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Linux supporters deliver desktop standards

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The Free Standards Group is due to launch version 3.1 of its Linux Standards Base, delivering the first fruits of its LSB Desktop Project to create new standards for Linux on the desktop.

Mind Map of Linux distributions - Version 2

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A few days back, I had posted a mind map of Linux distributions on this blog. And I received a flood of suggestions, criticisms and ideas. I have included (almost) all the ideas and suggestions.

Stable kernels 2.6.16.10 and .11

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So far today there have been only two stable kernel releases. The announcement for 2.6.16.10 appears to have been swallowed by the net, although it contains a fairly large number of fixes (22 in the version posted for review) spread throughout the kernel. 2.6.16.11, instead, goes back to the "single security fix" mode.

Linspire Announces Freespire Distribution

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Is the world ready for another community Linux distro?

That's the question being asked and answered today at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit. Once known as a community-supported alternative to the Linspire distribution, the Freespire name is about to rise again from the ashes of obscurity--only this time as a distro completely sponsored and endorsed by Linspire itself.

Linspire goes free, bundles proprietary goodies

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Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony unveiled Freespire, a no-cost version of Linspire's Linux distribution, in his keynote address at the Desktop Linux Summit on April 24th. Freespire will be offered in both a completely open-source version as well as one that includes proprietary software, Carmony said.

"Virtual clients" run Linux

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ClearCube is shipping a Linux-based "virtual client" that offers secure remote access to a dedicated blade server running Windows XP. The I/Port I8020 client has more inherent security than a laptop, and provides the "full power" of a Pentium 4 from anywhere in the world, according to the company. It targets medical and defense applications.

Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS

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With Linux, the customer often expects to get the product for free and wants the retail price of Windows deducted from his/her purchase price. There are no funds passed back to the vendor and, because Linux is different, customers tend to place more service calls -- at $85 a call. As a result, the vendor generally ends up losing money.

Ethernet Bonding Configuration in Debian

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Ethernet bonding refers to aggregating multiple ethernet channels together to form a single channel. This is primarily used for redundancy in ethernet paths or for load balancing. This page refers in particular to performing ethernet bonding under linux, and so does not limit itself to discussion of 802.3ad Trunk Aggregation.

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Red Hat CEO Suggests Oracle is Feeling the Pressure

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The previously rosy relationship between Oracle Corp and Red Hat Inc appears to have soured following Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss Inc and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's suggestion that his company could move into the Linux business.

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My Computer", Isn't "The Computer", Anymore!

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Early on, in my trek into GNU/Linux, protecting non-technical users from the Linux file system tree, and simplifying their ability to find and access their network, disks, drives, and documents was of primary concern. So too, was increasing their perception of knowing where they are at all times. A simplified method of achieving these goals on all Linux based systems is suggested in this article.

Redemption

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I don't exactly remember when I first heard about Linux. Might have been around '95 or something like that, maybe '96. One day I found some Linux-distro (I think some early Red Hat) in a local bookstore. I tried a few times, but failed. So, for a while, I didn't care a lot about that "new" free system. "Anyway, what can I do with it?" I thought.

Chinese $150 Linux mini-PC races OLPC to market

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A Chinese company is touting an inexpensive Linux-based computer as a way to close the "digital divide." YellowSheepRiver's $150 "Municator" appears to be available now, with a three-month leadtime, suggesting it could reach market well ahead of MIT's $100 "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) device.

Frugalware 0.4 what a nice distro!

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Frugalware is almost an unknown distro (at least for me) but when I read a while about Frugalware 0.4 I feel yeaah....this is a distro what I looking for.
Then I go to my friend who has a broadband internet connection and download Frugalware 0.4 DVD vrsion.

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Roadmap for Linux distribution Fedora Core 6

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After a nine months of development for Fedora Core 5, the Fedora Project plans to finish the next version of its open Linux distribution within six months.

Users: Oracle Linux would be optimal

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Oracle Corp. customers are intrigued by recent musings from Larry Ellison, the company's chief executive officer, suggesting Oracle might offer its own Linux distribution. Users would welcome the tighter integration a complete Oracle software stack of operating system, database, middleware and applications could provide, they said in interviews this week.

Security: Unpatched and Doing Fine?

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It's been a year since the Honeynet project published the results of their study, which concluded that Linux systems can last much longer than Windows systems unpatched on the Internet. I am sure that to some extent this remains true, but I wonder when I see things such as statistics that claim the highest percentage of attacks are seen on Linux systems and the number two reason they are attacked is because they are unpatched. I took a gander at some patching methods for several different platforms.

Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison

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There are a lot of Linux filesystems comparisons available but most of them are anecdotal, based on artificial tasks or completed under older kernels. This benchmark essay is based on 11 real-world tasks appropriate for a file server with older generation hardware (Pentium II/III, EIDE hard-drive).

Linux System Administration: First Tasks

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You might know how to write code or build applications, but do you know what is required of a good Linux sysadmin? Linux system administration has a place of its own in the hierarchy of information technology specializations. Some people excel in special areas of free software technology but haven't needed to learn system administration.

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