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Oracle adopts Red Hat Linux as its own

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Linux

Oracle Corp. on Oct. 25 announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware, and applications products. Essentially, this means that Oracle, after removing Red Hat trademarks, will be distributing Oracle Unbreakable Linux, derived from Red Hat's open-source Linux technology.

Also: Ubuntu makes business moves, but no Oracle deal... yet

AIX commands you should not leave home without

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Linux

AIX has a vast array of commands that enable you to do a multitude of tasks. Depending on what you need to accomplish, you use only a certain subset of these commands. There are a few core commands that you commonly use. This article will cover some of the core commands with the intent to provide a list that you can use as a ready reference.

Matt Asay: The "no open source" clause

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OSS

Alfresco hereby warrants that the Software contains no open source code and that it will not provide any open source software as part of its Services or Software.

Um, we have a problem here....

Remotely administring Machines Using X11VNC

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HowTos

x11vnc - VNC server uses current X11 session.x11vnc allows one to view remotely and interact with real X displays (i.e. a display corresponding to a physical monitor, keyboard, and mouse) with any VNC viewer. In this way it plays the role for Unix/X11 that WinVNC plays for Windows.

Run World of Warcraft on Linux with CrossOver

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Gaming

World of Warcraft is a worldwide phenomenon that Windows and Mac users have enjoyed nonstop since its release. Unfortunately, Linux users have been left out in the cold. Well wait no more, Linux users. You can finally run World of Warcraft on your favorite Linux box by buying CodeWeavers CrossOver for Linux.

Remote access Mandriva 2007 Free using FreeNX

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HowTos

NoMachine NX is a Terminal Server and remote access solution based on a comprising set of enterprise class open source technologies. NX makes it possible to run any graphical application on any operating system across any network connection at incredible speed. FreeNX application/thin-client server is based on NoMachine’s NX technology.

Ubunt Edgy Eft out tomorrow (26th)- How to prepare for and execute your upgrade

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HowTos

Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft (6.10) is out tomorrow, provided no last minute changes to the release schedule. If you’re planning to upgrade from 6.06 to 6.10, then here are a few steps you may want to take before you preform the upgrade.

Firefox 3.0 Already?

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Moz/FF

Mozilla is pushing ahead on work and planning for its next two major browser releases, Firefox 3.0 and 4.0. Firefox 2.0 was just released yesterday. Firefox 3.0 is currently being developed under the code name Gran Paradiso and the current alpha release is code-named Minefield.

Mark Shuttleworth: “Pretty” is a feature

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Ubuntu

If we want the world to embrace free software, we have to make it beautiful. I’m not talking about inner beauty, not elegance, not ideological purity… pure, unadulterated, raw, visceral, lustful, shallow, skin deep beauty. We have to make it gorgeous.

MySQL CEO Marten Mickos: Bring on the GPL3 Debate

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Interviews

Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database vendor MySQL, says that he's confident that the wrangling over the current draft of the GNU general public license Version 3 (GPLv3) will help his company in the long run. The MySQL database is distributed under the GPL. In an interview with the IDG News Service, Mickos also talks about other open source issues and what lies ahead for MySQL.

Citrix shuns Linux due to 'lack of demand'

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Linux

Citrix says it has no interest in delivering native Linux support in its products, and that it will continue to rely on the Windows platform. The company, which is a close partner of Microsoft, says there is no significant demand for Linux in the public and private sector.

Open Your Heart and Let the Linux In

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Ubuntu

Arrrgghh!!! There be pirates a’ swimmin’ in the ink here! But, seriously, how many of you have pirated something before, like games, operating systems, Office and DVDs? Aren’t you tired of even having to pay for those things in the first place? Then I have just what you need! Linux! “Linux,” you say? Yes, Linux!

Vim tips: Working with external commands

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Vim is a powerful editing tool, but there are some things it just can't do. However, Vim lets you access shell commands and utilities without leaving Vim, and that lets you perform some amazing tricks.

Partitioning - one of the hardest steps in a Linux installation

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HowTos

If you happen to use a Microsoft operating system you are most likely to be familiar with finding your partitions using drive letters, such as C: and D:. When you pop in your brand new Ubuntu CD and start the installation, you will notice that there are no C and D drives, but instead lots of letter and number combinations. Do you feel lost? Let’s work it out.

A Call to Distros: Give Users What They Want

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Linux

A few months ago we ran a poll about the most important non-free Linux apps. We had over 8,000 votes in that poll and we consider the results pretty interesting. Interesting enough to push Linux's market share if a distro capitalized on them?

Install Firefox2 in Ubuntu and List of Recomended Addons

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HowTos

Firefox 2 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.This article describes how to install fiefox in ubuntu linux system.

Review: Slackware 11

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Reviews

Like many people who started using Linux in the mid to late 90's, my first distribution was Slackware. And I'm pleased to report that Patrick Volkerding's creation has withstood the test of time and is still going strong (and Patrick as well, fortunately). In these days when Ubuntu is hogging the spotlight (though much of this attention is truly merited), it's good to know that you can count on a distribution from the days when "men were men and they wrote their own device drivers" as Linus Torvalds once said.

How Beryl/XGL and Deskbar simplified my life

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Software

Yesterday I was playing with Gnome’s basic layout and I decided because Deskbar was so good at locating what I wanted that it was quicker to use Deskbar than the standard Gnome application list. I decided to take things farther and remove some key GUI standards from my screen because I found that using alternative methods of accomplishing the same thing were quicker.

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