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Story Download Linux Kernel 3.13 Release Candidate 2 Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 3:17am
Story VirtualBox 4.3.4 Released with Support for Linux Kernel 3.13 Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 3:06am
Story Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Review Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 3:00am
Story LINUX MINT 16 'PETRA' RELEASED [SCREENSHOTS] Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 2:48am
Story What to Expect in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 2:31am
Story Ubuntu Used to Design and Control the Atlas Humanoid Robot for a DARPA Challenge Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 2:16am
Story Android 4.3 rollout for Samsung Galaxy S4 resumes Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 2:07am
Story Canonical: Ubuntu TV Lives, But Linux Smartphones Come First Rianne Schestowitz 03/12/2013 - 1:40am
Story Open Source Is Here To Stay On IBM i Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2013 - 6:57pm
Story The People Who Support Linux: Starting Over as a Linux SysAdmin Roy Schestowitz 02/12/2013 - 6:19pm

Dell flirts with the Linux desktop

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Linux

Is Dell is on its way to becoming the first tier-one PC vendor to offer a mainstream business Linux desktop to US customers? It's starting to look that way.

Inside Windows Vista, Build 5308

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Microsoft

Microsoft has publicly passed a key milestone on the road to launching its new operating system. This release of Vista is "feature-complete", the company says, meaning that all of the fundamental capabilities that Vista will eventually offer are now baked in.

Free software developers do it to learn new skills

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OSS

Most free and open source developers participate in FOSS projects to learn and develop new skills, Rishab Ghosh of Maastricht University, told the Idlelo2 conference in Kenya this morning.

Red Hat offers Linux eye candy alternative

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Linux

The next version of Red Hat's Fedora Linux will include software to give the operating system some of the eye candy of a rival Novell project--but it will use a less intrusive mechanism, advocates say

Ubuntu, Nearly worthy of all the hype!

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Reviews
Ubuntu

In the end, I can honestly say that Ubuntu seems to be worthy of much of it's hype.  It really is a solid, reliable and easy to use desktop Linux.  Once the installer has been simplified and if the Ubuntu team addresses the multi-media issues, it may well be worthy of all of the hype.

Making apt Work for You

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HowTos

One of the popular Linux patch management systems is based on the Advanced Package Tool, known as apt. While it was developed for Debian Linux, it is the standard patch management tool for a number of Debian and Red Hat-based distributions, including Knoppix, Xandros, and even the Lineox rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But if you prefer apt, the associated tools can be installed on most Linux distributions.

2006: The Year Of Open Source

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OSS

Looking at open source from the VAR's or integrator's point of view, the Deloitte executives suggest - not so surprisingly - that the rise of open source could sharply reduce R&D costs, giving specialists the opportunity to really dive into development of their niche capabilities and not the more established features.

Your Next Phone Might Be Running Linux - Should You Care?

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Linux

With more than 15 million Linux handsets having already shipped into the market, most in the last year, the promise of Linux for the mobile phone industry is becoming a reality.

Easing Into Linux With Xandros Desktop OS 3.0.2

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Reviews

Since everybody doesn't run 64-bit chips yet and I still needed to do Linux reviews, I had a dilemma. How do you keep a sweet running SUSE/HP 64-bit notebook and still review 32-bit Linux versions?

ATI slammed for lack of Linux support

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Hardware

A MAN has hit out for ATI for failing to provide adequate support for its R5XX line.

Turbocharged awk

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HowTos

In a previous article, I covered the basics of awk and presented a small application to reformat address book data. Now, I'll show you how to turbocharge awk. You can improve the performance of your awk programs by uncovering bottlenecks in your code with the help of a profiler, hunting for bugs with XREF, and using Awka to increase speed.

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

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HowTos

Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU etc.. But, most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on the Linux systems.

Wildcard hosting with Apache and Bind

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HowTos

If you have control over your DNS you can setup 'wildcard hosting', which means you can have a webserver accept connections for any given subdomain. This can be enormously useful for community websites, or other hosting purposes.

IBM vs. SCO: Now it's IBM's turn

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Legal

For months, years, it's all been about what SCO could discover about IBM, Linux, and Unix. The shoe's on the other foot now, as the US District Court in Utah has revealed that IBM has launched discovery motions against Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and BayStar Capital.

Ubuntu eyes gadgets

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Ubuntu

Three developers have launched a project to bring Ubuntu, a popular Debian-based desktop Linux distribution, to embedded Linux devices.

Open Source Clone of Windows Not a Ripoff?

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OS

In January of this year, allegations were levied against ReactOS that some code may well have been inappropriately taken from Windows NT and found its way into the open source clone. In response the ReactOS development team stopped development and downloads and began a detailed audit of their code base.

Sun shines on patch automation firm

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Linux

Sun has agreed to acquire Aduva, a small company whose products automate the installation of software patches on large numbers of Solaris or Linux computers.

Toying with a different beast: Linux

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Ubuntu

I decided to investigate Linux myself, and attempt to install it on my old laptop computer. This article describes the process I’ve been through and the results, which have been interesting to say the least.

Fedora Core 5 Benchmarks

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Reviews

Since the inception of the Fedora Core Project, thanks in part to Red Hat, Fedora has been largely leading the way for other distributions to be based upon it as well as setting the bar for future Linux distributions. Just how prepared is Fedora Core 5 for hitting prime time? We shall see today as we evaluate some of its possibilities.

Pixel Image Editor Gives Graphics Goodness

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Reviews

Pixel is a multi-award-winning, multi-platform image editor aimed at the Adobe Photoshop market. Its features include layers, a wide range of effects, exporting to Web photo galleries, color management, animation, Web image maps, and more.

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