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Howto: Add a new yum repository to install software under CentOS / Redhat Linux

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HowTos

nixcraft: CentOS / Fedora Core / RHEL 5 uses yum for software management. Yum allows you to add a new repository as a source to install binary software.

Installing Freespire 2.0 for Newbies

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Linux

softpedia: Not yet in its final version, Freespire 2.0 is a Ubuntu-based Linux operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer. It provides users with the choice of including proprietary drivers, codecs and applications as they see fit.

Hardware and Software on Linux Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Random: I was surfing the net when my brother asked me to print something for school. It occurred to me that I had forgotten to install my printer when I was setting everything up. I had to reboot into XP for him.

Novell Launches Linux Champions Club in Asia Pacific

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SUSE

smbedge.com: Novell announced today the launch of the Asia Pacific chapter of the Novell Linux Champions Club, following the success of the Champions Club in Europe. The objective of the Club is to build a community of Linux proponents among Novell’s strategic partners and their partners, eventually creating a Linux-friendly ecosystem in Asia Pacific.

More KWord & KOffice updates

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KDE

kdedevelopers: Some weeks ago KOffice alpha1 got tagged; but some balls were dropped and it never was uploaded to the ftp site. The good news is that even more new cool stuff is visible in the KOffice Alpha2 which will probably come out end of August.

Finding the hidden bells and whistles in Firefox

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Moz/FF

zdnet (techrepublic): Mozilla Firefox, now in release 2.0, has made huge advancements in Web browsing. Tabbed browsing and anti-phishing protection are its most visible improvements. Other features can be added into the browser through extensions, making this browser do more of users' bidding.

Also: Firefox 2.0.0.5 On Mirrors

Linux: PlugSched, Pluggable CPU Schedulers

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Updating the pluggable scheduler patches for the 2.6.22 kernel, Peter Williams noted, "probably the last one now that CFS is in the main line". CFS author Ingo Molnar asked, "why is CFS in mainline a problem?

Open Source Science-Fiction Movie Aims to be a Fully Collaborative Effort

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Movies

Press Release: New open source movie project aims to create a full community of users who collaborate in the creation and execution of a short science-fiction film titled Jathia's Wager, from writing and editing the script to choosing the cast.

Ubuntu plus Dell equals better support for devices in Linux

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Hardware

All About Linux: One of the best things that has happened to Linux enthusisasts the world over is the confluence of two big players one in the Linux arena (Ubuntu aka Canonical) and the other in the PC hardware space (Dell). And the end users have already started reaping the benefits.

Installing The PHP-MemCache Module On CentOS 5.0

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HowTos

MemCached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. In this article I explain how you can very easily install it and make it avaible in PHP.

Pan - a feature-rich newsreader for Linux

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Software

linux.com: If you still visit Usenet or occasionally participate in its discussions and newsgroups, you can get by with Linux newsgroup readers that are integrated into browsers or email clients such as Thunderbird, Evolution, and the Opera Web browser. But if you're an advanced user who wants a more feature-rich newsreader, you need Pan.

MySQL Management

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Software

lxpages: A large percentage of small to medium sized websites depend on Mysql server to support their db infrastructure. Working with it is as easy is saying it and for some reason there are numerous web and non-web administration software written specifically to manage a Mysql server and sites running on it. This article lists quite a few of them which you may find useful.

Also: screen-message: use your screen to communicate

Novell Relishes Pact with Microsoft

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Interviews
SUSE

RedmondDeveloper News: RDN's Executive Editor, Features Jeffrey Schwartz talked about the Microsoft-Novell deal with Justin Steinman, Novell's director of product marketing for Linux and open platform solutions, at TecháEd. Steinman was involved in negotiating the terms of the deal and offers his insights on Microsoft's actions, the impact of the agreements on Linux development and more.

Decline of Open Source Follow-Up: FUD Attack?

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OSS

Rob Enderle: I was fascinated with the responses I got around the Web on my observation that open source interest, according to the OEMs I’ve spoken to recently, is dropping. These responses seemed to be attempting to FUD my post, which in itself is ironic.

Who really owns your open source code?

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Software

builder.au: In the wake of Apple's purchase of CUPS, there is a simple lesson to take away -- if you are a developer committed to open source and you wish for your contributions to always remain open, do not reassign copyright to an external party.

Open source software: Is it really and truly free?

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OSS

Wisconsin Technology Network: Computer source code is freely available from many originators. Software developers have access to this source code, and they may use and modify it, owing no money to the originators. This “open source” software, however, carries restrictions. Typically, there are licenses that travel with it, containing various restrictions on its use and dissemination.

Maddog mad about Linux thin clients

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Linux

Well-known Linux luminary Jon "maddog" Hall is CTO and "ambassador" of a startup selling Linux-based thin clients and network appliances. Koolu currently has two hardware offerings that run Ubuntu Linux, and work with Google Apps in energy- and pollution-sparing installations for business, government, and education.

Deep Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

CLICK: With lots of changes here at the Los Angeles Daily News, I find myself in a good position to put Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty to work posting Web content via the Clickability publishing system and for the more mundane tasks of writing memos and reports, reading e-mail and the like. So get ready for my latest dip into the Ubuntu pool, plus some Red Hat/Fedora-based Live CDs and a little bit on Puppy 2.16 and my long-delayed review.

Linux: Looking Toward 2.4.35

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The 2.4 stable kernel tree has been maintained by Willy Tarreau for a year, since July of 2006. When recently asked if the tree had been abandoned, Willy replied, "no it's not abandoned at all!"

Ubuntu vs. Red Hat on Compete.com, Hitwise, and Google Trends

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Linux

O'Reilly Radar: I've been doing a little prep for my keynote at Ubuntu Live next week. In the course of my homework, I took a look at the various web tracking sites to see how Ubuntu is doing against sites for other Linux distributions. Here's how Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian, Fedora, and OpenSuse stack up in terms of site visitors according to Compete.com, Hitwise, and Google Trends.

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5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many of them do you follow? Read more

Top 5 best rising Linux distros in 2017

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