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Portage 2.1 Released!

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Portage Team is proud to announce that version 2.1 of portage has been completed and added to the tree for testing.

Booga! Booga!... Yawn.

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OSS

My rough-and-tumble hijinks aside, it is clear to me that we are in yet another round of "Booga Booga" from Those Who Dislike Open Source. Wow. This week hasn't just been "Booga Booga." It's been the guy with the hockey mask coming at us through the woods.

Well, almost.

Pimp My MPlayer

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HowTos

MPlayer is my media player of choice. It is available for Windows and Linux, and plays most about every file format in a completely borderless window (a feature I miss in vlc, totem, kmplayer etc.). Here you can find useful configurations to maximise your viewing pleasure.

Book Review: User Mode Linux

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Reviews

Written by Jeff Dike, founder and lead developer of UML, this is an authoritative and useful resource for anyone interested in using the software in anger. It describes both the genesis of the software - and it's instructive for those who are interested in how such projects grow and develop over time - and also a technical reference that describes what it's used for and how to get it up and running properly.

Ubuntu Dapper: Ready for the long haul

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Ubuntu

The long-awaited Ubuntu 6.06 Long Term Support (LTS) release, also known as Dapper Drake, made its debut last week. After extensive testing, I can say that it was worth the delay from its originally scheduled April release date.

Can Novell SUSE Linux Take On Microsoft Windows Vista?

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SUSE

Microsoft's delay with the release of Windows Vista has left enough wiggle room for other players to pursue the desktop operating system market. An old Microsoft rival, Novell, is angling to seize the day with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, a desktop OS geared to beat Vista in cost, manageability and features.

Xen installation and configuration

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HowTos

Xen is a set of kernel extensions that allow for paravirtualization of operating systems that support these kernel extensions, allowing for near-native performance for the guest operating systems.

Open source promises more business functions

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OSS

A new generation of high-value open-source business applications is coming, according to a leading analyst. These will include collaboration, portal, content management and business intelligence tools.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Reliability Measured

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Linux

We're fond of the phrase, "lies, damn lies, and statistics." We tend to be cynical about data in general. Collectively, according to Yankee analyst DiDio, "individual corporate Linux, Windows and Unix servers experience three to five failures per server per year, resulting in 10.0 to 19.5 hours of annual downtime for each server." Beyond this, the results were revealing! shocking! earth-shaking! Er. Not really.

Basic Things to Know When Switching to a Linux Desktop

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HowTos

Recent releases of Linux Distributions totally amazes me. What was once an OS that is easy to use and configure, has gotten even better. From different questions that I get from new users, I have come up to a collection of the basic things that a new Linux user must know.

The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake)

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

GP2X Searches For The World's Best Programming Talent

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Gaming

GP32/2X Distribution Ltd and Gamepark Holdings today challenged up and coming designers to develop a game or application that will run on the GP2X - the fast growing Linux-based handheld gaming and entertainment console,

Brainstorming ways to push open source

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OSS

Having the latest computer technology is great. But what e-government users from the public sector as well as citizens really want is software interoperability. Unfortunately IT managers still only pay lip service to such interoperability, concludes a European project assessing today’s open-source movement.

Libranet's last goodbye

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Linux

After six months, the Libranet community has learned that its wait for the revival of the distribution was futile. Tal Danzig, Libranet's owner and chief developer, has announced that he is discontinuing the development of Libranet.

DRM - Is It Worth Going To Jail For?

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Linux

In the spirit of all who chanced civil disobedience for their cause, this is offered as what NOT to do...under any circumstance. Not only would it be illegal (possibly a RICO case) it could temporarily devastate the retail businesses involved. Enough so that the effects would be newsworthy...and that is exactly the desired effect.

How to build a Linux router - Part 2

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HowTos

Last time on the "How to build a Linux router - Part 1" we installed Fedora Core 4 as the operating system. In this part, we will be configuring the operating system to handle our routing for us, as well as throw in some added perks such as a upnp server, local caching nameserver, and DHCP server.

OSU open source founders leaving

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OSS

The founders of Oregon State University's Open Source Lab are leaving the organization to run a Portland startup, the school announced Thursday, creating a void at the top of one of the state's best-known open source organizations.

Losses double for SCO Group

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Misc

The SCO Group Inc.'s net loss for the fiscal second quarter more than doubled from a year ago, hampered by litigation expenses that totaled nearly $3.8 million in the quarter.

Build a Desktop with Kubuntu 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Kubuntu is one great distribution. It has something for everyone. This How-To is going to cover as much as I can. Its strengths lie in Debian and the Apt-Get package management system. The 2.6 kernel has come a long way and will run on anything from an old 486 to the modern Duocore cpu's along with everything in between. So Lets get to It!!!.

The Software Wars map

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OS

Ever wonder what map might be hanging inside Fortress Gates, the super-secret center from which Lord Gates and his evil minion, Steve "the Undertaker" Ballmer, run the Evil Empire? Well, no I haven't either, but that hasn't stopped Steven Hilton.

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