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A Roundup of Free Operating Systems

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OS

Informit: The Free Software community is well known for its diversity. This is most obvious at the application level, but even exists in the context of operating systems. David Chisnall takes a break from UNIX-derivatives and explores some of the more esoteric options.

Is money a good measure of OSS success?

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OSS

Infoworld blogs: Is money a good measure of OSS success? In our free market society, I believe it is. This does not minimize the importance of other measures of success.

SuperMaze Set Free

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Gaming

decane.net: SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous non-violent hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. Now it's a free download.

Tuning the Linux kernel for better network throughput

ZDNet: The Linux kernel and the distributions that package it typically provide very conservative defaults to certain network settings that affect networking parameters. These settings can be tuned via the /proc filesystem or using the sysctl program.

Make your own distro, in easy steps

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Linux

CyberOrg: Jiri Suchomel has created YaST module that makes creating KIWI images breeze, here are the steps to create your own live distro.

Detect insider threats with Linux auditing

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Security

linux.com: Organizations of all sizes need to mitigate the risk of insider threats. Misconduct by authorized users represents a grave threat to an organization. You can secure your network perimeter with intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and virus scanners, but don't neglect to monitor authorized users. The Linux Audit daemon can help you detect violations of your security policies.

Episode 21 - Sabayon Linux 3.3

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Linux

Linux on the desktop: Today on Linux on the desktop, episode 21, we look at Sabayon Linux 3.3 as a Live DVD distribution. News headlines includes San Diego Unified School District plans to rolls out laptops with Linux. Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0 is released. Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs.

The Open Source CEO: Dries Buytaert, Drupal

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Drupal

Matt Asay: In this tenth installment of the Open Source CEO Series, I shifted gears again to talk with someone that has chosen not to carry the CEO title, despite ample opportunity to claim it. Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, is Linus-like in his ability to build an amazing community without undue concern for commercializing his success.

Goodbye Edubuntu, hello SUSE

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SUSE

ZDNet: Much to my children’s chagrin, my basement Edubuntu setup is going away, only to be replaced by an alpha version of OpenSUSE 10.3. Oh yeah, they were thrilled.

Set Up A Fedora 7 Mail Server Using Qmail Toaster

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a Fedora 7 mail server based on Qmail Using Qmail Toaster. Qmail is an Internet Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for UNIX-like operating systems. It is a drop-in replacement for Sendmail.

Microsoft's audacity at its best: "Our software is less of a security risk than Linux, Mac OS X"

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Wow. Sometimes, you read things like this and you wonder if Microsoft employees inhabit the same universe. Apparently, they haven't been following the rampant, constant security holes discovered and exploited in Windows over the past decade.

Vista: They took five years for this?

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Microsoft

iTWire: Linux users can, at times, be the worst kind of ingrates, whining and complaining about what they perceive as missing features in a free operating system. My advice to all such whingers: spend 10 days using the latest version of Windows and you'll realise that you are living in a world of relative bliss.

Relive a classic, penguin style

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Gaming

FOSSwire: How long did you use to spend sitting in front of a PC or NES playing the classic Lemmings? Don’t lie. That’s right, countless hours. Well, prepare to do it all over again in the open-source game Pingus.

Open Source is Not Innovative

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OSS

huffingtonpost.com: Quick -- name an open source product that's innovative. If you said "Linux," you failed the test. Linux -- the darling of counter-culture programmers, for its "free software" advocacy and for providing an alternative to Microsoft Windows -- is not an innovation. It's essentially a copy of another operating system, called Unix, that has been around since the 1970s.

KDE's Plasma is heating up

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KDE

linux.com: If you visited the Plasma project's outdated Web site in past weeks, you might have gotten the impression that the team behind the project to revitalize the KDE desktop hasn't been up to much these past months. Delve into KDE's SVN repository, mailing lists, or the mind of lead developer Aaron Seigo, however, and you'll find a more exciting story.

Also: KDE 4 to have Cool Icon Enhancement

Amarok 1.4.6 Released

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Software

Your very own Amarok team announces the immediate availability of the latest 1.4 series release, 1.4.6. So, what's new?

Digging People Out of Holes via the Command Line

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Software

ubuntu-tutorials.com: If nothing else it is proof that the Linux command line is a very powerful tool.. if you take the time to learn it.

Ubuntu on a $99 computer

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Ubuntu

p2pnet.net: Chipzilla is doing everything it can to undercut MIT's One Laptop Per Child project not, sadly, in the name of helping disadvantaged kids in Africa and elsewhere, but instead to pander to the God of the Bottom Line. But it's not the only game in town and another cheap system is quietly trundling along in the background.

NVIDIA Linux Display Driver v. 100.14.11 Released

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Software

Version: 100.14.11
Operating Systems: Linux x86, Linux x64, FreeBSD x86, & Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: June 21, 2007

Dirty Dell or Deliverer Dell?

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Ubuntu

Nosredna Ekim: There have been many whispers and flat out rants in the blogosphere about Dell’s lack of advertising, support and passion for the Ubuntu systems that they are selling. This could actually hurt the Dell initiative.

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