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Tested: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10

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SUSE

We tested SLES 10 by installing it on a twin Xeon server system fitted with 3.6GHz processors and 4GB or RAM. The Suse setup tool detected our server's LSI SCSI controller and the pre-existing installation of Windows.

Smart Package Manager study cases: inconclusive!

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Smart PM is advocated by a lot of people for using it instead of APT, YUM, YaST2, or whatever else. I tried it once and it worked well. However, I was not impressed that much. Besides, where's the proof it actually performs better?

IOSN releases free open standards book

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Many governments and organisations are moving towards open standards and frameworks. To assist users in understanding open standards the International Open Source Network (IOSN) has released FOSS: Open Standards, the latest in its series of "e-Primer" books.

SCO will appeal the gutting of its lawsuit against IBM

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Legal

Utah's SCO Group is appealing a federal magistrate's gutting of its $5 billion lawsuit against IBM, hoping to salvage the tens of millions of dollars it has spent litigating the case over the past three years.

Which linux distro..?

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Linux

I’ve been using linux for at least four years now, and I’ve tried out most of the top distributions available. This guide is for noobs to decide which distribution of linux to use.

Shuttleworth discusses the future of open source

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Despite being on record as disliking public speaking, Mark Shuttleworth was in Dublin last month to give the keynote speech at this year's ApacheCon Europe. His theme was the future direction of open source software (OSS), and the issues developers should focus on to ensure the OSS movement’s continued success.

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux

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I'm overwhelmed. This is the book I wanted when I started learning about Unix. OK, Linux didn't exist then, but if it had existed, and if I were sticking my toes in it, this would have been THE book.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Lotus Notes, Firefix 2, Win98, Sun

We fondly remember Sam Palmisano's promise more than two years ago to have all IBM employees running Linux on their desktops the end of 2005. We weren't surprised that the actual rollout was quietly swept under the carpet and did not occur.

What makes open-source developers tick?

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A doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Zurich in Switzerland has focused on the question of what makes developers of open-source software tick. The answer is not much of a surprise:

A first look at SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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The newest SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, version 10, is so close to being done that you can almost taste it. Novell released the gold master last week to its partners, and the server version, SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), based on the same code, is also almost ready for release. This is an early review of the new version of SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).

Smart Package Manager: a better mousetrap

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The Smart Package Manager hopes to beat the native package management applications for distributions like Red Hat, SUSE, and Debian at their own game. Still in beta, it has support for most major GNU/Linux package and repository formats. Smart introduces many innovative and useful ideas, but its killer feature is the algorithms it uses to select packages and versions.

KOffice Version 1.5.2 Released

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The KOffice team is pleased to announce KOffice version 1.5.2. This is mainly a bugfix release but also contains numerous translation updates. Especially KWord, KSpread and Kexi have received critical bug fixes.

VMware Server Is Cooked And Ready For Tasting

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VMware has made its server product generally available from Wednesday. The product, previously the paid-for GSX Server, has been free to download in beta form for months but is now cooked according to VMware.

Lotus Haters Gang Up On Notes for Linux

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After Lotus announced the release of the Lotus Notes 7.0.1 stand-alone client for Linux, IBM Lotus Chief Ed Brill conceded that the reaction was mixed... Which was a modest bit of understatement.

Real-life Gundam robot runs on Linux

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Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (ASIT) has just unleashed the latest in a long line of bipedal robots to come out of the R&D labs of this country.

Two Linux PCs Power 12-Station Internet Café

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HP, Blueloop and Omni partnered to deliver a 12-station Internet café running off two standard HP desktop computers at an international GroupWise conference held in Telford, UK.

Using DesktopBSD

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BSD

Like PC-BSD, DesktopBSD provides many features that will allow a complete Unix novice to start using the operating system immediately. Those already familiar with FreeBSD and the KDE desktop will recognize the tools underlying the GUI conveniences.

MySQL to draw curtain on older databases

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MySQL has published its first "end of life" timetable for its open-source database and will no longer provide free updates for some older versions of the product starting next month, it said this week.

Debian Server restored after Compromise

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One core Debian server has been reinstalled after a compromise and services have been restored. On July 12th the host gluck.debian.org has been compromised using a local root vulnerability in the Linux kernel. The intruder had access to the server using a compromised developer account.

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