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Vista vs. Linux software wars - bundled apps

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OS

In this fourth episode of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against SimplyMEPIS Linux, DesktopLinux.com columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols compares the operating systems' bundled games, browsers, and instant communications applications.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3 - Installation

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Ubuntu

I finally broke down and installed Ubuntu (7.04 Alpha 3) over Fedora Core 6 this evening. I decided to do this after reading about Eric Raymond's rant against his installation of FC6. In the end he installed Ubuntu 6.10 over it. So I decided I'd give it a whirl as well.

Also: WPA wireless "just works" in Ubuntu 7.04

Prophesy Red Hat's future, get $20,000 (and maybe a job)

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Linux

Jack pointed me to something tonight that sounds very interesting: The Red Hat Challenge. I guess it's a bit like Google's Summer of Code, in a way, but with bigger money, an MBA slant, and the chance to present to Red Hat's management team.

PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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Linux

Linux distributor TerraSoft is accepting pre-orders for Sony Playstation3 gaming devices pre-installed with Linux, alongside the PS3's native gaming OS. Additionally, TerraSoft, IBM, RapidMind, and Vivendi game publisher High Moon Studios are offering seminars to help game developers exploit the PS3's Cell architecture.

5 Things I hate about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I believe some of you have already read my blog and will summarize that I’m an Ubuntu user and advocator. However, having said that doesn’t mean that I dont have things that I hate about Ubuntu.

Google Targets Microsoft With Launch Of Business Applications

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Google

Google has released its first product which could challenge Microsoft in its own manor. Google Apps Premier Edition, which was released today, has an online e-mail, calendaring, messaging and talk applications as well as a word processor and a spreadsheet.

Kingfisher migrates to Red Hat Linux

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Linux

Kingfisher Group has migrated its 240 Castorama and Brico Dépôt stores on the continent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Oracle databases. The DIY retailer says Red Hat has enabled it to halve the number of servers it requires, and make a return on its investment in just eight months.

Also: Canadian province of Quebec ditches Unix for Linux

a new exciting Distro - Linux Mint Bianca version released

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News

Linux Mint 2.2 codename "Bianca" is out! This release includes the new Amarok 1.4.5, mintMenu (a new Gnome menu), mintConfig (a Control Center for Gnome), mintDisk (NTFS/FAT32 automounting), mintDesktop (network neighbourhoods autobrowsing)...etc.

More on Eye Candy: Awn on OpenSuse 10.2 (with Gnome/XGL)

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HowTos

I’ve had two pieces of eye candy on my mind lately - Beryl and Awn. Beryl has some cool features like making your close windows burn up in flames. Very cool looking. Well, I chose to try out Awn today. I installed it on my OpenSUSE 10.2 system.

Switching to Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

Okay, I am now in the process of, maybe, switching to Ubuntu Linux from Windows. I have read way too many “bad” reviews of Vista. One minute it’s the cat’s meow, the next it won’t run right unless you have a minimum of 4 Gigs of RAM. Sheesh. Thus the (more than likely) changeover.

Open Source Odds and Sods: Sightings from the Ecosystem

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OSS

A number of interesting events have happened this week in the heady whirl that is open source that I thought deserved further examination; especially since the conventional wisdom regarding their meaning is, in my view, misplaced. All of them have an entertaining aspect as well, making for an enjoyable tour through the topics.

Cisco backtracks on open source promise

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OSS

After promising to turn the client software for its CTA (Cisco Trust Agent) into an open-source application, Bob Gleichauf, CTO of Cisco's Security Technology Group, said that the company has not made up its mind yet about the future of the software.

15 of the most useful Linux resources available

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Linux

As someone who has dabbled in Linux a little here and there I've always found it useful to have a batch of handy links available. I've therefore taken it upon myself to compile some of the most useful resources on the net and shall present them in this article.

Puppy 2.14 boasts improved architecture, apps

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Linux

Founder and chief maintainer Barry Kauler on Feb. 20 announced the release of Puppy Linux 2.14, featuring a 2.6.18.1 kernel and the JWM desktop environment. Kauler said this new edition sports "major improvements" in its architecture and application set.

The Apache Software Foundation, Under the Hood

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Software

Mention "Apache" to a crowd of system administrators, and group-think conjures up the well-known Web server. But today, more than a decade later, the Web server is just one of dozens of open source software projects developed under the ASF's auspices.

History (and standards) are written by the winners

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OSS

The Open Solutions Alliance launched the other day at LinuxWorld. If you read my InfoWorld blog, you know that I’m not a big fan of the OSA. But it’s not personal to the OSA. Why? Because customers don’t buy from committees. They buy from companies.

Review: Foresight Linux 1.0

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Linux
Reviews

Foresight Linux brings yet another new take on package management to Linux. It uses’s rPath’s Conary system as its package management and administration interface. It aims to be an easy to use desktop system featuring the latest GNOME-based technologies.

First $150 laptops arrive in Africa

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OLPC

African countries will be among the first to roll out $150 laptops, after officials announced they would start receiving products from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative.

Q&A: Why Union Bank scrapped AIX for Red Hat

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Interviews

As Linux establishes itself as a mainstream operating system, and open source tools and applications prove their enterprise readiness, a growing number of organizations are talking publicly about their open source deployments and direction. Recently, Mok Choe, CTO at Union Bank in Monterrey Park, Calif., spoke with Network World Senior Editor Jennifer Mears about the financial institution’s decision to scrap proprietary Unix systems for commodity servers running Red Hat Linux.

Best Bash Tips Explained, Mysql, and other howtos

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HowTos

The bash shell is just amazing. There are so many tasks that can be simplified using its handy features. This tutorial tells about some of those features, explains what exactly they do and learns you how to use them.

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