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A Quick Look at that Windows site's Linux Distro

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When I read of this Windows site working on their own Linux distribution, not only did I wonder why, but I also wondered what it might be like. It was stated that it was based on Morphix, so that was a clue, but I still wanted to take a quick look. I share my quick look with you.

Doubts dog anonymous Thinkpad code for Linux kernel

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DOUBTS have arisen over lines of code an anonymous submitter sent to the Linux kernel mailing list on August 6th. The programmer is hiding behind a pseudonym, Shem Multinymous. Fellow Kernel programmers are divided over accepting the code or not.

Windows Site Linux Distro Reaches 0.3

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Tech news and discussions website, Neowin.net, has started developing it’s own distribution of Linux, titled Shift, which has just reached version 0.3.

IBM Unveils Linux IM, HP Unveils Debian

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IBM is taking instant messaging to Linux—on both the desktop and server. The company will use the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to announce that it will support Linux. Hewlett-Packard, of Palo Alto, Calif., will use LinuxWorld to announce global support for the Debian Linux distribution.

Elive 0.5 Beta-3.1

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As announced on Distrowatch, "The new generation of Elive has started and the beta-3.1 for the future version 0.5 is officially released. Version 0.5 is based on Dsslive with kernel 2.6.15 and X.Org 7.0. Other new features include SATA support, better compatibility with amd64 processors, new drivers for wireless networking, and several improvements to the hard disk installer. Enlightenment 17 now comes with a beautiful Lucax theme, while Firefox also has an exciting, never-seen-before look." It was time for Tuxmachines to take another look.

Aurox 12.0 RC1, The Polish Lady

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What is Aurox 12.0-RC1 DVD? First of all, it's a LiveDVD, and an installable one (à la MEPIS, Ubuntu 6.06, and so on). Based on kernel 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 (i686), its FC5 origin is pretty obvious, no matter the welcome page after the install will still mention FC3 and FC4. And what is that Aurora has and Fedora Core has not?

Instant Linux for Windows admins means no installation

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Many Windows administrators want to try out Linux without having to install an entirely new operating system alongside XP, or reformatting their hard disk. Now there's a way to get "instant Linux" – with the free software called Knoppix.

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GNU/Linux? But you don't LOOK like a geek...

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I was sitting on an uncomfortably high plastic chair waiting... waiting... waiting... and that was just for the office suite to load on MS2000. One of my fellow post grad students was sitting at the terminal next to me. We had exchanged pleasantries and I knew he had an IT background, and the wait time was getting ridiculous, and so I said, as a way of passing the time, “I forgot how slow this whole windows business is”. He looked at me, in a puzzled, suspicious way. “Why?”, he enquired. “What do you use?” I replied “Ubuntu”, his eyebrows shot up and he looked at me like I had just grown a third head.

Time to Get Serious

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It is often touted by many Linux users (including myself) that one of its greatest strengths lies in its diversity. Recently, however, I have seen evidence that points to a new shift in the FUD wind coming from Microsoft--a shift that tries to place that self-same diversity as a Linux fault.

And from all appearances, this tactic is working.

Linux powers unusual multicore machine

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A start-up called Movidis believes a 16-core chip originally designed for networking gear will be a ticket to success in the Linux server market.

DejaVu font wins its way into Fedora Linux

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A proposal has prevailed to make the open-source DejaVu font project the default used in Red Hat's upcoming Fedora Core 6 version of Linux. The font replaces Vera, a previous font released by Bistream, on which DejaVu is based. Fedora Core 6 is due Oct. 9.

LinuxWorld: Get Ready For Some Surprises

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It's that time of year again when the Linux world converges on San Francisco to talk about all things Linux.

And of course all the major players in the Linux world will be there; many have news, and others just have things they want to say about the news to come.

Red Hat Readies Linux Desktop Upgrade To Vie With Novell

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop, which is expected to ship later this year, will compete head-on with the recently released Novell Suse Linux 10.

Zenwalk 2.8, a Review

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So begins another semester at University. And as I have decided will now be my custom, each Semester I will install a new distribution. Ideally, one that will support the needs of my subjects without too much additional fiddling. It would of course be possible for me to tweak a now familiar Ubuntu, but I was curious to see what other fish were out there in this wide, predominantly blue, sea.

Frugalware 0.5pre2: promising a good 0.5 release

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Since some people feel that «Frugalware = Slackware + Archlinux», I thought I must give it a try. Oh, the Archlinux part of it is the Pacman package manager, and the fact that Frugalware has a lot more (official) packages than Slackware was a big attraction to me.

Stable Kernel v2.4.33 released

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Files added: Added 3, Changed 149, Deleted 0. Lines added: Added 6345, Changed 3817, Deleted 2734.

Download patch here or Full Source here.

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

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Oreon© is an Open Source monitoring solution based on Nagios. It offers to this monitoring standard a new front end and brings it a panel of new functionalities.

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Everything you always wanted to know about Linux distros

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Well, maybe not everything, but I will give the authors of the Wikipedia article, Comparison of Linux Distributions, credit for a good try. In this article, you'll find multiple tables of more than 50 different Linux distributions.

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