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Can There Be Only Two Linuxes?

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A week before the spring LinuxWorld tradeshow got underway in Boston in March, Novell's chairman and CEO, Jack Messman, was quoted in the trade press as saying that eventually, when all the dust clears, there would only be two commercial suppliers of the Linux operating system: Red Hat and Novell.

Group Manages Mac Triple-Boot, Adding Linux

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The open-source project that first came up with a way to dual-boot an Intel-based Mac into either Mac OS X or Windows XP has published instructions on how to add Linux to the mix.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.7 released

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Well, 2.6.16.6 lasted for at least a couple of hours, but now 2.6.16.7 is out with another security fix. The fixed vulnerability would allow a process with read-only access to a file to delete parts of that file.

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My desktop OS: Frugalware

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I'm from Italy, and Italian men are well-known for appreciating beautiful women. Meanwhile, Hungarian women are well-known for being beautiful. Maybe it's no coincidence that my desktop OS is a beautiful Hungarian Linux distro: the brand new Frugalware 0.4.

Linux brings VMware into the fold

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Linux programmers are moving toward a change that would put virtualisation software from VMware on a more even footing with open source rival Xen.

Automobile Association takes Linux for a drive

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The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has given Linux its roadworthy certificate for use as a web and database server solution in its organisation, following a trial run that the AA says proved very successful.

Should Oracle get into the Linux business?

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If Oracle were to get into the operating system business with Linux, would this be a good thing for the database giant? Industry watchers are all over the map with their thoughts on the matter.

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Programmers' prose sought in Linux essay contest

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Can you craft a sentence as well as you can code a Linux hack? If so, Intel and the Linux Symposium want to hear from you, with a new competition for the best essay on Linux.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.16.6 Released

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Greg KH and the -stable team have announced the release of Linux kernel 2.6.16.6. Changes for this version include EXT3, netfilter, usb, ptrace, and a handfull of non-X86 changes.

Yoper's Andreas Girardet Directs Users to SuSE

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A sick joke or an attempt to back stab the Yoper project by its own founder? Only Andreas Girardet will know for sure - that's after the visitors of the Yoper FTP server were suddenly greeted with the following message last weekend: "Hello Linux enthusiasts! Good Bye Yoper! If you need a distro, then go to my favourite open source project called openSUSE."

New Linux look fuels old debate

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Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system.

Chinese no OS ban may open way for Linux

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The Chinese Government ban on the sale of naked computers (computers without pre-installed software) may open the way for Linux distributions loaded with open source applications to increase its penetration of the massive Chinese market.

RedHat, JBoss, JBoss, Redhat...

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There are sure to be plenty stories delving deeper into the deal of week last week. Here's several already:

  • Red Hat Buys JBoss--Your Move, Novell
  • Red Hat-JBoss: Hitching Open To Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Red Hat Walks the Line with Partners

Oracle considers venturing into Linux

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Oracle is studying whether to launch its own version of the Linux operating system and has looked at buying one of the two companies currently dominating the Linux world, according to Larry Ellison, the software company’s chief executive officer.

ATI Linux Supported Devices

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With ATI's release notes simply stating each of the series that are supported by the Linux fglrx display drivers, and some users being concerned about what specific cards may or may not be supported, we have posted a list of all products supported.

A first summary of topics discussed at OSDL Desktop Linux Printing Summit

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I have attended the 3 intensive days of discussions and work that were the Desktop Linux Printing Summit, jointly organized by OSDL (John Cherry) and Linuxprinting.org (Till Kamppeter). It was held in Atlanta, hosted by Lanier at their Education Center.

It's a Dapper SimplyMepis 6.0-Alpha 1

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Like many distributions, Simply Mepis was written on the Debian base. In fact, until recently Simply Mepis was still being written on the Debian base, however when release 3.4-3 was delayed by the constant updates of Debian Etch it became apparent that there might be changes ahead. Warren, who has always produced a cutting edge, high quality distro began looking at what the alternatives were.

Dual boot Macs will help Linux: 10 reasons

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Linux afficionado Con Zymaris believes that the onset of dual boot Apple Macintoshes, running both Mac OSX and Windows, will be a boon for the cause of Linux and open source software.

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