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interview: Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik

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Interviews

Red Hat held its second annual Red Hat Summit in Nashville this week. At the event, vnunet.com sat down with the company's chief executive, Matthew Szulik, to talk about the firm's latest initiatives and future directions.

Also: 'No hope' for quick resolution of US patent mess and other related links.

Intel donates Swing code to Apache's open source Java

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OSS

SOFTWARE COMPANY, Intel, announced, via its "Middleware Division" the contribution of AWT and Java2D packages, along with a Swing package to the Apache "Project Harmony."

Open Source Graphics Take on Adobe, Microsoft

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The Open Source desktop app sector is gaining another player, as the Xara Project speeds towards a 1.0 release. The Xara Xtreme project is focused on building an Open Source version of a commercial-standard vector graphics. The team just released its Xara LX 0.5 for Linux, and is available under the GNU Public License.

June 2006 of TUX, Issue 14

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The June 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download.

This issue features:

*From the Editor: Linspire Embraces the Open Source Community with a Proprietary Solution
*Home Plate: Creating Web Pages with Nvu
*TUX Explains: Konquer Your File Management with KIO

Novell looks to Linux for a lifeline

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SUSE

It's official: All mentions of Novell must now, once again, be preceded by the adjective "beleaguered."

The Talk is All Ubuntu Today

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Ubuntu

Stories and reviews of Ubuntu 6.06 have sprung up all over the net today. From howtos to reviews, the talk is all Ubuntu today.

Flaw Discovered In Snort Intrusion Prevention Technology

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Security

A recently discovered security issue in Snort, the open source intrusion prevention and detection technology used in government agencies and many large corporations, could allow attackers to bypass security on compromised machines.

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How I mix Debian testing, unstable and experimental

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HowTos

While Debian 'testing' is rather stable, it's not a release per se, but a living version of Debian. Therefore, when a package migrates from 'unstable' to 'testing', nobody could really guarantee you will be able to install it on your own Debian testing machine with all the dependencies met! That's why you will occasionally have to met dependencies from 'unstable'.

Tax authorities in Lower Saxony switch to Linux

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The State of Lower Saxony has begun switching the PCs its tax authorities use from Solaris x86 to Linux. According to a press release, 12,000 computers are affected.

End of the Go Open Source campaign

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The Go Open Source campaign, an open source awareness campaign which launched in May 2004, has completed its two year run and officially concluded at the end of May 2006. The campaign was launched by Mark Shuttleworth on behalf of Canonical, the CSIR's Meraka Institute, HP, and The Shuttleworth Foundation.

OpenBook: MIT $100 laptop and UMPC get "open" competition

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A competitor to MIT $100 laptop, Intel's $400, UMPC or the Tablet PC? With target price of under $500, the OpenBook Project was born two weeks ago - owing not much less then some of its main rivals - a common entrepreneurial idea. The project's aim is to deliver an universal wireless-ready personal device for education or home use around the globe.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Final Look

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Ubuntu 6.06 LTS starting hitting the mirrors yesterday, May 31, and was officially announced in the wee hours of this morning, June 1. Considering the bad luck tuxmachines had with the release candidate's hard drive install, we felt it was only fair to give Ubuntu another chance. We downloaded the desktop version, checked the md5sum, burnt our cd and booted. This is what happened this time.

RHEL 5 to have new version numbering system

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Red Hat today announced a new version numbering scheme for the upcoming version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Review: CCux Linux

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Reviews

CCux Linux is a performance-oriented distribution whose main idea is to remove everything that is not i686-related, such as old compatibility packages, and to have everything from the kernel up compiled in the i686 flavor. Last month's release of CCux version 0.9.8 is also an up-to-date distro, having kernel 2.6.16, KDE 3.5.2, and Firefox 1.5.0.2. I found it to be a damn good distro.

Prepping Ubuntu for Everyday Use

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HowTos

For those who have been waiting for the Linux desktop revolution, well, I'm pleased to tell you it's here and knocking on your door. It's called Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

Below are over 25 tips that will let you tweak and personalize the latest Ubuntu release so that it's perfect. Think of it as polishing the diamond.

