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Ohio Linuxfest A Success!

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Linux

If you didn't make it to the Ohio Linuxfest this past weekend you missed a great time. With speakers like John "Maddog" Hall, Jeff Waugh and Chris DiBona not to mention vendors like Novell, IBM, RedHat, and Sun, there was a something for everyone at Ohio Linuxfest this year.

XFCE to have Transparent future

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Software

Not being able to set my mind to doing anything useful, I played a little with rgba windows. For a future version of Xfce that can depend on cairo-based versions of Gtk, it should be possible to only make the panel background transparent, while keeping text and icons fully opaque.

UHU-Linux 2.0: The Bilingual Owl, Smart & Savvy

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Linux
Reviews

Like I said last Friday, UHU-Linux 2.0 was released as the first version (the fourth in its history, after 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2) to support the English language as an extra to Hungarian. Some people liked even Test 2 — let's see now what we got in the final release.

Mandriva Linux Whiffs on Virtualization Integration

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MDV

With its Corporate Server 4, Mandriva is challenging the Linux data center operating systems from Red Hat and Novell by offering broader support for virtualization technologies. It's a solid-sounding plan, but eWEEK Labs' tests of CS 4 show that it's longer on ambition than execution.

First Look: Kubuntu Edgy Eft Beta

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I'm breaking with tradition at Tectonic. We usually review Ubuntu, the Gnome desktop version from the Canonical/Ubuntu team that brought us winning operating systems like Warty Warthog, Hoary Hedgehog, and Breezy Badger. And, according to my last review, a loser like Dapper Drake. This time I'm reviewing Kubuntu Edgy Eft, the KDE version of the latest Ubuntu release.

Developers Gather for ODF Day at the KDE Community aKademy 2006 Conference

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KDE

Open source software developers, joined by Intel and IBM technical staff, exchange knowledge and plan ODF supporting projects; OpenDocument Developer Kit proposed.

Yahoo Opens Yahoo Mail to Open Source Developers

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Software

The largest Internet media company in the world, Yahoo, announced recently that it will open its e-mail program for outside developers, a move that marks the beginning of a new era for the Sunnyvale-based giant.

lightweight load, memory and network monitoring Using loadavg

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HowTos

loadavg is a simple and lightweight method of monitoring load, memory usage and transfer throughput on a Linux server. Every method of monitoring has an impact on the system being monitored — loadavg is designed to keep that impact as low as possible.

RPLinux: China's Answer to the $100 PC

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Linux

A while back, I stumbled upon something called the Municator PC from YellowSheepRiver Municator, Inc. At first, I thought this had to be yet another hoax, but as I looked deeper into it, I found out that China has done a fairly nice job of taking the distribution, known as RPLinux, and integrating it with Chinese made hardware.

CLI Magic: Customize your comics with dailystrips

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HowTos

Here's a handy Perl script to automate a critical part of your daily routine. dailystrips can help fetch your favorite Internet comic strips in time for you to enjoy them with your first cup of coffee, without your having to surf for them.

Steps to get Audio to work in Debian Etch

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HowTos

Debian Etch is a very good Linux distribution. It has all the latest versions of software - even more recent than those found in Ubuntu Dapper. Recently when I downloaded and installed the latest version of Debian Etch Beta 3, every thing went quite smoothly. But... I ran into a problem.

Upgrade to Banshee 0.11.0 on SLED10

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HowTos

A few weeks before releasing iTunes 7, Apple rolled out a firmware update for iPod devices. The update rendered obsolete a key library for using Banshee with your iPod. ) So here is where we will step in and try to make ourselves useful by explaining how to update a SLED10 system (and probably an openSUSE system, as well) to the latest version of Banshee.

One Laptop Update

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OLPC

I wrote up a long update on where we are in the software and hardware for the One Laptop per Child project. We’ve gotten a lot done, but I don’t think that’s been communicated to the outside world very well. So, for the first time, here’s an update of where we are. Hopefully I’ll be able to do this on a regular basis.

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TUX Issue #18 Now Available

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Linux

Issue number 18, October 2006, of TUX now is available. Some highlights include: Installing Enigmail in Thunderbird, Migrating from Microsoft Outlook to KMail, Thunderbird beyond the Basics, and SuperKaramba.

Internet guru relishes NZ connections

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Web

Internet architect Roy Fielding gets back to New Zealand less often than he would like, but his Kiwi connection lives on in his latest project.

How can I watch videos in Firefox on Linux?

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HowTos

One of the things I like to do is watching videos on the Internet inside my browser. Doing so on Unix systems is not complicated and only requires a plugin. In this tutorial we will learn how to do it on CentOS with Gnome and Firefox.

What to tune in MySQL Server after installation

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HowTos

My favorite question during Interview for people to work as MySQL DBAs or be involved with MySQL Performance in some way is to ask them what should be tuned in MySQL Server straight after installation, assuming it was installed with default settings. I’m surprised how many people fail to provide any reasonable answer to this question.

Java install on Linux is pants

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Software

SUN MICROSYSTEMS says it's serious about Java on Linux. But the process of installing the Java runtime leaves a lot to be desired, and here is why.

Also: Java: Money, Freedom and Open Source

Install .rpm Files in Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu
Humor

Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived ditributions.If you can’t find .deb debian package in any of the debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien package converter to install the .rpm file.

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