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Does Linux Need a $300 Million Ad Campaign?

Microsoft is now spending $300 million to counter Apple's "I'm a Mac" ads. Does Linux need its own ad campaign? more>>

Adobe Flashes Linux

No one — well, very few, anyway — who uses Linux lacks the experience of Linux being the last major platform to gain native support for proprietary applications. Whether it's being held at arms length by rabid legal teams or just being overlooked as an important market, we all know the pain of finding out our shiny new gizmo is useless on our Linux systems. Wednesday, however, marked the end of one such experience, as Adobe released the latest version of its Flash Player — with full Linux support out of the box. more>>

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Linux Journal Live - Oct 16, 2008

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The October 16, 2008 edition of Linux Journal Live! Associate Editor, Shawn Powers, and Kyle Rankin, "Hack and /" columnist and author of Knoppix Hacks, Linux Multimedia Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference and others, discuss Linux in the home via file servers, multimedia and entertainment, and power management. more>>

Join Shawn Powers for Linux Journal Live!

On tonight's Linux Journal Live, Shawn Powers and columnist Kyle Rankin are talking Linux in the home, and will take your questions live. Want to learn about linux file servers, home entertainment solutions, or basement server rooms? Tune in at 7:30 Central tonight, October 16th. www.linuxjournal.com/live more>>

Finding Which RPM Package Contains a File

To search a list of RPM files for a particular file, execute the following command: more>>

The Tao of Linux

I recently read this: The time of beginning is one of the most precious times of all. It can be very exciting and full of wonderful growth. The first thing to do is to make up your mind that you are going to go the distance.

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But commitment needs something else in order to be perpetuated. It needs discipline. more>>

Bash: Redirecting Input from Multiple Files

Recently I needed to create a script that processed two input files. By processed I mean that the script needed to get a line from one file, then get a line from the second file, and then do something with them. Sounds easy enough, but it's not that easy unless you know about some of bash's extended redirection capabilities. more>>

OpenOffice Scores a Triple

An excited — and apparently somewhat overwhelmed — OpenOffice community released the next major version of the office suite — OpenOffice.org 3.0 — into the wild yesterday, sparking a near-instant rush to be the first on ones block to have the much-anticipated application. more>>

Ideas Wanted: Creative Heat Recycling from Servers

The University of Notre Dame heats a botanical garden with waste server heat. We're looking for more creative ideas from you on recycling waste server heat. more>>

Keeping the Kernel Klean

Operating systems drive devices. Linux is driven by open-source imperatives. So, naturally, Linux's kernel developers have a problem with closed-source kernel modules. And, just as naturally, they've hacked up a statement they hope will discourage the closed and encourage the open. more>>

Discovery - VSTi Analog Synthesis For Linux

Years ago one of Linux's finest audio software developers suggested that I should keep a watchful eye on the Windows/Mac music software scene. I took that suggestion to heart and joined a variety of Windows/Mac-centric lists and forums. I've been able to run many Windows music programs under the Wine emulator, so my participation has gone beyond mere lurking. more>>

Mandriva 2009 Released Into the Wild

Mandriva Linux — the seventh most-popular Linux distribution1 — has just provided as good a reason as any for a popularity-push, with the unveiling of their latest release, Mandriva Linux 2009. more>>

uDig GIS: A First Look

Part of an ongoing series of on open-source geographic information system (GIS) programs, this article offers an introduction to uDig GIS. uDig is for GIS users of all levels, from beginners to advanced. more>>

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Linux Journal Live - Oct 9, 2008

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The October 9, 2008 edition of Linux Journal Live! Associate Editor, Shawn Powers, and Kyle Rankin, "Hack and /" columnist and author of Knoppix Hacks, Linux Multimedia Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference and others, discuss Linux distributions. more>>

Venezuela Gets It

No matter what else you may think of Hugo Chávez (probably bad if you get your information from the U.S. more>>

Why eBay Should Open-Source Skype

eBay is not going through the happiest of times. Not only has it found it necessary to make 1000 people – 10% of its workforce – redundant, it has had to own up to a serious breach of trust with its Internet telephony program, Skype. more>>

MySQL Founding Father Sails Into the Sunset

It's commonplace, perhaps even de rigueur, for company executives to say their goodbyes when someone snatches up their firm mdash indeed, if we sold our share for eleventy-billion dollars, we'd probably be inclined to take a long vacation too. This wasn't so, however, for MySQL, where the company execs kept right on going post-sale — at least until recently. more>>