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Linux Stable Kernel 2.6.16.3 Released

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The third stable update to the 2.6.16 kernel is out. There does not appear to have been an announcement as of this writing, but the changelog shows that 2.6.16.3 consists of a single patch for what appears to be a local denial of service vulnerability in the key management code.

Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS 6.0-alpha1 Linux Released

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MEPIS has announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. Alpha1 builds on the 6.0-experimental1 release. The KControl system configuration shell has been replaced with the SystemSettings shell from the Ubuntu Project.

'Red Hat wraps Linux in sh*t,' says new exec

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"Today RH *IS* a proprietary vendor," Fleury wrote. "Their whole business is around proprietary wrappers to Open Source Linux to drive the subscription business. RH is a packager, it doesn't create JACK."

Debian Project elects New Leader

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Australian Anthony Towns won the poll from a field of several candidates after 421 votes -- from 43 percent of the eligible community of Debian developers -- were cast. He will take up the post for one year from Monday 17 April, taking over from incumbent Branden Robinson.

DistroWatch Competition: The winners of Beginning Ubuntu Linux

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The first ever DistroWatch competition was a great success. Not only we received a large number of competition entries (nearly 200 in total), it also seems to have inspired great many attempts to try Ubuntu Linux as a real alternative to Windows. The winners are listed below.

Enterprise Linux desktops are for real - are you?

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An expert in deploying open source throughout the enterprise tells us how to wean ourselves off the Microsoft drug forever.

Also:Bill Hilf blog attracts anti-Microsoft posters

More Linux Users Means Higher Returns for Red Hat

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Merrill Lynch analyst Kash Rangan said the LinuxWorld expo in San Francisco has reinforced his firm's conviction on the Linux open source market, and that what's good for Linux is also good for leading open-source provider Red Hat.

Red Hat Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire JBoss

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Red Hat today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JBoss, the global leader in open source middleware. By acquiring JBoss, Red Hat expects to accelerate the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA), by enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, open source platform.

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Stable kernel 2.6.16.2 released

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The second stable update to 2.6.16 has been released. It includes a fair number of important fixes, some of which are security-related.

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Get your game on with SuperGamer-1

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I spent my entire Friday and half my Saturday in the SuperGamer-1 livedvd. I'm not a avid gamer as the definition goes, but I certainly love my 'shoot 'em ups'. Gaming in Linux is much easier of late than it once was.

LinuxWorld: Diamonds and Rhinestones

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"So, Brian what do think of the show thus far?"

Please, don't even get me started.

But people, this show was seriously lacking.

LinuxWorld 2006: A Diamond in The Rough

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"What do you think of the show?" This is the question I heard all week at LinuxWorld here. It turns out that many of my journalist peers, a few speakers and a number of vendors weren't as impressed by the show as I was.

Linux a BIG hit in India

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It has been over a year since UTI Bank set up its call center that handles over 7,000 calls per day. The bank was looking for a robust platform that could guarantee it "high availability of services and uninterrupted call traffic". It had options but finally decided on Linux for its core business applications. "Today, we are really happy with Linux that has delivered 99.99 per cent uptime so far."

Only 'freaks' waste their time with Linux in Oklahoma

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For the last two weeks, the Linux army has seized on Tuttle, Oklahoma city manager Jerry Taylor as a symbol of all that's wrong with the world. This man attacked Linux maker CentOS without cause, threatened to call the FBI on the firm and refused to apologize for these actions even after learning the error of his ways. Typical Microsoft-loving, bureaucrat thinking, right?

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LinuxWorld: What not to do when eyeing open-source software

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When considering a migration to open-source software, IT users should keep in mind the mistakes of those who tried before and avoid falling into the same traps experienced by others.

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Access Linux Platform Shown at LinuxWorld

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Access Linux Platform from PalmSourcePalmSource is exhibiting at the LinuxWorld conference going on this week in Boston. PalmInfocenter is live on the scene to bring you this exclusive new preview of the Access Linux Platform.

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