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Linux 2.6.23 Kernel Benchmarks

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Linux

Phoronix: The Linux 2.6.23 kernel has been released today and we have some preliminary benchmarks of the 2.6.23 kernel as we compare it to the past Linux 2.6.22 kernel.

Fedora Developer Interview: Máirín Duffy

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Interviews

Fedoraproject: Over the past few releases, Fedora has gained a reputation amongst the various distributions for having some of the best artwork out there. This time around, responsibility has been handed over entirely to the community Art Team, and they've done themselves proud. Mairin Duffy, Fedora Art team lead, previews of some of the key elements belonging to the infinity theme.

Luke Schierer discusses Pidgin, Open source and life

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Interviews

computerworld: With over 3 million estimated users, Pidgin is an open source instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unix platforms. It works with AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Released

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Linux

pcburn: Linus has tagged the final release of kernel 2.6.23. Grab a copy from kernel.org and give it a run through if you've been waiting on features.

Show us your pumpkins!

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OSS

red hat mag: We’re giving away $50 for the best pumpkin related to open source, Linux, Red Hat, Creative Commons, or any of the other things we post about here. Carve it, paint it, however you want to decorate it, as long as it’s creative.

XSensors 0.60: New Chips

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Hardware
Software

linuxhardware.org: This is another release of xsensors, a program designed to display all the related information from your motherboard sensors. This information is gathered via lm_sensors, the software drivers that actually gathers the sensor information.

opensuse-xgl-settings

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Software
SUSE

CyberOrg: cb400f has released his popular opensuse-xgl-settings for openSUSE 10.3, it is a GUI tool for KDE that makes installing and configuring Compiz Fusion painless.

Xubuntu in *urgent* need of testers

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Ubuntu

xubuntu.wordpress: In order to prevent a sudden surge of bug reports after Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) has been released, everybody is encouraged to test the new daily images of Xubuntu now.

Which Mandriva Linux Edition That's Right For You

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MDV

linuxmini: The One edition of Mandriva Linux is a Live CD. A Live CD is an operating system which boots and runs directly from CD, with no installation required. The Free edition of Mandriva Linux is so named because it is 'free' in both senses: it costs nothing and it contains only free and open source software.

Customize Compiz in Ubuntu Gutsy

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Ubuntu

maximum pc: With nine days remaining before the release of Ubuntu's latest version, Gutsy Gibbon 7.10, everyone's asking how the integrated Desktop Effects will work. So here's the deal.

Is Linux server more secure than Windows server?

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OS

nixcraft: Many new Linux user / admin asks: Is Linux more secure than Windows? That depends. Wink Let me explain:

Control multimedia applications with ReMoot

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linux.com: You can manage most of today's multimedia applications easily with ReMoot, a universal remote control program. ReMoot even provides an esoteric way of controlling your PC remotely from your cell phone or PDA, earning it top geek points.

Master your domain with Linux

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Linux

iTWire: Every web site needs a domain name. Every domain name needs DNS. Yet, it’s often overlooked and misunderstood. If you own a domain you need to understand DNS. And here’s the low-down as well as some helpful Linux tools.

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

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Hardware

phoronix: While the P35 works wonders on Linux, how does Intel's soon-to-be-shipped X38 work with Linux? Well, in this article we will tell you how this new Intel Chipset, which supports two PCI Express 2.0 slots and other improvements, is able to function on a Linux desktop and Solaris. At hand we have the Gigabyte X38-DQ6 motherboard as we explore its alternative OS compatibility and performance.

Turbulence in the Open Source Linux Space

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Linux

itbusinessedge.com: Based on the various perspectives studied in this report, we believe that the recent consolidation activities and consequent price war in the Linux market are surely expected to boost the market. We expect other IT majors, such as Sun Microsystems, to eventually enter this market with more advanced technology. We believe that Linux is poised for greater growth in high-growth countries.

KDE's Windows weapon: KOffice 2.0

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KDE

computerworld: While the industry is distracted by the ongoing tussle between Microsoft and OpenOffice.org over document formats, the KDE project is quietly preparing the next generation of its own office suite, KOffice, for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Canonical chases deal to ship Ubuntu server OS

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Ubuntu

linuxworld: Canonical Ltd., the company that supports Ubuntu Linux, is trying to work out a deal with hardware vendors such as Dell Inc. to make Ubuntu available preinstalled on servers.

The price is right: Next open source business model

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OSS

infoworld blogs: 2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for open source companies. SourceForge, which hosts almost 160,000 projects, just posted fiscal year 2007 revenues that showed a hefty 35 percent increase over 2006.

Confirmed: Novell in the midst of layoffs

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SUSE

matt asay: Brent Marinaccio of HotLinuxJobs confirms that Novell is in the midst of layoffs. I heard the same thing yesterday from other sources. Hopefully the people affected will be able to find good jobs elsewhere.

The Great Showdown: MS Office vs. OpenOffice

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OOo

linux insider: OpenOffice works on Linux, Windows and Mac. It also supports a wider range of languages for its interface, and it's free software so you can adapt it to your needs or easily write add-ons.

Also: Thank you Michael, but no, thank you...
And: A fabulous way to do list numbering.

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