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E3 Wrap-up Coverage: Pix, Video, and Slideshows

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Gaming

There was so much E3 coverage this week that many suffered from information overload. Here are some great wrap-ups that allow you to pick and choose specific areas of interest with accompanying videos, pictures, or slideshows.

Sendmail's New GreetPause Feature

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HowTos

In most cases, spammers are motivated to send their unsolicited emails as rapidly as possible. Slamming is a technique where the spammer simply fires all of the SMTP commands necessary to transmit an email message to another mail server without waiting for the normal SMTP responses from the remote machine. GreetPause is one of those extremely useful spam-fighting techniques that precisely identifies a specific type of unwanted email traffic.

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL

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Linux

The Kororaa project has received an email claiming that the Kororaa Xgl Live CD is in violation of the GPL. This may force the end of work on the project.

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Ubuntu Dapper Flight 7 Mini-Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Dapper Flight 7 came out earlier this week and I decided to do a fresh install on my laptop. When I booted up after installing Dapper, my laptop was set at a proper 1920×1200 and it looked great. The 3d performance was pitiful and the quality of playing videos was poor.

Linux, open-source, and control

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OSS

The point was: Could a Red Hat or Novell somehow take over Linux and become like Microsoft?

I'm a little puzzled by the question. The answer is no. NO, with a capital "N" and "O."

Ubuntu Center Hands-On

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Center is a PHP control center for your Ubuntu box. You can stream music from your computer, view your photos, bookmarks, calendar, and much more. It is packed full of amazing features that are elsewhere, but never together in harmony. Ubuntu Center takes care of this incorporating many capabilities into a simple web interface.

How To: Xgl and Compiz on Ubuntu Dapper

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Xgl along with compiz offer new features to the Unix Desktop Environment. Xgl is a new Xserver on top of OpenGL and compiz the window manager using Xgl enhancements. This How to will go though the installation process and the way to configure it in Gnome.

Novell Pot Meets Community Kettle

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SUSE

I think we may have hurt Novell's feelings.

That's really the only reason I can come up with to justify CTO Jeff Jaffe's remarks regarding the open source community during a product announcement briefing with CNET News earlier this week. That--or a desperate need to grab headlines.

FreeBSD 6.1 review

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Reviews
BSD

After a disastrous 5.X series, FreeBSD's reputation for quality was mostly restored with version 6.0. Here we are at the first release milestone past that -- 6.1 -- and the good news is, it continues the upward trend. The (somewhat) bad news is, despite many little improvements, it's still not perfect.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Linux Desktop Redux

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Linux

We'll admit to being cynical about the Linux desktop. We'll chalk it up to being tired of every year being described as The Year of the Desktop, with limited follow-through from both the ISV and user communities. So when we saw that SUSE 10.1 went gold earlier this week, our first reaction was, "Isn't that old news?"

UNIX to Linux Porting: Project Considerations

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HowTos

Application porting refers to the process of taking a software application that runs on one operating system and hardware architecture, recompiling (making changes as necessary), and enabling it to run on another operating system and hardware architecture. In some cases, porting software from one platform to another may be as straightforward as recompiling and running verification tests on the ported application. In other cases, however, it is not as straightforward.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Final Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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It is certainly no secret that OpenSUSE released their SUSE Linux 10.1 Final yesterday. The news was carried on about every computer news site in existence. It was big news and just about everyone was excited. I'd like to know how many downloads have actually occurred. The site had to be minimized early in the morning and downloads from all the mirrors I tried moved like molasses. I'm not sure, but it seems this release has generated even more interest than the landmark 10.0 last October. Perhaps I can understand that, given that this release has some exciting new features. I would speculate that on the top of many people's list is the inclusion of the XGL desktop. We at tuxmachines have tried to keep you abreast of the changes coming forth from the SUSE team, but the final was even better than we dared to predict. This is our final report on the development cycle of 10.1.

E3: Kawanishi Talks Homebrew Linux PS3 Development

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In an intriguing turn of events, Sony executive Izumi Kawanishi has illuminated some of his company's PlayStation 3 Linux plans, indicating that it will be possible for individual 'homebrew' coders to create playable content for PS3, something actively blocked for Sony's PSP handheld.

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Review of SUSE 10.1

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SUSE

After being postponed, SUSE 10.1 was finally released on the 11th of May. That day, http://www.opensuse.org was down, probably dying under the huge number of people eagerly pressing F5 on their Internet browser. However, the ISO files were present on a few mirrors and the "GM" (Gold Master) acronym in their name indicated that this was the official release.

Linux Distributions Trends

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Google

I am sure that by now all the world has already found out and tested the cool new tool google launched yesterday: google trends… What does this show us? That redhat is going down… Debian is strong and many peoples are still interested into it. Centos? Peoples don’t know to much about this cool project.

Will Linux Push Unix out of China?

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Linux

Windows and Linux are the two big rivals of Unix. Though born just nine years ago, Linux has developed very fast, thanks to its openness and good performance. More importantly, Linux is bolstered not only by many companies, but also by a great number of Linux fans around the world.

FreeBSD vows to compete with desktop Linux

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BSD

FreeBSD developer Scott Long told ZDNet UK on Thursday that the operating system, descended from the Unix derivative BSD, is "quickly approaching" feature parity with Linux.

Suse 10.1 review!

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SUSE

In this review, I'm hopefully going to highlight most of the changes Joe end-user might notice when upgrading or switching over to 10.1. As with every SUSE release we get to see some new eye-candy and graphics on the install, and this time around SUSE has not left me disappointed in the least.

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