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Ubuntu Edgy Eft, Upgrades and Free Software

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Ubuntu

There have been a number of problems with folks upgrading from Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10 (Dapper to Edgy). I’ve also heard an unusually large amount of invective concerning the process and the end result. Should you be miffed after an upgrade goes wrong and your left with either hours of trouble shooting or a full reinstall? Sure. Before you get overly angry however, let’s all step back and keep a few things in mind.

Lintrack: Linux for Internet Service Providers

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Software

Lintrack is a new GNU/Linux distribution for routers, firewalls, network access servers and more. It features new approaches to several areas such as system configuration and integration, but has many ideas inspired by traditional Linux distributions as well. I would like to introduce you to the project and provide step-by-step instructions for configuring Lintrack as a simple OSPF backbone router and a PPPoE network access server

Linux Journal Editors' Choice 2006

Excellent competition forced our editors to make some difficult decisions for the 2006 Editors' Choice Awards for software, hardware and services. In the end, the process was fun, despite the challenge. We hope some of your favorites captured top honors, or if not, managed to get an honorable mention. So, on with the show.

Knoppix 5.0.1: A solid live DVD

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Linux
Reviews

Debian-based live CD distribution Knoppix is widely known as a distro with excellent hardware detection. The latest 5.0.1 version, released in June, builds upon its legacy and continues to improve.

Install VLC Media Player in Ubuntu

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HowTos

The VLC media player is an open source media player, distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is a highly portable multimedia player that supports many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various different formats.

Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion 1.4.1

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Gaming

This new 1.4.1 release contain major bug fixes and several enhancements, such as on-the-fly changing of text and hud size and a new hexen2 dedicated server application. Support for Mac OS X and QNX are also included. All users are encouraged to upgrade.

Moving Away From WIMP Interfaces One Step at a Time

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Software

While the capabilities of operating systems have improved over the last years, the improvements have largely focused on under the hood changes. But the graphical interface of the computer itself is keeping the same concepts introduced with its appearance. One could argue that the graphical environment of computers is exactly the same for the last 10 years and only cosmetic changes take place in newer versions of operating systems. This article describes a solution which attempts to free the user from the files/folder concept.

Book review: The Official Ubuntu Book

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Reviews

The quality publishing around Ubuntu these days cannot be ignored. Another excellent book sits here beside me now, pages flagged with many points of interest. I wasn’t anticipating doing so much detailed reading with this one. But before the chapters even began, I found myself interested in learning about the authors and the development style used in putting together this book.

Linux on More Dell Client Systems?

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Linux

We put a lot of effort into our Linux offerings on our workstations and servers. We work directly with engineers at Intel, Red Hat, and Novell/SuSE on specific client features, such as ACPI testing, suspend-to-RAM and suspend-to-disk, hot plug device bays and docking station support.

VideoLan VLC Media Player 0.8.5

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Software
Reviews

I've done a number of reviews of Winamp and have been progressively less happy with it. Winamp is "free" in the sense that it doesn't cost anything — but it is still a commercial, proprietary work. It has gotten slightly more intrusive, slightly more obnoxious, and slightly more bloated with every new version. Of course, the obvious alternative, Windows Media Player, is worse. I thought it might be time to expand my horizons a bit. I decided to try VideoLan's VLC Media Player.

Drupal 5.0 beta scaling new heights in the Content Management Systems arena

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Drupal

There was a time when publishing content online required fairly good technical knowledge even when the data resided in static HTML pages. Then the blogging revolution happened and the rest as they say is history. Now a days it is possible to publish content online even without an iota of knowledge about the HTML elements.

Tip of the Trade: Nexenta

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OS

As nice as Solaris is, though, users accustomed to Linux or FreeBSD found it lacking in several key areas. These cries did not go unheard, and thus the Nexenta project was born, thought with a slightly different perspective: "if only GNU/Linux had a better kernel."

Web inventor fears for the future

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Web

The British inventor of the internet says he is worried about the way it could be used to spread "misinformation and undemocratic forces".

Final Fantasy XII

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Reviews
Gaming

Ars enters the world of Final Fantasy with a review of Final Fantasy XII. Does the latest installment in the venerable series mark a new direction for the franchise or is it more of the same?

KDE and Distributions: MEPIS Interview

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Interviews

The MEPIS distribution has been one of the bigger KDE-centric distributions around for some years now, created to make desktop GNU/Linux easier to use. As part of our KDE and Distributions series founder and main contributor Warren Woodford talks to KDE Dot News about the history and current vision of the distribution.

Interviews: Jon "Maddog" Hall

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Interviews

Jon Hall, president of Linux® International, is a passionate spokesman for the open source community and ideal. In this two-part interview, he speaks at length on the progress and challenges for open source, and on the need to recapture a purer vision of education.

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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HowTos

Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu.

Howto: Sun-Java on FC6

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HowTos

First of all: this is not what you want to do: the people at the Fedora project are working hard to get a Java version running which is capable to do all the stuff which SUNs Java is able to do. However, I have some apps which are not working with this version of java - so I had to install Java in FC6, and here is the way I did it.

Building and leading FOSS communities

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OSS

Building a community is at the core of any free and open source software (FOSS) project, but few projects have faced challenges equal to Fedora's and openSUSE's efforts to create FOSS communities around formerly commercial projects, or Ubuntu's efforts to manage growth in a widely popular distribution. How to define communities, how to encourage participation from non-programmers, what community values to foster -- these are questions that community leaders from these projects have had to struggle with. Their attempts to answer the questions provide guidance to others trying to build communities within FOSS.

IE v Firefox: the battle begins

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Moz/FF

This month Microsoft and Mozilla released new versions of their Internet Explorer and Firefox internet browsers. Surprisingly, Firefox seems to be leading early on in the download race, and it's been more of a hit with the critics.

Also: A new denial-of-service bug found in Firefox 2

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