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SLED 10 after another update

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SUSE

In early January I reported how an update, applied to my SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 system before the Christmas break, led to the failure of the system's graphic (X11) desktop, and the failure of Gnome's window manager. Well, the same thing happened again this week, almost.

Creating a Web service app object using WebSphere Portal V6

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News

Extend your WebSphere Portal Personalization capabilities to make data from external sources available to your portal using Personalization Rules.

TAPR introduces open-source hardware license, OSI skeptical

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Hardware

The Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) organization is sponsoring a new open-source license intended for hardware components. Open Source Definition author and amateur radio enthusiast Bruce Perens has endorsed the OHL, and submitted it to the Open Source Institute (OSI) for evaluation.

Nokia Seeks Application Ideas For Linux-Based N800 Tablet

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Linux

Nokia is now scouting about for new application ideas around the N800, its latest Linux-enabled tablet. At the same time, though, the company has no plans to stray from its choice of an essentially Debian Linux-based platform, or from its concept of the N800 as a device geared to on-the-go Internet connectivity.

How to make DVDs with Menus using Q DVD Author

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HowTos

DVD authoring is one area where open source software has typically lagged far behind commercial alternatives. It is however possible, to create a simple DVD containing menus, sounds and animations using 'Q' DVD Author.

Next Fedora release delayed, new design theme selected

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Linux

The Fedora Project Board met this week to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming release of Fedora 7 (F7). Though originally scheduled for release on April 26, that date has now been moved back to May 24, dashing the development team's plan to debut the final release at this year's Red Hat Summit. One thing that Summit attendees will see, though, is the artwork that has been selected as Fedora 7's new theme.

SSH Security Primer: Server Security Settings

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HowTos

In this follow-up to his article on SSH client software security settings, John Tränkenschuh describes the settings and implementation details important to your OpenSSH server installation. Because an OpenSSH server functions as a VPN gateway as much as a means to transfer files and invoke commands remotely, it's important to get this right.

Review: Turbolinux Wizpy

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Linux

Japan's Turbolinux Inc. today begins dispatching the first batch of its Wizpy handhelds to people who ordered them from its Web site. The flash-based multimedia player contains a version of Linux, so it can be used to boot a PC into the operating system, allowing users to access their files in their own working environment on almost any PC.

Keeping consistent network interface names with ifrename

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HowTos

If you have multiple ethernet devices upon a system it is useful to make sure they are always given the device names that you expect. This can be useful when you're managing upgrades - or for situations where you accidentally setup a system with eth1 plugged into a switch rather than eth0.

Mandriva 2007.1 Spring: Buttons, layouts, and broken usability

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MDV

A Mandriva forum thread shows something that might be the new look for Mandriva 2007.1 Spring in KDE:

Subversion Cheat Sheet 1.0

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Software

The cheat sheets includes common commands that you’ll use when using Subversion on a daily basis. I didn’t include every option or command that subversion supports, nor did I include any administration stuff. This sheet is aimed at developers who use Subversion on a daily basis.

Bruce Willis thwarts cybergeddon

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Movies

Bruce Willis will face down cyberterrorists in upcoming blockbuster Live Free or Die Hard. Ex-model turned actress Suzie Q will play an uber-hacker out to bring down the US's transport and banking system with a few mouse clicks in the forthcoming haxploitation opus.

The Switch To KDE : Day 4

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KDE

Well I have survived yet another day of KDE and I’m still going strong. It’s not so bad once you get used to it Smile I will say that I would not be having such a positive experience if it weren’t for all of your reader comments. I really do appreciate it. I feel a bit like I’m on the other side of the tutorial this week!

Reiser Hearing Postponed Until March

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Reiser

Hans Reiser wanted a speedy preliminary hearing on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser, but owing to his attorney's busy schedule, will have to wait at least until March 9 for the conclusion of those proceedings.

Where the heck is Etch?

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Linux

Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. So, the "Dunc-Tank" group decided to experiment with financially supporting some key developers to get Debian out the door on time. Whoops!

Just Say No: David Harrison wants to replace your Internet

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Web

We have trouble. After 40 years of development and almost 20 years of commercial use, the Internet is getting clogged up. We have more spam than legitimate e-mail, more advertising than content, and a few not very well-behaved protocols making trouble for all of us. But what's to be done? With tens of billions invested in Internet infrastructure and services, we can hardly shut the darned thing down and start over, can we? Yes we can.

Six advanced-technology open source projects

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Software

The open source movement is fertile ground for creating advanced tools and technologies -- all at an appealing price. We've scoured the market to find six open source projects that hold promise for your New Data Center architecture.

Installing NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu edgy

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HowTos

Getting the NVIDIA Geforce video card working to it’s full potential with Ubuntu edgy requires the installation of an additional glx driver package. The process is simple, however many tutorials make it more complex than need be.

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Auth Shadow or mod-auth-shadow is a module for apache (and apache2, sort of) that enables authentication against /etc/shadow. The benefits being that any system user with a password can be authenticated for web_dav, subversion or simply an https server.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, & Xubuntu Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

With Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu each deploying a different desktop environment (GNOME, KDE, and Xfce respectively), how do each of these distributions compare performance-wise?

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