IBM Wants Its Share Of Unix Glory

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OS

Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.

What will 2006 hold for open source?

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OSS

As December draws to a close, it's customary for all of us columnists to regale our readers with our predictions for the New Year. And who am I to break with tradition?

Skype to announce Mandriva Linux calling today

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MDV
Sci/Tech

Big news. On Monday, Skype will announce the integration of voice with Mandriva Linux 2006. Mandriva Linux 2006 is the first, and only, Linux operating system to offer the Skype application.

The NewsForge last minute holiday geek gift guide

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Misc

Having trouble coming up with last minute gift ideas? Yeah, we've been there too. If you need a few ideas, we've come up with a list of gift ideas from our own wishlists that should make any geek happy.

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HOW TO: Run Other OSes On Your PC

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HowTos

But you can erase that bit about it being for “software developers/testers” and “enterprise IT professionals”, because I’m going to show you just how simple running another Operating System on your PC is.

Flexibility - the Core of Open Source

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OSS

There is a recent thread on LKML that I think is interesting enough, I wanted to highlight it for you, in case you hadn't seen it. Linus' comments, part of which were also posted by Matt Asay on Infoworld, stand on their own, but the general topic is design choice. What matters most? Design focus or user configurability? Can you have both?

Google trumps Microsoft by taking $1.4b AOL stake

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Misc

Google has agreed to pay US$1 billion ($1.45 billion) for 5 per cent of Time Warner's America Online unit, shutting out rival bidder Microsoft, said a source familiar with the discussions. "It's a pre-emptive move against Microsoft."

Kororaa - Revisited

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Almost a month ago I attempted an install of Gentoo using Kororaa and it didn't quite go as hoped. About a week ago Chris, of Kororaa, writes to mention that he released Beta2-r1. He stated that he was finally able to find a machine that would reproduce my error and thought he had fixed it. He asked if I could test it, and I apologize for the delay, but today I finally did. So, what happened this time?

Author Robin Miller discusses OOo 2.0

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Software

Author Robin Miller was online Friday, Dec. 16th to discuss the OpenOffice.org suite of office productivity software and his new book "Point and Click: OpenOffice.org."

Linux Tutorial: The Shell

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HowTos

With the modernization and creation of a lot of newer GUI-based tools, the shell is becoming increasingly un-required to perform many tasks. But the shell is a very powerful place, and a lot is achieved through it.

People Behind KDE: Debian Qt/KDE Packagers

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KDE

A special treat on tonight's People Behind KDE as we bring you the Debian Qt KDE Packagers. A whole seven interviews in one!

Why Some Linux News Sites Aren't Succeeding

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Web

I always hate it when a Linux "news" website publishes things that aren't news. It would be like having a hosting website that doesn't do hosting...what's the point really?

Survey: Evil Geniuses Less Interested In World Domination

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Humor

Facing growing expenses and a lack of motivation, many of the world's leading evil geniuses and conspirators are no longer plotting world domination, according to a new survey conducted by the US Census Bureau.

Gaim 2.0.0beta1 Available

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Software

We've released Gaim 2.0.0beta1. We're looking for lots of feedback on this release--especially what you love about it and what you hate about it.

GOOGLE'S First Big Failure

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Web

There was a huge rush to sign up for Google Analytics when it was first announced a few weeks ago. The Google search engine is widely believed to be the best on the Web. Google Gmail was a smash hit. So why does Google Analytics suck?

Also: Oops! Everybody but Google is Case-Sensitive?!

Bruce Perens' Forecasts for 2006

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Misc
  • Trouble ahead for PHP

  • Java begins its decline as an Enterprise Platform
  • Native Linux APIs gain ground as a Cellular Applications Platform

Firefox browser enters mainstream

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Moz/FF

The Firefox Web browser hit a milestone recently with the release of version 1.5 in Mac, Windows and Linux flavors. It has graduated from its hacker roots and turned into a powerful, fast and easily customizable browser that anyone can use.

Apache 2.2.0: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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Software

Apache 2.2.0 is major release of the Apache httpd server and includes a number of critical changes. This article will cover some of the specific elements that have changed (with examples and alternative configurations) as well as discuss when to upgrade to the new version and when to wait for a future revision.

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