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CLI Magic: See changes word by word with dwdiff

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Unix text utilities were designed primarily for programmers and admins, but here's a little secret: the utilities also work well for writers. Instead of using diff to see changes between programs, I often use diff utilities to see what has changed between one version of an article and another. A few weeks ago, I found dwdiff, and found it works even better.

Study: Linux and Windows Costs Equal?

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Marking what could have been a summer-long hiatus in its "Get the Facts" campaign, Microsoft is re-igniting the flames on the argument over whether enterprises spend less to manage Windows systems than Linux systems.

MySQL Drops Support For BerkeleyDB

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Open-source database maker MySQL AB has quietly dropped support for BerkeleyDB, the embedable database Oracle acquired in February.

Debian and Ubuntu Linux Run Levels

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Linux run levels are numbered 0 through 6. Run levels stop at six for practical and historical reasons, but it is entirely possible to have more if desired.

Ubuntu tricks - how to mount your Windows partition and make it read/writable

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If you’re like me, then you’ve got a dual boot machine running both Windows and Ubuntu. heck, even if you’re not like me it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a dual boot machine. I’ll even allow for a triple boot machine if you like.

Novell Inks White-Box Makers For SLED 10

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SUSE

Novell has signed deals with five white-box manufacturers to preload and distribute PCs globally with its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system, said Justin Steinman, Novell's director of marketing for Linux.

Torvalds Sings Praises of GPLv2

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When many of the top Linux developers announced their disapproval of the GPLv3 draft, there was one major name conspicuously missing: Linus Torvalds. On September 24th, Torvalds explained why he hadn't signed it, and why he thinks GPLv2 is the best possible open-source license.

Earnings Preview: Red Hat

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Linux

Red Hat Inc. reports earnings for the fiscal second quarter Sept. 26. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.

Studying Linux migrations abroad

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Linux

So, an Aussie, a Canadian and a German guy walk into a bar … and migrate the joint's computer system to Linux.

D-Link Found Guilty of Linux GPL Violation in Germany

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Legal

D-Link has agreed to stop distributing its DSM-G600 networked attached storage device after a German court found it had violated terms of the General Public License by incorporating Linux into the product. However, D-Link has refused to reimburse the GPL-Violations Project for its legal costs in bringing the action against the company.

Akademy Award Winners

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KDE

Day Two of Akademy 2006 and the speakers conference was brought to a close with the Akademy Awards Ceremony. And the Winners are: Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf, and Laurent Montel.

Good bits in GNOME 2.16

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The GNOME Project recently released GNOME 2.16. While the latest release doesn't offer any breakthrough features, it does include a wealth of minor tweaks and improvements.

`Open' chat on Linux

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SUSE

Novell recently launched version 10 of SUSE Linux Desktop. eWorld caught up with Revathi Kasturi, managing director, West Asia SUSE Linux, to check out the level of activity amongst users of open source software. Excerpts from the conversation:

KDE window manager future?

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After I wrote a bit about AIGLX and new NVIDIAS drivers I realized that it is not entirely clear what will happen with KDE in this case. But there are some news in this field at least: in this weeks commit digest there were some changes listed which make KDE able to use compiz as a window manager officially

Linux Internet Cafe Software Allows Multiple Users To Share Single Desktop

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Omni Technology Solutions and its partner in the UK, Blueloop, have partnered to deliver LinuxWorld London's Internet cafe. The Linux Desktop Multiplier software has been used to provide low-cost, high-performance Internet cafes at other major technology conferences including GWAVACon, GroupWise European Summit and BrainStormer UK.

God Created the World on a Computer?

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Humor

In the beginning there was the Computer.
And God said_
C:>LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Enter user-id.
C:>GOD
Enter password.

Interview: MandrakeLinux and Ulteo founder Gael Duval

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Gaël Duval, the founder of the popular MandrakeLinux (later MandrivaLinux) project, was fired (http://www.indidea.org/gael/en/fired-message.php) from Mandriva last spring in an effort to cut costs. Almost immediately afterward, Duval began work on a new GNU/Linux distribution, Ulteo (http://www.ulteo.com/main/). As of this writing, Ulteo has not yet released its first beta edition, but it should be available soon. While we're all waiting, I figured I'd ask Mr. Duval some questions about Ulteo, Mandriva, and starting GNU/Linux projects in general.

Zenwalk 3.0

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Reviews

Zenwalk is a relatively uncommon distribution, with Ubuntu and Fedora appearing far more often in the news. However, its popularity seems to have steadily risen, accompanied by an extremely short distance between releases. While this means that new releases tend to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, it helps them to constantly move forward. So, just how far has Zenwalk moved in the time between Zenwalk 2.6 and Zenwalk 3.0?

Linux - 013 Linux Bash Tips

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Linux Bash Commands which helps me most in my daily work.

1. cd -, swaps take you to the last cd last location

2. cd, Change to home directory

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