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Creating Your ultimate Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop

A Step by Step tutorial on installing few basic applications /applications that any desktop user of Linux would like to install on his Ubuntu desktop explained in a simplistic fashion. Steps include how to configure compiz-fusion , install Adobe Reader , Flash player , Media Players , JRE and few other interesting applications .

Microsoft feeling heat from Linux in budget flash PC market

Microsoft's newfound interest in this space is largely a response to growing demand for inexpensive subnotebook hardware that uses flash-based storage. Manufacturers of such devices are increasingly adopting Linux instead of Windows because Linux is free and easier to adapt for use on systems with limited computing power and storage capacity. Microsoft likely views the rising popularity of Linux-based budget mobile hardware in the developing world as a significant competitive threat.

Sun spurs OSS development with awards

Sun has announced the Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program to promote open source software (OSS) development within six projects that it is involved in. The company said that prizes are expected to total at least $1 million a year.

CentOS 5.1 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Dec 6, 2007 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.1 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Linux traffic analysis, quick and simple

Full-featured traffic analyzers for Linux systems such as ntop and vnstat are widely available, but sometimes you just want a simple program that gives you fast, basic information about the amount of traffic going in and out of the hosts on your network. Darkstat, a packet sniffer that runs as a background process, fills that role. It gathers statistics about network usage and displays them over HTTP.

Sourceforge Opens Marketplace For Open Source Services

Online exchange creates new opportunity to monetize open source software

What Wine Goes Good With Crow?

Well, ya gotta give credit where credit is due and I need to take a minute and set the record straight on something I spoke of earlier in the week. In a recent blog, I lamented and pouted about not getting any response from RedHat when inquiring about a particular project we are planning. Maybe if I got out of this chair a bit more often and went to do some face-to-face meetings, things would be different. That would seem to be the case.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Decemeber 5, 2007: Keep those plugins coming!

And the Community News returns! This edition is all about what you love best about Compiz Fusion, the countless new features and fixes that get added every week. Each week adding to the excitement of what already makes this one of the greatest projects for the Linux Desktop (Spare X and the Kernel of course) we have ever known. This week, a couple of interesting patches to Compiz Core by our forum users, new plugins (We all love those) and a few interesting and cool new features from some older plugins.

Ubuntu Linux Is Dead, Long Live Ubuntu Linux

A power outage knocked out The VAR Guy's Ubuntu system from Dell. Time for this novice Linux user to abandon Ubuntu? Guess again. Reinstalling Ubuntu was so easy a novice could do it. Here's the horror story and the happy ending.

First KDE Education Project Meeting a Great Success

Last weekend members of the KDE-Edu team met in Paris for a meeting about the KDE Education project. Members got to know each other and started vivid discussions about their free and open source educational applications, life in general, as well as the future and vision of the Educational module, which is part of the KDE desktop project.

Geek gift guide 2007

We’re getting down to serious shopping time for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’ve got ideas for you and the geeks you love. And like last year, we’re giving away loot. Send an email to contest@redhat.com on one of the following topics: tell us what you’d like to read about in Red Hat Magazine in the coming year, the open source story you’ve never told, or just whatever open source topic is rattling around in your head this week. You’ll be entered to win some of the items in this year’s gift guide, including TokyoFlash’s Eclipse watch.

LPI Exam 301: LDAP Development

Welcome to the next step in studying for the Linux certification exam 301. In this tutorial (the second in a series of six tutorials on exam 301 topics), learn how to install and configure a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, and writing some Perl scripts to access the data.

Linspire’s One-Click Install Expands to Ubuntu and Others

Linspire's "one-click" web and client based easy installation service is expanding its offerings to include support for Ubuntu and soon for Debian, OpenSUSE, and Fedora. The service is designed to make installation of free and commercial software easy and always the same, no matter what distribution you are using.

Likewise Open-Sources Active Directory Authentication for Linux

Thanks to newly renamed Likewise, open-source Active Directory authentication for Linux has arrived. Like it or lump it, Microsoft's Active Directory is a very popular network directory, and thus, management system. It's been possible to use AD for Linux, but it was never easy.

Linspire's CNR.com beta finally goes live

It's been over a year since Linspire announced a free version of the CNR (Click'N'Run) software management system for its own Linuxes -- Freespire and Linspire -- as well as others, such as Ubuntu, but the project is finally open to all as a beta.

Novell delays Q4 results due to SEC missives

Novell is delaying the release of its fiscal fourth quarter results due to an ongoing accounting review by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The Linux firm was scheduled to release results today for the quarter ended October 31. But slow correspondence between Novell and an accountant's least favorite pen-pal has struck them with a bout of "an abundance of caution."

DB2 9 for Linux, Unix, and Windows

DB2 9 is the result of a five-year development project that transformed traditional (static) database technology into an interactive data server that merges the high performance and ease of use of DB2 with the self-describing benefits of XML. Download a free trial version of IBM DB2 9.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

Fedora 8 — More than a Linux Distribution

One of the most popular free-as-in-freedom Linux distribution, Fedora Linux, released its latest version, Fedora 8, earlier in November. In addition to being a fantastic release, Fedora's user and development community and a clear headed approach makes Fedora 8 much more than a Linux distribution.

World’s Largest P2P Media Distribution Provider Selects Zenoss

Pando Chooses Zenoss to Manage Large-Scale Online Services Infrastructure

Risk gamers use free software to take over the world

How are GNU/Linux users preparing for Linus Torvalds' plan of world domination? By playing free software computer games based on the classic world conquest board game Risk. You can perfect your strategy by playing the games XFrisk, TEG, or Ksirk.

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