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Story Using Your Open Source Work to Get a Job Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2014 - 9:24pm
Story Happy Holidays from PCLinuxOS Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2014 - 9:19pm
Story What’s happened with Kubuntu recently? Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2014 - 9:15pm
Story Is Devuan really a good idea? Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2014 - 9:12pm
Story Orange Pi SBC tempts Raspberry Pi clone fans Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2014 - 9:08pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2014 - 9:34pm
Story You should be running a pfSense firewall Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2014 - 9:19pm
Story Open Source: Both Bigger And Less Relevant Than You Imagine Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2014 - 8:21pm
Story Linux bloated? Think again Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2014 - 8:10pm
Story China’s ‘home-made’ operating system isn’t home made at all, but maybe that’s OK Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2014 - 8:05pm

Music provider bets big on virtualisation

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Software

These days, lots of companies are stretching their hardware and energy dollars by consolidating print, file, DNS, and web servers on virtualisation platforms such as VMware. But not many companies boast of running their entire production infrastructure on virtual machines. An exception is Arvato Mobile.

Time's Person of the Year: You

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Misc

The "Great Man" theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that "the history of the world is but the biography of great men." He believed that it is the few, the powerful and the famous who shape our collective destiny as a species. That theory took a serious beating this year.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Bash

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HowTos

The default shell on most Linux operating systems is called Bash. There are a couple of important hotkeys that you should get familiar with if you plan to spend a lot of time at the command line.

OpenSuse completely supports my Notebook!

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SUSE

Good news for Dell Inspiron Users: Your notebook is completely supported in OpenSuse 10.2. In OpenSuse 10.2, I didnt have to do any special configuration at all to get my hardware running.

Mainstream Linux

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Linux

I talk quite a bit about Linux going "mainstream" in this blog. The mainstream thought on Mainstream Adoption is that anything "mainstream" is something that is familiar to the masses.

Monsieur Duval is definitely misunderstood

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Linux

When I posted on what Gaël Duval told Graham Morrison about Ulteo Connected Desktop, he promptly reacted by saying that Ulteo Connected Desktop is «only a part of the Ulteo system.» So we have to sit and wait before judging. Now that Ulteo Sirius Alpha1 was released...

Ulteo Sirius Alpha1

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Linux
Reviews

In the spring of 2006 Mandriva decided that one of it's founders needed to find a new career, in turn Gael Duval was put out of work. Not to be held down, Gael decided to create a new Linux distribution with his own vision. The results of that goal is Ulteo, of which the first Alpha was released on December 6th.

VOIP on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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Sci/Tech

I ended my previous article (Linux on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet) by saying that the release of the OS 2006 prepared the way for some serious VOIP work. The 770 can now make SIP-based VOIP phone calls and is more like what you'd expect from Nokia--a phone!

Common Administrative Tasks in Linux

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HowTos

The tasks in this article are common ones that you may need to do when settingup your system and beginning your new life as the system administrator of your own Linux system.

openSuSE 10.2

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Reviews
SUSE

The latest release of the SuSE Linux distribution was quietly made public about a week ago. Many feared for the distribution’s future with members of the Open Source community disgruntled by the Novell-Microsoft deal. Despite these fears, a friend of mine and I eagerly awaited the University of Stellenbosch’s mirror to get the DVD iso and downloaded it a day or two ago.

'The End Game': Red Hat's Stock Goes To NYSE In Another Round Of 'Us Vs. Them'

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Linux

Most of Raleigh’s 400 Red Hat employees gathered for the celebration on Tuesday, clapping as they watched a live video feed displaying their boss Matthew Szulik ringing the bell to open trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Red Hat’s move to the NYSE is part of its response to growing threats from giant Oracle and the recently announced Microsoft-Novell alliance.

TuxGames Game Machines

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Linux
Hardware
Gaming

TuxGames.com announced the availability of their own Linux gaming rigs: the TuxGames Games Machine's. Preloaded with all available Linux Game Publishing(LGP) titles, Fedora Core 6, and your choice of hardware.

Linux.com holiday gift guide

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Misc

The holiday season is approaching rapidly, and if you're like us, you probably still have some holiday shopping left to do. In the spirit of crass consumerism, we've compiled a list of gifts you may want to add to your wishlist, or for the other geeks in your life.

Penguins helping items fly off shelves

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Misc

Penguins must be flying high. People are flocking to see them on the big screen, they star in ads all over the little screen and they're splashed across advertising circulars and packaging for a scad of products.

Redmond vs. Red Hat: Divide and conquer

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Microsoft

As we close out the year, it is instructive to ponder last month's pro-Linux announcement by Microsoft. It tells us a lot about how the company's thinking is evolving with respect to competition. And, more importantly, what that might mean to customers in the coming year.

Adding to the balance of the universe - Ubuntu Satanic Edition is released.

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Ubuntu

“Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea,
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath
because he knows the time is short…

Let him who hath understanding reckon the distro of the beast,
for it is a Linux distro,
its distro is Ubuntu Satanic Edition.”

Open source is where the action is in 2007

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OSS

The pace of change in the open source software business is likely to accelerate in 2007 as developers climb up the software stack from the operating system and databases to applications.

God's Laundry Day

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Linux

The discussion that broke out on the Linux kernel mailing list this week was just like a squall: a quiet technical discussion that suddenly grew into a deep conversation about the nature of the Linux kernel itself. Would the finest example of GPL software continue to allow proprietary software to be encoded within? The initial answer seemed to be yes. Eventually, Linus Torvalds weighed in on the matter and in his blunt statements made everyone stop and think.

Education 2.0: The next evolution of school software has arrived

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OSS

Aiming to customize their solutions to meet the individual needs of teachers and students, a growing number of school systems are ushering in a new breed of school software that relies on open technologies.

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