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Ubuntu vs. SUSE Linux

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SUSE
Ubuntu

I hadn’t really given Ubuntu a fair shake the last time I looked at it. I decided to go another round with Ubuntu to see what it was all about. The initial act of downloading Ubuntu is easier than SUSE.

Upgrade to Ubuntu Edgy (6.10) - and a look back on the switch

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Ubuntu

Try a search on quite a few blogs and you’ll find stories on switching to Linux, but somehow a few months or a year later you see the same person talking a lot about Windows-Software and Windows-Gadgets in a way that makes it clear, that at some point they switched back. So I the past months I was keen on seeing whether I got to that point where I just wanted to “get back to good old Windows” – the short answer: it never came.

Happy Anniversary GoblinX

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Linux

The GoblinX Team is celebrating its second anniversary of life. The very first edition was released at October, 28 2004. During these twenty-four months we devoted our efforts to create a great liveCD distribution.

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Upgrade plus Compiz goodness on AIGLX

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HowTos

Well, apparently on the Internet, people have having trouble upgrading. I had the exact same problems and I’m going to describe steps to take to resolve them. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone, I’ll explain as well how to get you some Compiz eye-candy.

Regular Expressions: Tile makes Tcl look good

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Software

Tile will change the face of computing. Well, maybe. It could; Tile's a Tcl project, though, and Tcl doesn't operate the same as other languages or programs. So, while Tile might have an enormous affect on standard practices for development of graphical user interface (GUI) projects, there are no guarantees.

Taking the Linux Plunge – Commercial versus Community; which path is right for you and your hardware

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Linux

When Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 98 and Millennium Edition on June 30th, there was a lot of talk of these users migrating over to Linux Desktops. According to OneStat.com, this is approximately 4% of the total PCs in the world. With Linux clocking in at only 0.4%, this means for every ten PCs, only one has Linux installed compared to these two Microsoft OS’s that are no longer supported. That leaves a lot of room for market share penetration that someone really could, and probably should for these users’ sake, take advantage of.

Linux vs. Solaris

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Linux

On Monday I posted Geekbench results for my Sun Ultra 20 M2 running Solaris and Windows. Afterwards, I received a number of requests asking how Linux performed on the same hardware.

New Linux Security Products Glimmer On Horizon

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Linux

Beyond displaying an extensive slate of existing Linux products, vendors at this week's InfoSecurity show pointed to possible future offerings ranging from a Linux client for a CD-ROM encryption system to a Linux-enabled all-in-one device for securing both physical access and video surveillance.

What's New in Python 2.5

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Software

It's hard to believe Python is more than 15 years old already. While that may seem old for a programming language, in the case of Python it means the language is mature. In spite of its age, the newest versions of Python are powerful, providing everything you would expect from a modern programming language. This article provides a rundown of the new and important features of Python 2.5.

Mark Shuttleworth: Firefox and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I’m sure many folks are aware of the tension between Mozilla and Debian over the use of the name “Firefox” for the web browser package. First, let me say that both groups are being entirely reasonable about their positions. My goal in our own discussions with Mozilla has been to establish that it really is possible for a distribution that cares about free software and Mozilla to agree on a framework which gives us both what we need. Nobody sold out.

That Which Does Not Kill Us...

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Linux

I was once offered to write a small book about Nietzsche. I declined, opting instead to accept another writing assignment about Plato. My reasons were purely personal; Nietzsche depresses me. I don't refute his works, per se. I just tend to avoid them. But there is one quotation that is attributed to him that I think is perfect for this week's news: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." I'm sure that phrase is running around Red Hat headquarters today.

The Trouble with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

First of all, let me say: Ubuntu sucks! While, Ubuntu (a Linux OS I'm very slowly sinking into, without letting go of Windows XP's hand even for a second) is very good - both in terms of marketing, community and actual product- there is still a long road ahead if it wants to realise it's quest of being the usurper of Windows/OS X.

Matt Asay: Attribution - Full-blooded open source

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OSS

Ah, back to the delightsome days of accusations of mudblood open source. The newest whipping boy? Attribution clauses. Who uses attribution? Several of the most promising open source companies

MythTV Ubuntu Installation Guide

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HowTos

With the release of Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft), installing MythTV is now easier than ever. Ubuntu is a great basis for a general purpose MythTV box and now comes with the latest version of MythTV (0.20) in its standard packages. This guide focuses on DVB in the UK (Freeview), but much of it should be applicable to anybody installing Myth.

A brief look at a couple of new features in Firefox 2.0

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Moz/FF

Firefox ver 2.0 was released a few days back and naturally it is loaded with a host of new features some of them prominent and many more rather subtle. I found this new version to be a huge improvement from the older 1.5.x version which is bundled with most Linux distributions. These are some of the new features in ver 2.0 of Firefox which I found really interesting.

Backup Basics and Different types of backup

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HowTos

Most of the people want to know about the backups because one of the other day you will definitely need backup of your data.There are many different types of backups and here i try to cover some of them.

Ten reasons Linux and BSD are vastly superior to Windows

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Linux
BSD

I know that some Microsoft fanboys are probably hitting the Send button on their flames as they read the title, but you can't ignore the truth. Linux and BSD are vastly superior to Windows in every way. Don't believe me? Read on, my friend. Read on and realize the folly of your MS ways.

Monitor your memory usage with MRTG

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HowTos

With MRTG you can graph your network traffic, but you can also use it to gather other network information, such as monitoring your system's swap and memory usage. Vincent Danen shows you how to get more out of MRTG in this tip.

Red Hat Stock Rebounds; Company Plans Major Stock Buyback

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Linux

Battered by a 24 percent drop in its stock price on Thursday, Red Hat launched a counterattack Friday, announcing plans to repurchase $325 million in stock and debt.

Also:

  • Why Redhat could be in trouble
  • Hot Stocks of the Week: Wrigley, Red Hat
  • 97% of Red Hat customers would remain loyal

DarkWorld 0.2.0 Released

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Gaming

DarkWorld is a space-based massively multiplayer real-time strategy game. Each player starts off with their own home planet. From there they can build ships, start exploring the universe, colonize other planets, and attack other players.

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