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Story Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War srlinuxx 1 09/06/2009 - 11:44am
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Embrace Linux

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The day of broad adaptation of open source solutions in educational environments is dawning. It's time more school leaders, teachers, and other educational stakeholders take notice and make plans to move at least some (but perhaps not all) of their workstations into the Linux / Open Source fold.

VLOS 1.2.1 Tested

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Linux
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VLOS 1.2.1 was released yesterday with lots of changes and upgrades. Most notable for me was the new Anaconda version updated to FC5 Test1. In addition, other versions include GCC 4.0.1, glibc 2.3.5, GNOME 2.12.1. Their announcement claimed version 7.0 of Xorg, but I got 6.8.2. Anyway, with all these great sounding updates, how can we go wrong? We installed VLOS today and this is our report.

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KDE flaws put Linux, Unix systems at risk

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KDE

A serious vulnerability has been found in the popular KDE open-source software bundle. The flaw, deemed "critical" by the research outfit the French Security Incident Response Team, could allow a remote attacker to gain control over vulnerable systems.

Linux distribution suitable for human beings

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Linux

So, with all that Linux brings to the plate, how is Ubuntu Linux different? Ubuntu Linux is different from other versions of Linux because of its user-friendliness, as its slogan suggests. Ubuntu's interface is very simple and clean and feels familiar for users of Windows or Mac.

Open-Source Radioware

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Software

As soon as I looked through Salem Labs' site, I got in touch with Fred Gleason, Director of Broadcast Software Development for Salem Radio Labs, and told him I'd like to do a Q&A with him. He got back (and forth) almost immediately. Here's a selection from the dialog:

Virtualisation in the Linux kernel

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Linux

A push is under way to endow Linux with a virtual partitioning technology used by rival operating systems to make servers more efficient. SWsoft is trying to get OpenVZ made part of the mainstream Linux kernel.

Australian open source conference comes to NZ

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OSS

This week, the University of Otago will host the first linux.conf.au Australian Linux conference to be held outside Australia. This year’s event will involve as speakers some of the seminal figures of Linux and wider open source development.

An Introduction to DHCP

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HowTos

DHCP stands for dynamic host configuration protocol. What it does is dynamically assign network settings from a server. In other words, instead of having to configure the parameters related to how your computer communicates with a network, it happens automatically.

Is Wine really faster than Windows?

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Software

If you just look at the top-line results, it looks like Wine isn't just edging out XP, it's killing it! It won the majority, 67, of the total tests.

A closer look at the results, however, reveals that while Wine is remarkably good at letting users run Windows applications, it's not as good as that top number might make you think.

Also: Wine 0.9.6 Released

GPL v3 Should Allay Sarbanes-Oxley Fears

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OSS

With the impending release of the GPL v3 the dramatic effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on IP ownership pointed out by Wasabi Systems may be slightly mooted. Here's why.

Also: Lawyers Express GPL 3 Concerns

Rolling your own Debian packages (part 1)

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HowTos

A Debian package offers a uniform and integrated way to manage and install software on a Debian system. By packaging software, you can install, upgrade or remove the software using standard tools such as apt-get and dpkg. It also offers an easy way to distribute software, even to systems that don't have development tools installed.

This week's Open Source Roundup: Open Source successes

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OSS

This week in Open Source brings us a veritable mixed bag of news items. Note, that in response to requests from our readers, we have added direct links to the articles mentioned in this column, enabling you to go directly to the source to read more. Enjoy!

Chrooted SSH HowTo

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to install and configure OpenSSH so that it will allow chrooted sessions for users. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of.

Freeze your hard drive to recover data: Myth or reality?

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Hardware

People were putting their HD in the freezer to help fix it long enough to be able to recover their data. I guess that by doing this, some metal parts in the HD could contract, putting back in place defective parts, and making everything work again for a few minutes.What do you guys think? Myth or reality?

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