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The Apache Software Foundation, Under the Hood

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Software

Mention "Apache" to a crowd of system administrators, and group-think conjures up the well-known Web server. But today, more than a decade later, the Web server is just one of dozens of open source software projects developed under the ASF's auspices.

History (and standards) are written by the winners

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OSS

The Open Solutions Alliance launched the other day at LinuxWorld. If you read my InfoWorld blog, you know that I’m not a big fan of the OSA. But it’s not personal to the OSA. Why? Because customers don’t buy from committees. They buy from companies.

Review: Foresight Linux 1.0

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Linux
Reviews

Foresight Linux brings yet another new take on package management to Linux. It uses’s rPath’s Conary system as its package management and administration interface. It aims to be an easy to use desktop system featuring the latest GNOME-based technologies.

First $150 laptops arrive in Africa

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OLPC

African countries will be among the first to roll out $150 laptops, after officials announced they would start receiving products from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative.

Q&A: Why Union Bank scrapped AIX for Red Hat

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Interviews

As Linux establishes itself as a mainstream operating system, and open source tools and applications prove their enterprise readiness, a growing number of organizations are talking publicly about their open source deployments and direction. Recently, Mok Choe, CTO at Union Bank in Monterrey Park, Calif., spoke with Network World Senior Editor Jennifer Mears about the financial institution’s decision to scrap proprietary Unix systems for commodity servers running Red Hat Linux.

Best Bash Tips Explained, Mysql, and other howtos

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HowTos

The bash shell is just amazing. There are so many tasks that can be simplified using its handy features. This tutorial tells about some of those features, explains what exactly they do and learns you how to use them.

The Road to KDE 4: CMake, a New Build System for KDE

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KDE

When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender in the world of buildsystems.

Extensions and more coming to Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

Firefox 3 development keeps going on and more details of what features are at least being considered for inclusion keep appearing as well. A major topic is the revision of some currently available extensions for their possible inclusion in Firefox 3.

AMD 8.34.8 Display Driver

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Software

If the X-Video movie playback bug with x86_64 Linux previously affected you, fear no more! Introducing the AMD fglrx 8.34.8 Linux display driver corrects this long-standing issue. There have also been a few bugs corrected in 8.34.8 along with official Radeon Xpress X1250 support, but other than that, this month serves as more of a maintenance release.

Dell gives desktop Linux its "full attention"

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Linux

In an attempt to boost its sagging fortunes, Dell, one of the leading PC makers in America, recently launched the Dell Idea Storm website to solicit ideas on how to get Dell back to the top. The most popular idea so far? Desktops with pre-installed Linux.

InstallJammer, a self-executing installer for Linux

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Software

In the crowded Linux packaging landscape, it would be easy to overlook Damon Courtney's InstallJammer. However, InstallJammer, which provides self-executing installers for Linux and other operating systems is well worth a look. Version 1.1 was released recently with a number of new features, including support for RPM and Debian package databases, console-based installs, new platforms, and much more.

Eric S. Raymond: Goodbye Fedora, Hello Ubuntu

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Linux

After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one (1) package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable.

Jono Bacon: New Ubuntu community toys

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Ubuntu

I have always believed in open community processes. Those companies who have shown a commitment to open processes have been more successful in the Open Source and free software world. Creating an open community is only half of the challenge though, I am keen to achieve the dizzy heights of open and effective community.

Opening up an open-source roadblock

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OSS

The open-source community is being roiled by the recent deal between Microsoft and Novell. The Free Software Foundation wants to use the ongoing revision of the General Public License that controls Linux and other major open-source programs to hamstring this deal and to prevent other software distributors, whether proprietary or open-source, from adopting anything similar.

Carnegie Mellon Folds Open Source Into New Degree Offering

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OSS

The software industry isn't what it used to be. Open source software, globalization and outsourcing have irrevocably changed the sector and the skills needed by those who choose to work in it. The Master of Science (MS) program in Software Management announced by Carnegie Mellon West, will offer students a hands-on, team-oriented education that both bolsters and breaks with tradition.

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package.

New Mono release lets VB developers compile under Linux

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Software

The latest release of Mono, an open source implementation of Microsoft's .Net platform, bundles a Visual Basic compiler authored by Rolf Bjarne. The compiler -- itself written in Visual Basic -- will ease development and deployment of applications written in one of the most popular programing languages.

Open Source University: Getting Students Involved

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OSS

Theory versus practice - I don't think there’s a better solution in making sure that software developers are ready for the challenges of tomorrow than catching them while they are still in school, and then plugging them into an open source software project.

Delete Files Older Than x Days on Linux

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HowTos

The find utility on linux allows you to pass in a bunch of interesting arguments, including one to execute another command on each file. We’ll use this in order to figure out what files are older than a certain number of days, and then use the rm command to delete them.

Perl script to monitor disk space and send an email

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HowTos

How to write a perl script that can monitor my disk space under UNIX or Linux and send me an email alert? There is a nice perl system routine called Perl df or Filesys::DiskSpace.

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