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Installing the Nvidia driver In Kubuntu 5.10

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Kubuntu is a very easy system to work with. I've put together a short one pager to get you the Nvidia driver installed. Its pretty simple and works great!!

Book Review: Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two

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The first volume of Linux Server Hacks, by Rob Flickenger, set the bar high when it was published three years ago. The recently published second volume offers another 100 such tips. This time the book has almost doubled in size and some of the "hacks" have become more complex. Make no mistake, though, this is a good thing!

Making the jump to Linux: Six frustrations

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I am a high school science teacher who is attempting to make the jump to Linux. A few months ago I made a some changes to my desktop PC, and had to re-register my Windows XP installation. This infuriated me -- and my quest for a suitable Linux replacement began. I'm now a bona fide Linux user, but that doesn't mean I'm completely happy.

Office 2007 Delay Sets Stage For Massachusetts Open Document Battle

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Microsoft's delay to January of its mainstream Office 2007 version sets the stage for a perfect storm battle with the Open Document Format (ODF) in Massachusetts. The latter format is scheduled for mandatory use for document handling by the state's government.

Venezuela promotes free open-source software as alternative to Microsoft

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President Hugo Chavez has long been critical of big transnational companies, and now his government is promoting free open-source software as an alternative to market-dominating Microsoft Corp.

Paul Flaherty, AltaVista online search engine creator, dies at 42

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Paul A. Flaherty, a computer engineer who helped create the pioneering AltaVista online search engine, has died. He was 42.

Novell shows off Linux advances, declares now 'we are wide open'

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Novell speakers mixed football metaphors with a flurry of technical demos of their latest Linux offerings Friday to drive home its commitment to "open source" software development.

And other Novell headlines.

Oklahoma city threatens to call FBI over 'renegade' Linux maker

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The heartland turned vicious this week when an Oklahoma town threatened to call in the FBI because its web site was hacked by Linux maker Cent OS.

AMD to Slice Up Server in LinuxWorld Demo

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Advanced Micro Devices in April will demonstrate for the first time a new server chip equipped with its AMD Virtualization technology.

Michael Dell on Alienware, growth, and AMD

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In an exclusive interview, Dell Chairman and founder Michael Dell says he's excited about the company's acquisition this week of gaming-PC specialist Alienware, but that Dell still expects "the vast majority of our growth to be organic." His remarks also continue in intriguing ways the company's longtime dance with chipmaker AMD.

Novell's first Linux workgroup suite

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Novell has introduced its first workgroup suite running on Linux. The Novell Open Workgroup Suite includes server and desktop components with management tools, e-mail and collaboration, office products.

Open-Source Framework Means Happy Trails for Java Developers

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Chris Nelson said he found developing in Java was just too hard, so he decided to do something to make it easier. Now he's about to deliver on it.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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I have used Linux since I was eleven, and I'm approaching my seventeenth birthday now. I still consider myself an amateur at using the operating system, but I have discovered quite a few interesting tools to help improve my productivity with Linux. They're not exactly my sysadmin toolbox -- more like my desktop enhancement kit.

Growing Momentum for Desktop Linux/Open Source?

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This week Red Hat released Fedora Core 5, the latest Linux desktop distribution which adds news apps, better security and Xen virtualization. For all the improvements to Fedora, the Open Source Development Labs' Desktop Linux Working Group wanted to hear directly from PC users about what they wanted to see in desktop Linux packages - and what factors might be blocking better Linux adoption.

Also: Survey: Financial IT Execs Say Jury Still Out Open Source

Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, Linspire & FarStone Top Sponsors for 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit

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The Desktop Linux Summit, the only event to focus exclusively on Linux and open source for desktop computing, has announced the exhibitor lineup for its fourth annual show, which will be held April 24-25, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown San Diego, California.

Firefox, Thunderbird Wrecking Relationships

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Web browser bugs are routinely blamed for creating huge networks of compromised PCs and undermining the safety of ecommerce transactions. Now one woman says a "security bug" in Mozilla led to the break up of her engagement.

And: Hot on the heels of a woman who blames a bug in Firefox for exposing the flaws in her relationship with a fiancé comes the tale of a young lad whose relationship was hit by the spam filtering shortcomings of Thunderbird, the email client companion of Firefox.

Interview with Michael Robertson, SIPphone

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My interview this morning is with Michael Robertson, founder of, Linspire, and now a new startup, SIPphone ( I thought it would be interesting to conduct the interview via Michael's own software, so I called him up using the SIPphone software and a voice over IP connection to ask him a bit about the idea behind SIPphone, and what he has been up to lately. The call quality was great, and I also got his insights into what makes a good entrepreneur, and some great advice for startups.

Mozilla considers TV and movie ad campaign

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With the competition to find the best creative ideas to help advertise its aims in full swing, the Mozilla Foundation has revealed that it may screen a Firefox advert on national television or in cinemas.

Novell defends SUSE Linux revenue performance

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Novell Inc's president and COO Ron Hovsepian has defended the company's SUSE Linux business, maintaining that it is performing better than the company's revenue figures suggest.

What Thunderbird Lightning Users Want: Microsoft Outlook

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The updated calendar extension for Thunderbird, Lightning 0.1, is on the streets. User reactions are upbeat, but they insist on more Outlook-like group scheduling and coordinating, as these users comments on the Lightning Suggestions wiki demonstrate:

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