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Novell targets the SMB market with partnerships

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On January 30th, Novell Inc. announced that it will start bundling support and training offerings with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for small and medium-sized businesses via its channel partners.

This news came only days after Novell announced that, as of March 1st, the Linux company will no longer force users into CLAs.

WordPerfect for Linux lives on

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Corel Corp. may have given up on bringing WordPerfect to Linux, but that doesn't mean Linux users have to give up on running WordPerfect on Linux.

A reader recently wrote me to say, "One of the things that keeps me dual-booting Linux and (sometimes) Windows is WordPerfect. I can't be weaned off it."

Apache Version 2.2.0

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It's the undisputed king of the Web server world and the perfect illustration that slow and steady wins the race. The Apache Foundation has always moved deliberately when it comes to upgrading its Apache Web server. Version 2.2.0 is no exception, adding useful (but not jarringly different) capabilities for managing, securing and scaling the open-source Web server.

Crystal Core: Upcoming Crystal Space Game

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As a showcase for what their engine can do, the Crystal Space team is creating a FPS game called Crystal Core. While the texture designs look rudimentary, the screenshots show off the promise of their game engine.

Novell's Linux Strategy Progress Report

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Two years after its move into the Linux distribution business, Novell is claiming to be enjoying a renaissance. Matthew Aslett tracks its progress.

Red Hat Takes UTI Bank On Linux Ride

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Red Hat has successfully migrated UTI Bank's critical customer relationship management (CRM) applications on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.


2005 Members Choice Awards

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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 16th.

Selling Linux and Open Source to bean counters

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I'm no bean-counter. I'm an IT guy. But, I know that over the last few years, it's CFOs and dollars, not CIOs and gigabytes, that determine what technology companies buy.

But, here's news you can use to get your CFO on board with a Linux and open-source make over. E-Trade Financial saved $13 million a year and they realized a boost in performance by switching to Linux from Solaris.

Using VNC Tunneling over SSH

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There are times when you need to see what's running on another user's desktop. When you're both behind the same firewall, VNC is a good solution. But what happens when each user is behind different firewalls and you need a secure connection? Rob Reilly demonstrates how to make this happen.

Brute Force Protection with BlockHosts

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Brute force attacks are a weekly issue on my Debian box and until now, I've manually managed my hosts.allow and hosts.deny files. The issue isn't so much the actual security threat as brute force attacks are usually unsuccessful, but seeing log files that are just loaded up with thousands of failed login attempts is unnerving at best.

$100 PC project will 'invigorate Linux desktop push'

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Putting an open source-based laptop in the hands of millions of users around the world will help drive home the importance of non-proprietary development and applications, says Red Hat.

New Open-Xchange “OXtender” Enables Replacement of Windows Server

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Beginning in March, customers of Open-Xchange, Inc. will have full access to and seamless integration with Linux-based Logon, File and Print services for Microsoft Windows workstations through Open-Xchange Server 5 – giving customers the option to fully replace Microsoft Exchange as well as Microsoft Windows Server.


KDE 4 Mock-ups

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Finally, some mouthwatering eye candy of the much awaited KDE 4. The maintainer of the Planet Diaz web site has been collecting screenshots and mock-ups of the current development of KDE 4 and posting them in the site's forums.

First Look: Symphony OS Build 122

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Although Symphony OS was still a prototype, rather than a usable distribution, it showed much promise and many users have been eagerly awaiting for further news about its development. What's new in Symphony OS, build 122?

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