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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.

Crash Course: Open-Source Security Tools a Double-Edged Sword

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HowTos

Open-source tools are an economical way to test the security of your network, but they're readily available to both users and attackers alike. Our guide will help ensure you don't get burnt when would-be intruders try turning them on you.

Wine Doors opens Windows under Linux

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Software

When I first used Wine to try to install Windows software on my Linux machine, I found it less than user-friendly. Fortunately there was an application called WineTools to help smooth out the process. But WineTools has not aged well, and using it increasingly causes problems for other Wine applications. Luckily a new project called Wine Doors is picking up where WineTools left off.

Tip of the trade: fbida, the Console Image Viewer

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HowTos

That's right, console image viewer: No X Windows required. Why would you want a console image viewer, you ask? Well, why wouldn't you?

How to set up Xen 3.0 from binaries in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

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HowTos

This particular way of installing and configuring Xen is just the path of least resistance for me. There are many other possible ways of configuring the system.

Enterprising Linux

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Linux

How does a company like Red Hat win new customers when anyone, including their potential customers and competitors, can get the source code to Red Hat's flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)? And why is that an advantage, not a problem?

Developers drive open source into Christian Science Monitor

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OSS

Indeed, this international daily newspaper has taken to the open source movement in earnest. Web applications run on the open source software stack LAMP (Linux, MySQL, Apache and PHP/Python/Perl) and planning is now underway to migrate the Monitor's Spirituality.com site off of Java-based Dynamo.

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Open source makes a good donation

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OSS

Two disparate charities have successfully implemented open source software, saving money and creating happier users in the process. Jane Dudman looks at how open source can give smaller organisations greater control at minimum expense

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Interview: Harald Welte

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Interviews

Gadgets running Linux are a lot of fun, but much of the value of using Linux is lost if the resulting device is locked down and not hackable. It is hard, however, to imagine a device with more fun hacking potential than the Linux-running Motorola a780 cellular telephone. The good news is that Harald Welte has managed to open the a780 and install new software onto it.

Trend Micro: open source is more secure

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OSS

The antivirus vendor has waded into the debate over the merits of open and closed code, while Linux vendor Red Hat takes a cautious approach.

Linux Australia urges Govt to support free competition

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OSS

Linux Australia, Australia's peak Open Source Software community group, announced the launch of a petition today calling on the Australian Federal Government to resist pressure to abandon consumer and competition rights when drafting anti-circumvention laws.

OSDL to Mentor Four Students in this Year’s Google Summer of Code Program

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OS

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux® and open source software, today announced it will mentor four students in Google’s 2006 Summer of Code program.

Pygame.draw challenge

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Gaming

THE CHALLENGE: Create a game in 64kbytes of source code using only pygame. No additional libraries, no external files (even ones loaded from a network). That means no PyOpenGL, no PNGs, no OGGs.

How-To: Get Full Multimedia Support and Playback Capabilities in Ubuntu Desktop Linux

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Ubuntu
HowTos

The purpose of this how-to is to give Ubuntu desktop users (especially new ones coming from the Windows world) the guidance to enable full multimedia support and playback of popular media codecs and technologies in just 3 simple steps.

Red Hat: Microsoft, Ubuntu no competition in the high end

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Linux

Red Hat is not losing any sleep over Microsoft's impending entry into the cluster computing space. Red Hat's regional manager for Southeast Asia, said that Microsoft would find it hard to gain popularity among the cluster computing user base.

Multimedia For Linux: dyne:bolic 2.0

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Linux

Since Linus Torvalds first began to develop the Linux computer operating system in 1991, until about three or four years ago, it was an operating system used mostly by techies and geeks. However, in the last few years, it suddenly seems to have become a threat to the proprietary operating system world. Why? Because it has become useful to the everyday computer user.

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