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The mysterious force driving open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Consensus is the mysterious force driving open source. Consensus, in this sense, is a scientific concept. It’s not the same as unanimity, nor is it the same as democracy. It’s a common acceptance and practice which must prove its utility each day.

Dell announces the models for Ubuntu

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Hardware

Jeremy’s Blog: We will be launching a Linux based OS (Ubuntu) on the E520, 1505 and XPS 410 starting next Thursday, 5/24. The goal of launching Linux is to continue to give our customers more choices to customize their new Dell.

Cheap PCs: too good to be true?

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Hardware

pcadvisor blogs: The UK's biggest PC bargains could completely change your perception of the cost of hardware. But does the drive towards ever-cheaper computing come at a cost?

Fix for Beryl Worspaces Problem in Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: Problem - The workspace options dissapeared when right clicking on a window using the beryl manager.

Linux move reaps dividends for stockbroker

silicon.com: Case Study: Since stockbroker Redmayne-Bentley revamped its IT infrastructure with a move to Linux the business has been reaping the rewards.

Search Status exposes website details

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Moz/FF

tectonic: Search Status is a great Firefox extension that provides a handful of additional information on any site you're visiting at the time.

Open source vendors fight back against Microsoft patent claims

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Microsoft

ComputerWorld: "They want open-source software companies to like them and tell everyone what a good friend to open-source software Microsoft is," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource, an open-source middleware vendor. "But it's clear that the goal is not to embrace but to destroy."

Book Review: Beginning C: From Novice to Professional

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Reviews

Unix Review: Ivor Horton is a beginner's best friend (Beginning C++ 6, Beginning Ansi C++, Beginning Java 2). And his Beginning C text is definitely no stranger to this forum as I reviewed the 3rd Edition in October 2004. What's new with the 4th Edition, and do you need it?

Help! My Linux won't start.

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HowTos

itToolbox blogs: At one stage of our Linux adventure we have all come across this situation. Here you are happily exploring and tweaking your system when all of a sudden it doesn't start any more. There are many things that could have been done from changing screen resolutions to a script or runlevel gone bad.

Google Keeps Close Eye on Open Source

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Interviews

eWeek: Q&A: Chris DiBona, a programs manager for Google, talks about how the company uses open-source software and what it contributes to the open-source community.

Review: Motorola's Linux Powered ROKR Z6

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Linux

mobileburn.com: It has been a very long time in coming, but Motorola is finally starting to put out devices based on its new Linux platform. The Motorola ROKR Z6 is among the initial handset designs that Motorola has built on this new platform.

Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates

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Security
HowTos

This article will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you already have a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL.

Hacking the Ubuntu Installation

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Ubuntu

Extreme Tech: This is the first chapter in the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations. This feature explores options for installing and configuring devices in Ubuntu's installation process, including where to install Ubuntu, which variation to install, and what options to select that will impact system usability.

Group Collaboration With Screen

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HowTos

ubuntu-tutorials: This week I’m teaching out in Portland, OR in a Linux Fundamentals class. A small part of one of this weeks chapter is on screen.

And: The Ultimate Linux Reference Guide for Newbies
&: Using “tee” to write to files and the terminal

What Does GPL3 Mean for the Enterprise?

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OSS

ServerWatch: The discussion and debate over the wording of GPL3 has crept into the mainstream tech news, which is a bit surprising. After all, it's just a software license. There are hundreds of software licenses, and in my opinion the ones that should be making the news and generating outrage are the standard EULAs (End-User License Agreements) that infest commercial, closed-sourced software.

The unemployment myth and open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Got work? If you program with open source chances are the answer to that question is yes.

Tux500 crash!

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Linux

Penguin Pete's: Congratulations to the Tux500 team. Along with your reckless destruction of Linux, your insane pressure on a driver to carry out your mad scheme has driven him to the breaking point. He's now hospitalized with back pain. Considering the reaction by helios and gang is to JOKE about it.

A Feisty Tale - Ubuntu Upgrade and Install Issues

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Ubuntu

Beyond Caffeine: I have been an adamant Ubuntu supporter since I was ‘converted’ to it - but I have been quite disappointed with Feisty (AKA: Version 7.04). Not Feisty itself, but the process.

LogFS: A new way of thinking about flash filesystems

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Software

Linux.com: Storage manufacturers are getting ready to start shipping solid state disks, and Linux-based devices like One Laptop per Child's XO and Intel's Classmate don't contain standard hard disks. To improve performance on the wide array of flash memory storage devices now available, project leader Jërn Engel has announced LogFS, a scalable filesystem specifically for flash devices.

Speed up application launches with prelink

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HowTos

FOSSwire: Application start up times can be annoying if they are really really slow. Part of this latency is a process where before the executable can run, the OS needs to work out which libraries it needs to kick into action.

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