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Development Release: Mandriva Linux One 2006.0 Beta

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Quoting a message published on the Mandriva Cooker list, Warped Systems reports that a beta release of Mandriva Linux One, a live CD with an option to install it to a hard disk, is available.

Doom 3 Mod Last Man Standing Coop 3.0 Official Release!

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Gaming

Here it is, the 3.0 Official Release! This release is far superior to 2.0 and everyone should download it!

Password protect your website hosted on Apache web server

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HowTos

At times, when I am browsing the web, I click on a link such as this one and instead of a web page, I get a dialog box asking me to enter my user name and password. And only after I have been authenticated do I get access to the website (or page). This feature of password protection is very simple to implement in Apache web server.

Linux distros for older hardware

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Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux distributions that can run on older machines. I took six distributions for a test run on an old machine, and also tried software that turns old hardware into a thin client. The bottom line: Linux is still quite suitable for older hardware. It might not turn your aging PC into a powerhouse, but it will extend its lifespan considerably.

Yahoo Lays Out Welcome Mat For PHP Devs

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The new PHP Developer Center on the Yahoo Developer Network includes how to articles, code samples and other resources in support of helping PHP developers integrate applications with Yahoo Web Services.

Security wars: Novell SELinux killer rattles Red Hat

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Linux

Novell Inc. of Provo, Utah, has released the source code for its recently acquired open-source Linux security application, AppArmor, and has sparked debate in the open-source community. "In my opinion, Novell wants to split the market," said Dan Walsh, the principal software engineer of Red Hat Inc.

Sourcefire's Roesch pledges long, open-source life for Snort

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There's a lot of skepticism from the Snort users right now because they're in wait-and-see mode, so we need to prove to them that we mean it when we say Snort's going to get a lot better. We're not going to try to close it or anything like that. Once they see how much benefiting, they're going to be really happy.

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Desktop Linux: If we build it, will they come?

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Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centres running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point.

Mandriva Integrating Music Service

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Mandriva is integrating The Kompany's Mindawn into their Mandriva 2006 distribution. Mindawn is an online music purchasing service mainly stocked by self publish and small indie labels that offers downloads in the Ogg and Flac audio formats.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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OSS

I'm only an amateur systems administrator, but I'm also terribly lazy, so I do have a few good tools in my toolbox.

I work for Mandriva. However, all these tools except Urpmi are available and usable on any distribution. Even Urpmi could potentially work on any distribution, if you set up a correct package source.

Ignore the Linux worm hype, say security vendors

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Media reports circulating about the threat posed by a Linux worm called Mare.D have been written off as little more than the result of a "slow news week" by one leading antivirus expert.

Upcoming Events Highlight Free, Open Source Software

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FOSDEM takes place on the 25th and 26th of February 2006 in Brussels, Belgium (see http://www.fosdem.org for more info). You are all invited to take part in the largest Free Software and Open Source event.

Dell flirts with the Linux desktop

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Is Dell is on its way to becoming the first tier-one PC vendor to offer a mainstream business Linux desktop to US customers? It's starting to look that way.

Inside Windows Vista, Build 5308

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Microsoft

Microsoft has publicly passed a key milestone on the road to launching its new operating system. This release of Vista is "feature-complete", the company says, meaning that all of the fundamental capabilities that Vista will eventually offer are now baked in.

Free software developers do it to learn new skills

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OSS

Most free and open source developers participate in FOSS projects to learn and develop new skills, Rishab Ghosh of Maastricht University, told the Idlelo2 conference in Kenya this morning.

Red Hat offers Linux eye candy alternative

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The next version of Red Hat's Fedora Linux will include software to give the operating system some of the eye candy of a rival Novell project--but it will use a less intrusive mechanism, advocates say

Ubuntu, Nearly worthy of all the hype!

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Reviews
Ubuntu

In the end, I can honestly say that Ubuntu seems to be worthy of much of it's hype.  It really is a solid, reliable and easy to use desktop Linux.  Once the installer has been simplified and if the Ubuntu team addresses the multi-media issues, it may well be worthy of all of the hype.

Making apt Work for You

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One of the popular Linux patch management systems is based on the Advanced Package Tool, known as apt. While it was developed for Debian Linux, it is the standard patch management tool for a number of Debian and Red Hat-based distributions, including Knoppix, Xandros, and even the Lineox rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But if you prefer apt, the associated tools can be installed on most Linux distributions.

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