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Interrupt Management Under Linux

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Bill Gatliff provides a walkthrough of the portions of the Linux kernel that manage interrupts and describes how Linux interacts with interrupt controllers and how to adapt code for custom hardware.

Microsoft-led project to deliver on ODF

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Microsoft

Microsoft later this month plans to release a converter that will let Word users open documents saved in the OpenDocument format.

Nexenta combines OpenSolaris, GNU, and Ubuntu

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OS

What do you get when you combine OpenSolaris, the GNU utilities, and Ubuntu? Nexenta -- a GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. I took the Alpha 5 release out for a spin to see how well it's progressing. It might sound like an odd combination, but after more than a year of development, it actually works well, and is shaping up to be a very interesting operating system.

KDE 3.5.5 Screenshots Tour in Kubuntu

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Now we will see KDE3.5.5 Screenshots. We have already discussed how to upgrade the existing KDE Desktop to KDE 3.5.5.Now we are going to see screenshots for KDE 3.5.5 in Kubuntu this includes Graphics, Internet, Office, System, Utilities and wallpapers i hope you like these nice screenshots.

Cacti on CentOS 4.x

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For those who don't know, Cacti's goal is to create nice graphs about system performance and status. This howto describes how to install and configure Cacti quickly on a CentOS server.

Goodbye Eudora, hello Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

Eudora, once one of the most popular email clients, is finally being retired. Instead of simply abandoning Eudora's customers, however, Qualcomm is partnering with Mozilla Corp. to create "Penelope," a customized version of Mozilla's Thunderbird email client that will be optimized for Eudora customers.

Red Tape Hinders Open Source Uptake in Government

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Panelists at the Government Open Source Conference in Portland, Ore., this week suggested that what is needed now is a process or model that can be shared by states to go about acquiring new technologies and solutions that are open source. But to get there, "we need to re-think the whole procurement process," said City of Newport News (Va.) Chief Information Officer Andy Stein.

People Behind KDE: Jaroslaw Staniek

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KDE

On tonight's People Behind KDE we present a coder who has been the driving force behind not only the premier free software database client, Kexi, but also single handedly ported kdelibs to win32. Find out how he achieved such feats of development hights while still breading a heard of crickets for his chameleon in our interview with Jaroslaw Staniek.

OpenSSH with Public Key Cryptography Tutorial

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OpenSSH, an OpenBSD project, is an incredibly secure implementation of the SSH protocol, a way of logging into a remote machine. For users of outdated protocols such as RSH, rlogin, and Telnet, it's an updated, secure replacement. For those who have never used anything like it, SSH can become a very valuable tool.

One laptop per child seeks top hackers

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OLPC

MIT's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) group is inviting a few of the world's best hackers to help secure the new platform prior to launch.

Reiser4 to go mainline?

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Reiser

Reiser4, the successor to the popular Reiserfs by Hans Reiser, has been in development for a number of years now and, for almost as long, Reiser has been pushing for inclusion of the filesystem in mainline — that is, to make it into the official kernel release. While reiserfs has been part of the kernel since 2.4.1, Reiser4 remains a feature offered only in third party kernel patchsets.

5 Firefox extensions that will change the way you search

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The Firefox browser is increasingly popular, and no wonder; It’s secure, easy to use and easy to customize. There are thousands of Firefox extensions out there. Pandia has selected the top 5 search related extensions — add-ons that will change the way you search the web.

Also: Flash 9 for Xubuntu

Linux Kernel Adds Real-Time Features

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Embedded developers have long maintained real-time patch sets outside the mainline Linux kernel, but those days may be coming to an end, according to representatives of Linux developer service provider TimeSys Corp. That company announced Thursday (Oct. 12) that basic support for real-time features has been added to the mainline Linux kernel.

Why free and open source is more than a fad

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I recently read an article in the "mainstream" media that gave me pause. The author made an assertion that the current trend towards Open Source might just be a passing fad.

Book Review - The Official Ubuntu Book

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The Official Ubuntu Book, brought to you by a number of folks who actively write or document Ubuntu and is a great book for those looking to move from OSX or Windows to Ubuntu. If you’re a novice or intermediate Ubuntu user then this book is for you. If you consider yourself an expert, you can still pick up a few things but most of what you’ll find here, you’ll already know.

Linux XP Desktop: A Windows face on an old Linux base

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Reviews

Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?

Goodbye Palm, hello Access Linux Platform

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Linux

The Palm OS has officially ceased to be, giving way to Access Linux Platform. But analysts say the platform's future is unpredictable.

Upgrade your Kubuntu Destop to KDE 3.5.5

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KDE is a network transparent contemporary desktop environment for UNIX workstations. Today we have got KDE 3.5.5 Version released so here we will how to upgrade Kubuntu desktop to latest version.

Linux: Future Of ReiserFS Development

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Reiser

With Namesys founder Hans Reiser recently arrested as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, a brief thread on the lkml discussed the future of ReiserFS.

Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable

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Gaming

Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more