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Neverwinter Nights 2 Petition

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Gaming

Neverwinter Nights was one of the most popular games to be on the Mac platform. But unfortunately, the latest edition was built with proprietary standards (C# and DirectX) making it so that it only runs on Windows and not Linux or Mac. So a petition has started to get gamers to boycott the makers until they release the game for th platforms that made it great.

Simple Way to Update Ubuntu Edgy With Slow/No Internet Connection

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HowTos

One of the biggest hurdles for the already popular distribution Ubuntu in gaining still more popularity all across the world, is the limited number of applications shipped as part of the distribution media. This works well only for those users who either don’t require anything more than the installed default applications or those who have a fast Internet connection.

Access Linux filesystems from Windows with Explore2fs

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HowTos

Explore2fs is a GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. It runs under all versions of Windows and can read almost any ext2 and ext3 filesystem.

Greeks bearing gifts

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OSS

Here in the UK, there is a saying that was a quote from Virgil that was often quoted in the original Latin, “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis”, which is usually mistranslated into the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. However, it is that phrase, or both of them in fact, that pass through my mind on seeing recent Microsoft and other corporate closed software companies’ press releases recently. There are three that come to mind that have occurred recently...

Avoiding greedy webclients with mod_bwshare

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HowTos

If you're running a popular website you'll most likely notice that some clients are less well-behaved than others. Greedy clients can do anything from make numerous requests, to attempting to spider your entire site. One simple way of preventing these clients from slowing down your server is with the mod_bwshare module for Apache2.

Warren Togami: Fedora Will Never Compromise

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OSS

As long as I work on the Fedora Project, Fedora will never compromise on the essential liberties of FOSS nor will it betray the community. But the price of liberty is not free, nor is it comfortable. And unfortunately, some "leaders" of our community are willing to compromise liberty for short-term convenience. I am disgusted by people like this, and by Novell's betrayal of the community today.

Linux Advocates Wary Of Novell-Microsoft Tie

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SUSE

"Excuse me while I go throw up," wrote Pamela Jones, the editor of the Groklaw.net blog. "This is actually really bad news," said Bruce Perens, a well-known Linux advocate. "I prefer to be an optimist, and will happily take the option that not everybody needs to be enemies," said Linus Torvalds.

Ubuntu Edgy under Parallels Desktop for mac

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Ubuntu

As Ubuntu Edgy has not long been released I thought I would see how it runs on parallels desktop for mac. I downloaded the standard .iso and followed pretty much the same instructions as when I installed Ubuntu Dapper.

Weekly Debian Nudes #3 - or "How to flog a dead horse"

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Humor

And here, once again, flying in the face of common sense, of good taste, comes the legendary Weekly Debian Nudes. Despite the fact that the genuine Debian Weekly News has been published this week, here is the third issue of the famous Weekly Debian Nudes.

Novell-Microsoft: What They Aren't Telling You

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OSS

Today Novell and Microsoft announced a partnership in which Microsoft has made some unlikely-seeming promises regarding Linux. What aren't they telling you?

A change of pace in the UK copyfight

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Misc

It's unusual to see issues related to copyright law and its reform make much of an impact in the mainstream media here in the UK, but last week's report from the Institute of Public Policy Research, entitled Public Innovation: Intellectual Property in a Digital Age has been a notable exception.

Microsoft, Novell reach agreement on Linux

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Microsoft
SUSE

Once bitter rivals, Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. entered into an agreement on Thursday to allow open-source Linux software to work with Microsoft's Windows software.

Also: Joint letter to the Open Source Community From Novell and Microsoft

Inside Firefox: Trademark Clarification

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Moz/FF

"The trademark and copyrighted icon were not created by the community. Firefox and its icon was created by the Mozilla Foundation in private, as a brand used for official releases as a sign of quality." I think I understand what Mike is trying to say here, but this sentence is far too easily misinterpreted.

CentOS: Oracle Linux Doesn't Measure Up

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Linux

Oracle's plans for its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product, announced last week, follow on the heels of Red Hat derivatives put together by dozens of open source projects, including CentOS, Pie Box, and Startcom Linux. But this week, members of the influential CentOS community voiced strong pessimism over Oracle Linux.

2006 Italian Linux Day: A nationwide success

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Linux

The 2006 edition of Italian Linux Day on October 28 was the first in the six-year history of the event to be celebrated in more than 100 cities in every corner of the country. The prime-time news program on the main national TV channel TG1 spent almost two minutes on a story about the event ("and they didn't even make mistakes!", a LUG activist said).

Mathematics on a UNIX workstation

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Linux

Mathematics is the King of Science. Commercial uses for mathematical workstations are vast: From basic engineering to designer drugs and from gene therapy to celestial navigation, mathematics rules the world. Many tools are available for use on UNIX that can satisfy your quest for mathematical enlightenment. This article shows you the way to mathematical nirvana on a UNIX workstation.

Microsoft & Novell Enter Linux Partnership?

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Microsoft
SUSE

Microsoft and Novell are entering into a partnership that could help Novell's Linux operating system, according to a media report Thursday. Under the agreement, which isn't final, Microsoft will offer sales support to Novell's Suse Linux.

FSF debuts fully-free Ubuntu/Debian variant

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Linux

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has unveiled a new Linux distribution, free of the proprietary software contained in most Linuxes. gNewSense is based on Ubuntu and Debian, and offers users "the stability of Ubuntu with the addition of freedom," developers Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley said.

Installing Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) on Antiquated Hardware

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Ubuntu

I recently promised my son, Justus, that I would set up a laptop for his exclusive use. I have an old Compaq Presario 1200 whose sole purpose is to prevent dust from gathering on a particular shelf in my bedroom. This Presario has about 192MB of RAM, a 10GB hard drive, and an 800Mhz Celeron processor. Sounds like a perfect candidate for Linux to me. I burned the Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) desktop CD and booted the laptop with it.

Behind Ubuntu: Raphaël Pinson

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Raphaël is known for his work on Kubuntu, and more recently on Ichthux, a Linux distribution based on Kubuntu and aimed at Christian users and communities. In his interview, we learn how Raphaël’s Christianity has influenced his involvement in the open source community, how he feels non-English speakers fare and what he gets up to in his spare time.

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