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Simple Yum Tutorial

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HowTos

If you use a version of Linux that comes with Yum, you are more than likely familiar with it. For those of you who aren't, it's a program that can either be ran with or without a GUI and that is made to install, remove and update packages on a system.

SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 1 is available

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SUSE

The development of SUSE Linux 10.2 is now officially underway with the release of the first alpha build: "SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 1 is available. It has one major problem, but apart from that it is highly usable. The installation using the GUI interface does not work, please select 'Text Mode' when booting from CD media."

Could Dapper Drake give Ubuntu a last laugh in Linux server space?

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Ubuntu

Thousands of developer hours behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) could make it close to impossible for the Ubuntu operating system to grab the third spot in the Linux server market.

Early Java EE 5 Users Praise Platform's Overhaul

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Software

Developers are still kicking the tires of the newly released Java Enterprise Edition 5, but early adopters say the new platform makes good on its architects' pledge to greatly simplify Java development and deployment.

Kevin Mitnick, the great pretender

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Interviews

Ten years ago, there wasn't much of a World Wide Web to exploit, but there were still hackers--or, more accurately, crackers. Following his run-in with the law, Mitnick put his powers of persuasion to good. ZDNet UK caught up with the ex-cracker before his keynote speech on the "art of deception."

Nexuiz 2.0 Released

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Gaming

The GPL'ed first persion shooter Nexuiz has been released in version 2.0! The new version includes a 21 level single player campaign system, 5 new maps, and much more.

GIMP Animation Package 2.2.1 Released

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Software

Version 2.2.1 of gimp-gap, the GIMP animation package, was silently released last Friday. This release features mainly bugfixes but also some new features.

Open source adoption set to rise

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OSS

Open source software will take away 22 per cent of the traditional software market over the next five years, according to research firm Gartner.

The demo experience

I may qualify myself as a power user sometimes - I'm not afraid to go dabbling in a system merely using a command line interface and an alien looking text editor (alien looking to those who think Notepad is pushing it in terms of bareness). Still, some very enjoyable experiences are still difficult to have under Linux - for purely technical reasons.

Cars - The Must-See Movie of the Summer?

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Reviews

I, along with most of the country, enjoyed the new Disney/Pixar release of the summer. The movie was great, but the commericalization and over-saturation are lowering the "cute" factor for me.

Flock Raises New Venture Round, Launches Public Beta

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Interviews

It’s been nearly eight months since Silicon Valley based Flock released a developer version of its Firefox based browser. This evening they are releasing their first public beta version. I interviewed the Flock founders - Bart Decrem, Geoffrey Arone and Anthony Young - as well as investor Jason Pressman from Shasta Ventures, last night.

Interview with Kevin Carmony

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The creator of Linspire speaks out. Kevin Carmony is the president and CEO of Linspire. Kevin kindly agreed to answer a few questions, and talk about his new project: Freespire.

MyahOS 2.1 Released

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Linux

Myah OS 2.1 is a major cleanup of 2.0. Lots of updates and bug fixes have been implemented. The website has also been updated to be current for this release.

Open-Xchange Server 5: Groupware done the OSS way

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OSS

Setting up enterprise groupware is usually associated with huge costs, both in money and staffing, and immense complexity, requiring professionals to keep everything running smoothly. If done correctly, your staff will be up-to-date and able to quickly and easily share essential information. With Open-Xchange Server, you can get those benefits from an open source application.

Why Enterprises Are Adopting Open Source Applications

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OSS

First, I believe that enterprises are adopting open source business applications for the very simple reason that sometimes it is the best fit. The second key adoption driver is that open source is a great tool for empowering new business models. But there is one more thing: open source software is very addictive.

How to Create a Screencast in Ubuntu

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HowTos

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time now. Screencasting can be very useful for explaining new concepts, demonstrating beta products, and heck, maybe even for filing better bug reports!

Fly Your Penguin On Google Earth

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Google

Although Google Earth was impressive on Windows, I never used it because I do all of my work on a Linux laptop. Hearing about the first-time release of Google Earth version 4 beta for Linux, I immediately pounced on the download and started exploring.

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OpenSUSE releases package manager fix

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SUSE

Most reviewers have found OpenSUSE 10.1 to be a great Linux distribution, except, unfortunately, for its broken package manager. Now, though, SUSE has released a patch that makes life a lot easier for SUSE users.

KDE and Distributions: SLAX Interview

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KDE
Interviews

How much do you really know about all of the various distributions that have KDE as their desktop default? Every couple of weeks, KDE Dot News will interview a distro maintainer to discuss the history of their distribution. We begin with we talk to Tomas Matejicek, the founder and maintainer of SLAX, a LiveCD based from Slackware.

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