Linux Dies Under Microsoft's Open Document standard

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Linux

None of us should focus on open XML wrappers for document formats. Instead, we should be concerned with what goes inside of those wrappers, because if Microsoft is allowed to go forward with its standard, they win and the world loses.

EU Threatens Microsoft With $2.4 Million Daily Fine

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Microsoft

The European Union threatened to fine Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, as much as 2 million euros ($2.4 million) a day for failing to comply with a 2004 antitrust order. Microsoft called the statement ``unjustified.'

Using a liveCD as your Linux Desktop

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Linux

Many liveCD distros can be used as a day to day desktop without ever installing them to your hard drive. Huh? Wait a minute, everyone installs the OS to a hard disk! Well yes, that's the way it has always been done, but I am not sure why we should continue in that direction... "ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

SCO's Unix slide continues in Q4

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Misc

In the fourth quarter, SCO pulled in $8.5m, which is a sharp drop from the $10.1m in revenue reported in the same quarter last year. "This decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decrease in Unix revenue as a result of continued competitive pressure on the company's Unix products and services," SCO said.

Recovering deleted /etc/shadow password file

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HowTos

Even if you boot in single user mode it will ask root password for maintenance, and just imagine you do not have a backup of /etc/shadow file. How will you fix such problem in a production environment where time is critical factor? Relax here I will explain how to recover deleted /etc/shadow file in five easy steps. It will take around 10 min. to fix problem.

UPDATE - The top 10 stories of 2005

Midway through the decade, new pricing and business models championed by relative upstarts such as Google Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. are forcing established players to reinvent themselves. Meanwhile, old-line companies that have failed to meet the challenges of the new millennium are cleaning house, sometimes starting with the chief executive. Here, not necessarily in order of importance, are the IDG News Service's pick of the top stories of the year.

XGL - Realistically

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Software

Yes it would be nice if X.org could use OpenGL directly for it's display and composition, but to date, nobody has made this possible. Is it wrong for a business to make it so? Since when does developing software for GNU products mean that they aren't allowed to do it privately? If Novell is developing XGL behind closed doors, and paying the developers to build it... Where's the problem?

Ping: ICMP vs. ARP

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HowTos

Network and system administrators are well-versed in using the ping utility for troubleshooting purposes, but where do you turn when ping doesn't do the trick?

X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 Officially Released

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Software

The first major version release of the X Window System in more than a decade, X11R7.0 is the first release of the complete modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window System. X11R6.9, its companion release, contains identical features, and uses the exact same source code as X11R7.0, but with the traditional imake build system.

A sneaky Linux present for a Windows-using friend

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Linux

Want a really, really sneaky way to get your Windows loyalist friends to give Linux a try? Boy, does Chris Ward, an IBM software engineer, have an idea for you!

MAKING YOUR KDE LOOK LIKE A MAC OS X

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HowTos

Many people are interested in getting their linux or BSD desktop interface to look as much like Apple's very successful OS X gui as possible. Here is a step by step method for doing so on the KDE desktop environment.

Why Samba is one of my favorite Linux apps

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Software

One of my favorite open-source applications is Samba. For me, it, and not Apache, is the Linux "killer" server app that I use all the time.

Multi-Booting the Solaris 10 OS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows on a Laptop

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HowTos

As an intern working for Sun Microsystems, one of my first projects was to configure my laptop to multi-boot the Solaris Operating System, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. It sounded very exciting but daunting. However, as I went along, it proved to be a fairly easy exercise. These are the steps it takes to configure a system for multi-boot:

A Firefox for music?

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Moz/FF

Lord's new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software called "Songbird," based on much of the same underlying open-source technology as the Firefox Web browser.

Sun: No Rush to Open Software

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OSS

Those who hope Sun Microsystems Inc. will open-source all of its software products anytime soon are in for a big disappointment.

Miro Transfers all Rights to Mambo Open Source CMS

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Software

Today, Peter Lamont, CEO of Miro, signed a legal deed granting to the Mambo Foundation the rights and interests in the Mambo name, logo, and associated trademarks.

Linux Distributor Mandriva Adds Internet Telephony

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MDV
Sci/Tech

Linux distributor Mandriva on Wednesday said it has integrated Internet telephony software from Skype into the open-source operating system.

Lightweight podcatching client targets Linux users

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Software

There's a new, minimalistic -- and reportedly fast -- podcatching client for Linux now available for free download. BashPodder is a podcatching client written in bash code that requires the bash shell, wget, and sed -- all three of which are typically installed on any Linux system.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.1 Released

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Software

Eight weeks after 2.0, our first update remedies minor bugs and brings new features. For example, it is now possible to disable and hide particular application settings, which comes in handy for central administration in networks.

Interop: Giants, Start-ups Examine Open Source

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OSS

From giants such as Sun and Computer Associates (CA) to start-ups such as Sourcefire and GroundWorks, companies are now stepping in to the open source market from a variety of directions and perspectives, as evidenced at last week's Interop show in New York City.

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