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Story 7 Things We Expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:35am
Story Samsung rumoured to release ‘Galaxy Glass’ IFA Berlin 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:50am
Story Paradox’ Runemaster and Hearts of Iron IV heading for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:58am
Story Knoppix Review, Shotwell's Future, and 5 Insults Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:05am
Story Ome: A New Cross-Platform Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:13am
Story Make Peace with pax Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:22am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 vs. Debian 7.3 vs. Debian Jessie Preview Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:37am
Story 24-Way AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce Linux Graphics Card Comparison Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 10:47am
Story Four must try Indie games on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 11:04am
Story First ever CryEngine Game to head for Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 12:17pm

Flaw Discovered In Snort Intrusion Prevention Technology

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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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SUSE

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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OSS

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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News

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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Reviews
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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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Linux

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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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

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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Linux

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.

Multi Distro is Linux times 9 on a single CD-R

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Multi Distro includes nine live CD Linux distributions in one ISO file that you can burn to a single disc. It uses the GRUB boot loader to present the user with a main menu from which they can choose which distro they want to run. By showing you how to make your own live CD composed of multiple live CD distros, Multi Distro packs a big punch.

Novell posts a profit as sales shrink

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SUSE

Novell Inc., which sells networking software and computer-consulting services, reported a second-quarter profit as sales declined. Results this quarter may miss analysts' estimates.

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake Unofficially Available

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Ubuntu

According to a thread running in the ubuntu forums, the isos for Ubuntu Dapper Drake are up on mirrors around the world. Upgrade wiki in place as well.

Outsourcing and Linux development boom in North America

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Linux

A new survey of North American software developers has revealed a marked in increase in outsourcing and offshoring as well increased Linux adoption.

No More Neverwinter Nights

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Gaming

It seems that Atari has pulled the plug on BioWare's efforts to keep NWN going. After the last 1.68 patch and Infinite Dungeons module, Atari will no longer allow them to support the franchise.

Picasa for Linux is a good Windows app, But Not Linux

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Software

SEARCH GIANT Google released some days ago what it calls "Picasa for Linux", and I decided to take it for a spin on my 2.4 Ghz P4 (512MB RAM) Linux desktop which runs Blag, a British distro based on Fedora Core 3.

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