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Story Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Opens srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 11:26pm
Story VirtualBox 3 brings 3D graphics support srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 7:55pm
Story Celebrating freedom with open source srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 7:53pm
Story Distro Review: Fedora 11 srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 7:51pm
Story KDE 4.3 RC1 in Kubuntu 9.04 - Overview & Screenshots Chris7mas 04/07/2009 - 5:49pm
Story ext4 on Ubuntu 9.04 srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 4:33pm
Story 17 Web Browsers for Linux srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 4:31pm
Story A tale of 2 distros, Ubuntu to Fedora srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 12:25pm
Story Codecs Should Be Bundled srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 12:23pm
Story How open source is growing up srlinuxx 04/07/2009 - 12:22pm

Scale vs OSBC: Change or Die

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OSS

You can't plan on going to a community show and then an enterprise show and expect a lot of similarities. That said, despite all of the differences, I found quite a few more things in common than I expected.

Progeny Linux leader takes new job

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Linux

The founder of the Debian Linux project and of a company called Progeny to commercialize it has taken a new job trying to standardize elements of the open-source operating system.

Blame the Operating System

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Misc

I have a Microprocessor in my system that can easily handle over 120 million instructions per second. If you like to get real geeky with me, consider this. The Intel processor I'm using is able to calculate the SuperPI number crunching benchmark to one million digits in about 100 seconds. It takes my Pentium 4 system less than two minutes to figure out this benchmark, and the Pentium 4 is notoriously bad at FPU calculations. On a bad day, this beautiful system can do some very serious powered thinking, and at speeds that even ten years ago NASA didn't have in their control rooms.

mysql 5 in debian sarge (stable ) howto

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HowTos

I needed to run mysql5 on another port on my server
with already 2 mysql servers (3.x and 4.x) on it
and for this i had to do following steps

Could Oracle stifle the open-source movement?

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OSS

In one fell swoop, Oracle has drawn a square around the most active and interesting parts of the open source movement--the databases and tools. These are the platforms for applications. Applications are just skins on the database--if you own the database (Oracle) or access to the data (Net Apps) you are in the sweet spot.

14 from IBM: LiveCDs, iPod video, Cell BE, Power softcores, C types, AJAX

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HowTos

IBM has published the following new technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development.

Linux 101: Use ifconfig in Linux to configure your network

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HowTos

The ifconfig command line utility is used to get information about a Linux network interface configuration and to make changes to it. The ifconfig utility can be used either to simply get information about network interface configuration or to change configuration, depending on what options are used with the ifconfig command.

Linux boots on Sun's Niagara chip

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Linux

Dave Miller, the lead programmer for Linux on Sun Microsystems' Sparc processors, said on his blog Friday he has fired up the open-source operating system on Sun's new UltraSparc T1 "Niagara"-based server. The move is an early milestone in Sun's effort.

Testdriving Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 Beta 2

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Linux
Reviews
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Wolvix 1.0.4 Media Edition has reached the beta2 stage as announced on February 13. We took the beta for a test drive and had some mixed results. Tuxmachines still loves Wolvix, but was glad this is just a beta. There is still time to fix the glitches we encountered while testing. Overall, it's still a great little system and this "media edition" is a wonderful idea, but some of the apps need some work.

Mandriva to Participate in Project Social Semantic Desktop

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MDV

Mandriva has said that its EDGE-IT subsidiary has won a seat in the NEPOMUK Social Semantic Desktop project, funded under the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme. The total project budget is €17 million, of which €1.8 million are reserved to EDGE-IT. Funding from the EU represents 50% of the budget.

Reports from OSBC

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OSS

Novell was a sponsor of OSBC (Open Source Business Conference) again this year. I've gone to all three of the annual San Francisco events, and they provide a great snapshot into the state of the open source ecosystem.

/etc/fstab demystified

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HowTos

Ever wonder how Linux automatically mount all or many of your partitions at boot time ? It does so by reading the parameters from the /etc/fstab file.

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

The power of open source to re-shape the software market was demonstrated with some force this week. Unfortunately, also on display this week in large doses was the ongoing clash of agendas between Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I administer servers and networking equipment in a small to mid-size heterogeneous (but 99.44% *nix) environment. I've worked on projects ranging from NIS-to-LDAP migration for authentication, to the deployment of a 164-CPU Beowulf cluster, to writing an extension to a large OO-PHP application. I'm a generalist, but my favorite areas are LDAP (and authentication in general), database design and administration, and automation (a broad category that includes writing tools and code to glue services together). Here are my favorite tools.

Free VMware server

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Software

VMware is making a free virtualization server for Linux and Windows.. That's simply tremendous news, though I'm surprised by how many people I talk to who don't understand why this is so important.

Open Source -- the one, true way to develop software

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OSS

Real revolutions, the ones that last, are often quiet ones.

They aren't shocking. They don't rock the world. They just change the world so slowly that it's only when you wake up one day and think about it, you realize the world isn't the same anymore.

That's what's happened with open source and software development.

Mactel Linux up and running

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Linux

While we don't know how Edgar 'Gimli' Hucek did it yet, what we do know is that he appears to be the first to get Linux running on a Mactel. It had been expected that porting Linux to a Mactel would happen relatively quickly, unlike, say porting Windows to the same hardware.

Also: 'First' Mac OS X Trojan sighted

Firefox Users Take Developer To Task Over Memory 'Leak'

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Moz/FF

Firefox's appetite memory has some users up in arms, but one of the its developers say they may misunderstand a caching feature.

OSBC: Professional open source grows up

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OSS

Once a concept thought to be oxymoronic, the business of open-source software is now working its way through adolescence to full-blown maturity. And the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco this week proved that like the teen years, the transition brings growing pains.

Ubuntu 5.10 & MS WinXP DualBoot How To

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HowTos

Installation on a new or completely formatted HDD

  • Installing MS Windows Xp on a new HDD
  1. Plug your HDD and set the BIOS configuration to boot your pc from CDROM.

  2. Start your Winddows Xp installation and do the partitioning step like the shots below.
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