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Review: Xandros Server

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Long known for its desktop distribution, Xandros is now getting into the server act with the release of Xandros Server 1.0. One might wonder, what's the point of yet another server-oriented distro when the server market is already well-served? Xandros Server offers a GUI-oriented approach to system administration that should do well with admins familiar with Windows server products.

Migrating applications from Linux/Unix to Windows (or vice versa)

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Operating systems are useless unless applications will run on them. Luckily, both Linux and Windows support a broad variety of applications -- many of which are compatible with both platforms. That said, if you're planning to switch from Windows to Linux -- or Linux to Windows – you need to consider a number of factors when you plan the migration. This article will discuss those factors.

Book Review: Linux Annoyances for Geeks

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Linux is not Windows. Most users new to Linux forget this and expect Linux to operate exactly as Windows does with the result that they become frustrated. In four hundred and eighty-odd pages Linux Annoyances for Geeks tries to document and answer as many of these possible problems as possible.

Linux gains traction in software market

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When IBM introduced a version of Lotus Notes that runs on the desktop computers using the Linux operating system this month, it was a sign of confidence that open-source software is gaining market traction.

Server-side Windows vs. Linux: Considering today's differences

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Not long ago, choosing Linux in the data center meant a tradeoff. You had to give up some capabilities in exchange for freedom from Microsoft lock-in. But that has changed. These days the features of Windows and Linux stack up against each other very competitively. For the most part, administrators can choose Linux or Windows today without losing out. Some differences, however, must be considered. In this article, I look at several of those differences.

Linux opens up a road to the future

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THE departure of the IT contractor from radio station 3RRR allowed staffer Phil Wales to change career directions from Windows to Linux. His rationale was simple: the web is powered more by Unix-style systems than anything else and for a person with multimedia skills, that's where the future is.

Oregon Open Source Showcase at OSCON

In today's Oregonian, Mike Rogoway provides an overview of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, which will be held at Oregon Convention Center July 24-28th.

Comparing Apt-get Interfaces

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I recently posted an article on my website from Roger who has absolutely been sold on the advantages of the Debian package installer Aptitude. Which raises the question, what is Aptitude, and how does it compare to Synaptic, Kpackage and plain old APT-Get?

Government Entities Quick to Adopt Open Source

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Governments are now more willing to disclose and discuss their open technology plans and products because they are less fearful of agency infighting or pressure from vendors of proprietary software, said Open Source and Industry Alliance Director of Public Policy Will Rodger.

aKademy 2007 Call for Location and Organisation

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While preparations for aKademy 2006 are in full swing, next year's annual meeting of the KDE community, aKademy 2007, is sending out a Call for Location and Organisation.

Put Africa in the Linux Timeline

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Linux

To celebrate Linux's fifteenth birthday, and its 150th issue, Linux Journal is updating its Linux Timeline to mark recent milestones in the history of the free and open source operating system.

Open source bill – it’s about time

IF all goes well, the country will get its first open source bill, courtesy of Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño. It’s about time.

CLI Magic: The five Ws

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The command line can tell you a lot, if you bother to ask it. Most of us learned the five Ws as a research rubric: who? what? where? when? why? (and usually, how?). By sheer coincidence, the five Ws can also illuminate important characteristics on your Linux system, its users, processes, and commands.

Represent KDE at Linuxtagen in Essen

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On September the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) the Essener Linuxtage will take place in the University of Essen in Germany. If you are interested in helping us man a stall or giving a talk, then please contact us.

Hands on: Let the Linux music play

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With digital music formats becoming ever more popular, the demand for different ways to play music files has also escalated. A lesser known choice is the Squeezebox from Slim Devices. Since we have been looking at Ubuntu Linux a lot this year, this month I’ll show you how to set up the software on Dapper Drake.

Novell Clarifies Decision to Demote JBoss

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Novell Inc has explained its decision to drop the JBoss Application Server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 distribution and maintained that the move had nothing to do with JBoss's acquisition by Red Hat Inc.

Ubuntu to Blubuntu , it's a zip

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If you thought that the default Ubuntu mix of Brown and Orange sucked , then here’s your chance to make it cool blue. You don’t need to download anything big. Just a couple of wallpapers and a splash screen. Are you ready to take a dip into blue territory ?

Take advantage of quick backups to tape on Linux systems

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Before the days of writable CDs, DVDs, and cheap hard drives, the preferred medium for backing up systems was tape. Tape systems are very reliable, although perhaps less convenient than using optical media. They are also very easy to manipulate and make for great re-writable backups.

An 'alumni party' for open source

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Portland conference - Software developers from around the globe will gather to share tips and war stories

Q&A: Sun's Simon Phipps details open source strategy

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In an interview with Computerworld, Phipps talked about Sun's upcoming open source strategy and about what he called the incorrect view that Sun isn't fully committed to open source software.

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