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Linux For You - August 2008

Linux For You - August 2008
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OpenSUSE 11
"We Offer the Rolls Royce of Linux”
Novell has been in the spotlight for various reasons in the recent past, having gone through many transitions. The Indian leadership also went through a change last year. Now, with the release of openSUSE 11.0, we tried to find out where the company stands today-- its focus and its plans for the future. We spoke to Sandeep Menon, country head, Novell India, and probed deeper on several issues, including the deal with Microsoft.

Windows and GNU/Linux
What’s the Difference?

For those migrating from Windows, GNU/Linux looks different and thus confusing. This article tries to sum up the differences between the two to help freshers get used to the new environment.


GoblinX (mini) Slim Is In
Create beautiful and functional desktops without any hassle.


Make A Home Theater Out of Your Junk PC

Introducing GeeXboX! A dedicated and portable OS that can transform any machine to a home theater PC.


Optimising Performance on Linux Desktops—Part 2
Fluxbox—A Superior Window Manager

Moving from a desktop manager to a window manager is probably the first step we should take to make applications run faster, and definitely the thing to do if your hardware is old. Last month, we looked at how to install an operating system, keeping performance in mind. In this article, we’ll explore Fluxbox, a lean and slim window manager.

Triple Boot Your iPod
Multi-booting a PC is passé. It’s time to multi-boot an iPod.

Get Started with Drupal
What is the similarity between the websites of Warner Bros Records and Harvard University? Both are powered by Drupal CMS. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install and configure Drupal, one of the most popular CMS in the market.

OpenSolaris in Three Minutes
If you think that getting started with OpenSolaris is asking for too much, take BeleniX, the live OpenSolaris, for a spin without installing it.

Develop ASP.NET Apps With Mono
The following article focuses on beginners and programmers who are interested in migrating from the Windows/Visual Studio .NET/IIS environment to the Linux/Mono/XSP/Apache environment.



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