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Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Review

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Ubuntu Linux 6.06 was delayed for several weeks to ensure that it was as good as it could be, then finally released on June 1. This version of Ubuntu was supposed to be "enterprise-ready" as a server and as a desktop, but unless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware issues, a substandard Java environment, and a lack of proprietary Web browser plugins, I can't see how Ubuntu Linux 6.06 is ready for anything except perhaps a patch release.

Emacs tips: Checking spelling and syntax

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Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings who may err. We make spelling mistakes in our writing, and syntactical mistakes in our structured documents. So let's take a tour through Emacs' built-in tools for preventing, catching, and correcting mistakes.

Make Dapper Drake Perform on Old Hardware

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Ubuntu

As a longtime fan of SuSE Linux, I somehow managed to miss the Ubuntu bandwagon. Now I know what I was missing. I recently replaced SuSE 10.1 with Ubuntu 6.06, also known as Dapper Drake, on my main PC in a matter of minutes, and am now enjoying a clean, feature-rich computing environment that is easy to configure and just works.

Illarion is available for Linux now

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Gaming

Illarion is a free, completely self developed graphical fantasy game that focuses on true roleplaying. We are offering our own server, a Java client (which can be used at Linux or Windows) and the guarantee that you will never ever pay anything for this game.

Will Linux Rule The Digital Home?

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Sci/Tech

For consumer electronics industry, digital home is the next big pot of gold, a pot so big that it has everyone from Apple (AAPL) to Microsoft (MSFT) to Intel (INTC) licking their chops. But it is Linux could emerge as one of the biggest winners in this bonanza.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - IV

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In this session we're going to look at a zone file listed in our named.conf file.

Why I ditched my Mac for Linux

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Linux

Based on the title of this treatise of mine you are, likely, safe in your assumption that I am about to tell you all, using the bestest words my mind can muster, why I stopped using MacOS X and switched over to Linux. The distro I settled on at this point is Ubuntu.

ClarkConnect - Enterprise Linux for Your Home

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Reviews

Ever wonder how you could get a solid Security Enhanced Enterprise Grade Linux Router/Server with ftp, apache, traffic shaping, pop-up blocker, content filter, intrusion detection/prevention, and other nice handy tools that every robust server should have...and here's the kicker...installed and running in about 30 minutes in your home?

The Five Coding Styles and Linux

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A long time ago, there was a simple debate on what kind of indenting should you be using and where should you place curly braces: it was the dispute "ANSI vs. K&R". Recently though, I noticed that 4 years ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman forced the use of the Linux (Linus) coding standards in the kernel! Let's see however what are the five existing coding styles.

growing ext3 partition on RAID1 without rebooting

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Although rather straightforward, I couldn't find an easy step-by-step guide, so here I'll describe how I ended up growing my ext3 partion on a RAID-1 array.

Review: Kate OS 3.0 Beta

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Reviews

Though I am unsure when the project began, Kate OS has been around for a little while. 2.0 was released early last year and was well received. Fast forward more than a year later, and we see 3.0 final on the horizon. Kate OS is a Polish lightweight distribution for Linux users who want control over their system and want access to some great functionality. The lightweight part is evidenced by Xfce4 being the default desktop environment.

Red Hat and SUSE solidify market positions

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Although dozens of Linux distributions are available, only two have garnered significant acceptance among corporate users. Those two -- Red Hat Inc.'s Enterprise Linux and Novell Inc.'s SUSE -- are poised to leverage their strengths for greater market share while also warding off new entrants into the enterprise Linux market.

TUX Mag Converts to Paid-Circulation

SSC Publishing, the magazine publishing company dedicated to Linux and Open Source since early 1994, today announced that it is converting its magazine for new and desktop Linux users, TUX, from a controlled-circulation to a paid-circulation magazine, beginning this summer.

On-Disk.com Donations and Big Developer Payouts

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The On-Disk.com Developers Portal Celebrates First Anniversary with
Donations and Big Payouts. The Developers Portal generated over $3,000 for independent software and digital media developers in it's first 10 months of operations.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.7 Released

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Linux

The 2.6.17.7 stable kernel update is out. This one adds a relatively long list of fixes for problems with networking, sound, and several other areas.

More here and here.

Testing a new Linux kernel while keeping the old one

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I was running SUSE Linux 9.0 on an IBM ThinkPad. This configuration did everything I needed: word processing, Web access, email, C and assembly programming. But my version of the Linux kernel was out of date and I wanted to upgrade it. I wanted to do this in a way that did not remove my current kernel, in case I needed to revert to it.

Live migration of Xen domains

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Virtualization is all the rage these days. Advances in x86 performance, as well as the increasing energy requirements of servers, make efficiently provisioning machines a necessity. Xen, an open source virtual machine (VM) monitor, works with just about any Linux distribution. One useful feature for shops that care about high availability is Xen's ability to migrate virtual machines while they are running. By using VM migration, you can pool computing resources just as you can pool storage. Here's how.

Nigeria to buy 1m Negroponte laptops

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OLPC

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative for the developing world is gaining ground in Africa, with Nigeria announcing the acquisition of one million laptops.

The OLPC laptops were initially touted as being priced at $100, but OLPC participants now say the price may fluctuate. In any case, they will be the cheapest ever sold in Africa, and several African countries are going for the idea.

Antiquated Linux distributions put to rest

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Linux

Fedoralegacy.org will be discontinuing its supply of updates for the outdated Core 1 and Core 2 once the second test version of Fedora Core 6 is released. Fedora Core 1 and 2 were released in November of 2003 and May of 2004, respectively.

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