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Ubuntu's Linux Backflip

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Ubuntu

There is no denying the buzz around Ubuntu, said Interarbor Solutions Principal Analyst Dana Gardner. Its "spark in the market" has many wondering whether it will enjoy the same success as the last Linux company to take off: Red Hat.

TUX stickers available for free!

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Linux

You have seen many TUX stickers on the web, but I am sure you've never seen anything like this before. The best part is yet to come: you can have these stickers for free! All you have to do is run to the post office and send us a postage-paid return envelope.

Something New on something OLD!

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Linux

How old? It's a Panasonic CF-35 with a 3G hard drive, a 266Mhz processor and little else. I insisted that what he needed to get the old girl back in the ball game was a simple Linux install. I still believe it to be true, however selecting the distro was more than I had imagined.

CLI Magic: Running multiple jobs with xjobs

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HowTos

Ever feel like you're not getting the most out of your multiprocessor machine? The xjobs utility allows you to schedule several processes to run simultaneously to make the most of your system's resources.

Extract Any Archive in Linux Using “e” Program

“e” is little tool you can extract almost any archive in Linux so you do not need to remember which tool and what command lines are necessary.

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OpenSUSE 10.1 Installation with Screenshots

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Linux
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SUSE (formerly SuSE) is the leading distribution of Linux in Europe. SUSE Linux sets new standards for quality and ease of use, offering comprehensive packages of Linux-based applications. It is available in English, German, French, and Italian. The readers of Linux Journal voted SuSE Linux the Reader’s Choice for Best Distribution (1/99).

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openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 5 was released a couple of days ago, and I've been testing various aspects since its install. Coincidently, I decided to download the dvd version this time only to find out later that it was the only format available. Quite honestly, my decision was really made by distrowatch, when it was the first link in their announcement. Forgetting that I usually do deltas, I right clicked, copied, and pasted their link into a terminal for wget. For whatever reason I chose it, DVD format is the next best way to go. It makes for a much more pleasant install than a 5 cd change-out. But more importantly, what did we find after the install?

Microsoft gambles in piracy battle

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Linux

You might think Kevin Carmony, the leader of a company trying to challenge Microsoft Windows, would be dreading the new version, with all its advanced features. But the chief executive of software vendor Linspire says he's eager for Windows Vista's debut.

KDE 3.5.5 will be released next week

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KDE

KDE will ship the 5th maintenance update to KDE 3.5 next week. This release includes a bunch of bug fixes, improved language support, a new version of kopete and tons more.

Comrades open windows to linux

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Linux

Linux or open source seems to thrive wherever Left governments rule. And as Kerala schools log Microsoft out and boot open source systems, Linux world is buzzing with excitement over possibilities in the communist-ruled states.

GL O.B.S. + ATI X300

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Hardware

After yesterday's GL O.B.S. testing on a Mobility Radeon X1400, today's benchmarking is on a Mobility Radeon X300. This was the GPU featured in the recent Open v. Closed driver article as well as several other related pieces.

Star Trek auction boldly goes to $7 million take

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SciFi

The first auction of official "Star Trek" memorabilia hit warp speed on Saturday when a determined bidder paid $576,000 for a model of the legendary science fiction franchise's starship Enterprise, helping drive the total for the three-day sale above $7 million.

MySQL Master Master Replication

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up MySQL master-master replication. We need to replicate MySQL servers to achieve high-availability (HA). In my case I need two masters that are synchronized with each other so that if one of them drops down, other could take over and no data is lost. Similarly when the first one goes up again, it will still be used as slave for the live one.

ZenLive Linux 3.0

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Linux

Hitting the burner this weekend is ZenLive Linux 3.0. This Zenwalk release uses the Linux 2.6.17.11 kernel and over 100 software upgrades. ZenLive Linux 3.0 also ships with Xfce 4.4 Release Candidate 1. Phoronix has the Screenshots.

Why open source is under-utilised in graphics

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OSS

There’s no shortage of open source programmers out there. According to a recent study of 5,000 developers by research firm IDC, 71% say they have used open source software, and half reported that use of open source is increasing within their organisations.

Open source projects out of sync with users says BEA

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OSS

The open source community doesn’t always deliver software that customers want, says Rob Levy, executive vice president and chief technology officer of BEA Systems.

Vista spyware may give filip to Linux and OS X

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OS

Until a couple of days ago, like many others, I was looking forward to the long awaited release of Windows Vista. Then the news broke about Microsoft's intention to crack down on software piracy by putting what amounts to spyware on users' computers. Now I'm thinking twice about whether I really need or want this new operating system.

Yahoo Erotica Editor Fired for Excessive Programming

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Humor

Fred Munk yesterday lost his job for excessive perl programming. Munk was hired for categorization and review of links to pornographic websites for Yahoo's Erotica department. He allegedly spent more time programming perl-scripts than looking for porn.

Ubuntu Linux: What's All the Fuss?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux is hot. Really hot. How hot? Well, if you surf over to Distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com), you'll notice that Ubuntu is listed as the number one distribution, at least in terms of hit ranking on the site. SUSE and Fedora are usually duking it out for second and third place. In fact, Ubuntu has been in first place for quite a while now.

Linux or Unix: Making the right decision

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So, Windows is no longer cutting the mustard and you need a more scalable, reliable and higher performing environment. In years past, you would have purchased one of the big-three Unix manufacturer boxes. But these days, Linux is also a perfectly viable option. In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of Unix vs. Linux, and hopefully provide you with some decision criteria.

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