Issues with Thunderbird 1.5

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Software

There are some issues with the new Thunderbird 1.5.

The most important: Uninstall your old versions of Thunderbird before running the installer for 1.5.

GPL 3: Pre-Release Buzz Centers on Patents, License Compatibility

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OSS

The first public draft of GNU General Public License 3.0 will be released at an event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, and open-source software advocates are hoping that effective provisions for software patents as well as GPL compatibility with other licenses will be prominent in the draft.

Formation of the KDE Technical Working Group in Progress

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KDE

The first Technical Working Group for KDE is now being formed, with elections due over the next few weeks. The Group will help the hundreds of KDE contributors come to technical decisions and smooth processes such as major releases. It will also provide technical guidance to KDE contributors.

Fire Up your own Linux Server

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HowTos

Installing a Linux distribution can be both exhilarating and frustrating. My first two attempts at Linux installs-the first in 1996, the second in 1997-were unsuccessful. Installation routines and hardware support in Linux at the time were much less advanced than they are today.

Ubuntu founder to speak at annual Debian conference

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Linux

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth will give the annual report on his hot, Debian-based distro at the 2006 Debian Developers Conference (DebConf), set for May 14 through 22 in Oaxtepec, Mexico.

How to configure and use LIRC

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HowTos

LIRC is basically a small server which can decode or transmit infra-red signals. This is a tutorial about how to set up the LIRC server and how to use it in order to control your system or specific LIRC-enabled applications with a remote control. Examples of simple or more complicated setups are also provided.

Open Source for iTunes arrives

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OSS

ADHERENTS of the two new IT religions of the post modern age, Open Source and Apple, are set to clash over an idea being pushed forward by a bloke called Rob Lord.

Apache Releases Geronimo 1.0

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation's Geronimo project team has released the much-anticipated Geronimo 1.0 Java application server.

Linux Live CDs: All the Linux with None of the Commitment

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Linux

Nervous about installing Linux on your machine? Fear no more, because Live CD enables you to run the operating system without installing it. Bryan Hoff tells you what cool things you can do with Linux Live CD, and evaluates some great distributions such as SimplyMEPIS, SLAX, and Knoppix.

Previewing KDE 4

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KDE

Recently at a Linux show, John Littler saw a preview of a new version of KDE running on a KDE developer's laptop. The interface looked cleaner than before, and apparently there was a whole raft of new stuff under the hood. John recently interviewed KDE developer Aaron J. Seigo about the forthcoming KDE 4 (due in the fall) and also a little about the recent controversy surrounding the porting of KDE to operating systems other than Linux.

Study: 40 percent of Irish companies choose open source

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OSS

More than 40 percent of organizations in Ireland will use some form of open-source software in 2006, according to a study by iReach, a research company in Dublin.

Review: Grafpup Linux live CD for graphic designers

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Reviews

What would you get if you were to combine good graphic programs such as the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), Inkscape, and CinePaint with other open source biggies such as Scribus and Nvu? The answer: Grafpup Linux, a live CD heaven for all graphic designers.

Developer.com's Security Product of the Year Award

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Security

With the rising importance of implementing solid information security, one can imagine the proliferation of security products. Which one should you choose? What are your peers using, and why? Let me review the top five finalists for security products based on Developer.com's year-end product reviews. I'll end the discussion with 2005's winner. Here's what the industry is saying about five solid security products!

eThekwini municipality chooses open source

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OSS

The movement towards open-source software and standards in South Africa has received another boost from a government project, with the eThekwini (Durban) municipality basing its intranet and internet portal, Durban.gov.za, entirely on open-source tools.

CES 2006 Picks and Pans

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Sci/Tech

Last week I attended the 2006 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), which since the demise of Comdex has become the largest and most important trade show in the nation - not only for electronics, but for all technology. This year's show saw record attendance, which added to the energy and overall excitement of the event, but also jammed hotels, city streets and aisles on the show floor.

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IBM hit with formal SEC probe

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Misc

IBM Corp. disclosed Thursday that it is being formally investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its first-quarter 2005 earnings and equity compensation expenses. IBM, in Armonk, N.Y., previously disclosed in June 2005 that it has been cooperating informally with the SEC regarding the same matter.

Also: IBM looks to patent new system for patenting patents

Conflicting Numbers: Firefox Didn't Meet '05 Goal

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Moz/FF

Wait just one goll-darned minute, a Web measurement company said Thursday as it refuted a rival's recent take on Firefox's market share.

Also: HelpFirefox.com Seeks To Raise $1M for Browser

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits Using the Linux Distributed Security Module, Part 2

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Security

The sad thing about buffer overflow exploits is that good programming practices could wipe out even potential exploits, however, that simply has not happened.

Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 1.5 Email Client

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Software

Mozilla Corp. today announced the launch of Thunderbird 1.5, the latest version of its full-featured email client, available now as a free download at www.getthunderbird.com.

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