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Andreas Jaeger: Ubuntu's Open Week - and openSUSE

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Ubuntu's open week sounds like a really good idea. I'm just surprised that it is done to get users away from openSUSE as Mark Shuttleworth announced on the opensuse mailing lists.

Berry Linux 0.76 Screenshots

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Linux

After last month's release of Fedora Core 6 a new unstable release of Berry Linux is out. New to Berry Linux 0.76 is packages updated to those found in FC6 Zod, Linux 2.6.18, Unionfs 1.4 support, and X.Org 7.1. With desktop effects being all of the craze now, Berry 0.76 ships with Xgl/AIGLX and Beryl 0.1.2. At Phoronix we have taken Berry Linux 0.76 for a try and have some screenshots to show today.

Debian/Ubuntu Package management Using dpkg

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Dpkg is the Debian package manager dpkg is a medium-level tool to install, build, remove and manage Debian packages. The primary and more user-friendly front-end for dpkg is dselect.dpkg itself is controlled entirely via command line parameters,which consist of exactly one action and zero or more options. The action-parameter tells dpkg what to do and options control the behavior of the action in some way.

Book Review: Network Security Hacks: Tips & Tools for Protecting Your Privacy

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Having time on my hands while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner (the turkey is slowly smoking on the barbecue as I write this), I pulled 'Network Security Hacks' from the stack and went to work.

Open Source Event Kicks Off

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Bangalore’s open source community crams into conference to learn, network, and share. Approximately 1,500 attendees turned up Friday for FOSS.in, a free event in Bangalore that the open source community in India has been planning for months.

Mark Shuttleworth: Welcome, OpenSUSE developers!

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Linux

We are hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community - in any capacity, including developers and package maintainers. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week.

Review: Raw Therapee 1.1 promises robust photo conversion

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Raw Therapee is a free RAW photo converter application developed single-handedly by Gábor Horváth. It has been available on Windows for some time, but on October 11, Horváth released the first build for Linux. If you are familiar with other graphical RAW converters, such as UFRaw, you will feel quite at home using Raw Therapee.

How To Integrate Samba Using Active Directory

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This tutorial explains how to install a Gentoo samba server and how to share folders with Active Directory permissions.

GIMP 2.3.13 Development Release

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Version 2.3.13 is another development snapshot before the upcoming GIMP 2.4 release. Apart from a lot of bug-fixes and cleanups, this release has some nice new features like handling of embedded color profiles, scalable brushes, an improved help browser and a new Script-Fu Scheme interpreter.

Credit Suisse Writes Off Novell

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SUSE

Credit Suisse analyst Jason Maynard took down Novell on Monday grading it an "Underperform." He reckons the flurry in its stock after its alliance with Microsoft was based on a "one-time event" - Microsoft paying Novell $308 million net - and that the 10% appreciation in the stock isn't sustainable."

Microsoft patent deal could leave Novell behind

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SUSE

Open source advocate Bruce Perens has warned Novell Inc that it risks being left behind by open source progress unless it turns its back on its recent patent covenant with Microsoft Corp.

Open-source for business

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OSS

Despite the legal uncertainties affecting Linux, open-source software development and use is growing in the enterprise community, even in mission-critical environments and business sectors.

First look at $100 laptop Linux interface

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OLPC

While many analysts are busy tearing down Sony PS3's and Nintendo Wii's, a few insiders are taking a closer look at the first batch of $100 (eventually) laptops to roll off the production lines in Shanghai as part of the One Laptop Per Child program backed by Nicholas Negroponte and MIT's Media Lab.

MCNLive linux live cd distribution

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Linux
Reviews

MCNLive provides a well-rounded desktop operating system, with applications to meet all of the needs of regular users, and all the power of the well-established *drake family of config/ management tools, all built on top of a tested, reliable base.

Novell Discontinues Support for SUSE Linux 9.2

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SUSE

Some Linux distributions have longer lives than others. After two years of supported life, Novell is discontinuing support for SUSE Linux 9.2, effective yesterday.

Good karma for Red Hat

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Linux

There was a time some years ago when Red Hat used to be contemptuously referred to as "the Microsoft of the Linux industry." How the times have changed!

Beryl part of Fedora Extras now

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Thanks to Jarod Wilson Beryl is now part of Fedora Extras and can therefore be installed without any additional configuration - just fire up yum or Pirut, and install beryl-gnome or beryl-kde, depending on what desktop environment you prefer.

Clueful vs Clueless - A Never Ending Battle

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Linux

There is a fundamental problem with GNU/Linux—it requires clueful people to exist in the IT food chain. Anywhere in the food chain. It doesn’t take an experienced kernel hacker to install GNU/Linux, run a web server, or teach people how to log on to the network. It just requires a user with an interest in the subject, the ability to solve problems, and the desire to achieve results.

mEDUXa 1.0 Ready to Take Over the Canary Islands

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Linux

The Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Spanish Canary Island's regional goverment have released mEDUXa 1.0. mEDUXa is a Free Software GNU/Linux distribution developed for educational purposes based on Kubuntu.

Wardriving Using A Ubuntu Notebook

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This tutorial is about wardriving using GPS. It explains how to install Garmin Etrex on Ubuntu and how to configure it. It also shows how to use Garmin with GPSDrive and how to convert the data to an xml file which can be imported by Google Earth.

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