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A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3

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I recently downloaded the latest offering of Debian which goes in the garb of Debian Etch Beta 3. Debian provides a net install CD image roughly around 140 MB size and is the preferred option for people who have a very fast Internet connection. And it is possible to install the distribution entirely via the net. I was ready to install Debian on my machine.

Google offers tools for small business

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These days it seems like every time Google slaps its logo on a technology, the earth trembles. The company makes no secret of its interest in developing a suite of office productivity tools. Still, the news Monday that Google is launching such a suite for small to midsize businesses will prompt hasty meetings in Redmond and elsewhere.

Also: Free Web-based word processors

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How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive

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HowTos

Recently I wanted to make sure I had enough space to back up my home digital videos and pictures, so I purchased a new hard drive to add to my home Linux server. I moved all the files I wanted to save onto a single hard drive and repartitioned the old hard drive so I could upgrade to a newer version of Linux. Because I had done such a poor job of retaining backups on external media, I did not have any backups of my pictures and videos. After the overwhelming feeling of dread passed, I started to look into file recovery options.

Former Red Hat Execs Want To Right-Size Linux

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Red Hat has matured to the point where it finds itself seeding other companies with execs from within its ranks. One recent startup counts a quarter of its employees as former Red Hat staff. RPath lets independent software vendors bundle their applications with Linux in preconfigured packages that optimize the operations of the applications.

A tool to capture in-game videos

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What Linux lacks, besides many high-quality games, is a tool to capture those and save as video. The yukon framework OTOH was designed from the beginning on to capture games.

Award to recognise contributions to FOSS

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OSS

NGO APC (The Association for Progressive Communications) has announced an award for organisations or people working to make it easier for others to start using free and open source software(FOSS).

Open source companies to watch

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Open source software is a given in most enterprise data centers, so it's not surprising to see the ranks of open source companies and projects swell. It's not just Linux anymore. How do you know which open source approach is right for you? We've pulled out a few start-ups that you might not be familiar with, but we think should be on your radar.

IBM announces 'Beyond Linux' strategy

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Linux

IBM is expanding its open source strategy beyond Linux by targeting eight new technology areas where it will focus open source attention going forward.

Do Small Businesses Fear Open Source?

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OSS

Open source software is a viable option for emerging enterprises, but a majority just don't trust it. Are these fears unfounded?

New portal will track Java's evolution into open source

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Web

Sun Microsystems has unveiled a portal that will detail its efforts to make its Java programming language available as open source code.

How to execute programs automatically in Linux

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Have you found yourself doing something over and over? Wouldn't it be nice to do it all automatically? I mean, if you can have it done at exactly the time you want and without your intervention, it is great right?

Life with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

A week ago or so I decided to ditch windowx xp on my machine. I would install one of the many popular Linux distributions floating around on the net and mentioned in distrowatch, a site I always visited for the fun of it.

Linux and Asterisk Aid Paris Hilton Voice-mail Hacking

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The feud between celebrities Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan has taken a turn for the geeky, with a small fake Caller ID seller accusing Hilton of hacking into voicemail accounts on an un-named mobile phone network.

Involuntary Ubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

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This morning I got a contract in the email from a lawyer and clicked on it, and MS Word started opening. Sigh. Then, my Mac locked up. After I cycled the power a couple of times, it was essentially a brick. If you’re reading this, I’m moving along OK; this is the first-ever ongoing post not authored on and posted from a Macintosh.

Intel's Core 2 Under Linux

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Hardware

By now, you've probably heard that Intel has a new chip out that went by the code-name “Conroe” but now goes by the names Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme. So while you may have read about how great these chips are under Windows, I bet you have heard little to no news about Linux performance or even Linux support. As usual, this is where Linux Hardware comes in to fill in the gaps.

MySQL, RealPlayer Certify to Linux Standard Base

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The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, announced that two applications on Linux -- RealPlayer and the MySQL database -- are certifying to the Linux Standard Base.

The Microsofting of Linux

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One of the cool things about Linux? Remote administration. I didn’t have to go down to the data center, use a KVM switch and look at a NT GUI. Well, I just got another dose of Microsoft in the form of Fedora Linux. I started installing their free directory server and what a mess. Actually, it’s broke like Red Hat 5.0 was broke.

GIMP 2.2.13 Released

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Version 2.2.13 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. The source code is available from ftp.gimp.org. For some platforms binary packages are already available, others will follow.

Binary blobs mean few apps are purely open source

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At the heart of the matter is hardware. Hardware vendors have been reluctant to delve too deeply into open source. They worry that by releasing open-source drivers for their products they will give their competitors too much information about their hardware. As a result, Linux users are regularly forced to compromise their “pure” open-source environments for the sake of hardware.

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