ODF: The Better, More Affordable Office Standard?

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Misc

Opinion: If you take a close look, as many people have, it's clear that ODF, and not Open XML, is the better document standard.

Test Your Advanced SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 Skills

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SUSE

The 30 exercises found in this sample chapter from Sam's allow you to test your knowledge with SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 at an advanced level.

Intel vs. AMD: An Epic Continues

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Hardware

For years, Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. have battled each other in the x86-based microprocessor business. Nows they've taken it to the courtroom. See what happened in 2005...and what's next.

Windows, Linux tussle with Unix

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OS

Shivani Shinde delves into the enterprise software market where 64-bit offerings from Microsoft, Red Hat and Novell are starting to take on commercial Unix.

Sun Pushes for Greater Adoption of OpenDocument Format

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OSS

People want to be able to store their information for the long term without having to continually pay to upgrade their document software to maintain this or be forced to accept the alternative.

At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software for Linux, Part 3

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HowTos

In this month's stop on our tour of Linux music notation programs, we look at the MusiXTeX music typesetting software. MusiXTeX was created by Daniel Taupin, Ross Mitchell and Andreas Egler. MusiXTeX currently is maintained by Christian Mondrup and other volunteers.

Book Review: Beyond the C++ Standard Library

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Reviews

This is not an easy book. It is not a volume for beginners. But if you are willing to work your way through the code, this will make you a far better C++ programmer. It will also give you a better understanding of the ways you can manage objects.

KDE Dot News: Sponsored by OSU Open Source Lab on Gentoo

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KDE
Gentoo

I'm happy to announce that KDE Dot News is now fully hosted and supported by the OSU Open Source Lab. OSUOSL server hosting has been provided to us in the form of a Xen virtual machine running Gentoo Linux. I must say I am truly impressed by the combination. I've never used Gentoo before but I am finding it to be a well thought out distribution. Everything just works and it has some nice touches out-of-the-box such a colorised bash shell.

IBM opens up high-performance file system

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OSS

IBM Corp has begun licensing its General Parallel File System, GPFS, to third parties, with Linux supercomputing specialist Linux Networx Inc the first to use the high-performance file system technology.

Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache

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Linux

SitePoint Pty. Ltd., provider of fun, practical and easy-to-understand content for Web professionals, today announced the release of ‘Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache’.

Giving power to the user in front of the screen

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HowTos

Modern desktop computers running Linux have a sort of double personality that they do not usually share with Windows-based PCs. On the one hand, they are used as single-user workstations where the operator is granted full access to the machine resources, and on the other hand they are also real servers.

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Organizing Files

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Linux

The problem: the filesystem on my Unix workstation was a mess. I couldn't find anything without grepping all over creation. About half the time, I'd actually find something useful. Usually I'd get no hits at all, or I'd match something like a compiled binary and end up hosing my display beyond belief.

DSL 2.1r2 Report

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Linux
Reviews
-s

DSL 2.1rc2 was released on the 13th and with it comes a few more enhancements, but still no wireless for srlinuxx. Sad

Warning toned down on Perl app flaws

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Security

The Perl Foundation has toned down a warning on a type of vulnerability commonly found in applications written in the Perl programming language.

Open Source in the Mainstream

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OSS

A few things have appeared from various sources lately resurrecting the old discussion of whether Open Source software is “safe” or “right” for mainstream adoption. Whilst many of us consider this issue to have been dealt with long ago, there still seem to be some out there who want the debate to continue.

Linux 101: Configuring and managing iptables to improve network security

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HowTos

This document describes how important good iptables management is to tight security in a Linux networking environment.

Matt Asay: The differences between Red Hat and Novell

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Linux

I thought now was a good time to talk about the differences I perceive in the two companies, having worked at the one and talked extensively with the other. In no particular order....

Gifts for geeks

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Misc

It's that time of year when those close to us are (hopefully) thinking hard about what to get us for Christmas. Unless you want a pack of DVD-Rs and a mousepad in your stocking, you'd better act quick. Here are our picks for the festive season.

The Best Linux Distribution of them all

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Linux

A few weeks back, my friend Tom asked me a question regarding Linux - that is - Which is the best Linux distribution of them all.

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