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From Russia with testimony

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sfgate: The 8-year-old son of Hans Reiser will testify in his murder trial. The boy has told investigators that he saw someone carrying "something big" in the middle of the night after his mother, Nina Reiser, was last seen.

VirtualBox: The best virtualization program you've never heard of

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desktoplinux: Quick, name some virtualization programs that run on Linux. Time's up. If you're like most people, you probably named VMware or Xen first. Many of you probably know of one or more of the following: Parallels, QEMU, KVM, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ. However, few of you probably know about VirtualBox.

Designing/Programming a Window Manager

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pcworld blog: Recently I started learning what makes Linux work, meaning the core of the whole system. One of the most complex things to understand was the X Window System. Finally, after hours of research, I now share my findings with you.

openSUSE Guiding Principles take effect

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opensuse news: It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works.

Also: Announcing the First openSUSE Board

Fedora 8 officially released

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Linux Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project.

Also: An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released

Microsoft and Novell extend alliance

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vnunet: One year after sealing their surprise alliance, Novell and Microsoft have announced an expansion of their technical collaboration to "link together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks".

Also: Microsoft-Novell: What a long, strange year it’s been

some howtos:

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  • My what a pretty prompt! The colours, they are colourful!

  • Howto Setup a Remote Calendar using WebDAV with Mozilla Sunbird
  • How to Randomize login screen in Ubuntu (GDM)
  • Howto set up a DNS server in Ubuntu
  • Howto bind ssh to selected IP address
  • Basic presentations with LaTeX Beamer

Get even greater control of Firefox tabs

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tectonic: After a recent update of Firefox I found that the Tabs Open Relevant add-on had ceased to work. Having grown used to this extension to the point of dependency, I was once again swamped with a vast number of confusingly sorted tabs.

Also: FLOSS Usability Sprint V

After all that’s been said about kubuntu

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Ubuntu I just want to give some sort of closure to my previous blog post about trying to (re)define Kubuntu’s identity and goals. What I really wanted is a stronger brand and identity for Kubuntu, and consequently for KDE too.

Also: Xubuntu Linux, clean install

A peek at Red Hat's Fedora 8 Linux (Screenshots)

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c|net: Red Hat's Fedora 8 version of Linux is set to debut Thursday, the latest version of a product line geared for enthusiasts, programmers, and Linux users who want to get a taste of what's to come in the supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Also: Fedora 8 (Werewolf) Release Summary
And: Red Hat's Fedora 8 hope: An all-purpose Linux foundation

Desktop Linux Adoption: An Introspection

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Technocrat: Daily I scan the headlines for more evidence of desktop Linux adoption. With more and more manufacturers offering pre-installed Linux, I have an increasingly sound basis for my hope. Why do I want the market share of desktop Linux to increase?

Dell To Ship PCs With SLED 10 Linux In China

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crn: The slow, toe-in-the-water approach by PC makers to the Linux desktop continued on Wednesday, with Dell and Novell formalizing a deal to ship Dell OptiPlex 330 and 755 desktops preloaded with Novell's SLED 10, to commercial accounts in China.

Red Hat, Amazon deliver Linux on demand

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pcworld: Red Hat has made its Enterprise Linux OS available on demand by releasing it for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service that hosts business applications. The move is part of Red Hat's so-called "automation" strategy, which aims to deliver a Linux and open-source infrastructure for simplifying how applications run and are managed.

Also: Red Hat's New Vision: Any App, Anywhere, Anytime

kde4: Recent build impressions

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troy-at-kde.livejournal: I built KDE 4 overnight on my new Mandriva system, and while most of the pain was just in getting all the various -devel packages installed that I required for building, it seems that once those dependencies have been taken care of, everything went swimmingly.

Updating your system the Smart way

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Software All Linux distributions have things in common, but many differ in software installation and updating. Gentoo Linux is based on Portage, SUSE uses YaST, Red Hat and Fedora opt for yum, Linspire prefers CNR.... Oh, and don't forget the different package options: RPM, Debian, source, and more esoteric options. Smart Package Manager works with all major distributions, replacing native tools and installing different types of packages.

Linspire 6 Review

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gnuman: Linspire has made itself a name in the Linux industry and has cemented itself as one of the first Linux distributions to make it easy for novice users to switch from Windows. It has also become one of the first home linux distributions to be commercialized and Linspire 6 costs $49.95 US.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 1.0.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

KDE 4 and the User Experience

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KDE Following the development of KDE 4 can be daunting for casual observers. With all the colorfully named sub-projects like Oxygen, Solid, and Phonon that comprise this major rewriting of one of the main desktops for GNU/Linux, you can rapidly feel overwhelmed -- especially since the names rarely have relation to purposes.

An ultralight Mandriva: Concept screenshots

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kmandla.wordpress: Extreme Coder has offered up a couple of concept screenshots of the ultralight Mandriva. It looks clean and sharp, although I believe the default theme and appearance will probably change before it hits the streets.

Does open source (and free) software reduce your pirating? 61% say yes

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OSS Over 12 months go I asked my readers whether open source software reduces your pirating and the result was very half-and-half. Well, this year I've asked the same question again and the results have shifted.

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