So what? Windows 7: 7 Reasons Not to Get too Excited (Update)

May 14, 2009

It’s official: Windows 7 will be on the shelves just in time for the Christmas season. From an Open Source perspective, this is nothing ground-breaking: It’s just the same old Windows.

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Community Angered over Canonical's Ubuntu One

May 14, 2009

With the release of its new online synchronization service Ubuntu One, Canonical seems to have made some enemies in the community.

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Breakthrough in Sync Support: SyncML Client Under GPL

May 14, 2009

The Swiss company Synthesis AG, which specializes in synchronizing PCs and mobile Linux devices, has released its SyncML Client library source code to the community under GPL.

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ROX Desktop Filer in Version 2.9

May 11, 2009

The slim file manager ROX Desktop, with the ROX-Filer file manager at its core, provides inotify support and allows backslashes when renaming files.

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Icinga: Developers Fork Nagios

May 06, 2009

Open source project Nagios is being forked into the Icinga project. The Netways firm, which specializes in open source IT management services and particularly the monitoring solution Nagios, will be managing the fork.

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Multicast IP Exploring multicast IP in Linux

Apr 30, 2009

We show you the practical side of multicasting, including a sample configuration that uses the free XORP routing protocol suite.

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Charly's Column The Sysadmin's Daily Grind: NicTool

Apr 30, 2009

For the longest time, Charly used vi to edit his nameserver's zone data, which isn't too elegant because a mere fat-finger will get you into DNS trouble. Fortunately, NicTool will help ease the pain – even in the midst of a move big enough to kick up a dust storm.

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Reiserfs Experiencing Turbulent Updates

Apr 30, 2009

When Jeff Mahoney sent in a bunch of patches for reiserfs, he assumed that the filesystem would be frozen in maintenance mode from that point on. Things turned out differently.

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