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Story German government wants open standards, open source srlinuxx 09/11/2009 - 8:38pm
Story Firefox At Five: 'Web Freedom May Not Last' srlinuxx 1 09/11/2009 - 7:12pm
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Ubuntu and BEA Workshop Studio

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Ubuntu

I work in Building 2 on the 4th floor of BEA's Corporate offices. I had moved into a new office, when I noticed a box of CDs on the filing cabinet near my office. They were CDs of Ubuntu.

XenSource, VMware Conflict Holds Back Linux Virtualization

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Software

Don't expect to see a single virtualization technology baked into the Linux kernel in the near future. That's because XenSource and VMware are butting heads instead of working together to come up with a joint solution, Greg Kroah-Hartman told attendees on July 26 here at the annual OSCON.

Open source at the National Education Computing Conference

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OSS

Open source software made a big showing earlier this month at the National Education Computing Conference (NECC) in San Diego. Presentations were made on a variety of open source topics including advocacy, programming, deployment, and education software. So why did the Indiana Department of Education choose Linux?

People Behind KDE: Olivier Goffart

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Interviews

Today's star of People Behind KDE is a member of what was once described as "the younger generation of Kopete developers". This man talks Messenger and Jabber nativly but only communicated on IRC thanks to Babelfish.

New GPL draft takes second crack at DRM

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation has revised provisions concerning the thorny area of digital rights management in a new draft of the General Public License released Thursday.

Alan Cox 5 minutes on GPLv3

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OSS

In the Q+A session after a recent talk by Alan Cox in Limerick, he was asked for his thoughts on GPLv3. Below is a transcript of his off-the-cuff reply, and then my comments.

India may decline $100 laptop program

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OLPC

India may not go in for the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) programme, which aims to deliver laptops priced at $100 (about £54) to school students, according to reports.

Experts weigh giving ICANN full control of DNS

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Web

Internet governance experts argued on Wednesday for and against having the U.S. government hand over completely the technical coordination.

Linux patch problems: Your distro may vary

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Linux

With all the different distributions of Linux available -- many for free -- what distinguishes one over another? Most have the same set of standard bells and whistles. A few have support options that might be appealing for enterprise-level deployments. So, why pick one brand instead of another? One reason is security.

PCLinuxOS .93 A Week Away?

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PCLOS

Lead developer of the once wildly popular distribution has announced in a thread on the pclinuxos forum that the long awaited "0.93 is less than a week away."

A geo-located photo album in five easy pieces

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HowTos

Open standards, and openness in general, enables people to combine a variety of technologies in new and interesting ways. For example, using a camera with Exif support, a GPS receiver, the Google Maps API, and Perl, PHP and JavaScript, Mike Whitton created a Web-based photo album in which the photographs are automatically placed on a map at the exact location they were taken. Let's take a look at how this is done.

Mozilla pushes security update out to Firefox 1.x users

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. on July 26 started urging Firefox users to install a newly released version of the browser, v1.5.0.5, which includes some essential security fixes.

Book review: Linux® Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users

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Reviews

Imagine, if you dare, the deep seated nightmare of any decent law abiding Linux system administrator. It is late at night and the wind is howling mightily outside, the network is down due to a maintenance slot and your beloved enterprise wide system X, Y or Z fails to reboot after patching the kernel. What do you do next?

Testdriving Freespire Beta2 (Build 0.0.76)

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Linux
Reviews
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The folks from Linspire/Freespire released their latest beta for public testing on July 25. Freespire is the open source version of the commercial proprietary Linspire distribution. Freespire offers users a chance to run the user-friendly great-looking system without an initial purchase. One can choose to purchase extra and proprietary software if desired, but Freespire is a complete system itself. Tuxmachines tested this latest beta to see how it's doing.

Is Linux Ready For The Fight Ahead?

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Linux

Lately there has been a lot of talk about how Red Hat is working towards becoming the standard for the desktop market here in the U.S. In addition to that, I have just learned that Novell is working to front a full scale assault on Microsoft's Vista as they ready their own Linux distribution, SuSE 10.1 and that super-cool xgl feature based on OpenGL.

Scalix Goes Open Source Via HP Licensing Deal

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OSS

Linux-based messaging specialist Scalix Corp is to launch its email, calendaring, and integration software code under an open source license with the release this year of Scalix Community Edition Open Source.

Will All Software Go Open Source?

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OSS

When open source developers gather on a panel to discuss whether "all software will go open source," you can expect the sentiment to tip that way, only with lots of arguments.

KDE and Distributions: SabayonLinux

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Interviews

Sabayon Linux is quite a new addition to the family of KDE distributions. It first came into existance on the Gentoo Forums as RR4/RR64 and was designed to provide a fast and easy way to get a Gentoo system with extras.

ReactOS overview

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OS

These days, when one talks about free software, the first word that comes to mind is Linux. ReactOS is an old project. It actually started around 1996, but started producing code only recently. It aims at implementing all of win32 according to specs, be it hardware or software.

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