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SUSE 10.1 Beta 5 Report

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Why? That one thought kept echoing through my thoughts as I installed and ran SUSE 10.1 Beta 5. Around the net several articles entitled something to the effect of "SUSE releases two betas within 4 days" as if it was an accomplishment of 10.0 proportions! Some progress was made, but it reminded me of the old saying "2 steps forward and 3 steps back."

KDE at FOSDEM 2006

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Last weekend, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting took place in Brussels. KDE was present there with a lot of developers, a devroom and several interesting talks.

Linux Terminal Control Sequences

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Linux terminals share alot in common with their primitive ancestors such as vt100 like consoles. These early devices is capable of sending sequences that signaled events outside of the normal flow of typed characters, such as escape, tab, linefeed...etc. This article summarises many of the commonly used control sequences that are used in all Linux terminals.

Fud Alert? Open-source script does not fit the bill

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I blame the open-source movement for the trend towards scriptable desktop and workgroup applications. This has led to a situation in which crowds of thickies like me wander forlornly around user forums, asking for tips and workarounds, only to be told by know-it-alls to write a script to solve the problem. Scripting is not an alternative to proprietary systems. It is a heap of bicycle parts, with instructions in Swedish and no Allen key.

An introduction to custom Xen networking

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I've been running Xen for a few weeks now and until now I've been happy with the default networking setup installed. Only when I decided to install Xen upon the server which is hosting this website did I need to explore the way Xen sets up networking. Xen is pretty good at giving a working network setup for most common cases. By default it sets up virtual instances so they communicate with the network via the host's eth0 device, using NAT.

Want Your Own Website?

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Web

Here's a trio of articles this morning that can help with software choices and setting up apache. Tweaking the .htaccess, Using Wikis and Blogs to ease administration and considerations when choosing a CMS are all nice little articles to help get you started.

Ubuntu goes small

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Ubuntu

The family of operating systems based on the Ubuntu platform continues to expand - this time to the ever-growing embedded world of small, light devices like PDAs and Internet tablets. A new Ubuntu project, Embedded Ubuntu, hopes to bring Ubuntu down to size.

CLI Magic: Getting into Motion

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Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion detector by using an old webcam and Motion -- software for monitoring a Video4Linux device.

Does open source matter?

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It seems that, although some misgivings may remain, the open source community is coming to terms with the realities of the software business. Whereas at one time an open source software company might have been booed out of the room for charging license fees for commercial deployments, these days that practice is becoming the norm.

IBM, Harvard linking up to challenge Microsoft

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OSS

IBM is joining with Harvard University to create an open-source initiative that could challenge Microsoft's planned InfoCard online identity management system, the company is expected to announce today.

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Planeshift 0.3.013

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Gaming

You can get version 0.3.013 of the free massive multiplayer online role playing game Planeshift in development now. The objective of the PlaneShift is to create a virtual fantasy world in which a player can start as a peasant in search of fame and become a hero.

GoblinX Mini v1.2.2 Screenshots

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GoblinX Mini, the distribution based off of GoblinX Premium, has reached version 1.2.2. Included in GoblinX Mini v1.2.2 is a new "liveupgrade" feature for remastering the entire Linux distribution, improvements to the "goinstall" script, corrected various small errors and corrections, and have shaped up into a fairly nice release and is the focus of the Phoronix spotlight today.

Simple Schedule

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I often get asked for web-based scheduling programs. I've done quite a few of them over the years, sometimes using scripts available from the web, but more often writing my own simply because I don't like modifying other people's code.

Singing Open Source Praises

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OSS

On this slow news day Chris Bell has publishied a trio of articles basically singing the praises of open source software on the New Zealand ComputerWorld site. From an introduction to open source, through an examination security of open source vs. proprietary, to giving examples of the advantages including cost saving of open source, Chris Bell has had a busy weekend. Great reading for a laid back Sunday afternoon.

Unix Futures: Six Vendors Look Ahead

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OS

Unix and Windows data-center market share remain neck-and-neck, according to most analysts, but many in IT perceive Unix and Linux innovation as slowing to a crawl. We interviewed representatives from Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems who were eager to challenge that perception by highlighting areas in which their Unix OSs are breaking new ground.

Democracy fights for your right to open TV

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OSS

'The revolution will be televised,' is the message going out today as the non-profit Participatory Culture Foundation launches Democracy, the "world's first" open source internet TV system.

Also: Panda Software unveils antivirus for Linux

Clean Air, Open Code

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Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open source earthquake of its own. On the face of it, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is not setting the world on fire with its well-documented adoption of free open source software.

Calgary Linux User Group Presents LinuxFest 2006

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Linux

The Calgary Linux Users Group Guild has announced Calgary LinuxFest 2006 Powered by the Freedom of Choice. CLUG has taken the leadership role by bringing Linux and Open Source Software to the Community. Calgary LinuxFest 2006 is a one-day conference promoting the use of GNU Linux, free and open source software by both basic and advanced users.

Dropping Debian etch in favor of Fedora

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Linux

I will soon move from my beloved Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5. How did I come to take such a decision? To set the things straight, I shall describe briefly the hardware my system runs on and the former distros I tried.

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