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Story Microsoft, Red Hat see late-trading action srlinuxx 25/07/2009 - 2:10am
Story The Free Open Source Software Evangelist srlinuxx 25/07/2009 - 2:08am
Story Mandriva 2009.1 Review srlinuxx 25/07/2009 - 2:06am
Story Microsoft to Bundle Firefox and Chrome with Windows? srlinuxx 25/07/2009 - 2:05am
Story Shutter just got even better fsmag 24/07/2009 - 9:42pm
Story 10 Ways Open Source Can Save Your Company srlinuxx 1 24/07/2009 - 9:04pm
Story Take Webshots from the Linux Command Line Mary Riley 24/07/2009 - 8:56pm
Story Top 10 Coolest Fedora Themes srlinuxx 24/07/2009 - 6:30pm
Story Intel Celeron Dual-Core Linux Performance srlinuxx 24/07/2009 - 6:27pm
Story Palm To Apple: Bring It! srlinuxx 24/07/2009 - 4:02pm

Red Hat Officials: Not Feeling Xen

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Linux

Despite earlier optimistic predictions by Red Hat executives and others in the open-source community that the work would take just a couple of months, they now say that the technology is still "far from ready for inclusion in the kernel."

Desktop Linux remains a hard sell for hardware vendors

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Linux

Major software updates are always disruptive, and with as many as six separate SKUs for the U.S. market alone, Windows Vista will be no different. It's only natural, then, that Linux vendors should take this opportunity to tout the open source alternative. Novell's latest enterprise desktop packaging of Suse Linux, for one, looks impressive indeed. Don't roll out your tattered old "Year of Desktop Linux" banner just yet, though.

Mondo Rescue - An easy to use disaster recovery software for GNU/Linux

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HowTos

Studies show that one of the principal point of hardware failures in a computer pertains to the hard disk. This is where the disaster recovery software gain prominence. If you are in the habit of taking a snap shot of your computer file-system on a regular basis, Mondo Rescue simplifies the whole act of backup and restore of the filesystem in Linux.

Playing with SVN

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HowTos

Today I started to set up a SVN repository for our final year project. I tried to setup a SVN server using Apache2 so that the SVN repository is available to the client through the WebDAV/DeltaV protocol. Read on for a trial-and-error introduction.

CLI Magic: Tracking system performance with sar

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HowTos

Sar is the "system activity report" program found on *nix systems. In Linux, you can usually find it in the sysstat package, which includes programs and scripts to capture and summarize performance data, then produce detailed reports. This suite of programs can be useful in tracking down performance bottlenecks and providing insight into how the system is used throughout the day.

Open source managing vital resource

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OSS

A RESEARCH centre focused on developing and commercialising technology products for water management will be launched in Canberra tomorrow.

Open source opens up virtual education

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OSS

After years of listening to software vendors talk-up the potential benefits of e-learning in the classroom, educational establishments are now experiencing a direct correlation between e-learning deployments and an improvement in both grades and student retention.

Biggest Tuxlab launched

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OSS

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers, in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation, has installed the largest Tuxlab in the country. Tuxlab, an initiative started by the Shuttleworth Foundation in 2002, provides learners with access to information by deploying open source computer centres in schools around the country.

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Firefox 2.0 Alpha Is Here!

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Moz/FF

Mozilla is about to gift us again with a faster, more stable and generically better Firefox major release.

Virtualization's Next Stage

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Software

Virtualization came into the data center as a force for server consolidation. Now the next generation of virtualization technology is reaching beyond that into middleware, treating application servers as a virtual resource that can be marshaled to meet a variety of applications' needs and service-level agreements.

PCLinuxOS: A Bright, New, Live-Linux on the OS Horizon

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PCLOS
Interviews

PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) is a nicely-developing, Live-Linux on CD distribution. It is a good desktop Linux, which also can be installed permanently if you like. PCLinuxOS has become increasingly eclectic, drawing on packages from several of the best Linux distros, we asked PCLinuxOS founder and leader, Texstar, about that in an e-mail discussion.

The 'Mandriva Wars' and More

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MDV

The Cyber Cynic podcast with Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols looks at the popular French-based Linux distributor Mandriva and its troubles in eWEEK Podcast #47.

Xara releases sources for GPL'd Xara LX

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Software

The vector graphics package Xara Xtreme so far was only available for Windows. Back in October, the Xara company announced the porting of its flagship product to Linux and Mac OS X. But at the time they consoled hopes for an immediate release to a later date.

Now the day has come.

Another look at Windows Vista

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Microsoft

I decided to take a second look at Vista, especially since this CTP is a fully functional, no restrictions, all programs released. Here are some screenshots and descriptions of the latest build of Windows Vista from Microsoft:

Gotmail 0.8.8 Released!

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Software

The Gotmail project, a perl script which downloads mail from hotmail.com without user interaction, released version 0.8.8 today (actually two weeks ago). Gentoo ebuilds finally made their way into portage today. This is a maintainance release that fixes recent breakage.

Globulation 2 - 0.8.19 Released

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Gaming

Globulation 2 is an RTS game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. Version 0.8.19 of this exciting gaming experience has been released.

Fedora Core 5 Screencast

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Linux

As reported, Fedora Core 5 has made its way onto mirrors in recent days and users were quite anxious to obtain this release. One such user has posted a screencast depicting the great looks and new features.

Microsoft deal is up, what now Victoria?

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OSS

When the Government of Australia's second largest state Victoria signed an $80 million, four-year contract with Microsoft in May 2002, advocates of open source software and other critics cried foul. Today that contract has just about expired, the Victorian Government has a new CIO, the NSW Government has opened its doors to Linux.

Also: Big Blue powers up Linux in NSW

Mandriva to Offer One Click Software Subscription Service

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MDV

Mandriva is introducing Mandriva One, a combined live and install CD based on Mandriva Linux 2006. In a few weeks, Mandriva will open the first version of Mandriva Kiosk, a one-click Web-based software installation service, to Club members.

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