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March 2006

The LinuxWorld Rumor Mill

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Linux

I could tell you what you will see at LinuxWorld Boston this coming week, but what's the fun in that? Instead, here are some of the rumors I've been hearing about that may come up at the show.

Linux growth 'to outstrip Windows by a factor of 3'

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Linux

Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle.

MINIX Gets (X) Windows

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OS

"With X Windows and over 400 UNIX programs, including emacs, vi, cc, gcc, perl, python, ssh, and many more, it is on the way to becoming a serious system," Tanenbaum said.

Microsoft claims breakthrough at EU antitrust hearing

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Microsoft

Microsoft left a two-day antitrust hearing in Brussels Friday claiming it had reached a breakthrough with European regulators. But the claim of a breakthrough was exaggerated, according to two other people involved in the closed-door hearing.

SuSE 10.1 b9 RPMlist Alphabetically

3ddiag-0.731-3.i586.rpm
844-ksc-pcf-19990207-602.noarch.rpm
855resolution-0.4-13.i586.rpm
BitTorrent-4.0.3-12.i586.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-Munhwa-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-Wada-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-WadaH-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CheckHardware-0.1-983.i586.rpm
Crystalcursors-0.5-34.noarch.rpm
DirectFB-0.9.24-11.i586.rpm
ElectricFence-2.2.2-538.i586.rpm
FA_clalsadrv-1.0.3-8.i586.rpm
FA_clthreads-1.0.2-8.i586.rpm
FA_clxclient-1.0.2-10.i586.rpm
FreeNX-0.4.4-12.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-Magick++-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-Magick++-devel-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm

SuSE 10.1 b9 RPMlist by CD

CD1
ziptool-1.4.0-119.i586.rpm
libmspack-0.0.20040308alpha-13.i586.rpm
i4l-isdnlog-2006.2.28-6.i586.rpm
ghostscript-fonts-std-8.15.2rc1-15.i586.rpm
wordcut-0.5.1b2-13.i586.rpm
postfix-2.2.9-3.i586.rpm
libicu-3.4-11.i586.rpm
855resolution-0.4-13.i586.rpm
device-mapper-1.02.03-3.i586.rpm
make-3.80-197.i586.rpm
psmisc-22.1-9.i586.rpm
strace-4.5.14-4.i586.rpm
dos2unix-3.1-311.i586.rpm
lukemftp-1.5-593.i586.rpm
dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-218.i586.rpm
ethtool-3-10.i586.rpm
gpg2-1.9.18-12.i586.rpm
startup-notification-0.8-15.i586.rpm
elilo-3.6-8.i586.rpm
libgcrypt-1.2.2-8.i586.rpm

Changelog: SuSE 10.1 b9

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--- Changelog.i386 ---------- Thu Mar 30 18:35:48 CEST 2006 ------
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++++ libzypp-zmd-backend:

- let the target fill the pool.
- rev 2792.
- add resolvable kind to output of query-pool.
- move the zsources table to separate database (#161318)
- rev 2786

It's a Linux World

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Linux

Yours truly and other Linux aficionados will be in Boston next week for the love fest known as Linux World Conference and Expo.

This year's show is gearing up to represent the year of the ecosystem, as there won't be any major distribution announcements from the Linux heavies.

TUX Issue Preview: April 2006

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Linux

TUX's Editor in Chief offers a peek at what you can expect in the next issue. A distribution smackdown is going on, and it looks to be a no-rules brawl. That's right, TUX is cooking up something special for its first anniversary issue.

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Android Leftovers

Qt Creator 4.12.4 released

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AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Running Linux – Week 1

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