Troppix v1.2 Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix has some wonderful screenshots of Troppix 1.2, a stand-alone Linux live CD based on Debian GNU/Linux, aimed at security professionals.

Overhaul of Linux License Could Have Broad Impact

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OSS

The rules governing the use of most free software programs will be revised for the first time in 15 years, in an open process that begins today.

Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year

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Linux

In 2006, Novell will launch a "Linux awareness" program meant to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives.

Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

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HowTos

Build a low-cost, terabyte-sized backup server using Linux and back up your digital audio files, digital images and digital movie recordings.

Linux Not Cause of Microsoft's Downfall

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Microsoft

Combined with the growing market shift to Linux and OpenSource, can be seen a far more serious reason for Microsoft's gradual downfall. Microsoft itself.

A first look at Debian's GUI installer

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Linux

Debian's standard text-based installer has been vilified in the past, so I was excited to see an announcement about a graphical installer under development for Debian. I took the current version for a test run and found that it's already fairly usable.

OSDL shares Desktop Linux survey results

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Linux

Encouraged by a solid 3,300 user responses to its Desktop Linux survey, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Desktop Linux Working Group (DTL) Tuesday thanked all its respondents by email and began sifting through the mountain of data the survey provided.

Danger level rises for Perl flaws

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Security

A type of security flaw in Perl applications that experts thought could lead only to a denial-of-service attack is now believed to be much more serious.

Firefox 1.5: In da House and On da Web

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Moz/FF

The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started.

Microsoft's Windows Vista Beta 1 vs. Apple's Mac OS X Tiger

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Mac

After years and years of waiting, we finally have a reasonably stable Windows Vista beta build to work with. OK, let's see how Mac OS X Tiger and Windows Vista Beta 1 stack up.

Open source desktop basics: Risk-free ways to get started,

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OSS

If you're at all like me, you tend to be just a little careful with your corporate IT infrastructure. What I do not want to hear is, "Hey, let's rip out these mission-critical services, replace them with this open source thing we keep hearing about, and see what happens."

Open Source Patterns from Fortune 500 Success

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OSS

Flashline, author of software asset management solutions, has put together a Patterns Book for helping get Open Source projected started within an enterprise, even very demanding ones.

KDE 3.5 Released

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KDE

The KDE Project is happy to announce a new major release of the award-winning K Desktop Environment. Many features have been added or refined, making KDE 3.5 the most complete, stable and integrated free desktop environment available.

The Open Source Option

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OSS

Oh, that it were all as simple as downloading some free software. Open-source software is a maturing, ever-more viable option for small business, but reducing cost through its use requires a careful approach.

Whoops: Linux Kernel Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities

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Security

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Say it with me: Linux is not Windows!

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Linux

Tectonic journalist Richard Frank's column about his sad 300Mhz laptop with 128MB RAM and its slow performance with Linux (Taking a fstab at Linux) caused much wrath and waving of fists among our readers. He bravely took the attack on the chin, and I hope that the experience doesn't slow his inevitable slide into the world of open source.

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Qmail Toaster makes mail server setup easy

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Software

A mail server is an essential part of any organization's IT infrastructure, but installing and maintaining a mail server is not always easy, and it's often difficult for small organizations to pay an expert to set up a mail server. Fortunately, Qmail Toaster can simplify the task enormously.

Book Review: Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning

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Reviews

Where Self Service Linux was tightly focused on debugging problems, Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning takes a look at finding performance snags and tweaking them out of a system. See if this book would make a good addition to your reference library in our latest review.

Can new executives deliver on Novell's open source vision?

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Linux

In Part 1 of my look at Novell last week, my topic was empty chairs. This week I'll look at the other side of the story. There are new bodies occupying key seats at Novell these days, a sure sign that the company's bid to regain its prominence in the server software market isn't over yet.

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