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Research Looks at How Open Source Software Gets Written

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OSS

Computer software systems are now among the most complex, expensive artifacts ever created by humans, and some of the most sophisticated are being built by teams of volunteers as "open source" projects, where any programmer can read the code and suggest changes.

Hands on: Making Ubuntu even easier

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Ubuntu

In this article, we expand on a previous article that examined the update of a fresh Ubuntu Dapper Drake installation to make it more desktop and multimedia-friendly, by looking at the automated options. In addition, we take a closer look at Ubuntu’s KDE offspring, Kubuntu.

Desktop Linux distributions -- from A to Z

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Linux

There are hundreds of Linux distributions. This handy reference guide includes the ones we think are especially interesting for desktop Linux users -- from Arch Linux to Zenwalk -- and we plan to update the list on an ongoing basis.

Letter from Linuxland -- Part 3

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Linux

If you've been at all interested in Ubuntu, you'll have read what it's like to use when you first install it. You've got the world's best browser, some damn fine office software, a few games, a nice clean windowing interface and almost everything you need right there on the desktop. All that's true.

All you ever wanted to know about apt for Ubuntu/Debian Linux

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HowTos

If you’re like me, which is a debian/ubuntu user who likes to instal new and use(ful)(less) software all the time, then apt will be an important part of your life. It’s time too look into a powerful program used in the Debian world. Apt.

Where are the Linux Workplaces?

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Linux

Looks like most reasons Linux is not being adopted in the workplace are based on false assumptions and incorrect perceptions. How can we promote Linux adoption in the workplace? Seems to me the answer lies in educating and informing the "powers that be" in IT departments.

Munich Begins to Switch Windows Out for Linux

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Linux

Munich has begun its migration to Linux on the desktop, a year later than planned and nearly three years since the city announced its move to open source software.

Linux distros useful in the classroom

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Linux

My school is full of old computers that are being groomed for certain death and possible sale at our state’s surplus lot. I have decided to take more than a passing interest in putting them to use. So began my search for a good Linux distro to use. I first tried Edubuntu.

Book Review: Pro PHP Security

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Reviews

Good security is the basis of any viable website. With the internet being the most public of places, broken systems cost—money, reputations and possibly customer identities are the currency. Pro PHP Security, published by Apress and written by Chris Snyder and Michael Southwell, is a detailed and authoritive account of the security details that effect a successful deployment of a PHP website.

DEFCON — Security Tool Nirvana

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Misc

DEFCON is one of the oldest and largest hacking conventions. Itýs essentially 3 days of great information about the latest and greatest in security, sans the vendor stuff (a big plus for me!). There are all kinds of competitions to test your hacking skills, including lock picking, building robots, capture the flag, and coffee wars. There's something for everyone.

7-Zip Compression Format Support on GNU/Linux Using p7zip

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HowTos

7-Zip is lot more efficient at achieving high compression rates than most of the other popular compression tools(including gzip and bzip2). The difference in the sizes of compressed files was not trivial

Packaging LSB packages - a first glimpse

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Misc

In my opinion the current software-packaging/software-install system for Linux systems is a crappy thing: Every distribution packages the most interesting and important packages for itself: KDE stuff, GNOME, compiler, apache, and add on packages like firefox. Therefore, each work is repeated not only twice but dozens of times. This is dumb.

Latest Webmin Installation Review

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HowTos

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on. Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/passwd. The web server and all CGI programs are written in Perl version 5, and use no non-standard Perl modules.

Vancouver Community College phases in more Linux

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SUSE

Vancouver Community College made the switch to Linux from a mixed environment of NetWare and Windows operating systems one year ago when it purchased IBM blade servers, which came with Linux pre-installed, to replace its aging infrastructure. Novell’s Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 now accounts for over 50 per cent of VCC’s server environment, which has 40 physical servers and double that number of virtual machines.

U.S. Government To Keep Control Of Web Domain Group ICANN

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Web

The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday it would renew its authority over the company that manages Internet domain names beyond Sept. 30, when the U.S. government had been expected to permanently cede control.

Double your fun with QuadKonsole

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HowTos

Sometimes it's the simple ideas that produce powerful applications -- like a terminal emulator that provides several shells side by side in a single window. A few days ago, I was looking for a way to split windows in Konsole when I ran across QuadKonsole, a program that embeds several Konsole instances in a single window, making it easy to switch between shell sessions and keep an eye on all of them at once.

Software patent war ignites again

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Misc

Three political groups in the European Parliament (EP) have warned that software patents are re-emerging into EU politics with an EP vote scheduled for next month.

AMD's New Chip Ploy—Open Source Sockets

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Hardware

By publishing its Opteron socket specification, AMD is making it easier for chip makers to design processors that just snap into an AMD motherboard.

Novell Gets Delisting, Default Notices

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SUSE

Open source software maker Novell Inc. said Wednesday it received a delisting notice from Nasdaq and a default notice from Wells Fargo, related to the company's delay in filing third-quarter results.

KDE enthusiasts to ponder next-gen Linux desktop

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KDE

More than 200 members of the KDE community, industry partners, and interested users will be gathering next week for aKademy 2006 at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland to work on the next-generation desktop, KDE 4, and desktop standards.

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