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Story Whatever happened to Perl? srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 4:14pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 364 srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 2:05pm
Story Living the Linux Lifestyle srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 2:04pm
Story Open Source Does Not Need "Monetising" srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 2:02pm
Story Former Sun Open Source Evangelist Forges Forward srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 2:01pm
Story Debian Project News - July 26th srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 1:59pm
Story Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.04 falko 26/07/2010 - 11:09am
Story [Howto] Debian preseed with Netboot credativ 26/07/2010 - 9:59am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 26/07/2010 - 3:10am
Story In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 1 openSUSE 11.3 srlinuxx 25/07/2010 - 10:45pm

Is Red Hat Acting Like Microsoft?

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Linux

Red Hat is catching flak from the open-source community over a series of cease-and-desist letters the company's lawyers have sent to independent consultants that provide training and consulting for the company's Hibernate platform.

OSS diversifies as it gains acceptance

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OSS

The Indian market for Open Source Software (OSS) is gaining momentum and it seems that this market will soon mature. A lot of organisations are using Open Source solutions even though they may not be running an end to end OSS solution stack.

Fault-tolerant Linux - expanding the choice of operating system for availability

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Linux

f you ask any IT Manager if they would want an operating system that was 'guaranteed' to be available and supporting applications running continuously twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year, then the answer would probably be very simple. However, if you want to measure how much this level of availability is worth to the organisation, then you'll probably get a very different response.

Linux Kernel "tcp_v6_syn_recv_soc()" IPv6 Sockets Local DoS Vulnerability

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Security

A vulnerability has been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by local attackers to cause a denial of service.

Novell apologizes for false free software funding claim

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SUSE

Novell Inc's head of marketing for Linux and open source has apologized to the Free Software Foundation and the open source community after making misleading statements about the company's financial contribution to the FSF.

How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point

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BSD
HowTos

This guide explains the process of setting up a FreeBSD system that will act as a wireless router (as well as a wired router) that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter.

Restrict Access To Your Private Debian Repository

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HowTos

There are many times where it is useful to setup a small repository for apt-get to install packages from. The downside of placing such a repository in a publicly available place means that other people might start using it. Here we'll look at a couple of simple ways of restricting access.

There are many reasons why you might want to have restricted access to your repository:

Quick Kubuntu time saver

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HowTos

Kubuntu and most good Linux distributions give you a great graphical interface to work on. This makes using Linux a very intuitive affair. One thing that Kubuntu makes easy is transferring files across a network. Using the Konqueror interface and the fish protocol you can easily and securely transfer files between Linux machines with simple drag and drop.

BalanceNG: A simple approach to load balancing

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HowTos

Load balancing software uses multiple hardware devices to spread work around and thereby speed performance. While Linux Virtual Server may be the best-known option for Linux networks, another alternative, BalanceNG, a simple, lightweight utility, may be a better choice for some organizations.

Novell Seeks Partners Across Linux/Windows Integration, Security, And More

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SUSE

Novell is now on the lookout for more partners to work on-site at customer locations to help out with product maintenance and optimization. Opportunities with Novell are also especially strong for VARs with interest and abilities in Linux/Windows integration, security and identity management, and customization of thin client environments, various officials said at BrainShare.

Sam Linux 2007 - For the XFCE Lover

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Linux
Reviews
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Sam Linux 2007 was released yesterday and since it's been little over a year since my last test of Sam, I thought I might see what was new.

Mozilla: 3D office meetings will be the norm within ten years

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Misc

Mozilla's technologist predicts that in the next 10 years our avatars will attend virtual business meetings and chat with other shoppers.

The virtual world phenomenon of Second Life will transform the Internet within the next 10 years, and the browser will have to change just as fast to keep up, said Mozilla's Window Snyder.

Novell, Red Hat Compare Desktop Linux Programs

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Linux

Open-source rivals Novell and Red Hat are each highlighting initiatives to bring Linux-based functionality to the desktop.

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Release Candidate 2 Screenshots

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Linux

The second release candidate for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now available. SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 replaces QtParted with GParted, improvements to the MEPIS Xconfig assistant, and a fair amount of other changes beyond the original release candidate. SimplyMEPIS is another Ubuntu-based distribution.

Review: CRUX 2.3

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Linux
Reviews

Turning away from the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink distributions for a moment I now turn my attention to a light-weight distribution aimed at being as simple as possible while still being up-to-date. CRUX 2.3, released on March 20, 2007, attempts to fulfill such a role.

Linux on the Desktop is Building Momentum

I have noticed that mention of Linux on the desktop seems to be building in the media, but it hasn't been clear if that noise correlated to more users actually switching to it. Based on the results of my admittedly unscientific poll, Linux does appear to be building momentum.

Debian, Red Hat patch numerous OpenOffice flaws

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Security

Debian released a patch to fix multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice that open up the users' systems to compromise, Secunia reported on Wednesday.

One vulnerability was originally discovered by an anonymous researcher and reported to VeriSign’s iDefense Labs.

iDefense reported that research by Sean Larsson found additional flaws.

GNU/Linux on the desktop: a modest business proposal

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Linux

With the bickering about what Dell will and won’t do to provide Linux on their desktop machines, it seems to me there’s a much easier way to introduce GNU/Linux into the world. Scrap it!

Novell responds: 'Stop fixating on the patent deal'

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SUSE

In case it's not abundantly clear, I despise Novell's patent pact with Microsoft. But, as Bruce Lowry wrote me today (because comments are turned off on the blog, due to a massive spike in comment spam), there may be some bright spots on the Novell horizon that I have not reported. I'm willing to "concede" that, and am happy to hear about it.

Where Fedora Went Wrong

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Linux

Last month Eric S. Raymond made a public announcement on the Fedora developer’s list that he was giving up on Fedora Core and that from now on Ubuntu is his distribution of choice. Actually it was more of a rant than an announcement. ESR’s scatter shot attack on Fedora was wrong in more ways than I care to comment about here.

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