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RHEL 5 to have new version numbering system

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Red Hat today announced a new version numbering scheme for the upcoming version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Review: CCux Linux

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CCux Linux is a performance-oriented distribution whose main idea is to remove everything that is not i686-related, such as old compatibility packages, and to have everything from the kernel up compiled in the i686 flavor. Last month's release of CCux version 0.9.8 is also an up-to-date distro, having kernel 2.6.16, KDE 3.5.2, and Firefox 1.5.0.2. I found it to be a damn good distro.

Linux Timeline

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Linux Journal celebrated the publication of its 100th issue in 2002 with the release of the Linux Timeline. It's now 2006, Linux itself turns 15 this year and Linux Journal, a little older, grayer and wiser, is soon to release it's 150th issue. In celebration and in honor of an amazing community's history we're compiling the significant events of 2002 - 2006.

Red Hat: Microsoft still 'aggressive as hell'

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ZDNet UK sat down with Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik at the company's user summit in Nashville for a brief discussion on how he intends to keep his company on the cutting edge and battle the biggest threats to its future success.

Multi Distro is Linux times 9 on a single CD-R

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Multi Distro includes nine live CD Linux distributions in one ISO file that you can burn to a single disc. It uses the GRUB boot loader to present the user with a main menu from which they can choose which distro they want to run. By showing you how to make your own live CD composed of multiple live CD distros, Multi Distro packs a big punch.

Outsourcing and Linux development boom in North America

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A new survey of North American software developers has revealed a marked in increase in outsourcing and offshoring as well increased Linux adoption.

Red Hat returns to developer roots

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Red Hat has unveiled a series of products and projects that aim to further push adoption of open source applications and open content.

Puppy Power

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The Puppy Linux team is currently working on the next revolutionary version Puppy 2.0, http://puppyos.com/development/howpuppyworks.html, which just hit beta and will soon be released. Barry was kind enough to find time between developing Puppy and burning CDs for people who have purchased Puppy Linux CDs and made donations, to answer a few questions on what makes Puppy one of the best distributions.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 4 arrives

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The MEPIS project released Beta 4 of the SimplyMEPIS 6.0 live CD on May 27. Beta 4 runs a reconfigured version of the 2.6.15.7 kernel from Ubuntu and the KDE desktop as a default. The kernel source has been verified to give the best possible compatibility with new Intel hardware, MEPIS creator and chief developer Waren Woodford said.

Vista may be late but 2006 not the year of Linux desktop

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While the world waits in anticipation of the release of Windows Vista, the annual claim that 2006 is the year of the Linux desktop has once again fallen by the wayside.

WIN4LIN Announces Major Upgrade to 2000/XP Desktop Product

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Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions for business, announced today the general availability of Version 3 of their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

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Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.

Linux Computing at MIT

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Naturally, you'd expect widespread Linux use at MIT. Over the past few years, MIT's Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) group, including Reed's team, have streamlined the process of installing, updating, and running Linux on student's and faculty machines. One interesting goal of the team is to give incoming freshmen the option to order a laptop with Linux pre-installed.

Hola Tuquito 2.0 Beta 3

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Distrowatch says, "Tuquito is a Debian-based, desktop-oriented live CD for the Spanish-speaking market, developed by a Linux user community in Argentina. The project announced a new beta release a couple of days ago; based on the current software in the Debian "testing" repository, the new release focuses on ease of use and multimedia aspects of personal computing." Tuxmachines took tuquito for a test drive and came away quite impressed.

My desktop OS: Debian Etch

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Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any cost. I want both, and Debian Testing, codenamed Etch, gives me that. The Debian project's testing tree has up-to-date software along with good stability, since packages are highly tested in the Unstable branch before they move to Testing.

2000 was the “year of the Linux Desktop” for me

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I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is “ready for the desktop”. The truth is, it really depends...

For me, I switched almost “cold turkey” from Windows 3.1 to Debian “Slink” in about 1999 or 2000 (at the time, I liked to say I “upgraded from Win 3.1 to GNU/Linux”).

US Marshals Switching to Red Hat Linux

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Federal agencies want uniform software platforms to run on varied hardware, said Helmut Kurth, chief scientist and lab director at IT consulting firm Atsec. "Linux is one of the few [operating systems] that can achieve that and provide the security they need."

Win a copy of “User Mode Linux”

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This week freesoftware magazine is giving away a copy of User Mode Linux by Jeff Dike. All you need to do to enter is:
1) Read our terms and conditions.
2) Answer this question:

Open source audio applications: A rebuttal

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I just spotted this article over on digg: Open source audio applications need to learn from listeners. After reading the first few paragraphs, I had to ask myself a question: What the heck is the editor talking about?

Also: Sound Recording using GNU/Linux

Linux Helps FAA Monitor Air Traffic

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Graham Beasley, a federal business development manager at SGI, said the FAA is unusual in deploying Linux on desktop PCs. However, "open source is a lot easier in terms of maintenance," he said.

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