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Singing the OpenSUSE package manager blues

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SUSE

My current favorite desktop Linux is OpenSUSE 10.1. I can say all kinds of good things about it, except when it comes to the package manager. Unfortunately, the package manager, which the administration tool YaST uses for adding new programs and updating old ones, currently has serious problems.

Podcast: OpenSUSE 10.1 - Almost Great

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The Cyber Cynic says Novell's last free, community Linux, OpenSUSE 10.1 is a real winner. It has great applications, a great 3-D desktop, and ... a great big pain of an update and patching problem. Listen Here.

Everybody's a server

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Misc

There was a very strong distinction between PCs (which acted as “clients”) and servers. The PCs served would request a page; servers would display pages; PCs would render them. Something today has changed: people are using GNU/Linux and Mac OS, and therefore have fully featured servers hidden behind all the pretty icons they are used to.

SUSE 10.1...A Darn Fine Distro!!!

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Reviews
SUSE

Everyone is aware of my love for SUSE. First Linux distro, etc., etc., etc. SUSE 10.0 has been a solid, hardworking distribution since its release and truthfully, I hated to destroy something that had worked so flawlessly. After some thought, I decided to clean up an old machine...AMD 950 with about 500MB of RAM and see how this new release performed. I wasn't disappointed!

Running Scripts from within Nautilus file manager

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HowTos

Recently, when I was in the process of installing and using JavE - an ASCII art editor, each time I wanted to run the editor, I had to open up a terminal, navigate to the directory containing the JavE binary and then execute the command. I started wondering if it was possible to start the editor by just double clicking on the jar file.

Exploits VS Buffer Overflows

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HowTos

What does Exploit means ? What does Buffer Overflows means ? Conclusion: We need to write more secure code !

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SMB Caching

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HowTos

A customer had a particular shared folder setup so that only he had access to it. A change in business practice required giving two other people read/write access to files in that directory. The customer had forgotten that it had originally been restricted to only his user name, so he couldn't write to the necessary files.

Site news - keepin' ya posted

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Site News

If you've noticed the lack of reviews and slower than usual performance of tuxmachines, there is a good reason. I'm working on an off-site hosting vps in hopes of moving tuxmachines to a faster server and/or larger pipe.

Open source ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Despite its world-saving image, open source software has not made much real revolution. But Becky Hogge finds hope in new software "for human beings", designed to bridge the digital divide.

OS middleware, Linux desktop high on HP's agenda

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Interviews

Desktop sales played a big role in Hewlett-Packard's recent news-making profit gains. In the future, Linux will figure prominently in HP desktops, says Christine Martino, vice president of HP's Open Source and Linux Organization. She's not predicting an overthrow of Windows desktops anytime soon, though.

Life's too short for Linux, or ...Not

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Linux

Life's too short for Linux, or so David Fearon thought until he needed an OS in a rush.

And so I'm falling a little bit in love with Linux. This is very much a grounded affair and I wouldn't describe myself as giddy with it, but I've changed my opinions about that whole murky side of computing life.

Unix, Linux Mythology Continues to Unfold

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The problem for Sun and, to a lesser extent, SGI is that for too long, they competed against a brain trust in Redmond, Wash., and not the global brain trust that was creating Linux. Therefore, they weren't prepared for how quickly it undercut their business. Linux has forced both SGI and Sun to adopt a "we do Linux better" strategy. The word "Unix" is never uttered.

Hot skills: Tcl/Tk offers easy way to expand coders' skillset

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Misc

Tcl/Tk (pronounced “tickle”; the full name is Tool Command Language/Tool Kit) is a scripting language used in applications such as automated testing.

rPath Wins DoEnergy Grant to Manage Application Delivery for Grid Computing

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News

rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, today announced it has been notified by Congressman Brad Miller’s office that it is a recipient of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). rPath will use the grant to enable its rBuilder platform to create Xen virtual machine images for deployment in grid environments such as the Open Science Grid.

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My desktop OS: Fedora Core 5

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Linux

I like playing with the newest software games, toys, and applications. At the same time, I have work to do, and I need a solid, stable platform that I don't have to babysit. As a full-time blogger and part-time Web programmer, I need a wide variety of tools at my disposal, and I frequently need the latest versions of available software. Balancing stability against the bleeding edge is a difficult trick, and that's why Fedora Core 5 is my desktop OS.

NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Display Drivers

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Software

After being quiet for nearly two months, NVIDIA has come out this afternoon and released the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Linux display drivers. Contained in this release are a few fixes, new product support, and more. Here at Phoronix we have taken a quick look at some of the changes.

KOffice bug-fix cycle nets v1.5.1 release

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KDE

Forty days after the release of KOffice 1.5.0, the KOffice team released v1.5.1 of the Linux desktop office suite May 22. The project team described it as "mainly a bugfix release... and translations update."

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