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Ubuntu 5.10 & MS WinXP DualBoot How To

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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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Ease package management with SUSE's y2pmsh

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HowTos

System and network administrators and packagers alike may find a handy tool in y2pmsh, a shell interface for SUSE Linux's YaST2 package manager.

Former CA chief used Linux

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Linux

The former CA chief executive who faces charges following the 2004 $2.2bn accounting scandal at the company has been accused of destroying evidence on his laptop.

Linux joins the consumer-electronics revolution

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Linux

Designers are turning to the Linux operating system to meet the escalating user-interface, networking, and multimedia requirements of today's consumer-electronics products.

OpenSuSE gets OS-X style features

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SUSE

NOVELL seems to be tailoring its SUSE operating system so that it can take on Microsoft’s Vista. That could mean that Linux will get GUI features before Vista hits the shop.

New KDE Localisation Website

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KDE

After 6 months of development, the KDE Localisation (l10n) website web site has been launched replacing the old i18n.kde.org. It uses the default KDE layout, and its admins hope this site will help the KDE translation process work better than ever.

Also: Mandriva Donates Polish Translation of KDE Docs

What causes a Segmentation fault?

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You just saw "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" or a message like "Unexpected Signal 11 ". Why? Short answer: it's most likely hardware unless you wrote the program or just now installed it on your machine.

Neverwinter Nights 1.67 Beta Patch released!

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Gaming

Neverwinter Nights is a computer game set in a huge medieval fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. A new beta, version 1.67, for Neverwinter Nights has been released by Bioware with various changes.

Also: No Gravity 2.00

Mail with Nail

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I do almost everything in text mode when working with Linux. Some tasks -- such as browsing the Web and reading email -- are harder to do satisfactorily at the console. I use Firefox to browse the Web, but finally I found a good tool to quickly access my mail in text mode.

Linux substitutes for "most wanted" Windows-only software

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Software

Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, and Macromedia Dreamweaver continue to run 1-2-3 in the balloting, according to the online survey currently in progress on Novell's CoolSolutions community website. Free and open-source software (FOSS) already available for Linux that have similar feature sets to Photoshop.

SAP: Open-source rivals won't make the cut

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OSS

A wave of consolidation is sweeping the information technology industry, and many open-source business applications will be left behind when customers pare down their suppliers, an SAP executive predicted Wednesday.

Novell's New CTO Says Linux Desktop Is Ripe for Adoption

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SUSE

Novell's new CTO Jeff Jaffe is very bullish on the outlook for the Linux desktop going forward, saying he believes it is on the cusp of a significant adoption wave.

Should 'halt' call 'shutdown'?

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Linux

The purpose of 'shutdown' is to bring the system down cleanly. It should kill off user processes gently (starting with SIGTERM so that processes that trap that can clean up open files, etc.) and it should then have 'init' change run levels so that appropriate scripts can run to do other cleanup. This is all to the good. But should traditional commands be perverted to prevent naive users from damaging systems?

Host websites on your local machine using Apache websever

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What is interesting about Apache is its stability and scalability which makes it possible to serve even very high traffic web sites without any hitch. It also helps that it comes with an unbeatable price (free). Here I will explain how one can set up Apache web server to serve ones web pages from your machine.

Open source writers wary of Oracle’s real intentions

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Larry Ellison has just sent a ripple of excitement and fear through the open source software world. The chief executive of Oracle staked out a position in one of the fastest-growing corners of the tech industry on Tuesday with the acquisition of Sleepycat Software.

Embedded Linux company woos Red Hatter

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Linux

Specifix, a company that customizes Linux for embedded computing devices, has hired its new chief operating officer from Red Hat, Specifix said Wednesday.

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JasperSoft Launches Global Preferred Partner Program

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JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence reporting, today announced the JasperSoft Preferred Partner Program, a network of global solution and technology partners and consultants who provide value-added products and services for both JasperReports and JasperDecisions. The program allows ISVs and consultants to capitalize on the growing demand for localized technical expertise and support as JasperSoft’s open source technology continues to gain more market share and widespread adoption with more than one million downloads worldwide to date.

Linus: read-up on your GPL 3.0

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Linus may have it wrong on digital rights management (DRM), but it's the vague wording and confusing concepts - like what is meant by a "derivative work" - that is causing the real headaches over the next General Public License (GPL).

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