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Reclusive Linux founder opens up

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Portland, Oregon is the unlikely capital of a global software revolution. The revolution is called Open Source. And its leader? Linus Torvalds, the reclusive founder of Linux.

Red Hat: Java Linux license does not go far enough

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Sun Microsystems' new GNU/Linux-friendly Java license does not go far enough for Red Hat. It says Sun should have open-sourced Java instead.

Cuba to switch computers to Linux, dumping Windows

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Cuba will gradually switch to the open-source Linux operating system for its state computers, eliminating its exclusive use of Microsoft Windows, the government daily Juventud Rebelde reported Tuesday.

Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

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Ubuntu

If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.

dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases.

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Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5)

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I've always followed SymphonyOS with great enthusiam. I admire folks who march to a different, or even moreso, their own beat. Symphony has always done that. They have few rivals for the title of Most Unique Desktop. Each release builds more and more excitement as things begin to shape up and improve. Symphony OS 2006-05 BETA is upon us and just like its predecessors, it's still different and ever improving. This time they have some great new features to introduce as well as some underlying code changes to announce. All this comes together to provide the greatest Symphony OS yet.

Emu Software to Sponsor Red Hat Summit 2006

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Emu Software, a commercial open source configuration management vendor and sponsor of the Second Annual Red Hat Summit, will use the Summit to unveil the soon-to-be-released Red Hat Network (RHN) module for their NetDirector product. The module provides seamless integration between RHN's patching and provisioning and NetDirector's multi-server configuration management capabilities.

Why I don't need SELinux

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When I usually need to make sure I disable SELinux, it seems that this paranoid creation of NSA (currently offered by default on RHEL4 and Fedora) is actually requested by some, despite the loss of system performance due to it!

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Selinux on FC5

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Selinux can be confusing, but it's ordinary and default configuration is actually pretty simple. We'll examine it on Fedora Core 5.

My desktop OS: Arch Linux

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I've been a Linux diehard since my early days with Debian 1.3. I visited various RPM distributions, including Red Hat, Mandrake, and SUSE, flirted with Gentoo, and jumped on the Ubuntu bandwagon, but I could never find a single place to settle -- until I tried Arch Linux.

The pragmatic desktop Linux user

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Sometimes, you can't get what you want. That's the point Robin "Roblimo" Miller makes in his pained confession at NewsForge, that when it comes to the video production that makes up 10 percent of his work time, it's best done using Camtasia, a proprietary Windows-only program. Argh!

But, what can you do?

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Linux Product Review — Running Windows on Linux

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Regardless of how fast, stable, and geek-chic desktop GNU/Linux has become, we still live in a Windows world. There are a handful of products that will enable Windows applications to run on GNU/Linux, all with varying degrees of success. This article is a comparison of the two virtual machine-type applications Win4Lin 2.7 and VMware Workstation 5.5.1 on Kubuntu.

The State of Linux Distributions: an analysis of Distrowatch rankings

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What I would like to do here is to give the interested readers a rather personal outlook on how the Linux distributions have evolved in terms of popularity, which are hot ones, why, and what I noticed behind the daily, weekly and monthly rankings of Distrowatch. I have been able to uncover some interesting patterns, and ones that are not often talked about.

Wizard's Kid-Safe Livecd

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I saw a thread on the pclinuxos forum discussing this new livecd based on PCLinuxOS called Wizard's Kid-Safe Livecd and it sounded a bit interesting. It is a remaster of PCLinuxOS .93 MiniME made for kids of all ages. The re-Master has taken out many applications and added a few, stirred, let rise, and baked at 350 degrees to produce a wonderful distro containing games, educational programs and a nice safe web interface. So now there's an alternative to using the Disney Channel for a babysitter.

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The fuss over kernel design

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Recently there has been a fuss over monolithic and micro kernels - specifically the direction of the Linux Kernel development. Free Software is about "freedom of choice", and we should be able to choose to compile the Linux Kernel as either a monolith or a microkernel. Now it is my turn to raise my voice: I would be remiss if I did not point out where I can see and feel that something could, in my opinion, be better.

Kororaa Accused of Violating GPL

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The Kororaa project has received an email claiming that the Kororaa Xgl Live CD is in violation of the GPL. This may force the end of work on the project.

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