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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 381 srlinuxx 22/11/2010 - 2:31pm
Story Reasons to Be Thankful in Linux Land srlinuxx 22/11/2010 - 2:29pm
Story Debian Project News - November 23rd srlinuxx 22/11/2010 - 2:28pm
Story Ubuntu Software Center Slowly Turning Around, More Paid Apps srlinuxx 22/11/2010 - 2:27pm
Story How a “Welded-to KDE3.5 User” Began a Move to KDE4.4 - Part 1 srlinuxx 22/11/2010 - 2:25pm
Story today's shorts & stuff: srlinuxx 22/11/2010 - 2:54am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/11/2010 - 11:41pm
Story Reporting bugs in Fedora 14 srlinuxx 21/11/2010 - 11:34pm
Story How To Install Google Earth On Ubuntu 10.10 falko 21/11/2010 - 7:57pm
Story The Renaissance of the Renaissance Project? srlinuxx 21/11/2010 - 7:09pm

SCO will appeal the gutting of its lawsuit against IBM

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Legal

Utah's SCO Group is appealing a federal magistrate's gutting of its $5 billion lawsuit against IBM, hoping to salvage the tens of millions of dollars it has spent litigating the case over the past three years.

Which linux distro..?

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Linux

I’ve been using linux for at least four years now, and I’ve tried out most of the top distributions available. This guide is for noobs to decide which distribution of linux to use.

Shuttleworth discusses the future of open source

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OSS

Despite being on record as disliking public speaking, Mark Shuttleworth was in Dublin last month to give the keynote speech at this year's ApacheCon Europe. His theme was the future direction of open source software (OSS), and the issues developers should focus on to ensure the OSS movement’s continued success.

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux

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Reviews

I'm overwhelmed. This is the book I wanted when I started learning about Unix. OK, Linux didn't exist then, but if it had existed, and if I were sticking my toes in it, this would have been THE book.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Lotus Notes, Firefix 2, Win98, Sun

We fondly remember Sam Palmisano's promise more than two years ago to have all IBM employees running Linux on their desktops the end of 2005. We weren't surprised that the actual rollout was quietly swept under the carpet and did not occur.

What makes open-source developers tick?

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OSS

A doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Zurich in Switzerland has focused on the question of what makes developers of open-source software tick. The answer is not much of a surprise:

A first look at SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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Reviews
SUSE

The newest SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, version 10, is so close to being done that you can almost taste it. Novell released the gold master last week to its partners, and the server version, SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), based on the same code, is also almost ready for release. This is an early review of the new version of SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).

Smart Package Manager: a better mousetrap

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Software

The Smart Package Manager hopes to beat the native package management applications for distributions like Red Hat, SUSE, and Debian at their own game. Still in beta, it has support for most major GNU/Linux package and repository formats. Smart introduces many innovative and useful ideas, but its killer feature is the algorithms it uses to select packages and versions.

KOffice Version 1.5.2 Released

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Software

The KOffice team is pleased to announce KOffice version 1.5.2. This is mainly a bugfix release but also contains numerous translation updates. Especially KWord, KSpread and Kexi have received critical bug fixes.

VMware Server Is Cooked And Ready For Tasting

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VMware has made its server product generally available from Wednesday. The product, previously the paid-for GSX Server, has been free to download in beta form for months but is now cooked according to VMware.

Lotus Haters Gang Up On Notes for Linux

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Software

After Lotus announced the release of the Lotus Notes 7.0.1 stand-alone client for Linux, IBM Lotus Chief Ed Brill conceded that the reaction was mixed... Which was a modest bit of understatement.

Real-life Gundam robot runs on Linux

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Linux

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (ASIT) has just unleashed the latest in a long line of bipedal robots to come out of the R&D labs of this country.

Two Linux PCs Power 12-Station Internet Café

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Linux

HP, Blueloop and Omni partnered to deliver a 12-station Internet café running off two standard HP desktop computers at an international GroupWise conference held in Telford, UK.

Using DesktopBSD

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Reviews
BSD

Like PC-BSD, DesktopBSD provides many features that will allow a complete Unix novice to start using the operating system immediately. Those already familiar with FreeBSD and the KDE desktop will recognize the tools underlying the GUI conveniences.

MySQL to draw curtain on older databases

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Software

MySQL has published its first "end of life" timetable for its open-source database and will no longer provide free updates for some older versions of the product starting next month, it said this week.

Debian Server restored after Compromise

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Security

One core Debian server has been reinstalled after a compromise and services have been restored. On July 12th the host gluck.debian.org has been compromised using a local root vulnerability in the Linux kernel. The intruder had access to the server using a compromised developer account.

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Repairing ReiserFS file system with reiserfsck

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HowTos

We have already written about ext2/ext3 file repair using fsck and other utilities. Linux comes with different filesystems and different repair utilities. To repair a ReiserFS filesystem you need to reiserfsck command which is a checking tool for the ReiserFS filesystem (just like fsck command for ext2/ext3 file system).

Also: Shell script to watch the disk space

Linux Breeds Boeing's New Jets

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Linux

Hawker de Havilland, the local arm of aircraft engineering giant Boeing, will retire its 30-year-old VAX system in favour of its new Linux-based environment in the manufacture of parts for the company's next-generation 787 jets.

OSDL taps director for Linux User Advisory Council

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OSS

The Open Source Development Labs appointed Colin Hope-Murray as its Linux User Advisory Council director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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