CLI Magic: Simple backup is Mirdir

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HowTos

Mirdir provides a quick and easy way to make an ad hoc backup of important data. With it you can copy a file or directories to your keydisk, or save redundant copies of data you can't afford to lose. It tries to do only one thing, and do it well: mirror a directory.

Dell dismisses talk of AMD PCs as 'rumor'

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Hardware

Dell Inc. on Monday dismissed as 'rumor' a report that it has notified Taiwanese PC contract manufacturers to ready production lines to produce Dell PC systems using microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Reviewing OpenLab myself

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Linux
Reviews

[A regular at] TuxMachines.org has asked me [the lead developer] to do my own review of OpenLab, I won't deny that it feels rather odd to be doing so. After all, I am obviously biassed. But the request does justify the idea very well, so I reckoned I would give it my best bash.

Kubuntu v6.04 (Dapper Drake) Flight 1

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Linux

Phoronix has been up to their screenshot'in habit again! This time they have posted screenshots of Kubuntu v6.04 (Dapper Drake) Flight 1.

Over 40% of Open Source Developers Claim to Fix Bugs in Under 8 Hrs

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OSS

According to a survey by Evans Data Corp., open source software (OSS) developers find and fix software bugs quickly, with 17% of them being able to find and repair severe bugs in less than four business hours on average.

The environmental case for keeping the Internet free

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Web

The Generative Internet is more than a seminal brief on behalf of the Net. It provides the intellectual and legal foundations for many arguments to come.

Suse 10.1 alpha3 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
-s

SUSE 10.1 alpha 3 was released this week and I thought I'd see if there was much new and exciting. As we look at the guis and applications, it appears as if most of the work must have taken place under the hood. When we examine the changelog, we find that's the case.

Red Hat Desktop 4 Review

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Reviews

The hardest part of installing Red Hat turned out to be picking the right version from all the server and desktop versions listed on the site. Eventually, we downloaded and burned the three disks for Red Hat Desktop 4 -- the desktop version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 -- and installed them.

10 things you should know about every Linux installation

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Linux

There are numerous common features with every Linux installation. This document lists 10 of the more important ones you should know about.

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Open Source Business Models Examined

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OSS

At LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco, it occurred to me that I had overlooked a very important Open Source business model, the Membership Model.

Installing and Configuring Ubuntu on a Laptop

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Linux

I recently decided to buy myself a laptop. This is the first laptop I have ever purchased, and the first computer I've bought in about five years. I shopped around and tried to get an idea of which models have successfully seen Linux installed on them.

Abit AW8-MAX v1.0

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Hardware
Reviews

After experiencing the joys of the AW8 when we had reviewed it this past August, thanks in part to its terrific build-quality and competitive level of performance (in addition to its Linux compatibility), we have decided to bring back the Abit AW8-MAX.

Novell hosts seminar on Linux in Bahrain

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SUSE

Novell realizes that there is a need for such awareness in the region. With Linux growing at a rapid rate, customers are interested in learning more about Linux.

iSeries Crowd Learning to Love Linux

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Linux

The inexorable rise of the Linux operating system has changed the business computing landscape for good.

"Many companies are interested in the promise that Linux and open source hold."

German Linux Desktop Operating System from Xandros

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Linux

Xandros has released the German version of its desktop operating system at the Frankfurt LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.

Hey Google, Where's The Linux Apps?

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Linux

DiBona emphasized that all of Google's software are undergoing ports, so ultimately these tools will be ready for Linux, too.

Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 3

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Moz/FF

Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download. This is the third release candidate of our next generation Firefox browser.

The Ego on that Bill Gates

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Microsoft

Localization be damned, since Microsoft has decided to release a special edition of Windows XP only in Japan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Windows.

PCLinuxOS 0.92 planned for Monday

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PCLOS
-s

Test 04 of the upcoming PCLinuxOS .92 was uploaded yesterday and early reports are very good! This may be the final testing until gold.

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