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CENTOS 4.3 Review

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CentOS 4 is built using the same source code as the industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and version 4.3 is commensurate with RHEL 4 update 3. Released in March of this year, CentOS 4.3 contains all previously issued bug fixes and updates. CentOS alone fills the huge gap between Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Stable kernels 2.6.16.24 and 2.6.17.4 released

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The 2.6.16.24 and 2.6.17.4 stable kernels are available. They add a single patch fixing a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the prctl() system call. More Here and Here.

Linux Magazines Roundup

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While there are a lot of IT magazines throughout the world, almost all of them are only dedicated to Windows, when they're not targeting MacOS. It's not easy to find a Linux one... Here's the most prominent ones available in print.

Linux-2.6.18 Brings Significant Changes

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.18 kernel, "the merge window for 2.6.18 is closed, and -rc1 is out there". He noted that the changes are extensive, "the changes are too big for the mailing list, even just the shortlog."

Fedora considering default font switch

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The Fedora Project is thinking about switching to the DejaVu font family as the default font in Fedora Core. DejaVu is a derivative of the popular Bitstream Vera family, which has not seen any updates since 2003.

The transition away from Microsoftness

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It has been months now and I'm still receiving letters about my first rant. The basic thrust of the rant is that Linux developers should be focusing more on innovation than on mimicking what is already on Windows. I stated what I thought were good arguments, and I had many more that wouldn't fit into the space available for my column.

The big question: Does Linux have a future?

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The Big Question is an initiative between Computer Weekly and recruitment consultancy PSD. Each week we put the Big Question to top IT professionals to get their take on a current talking point.

Linux moves towards unified APIs

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The Portland Project has released a beta version of its programming interfaces for the Gnome and KDE Linux environments. This is designed to boost development of desktop Linux applications by creating common application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to use.

Zenwalk ZenLive 2.6

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ZenLive is a Linux LiveCD based upon Zenwalk and it features their unique configuration tools, international translations, XFce window manager, and several other packages. With this being the first major release from the Zenwalk Linux LiveCD side, we have it covered with images today at Phoronix.

How to Upgrade to Fedora Core 3, Part 1

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This Recipe is a sequel to Teach Linux to do Windows, Part 1 and Part 2, in which I described how to run Windows legacy software as well as Linux via W9.x running in the Win4Lin virtual environment.So if you want to run Win4Lin with Fedora Core 3 or 4, these instructions should work. The patch for FC5 is not available yet.

First Looks: Frenzy 1.0 "Extended" Edition

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After recently reviewing various BSD based live-CDs for DistroWatch, I decided to take a closer look at new version of the distro which I had singled out for its quality: Frenzy. I have to admit that I had great expectations. I was not disappointed.

A Real Year of the Linux Desktop–What’s Needed

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They said it at LinuxWorld in Toronto a few months ago. They’ve buzzed it at analysts, and now the press is saying it to the public. Novell says this is the year of the Linux desktop, and I’m familiar with evidence showing gains in popularity for Linux. Yet, I disagree that this is the year.

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

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darkstat is a network statistics gatherer.

Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP.

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The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Linux Box

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Some of us just like to do it ourselves. There's something uniquely satisfying about selecting every component in a system. It allows you to balance the exact price/performance trade-off that suits you best. Start with the ultimate AMD64 motherboard and build on it to create a masterpiece of your own.

Xandros 4: Home Edition - Premium

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I just received my boxed set of Xandros Desktop Premium Home Edition. The box was heavy. I thought to myself, "the box is heavy!" That's because it contains not only the sealed packet of 3 cds, but also a quick start guide and a rather thick User Guide. I beta tested an early early version of Xandros years ago, so my memory of it has all but faded. I do recall that at that time, it wiped out my entire disk. I'm hoping it has a partitioner this time. A little older and wiser now, I thought I could avoid catastrophe even if it doesn't. So, how did it go?

TUX Issue #15 Now Available

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July 2006 issue of TUX is now available for you to download. This issue features:

* Ubuntu and Dapper Drake Illustrate the Social Power of Inclusion
* Filling the Void between Free Software and New Linux User
* Connecting Evolution to MS Exchange
* Using VMware Player to Introduce Linux into the Enterprise
* KDE Kontact

Examining options for Windows 98 users - Part II

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In my previous article I examined the first of two options available to people who currently use Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Millennium and face a potentially tough decision following Microsoft's decision to retire these operating systems. In this continuation I set the stage for purchasing your new machine and encourage your consideration of buying a Linux computer when buying a newer more powerful machine.

Creating Desktop Symphony

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Free/Open Source Software has always been about innovation. We have come from resolving dependencies to unique point-and-click package management, from text-based installations to graphical ones that are easy to follow, from a lack of desktop-oriented applications to a surplus. But the desktop and window managers still feel like they did initially. Does the buck stop here? Not if SymphonyOS can help it.

The Office 2007 demo and Linux

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Have you wondered what's really behind Microsoft's web-based Office 2007 demo beta? I did, and what I found was more than a little interesting.

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