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Story Drupal Founder Outlines Version 8 Goals srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 7:36pm
Story openSUSE 11.4: Have it your way srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 7:29pm
Story GNOME creator respects proprietary software, can't wait for iPad 2 srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 6:43pm
Story Who Are the FOSS Police? srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 6:40pm
Story NY’s Jennison ups its stake in Red Hat srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 6:38pm
Story Quiz: Are you a Linux guru? Find out. srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 1:11pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 2:00am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 1:49am
Story What will the new GNOME desktops mean for other Linux desktops? srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 12:32am
Story GPL expert gives Red Hat the all-clear srlinuxx 11/03/2011 - 12:29am

Blogging made easy with Drivel

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Software

Most bloggers use a browser to log in and post new entries. The Drivel Journal Editor is designed for those who consider using a browser too tedious when making new blog entries. Designed for GNOME, Drivel can work with Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType, WordPress, and other popular journaling tools. Despite an elegant yet simple interface, Drivel packs in some very useful features, such as an integrated spellcheker, HTML syntax highlighting, and the ability to edit and update past entries.

Jono Bacon: UDS nearly done

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Ubuntu

Well, the UDS finishes up tomorrow, and lots has been going on. The spec about unifying resources with Launchpad was very productive, and there was some discussion of it being rolled out for planets and user maps.

Weakly Debian Nudes #4

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Humor

Nothing happened this week. Sorry.

But that never stopped me before, so...

If Novell and Microsoft were in the car production and sales business...

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SUSE

Look at it this way for a moment: If I, as an end-user, bought a car from Ford, that does indeed contain technology infringing some patent owned by DaimlerChrysler -- would there by any likelyhood that Ford would sue me, the end-user? However, if I, as an end-user, buy a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, that *may* contain (well, it doesn't, and never will, as Novell strongly reassures me) software patented technology owned by Microsoft -- would there be any likelyhood that Microsoft would sue me, the end-user?

How to find the owner of a Network or Domain to track down offenders

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HowTos

Sometime you need to track down offenders who are trying to attack against your services such as routers, mail, web server etc. In some cases you just wanted to find out who is sending traffic or hot linking your images etc.

Abit AW9D i975X

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Hardware

Abit's AW8 and AW8-MAX were exceptionally well-designed i955X motherboards, and Abit's latest attempt at a high-performance Intel LGA-775 solution is the AW9D series. We have the Abit AW9D on our test bench, which is backed by Intel's flagship 975X processor and boasts an arsenal of innovative features. But how does this product perform under GNU/Linux? We have all of the performance metrics to share today.

Open-source vendors seek help from Congress

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OSS

Open-source software vendors are prodding Congress to define some legal standards to support the development and deployment of such software.

Matt Asay: The GPL doesn't violate US antitrust law (Duh!)

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OSS

The verdict is in: The GPL, by driving license costs to zero, is not a violation of US antitrust (e.g., price fixing) law. Whew! I was worried for a minute there.

Open Source Indemnification: More Harm than Good

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OSS

Since SCO filed its lawsuit against IBM several years ago, a number of vendors have stepped forward to indemnify their customers from suit if the customer becomes embroiled in any litigation involving open source software that the vendor distributed.

Writer's Cafe Offers Novel Approach to Writing

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Software

As a fiction or novel writer, are you searching for a writing tool to help you harness your creativity and get down to efficiently developing your plot? You might have a cast of characters and need to incorporate several different sub-plots. Maybe you think in a non-linear fashion and need to get your million dollar manuscript done sometime this next... oh, I don't know... decade.

Perhaps you are a Linux user, too.

Secure Kerberized authentication on Solaris 10 using IBM AIX Version 5.3

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Linux

Set up a Kerberized environment to work with Solaris(TM) 10 and learn how to configure a Key Distribution Center (KDC) on AIX(R) Version 5.3. You'll also run through a series of steps for configuring a Kerberos client on Solaris 10 to authenticate users for Telnet, remote shell (rsh), and Secure Shell (SSH) using AIX Version 5.3 as your KDC.

Configure grub and usplash settings using Simple GUI Interface in Ubuntu

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HowTos

If you want to Configure grub and usplash using Simple GUI Interface here is the tool called Startup Manager. This is a simple pyton script.

Professional video gamer says it's not all fun

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Gaming

Professional video gamer Tom Taylor, aka Tsquared, is the envy of every young video game player but he wants to debunk the myth that wielding a joystick for a living is all fun and games.

Red Hat and VMware make a bundle

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Linux

Red Hat has a friend after all. The Linux maker this week announced a bundling exercise with server virtualization specialist VMware. The companies' deal will see them pair Red Hat's version of the Linux operating system with VMware's flagship server slicing product.

Also: How Red Hat does support

Open-Source Startups Speak Out in Germany

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OSS

Entrepreneurs attending a forum in Germany this week showed how they plan to use clever open-source products—commercially—to compete with proprietary software companies.

Fedora Core 6: Kneel before Zod!

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Linux
Reviews

Fedora Core 6, codenamed Zod, was released on October 24 for x86, PowerPC, and AMD64 systems. With a number of improvements over its predecessors, this is an impressive release, if you're willing to overlook a couple of installer bugs.

Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE and Microsoft

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SUSE

Last week Novell and Microsoft announced a cooperation. I'd like to write a bit about what the announcement means especially for openSUSE. The business cooperation does not directly affect us at openSUSE at all.

Linux provider Red Hat says open source technologies gaining ground

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Linux

There are signs that open source technologies are seeing greater usage, says Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider.

More Linux-type deals Mr Ballmer? Novell may beg to differ

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SUSE

Earlier this week, Microsoft struck an agreement with Suse Linux distributor Novell which runs until 2012.The agreement revealed yesterday, seemed to indicate that Microsoft would be tied exclusively to Novell for its Linux requirements. Just a few hours ago Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cast doubt on that assumption.

Ubuntu Linux install and configure OpenSSH (SSHD) server

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HowTos

I am totally impressed with new Ubuntu Linux server. Default installation did not install any single service Smile This gives pretty good control over box.

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