Ten Failed Tech Trends for 2005

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Misc

We're guilty of hype.

But so is everyone else who writes about technology. Most of us gravitate to writing about tech because we think it's cool. We're dreamers, but we gravitate from one shiny bauble of a dream to the next one, rarely looking back to see which baubles become treasures and what morphs into dross.

The Arnold Robbins Book Series: A Review

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Reviews

This new series, which targets open-source developers and offers examples pulled from real code, looks like it's going to be a winner. Talking with Arnold about his new book series that targets open-source programmers of all varieties.

Financial Institutions To Adopt Linux In Korea

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Linux

With Linux catching up more and more at Asian continent, Korean markets are experiencing high penetration of the software in vivid sectors.

Microsoft Wins, Open Standards Lose

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OSS

CIO Peter Quinn's story tells us that if you go up against Microsoft, you can expect everything and the kitchen sink to be thrown at you.

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Torvalds wanted Linux testers over Christmas break

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Linux

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of its development kernel, appealed on Saturday for people to test the latest release candidate of the Linux kernel.

Linux Firms Say The Software Is Ready For Real-Time Applications

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Linux

With a fast-growing presence in everything from servers to cell phones, the Linux operating system appears ready for prime time. But is it ready for real time?

Taking Advantage Of Open Source PHP MySQL Applications

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Software

A plethora of free open source web applications exist today. Regardless of the specific circumstances of the need these applications can quite often prove to be a valuable resource.

Installing Xen 3.0 with a custom Kernel

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HowTos

We're going to look at installing Xen 3.0 via the packages provided by Ralph Passgang. This also includes building a custom Xen kernel from source. The advantage to building the Xen kernel from source is that you can add, or remove, drivers - so the kernel is utterly customised for your system.

linuX-gamers.NET :: A glance back at the past year

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Gaming

The Year 2005 draws to an end, everyone looks back to see, what happened during the past twelve months and so do we. The year was successful for linux-gamers.net and for linux-gaming in general.

Browser Wars: Network Managers Flee IE

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Moz/FF

Remember the beating Internet Explorer gave Netscape? All but chased 'em right out of the browser business. Microsoft's weapons of choice: Free and bundled. Netscape responded by spinning off its skunkworks, Mozilla, which then released Firefox.

Using Gnulib to improve software portability

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HowTos

Many, if not most, free and open source software projects are developed primarily on Linux-based systems using the GNU C Library (glibc). When packages are built on systems that don't use glibc they often fail. The GNU Portability Library can help developers with cross-platform programming needs.

Geeks weigh in on the best movies of 2005

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Movies

From the long-awaited birth of Darth Vader to the ultimately reviled (box office) Doom, 2005 produced both major achievements and serious let-downs when it came to the types of far-out movies that IT geeks seem to love.

Massachusetts CIO Resigns Over OpenDocument

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Misc

Peter Quinn, the man responsible for bringing OpenDocument to the state of Massachusetts as CIO, will resign on Jan. 9, citing the controversy around the decision as well as personal attacks aimed at him as reasons for his departure.

Vive La Desktop Difference!

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Software

Linus Torvalds says you should use KDE. Is he right? At long last, the Free Agent's answer to the question: KDE or Gnome?

So, KDE or Gnome? Not a stupid question--but in my mind, kind of a silly one.

Open Routers - Building Routers with Open Platforms

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OSS

In the past few years, there has been significant interest in using open platforms for building communication devices. Linux and open source platforms are being used in various devices on the network - end systems such as mobile phones and client devices, and access and edge routers for forwarding data packets and server platforms.

Of bubbles and developers

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Sci/Tech

2005 in review - Silicon Valley is a different place these days. After years of dot-com fallout, 2005 saw tech companies regain their self confidence - a fact signified by rapacious M&A, guilt-free spending on marketing activities and bold strategic statements. Here are the events that made this year what it was, and that will have an impact on the coming 12 months.

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An Evening with Jeff Waugh

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Linux

Jeff Waugh is an employee of Canonical Limited, the firm behind Ubuntu Linux. In his spare time he works on the GNOME window manager program. Jeff formerly was the release manager for GNOME. On November 7, 2005, Jeff Waugh was far away from his native and current home in Australia. He was at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, as part of his BadgerBadgerBadger tour.

Mandriva Linux 2006.1-0.3

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MDV
Reviews
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With all the changes in Mandrivaland this year, it was nice that one thing remained the same, Mandriva's tradition of releasing a Christmas Cooker Snapshot. We had heard rumors of a release for club members, so Tuxmachines is particularly thrilled Mandriva released something for the general public too. Glancing through the changelog we see a lot of bug fixes and software updates. Should you upgrade? This is what we found when we booted up our sparking new 2006.1-0.3 install.

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