Open Source Enters VM Space

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OSS

Open-source technology is ready to take a major step forward into the competitive virtual machine space, a move that could help drive down costs for users.

NASA ditches IE in favor of Firefox

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Software

A little birdie told me today that NASA has given up entirely on Internet Explorer. The official line is that the newest IE vulnerability was the proverbial straw, and now NASA's standard internal browser is Firefox.

CLI Magic: More on SSH

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HowTos

We've covered SSH before in CLI Magic, but this week let's look at some additional SSH features that new users might not be aware of. For the purpose of this article, we'll be looking specifically at OpenSSH, but many of these features apply to other SSH variants as well.

Secure All Around: Mini Book Reviews

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Reviews

Three different security books--all good in their own ways--for three different kinds of security needs.

Open source firm to challenge VMware

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Software

XenSource, the company founded to provide support and maintenance for the open source Xen virtual-machine monitor, is releasing its first commercial product, a set of tools that the company says will make it easier to virtualize servers.

Google grows wary of Microsoft

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Misc

Google isn't that impressed by the challenge Microsoft has posed so far -- but it's bracing for what may come.

Quake II - Awakening II

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Gaming

Awakening II is a partial conversion for Quake 2 that adds 10 new weapons and 5 new powerups, and there are also a whopping 28 new levels available to play on."

Ballmer foils Linux plan

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Microsoft

MICROSOFT CEO Steve Ballmer managed to foil a plan by some Linux demonstrators to upset one of his speeches at the University of Massachusetts by showing up on time.

LFS LiveCD x86-6.1.1 Screenshots

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Linux

The LFS LiveCD is geared specifically toward providing a reliable host system for the purpose of building Linux From Scratch. Phoronix has screenshots.

Feeling secure

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Mac

Here's an interesting (read: funny) account of why one user prefers Mac to Linux or Windows, stating, “Macs are for babies. PCs and Linux are hardcore.”

EULAs, indemnification, and user protection

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OSS

Users of free and open source software (FOSS), who are accustomed to licences that give no warranty and admit no liability, may be even less inclined to read EULAs than most computer users. Perhaps, though, we should start.

Linux gaming made easy

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Gaming

If gaming is the only reason you still use Windows, now might be time to switch. Cedega represents the best solution for gaming under Linux.

VGA Charts VIII: PCI Express Winter 2005

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Hardware

We have assembled a field of 25 candidates using the PCI Express interface. All of these cards can be compared across 50 charts detailing the results of seven benchmarks run at various screen resolutions and different quality settings.

Using the Root Account on Debian

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HowTos

This article introduces using sudo to restrict superuser privileges. It is a good idea for you to get used to sudo now, as the rest of this series will use it wherever you need root access to perform a task.

Macedonia Deploys 5,000 GNOMEs in Public Schools

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Linux

When the Republic of Macedonia decided to deploy Linux in 468 schools and 182 computer labs nationwide, they chose GNOME on an Ubuntu distribution.

The secret of Firefox's success

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Software

Firefox is doing well only because Jane and John Doe like it: it's neat and it has cool hooks. And vitally important, it isn't Microsoft.

To Serve Small Business

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Linux

You probably don't remember the Twilight Zone episode where aliens arrive from outer space apparently only bringing friendship and help. They offer new technology and solutions to all Mankind's problems. In return, they only ask for us to trust them.

Madison Avenue faces Google fears

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Web

Google Inc.'s search for revenue beyond its wildly popular pay-per-click advertising system has everyone from publishers to phone companies unnerved by the seemingly endless scope of the Web leader's ambitions.

First Look: Firefox 1.5

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Mac
Moz/FF

I admit it—I’m a Firefox fan. It’s not my only browser, but it probably gets used about 75 percent of the time for my browsing. So what’s new in version 1.5, and why might Mac users want to take a look at it?

Kompose - The MacOS 'Expose' on Linux

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Software

People always say, why can't Linux have some of the same functionality as OSX? I personally like OSX too for the importance they give to usability and aesthetics. And I really like Expose... Now Linux can also claim to have Expose like functionality in an application called Kompose.

Also: Vi & Emacs - Two old time adversaries

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