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Itanium allies make open source move

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OSS

In the newest of a series of moves to try to impart momentum to Intel's Itanium processor, allies backing the chip are funding work to improve a key programming tool.

CLI Magic: Monitoring bandwidth from the command line

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HowTos

Volker Gropp's enhanced bandwidth monitor -- called bwm-ng, or Bandwidth Monitor Next Generation -- is a rewrite of an earlier bwm. It's simple to install and use, and I recently found it to be very helpful in getting data I needed for a story. You might find it useful.

Malaysia's Open Source Push

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OSS

TERENGGANU could well score a first among the 14 States in Malaysia with its plan to implement a comprehensive open source system as an enabling platform to enhance its operations, make more efficient the delivery of its services and empower citizens at all levels.

Speak Softly And Carry A Thick Brief

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Legal

Thomas Vinje doesn't come across as the kind of guy who would drive Microsoft Corp. crazy. Soft-spoken, shy, and intellectual by nature, the 52-year-old Vinje seems more like a professor than a high-powered lawyer who spends much of his waking hours taking on Microsoft.

Use of Free Software in Croatia State Administration

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OSS

Two days ago, the Central State Office for e-Croatia (http://www.e-hrvatska.hr/), governmental office that works on computerization of state administration, organized the first meeting of the Working Group for Preparation of Policy documents related to use of open source software.

Novell hopes its next desktop will leapfrog Windows

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SUSE

Novell on Thursday unveiled the features that will be available in the next version of its Linux desktop product--Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop--which the company claims will be more usable than any other desktop product on the market.

Ubuntu Visible Root Password Fixed

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Ubuntu

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.67ubuntu20 (base-config) and 1:4.0.3-37ubuntu8 (passwd). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Introducing Kwort Linux

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Linux
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Kwort is a linux distribution based on Slackware Linux and has recently been added to the Distrowatch waiting list. It comes with kernel 2.6.14.2, Xorg 6.9.0, gcc 3.3.6 and xfce 4.2.3.2. Their site states, "Kwort's desktop and applications are completely based on the gtk2 toolkit." Tuxmachines took Kwort for a spin around the block, and this is what we discovered.

How to Run Linux on a USB Drive

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HowTos

Getting Linux to run on a USB Drive may easily seem to be an overwhelming process, but we put together a very simple guide that an absolute novice could follow.

'Root' Password Readable in Clear Text on Ubuntu Breezy

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Ubuntu

A major, critical bug and possible security threat has been discovered in Ubuntu Breezy. Apparently, the 'root' password gets written into the installer's log files in clear text.

CEBIT - Open source helps SMBs customize applications

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OSS

Small and medium businesses increasingly want to customize their business applications and some software vendors are making sure they can, mainly through open source initiatives, vendors at Cebit said on Saturday.

NVIDIA 7900GT + NVClock

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Misc

Since the public launch of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series this past week (March 09, 2006) we have been assisting Roderick Colenbrander, or better known as NVClock's Thunderbird, in appending support for these GPUs under this Linux NVIDIA utility. For those that have never used NVClock, it is a text-based and graphical (GTK or Qt) utility released under the GNU General Public License and was originally designed as the lone NVIDIA overclocking utility.

Gates Tops Billionaires List - Again

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Microsoft

Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, remains number one on the Forbes list of billionaires, the magazine announced Thursday, with an estimated fortune of $50 billion.

Browser war 2.0

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Software

A new browser war is brewing and is promising fireworks. The new browsers like Opera, Firefox, Netscape, Safari and Mozilla are clearly making their own place. Microsoft has upped its ante too and is soon releasing a new version of its Internet explorer. Beta version is already out. Claims and counter-claims of which is the more secure browser are also doing rounds.

Traditional DNS Howto

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HowTos

Linux system administrators should learn traditional DNS. Front-ends and quick templates to setup domain records have a place in managing sites. When confronted with DNS configurations already in existence, nothing can substitute for knowing and using the fundamentals.

Book Review: Classic Shell Scripting by Robbins, Beebe

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Reviews

All in all, I'd give this book a 8 out of 10 rating. The book is an excellent companion to "Learning the Bash Shell", and if you liked that book, you'll love this one.

Internet blows CIA agents' cover

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Web

The Chicago Tribune says it has compiled a list of 2,653 CIA employees, just by searching the internet. The newspaper said it gathered the information from online services that compile public data, that any fee-paying subscriber can access.

Ubuntu v6.04 Dapper Drake Flight 5

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Ubuntu

The fifth Alpha, or referred as Dapper Flight 5 by Shuttleworth's community, of Ubuntu v6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. With many of the low-level enhancements now complete, they have begun adding some finishing touches to this release scheduled for release in April 2006. Today we have taken quite a few shots to visually display some of these changes.

Top 10 Technology Trends

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Sci/Tech

Technology is one of the last frontiers on the information horizon. While technology can help us do our jobs better, faster, and cheaper, some innovation actually proves to be more disruptive in the long run. So what are the top 10 technology trends in 2006?

Update: Fixed Link

Variable Mangling in Bash with String Operators

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HowTos

Have you ever wanted to change the names of many files at once? Or, have you ever needed to use a default value for a variable that has no value? These and many other options are available to you when you use string operators in bash and other Bourne-derived shells.

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