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Story Adios, Ubuntu srlinuxx 4 10/08/2009 - 2:25pm
Story Keep an eye on your own open source cloud environment srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 2:06pm
Story Is too much choice getting in the way of Linux' acceptance? srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 2:02pm
Story New Interface for Ubuntu Netbook Remix srlinuxx 1 10/08/2009 - 1:59pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 315 srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 11:57am
Story Bringing Windows games to Linux srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 11:53am
Story SUSE Studio: Too Good To Be True? srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 11:47am
Story OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 11:45am
Story Linux Ain't Broke But Here's Five Ways to Fix It srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 12:04am
Story Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes (27 July – 9 August 2009) srlinuxx 10/08/2009 - 12:03am

Waiting for Xawtv 4 - DVB & mpeg2

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Software
Reviews
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I got brave and updated my beloved gentoo's xorg from 6.8.2-rsomething to the modular 7.0 this morning. Among many others, I tested my gimp, openoffice, mozilla, and my games. Nothing seemed broken. In fact, things seemed just fine. ...Until I fired up my trusted xawtv-3.95. It had problems. I was desperate enough to download the cvs snapshot of xawtv4 from February to test.

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Mind Map of Linux distributions - Version 2

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Linux

A few days back, I had posted a mind map of Linux distributions on this blog. And I received a flood of suggestions, criticisms and ideas. I have included (almost) all the ideas and suggestions.

The Last Windows OS?

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Microsoft

Sometimes the game is over even though somebody on the losing team is still running like mad toward home plate. XP may be Microsoft's last OS.

Stable kernels 2.6.16.10 and .11

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Linux

So far today there have been only two stable kernel releases. The announcement for 2.6.16.10 appears to have been swallowed by the net, although it contains a fairly large number of fixes (22 in the version posted for review) spread throughout the kernel. 2.6.16.11, instead, goes back to the "single security fix" mode.

Open Source Making Inroads on Wall Street

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OSS

Linux and open-source technologies are here to stay and will continue to make inroads into the financial services sector, speakers from both the vendors and Wall Street communities said here at the Linux on Wall Street conference.

Microsoft: no time to fight the last war

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Microsoft

Even in the age of globalisation, there is something extraordinary about this week's court case pitting the European Commission against Microsoft over its use of the Windows operating system.

Sun Founder McNealy to Step Down as Losses Mount

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Misc

Scott McNealy stepped down as Sun Microsystems Inc.'s chief executive officer after failing to stem losses at the company he founded 24 years ago.

Linspire Announces Freespire Distribution

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Linux

Is the world ready for another community Linux distro?

That's the question being asked and answered today at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit. Once known as a community-supported alternative to the Linspire distribution, the Freespire name is about to rise again from the ashes of obscurity--only this time as a distro completely sponsored and endorsed by Linspire itself.

Linspire goes free, bundles proprietary goodies

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Linux

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony unveiled Freespire, a no-cost version of Linspire's Linux distribution, in his keynote address at the Desktop Linux Summit on April 24th. Freespire will be offered in both a completely open-source version as well as one that includes proprietary software, Carmony said.

Mozilla Patches Thunderbird, Puts Mozilla Suite To Sleep

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. late Friday unveiled security fixes for its Thunderbird e-mail client to match patches rolled out for the Firefox browser a week before. At the same time, the Mountain View, Calif. company also patched the Mozilla browser suite, then said the 1.7.13 version was the last it would produce,

How to configure a low-cost load-balanced LAMP cluster

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HowTos

The ubiquitous Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python (LAMP) combination powers many interactive Web sites and projects. It's not at all unusual for demand to exceed the capacity of a single LAMP-powered server over time. You can take load off by moving your database to a second server, but when demand exceeds a two-server solution, it's time to think cluster.

Has open source changed the game?

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OSS

A panel of open source CEOs took the stage at the recent LinuxWorld conference for a panel called "The death of the enterprise software business model." While one-sided, the discussion provided insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the community.

"Virtual clients" run Linux

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Linux

ClearCube is shipping a Linux-based "virtual client" that offers secure remote access to a dedicated blade server running Windows XP. The I/Port I8020 client has more inherent security than a laptop, and provides the "full power" of a Pentium 4 from anywhere in the world, according to the company. It targets medical and defense applications.

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Reuters Partners With Novell

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SUSE

Reuters and Novell today announced an alliance in support of Reuters Market Data System on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell for financial institutions worldwide. Novell and Reuters have been working together to extend the performance and support benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to RMDS customers.

Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS

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Linux

With Linux, the customer often expects to get the product for free and wants the retail price of Windows deducted from his/her purchase price. There are no funds passed back to the vendor and, because Linux is different, customers tend to place more service calls -- at $85 a call. As a result, the vendor generally ends up losing money.

Microsoft dismisses OpenOffice password removal

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Microsoft

Darren Strange, Office product manager at Microsoft, said that the open source community had "not respected [Microsoft's] security" and that this capability could present "a bit of a problem" to Excel authors.

Ethernet Bonding Configuration in Debian

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Linux
Ubuntu

Ethernet bonding refers to aggregating multiple ethernet channels together to form a single channel. This is primarily used for redundancy in ethernet paths or for load balancing. This page refers in particular to performing ethernet bonding under linux, and so does not limit itself to discussion of 802.3ad Trunk Aggregation.

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Opera Software Announces The First Public Beta of Opera 9.0 For Linux

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Software

Opera Software today announced the first public Beta of Opera 9. This version includes Widgets, small Web programs running in their own windows that are fun, easy-to-use and live on users' desktops.

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