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Hybrids: How free+fee OSS models put vendor support on solid ground

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OSS

Some IT organizations' doubts about the strength of some vendors' support for commercial open source products is legitimate, but don't paint all vendors with the same brush, says SearchOpenSource.com resident expert Julie Hanna Farris. They may be young, but some commercial open source vendors have come up with hybrid models that include both free software and black ink.

Finding files with Kat

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Software
One of the most compelling new features of Mac OS X 10.4 was the Spotlight technology-or the ability to search the contents of any file, anywhere on your hard drive and have the results come up instantaneously in a search. Spotlight is still an indispensable tool to many, and it's no wonder that a similar feature is now available for Linux in the form of the Kat Desktop Search Environment.

Symantec adjusts browser bug count

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Moz/FF

A new report issued Tuesday by Symantec seeks to satisfy users of both Mozilla's Firefox browser and Microsoft's IE.

Microsoft to OpenDocument Alliance: Where's the Choice?

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OSS

Microsoft is accusing some competitors of exactly the same thing of which they have criticized the software company: pushing an exclusive standard to the detriment of all others and not enabling choice.

Making a federal case of open source

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OSS

Welcome to FOSE, Day 1. As you look through your show programs, you'll notice that this year's show puts a significant emphasis on technology education. The word around the GCN newsroom is that the FOSE planners wanted to move considerably beyond the floor show to give government professionals more and better information.

My desktop OS: GRML

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Linux

The best discoveries emerge from obscurity. My favorite discovery of last year was GRML Linux. You won't find this gem in the top 100 at Distrowatch, but if you ask me, it works better than all the usual names.

OOo Off the Wall: That's Your Version--Document Control in OOo Writer

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HowTos

Learn how to use Writer's version control tools to keep track of who made which changes and when, without diving into big CMS applications.

Software Freedom Law Center Addresses General Public License

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News

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), today announced it has published a white paper on its position regarding alleged General Public License (GPL) violations in relation to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

The Perfect Linux Firewall Part II – IPCop & Copfilter

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HowTos

This document is the second segment in a series on installing IPCop firewall. We will be creating a “DMZ” for hosting your own web server or mail server and the Copfilter proxy for filtering your application layer ingress and egress network traffic. This is intended to be a rough overview on creating a IPCop firewall with Copfilter and comes without warranty of any kind.

Microsoft gets 5,000th patent

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Microsoft

Microsoft plans to announce on Tuesday that it has been granted its 5,000th U.S. patent. The patent covers technology used to provide a distinct "spectator experience" for video games, a technique used extensively in the Xbox 360.

Writing to Windows XP, NTFS-FUSE or Captive-FUSE, which is best?

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Misc

I thought I would run a few tests to check the differences between the two ways of writing to NTFS partitions: Captive-FUSE and NTFS-FUSE.

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).

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