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April 2006 of TUX, Issue 12

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Linux

The April 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download. This month's highlights include:

  • Distribution Smackdowns: SuSE Linux 10.0, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, and more

  • TUX Explains: Fluxbox
  • Diversions: The Battle of Wesnoth

Microsoft Buys OpenOffice.org!

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Humor

For an undisclosed sum reputed to be in the billions, Microsoft's Bill Gates has personally bought the leading open-source desktop project. Saying he "was sick and tired of open-source eating away at his profits," the world's richest man decided to put an end to the nuisance and simply buy OpenOffice.org.

Syncing Websites to Your Palm for Offline Reading

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HowTos

This is a brief tutorial on how to sync websites to your palm for offline reading. The websites are stored in Plucker format. You will need to install the Plucker viewer for palm.

Introducing Foreskin Linux

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Humor

If you like changing the look of your desktop every 5 minutes, then a new distribution might just be for you.

Six Options For Open-Source Support

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OSS

Commercial software can be costly in more ways than one. As if hefty license fees weren't bad enough, product support is limited to whatever services the vendor agrees to sell you, at a price that's tough to negotiate. Of course, you could fix program bugs yourself if you had access to the source code-but the typical software maker doesn't provide this. So how do you break the cycle of vendor dependency? One popular choice is to explore open-source alternatives.

My Desktop OS: OpenVMS with CDE

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Humor

Call me a dodo bird, but my desktop OS is OpenVMS, an operating system that's secure, reliable, and low-cost, with consistent performance and desirable functionality.

Digging Secure Tunnels with IPsec

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HowTos

The Internet was born using plain text and no encryption. For a long time the TCP/IP protocol suite had no mechanism for cryptographically protecting transported data. Encryption was added at the application layer — Netscape's Secure Socket Layer (SSL) being a famous example. The design process of IPv6 incorporated encryption into the protocol itself, and the IPsec (IP security) framework came into existence.

Windows Hasta La Vista - Ironclad Security

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Humor

It has been three long years to the day since we last looked at that unusual distribution called Windows. Although at that time it was considered by many to be little else than a bizarre joke (who on earth would design an operating system that doesn't provide a way to grep files?), a recent rumour about a new release has piqued our curiosity.

Another Myth Will Bite the Dust

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Linux

There has been a little bit of a Catch-22 obstacle standing between deployment levels of Linux as they are now and what they could be. And that obstacle, whether anyone likes it or not, is the perceived level of support for Linux and other free and open source software packages.

The GoblinX 1.3 rc01(release candidate) is out

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Linux

The first release candidate of GoblinX 1.3 is out today.
The release candidate is out to anyone who wants to test and know more about the next release, also we wish that you report any error or bugs found while using the release candidate version.

Tremulous released the Standalone Version!

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Gaming

Tremulous is Released and you can Download it for free! Tremulous is a free open-source game like Nexuiz and stands under GPL, you have to fight as a team and destroy enemys structures to win.

Duke Nukem Forever

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Reviews

One of the perks of writing for a site as big as Ars is the fact that sometimes you get stuff in the mail. A few days ago I received a few DVD-ROMs from 3D Realms containing some old E3 footage of Duke Nukem Forever, and I was shocked to find there was a playable demo spread across the four DVDs. Would I be one of the first people to actually play this game?

Canonical has asked for nUbuntu to Cease Development

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Ubuntu

In an email I received from Canonical today, they have stated that nUbuntu must cease development. Their reasoning behind this is that the ideas behind nUbuntu are giving Canonical & Ubuntu a badname.

SuSE 10.1 Beta 9 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Welcome to another episode of "As the Beta Turns." When last we left our illustrious hero we found that many improvements were made and obvious bugs were down to a minimum. Software Manager was heard saying, "pacman-1.001 was successfully installed." We pick up in today's episode when Software Manager says, "Can't read installation sources!" <dum dum duummm>

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The LinuxWorld Rumor Mill

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Linux

I could tell you what you will see at LinuxWorld Boston this coming week, but what's the fun in that? Instead, here are some of the rumors I've been hearing about that may come up at the show.

Linux growth 'to outstrip Windows by a factor of 3'

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Linux

Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle.

MINIX Gets (X) Windows

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OS

"With X Windows and over 400 UNIX programs, including emacs, vi, cc, gcc, perl, python, ssh, and many more, it is on the way to becoming a serious system," Tanenbaum said.

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