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So long and thanks for all the fish...

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KDE

With commit 546830, KDE says good-bye to one of its longest friends: DCOP. The technology has served us well for 6 years, we now say hello to DCOP's younger brother: D-BUS.

Negroponte to share vision at Red Hat summit

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Misc

The head of the $100 laptop project will present a keynote at Red Hat's second user conference.

Emacs tips: Windows and buffers

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HowTos

If you are an Emacs user who read Joe Brockmeier's Vim tips column on Vim viewports and thought, "Viewports sound useful; can I use them in a real text editor?" The answer is yes.

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Ubuntu Ascending

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth is about to make history again. Four years ago, he became the second human in history to journey into space as a "tourist." Now, closer to home, he's expected to make a mark with the release of Ubuntu Dapper Drake, which may well challenge enterprise Linux frontrunners Red Hat and Novell and change the enterprise Linux landscape.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 4 arrives

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Linux

The MEPIS project released Beta 4 of the SimplyMEPIS 6.0 live CD on May 27. Beta 4 runs a reconfigured version of the 2.6.15.7 kernel from Ubuntu and the KDE desktop as a default. The kernel source has been verified to give the best possible compatibility with new Intel hardware, MEPIS creator and chief developer Waren Woodford said.

How-To: Build your own network firewall

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HowTos

Network appliances don't always offer all the firewalling features a user needs -- you know, the advanced port blocking and security procedures we'd like to keep our little home network fiefdoms secure. In today's How-To we'll show you how to build a firewall out of an old PC with a live Linux CD and some spare ethernet cards. It's the perfect use for that machine with the dead hard drive (or no hard drive at all).

OpenSUSE 10.1 Is Versatile, but Uneven

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Reviews
SUSE

Review: Novell's OpenSUSE 10.1 operating system wears many hats well, but management tools can use some smoothing.

The GP2x PDA: A PDA focused on games and GNU/Linux

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Gaming

Games under GNU/Linux have usually been a lacklustre affair. For every Tux Racer, there are a hundred sub-standard Pac-man clones you’d be embarrassed to advocate. For every commercial version of Quake, there’s a hundred other worthy games the publisher elected not to port to GNU/Linux. Without good games, there’s no market, and without the market, no effort is spared. And so the cycle continues. In this article, I will look at two of the areas in which GNU/Linux games have succeeded, and a new device that combines them both, which could help expose GNU/Linux to the populous.

Techie Fight Clubs Springing Up

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Humor

Slashdot says, "USAToday reports a new phenomenon hitting some of the cubicles of Silicon Valley. It seems that engineers and developers previously confined to sitting in front of their computers are getting their anger out the healthy way: by pummeling each other."

Importance of open source software underscored

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OSS

India is the world leader in software expertise but awareness and use of open source software (OSS), a movement heralded by software engineers of Europe and America, remains restricted to ultra-geeks' circles.

Vista may be late but 2006 not the year of Linux desktop

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Linux

While the world waits in anticipation of the release of Windows Vista, the annual claim that 2006 is the year of the Linux desktop has once again fallen by the wayside.

Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has reached the latest development milestone for its next-generation Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" browser with a little anti-phishing help from Google.

X2: The Threat Linux Port Released

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Gaming

LGP has finished their beta testing of X2: The Threat for Linux and released it for sale. X2 features Elite style space gameplay with an underlying plot and full on 3D graphics.

WIN4LIN Announces Major Upgrade to 2000/XP Desktop Product

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Linux

Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions for business, announced today the general availability of Version 3 of their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

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Linux

Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.

Linux Computing at MIT

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Linux

Naturally, you'd expect widespread Linux use at MIT. Over the past few years, MIT's Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) group, including Reed's team, have streamlined the process of installing, updating, and running Linux on student's and faculty machines. One interesting goal of the team is to give incoming freshmen the option to order a laptop with Linux pre-installed.

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 1

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HowTos

Thanks to the Perl scripting language you can automate various tasks in your Linux system. Learning Perl is both easy and fun, and you'll soon be able to write scripts which will make your life easier. In these series of articles I'll start by explaining the basics and I'll progressively introduce more complex concepts and advanced techniques.

Hot skills: could Ruby be the jewel in the crown of scripting?

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Software

Ruby is a relative latecomer among scripting languages but it has developed a distinct niche for itself. In an increasing number of job adverts it is part of an either/or pair with Python. Like Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl, it is downloadable, and there are plenty of free online resources to help you learn it.

WINE - An open source project which could be the tipping point for Linux

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Software

A few days back, Google did something which took everyone by surprise. It released Picasa for Linux, which till now only worked in Windows . But what was cleverly shielded from the average user was that Picasa released for Linux is the very same Picasa for windows but running on top of Wine.

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