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Ubuntu 6.06 LTS vs. SLED 10

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The wait is over, SLED 10 is finally here. I switched to Ubuntu when first RC of Dapper Drake was announced and I can safely say it has exceeded my expectations in every way. Having said all the above, I have always been following SuSE Linux and I believe Novell is being very innovative in desktop space. Here are my first impressions and major differences that I see:

NASA's 3D Guide to the Galaxy

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Web
Sci/Tech

Using "plug in free" X3D technology in Demicron's WireFusion, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's PlanetQuest web site is providing visitors with a unique opportunity to interactively explore the Milky Way galaxy.

Dual screen in Linux with ATI

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Software

I’ve just gone dual screen, and after two weeks I cannot imagine going back. Fantastic! I feel noticeably more productive. Here is the XF86Config-4 file I ended up hacking together.

Push Windows Printer Drivers with CUPS

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HowTos

Network printing is a leading cause of high blood pressure and premature hair loss in our long-suffering network administrator demographic. Today you shall learn how to use CUPS and Samba together to set up automagic client printer installations.

Novell NZ sales up 30pc to $8.4m

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SUSE

Novell New Zealand continued its golden run last year, posting a 30 per cent increase in revenues.

Towards one laptop per child

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OLPC

The possibility of every child having a laptop, as a way to bridge the digital divide in developing countries, gained the world’s attention when United Nation Secretary General Kofi Anan and Nicolas Negroponte, former MIT Media Lab director and now chair of the non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), unveiled a working prototype of a $100 laptop during the World Information Summit o

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Poor man's Evolution visual notifier

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Evolution is probably the most advanced e-mail client in GNU/Linux, however it lacks a basic feature every Windows program has: it can't provide you with a visual notification when a new message is received.

Lobby4Linux Founder Battles Illness

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Misc

Lobby4Linux founder, Ken Starks (a.k.a., Helios) recently went to Washington to take the fight for freedom - whether it's software or media - to the hallowed halls of Congress. Now he faces an even greater battle - a battle for his very life.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND

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HowTos

How important are Domain Name Services? Consider this, suppose you want to set up your own web site, you go to a commercial registrar and attempt to acquire a domain name. The purchasing process won't proceed unless you can enter the IP addresses or Internet names of two existing, registered DNS servers for your domain.

iPod Exodus: Mac to Linux

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HowTos

I recently installed Fedora Core 5 and wanted to use my Mac formatted (HFS+) iPod Nano with it. I had read mixed reports about iPod/Linux compatibility so I didn't expect it to be easy. The transition was mostly undemanding, but the minor problems I encountered weren't what I expected.

Book Review: Subversion Version Control

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Reviews

William Nagel's book is not an alternative manual - Subversion actually comes with some pretty good documentation. Instead the book combines tutorial information about the software with usage and best practice scenarios.

Enterprise open source migrations: Dealing with file services

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HowTos

Problems with sharing and storing files can stymie a migration from Windows or Unix to Linux. Fortunately, a few key open source tools and tried-and-true practices can scale file services roadblocks.

FUD by Association

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First, there was plain, old FUD - classic Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Then we had stealth FUD. Now we have FUD by association.

Linux OS For All

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Linux

While Microsoft reigns supreme on the desktop, alternatives are slowly gaining market share. The question now becomes what's the holdup? Why are those other operating-system vendors finding success on the desktop so difficult?

Xen from Backports on Debian Sarge

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HowTos

There is a great howto about installing Xen on Debian Unstable. It is really easy to do and it runs fine. Nevertheless, on production servers, that's not an optimal solution.

Linux on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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Reviews

The day after my 770 arrived, I read a review in the Washington Post where the guy really didn't like the unit at all. I like it a lot, so I thought about his reasons. My conclusion is that the reviewer is a Windows guy.

How To: Optimize MySQL response time

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HowTos

High loaded website can get slow to respond when a lot of different visitors visit sites querying the same mysql database server, making it slow to respond.

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Leftovers: Software

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