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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 5:48am
Story A Few Resources for Women in Open Source srlinuxx 1 12/01/2010 - 2:54am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 2:49am
Story Voting for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 12:00am
Story The Gifting Season: Linux Audio For The Holidays srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 11:58pm
Story California blesses open source as 'acceptable' srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 11:56pm
Story Sidux 2009.04 srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 10:38pm
Story Xephyr - Multiple nested X sessions srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 10:34pm
Story Interview: Arch Linux Team srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 10:32pm
Story Arch makes Linux fun to use again. srlinuxx 2 11/01/2010 - 10:29pm

Zenwalk 2.8, a Review

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Linux

So begins another semester at University. And as I have decided will now be my custom, each Semester I will install a new distribution. Ideally, one that will support the needs of my subjects without too much additional fiddling. It would of course be possible for me to tweak a now familiar Ubuntu, but I was curious to see what other fish were out there in this wide, predominantly blue, sea.

GNOME 2.16.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Software

The second Beta for GNOME 2.16.0 is now out. GNOME 2.15.91 marks the API/ABI, feature, string, and UI freeze in the GNOME 2.16.0 candidate. We had used GARNOME with GNOME 2.16.0 Beta 2 and now have some visuals today showing a portion of the improvements in GNOME 2.16.

Screenshots.

VMware, XenSource Join Virtualization Forces For Linux

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Software

Peace has been established on at least one front: XenSource Inc. and VMware are working together to improve virtualization in the Linux kernel.

Filepickers

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Software

There must be something terribly wrong in the minds of people who design filepickers. My favorite complaint about GNOME being way too dumbed down is the impractical filepicker that doesn’t let you type the path to your file.

Server Virtualization: Let Battle Commence

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Software

Recent announcements from VMware, Microsoft, IBM, and XenSource have caused a sudden increase of interest in server virtualization technology. Virtualization is seen as one possible solution to manage the data centers of the future, but important limitations with the technology are often overlooked.

An adventure in US patents for software and business methods

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OSS

Demonstrations over the proposed “Software Patent Directive” in Europe (since rejected by the EU Parliament) were sometimes quite theatrical, and involved at least one “naval battle”. Mikko Rauhala created an ingenious way to counteract the influence of large corporations who were promoting the idea that software patents should be allowed in Europe—he collected pledges of money from the public to offer as bribes to politicians. A “Software Patent Violation Contest” was also organised.

Gentoo Portage secrets

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Gentoo
HowTos

Gentoo Linux is perhaps the most-used source-based Linux distribution. One secret to its success is the powerful and handy Portage package management system. While Gentoo comes with extensive documentation covering most aspects of using Portage, the techniques described in Gentoo's handbook and other documentation are not always the most effective ones. Here are some insider tips that can greatly increase your productivity.

Frugalware 0.5pre2: promising a good 0.5 release

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Linux

Since some people feel that «Frugalware = Slackware + Archlinux», I thought I must give it a try. Oh, the Archlinux part of it is the Pacman package manager, and the fact that Frugalware has a lot more (official) packages than Slackware was a big attraction to me.

Red Hat ramps up JBoss support

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Misc

Red Hat is on an engineer recruitment spree to boost the support operation for JBoss and drive measured growth for its open source applications business.

Stable Kernel v2.4.33 released

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Linux

Files added: Added 3, Changed 149, Deleted 0. Lines added: Added 6345, Changed 3817, Deleted 2734.

Download patch here or Full Source here.

Chapter 16: Pluggin' In the Penguin

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HowTos

This article is from Chapter 16 of a new book published by No Starch Press: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook by Rickford Grant and covers using your iPod with Ubuntu.

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

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Linux

Oreon© is an Open Source monitoring solution based on Nagios. It offers to this monitoring standard a new front end and brings it a panel of new functionalities.

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Happy Birthday openSUSE!

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SUSE

Exactly one year ago Novell announced the openSUSE project to develop its Linux distribution, which is also the base for the Linux enterprise products, in an open way. I was one of the first to download Beta 1 of SUSE Linux 10.0.

Everything you always wanted to know about Linux distros

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Linux

Well, maybe not everything, but I will give the authors of the Wikipedia article, Comparison of Linux Distributions, credit for a good try. In this article, you'll find multiple tables of more than 50 different Linux distributions.

Best Open Source Content Management System, 2006

A new award scheme was launched today by Packt Publishing offering a first prize of $5,000 and the title of best Open Source Content Management System, 2006. Voted for by a panel of independent judges and visitors to Packt, the award is designed to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in a high quality and highly competitive marketplace.

Novell CTO defends 'unstable' Xen claims

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SUSE

Novell chief technology officer (CTO) Markus Rex has hit back at criticism the company included an "unstable" Xen virtualisation environment in its new Linux server, pointing to support from hardware partners.

KDE-Edu Birds of a Feather Session at aKademy 2006

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KDE

This year in Dublin will host the annual meeting of the KDE community, and it will be a great occasion for developers to meet, code, hold bug-fixing sessions, discussions and much more.

Sabayon Linux RC2: First Look

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Linux

The distro formally known as RR4 is soon to be released, and we have taken a hard first look at what's being offered. Based on Gentoo, Sabayon already has a solid base. Add superb Live DVD functionality and a complete installer, this is one distro worth watching.

Ubuntu update fixes Dapper bugs

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu team today released Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS, the first maintenance release of Dapper Drake. This release includes over 300 updates that have been applied to the OS since its original release on June 1.

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