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Good bits in GNOME 2.16

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Software

The GNOME Project recently released GNOME 2.16. While the latest release doesn't offer any breakthrough features, it does include a wealth of minor tweaks and improvements.

`Open' chat on Linux

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Interviews
SUSE

Novell recently launched version 10 of SUSE Linux Desktop. eWorld caught up with Revathi Kasturi, managing director, West Asia SUSE Linux, to check out the level of activity amongst users of open source software. Excerpts from the conversation:

KDE window manager future?

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KDE

After I wrote a bit about AIGLX and new NVIDIAS drivers I realized that it is not entirely clear what will happen with KDE in this case. But there are some news in this field at least: in this weeks commit digest there were some changes listed which make KDE able to use compiz as a window manager officially

Linux Internet Cafe Software Allows Multiple Users To Share Single Desktop

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SUSE

Omni Technology Solutions and its partner in the UK, Blueloop, have partnered to deliver LinuxWorld London's Internet cafe. The Linux Desktop Multiplier software has been used to provide low-cost, high-performance Internet cafes at other major technology conferences including GWAVACon, GroupWise European Summit and BrainStormer UK.

God Created the World on a Computer?

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Humor

In the beginning there was the Computer.
And God said_
C:>LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Enter user-id.
C:>GOD
Enter password.

Interview: MandrakeLinux and Ulteo founder Gael Duval

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Interviews

Gaël Duval, the founder of the popular MandrakeLinux (later MandrivaLinux) project, was fired (http://www.indidea.org/gael/en/fired-message.php) from Mandriva last spring in an effort to cut costs. Almost immediately afterward, Duval began work on a new GNU/Linux distribution, Ulteo (http://www.ulteo.com/main/). As of this writing, Ulteo has not yet released its first beta edition, but it should be available soon. While we're all waiting, I figured I'd ask Mr. Duval some questions about Ulteo, Mandriva, and starting GNU/Linux projects in general.

Zenwalk 3.0

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Linux
Reviews

Zenwalk is a relatively uncommon distribution, with Ubuntu and Fedora appearing far more often in the news. However, its popularity seems to have steadily risen, accompanied by an extremely short distance between releases. While this means that new releases tend to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, it helps them to constantly move forward. So, just how far has Zenwalk moved in the time between Zenwalk 2.6 and Zenwalk 3.0?

Linux - 013 Linux Bash Tips

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HowTos

Linux Bash Commands which helps me most in my daily work.

1. cd -, swaps take you to the last cd last location

2. cd, Change to home directory

GPL passes acid test in German court

In a landmark victory for the GPL license, a civil court in Germany has ruled against D-Link Germany GmbH for violating the terms of the most popular free software license. The lawsuit was filed by Harald Welte, a respected Linux hacker who tracks and eliminates illegal use of software protected by the GPL through his gpl-violations.org project. In a brief email exchange, Welte explains the nature of the violation and how he went about collecting evidence.

Moving A GNU/Linux Installation To A Different Partition

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HowTos

When I had first installed the Gentoo GNU/Linux operating system, my initial plan was to use it just for a couple of weeks before overwriting it by installing some other new distribution. But I started to like it so much. What I did regret a few days ago, though, was the amount of disk space that I had allotted for Gentoo.

OpenOffice.Org thoughts and things

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Software

I do not really like OpenOffice.org. Despite the fact that it technically introduced the Open Document Format to the masses there are not too many good things I could leave on it. Ok, that’s probably a bit too hard: Sure, OpenOffice.org is the only competitor for MSOffice at the moment, and it delivers what most people expect. It also seem to be good enough so that quite a lot of people are backing it.

Linux Ethernet Bonding Configuration

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HowTos

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.

How To Set Up A DHCP Server For Your LAN

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up a DHCP server (ISC-DHCP) for your local network. DHCP is short for "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol", it's a protocol that handles the assignment of IP addresses, subnet masks, default routers, and other IP parameters to client PCs that don't have a static IP address. Such computers try to find a DHCP server in their local network which in turn assigns them an IP address, gateway, etc. so that they can connect to the internet or other computers from the local network.

OpenOffice.org Writer

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Reviews

A year ago, I bought a laptop that did not come preloaded with Microsoft Word. I needed a word processor and I didn't want to give Microsoft $200 for its bloated package of proprietary software, most of which I wouldn't use anyway. The first Word Processor I used was Word Perfect 5.1, with the blue text on a gray background, back when we thought it was cool to own a color monitor. My word processing needs have changed very little since then. Unfortunately, Microsoft has virtually monopolized the word processing market. Were there any other options?

Open Source Software Kisses Goodbye to Piracy?

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OSS

Has the increasingly common application and development of open source software helped kiss goodbye to a portion of software piracy?

aKademy 2006 Kicked Off

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KDE

aKademy 2006 has been kicked off at the Trinity College in Dublin. The first two days consist of the contributors conference with a fully packed programme of presentations on aspects such as the community, KDE 4, cross-desktop collaboration and KDE & the Free Desktop in Asian countries.

Myah OS v2.2 Screenshots

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Linux

Myah OS: ever hear of it? Neither did we till we decided to give it a shot with its recent 2.2 release. Myah OS is built on GNU/Linux with the KDE desktop environment but they have extensively tweaked the user interface and have made it a relatively visually pleasing desktop -- except for the fact that it looks very similar to Windows XP in many respects. Myah OS 2.2 is based upon Slackware 11, Linux 2.6.17.8 kernel, and includes many proprietary packages such as ATI/NVIDIA and Sun's Java.

Those Screenshots.

Linux for mere mortals

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Linux

You don't have to be a technician to intsall the latest version of the alternative operating system, writes Rob Pegoraro. The Linux operating system - a free, open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X - has long served to define the gap between people who merely use computers and those who tinker with them.

The Lniux Boot Process Explained

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HowTos

The beginning of the boot process varies depending on the hardware platform being used. However, once the kernel is found and loaded by the boot loader, the default boot process is identical across all architectures.

Stallman gets it right on patents

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OSS

The way of the Free Software Foundation is to insist on purity. The way of open source is to seek compromises. Once again these two camps have come up against each other - and the issue this time is patents. Last year, the Open Source Development Lab, which refers to itself grandiosely as the "centre of gravity of Linux", set in motion a project called Open Source as Prior Art; the project's aim is to "see fewer poor quality patents."

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