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Story Brings a Tear to My Eye srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 2:48pm
Story 6 Useful Linux One Liners srlinuxx 1 29/09/2010 - 10:11am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 4:59am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 3:29am
Story Best of Proposed Mageia Logo srlinuxx 3 29/09/2010 - 12:48am
Story Microsoft Death Watch srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 12:05am
Story Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant? srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 12:01am
Story Ubuntu, distilled, in type srlinuxx 28/09/2010 - 11:59pm
Story Ubuntu 10.10 Beta 1 and a Dell M4500 srlinuxx 28/09/2010 - 9:22pm
Story Open Source Databases Have Come of Age srlinuxx 28/09/2010 - 9:19pm

Ubuntu Slip of the Tongue

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux is a free Open Source operating system with office software, intended to empower the Third World by freeing it from dependence on Western software companies. It shares its name with a humanist ideology promoted by people such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

NVIDIA 100.14.03 Display Driver

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Software

We have been waiting and waiting for NVIDIA to release their new Linux display drivers and today we can report that they finally did. Sneaking out of the NVIDIA camp on Friday night was the 100.14.03 Beta driver for Linux. However, at this time there is no 100.14.03 equivalent for FreeBSD or Solaris users.

Microsoft Office rivals advance

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OOo

Rivals to Microsoft's Office productivity suite are sharpening up their game. The OpenOffice.org community is planning to add reports to its database, while SoftMaker is to extend its productivity line-up with a database, presentation tool and scripting language.

US company in talks with Indian IT firms to push Linux system

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Linux

Open Invention Network (OIN), a US firm funded by six companies, including IBM and Red Hat, is exploring possibilities of popularising the Linux operating system for computers in India.

The company is trying to spur innovation and protect the Linux system, which is widely seen as a slow but certain challenge to Microsoft's proprietary Windows operating system.

getting started with foresight linux user guide

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Linux

I’m pleased to announce the 1.0 release of the Getting Started with Foresight Linux User Guide:

The User Guide provides a high level overview of Foresight Linux, including:

* Download and Installing Foresight Linux
* Post-Installation Configuration
* Using Applications
* Updating Foresight / Adding & Removing Programs
* Getting Help
* Getting Involved with Foresight Linux

Microsoft admits Vista failure

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Microsoft

WITH TWO OVERLAPPING events, Microsoft admitted what we have been saying all along, Vista, aka Windows MeII, is a joke that no one wants. It did two unprecedented things this week that frankly stunned us.

Ubuntu 7.04 Upgrade First Impressions

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Ubuntu

Today I upgraded my machine from Ubuntu 6.10 to Ubuntu 7.04, and just like my previous upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10, the whole process went very smoothly. Apart from a couple of minor issues with the new desktop effects, which I’ll go into more detail later in this post, everything else went fine.

Starting, Stopping, and Replacing Users' Cron Jobs

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HowTos

When performing system maintenance, we often disable certain users' cron jobs temporarily. When the maintenance activities are complete, the original crontab files are restored. To facilitate these tasks, we developed two Bourne shell scripts, stop_cron and start_cron.

Microsoft's anti-Linux whisper game

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Linux

Well, Microsoft never committed to play fair. The company has entered into two more patent agreements with Fuji and Samsung, as reported by Matthew Aslett.

Ubuntu and Sun vs. Red Hat and JBoss?

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Software

In chess, there is a tactical motif called an x-ray. In it, the effect of an attacking piece is felt primarily not by the piece that's actively being attacked, but by the piece that is shielded from the direct attack by the attacked piece.

The Laptop Crusade

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OLPC

Within the next 12 months, as many as 10 million laptop computers will be distributed to children in Argentina, Brazil, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Uruguay. Countless youngsters who live in remote villages, perhaps without electricity, who may not have access to clean water or health care, will suddenly have computing power pretty close to that of businesspeople and college students.

Stallman: Free software is matter of good vs. evil

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OSS

Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County got a lecture today about morals, ethics and politics from radical software developer Richard M. Stallman, a founder of the free-software movement.

Java on Fiesty Ubuntu - will anyone notice?

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Ubuntu

I've been busy working on our Web 2.0 release so didn't have time to update my laptop until now. I was generally happy with my Ubuntu breezy 64bit install, I had the JDK on there, Java worked in firefox 32bit, I could remotely display my screen to a projector and my broadcom wireless card even worked with ndiswrapper.

Red Hat's JBoss to Adopt Fedora Model

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Software

Red Hat's JBoss division is planning to move in June to a model similar to that used by RHEL/Fedora model, said sources close to the company.

The move would mean that JBoss would deliver a Fedora-like community edition of its core software that only looks forward. As with the Fedora Linux project, no backward compatibility is guaranteed—Fedora is focused on the future and new features.

HowTo - Install World of Warcraft in Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn

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HowTos

People seemed to like my article on installing WoW in Fedora, and with the release of the new Ubuntu, I thought I’d write another one. Read on for my HowTo complete with screenshots of the progress (I’m writing this article as I install it!).As I mentioned in my last article, you need to have the drivers installed and working before you do this. First thing to do is install wine.

Fear and anger erupt over $3 Microsoft Suite

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Microsoft

By now, most people have heard that Microsoft will be selling a $3 version of Windows XP Starters Edition along with Office and some other educational software to students in the third world, but fear and anger have erupted in some circles in the Internet community. The two primary concerns I'm hearing across the forums are:

* Isn't this illegal dumping and unfair to open source solutions?

OLPC and Markets

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OLPC

Alex Singleton, President of the Globalisation Institute, a European think tank, argues against the OLPC and says that computers should be left to the market economy. “The very worst idea in international development circles is the One Laptop Per Child scheme being fronted by academic Nicholas Negroponte. ”

It Ain't All About Ubuntu

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OSS

So many things to talk about this week, I hardly know where to begin. Let's call this a potpourri column this week, with some short comments on a lot of different issues.

By far, the biggest news in the community was the release of Thunderbird 2.0. Except that is got buried under the avalanche of media by that whats-its-name distribution from the Isle of Man.

Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” upgrade was a breeze

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Ubuntu

I just completed the easiest operating system upgrade I've ever experienced: Ubuntu Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn. I directed the entire process over VNC, and did not have to leave the GUI at any time. Only a single restart was required, I did not have to edit any config files, and there does not seem to be anything left to clean up.

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when netcat act as telnet client, it becomes better

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HowTos

have an experience on using netcat (nc) as telnet client which I would like to share about this discovery. I have heard few of my friends saying, netcat can be a “hacker” tool, it is also known as “Swiss army knife”. It is true, netcat can transform into a server, a various of tcp client, a port scanner, chat medium, file transfering, remote control etc.

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