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Story Dangerous Security Flaw Likely Just a Hoax srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:10pm
Story Red Hat: From manic acquisitions to focused execution srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:08pm
Story Kdenlive: A Video Editor in the Spotlight srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:05pm
Story 15 Instant Messenging Clients for Linux srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:03pm
Story What to expect from the next version of Ubuntu srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:01pm
Story 5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II Chris7mas 09/07/2009 - 10:04am
Story Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop falko 09/07/2009 - 9:25am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 3:32am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 2:52am
Story Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux? srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 1:17am

Singing Open Source Praises

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OSS

On this slow news day Chris Bell has publishied a trio of articles basically singing the praises of open source software on the New Zealand ComputerWorld site. From an introduction to open source, through an examination security of open source vs. proprietary, to giving examples of the advantages including cost saving of open source, Chris Bell has had a busy weekend. Great reading for a laid back Sunday afternoon.

Unix Futures: Six Vendors Look Ahead

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OS

Unix and Windows data-center market share remain neck-and-neck, according to most analysts, but many in IT perceive Unix and Linux innovation as slowing to a crawl. We interviewed representatives from Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems who were eager to challenge that perception by highlighting areas in which their Unix OSs are breaking new ground.

Democracy fights for your right to open TV

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OSS

'The revolution will be televised,' is the message going out today as the non-profit Participatory Culture Foundation launches Democracy, the "world's first" open source internet TV system.

Also: Panda Software unveils antivirus for Linux

Clean Air, Open Code

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OSS

Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open source earthquake of its own. On the face of it, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is not setting the world on fire with its well-documented adoption of free open source software.

Calgary Linux User Group Presents LinuxFest 2006

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Linux

The Calgary Linux Users Group Guild has announced Calgary LinuxFest 2006 Powered by the Freedom of Choice. CLUG has taken the leadership role by bringing Linux and Open Source Software to the Community. Calgary LinuxFest 2006 is a one-day conference promoting the use of GNU Linux, free and open source software by both basic and advanced users.

Dropping Debian etch in favor of Fedora

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Linux

I will soon move from my beloved Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5. How did I come to take such a decision? To set the things straight, I shall describe briefly the hardware my system runs on and the former distros I tried.

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Mandriva One - a livecd attempt

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MDV
Reviews
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A livecd from popular Linux distribution company Mandriva hit mirrors and the press yesterday and being a Mandriva fan, I just had to test it. Unfortunately I won't be able to sing its praises this day. It was a disappointing experience from first link click to finally rebooting my machine out of it. It was based on Mandriva 2006, so I suppose I was expecting more usability. Let me recount my experience with this livecd.

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Linux Home System

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Security

As a result of articles referring to the threat of Worms and Viruses attacking Linux systems, many new Linux users are in a panic. To help them out and calm any panic stricken nerves, I've completed a brief, encouraging and straightup list for protecting your Linux home system.

Judge Rejects SCO Motions in Its Lawsuit Against IBM

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Legal

U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ruled that Lindon-based SCO should not get more time for depositions of people at Intel, Oracle and The Open Group and denied a different motion to force IBM to provide more documentation in the case. She did give SCO 30 days to file a renewed motion but said it must "narrowly" define areas that have not been covered in documents IBM already has provided to SCO.

The Risks of Over-Virtualization

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OSS

The computing industry goes in cycles. The latest trend, growing in buzz over the past year, is server consolidation aided by virtualization software. Pundits claim this is a throwback to the old days of the mainframe. It's instructive to examine the virtualization trend in light of this mainframe comparison to see if there are any lessons to be learned.

Justice Dept. Rejects Google's Concerns

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Google

Concerns by Google Inc. that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said in a court filing.

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month: Childsplay

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Gaming

When I came up with my choice for game of the month, I was a bit baffled at first. Deep down inside, I'm pretty much a kid at heart, but this... I suppose what it really has to do with is that I'm the parent of a toddler, and I'm starting to think about things from a much younger point of view.

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

More signs of the tide turning this week as big league players queued up to catch the open source wave. With players like Sun and Oracle both trumpeting the virtues of open source, one has to wonder whether Microsoft is starting to feel awfully alone out there.

What is X?

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Software

Everyone likes pretty pictures. The same applies to computers now. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) or “windows functionality” has become part of the machine that everyone now takes for granted. What is this X? What amazing super-GUI powers does it have? This article attempts to tear off its mask and reveal all.

A Look At AMD's Socket AM2 Platform

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Hardware

The anticipation surrounding AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 platform is amazing to witness. The enthusiast crowds are eager for the new platform, which will be associated with important changes in the PC world; these include the introduction of Microsoft's Vista operating system and AMD's first quad core processors. However, AM2 has not been about being better or faster until lately.

VMware's threat to Microsoft

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Software

First off, I'm not suggesting VMware is gunning for Microsoft. I'm sure Microsoft doesn't give a whole lot of worry to VMware. But maybe they should.

Google Introduces Web Page Creator

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Google

Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin? The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.

Shuttleworth urges telecoms reform

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Misc

Ubuntu Linux founder and entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth yesterday hit out at the African telecommunications sector saying the current "cartels" as they existed are not able to deliver effective and affordable bandwidth to the continent.

Goodbye PPC, You Served Me (and LT) Well

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Hardware

This has not been a banner week for hardware in my house. First the microwave blew, and now today my trusty laptop bit the big one. Given that I have just paid off my car, I am waiting to see what's going to happen to it now.

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