a virtual terminal, the terminal would hang, neither opening the browser nor returning me to a command prompt and no errors were displayed. Read more

Debian Updated, Mint KDE Beta, GIMP Preview

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A Switch for Your Pi

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