Linux Timeline

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Linux Journal celebrated the publication of its 100th issue in 2002 with the release of the Linux Timeline. It's now 2006, Linux itself turns 15 this year and Linux Journal, a little older, grayer and wiser, is soon to release it's 150th issue. In celebration and in honor of an amazing community's history we're compiling the significant events of 2002 - 2006.

Red Hat: Microsoft still 'aggressive as hell'

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ZDNet UK sat down with Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik at the company's user summit in Nashville for a brief discussion on how he intends to keep his company on the cutting edge and battle the biggest threats to its future success.

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New Ubuntu Release Available for Desktops and Servers, with Long Term, Global Support

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It's official. Ubuntu, which has become one of the world's most popular Linux distributions in recent years, launched its latest version on June 1 following months of intense testing. The new release is titled Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), and has a specific emphasis on the needs of large organisations with both desktop and server versions.

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Games: NVIDIA, RPG and Gaming on PCLinuxOS

  • NVIDIA released the 440.82 stable 'Long Lived' Linux driver - helps DOOM Eternal on Steam Play Proton

    Today, NVIDIA released an update to their stable driver series with driver version 440.82 now available in their 'Long Lived' branch. After a few updates to their Vulkan Beta driver recently, it seems they've pulled in a bunch of changes from there. [...] Multiple bug fixes made it into this release too, including one" that caused render-offloaded applications to crash on exit". The rest of the fixes seem specific to using the NVIDIA driver with Linux kernel 5.6.

  • The wonderful and relaxing town-building RPG 'Littlewood' is now DRM-free on GOG

    Littlewood is a relaxing casual town-building RPG, a very peaceful game where there's no combat needed as it blends together lots of different gameplay elements including farming, crafting, mining, gathering and so on. It was crowdfunded on Kickstarter back in February 2019 and it did really well with nearly four thousand backers, pledging over eighty thousand dollars.

  • Things To Do With Your PCLinuxOS In The Quarantine

    Well, since we are all quarantined, forced isolation, to prevent the proliferation of COVID-19, this does not mean that it is a frustrating and boring period. There are many things possible to do at home in those times. Families, who did not see each other very often, will once again be able to strengthen their ties, talk face to face (and not via whatsapp). I believe that, in some cases, the flame of romance will be rekindled. Of course, for every family brought together by this pandemic, there are very ugly cases of domestic violence that can even get worse. But, let's try to look at the positive side of it all, and, with these forced "vacations", let's try to spend time in the best possible way, with a great companion: PCLinuxOS! What to do now in this isolation then? We'll see now! [...] Well, first of all, I would like to say that I am over 50. There is a prejudice against those who play, but this prejudice has to be undone: There is nothing wrong with playing with your computer. Many point a finger and say: A man of that age, playing kids' video games! Well then, collecting retro-games is on the rise right now (the way the games industry goes, it's no wonder). Metal Jesus, a YouTuber, is the living proof: he might be older than me, and he only has reviews of retro video games on his channel. Well, with that out of the way, let's look at the game options available for PCLinuxOS in this period.

  • Game Zone: Last Chaos In PCLinuxOS

    Welcome! The medieval fantasy world of Last Chaos awaits you! Choose from 9 different character classes and discover the war torn continent of Iris! Master your class by choosing a class specialization and become a hero!

Repo Review: VidCutter

VidCutter is a simple program available in the repository for performing very basic video editing tasks. It allows you to quite easily trim and split videos at multiple points, and also join video clips together without the need for a full featured video editing program. The user interface is, for the most part, fairly well laid out. Below the video preview screen is a nice timeline with thumbnails. At the right of the preview is the Clip Index. When you start making cuts in a video, each new clip you split will be added to the Clip Index, where you can rearrange the order in which they will be joined. To begin editing, click Open Media and load in a video file. Read more