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Hot skills: Tcl/Tk offers easy way to expand coders' skillset

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Misc

Tcl/Tk (pronounced “tickle”; the full name is Tool Command Language/Tool Kit) is a scripting language used in applications such as automated testing.

rPath Wins DoEnergy Grant to Manage Application Delivery for Grid Computing

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News

rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, today announced it has been notified by Congressman Brad Miller’s office that it is a recipient of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). rPath will use the grant to enable its rBuilder platform to create Xen virtual machine images for deployment in grid environments such as the Open Science Grid.

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My desktop OS: Fedora Core 5

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Linux

I like playing with the newest software games, toys, and applications. At the same time, I have work to do, and I need a solid, stable platform that I don't have to babysit. As a full-time blogger and part-time Web programmer, I need a wide variety of tools at my disposal, and I frequently need the latest versions of available software. Balancing stability against the bleeding edge is a difficult trick, and that's why Fedora Core 5 is my desktop OS.

NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Display Drivers

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Software

After being quiet for nearly two months, NVIDIA has come out this afternoon and released the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Linux display drivers. Contained in this release are a few fixes, new product support, and more. Here at Phoronix we have taken a quick look at some of the changes.

KOffice bug-fix cycle nets v1.5.1 release

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KDE

Forty days after the release of KOffice 1.5.0, the KOffice team released v1.5.1 of the Linux desktop office suite May 22. The project team described it as "mainly a bugfix release... and translations update."

Stable kernel 2.6.16.18 released

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Linux

Stable kernel 2.6.16.18 has been released. This is another single-patch security release; it fixes a remotely exploitable denial of service problem in the SNMP NAT code.

More Here and Here.

Hide and Go Seek with Writer Content

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HowTos

Why would you want to hide content in an OpenOffice.org Writer document? The most common reason is to maintain two similar versions of a document within the same file. By using Writer's hide functions, you no longer need to worry about multiple versions of a document remaining in sync.

Sun still not answering the call to open source Java

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OSS

Truthfully, there were no champagne corks popped here at the InfoWorld offices following Sun's announcement. This is nothing more than the same equivocation we've heard again and again. The biggest question of all remains: When will it happen? And to that question there is still no answer.

Opening the doors to co-operative software

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OSS

When a NZ State Services Commission document used the word "infectious" this year to describe open source software licences, Peter Harrison was among those to catch the contagious grumpy bug that followed.

X.Org Foundation Releases X11R7.1

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Software

Five months after release of X11R7.0, the modularized and autotooled release of the MIT ("X") Licensed X Window System source code, the X.Org Foundation has issued its first modular roll-up release.

System Builders To Novell: We'll Give You A Listen

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SUSE

If packed demo rooms are any indication of interest in its latest Linux desktop, Novell has a willing audience.

The scrappy operating system company, which stormed the Linux and open-source scene with its buyout of SUSE Linux two years ago, Sunday delivered a sincere challenge to the XChange Tech Connect audience here in Las Vegas: Take a risk and offer your customers another choice in operating systems.

Starting Vector Linux

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Linux

Welcome to part five of a series for beginners explaining what Linux is, where it came from, where it's going, how to use it and why you should. This article gives an overview of Vector Linux, what it can do, and how it works...

New Nvidia Graphic Drivers - v. 1.0-8762

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Software

Linux Display Driver

Version: 1.0-8762
Operating System: Linux IA32, AMD64/EM64T, FreeBSD x86, Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: May 22, 2006

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The Perfect Setup - SuSE 10.1 (32-bit)

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a SuSE 10.1 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Squid site restrictions

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HowTos

In the office I needed a way to block some websites permanently and others outside of break times. After looking at some inline solutions I realised that I could easily do what was needed with squid alone. Here's how:

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report Q1 2006 Published

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KDE

The KDE e.V.'s first Quarterly Report for 2006 has been published. Those reports are used by the KDE e.V. to report its activities to the public.

Bash HISTCONTROL

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HowTos

I happened to come across Linux Tips: take control of your bash_history. This explains that setting "export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth" causes Bash not to store duplicate commands in history. Actually there's much more to this than that little post exlained.

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