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Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary

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Misc

I wasn't aware they're featuring now the Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary for user-submitted terms! When I'm writing this, there are 4,586 words submitted by readers.

Open Source is here to stay

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OSS

Open-source, as I've pointed out recently, has become widely accepted as the best way to write software. Indeed, before I sat down to write this, I read that AOL has opened up its code to its AIM client.

Of course, Open AIM isn't really open-source.

Windows Won't Eat Where Linux Has Walked?

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Linux

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Just a few years ago I was looking forward to a happier Linux future; one where as Linux uptake increased, so did supported hardware. Hardware support has improved a lot, but events have taken some interesting twists and turns, and finding certain types of supported hardware, such as wireless networking devices, printers, and video adapters is still ridiculously difficult. How did this bizarre philosophy come to dominate computing?

Gentoo Linux 2006.0

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Gentoo
Reviews

Gentoo Linux is a unique GNU/Linux distribution that compiles all of its software from source code rather than using precompiled binary packages. Gentoo is arranged much like FreeBSD, except it has command line tools that automate all of the special functions that must be done by hand. What's new in 2006.0?

ATi Technologies confirmed to acquire XGI sweetness

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Hardware

What's in it for ATi? We speculate that on top of the XGI engineering facility in China and any IP, one of the primary benefits will be XGI's relations with the Chinese government. Also would XGI's device driver team, which seems to have had a pro-active focus on Linux drivers - something woefully absent with ATi - also be something that ATi's been keen to engage?

StarOffice 8: Office Killer?

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Software

I've been using StarOffice 8 since it was released in September 2005, for a variety of different projects, from book chapters to articles and letters and accounts and presentations. StarOffice incorporates five components, called StarOffice Writer, StarOffice Calc, StarOffice Impress (a presentation package), StarOffice Base and StarOffice Draw. This article is a combination of a review of the functionality and my own experiences of using StarOffice 8 for day-to-day tasks.

Enabling Linux telnet

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HowTos

This has to be one of the more common support calls that I get. The telnet daemon is no longer usually installed by default, so people are surprised when their newly installed Linux system won't answer telnets.

Logisys CS888UVRD UV Reactive Case

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Hardware
Reviews

Today we're taking a look at the Logisys CS888UVRD computer case. Thanks to Directron.com for providing our review sample. I've personally ordered products from them while designing prototype systems and have always had a good experience.

Hacking Your Linux-Based Wireless Router

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HowTos

Linksys found a place in many a geek's heart when it released the original WRT54G router back in 2003. A network router, 10/100 Ethernet switch, and wireless access point all rolled into one, the WRT54G blazed a happy trail as one of the earliest home networking devices to have its firmware source code made publicly available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Open source preferred in SME sector says study

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OSS

Open source software is used by 17.5% of New Zealand ICT companies, according to the 2005 HiGrowth ICT sector survey.

Startups Mainstream Open-Source Software

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OSS

A survey of 140 of the largest U.S. companies by Forrester Research found that 56 percent of them use Linux or open-source software in some part of their operations. Another 19 percent plan to use it soon. The open-source database market alone was $300 million last year and is expected to reach $1 billion by 2008, Forrester said.

Five things I dislike about SUSE 10

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SUSE

I've been running the retail version on SUSE Linux 10.0 as my production desktop machine since early November. I like its online update facility; it's a great way to keep the system refreshed with the latest security and bug fixes, and I'm not the only one who feels this way. But I've found a few things in SUSE 10 that I'm not too fond of, and that make me start thinking about changing distros.

Sun Cashes in on Open Source

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OSS

As chief open-source officer at Sun Microsystems, Simon Phipps has been a busy man of late, with Sun moving to open-source big pieces of its software portfolio-from its Solaris operating system to its enterprise Java software stack.

Help, open source!

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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. So how do you break the cycle of vendor dependency? One popular choice is to explore open-source alternatives.

Penguin Naming Contest

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Misc

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (in Columbia, South Carolina) has ten Gentoo penguins that haven't been named yet. The Zoo's administrators have decided that they are too many to be named by the staff, and call upon the general public to submit suggestions.

Linux Everywhere?

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Linux

Maybe you're not one of the open-source zealots who downloads and maintains a Linux desktop at home, all the while thumbing your nose at Bill Gates & Co. Maybe you don't even know what open source is. But chances are you're part of the uprising. And if you're not now, you will be soon.

Copyleft: We just want a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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OSS

Following the meeting with John Degen, and his support for the idea that we have respect for the interests of fellow creators, I want to try to comment on some things said Christopher Moore on the Creators Copyright Coalition BLOG. There are two themes: unhelpful redefinitions of words, and misunderstandings about the objections some people have about collective societies.

LAMP Stack More Reliable Than Baseline Open Source

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OSS

Coverity has released the comprehensive research results on the state of quality for many of the leading open source software projects in the world. This is the first study to use source code analysis to establish a baseline metric for software quality.

Open source not ready for higher education?

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OSS

A rather peculiar article at Inside Higher Ed examines a report published by IMS about open source software adoption in higher education. The article asserts that while interest in open source software is increasing, "it's not quite ready for prime time."

CLI Magic: Securely deleting files with shred

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HowTos

I used to think a simple format of a hard drive was enough to make data recovery impossible, but I was wrong. To ensure that details of your secret love affair, bank account passwords, and daily porn site visits cannot be recovered, use shred.

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