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Linspire Announces Freespire Distribution

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Linux

Is the world ready for another community Linux distro?

That's the question being asked and answered today at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit. Once known as a community-supported alternative to the Linspire distribution, the Freespire name is about to rise again from the ashes of obscurity--only this time as a distro completely sponsored and endorsed by Linspire itself.

Linspire goes free, bundles proprietary goodies

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Linux

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony unveiled Freespire, a no-cost version of Linspire's Linux distribution, in his keynote address at the Desktop Linux Summit on April 24th. Freespire will be offered in both a completely open-source version as well as one that includes proprietary software, Carmony said.

Mozilla Patches Thunderbird, Puts Mozilla Suite To Sleep

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. late Friday unveiled security fixes for its Thunderbird e-mail client to match patches rolled out for the Firefox browser a week before. At the same time, the Mountain View, Calif. company also patched the Mozilla browser suite, then said the 1.7.13 version was the last it would produce,

How to configure a low-cost load-balanced LAMP cluster

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HowTos

The ubiquitous Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python (LAMP) combination powers many interactive Web sites and projects. It's not at all unusual for demand to exceed the capacity of a single LAMP-powered server over time. You can take load off by moving your database to a second server, but when demand exceeds a two-server solution, it's time to think cluster.

Has open source changed the game?

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OSS

A panel of open source CEOs took the stage at the recent LinuxWorld conference for a panel called "The death of the enterprise software business model." While one-sided, the discussion provided insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the community.

"Virtual clients" run Linux

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Linux

ClearCube is shipping a Linux-based "virtual client" that offers secure remote access to a dedicated blade server running Windows XP. The I/Port I8020 client has more inherent security than a laptop, and provides the "full power" of a Pentium 4 from anywhere in the world, according to the company. It targets medical and defense applications.

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Reuters Partners With Novell

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SUSE

Reuters and Novell today announced an alliance in support of Reuters Market Data System on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell for financial institutions worldwide. Novell and Reuters have been working together to extend the performance and support benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to RMDS customers.

Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS

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Linux

With Linux, the customer often expects to get the product for free and wants the retail price of Windows deducted from his/her purchase price. There are no funds passed back to the vendor and, because Linux is different, customers tend to place more service calls -- at $85 a call. As a result, the vendor generally ends up losing money.

Microsoft dismisses OpenOffice password removal

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Microsoft

Darren Strange, Office product manager at Microsoft, said that the open source community had "not respected [Microsoft's] security" and that this capability could present "a bit of a problem" to Excel authors.

Ethernet Bonding Configuration in Debian

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Linux
Ubuntu

Ethernet bonding refers to aggregating multiple ethernet channels together to form a single channel. This is primarily used for redundancy in ethernet paths or for load balancing. This page refers in particular to performing ethernet bonding under linux, and so does not limit itself to discussion of 802.3ad Trunk Aggregation.

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Opera Software Announces The First Public Beta of Opera 9.0 For Linux

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Software

Opera Software today announced the first public Beta of Opera 9. This version includes Widgets, small Web programs running in their own windows that are fun, easy-to-use and live on users' desktops.

CLI Magic: Porting DVDs with HandBrake

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HowTos

The multimedia capabilities of the handheld electronic devices we carry has increased over the last few years. Devices such as the iPod and even several cell phones have become music-oozing gadgets for people on the go. While you can copy your favourite MP3s directly into a handheld device, DVDs (if you have the right to copy them) take some effort, due to the fact that the devices have tiny screens and lack the processing power needed for playing high-quality DVDs. HandBrake, designed initially for BeOS and then ported to Linux and Mac OS, helps encode DVDs for your portable device.

Use screen to create a virtual terminal in Linux

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HowTos

Freeing up a console usually involves opening a new terminal and initiating a new SSH connection to get further work done, or-if observation of a task isn't critical-you can send the task to the background to free up the terminal. Another solution exists in the form of the screen.

Changing Knoppix To Fit Your Needs

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HowTos

Knoppix comes bundled with a bucket of tools, and although 1.7GB of uncompressed space goes a long way, you might hit the problem of having to use software that Knoppix doesn't include by default. In this feature, we show you how to change Knoppix to fit your needs.

Red Hat CEO Suggests Oracle is Feeling the Pressure

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Linux

The previously rosy relationship between Oracle Corp and Red Hat Inc appears to have soured following Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss Inc and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's suggestion that his company could move into the Linux business.

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KDE in Google's Summer of Code 2006

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KDE

KDE is again participating in Google's Summer of Code. We did this last year and got 24 exciting projects running. They had all kinds of results, from widely successfull over interesting concept to mild failure. I mentored three projects and it certainly was a great and enjoyable experience, so I will be a mentor again this year.

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