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SLES 10: Not Your Father's Suse

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SUSE

Aside from the obvious changes wrought from the switch from KDE to Gnome, the default desktop layout has changed completely in SLES 10. Gone is the throat-lozenge-with-a-red-N applications menu, along with nearly all of SLES 9's taskbar clutter.

Book review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

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When you develop an open source work or use an open source work, it is important that you understand the license. A well written license protects both you and the user. According to the information found on the O’Reilly website, “Andrew M. St. Laurent is an experienced lawyer with a long-time interest in intellectual property, particularly software licensing”. Rest assured, after reading this book you will have a new appreciation for those who work daily with licensing issues.

Linux pinfo

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HowTos

I have never liked Linux "info". The reason is simple enough: I don't like Emacs, and "info" uses an emacs style interface. Pinfo displays the same "info" files, but is more lynx like; up and down arrows move you from clickable link to clickable link, right arrow invokes a link, left arrow returns you to the previous page.

Red Hat evolves with a techie camp

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Linux

Ethan Boyette has known for some time that he wanted be a computer engineer. But when it came to a possible employer, Red Hat was never on the list. That is, until this week.

Also: Red Hat Looks To Symposium To Spread The Gospel

Accessing network resources in a mixed environment

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The first thing that comes to most sysadmins' minds when they hear about file and print services in mixed Windows and Linux environments is probably Samba, but you can also make a rock-solid system for sharing resources via NFS on the *nix platform and DiskShare on Windows.

Kubuntu Clash: Should I stay or should I go?

Over the past month or so I have been dipping my big toe into the Linux pool, just testing the waters. The reason for a move to Linux isn't one based on the love of open source, free choice or free software, the reason is far more capital, the devil drives when the bills need paying, work. Anyway, over the past weeks of swimming with Linux I've had less sleep than I have in a long long while, I've been more frustrated, argumentative, pounding the keyboard and flicking the finger(s) at the screen. Is this the norm?

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Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Is No Slam-Dunk

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Moz/FF
Reviews

Review: eWEEK Labs' tests show that Version 2.0 of the browser will be a worthy upgrade, but competitors—including Internet Explorer 7—are inching ahead.

Debian server hacked

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Security

"Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise gluck.debian.org," Debian developer James Troup wrote in an e-mail to the Debian community shortly before 4am AEST.

Windows power user tries Xandros

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Linux
Reviews

I recently performed an experiment at the request of my husband, GeekTimeLinux Dave. He was preparing to review the new Xandros distribution, which has been described as the perfect distribution for a Windows user trying to make the switch to Linux.

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

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SUSE

You no longer have to be an uber-geek to run a Linux server. With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Novell has at last put out a product that's as easy to install, administer and use as a Windows server--in some cases, even easier.

What's New In Firefox 2.0

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Moz/FF

It's a new day for Mozilla. Only a few days after OneStat reported that its Firefox Web browser has reached nearly 13% market share worldwide, the open-source software development organization this morning released Beta 1 of Firefox 2.0. With this release, Firefox devotees will be widely testing the next version of the browser.

Kubuntu 6.06 on Athlon 64

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Ubuntu

I recently had a chance to install the latest Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) on a desktop computer with a 64-bit Athlon processor. In the article I’ll try to cover the issues I had with this configuration as well as the reasons I have chosen Kubuntu to do the job.

Ubuntu's weak points

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Ubuntu

The first thing I'd like to say before I level criticism at Ubuntu is that I adore it and have been running it on my laptop since Hoary beta. It's a fantastic OS and is doing great things. However,...

Pronunciation of Free Software Names

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Linux

Ever see a free software program or GNU/Linux distribution that you have to guess how to pronounce? Ever hear your friends or fellow LUG members argue over how to properly say "Ubuntu" or "Liferea?" Perhaps even GNU/Linux itself (guh-NOO LIN-ucks) gives you pronunciation nightmares.

It's Official: Firefox 2 Beta 1 Released

Firefox 2 Beta 1 is a developer preview release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only. Firefox 2 Beta 1 is intended for web application developers and our testing community.

Xandros 4: relief for Windows 98/ME orphans

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Linux

Microsoft has ended all support for Windows 98, 98SE, and ME. And, when they say ending all support, they mean ending all support. This also includes security updates. So, you can either start hauling your older systems to the junk yard after today's last Microsoft patch day, or you can upgrade to Xandros 4.

Emulex Open Source HBA Drivers To Be Part Of New SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Platform

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Emulex Corporation announced that its LightPulse family of HBAs and drivers are supported as part of the new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform from Novell.

OpenDocument Format Okay for Use by Free Software Use Law Center

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OSS

The Software Freedom Law Center has released an opinion assuring developers that they can legally implement OpenDocument Format (ODF) in free and open source software. OpenDocument Format is a free file format for saving and exchanging editable documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations.

Debconf 2007 venue decided

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Linux

After two very competant and thorough bids have been submitted and evaluated it was decided yesterday that the venue for the 2007 Debconf will be Edinburgh, Scotland.

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