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RHEL5 Beta1 Client: Astonishment (scratch, scratch...)

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And it worked. The new RHEL5 Beta1, which is a public beta — so I could D/L and test it. Unfortunately for "them", I am not interested in Xen, so I don't even know if it works. I can say however that it looked speedy to me.

Book Review: How to do everything with PHP and MySQL

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If you're planning to take a stab at being an open source programmer then there are harder ways to do it than to start with PHP, MySQl and Apache. This book, How to do everything with PHP & MySQL pulls together both skills into one book which, frankly, makes sense.

XenEnterprise 3.0 Works Well Within Limits

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XenSource offers its first product, which is the best Xen virtualization solution eWEEK Labs has tested, although it's not yet ready to take on VMware.

Self-reviews: OPENLAB 4.Z BETA

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Atang1, one of the nice guys over at tuxmachines asked me once more to do my own review of the newest OpenLab release. A repeated honour which I am happy to oblige.

Book Review : Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax

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Ask me what is one of the most useful feature on the net which will remain popular for times immemorial, come what may, and I will without an iota of doubt tell you that it is maps. A one of a kind book I have come across in recent times is the Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax from Novice to Professional.

Does Freespire Inspire?

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During last week's column, I made mention that for reasons seemingly beyond my control, I needed to install a new Linux distro on my main production machine. Since it was literally lying on my desk in the pile of stuff brought back from LinuxWorld, I chose to try Freespire.

Sabayon Linux 3.0 RC2

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I like Sabayon Linux, I like the development team, I like how it looks, how it smells in my cd-burner Smile

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 4 Report

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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 4 was released and we at Tuxmachines gave it our usual once- (or twice-) over. This release brought some exciting new developments and introduced a few new or renewed bugs. Overall it's looking great for an alpha, but we still have some more to do on that long road to final.

Review: Ubuntu Server Edition (6.06)

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The release of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), back in June, brought not only a new desktop system to the Linux world, but also a server system with long-term commercial support. It has one key advantage over similar offerings from Redhat and Novell; the flexibility of the Debian dpkg packaging system.

Sectoo--A Live Look at Gentoo

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Live Linux CDs are popping up all over the place. Mainstream distributions like SimplyMEPIS let you try before you install, as does Ubuntu and Linspire. There are also specialized distributions like Knoppix and Dynebolic. One Gentoo Linux-based distribution, called Sectoo, might also warrant a "live" look.

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