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Library system migrates from Linux -- to more Linux

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Linux

The six branches of the Howard County Library system in Maryland provide 300 computers to their clients. This week, every computer has been upgraded from a "homegrown" Linux kernel, to Groovix, an Ubuntu Linux derivative.

NZ Government Department goes for Open-Source Tech

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OSS

The Companies Office, a unit of the Ministry of Economic Development, has launched a new website. What is special about the new website is that it is based on ‘Open Source’ software. It is only the third government department to do so but the first one of the “top five” Government sites in NZ (by number of visitors).

Microsoft on warding off the Linux threat

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Microsoft

Q&A: Microsoft's head of platform strategy denies that open source is a credible threat to the software giant's empire, and rules out porting MS Office to Linux

Red Hat sales rocket

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Linux

Open-source software specialist Red Hat’s second-quarter sales of $99.7m (£52.8m) show a 52 per cent growth from last year, according to financial results released last week.

Lightweight Linux

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Linux

Hardware is only as old as the software it runs: a modern operating system and up-to-date applications return an older system to productivity. This article provides best practices and step-by-step guidance on how to build a working Linux system on older hardware or on modern hardware with limited memory and storage.

Install Mplayer in Debian Sarge,Etch and Sid

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HowTos

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. If you want to install mplayer in debian sarge,etch and sid follow this procedure

Easy RSS Syndication with MagpieRSS

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MagpieRSS, affectionately known as Magpie, is an RSS and Atom parser for PHP. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site. It parses RSS 0.9, RSS 1.0, and has some support for RSS 2.0 as well as Atom 0.3.

http://www.howtoforge.com/rss_syndication_magpieRSS

Review: Turbolinux 11 "Fuji"

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Reviews

Turbolinux has been around since 1992. Everyone knows about this commercial distro, but for some reason it never became as popular as SUSE or Mandriva. Turbolinux 11, code-named "Fuji," was released recently and I decided it was time to see if Turbolinux measures up to other Linux distros. The Fuji release has some interesting features, but I found the release to be a disappointment overall.

Install KDE Desktop in Ubuntu

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HowTos

KDE is a powerful graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system. By default Ubuntu desktop installation will install gnome desktop enviroment and if you want to install KDE desktop enviroment you have three options.Those options are...

Device Profile: Infrant Repertoire media server

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Linux

Infrant will soon ship a Linux-based storage device designed specially for serving up digital media files, including videos and music files. The Repertoire can store up to 3TB of media, and stream or transfer it using most common, standard, open protocols.

At A Glance: GPL, CDDL And BSD

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You should remember the recent license issue about the legal imposibility to distribute cdrtools binaries under both CDDL and GPL, which led to a fork — namely, cdrkit. I felt like I would need an even simpler approach, limited to what’s of interest for source code.

Fabrice Facorat: Reply to the FUD about Linux ready for Desktop

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MDV

How sad it is to see when people in the OpenSource community are doing so much FUD and people are jumping as the Panurge's sheeps. What ? I'm talking about Distrowatch which sems to compete for the FUD of the year. I can't believe that someone is doing something like this Sad

Ruby Cookbook Review

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Because of the recent and sudden interest in Ruby on Rails, there is quite a demand for books that can help people learn to program efficiently in Ruby. There are still a number of commonly solved problems and frequently written algorithms that you shouldn't need to reinvent to start programming in Ruby. And -- as usual -- that's where the O'Reilly Cookbook series comes in.

Joomla CMS On An ISPConfig Server Within 10 Easy Steps

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Joomla is a popular Content Management System (CMS). With this “how to”, I guide you to setup Joomla CMS on your ISPConfig server. Probably you can setup Joomla in different ways but I prefer this one.

How to Become a Successful Linux User

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Linux

In the six and a half years that I've been handling the mail here at linux.org, I've had to handle thousands of queries on a wide range of Linux topics. There is a good percentage of messages that are angry in tone and express a great deal of frustration with Linux. Based on what I've seen over the years, I'd like to offer the person who wants to try Linux a few words of advice.

Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0 released

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Linux

Announcing Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0. This is the first Bluewhite64 Linux stable release after a 5 months of development and maintenance ! Bluewhite64 11.0 includes the Linux 2.6.17.13 kernel, the latest KDE 3.5.4 and XFce 4.2.3.2, Mozilla Firefox browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.7.

An introduction to Linux compression or what the heck is a tar.gz file?

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If you’re new to Linux and intent on peering under the hood a bit to see what makes things work, then you’ve probably encountered a range of files which are compressed in various formats. This guide is meant to be a quick and easy way to distinguish what’s what in compressed files. It’s written on and for Ubuntu but will be very useful for other distributions as well.

Linux: Losing Bugs In Warnings

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Linux

Jeff Garzik suggested that more recent versions of GCC have been getting more and more verbose, "the level of warnings in a kernel build has lately increased to the point where it is hiding bugs and otherwise making life difficult."

Why Linux will dominate the future of servers

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George Weiss, Gartner's open-source analyst, recently said that Microsoft Windows will not suffer irreparable damage on the server side at the hands of Linux over the next five years. He's right. Microsoft will fall flat on its face all by itself, and Linux will pick up afterwards.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev

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In the olden days Linux administrators had a static /dev directory. It was inflexible and obese, containing 99% irrelevant entries, and we liked it that way. Then came devfs. Then descended the unbearded prophet Greg Kroah-Hartman from his mountaintop lair with yet another dev filesystem, called thereforth udev. Endless debates rage about devfs vs. udev.

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