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Ubuntu Envy

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is making some people antsy. Recall that this distro is a clever repackaging of Debian designed to make Linux simpler for the average person to use while still remaining free and fully open source (unlike some other Debian-based consumer distributions such as Linspire or Xandros). What's wrong with that, you say?

LDAP Authentication In Linux

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HowTos

This howto will show you howto store your users in LDAP and authenticate some of the services against it. I will not show howto install particular packages, as it is distribution/system dependant. I will focus on "pure" configuration of all componenets needed to have LDAP authentication/storage of users.

Documents and database forms in OpenOffice 2.0

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HowTos

Confused about modifying forms? Worried about editing Microsoft Office documents with OpenOffice 2.0? In this tip, Haugland helps users deal with databases one form at a time and describes two separate methods for creating data lists using secondary tables.

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Novell to Give Fifty SLED Activations to the Linux Community

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SUSE

Novell is giving away fifty–count ‘em! fifty!–one year activation codes of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to members of the open source community. Fifty activations at a list price of USD$50 means fifty squared. That’s almost a $2500 value.

Eric Raymond on desktop Linux

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Linux

Eric S. Raymond is one of the founders of open-source, and a good deal of Linux's early popularity came from his non-stop beating of the drum for the free software operating system. Then, a few years ago, he bowed out of the limelight to live his own life. Recently, however, Raymond shows signs of once more playing a bigger role in open-source circles.

"What would you like to see most in minix?"

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Linux

5,478. This, today, is a number of great significance to the Linux community. It represents the exact number of days that Linux has officially been in existence. For it was 15 years ago today that Linus Torvalds first posted his message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup, asking for feedback on this nifty little OS that he hoped might one day support some of the 386 and 486 AT clones that were cutting edge PC technology in 1991.

Linux on the desktop - Much relies on Novell. Can they make it happen?

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Linux

I have been in IT for over 12 years now. On the server side, I have worked with NT 3.51, 4.0, 2000 and 2003 Server. On the other side of the coin is Unix / Linux. There have been prophecies for years that Linux is going to be the widely-used alternative to Windows on the desktop. The problem is that it has always been so complicated to get working. But times, they are a changin'.

Book Review: Build Your Own Website the Right Way

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HowTos

Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS is a good tutorial for people who want to create their own Web sites without being tied to a CMS with all of its overhead and maintenance.

Linux vendors' war of words over Xen won't hurt technology's potential

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Software

Despite the recent war of words that is raging over the open source hypervisor Xen, the fallout likely to befall the virtual machine monitor will be minimal.

IT Profile: A Linux Lovin’ IT Manager

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Linux

As the IT manager for Dynamix, a 60-person engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio, Matt Darby oversees a network that combines Windows and Linux. His servers all run Linux, the Slackware distribution, and his desktops all run Windows XP.

Learning About Linux Commands

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Linux

How can you learn more about some of your favorite commands or others that pique your interest? And how can you discover commands if you don't even know their names? This isn't a master list of all commands and their functions, but it does explain where you can go to learn more about the commands you already know, those you know you don't know, and even those that you don't know that you don't know!

Wanted: New Default K3b Theme for 1.0

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KDE

K3b 1.0 is in sight and with it I would like to introduce a new default theme. Not because I don't like the current ones, but I just want K3b 1.0 to look different so that people will see the difference, not only feel it.

Novell Rolls Out Suse Linux Enterprise 10 Show

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SUSE

Novell Inc, provider of software for the open enterprise, announced the worldwide launch of Suse Linux Enterprise 10 platform. This is the first time that Novell has announced a simultaneous global and local launch of a product.

Vietnam's Communist Party gets help from Intel

The Vietnamese Communist Party's decision to move its computer systems to open-source software got a boost on Friday from Intel, the world's largest chip maker.

Why bother open sourcing Java?

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OSS

The debate on opening up the Java source code has been on for long; Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps shares his view on the subject.

Liberties Group Claims Patent Rule Hurts Open Source

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OSS

A legal test used to assess the validity of patents threatens the development of free and open source software, according to a civil liberties group.

RPMDrake v3 Beta: Way To Go!

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MDV

Mandriva's new software manager will feature add and removal options all from one module. It's about time! Beranger has translated a blog entry from one of the developers and posted a screenshot.

Do-It-Yourself Robots with Linux

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Linux

Robots have been a passion of mine since I was a child, so imagine my excitement when I was given the opportunity to add a robotics class to our high school's computer curriculum! During this time, we've produced three different robots, each based on a PC running Linux.

One month with SLED 10

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SUSE

The very phrase 'year of the Linux Desktop' has been stirring debates for years now. I decided that I would use SLED 10 as my primary linux 'box' for at least a month to see if it would grow on me. All three of my computers handled it well enough, but is it really ready for the desktop ?

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