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EU hits back at Microsoft complaints

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Microsoft

Last Thursday, Microsoft filed a formal complaint against the Commission, saying that the body was failing to act as a fair and independent regulator in the antitrust case. On Friday, the Commission published a document that showed that it was perfectly normal for the trustee, U.K. computer scientist Professor Neil Barrett to have contacts with rival firms.

Also: Microsoft faces new fines threat

Where the future is hatched

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Misc

Judging from the buzz around the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend - a Woodstock for geeks - the Web is back in full force. "It's reflective of what people will be talking about three years from now. South by Southwest is where the future hatches."

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Fine-Tuning Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

Kubuntu is the KDE-ized edition of Ubuntu Linux, the current Linux glamour distribution. Ubuntu is an excellent distribution, and I believe its popularity is due largely, in addition to technical and design excellence, to the Ubuntu philosophy. This is a lovely change of pace from the "survival of the loudest" atmosphere of some tech communities.

First Look at SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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Reviews

There are many warriors in the battle for reigning king of the Linux desktop, and if you need proof, Distrowatch.com is proof positive that almost everyone is in the game. The top ten seem to be reserved for the best of the best, and the distro we're looking at today is one of them: MEPIS Linux.

SCO losses mount up, Linux blamed

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OS

The SCO Group, now best known for suing major Linux distributors and Linux users for allegedly infringing its patents, is continuing to lose cash hand over fist.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I maintain a Web server using Apache 2, PHP, Perl, MySQL, and OpenSSL; an IMAP server running the up-and-coming RoundCube Webmail client; and a server for streaming MP3s. GNU Emacs, OpenSSH, TightVNC, and netstat are just a few of the tools I use to maintain my servers.

Web erupts with Mozilla revenue speculation

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of the Mozilla Foundation, claims that despite the success of its various online applications, it is not focused on making profits but creating strong products.

Google acquires online word processing app provider

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Google

Google, which late last year dodged rumors it was developing productivity applications, can no longer make that claim as Thursday it acquired Writely, an online word processing application.

Also: Google clicks onto Belfast for summit on software

Sealing Red Hat security gaps with open source security tools

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Software

Maybe you think open source doesn't have the chops for security. Sure, you're using Apache, Tomcat, MySQL and other open source applications in mission critical situations. You're using open source network management tools, like Nagios or OpenNMS, the latter of which is a complete enterprise network management solution. None of this worries you, but you don't feel comfortable using open source tools for IT security.

Ubuntu on Niagara

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu development team has announced an Ubuntu version that will run on Sun Microsystem's much-vaunted Niagara processor. The Niagara processor, aka the UltraSparc T1, features extreme multi-processing, with eight cores running four threads each, for a total of 32 threads available for the operating system and software to take advantage of modern multi-processing techniques.

Deploying Linux: Should you pre-compile binaries or roll your own?

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HowTos

When introduced to Linux and the option of compiling a favorite software package from source, most Windows administrators wonder why they'd ever want to do that. This tip explains why there are some compelling reasons to roll your own binary.

Book Review: Moving to Linux - by Marcel Gagné

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Reviews

I have found this book to be one of the best resources available for examining the easy to use desktop Linux systems and the applications that they run. While this book provides a custom copy of WFTL Linux (Writer and Free Thinker at Large), based on KNOPPIX, the contents of the book are aimed at anyone looking for an easy to use desktop Linux system. The book is entertaining and does an excellent job of presenting major applications, the basics of how they work, and a few alternatives of each major application.

OpenVZ Delivers Easy Virtualization

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Software

Understanding virtualization is not an easy thing to do. The concept of many virtual machines running on board a single physical machine sounds all well and good but to many, even in the IT field, the idea seems rather, well... virtual.

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Linux Audio Comparison

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Software

Of the challenges that GNU/Linux users face when choosing hardware components for any system is the sound card compatibility. ALSA, or officially known as Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, provides much of the audio and MIDI functionality to Linux users and is largely replacing OSS (Open Sound System). Today we are examining Linux audio performance in the gaming environment with a slew of various sound cards by examining their effect on frame-rate performance.

Test Shows Unpatched Windows System's Vulnerability

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Security

A test has revealed that a Linux server is far less likely to be compromised than a Windows one. In fact, unpatched Red Hat and SuSE servers were not breached at all during a six-week trial, while the equivalent Windows systems were compromised within hours.

Linux for desktop should 'catch fire' by 2008

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SUSE

Novell has launched the next version of its desktop Linux OS, a release the company hopes will begin a "viral" migration from Windows in the next several years, said Jeff Jaffe, chief technology officer for Novell.

Also: Novell Appoints New Head Linux Honcho

Linus on Licensing and TiVO

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OSS

Fans of open source software have been buzzing since Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux operating system, indicated he wouldn't adopt a new version of the license under which Linux is distributed. Torvalds' opinion matters because his program is by far the most popular open source program in the world. Oddly enough, however, Linus Torvalds, isn't among the complainers about TiVO's not-quite-open-source system.

Making Signs with The GIMP

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HowTos

So, here's my story of learning how to use The GIMP to create signs that--if I say so myself--turned out pretty great. Although I talk specifically about creating signs, the general steps can be used as a starting point for creating and editing any sort of image or photo you want. Once you figure out a few basic guidelines, you can do all sorts of things with The GIMP.

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