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AMD PIC snubs Linux

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Eighteen months after shipping, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) apparently still does not run Linux, despite criticism for using a commercial operating system given AMD's goal of reducing the cost of computing such that half of the world could enjoy Internet access by 2015.

Freespire: Great idea? Awful idea?

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It's a simple idea. Take the Linspire Debian-based Linux distribution and bundle it with every proprietary driver and program that's available for Linux. Ta-da, an instant Linux that's compatible with far more hardware and applications.

The problem, of course, is that by combining proprietary software with Linux, you're also legitimatizing the use of proprietary programs with open-source.

Minister promotes Linux beyond the pew and into the data center

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There are those in the Linux and open source communities who believe the label "religious devotees" is detrimental to the cause, but the Rev. Don Parris embraces it.

Review: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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I've installed a number distros, but SimplyMEPIS was by far the easiest one to install, and it worked well with my older PC. With the combination of support from the MEPIS community, ease of use, and functionality, SimplyMEPIS is a great option.

Debian preps for December code release

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Developers of the popular Debian Linux distribution are ramping up coding efforts as they plan to release the next version of their operating system in December this year.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.13 released

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The 2.6.16.13 stable kernel release is available. This is another single-patch release with a fix for a denial of service problem in the netfilter SCTP connection tracking code. More Here and Here.

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IT services giants wake up to Linux

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Open source software, and particularly Linux, is becoming a fundamental aspect of services portfolios for IBM Global Services, HP Services, Unisys, Novell and other major services providers.

Emu Software Achieves Novell Ready Partner Status

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Emu Software Inc., an open source management company, announces that they have achieved Novell Ready status for its open source NetDirector management system. The Novell Ready designation means that the product has been validated and enhanced to work with Novell's Linux family of products.

Resurrecting an Aptiva with D*mn Small Linux

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I bought an Aptiva in 1997 at an IBM sale. Slightly more expensive than I would have gotten a clone PC for, it was nevertheless a good purchase at the time. Its processor was a Pentium 200-MMX and it came with 16MB of RAM, a 5GB hard disk, and one USB ports. Now, what version of Linux could possibly load into a Pentium 200-MMX machine with 32MB of RAM?

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Installtion Steps for Oracle Database XE

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Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Selects Linux

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Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has ordered a Custom Supersystem for the NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

emerge -p litrix 6.0

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Litrix 6.0 was released a few days ago and as a big gentoo fan, I was very anxious to test this livecd and install. Tuxmachines tested version 3.0 and figured 6.0 would probably be the cat's meow! Despite many pros, I'm afraid the cons overtook our experiences with Litrix this time. Here is our report.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.12 released

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The 2.6.16.12 stable kernel release is available. This one contains fixes for a couple dozen serious problems, though none of them appear to be security related (at least, they do not have CVE numbers assigned).

More Here and Here.

Wall Street Stares Down Linux

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While Linux and open-source software got a resounding endorsement from a panel of vendors and investors during a session at the Linux on Wall Street conference here on April 24 titled "The Next Opportunities and Challenges for Linux and Open Source on Wall Street," they also pointed to some of the challenges facing open source.

May 2006 of TUX, Issue 13

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The May 2006 issue of TUX is now available for you to download.

This issue features:

  • Linux's Fundamental Difference

  • Home Plate: F-Spot
  • Suited Up: Imendio Planner and Task Juggler
  • TUX Explains: FreeMind
  • TUX Explains: Internet Connection Sharing with Firestarter
  • Diversions: Neverputt

Run Dell OpenManage with Knoppix LiveCD

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Sven Hergenhahn created a live CD based on Knoppix 3.4 that allows you to run Dell OpenManage directly from the CD.

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Linux is not 'free' - it just works well

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The compelling reason for Linux's successful incubation and adoption is quite simple: it works for us. Linux meets two key requirements of technically mature enterprise consumers - reliability and portability.

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