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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 06/03/2011 - 5:00am
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Reports of Red Hat's death at Oracle's hand are premature

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Is it just me, or is Oracle biting off more than it can chew with its foray into the land of Linux support services? In one corner, we have a finely-coiffed prince with a rapper's ego, Larry Ellison, and his database empire. In the other, we have Red Hat: almost synonymous with Linux, especially in the business world, and long a pillar of the free/open source community.

CLI tricks: Creating image thumbnails

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If you publish content on the web you need to create thumbnails of published images every now and then. GIMP is useful for that, but why use such a heavy tool for such a simple task? It always took me about a minute to actually launch GIMP, do all the clicking to get a small version of the image and save it to another file. I have been doing it this way for ages, until I have heard of ImageMagick for the first time.

Firefox 2.0: More Than Just a Surfboard

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Rob Reilly files his review of Firefox 2.0: "The two big things I liked in the edition include enhancements to tabbed browsing and an embedded spell checker. Version 2.0 also has an updated add-on manager that consolidates the add-on extension and theme functions..."

Oracle Linux uncovered

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Yesterday Oracle announced the release of their own version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, simply called Enterprise Linux or 'Unbreakable Linux'. Read on for a first-look, and the Linux Format team's opinions...

Zenoss Receives Red Hat Ready Certification

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Zenoss, Inc. today announced it has received Red Hat Ready Certification for its Zenoss Enterprise Open Source Monitoring Solution. As a member of the Red Hat Ready Partner program, Zenoss has committed to providing its solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and future versions.

Shuttleworth: Oracle-Ubuntu partnership only a matter of time

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Canonical Ltd. CEO Mark Shuttleworth said a partnership with Oracle is no longer a matter of if, but when. Speaking to an analyst at Oracle OpenWorld this week, Shuttleworth said his company is open to a partnership with Oracle.

Microsoft Could Learn a Thing or Two From Ubuntu

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Analysts are also looking forward to the new release of Microsoft Office, which has only been in development about 2 or 3 years. Ironically though, today is also the day that Mark Shuttleworth's Canonical company released its latest version of its Ubuntu operating system. Unlike Microsoft, Canonical releases new versions every six months.

Review: Ubuntu Edgy is nice, but not so edgy

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The Ubuntu team is scheduled to release Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft, today. After working with beta and release candidates over the last few weeks, I've found it to be a solid and usable upgrade for Dapper -- but not a particularly cutting-edge release.

Linux War Begins: Red Hat Stock Plummets 30% In Wake Of Oracle News

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Shares in Red Hat plunged 30 percent to a new 52-week low of $13.70 on Thursday morning following software giant Oracle’s announcement on Wednesday that it would move into the Linux software space. By 11:30 a.m., more than 58 million shares had traded hands – nine times the daily average.

Judge won't delay suit between SCO, Novell

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A federal judge has refused a motion to postpone proceedings in the SCO Group's lawsuit against Novell until after next year's separate SCO-IBM trial concludes. Relaunches With Open Source Features

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The world's largest retail has relaunched after a 13-month overhaul. Complete with features built on open source OpenLazlo and Flash, interactive functions in the toy section aim to entertain kids, as well as help adults find detail product information and reviews.

Manual pages: not just for the console anymore

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You probably know about man, and how to read manual pages in the console. But did you know that man can display manual pages many other ways, such as in a browser, or in a printer-friendly form?

Also: Read manpages of uninstalled packages with debman

Red Hat's Cox warns on open source security

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Linux developer and Red Hat veteran Alan Cox urges caution to those who think Linux security is foolproof

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu 6.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been released: "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed 'Edgy Eft'.

Automatically add contacts to KAddressBook with KBBDB

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Managing your address book and appending new addresses can get tiresome. If your email client is KMail, KBBDB can help with part of the job. This Perl-based filter sits idle waiting for messages to show up, then extracts any new sender's email address into KAddressBook.

Zipit gets Linux

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Zipit, the WiFi Instant Messenger that lets kids IM and um, IM, has been stuffed with Pixil, a PDA Linux OS. Why?

Dumping large MySQL InnoDB tables

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Backing up MySQL databases normally involves running mysqldump (either manually or from a script). If you have worked with very big mysql tables (let’s say over 10GB) you already know that dumping such a table will take a while (of course this will depend from many things like hardware, mysql configuration, etc. but still whatever you do it will still take a long time for such big tables).

Book Review: Building Flickr Applications with PHP

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PHP, one of the most popular server side scripting languages has become the de facto standard in developing many of the high traffic websites around the world. The book "Building Flickr Applications with PHP" authored by Rob Kunkle and Andrew Morton is a unique book which aims to lessen the learning curve associated with developing Flickr applications with PHP.

People Behind KDE: Hamish Rodda

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Tonight in the People Behind KDE series of interviews we feature an Australian core hacker. He is very motivated in programming but his social life is as important. He focuses mainly on programming tools but works for core parts like kdeui too. We are talking about KDE star Hamish Rodda.

A Tale of Two Web Browsers

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In the last two years, the web has gone through a truly vibrant period of innovation. Within the last week, two new browsers have been released -- both of which hope to be your first choice for bringing all of that new web content to your desktop.

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