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UNOFFICIAL: openSUSE 10.2 Available

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SUSE

This is UNOFFICIAL Announcement - openSUSE 10.2 Avaialable via selected servers, through FTP and as torrent files.

Ulteo Sirius Alpha1 has been released!

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Linux

Here is the first public version of Ulteo! Its codename is "Sirius" because we want to make it a star. Please use with care! This version is an experimental Ulteo system, it comes without any warranty and should not be used in a production environment.

Novell Plans More Licensing Deals

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SUSE

Novell on Tuesday said it plans to seek out more deals similar to its recent marketing and licensing pact with Microsoft as it embraces partnerships and moves away from selling its open-source software directly to small and medium-size companies.

Also: Novell: where have the PR folk gone?

9 reasons Linux and mainstream users are not ready for each other

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Linux

Linux brings enormous benefits to power users. However, some limitations and difficulties prevent it from becoming massively popular with home users. Here are 9 reasons why Linux and mainstream users are not ready for each other.

Firefox 2.0, IE 7 Post Gains

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Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox browser continued to erode Microsoft's Internet Explorer market share during November, a Web metrics company said Wednesday, even as IE 7 gained momentum.

Also: IE7 doesn't pull ahead of competition

Kurdish translation of Ubuntu stirs controversy in Turkey

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Ubuntu

Controversy followed the release of a Kurdish translation of Ubuntu in Turkey last week. The release was originally reported in Millyet, a Turkish national newspaper, on November 21. This first release of a Kurdish language operating system and software has caused a stir in Turkey, where, up until 1991, it was illegal even to speak Kurdish in public.

Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY

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HowTos

This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. PuTTY is an SSH client that is available for Windows and Linux (although it is more common on Windows systems). Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure.

Samba to go GPLv3

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Software

The proposed GPL version 3 has suffered the slings and arrows of outraged Linux developers, and its anti-patent provisions give companies the twitches, but one prominent open-source project, the Samba Team, is ready to switch to the new license as soon as it's approved.

UNIX tips for new users, Part 3: Filters and regular expressions

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Linux

Discover the power of UNIX filters. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the grep family in depth, including the syntax of regular expressions in many UNIX utilities. You'll also find out more about the stream editor, sed, as well as examine the awk pattern scanning language through examples and explanations.

How to always mount removable drives in the same place : Ubuntu

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HowTos

How many of us now use mobile drives such as USB thumb drives or larger capacity external drives? With the cost of media going down it is much more accessible to many of us. Now, the way that Ubuntu and Linux handle these by default may cause your drive to mount in a dynamic location each time you plug it in. This tutorial will outline how to make sure your USB drive or external hard drive mount at your specified location each time.

Adobe Reader 8 Linux whoops

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Software

Some Linux users may already be on their way to download Version 8 of Adobe Reader, formerly Acrobat Reader, announced today by Adobe. Stop that download... there's just one "small" problem! Reader 8 isn't available for Linux.

Mother calls the fuzz on boy who opened his Xmas present early

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Misc

A TWELVE YEAR OLD mite has been arrested by South Carolina coppers because the lad opened up his giftmas present early. Ho Ho Ho.

How to Install Anyting on Ubuntu

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HowTos

Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? This is a basic how-to on how to install anything on Ubuntu.

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.06 LTS As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business

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HowTos

Includes: Shorewall, NAT, Caching NameServer, DHCP Server, VPN Server, Webmin, Munin, Apache (SSL enabled), Squirrelmail, Postfix setup with virtual domains, courier imap imaps pop3 pop3s, sasl authentication for road warriors, MailScanner as a wrapper for SpamAssassin, Razor, ClamAV, etc. Samba installed, not configured.

Bonager is a great Ubuntu tool for managing your fsck disk scans at startup

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Software

Bonager monitors how many reboots are left until your Ubuntu install will automatically initiate an fsck scan on boot up. It will warn you when a scan will be forced on your next boot and will allow you to postpone it.

Interview with Linux security expert Kurt Seifried

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Interviews

Linux.com readers might know Kurt Seifried as the author of the Linux Administrators' Security Guide or proprietor of the popular security mailing list. In this interview, he gives his views on how security in Linux has been stacking up and where it's lacking, what users can do to secure their systems, and whether every admin needs to know much about security.

Supplying routing information using DHCP

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HowTos

This article describes how to use DHCP to supply information about static routes to the clients on your network. You may want to do this if you have two or more local networks with routers between them. The DHCP software doesn't support this out-of-the-box, but it can be configured to do so without too much effort.

Mark Shuttleworth: Great gadgets!

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Linux

This world is increasingly defined not so much by the PC, as by the things we use when we are nowhere near a PC. The music player. The smart phone. The digital camera. GPS devices. And many, perhaps most, of these new devices can and do run Linux.

XPressLinux: Installation Walkthrough with Screenshots

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Ubuntu

XPressLinux is designed to be easy to use and familiar for Windows users. It will install easily over an existing Windows system, allowing the user to access their existing programs & documents.

Graphics creation on GNU/Linux: nice stuff and big hurdles

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Software

A great deal of the web is GNU/Linux based: most of it runs on LAMP servers, and some content is created with great tools such as the GIMP, Inkscape and a fancy notepad (or Vi, or Emacs—don’t start). Pen tablets are recognised and used, you have access to effects plug-ins, you can work on bitmaps or vectors (thanks Mr Pierre Bézier! Your name will remain in history). On the other hand, as soon as you want to have your work printed, it’s another matter.

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

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