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Story Gloobus Preview Opens Almost Anything, Quickly srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 10:21pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 150 srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 6:50pm
Story Some funky fresh news on Mandriva Linux srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 6:48pm
Story Firefox 4 UI update brings snazzy, new alert pop-ups srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 6:46pm
Story Dolphin Improvements for KDE SC 4.6 srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 6:44pm
Story 5 Unusual Games for Linux srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 4:36pm
Story The State of Desktop Search on Linux srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 4:34pm
Story Software Freedom and the GNU GPL srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 4:32pm
Story Documenting and challenging community misogyny srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 4:31pm
Story Mozilla Plans Open App Store srlinuxx 20/11/2010 - 4:28pm

MySQL names new executives

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Misc

Open-source database company MySQL named two new executives Monday. Paul Weinstein was named as executive vice president of business development and Clint Smith was named as general counsel.

Novell to release updated SUSE Linux in July

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SUSE

Novell officials have confirmed a release later this month of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, just one month after the company unveiled a free public preview of the software. The preview was the first opportunity many users had to test Novell's commercial version of the openSUSE desktop environment.

Ultimate desktop search: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and Beagle

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SUSE

Desktop searching has always been a little confusing to me. In typical FOSS fashion, developers saw a good idea and made it better. The result was Beagle.

End to Win98 support may boost desktop Linux

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Linux

From today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide support for Windows 98 and Windows ME, which could lead users to trying alternative operating systems such as Linux.

Industry Group Analyzes Enterprise Storage and Grid Computing Directions

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News

The Globus Consortium - a Grid computing industry group driven by Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel, Nortel, Sun and Univa - today released the July issue of the Globus Consortium Journal (http://www.globusconsortium.org/journal).

KDE and Distributions: Red Flag Interview

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Interviews

Red Flag Desktop Linux is the leading distribution in China and surrounding regions. Huang JianZhong, a Senior Manager in the Desktop Product R&D Department of Red Flag, speaks below about the history of Red Flag Linux and their relationship with KDE.

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Mozilla To Release Firefox 2.0 Beta Tuesday

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp., which will release the first beta of its Firefox 2.0 browser Tuesday, posted Windows, Mac, and Linux release candidates on its FTP servers over the weekend.

Linux 101: Get control with these secure service management tools

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HowTos

A critical part of the process of securing any computer is maintaining positive control over the services that are running. This document shows you how to configure a PC running the Linux operating system for secure service management.

$100 Laptop Rollout Ever Closer

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Hardware

Things have progressed since the $100 laptop prototype was first publicly unveiled at a press conference with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and MIT's Nicholas Negroponte at last year's second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, Tunisia.

Q&A: New Novell CEO in all-out Linux push

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Interviews
SUSE

Novell’s new CEO Ronald Hovsepian and current CTO Jeffrey Jaffe have a lot to talk about, as the company refocuses on open-source software following an executive shakeup in June.

The Open Source Advantage in Secure Application Development

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OSS

The security benefits and risks of Open Source code is one of the most debated topics in information security today. Knowledge is always a double-edged sword in that it can be applied for either good or evil purposes.

Xfce 4.4 beta 2 (4.3.90.2) released

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Software

Xfce 4.4 beta2 (4.3.90.2) is now available for download. Besides Mousepad and Thunar, this release also includes the new Xfce archive manager Xarchiver. Other than that a large number of bugs were fixed, and several core components were improved.

A challenge for Linux developers

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Linux

As I wrote last month, Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly distributions of Linux I’ve used to date, installing painlessly from just one CD. Two weeks ago, I successfully completed seven common tasks that I normally did on Windows XP. Some of these tasks were accomplished very easily. Others required a fair amount of online research and trial and error.

Virtual operating systems, virtual machines

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Interviews

Speaking with SearchOpenSource.com, Dike described the pros and cons of virtual machines versus virtual operating systems and offers some advice on whether to opt for UML, Xen or VMware.

July 2006 Netcraft Survey Highlights

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Web

The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its July 2006 survey from 88,166,395 sites — a new record. This is about 7.5 million more sites than responded in April.

Magnetic memory to replace flash?

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Hardware

Freescale is shipping what is claimed to be the first commercial Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) chip. MRAM, which combines magnetic materials with conventional silicon circuitry, can deliver RAM-like speeds, flash-like nonvolatility, and unlimited "endurance," according to the company.

Setting Up Subversion

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HowTos

The subversion versioning system is great and comes with many features and documentation. This text will focus on getting, configuring and using a subversion repository quickly.

Users asked to help plan the future of Opera

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Software

Opera is planning to turn to its users as it attempts to determine which features should be prioritized for the next major release of its flagship product.

Book review: DNS in Action

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Reviews

The book DNS in Action is a guide to DNS implementation, os specific configuration, and administration. This is a practical book for new sys admin and network architects about how to run and configure DNS.

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