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Open Source Festival, Envisage '07

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The Institute of Informatics and Communication, University of Delhi South Campus, has announced its second annual inter-collegiate open source technical festival, Envisage '07 to be held on 24-25th February 2007.

Special Purpose Network Addresses Every System admin need to know

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Different types of Classes of Network

Class A Addresses
Class A address must be between 0 and 127
network.node.node.node

A dvd::rip Tip

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HowTos

After my previous post on dvd::rip, I continued to experiment with batch processing that would allow me to have titles from multiple DVD's in the queue at the same time. Fortunately, the method didn't take long to discover and before long I was up and running more efficiently than I ever had been before. Here's how I did it.

The Bottom Line of Hardware

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An open source developer schedules a meeting with a hardware vendor. The purpose of the meeting is to request that the vendor consider releasing the driver support for their products (we'll call them Widgets) to open source. "Why should we, Widgetmaker, want to do that?"

Also: NDAd Drivers Don't Make Everyone Happy

The end of something

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MDV

So, that's it, warly is gone (from Mandriva). Tonight, we had his departure party, which was really nice, it's probably the best celebration we have done for months: almost all the company was here, even sage gurus and missed co-workers that left the company came back to "celebrate" the event with us.

A quick review of Knoppix 5.1, part 2

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Linux
Reviews

It's impossible to write a decent review of any complex distribution, let alone Knoppix. These few posts are a quick pass at features that caught my eye while I had Knoppix up and running. This time I'm going to look at two IDEs, Eclipse and MonoDevelop.

Configuring OpenOffice.org Writer

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Like other OpenOffice.org applications, Writer has dozens of options available from Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer. These options allow you to adjust both the general settings of Writer and specific options for different kinds of formatting. Many are ideal for desktop publishing, and a similar set of options is available for web documents under Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer/Web.

LinuxWorld: It's About The Apps (Dummy)!

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Linux

Open source is more than just Linux. It's more than just infrastructure and it can save you money. These were some of the messages to float out of the LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit in New York this week.

Interoperability, choice and Open XML – spot the odd one out

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Microsoft have published an open letter entitled "Interoperability, Choice and Open XML". I often like to think that I am never surprised by the exaggerations, obfuscations and general untruths that come out of Microsoft: this letter shows their capacity of doing just that.

The Pillars of KDE 4: Decibel Definitions and Benefits

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KDE

In part 1, we gave a general overview of Decibel. In part 2, we cover everyone's favorite section - the definitions! Well, at least we hope that the definitions will be informative. Part 3 will describe some benefits for developers while part 4 deals with benefits for users.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 4 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

A new test (Herd) release is now available from the Ubuntu camp. This is the fourth testing release in the road to Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn this April. In today's screenshots we show off a few of the changes in this release along with the improved Ubuntu Hardware Database.

Downloading wallpapers the easy way in KDE

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KDE has an easy way to download and install wallpapers from KDE-look.org. Here are the steps:

RPM development on the road to revival

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Software

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) package format and utilities are the backbone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Fedora Core, SUSE, and Mandriva Linux distributions, a host of smaller distros, and the Linux Standard Base. For years, the RPM utilities and specification were maintained by Red Hat. That changed in 2006 when, following a lengthy period of uncertainty, the company relaunched rpm.org as an independent hub for RPM development.

Mandriva Flash 2007: the unexpected gift

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Reviews

With the current technologies, a 2 GB USB stick is not expensive. This is why Mandriva thought of releasing Mandriva Flash on December 7, and they have chosen a high-quality 2 GB USB stick as a medium for it. I have recently received a complimentary Mandriva Flash for reviewing. I have used it for a few days, and here's what my experiences were.

Opera code names uncovered

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Software

We've had some requests lately about where Opera 9.x is heading, so I'll give you a sneak peak into the current projects and their internal code names. We usually prefer code names over version numbers until the product actually ships.

Open Source Community or Industry? - Predatory Open Source?

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I’m old enough to remember installing and using GNU EMACS, Perl, and even Linux before the term Open Source was coined. It seems like Open Source has become somewhat less of a community and more of an industry over the years. For me, the big event was when Red Hat stopped providing free ISO downloads and updates for Red Hat Linux (after RH9).

Linus fires latest shot in GNOME Wars

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Software

Some bad blood between Linus Torvalds and GNOME developers is flaring up again. Previously, Torvalds has said that Linux users should switch to KDE instead of GNOME because of the GNOME team's "users are idiots" mentality. Now he has "put his money where his mouth is" by submitting patches to the GNOME Print Dialog in order to have it behave as he likes.

Is there a secret story behind the Novell/Microsoft deal?

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SUSE

Was the Novell/Microsoft deal a worthwhile well-meaning effort between renegade open-source geeks at Microsoft and geeks at Novell that got derailed by salespeople and management, after which it was turned into a nightmare deal with the devil?

Also: GPL Draft Has Microsoft/Novell Deal in Mind

Ballmer: Novell deal proves open source needs to ‘respect IP rights’

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The same week that Microsoft issued a press release providing further details about some of the technological advances that will result from the November 2006 technology agreement between Novell and Microsoft, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Wall Street what he really thinks the deal means to Microsoft.

Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.04 with Migration Assitant

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.04 is planned for release on April 19th. Herd 4, the fourth alpha release, adds couple of interesting features: migration assitant, and easy codec installation.

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