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What Can System Administrators Learn from Programmers?

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Interviews

Although we often hear about program bugs and techniques to get rid of them, we seldom see a similar focus in the field of system administration. LinuxPlanet asked Diomidis Spinellis, the author of the book Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective, for tips on what system administrators can learn from programmers.

Second draft of controversial GPL 3 due Tuesday

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation Inc. (FSF) is due to release the second draft of the GNU general public license version 3 (GPLv3) Tuesday, according to sources close to the organization.

Simple Linux and UNIX system monitoring with ping command and scripts

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HowTos

You can simply monitor your remote system hosted some remote IDC. There may be tons of causes for which system goes out the network. ping is one of the basic and nifty command to test network connection.

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

After the success of Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06, Mark Shuttleworth's team is back a month later with the first development snapshot (now known as Knot 1) for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 implements the latest GNOME 2.15 development build, and more. We took a look at this latest Ubuntu copy today at Phoronix.

Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop

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Linux

Even as Novell released its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 desktop this week, rival Red Hat is putting the final touches on a new Linux desktop upgrade for delivery later this year.

Start-ups team to push open-source boundaries

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OSS

A handful of start-ups are trying to upset the stodgy world of enterprise systems management software with open source and a more democratic approach to setting industry standards.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Linux Final Release

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Linux

MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first public release of SimplyMEPIS to incorporate an Ubuntu foundation. Based on the Dapper LTS package pool, 6.0 is designed for stable long term use and support.

Dapper Drake LTS Review

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Ubuntu

Linux is starting to become more popular in the world today. I am seeing more and more people choose Linux for their servers than Windows. True the price tag of zero might be an influence but Linux offers a different feel to the world of operating systems. On June 1 Ubuntu released the newest version of its Linux distro named Dapper Drake LTS (long term support). For Linux novices like me it is very nice to either run the live CD for a little bit or partition off and install.

Linux 101: Establish more effective security capabilities with OpenSSH

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HowTos

Longtime Linux administrators know that SSH, the "Secure Shell" protocol, is one of the most handy and potentially critical utilities in their software toolbox. This document explains how OpenSSH, an open source implementation of SSH, works and how it can play an important role in your Linux environment.

Top Ten Reasons to use Ubuntu

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Top Ten Reasons to use Ubuntu: Now that I am officially “switched”, I will outline the reasons why Ubuntu rises to the top of other Linux variants available.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: SUSE Linux Enterprise Arrives

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Linux

If anyone was surprised about the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Desktop (SLES or SLED) 10 this week, we would like them to contact us and let us know where they were on vacation because it sounds like seclusion we could use.

Secure messenger to guard against totalitarian governments

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Software

Aged geeks should remember the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) well. The hacker group was particularly famous for its easy-to-use Back Orifice spyware trojan has released an open source client that secures your instant messenger communications over the Internet.

New UFO: Alien Invasion Release 2.0-rc4

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Gaming

UFO: AI is a turn based overhead tactical combat sim with research trees. Your mission is to fight back against the alien horde attempting to invade Earth. UFO: Alien Invasion is out with a new release in their 2.0 cycle.

Linux free, easy & secure

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Linux

The operating system would be free and open, and based around Unix – the commercial operating system used all over the world by companies, governments and universities. The project received overwhelming support, and nobody could have known then that, in just a few years, it would become one of the most powerful operating systems in existence.

Microsoft Promises

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Microsoft

Every nursing home posts a Patients Rights list. In our world, Microsoft has recently announced "Twelve Tenets to Promote Competition". It is designed to serve the same purpose as posting patient rights in nursing homes.

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JBoss Denies Novell Claim of License Change

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SUSE

Red Hat Inc's JBoss division has denied that it has made any licensing changes that would have prompted Novell Inc to drop its Java application server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution.

Web Browser Smackdown: IE7 vs. Firefox 2 vs. Opera 9

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Software

Right at this moment, big changes have or are about to occur in three well-known browsers: Internet Explorer is finally being updated, with version 7 in its third beta and almost ready to roll out the door; Firefox is also ripening an upgrade beta for its Version 2.0—it's in beta 1; and finally Opera, which has a devoted but smaller following, has recently come out with Version 9.0. So, three new browsers in the same year, after no action for a half decade. How do they stack up?

Dual-booting Windows and Linux the easy way

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HowTos

The Gnome Partition Editor Live CD is a simple tool that will shrink a (usually "the") Windows partition on your hard drive, then make Linux partitions almost automatically. These four videos step you through the process of downloading GPartEd (the program's nickname) from SourceForge.net, defragmenting Windows, shrinking your Windows partition, and installing the three most commonly-used Linux partitions. As a free bonus, a fifth video will show you how to uninstall Linux and stretch your shrunk-down Windows partitition until it once again takes up your whole hard drive.

SCO Claims IBM Destroyed Crucial Evidence

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Misc

The SCO Group versus IBM lawsuit is growing ever more desperate--and ever more weird. The latest twist: Buried in a new filing from SCO is a claim that International Business Machines destroyed evidence.

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