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Story Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 08/11/2009 - 6:31pm
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TUX Mag Converts to Paid-Circulation

SSC Publishing, the magazine publishing company dedicated to Linux and Open Source since early 1994, today announced that it is converting its magazine for new and desktop Linux users, TUX, from a controlled-circulation to a paid-circulation magazine, beginning this summer.

On-Disk.com Donations and Big Developer Payouts

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Linux

The On-Disk.com Developers Portal Celebrates First Anniversary with
Donations and Big Payouts. The Developers Portal generated over $3,000 for independent software and digital media developers in it's first 10 months of operations.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.7 Released

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Linux

The 2.6.17.7 stable kernel update is out. This one adds a relatively long list of fixes for problems with networking, sound, and several other areas.

More here and here.

Testing a new Linux kernel while keeping the old one

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HowTos

I was running SUSE Linux 9.0 on an IBM ThinkPad. This configuration did everything I needed: word processing, Web access, email, C and assembly programming. But my version of the Linux kernel was out of date and I wanted to upgrade it. I wanted to do this in a way that did not remove my current kernel, in case I needed to revert to it.

Live migration of Xen domains

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HowTos

Virtualization is all the rage these days. Advances in x86 performance, as well as the increasing energy requirements of servers, make efficiently provisioning machines a necessity. Xen, an open source virtual machine (VM) monitor, works with just about any Linux distribution. One useful feature for shops that care about high availability is Xen's ability to migrate virtual machines while they are running. By using VM migration, you can pool computing resources just as you can pool storage. Here's how.

Nigeria to buy 1m Negroponte laptops

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OLPC

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative for the developing world is gaining ground in Africa, with Nigeria announcing the acquisition of one million laptops.

The OLPC laptops were initially touted as being priced at $100, but OLPC participants now say the price may fluctuate. In any case, they will be the cheapest ever sold in Africa, and several African countries are going for the idea.

Antiquated Linux distributions put to rest

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Linux

Fedoralegacy.org will be discontinuing its supply of updates for the outdated Core 1 and Core 2 once the second test version of Fedora Core 6 is released. Fedora Core 1 and 2 were released in November of 2003 and May of 2004, respectively.

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Ubuntu heads for the mainstream

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth, millionaire cosmonaut and self-funded Linux guru, has managed to make his Ubuntu project the Linux distribution of choice in just two years. But now the friendly brown OS with the cute drumming noises faces an awkward journey towards the commercial mainstream.

Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML)

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HowTos

This is Part One of a two part tech tip, which will address the setup of User Mode Linux (UML) for honeypot use. Part Two of the tech tip will cover the containment of intrusions and other security topics that arise while using UML as a honeypot. Also addressed in Part two will be the “forensics” i.e. identifying what exploits were tried on the honeypot.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I've been a system administrator since 1988, working mainly with Solaris and one or two versions of BSD. Here are some of the things I use all the time, including a number of scripts I've written myself to leverage already useful *nix tools; they're not flashy, but they save me a ton of keystrokes.

The secret of GNU/Linux desktop adoption

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Linux

Having been engineering director at one company that became public, and a founder and CTO of another, as well as a long time professional software engineer working at such companies as Matushita Electric (Panasonic), and even Rand McNally, yes, the people that make maps, I must admit, in all those occupations, I have at most rather infrequently encountered these Microsoft Windows operating systems I hear so many people talking so much about.

First International Crystal Space Conference -- a glance back

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Gaming

Crystal Space (CS) is a free cross platform 3D Source Developement Kit (SDK) licenced under the LGPL. On 15th and 16th of July developers and users met in Aachen (Germany) at the first international Crystal Space conference.

Next Debian release to support AMD64 chips

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Linux

The next release of the Debian Project's Linux distribution will run on Advanced Micro Devices' AMD64 processors for the first time, according to the organization's Web site.

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Linux: Filesystems, Politics and the Kernel

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Linux

The discussion about why the Reiser4 filesystem has not been merged into the Linux kernel continues on the lkml. The latest chapter in this ongoing debate tends to be more about clashing personalities than the code in question.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - III

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HowTos

Before we take a look at a complete primary zone file, we need to cover background. Consider this background the context where the file itself is content.

How AMD's acquisition of ATI may help Linux

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Hardware

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is acquiring ATI Technologies, one of the top two graphics processor makers, for around $5.4 billion. AMD's aim is to grow its market share in the mobility and commercial markets, according to AMD CEO Hector Ruiz. What does this mean for Linux users?

Also: ATI loses bus license from Intel

Review: Xandros Server

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Linux
Reviews

Long known for its desktop distribution, Xandros is now getting into the server act with the release of Xandros Server 1.0. One might wonder, what's the point of yet another server-oriented distro when the server market is already well-served? Xandros Server offers a GUI-oriented approach to system administration that should do well with admins familiar with Windows server products.

Migrating applications from Linux/Unix to Windows (or vice versa)

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Software

Operating systems are useless unless applications will run on them. Luckily, both Linux and Windows support a broad variety of applications -- many of which are compatible with both platforms. That said, if you're planning to switch from Windows to Linux -- or Linux to Windows – you need to consider a number of factors when you plan the migration. This article will discuss those factors.

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