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red hat summit videos

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Aaron Seigo reports, "If you haven't seen the red hat summit videos yet, it's worth the download and your time. both cory doctorow and eben moglen deliver truly thought provoking and inspiring bits on freedom. red hat is a company that truly does grok the concepts of free software."

What is a Kernel?

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An operating system kernel is the piece or pieces of software that is responsible for servicing resource requests from applications and the management of resources. To generalize, kernels use a system call (or syscall) interface to handshake with applications.

SimplyMEPIS v6.0 Beta 5

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SimplyMEPIS v6.0 Beta 5 has been released, after the availability of Ubuntu v6.06 Dapper Drake LTS, for which MEPIS is now based upon rather than the Debian pool. A few other changes can be found in SimplyMEPIS 6 Beta 5, which we have visually covered today.

Screenshots.

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Puppy Linux adds Opera, drops SeaMonkey

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The Puppy Linux project team, which debuted its v2.0 on June 1, has released a followup version that replaces Mozilla's SeaMonkey suite of web applications with Opera 9.0 Beta 2, founder and chief evangelist Barry Kauler said June 8 in his weblog.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Reliability Measured

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We're fond of the phrase, "lies, damn lies, and statistics." We tend to be cynical about data in general. Collectively, according to Yankee analyst DiDio, "individual corporate Linux, Windows and Unix servers experience three to five failures per server per year, resulting in 10.0 to 19.5 hours of annual downtime for each server." Beyond this, the results were revealing! shocking! earth-shaking! Er. Not really.

Libranet's last goodbye

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After six months, the Libranet community has learned that its wait for the revival of the distribution was futile. Tal Danzig, Libranet's owner and chief developer, has announced that he is discontinuing the development of Libranet.

DRM - Is It Worth Going To Jail For?

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In the spirit of all who chanced civil disobedience for their cause, this is offered as what NOT to do...under any circumstance. Not only would it be illegal (possibly a RICO case) it could temporarily devastate the retail businesses involved. Enough so that the effects would be newsworthy...and that is exactly the desired effect.

LinuxWorld SF looms

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IDG World Expo announced the exhibitor and keynote speaker line-ups for this summer's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, themed "Fifteen Years of Breaking the Rules" and scheduled for Aug. 14-17, 2006 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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My Penguin, The Doctor

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Many people in the Linux community know that its an operating system built to handle the most mission-critical of jobs. In fact, Linux is so stable, it can handle the most mission-critical job of all: managing the human heart.

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Puppy Linux

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It sounds like a toy, doesn't it? "Puppy Linux". So cute, and when it first boots you'll hear "Woof-Woof" as a help screen opens. Well, it's not a toy. Although small (the "big" download is 70MB), it includes a lot of the things I'd want to have in a live CD

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OpenVZ Announces Support for IPv6 and Bridged Networking

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For early adopters and advanced technologists who want to test virtualization technology with the IPv6 network protocol, the OpenVZ project today released its operating system-level server virtualization software technology with support for the next-generation Internet Protocol Version 6.

Will the lack of games kill Desktop Linux?

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It’s a very serious matter. The GNU/Linux desktop is not ready. It is lacking an important, even essential, component without which it will fail. It’s got all the rest, the opposition has been squashed on every single detail except this one—but it is essential.

Games!

OSDL Grants Debian Linux CGL Status

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Red Hat does not sign up to the standard because it finds some elements lacking. Compliance is not audited, for instance, forcing users to rely on the distribution's reputation and track record.

Cyberthriller featuring Linux PDA ships in dead-trees format

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A science-fiction cyber-thriller centering around -- and partially written on -- a Sharp Zaurus PDA running Linux is now available in paperback from Amazon.com. Digital Life, by Kevin Milne, aims to depict real-life hacking and digital insurgence more accurately than popular media.

A Continuing Work in Progress: The State of Linux 2006

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In days gone by, the personification of Linux might have conjured up the image of a hotshot college kid full of half-baked ideas and sharp edges. But that college kid has now graduated into the business world, and unleashed his furious entrepreneurial spirit. Today, Linux has a sharper, more refined edge than before, and has branched out into private, public, enterprise and governmental sectors. Linux also spans all manner of hardware platforms, and serves an incredibly wide variety of purposes.

PapugLinux 06.1 Screenshot Tour

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PapugLinux is a minimal linux live CD based on the Gentoo distribution for x86 computer architecture. The goal of PapugLinux is to provide a minimal but functional free operating system and to be runable on most computers, from 64MB old systems to the latest powerful configurations.

OSDir has some nice shots of PapugLinux in the PapugLinux 06.1 Screenshot Tour.

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