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Novell lays off AppArmor programmers

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SUSE

c|net: Two years after acquiring the company that developed the AppArmor security software for Linux, Novell has laid off team members behind the project, CNET News.com has learned.

visual refresh and linux (and you?)

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Moz/FF

steelgryphon.com: Alex seems to have stirred up some debate regarding visual refresh on Linux. I wanted to talk a little about why its not as big of a priority right now, and longer-term thinking I’ve been doing about Linux.

Howto: Two Way Sync Between Kontact and GCal

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HowTos

Terminally Incoherent: Ever wondered how to sync up your Kontact Calendar with your Google Calendar? Me too! But I figured it out. Below you can find step by step instructions on how to set it up.

Zero to Z-Shell: Learn what all the fuss is about with Z-Shell

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HowTos

Red Hat Magazine: By and large, most Red Hat Linux systems will have Bash as the default shell. Bash is a darn great shell, but this article is about another equally great shell, called Z-Shell, that has most of the attributes of Bash, but in some cases goes the extra mile to give you the flexibility to customize your shell more than Bash allows.

openSUSE 10.3: why did Novell ever bother?

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SUSE

iTWire: Linux users don't accept criticism of their chosen distribution easily - that's probably why a number of reactions to my last piece about openSUSE tended to be somewhat short of making a point.

Also: More openSUSE 10.3 Numbers

Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 does not mean pre-installed UBuntu on the server

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Ubuntu

SearchEnterpriseLinux.com blog: As is becoming a regular occurrence these days, it seems, a few news outlets out there this week are starting to beat the “Ubuntu pre-installed on the server” drum again as the 7.10 release of that operating system draws near (it’s October 18, fyi).

Consultant: Microsoft responds to Open Source leadership

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Microsoft

LinuxWorld: By opening its .Net Framework libraries Microsoft is again responding to the leadership of the Open Source community, according to industry consultants and developers, but remaining on the back foot.

Also: Apparently the "Many Eyes" Need Glasses

Upgrading to openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

linux.com: OpenSUSE 10.3 was released last week, and I quickly downloaded the new version to update my two openSUSE boxes. Here's a chronicle of the updates and some problems that surfaced during the process.

An In Depth Look at Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

tombuntu: The upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 release will include Compiz Fusion by default. “Desktop effects by default in Gutsy - how Compiz Fusion enhances Ubuntu’s desktop of version 7.10” explains how Compiz is integrated, the default configurations, what happens when Compiz fails, why Compiz by default is good, and why this might be the right time for it. If you are wondering what Compiz by default means for you, this is what you want to read.

Booting Fedora 8 Test 3 vs openSUSE 10.3

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Linux

harald-hoyer.de: Every month the discussion about faster booting of Fedora appears on the mailing lists. Here is a comparison of Fedora to openSUSE with some suggestions and improvements.

15 Lesser Known Open Source Applications

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Software

itmanagement: Sure, some open source projects get all the glory, like, say, Audacity or Gallery. Everyone knows about them and they’ve been downloaded 17 gazillion times. But what about the unsung heroes? Here are 15 who deserve a bit more attention. Give ‘em some love, huh?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Clean up your grub menu and the kernels you do not use

  • htop: new generation Linux processes viewer
  • k3b and permissions
  • Installing Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu

100 Great reasons to use Linux

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Linux

raviratlami1.blogspot: Well, in fact, there may be more. But, here I am giving you the list of top 100 Linux distributions – they are tailor made for your different requirement.

Ubuntu Open Week is a-coming

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Ubuntu

jono bacon: With the up-and-coming release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon coming, I am pleased to announce another Ubuntu Open Week, this time taking place the week following the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon launch - Mon 22nd Oct - Sat 27th Oct on #ubuntu-classroom on Freedode. The sessions take place from 15.00 UTC to 21.00UTC

Red Hat Linux in professional portal push

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Linux
Web

daniweb: Red Hat has opened a dedicated online resource for its partners around the globe, giving them access to the product, program, pricing and training information on both Red Hat and JBoss solutions and services from one single location which is localized in the Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages.

Xubuntu, Kubuntu 7.10 RC Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: A week from today marks the official release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon along with all of the other official Ubuntu derivatives. However, coming out of Canonical camp today is the release candidate for Gutsy Gibbon. Today we have some screenshots of the latest builds of Xubuntu 7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10.

Export your block devices with AoE

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HowTos

Debian Administration: Imagine you have a machine with all of his disk full and another with unused Gigabits, and you don't want to move the data from one to other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain is this article.

OpenSUSE 10.3: AMD/ATI Drivers Installation

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E@zyVG: And once again I being bombarded with e-mails asking me to help them install ATI drivers under the latest openSUSE 10.3. Make sure that you do follow and understand the how-to and go through it completely.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 3: Sharing your computer with Fast User Switching

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at all the handy new features of X in Ubuntu 7.10 and today we turn to Fast User Switching which allows you to easily share your computer with others.

A linux defeat

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Linux

paul murphy: Once upon a time, neither long ago nor far way, repeated server crashes caused a client’s IT management to replace about 40 x86 Linux servers with nice reliable Windows products. Why?

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