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MassMutual gives computers

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Ubuntu

MassMutual Financial Group donated 100 computers to Springfield Technical Community College yesterday for use by students who cannot afford to purchase a computer. The computers were stripped of software and any proprietary information, and will load them with free open source software, a Linux-based system called Ubuntu.

When will we hear the end of computer quacks?

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Misc

It seems no matter how much you think you know, the information architects and desktop Feng-Shui consultants want you to believe that you know nothing. Then they can explain all their gibberish and snake-oil solutions to you. And if you don't watch it, they'll steal your own ideas - and then sell them back to you!

Corporate Fight Against Open Source

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OSS

Remember during the Dot Com boom when sites used to display which browser you should use in order to best utilize their website? Quaint, annoying and even a little narrow minded. Those of us who have been yearning for a blast from the past will be thrilled to learn that Wal-Mart is apparently doing this in the year 2007. Wait, it gets better...

Questioning the Linux Foundation’s credentials

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OSS

What do you get if you cross an open source development consortium with an organisation that promotes free standards? Answer: You get a Linux advocacy group. Or so it seems.

Review: InnoTek’s VirtualBox

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Reviews

Almost a month ago InnoTek, the co-developer of VirtualPC, released their Virtual Machine as Open Source. The software was formerly not targetted at desktop users, but that changed when it was released under the GPL. This review tries to shed some light on the question if VirtualBox can get some market share between Vmware and Qemu.

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

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Reviews

Nokia takes a second shot at building an Internet Tablet you'll actually want to use. Ars takes the new and improved N800 out for a spin, checking out the browser, its secret FM radio, and VNC (among other things). How does it stack up against its predecessor?

Virtualization: Xen vs. Microsoft vs. VMware

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Software

Server virtualization has become a great tool for the data center, helped by the leading virtual server software vendors literally giving away their product. And as more IT shops consolidate their servers using virtual machines (VMs), they find an active marketplace and plenty of choices for how to implement the concept.

draklive 0.3

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MDV

Here comes a new draklive release, it's been a long time since the previous pre-2007.0 release. Developping Mandriva Flash required some new features, but also helped to stabilize my (precious) live creation tool. There has been a bunch of changes.

The Southern California Linux Exposition 2007

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Linux

The Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth year has been its best yet, with record attendance, vendor participation, and excellent presentations and talks. There were few new things to announce or showcase at the event, but if you wanted to measure the pulse of the open source software community, this was undeniably the place to be this past weekend.

Keeping a Lid on Linux Logins

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HowTos

When asked about security on a multi-user Linux system, a wise man once said "everyone is root if you allow them to login as a user." There is plenty of truth in that, but embracing imminent compromise isn't always acceptable. Let's take a look at how you can limit your exposure while letting unknown and untrusted users login with a shell.

Help yourself

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HowTos

Sooner or later we all decide to try and use our computers to do something new, something we've never done before, something exciting! Then we realise it's not as straightforward as we'd hoped. Luckily with a bit of perseverance you'll figure it out and once you have the feeling of satisfaction is great. Where to start though?

It Lives! BeOS fans resurrect their favorite operating system

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OS

BeOS fans are bringing back their favorite operating system as the Haiku OS. A small group of developers have reverse-engineered the operating system and showed off a "pre-alpha" version of Haiku at the recently completed Southern California Linux Convention.

How to Run Windows and Linux on a Single System

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HowTos

VMware virtualization software lets system builders offer more functionality without higher costs. Here's how to get it working.

SpikeSource also moves to Ubuntu

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Software

Following on from Canonical's agreement with Linspire comes the news that the Ubuntu sponsor has teamed up with SpikeSource in a deal that will eventually see SpikeSource integrating Ubuntu into its software stacks.

LA hosts laid-back Southern California Linux Expo

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Linux

If you didn't get to attend the Southern Cal Linux Expo and would have liked to - here's a rundown of what happened - the good, bad, ugly and everything in between.

FSFE's Fiduciary License Agreement is no panacea

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News

This week FSF Europe (FSFE) announced the release of its Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA), a form of copyright assignment in which a free software project can place its collective copyright under the control of a single organization or trustee.

GPL 3 release could slip past March

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation is no longer committing to the planned March deadline for a new version of the General Public License, but a third draft of the seminal open-source license is due soon.

Autopackage struggling to gain acceptance

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Software

Fourteen months ago, the Autopackage project was small and active, and members sounded optimistic about its success. Now, although the alternative installer project continues, progress has almost come to a halt. The #autopackage channel on irc.oftc.net sits vacant most days, the developer blogs cover almost anything except the project, and commits to the source code repository have become rare. Formally, the project is still alive, but the major contributors all agree that it is faltering. So what happened?

Turning Firefox to an Ethical Hacking Platform.

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Moz/FF

The security testers community has a large panel of security tools, methodologies and much more to perform their pentests and audit assessments. But what happens if you find yourself weaponless. The magical solution could be Firefox and its extensions developed by ethical hackers and coders.

Microsoft, Novell expand on technical collaboration plans

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell on Feb. 12 unveiled more specifics regarding their joint technical roadmap. As expected, the two companies are collaborating on four areas of technology that address significant problems faced by enterprises: virtualization, Web services for managing physical and virtual servers, directory and identity interoperability, and document format compatibility.

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