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Story Linuxy Hopes, Dreams and Resolutions for 2011 srlinuxx 30/12/2010 - 4:28pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 30/12/2010 - 5:37am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/12/2010 - 5:29am
Story Trying PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 srlinuxx 30/12/2010 - 2:33am
Story Gentoo: A critical look at the QA process srlinuxx 30/12/2010 - 2:30am
Story Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9 srlinuxx 29/12/2010 - 10:15pm
Story Softphones for Linux srlinuxx 29/12/2010 - 10:11pm
Story Mostly obvious predictions for open source in 2011, or are they? srlinuxx 29/12/2010 - 8:28pm
Story Linux Mint Debian Edition review srlinuxx 29/12/2010 - 8:26pm
Story In-Depth Chakra “Ashoc” 0.3.0 Review and Impressions srlinuxx 29/12/2010 - 8:25pm

Linux: Suspend and Resume

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Linux

A recent thread on the lkml explored the current state of suspend and resume in the Linux kernel. Nigel Cunningham responded to a patch for uswsusp exclaiming, "guys! Why can't you see yet that all this uswsusp business is sheer lunacy?"

Five Reasons I'm Not Worried About Red Hat

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Linux

After Red Hat announced Tuesday that its income was up in the second quarter, but profits were down due to increased operating expenses related to the the JBoss acquisition, investors flushed the stock in after hours trading. Wall Street has continued the beat-down on Red Hat in the last two days. But investors may have turned bearish a bit too soon.

Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft Beta is out today! Here’s how to upgrade

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HowTos

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. The Edgy Eft Beta is the first beta release of Ubuntu 6.10, and with this new beta release comes a whole host of excellent new features.

SMB Linux Use on the Rise

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Linux

A growing number of the estimated 5.8 million small and midsize businesses in the United States are buying Linux solutions, mostly from solution providers, according to research from AMI-Partners.

The Blazing Trail of Open Source Development

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OSS

It's often said that open source doesn't innovate. It imitates. That's certainly what the proprietary software industry would have you believe. Looking at the activity in some of the most prominent open source projects in use in enterprises today, it's tempting to agree.

O'Reilly releases "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition"

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Misc

The primary audience for "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition" is, of course, candidates seeking the LPI Certification. The book will help them with the specific information required to be successful with both the Level 1 and Level 2 exams.

Install libdvdcss and w32 video codecs in Debian and ubuntu

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w32codecs this is a package of codecs needed to play multiple formats, notably DivX. libdvdcss is a highly portable library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the CSS system. It is part of the VideoLAN project and is used by VLC and all other open source DVD players such as Ogle, xine-based players and MPlayer.

The Great Software Schism

Following Nicholas Petreley's discussion of the GNU GPLv3 debate from one angle, I'd like to look at it from another - that of the cultures of the two groups involved - and what this implies for the future.

Analysts: Red Hat Situation Not Indicative Of Industry

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OSS

A dramatic decline in the share price of Red Hat Inc. following a sizable second quarter drop in profits shouldn't be viewed as a wholesale indictment of the open-source software industry, analysts said Wednesday.

Edgy Eft beta later today

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Ubuntu

The next version of the now wildly popular Linux distribution, Edgy Eft, is due for its beta release today. As the name suggests, Edgy Eft will include bleeding-edge Linux technologies, with many of the packages expected in Edgy to be beta themselves.

Resetting a forgotten MySQL root password

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HowTos

Resetting the root password of a MySQL database is trivial if you know the current password if you don't it is a little tricker. Thankfully it isn't too difficult to fix, and here we'll show one possible way of doing so.

GIF is NOW finally free - for real

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Software

I am sure a lot of you remember the great "GIF fiasco": more than a decade ago, Unisys decided to make money out of the most used image file format on the Internet: the GIF format. Not many people noticed that in just a few days the GIF format will definitely be free.

Test the latest Firefox release candidate on Ubuntu

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HowTos

So you want to give the latest Firefox 2 release candidate a spin, but don't want it to mess with your current Firefox install/profile? (Which is a good idea as their may still be some data eating bugs that may ruin your day.) No worries, keeping the to installs completely separate is easy as pie.

Is Linspire Any Good for System Builders?

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Linux

Even though there is still a lot of frustration in regards to the CNR client, thanks to the issues that are yet to be resolved, I’ve begun to see a glimmer of hope.

MySQL Backup And Recovery With mysql-zrm On Debian Sarge

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This guide describes how to back up and recover your MySQL databases with mysql-zrm on a Debian Sarge system. mysql-zrm is short for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, it is a new tool that lets you create full logical or raw backups of your databases (regardless of your storage engine and MySQL configuration), generate reports about the backups, verify the integrity of the backups, and recover your databases.

Discover Linux the safe way

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Linux

It seems most PC users have heard of Linux and, at the very least, the idea of open source software has piqued their curiosity. Here, we explain open source in greater detail so, if you are interested in getting started with Linux, now is the time to give it a try.

Interview: Malcolm Yates Of Ubuntu Linux Vendor Canonical

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Interviews

The company behind Ubuntu, one of the fastest-growing Linux distros, is moving from small business users to enterprise deployment. TechWeb recently spoke with Malcolm Yates, Canonical's ISV and partner manager, about Ubuntu's place in the rapidly-evolving enterprise Linux ecosystem.

How to configure your Gtalk account in GAIM?

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HowTos

More and more people use Gtalk as an interesting alternative to MSN Messenger because Gtalk uses an open-source protocol: Jabber. Gtalk and Jabber clients are also better because they don't have ads. In this tutorial we will set up a Gtalk account on GAIM, Gnome's universal instant messager.

GPLv3: What is an alternative solution?

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OSS

As suspected, the criticizing position statement by Linux kernel developers on GPLv3 which calls for the termination of the GPLv3 process is stirring the pot.

BLAG - An Easy Way to Freedom?

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Reviews

BLAG Linux with GNU is a small one CD distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system based upon Fedora Core. The version I'm taking a look at here, BLAG-500000, is based upon Fedora Core 5, with a bunch of packages added from third party sources.

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