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Novell feels "passionate" about Linux

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SUSE

If you ask any Novell Inc. watcher to rate the software vendor's abilities, the chances are that observer will give the company a low grade for marketing. Novell has struggled with how to position its products for years and now hopes it's finally on the right track with a new focus for its Suse Linux distribution.

Firefox 2.0 Delayed Until October

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Moz/FF

There are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final version goes out the door, Mozilla says.

Kubuntu 6.06 File Sharing and Using VMWare

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HowTos

File sharing is one of the PCs main reasons for existence. Linux is no different and excels at being a file server. VMWare is a great tool for anyone to use. With it you can build machines in a virtual environment.

Secure your Apache2 with mod-security

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HowTos

This article will show how-to install, configure and set up apache's mod-security module on a debian based system. This was done on Ubuntu Dapper and should fit any Debian based system.

Linux A Money Maker

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Linux

Channel partners are making good money on Linux, and the more Linux business they do, the more profitable they are, according to a sponsored survey of 400 qualified respondents conducted by the Institute for Partner Education & Development.

Customers Prefer Open Source Tools for Flexibility, Not Cost

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OSS

Simula's survey found that 33.1% of respondents chose greater control over software code as their top reason to use open source, compared to roughly a quarter of respondents who said cost was the main benefit.

Ubuntu CTO on the desktop platform's runaway success

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Interviews

With the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo kicking off this week, today we conclude our series of interviews with Linux experts. This week, I talked with Matt Zimmerman, chairman of the technical board and CTO for Ubuntu. We spoke about Ubuntu's latest LTS offering, whether Ubuntu is being adopted on servers, and how to compare one open source organization to another.

Red Hat Woos Open Source Partners with Perks

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Linux

As part of its nascent efforts to develop a channel strategy for its open source subscription services, Red Hat has rolled out a technical training promotion along with other enablement initiatives aimed at solution providers.

Network Administration : Installation of Tacacs+, Rancid, Cvsweb

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HowTos

This article will describe you how to install a complete solution to manage users that have access to your network devices and also how to backup your network devices configurations with a cvs based storage in order to have diffs on it. You'll also be able to script commands you want to run on your routers/switches to have easier administration.

Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped ?

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Ubuntu

Recently I read an article lambasting or rather dissecting the role that Ubuntu has played in the Linux community and according to the author, it boils down to clever marketing. So as a long time Ubuntu user, I asked myself this very important question. Is the Ubuntu word over-hyped ?

Red Hat Delays Enterprise Linux 5 Beta

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Linux

Expected July testing has been pushed back until September, but official release still slated for end of the year.

IBM Expands Open Source

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OSS

IBM said Tuesday that it is beefing up its open-source support beyond Linux to accelerate the adoption of open computing to reach new customers and add to the top line.

ThinkPad--now with Suse Linux

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SUSE

Engineers and designers in need of a mobile workstation now have the option for a preloaded version of Novell's Suse Linux on a ThinkPad laptop computer.

The Voices of Xandros

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Interviews

Most operating system reviews and developer interviews rely on technical points to explain what the project is about and what benefits users might derive from it. But what of the people responsible for the lion's share of the work in the open source software world? So rarely do we hear about their opinions and perspective on their project of choice. So here's a not-so-technical interview with three of the real people who contribute time and effort to developing the Xandros family of GNU/Linux distributions.

LinuxWorld 2006 opens as companies adjust to pervasive open source

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Linux

I detect a flurry of jockeying and adjustments by companies in recognition that 1) open source is successful, 2) open source is here to stay, and 3) perhaps most powerfully, open source advocates won’t give up agitating for what they want.

Looking Back 25 Years

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Misc

Twenty-five years ago IBM announced the Model 5150 Personal Computer. For those why missed that event, this was a a $1500 and up-priced system with an Intel 8-bit CPU. Capability-wise, I believe it sufficient to say that today it would not be considered even for a doorstop.

First open source Java bits promised for October

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OSS

Sun Microsystems plans to publish the first open sourced Java code by October this year, the company has revealed.

Intrusion Detection for Linux Servers

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HowTos

Tripwire, a freeware tool to check consistency of files on a specific linux server and thus, to check wether an intruder was able to log into your machine. Tripwire creates hashes of the server’s files and saves them in an encrypted database, making it pretty hard for an intruder to change those hashes.

Is Linux getting Comdex-ed?

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Linux

The buzz on the Linuxworld show floor has yet to reach Comdex levels (circa the mid 1990s), or even those of a good 1997 Internet World. But booths now fill the Moscone Center floor, and some of them – IBM, Novell, Intel, Oracle, HP, AMD, Motorola — are starting to scale.

Also: Podcast: What's hot, what's not, at LinuxWorld 2006

European food giant chooses Open Source Identity Management

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OSS

One of Europe's most successful private companies has chosen Open Source software to control its pan-European network. Kepak Group has asked Sirius Corporation to deploy an OpenLDAP-based Identity Management solution to serve its 2000 staff based in Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK.

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