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Mass. to adopt near-term plug-in strategy for ODF

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Misc

During a meeting today with state officials and advocates for people with disabilities, Louis Gutierrez, CIO of Massachusetts' IT Division (ITD), said the state will postpone a Jan. 1 deadline to roll out open-source office applications that can save files in the Open Document Format (ODF).

Send your gamer gal (or mom) to Sweden

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Gaming

PC silicon vendor Via Technologies is holding a contest that encourages "girls" of any age (over 18) to hone their gaming skills at a world-class gaming facility in Sweden, where they'll be treated to some high-powered gaming training with Via's "girlz 0f destruction" gaming ambassadors.

KDE "Krash" RPMs for SUSE Linux

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SUSE

The important warning first: this is only for developers and not openSUSE 10.2 stuff! KDE has released a first development snapshot of KDE4 and the KDE:KDE4 project in the openSUSE Build Service has RPMs of qt, kdelibs, kdepimlibs and kdebase for SUSE Linux 10.0 and up.

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Firefox 1.5.0.6 in updates and a policy change

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MDV

You can now get the latest version of Firefox for your Mandriva Linux 2006 system directly from the Security Updates. We had shipped 1.0.6 versions of both applications with Mandriva Linux 2006.0 and we decided to break our no-backports rule for Firefox and Thunderbird for that reason.

Why does Linux need defragmenting?

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Linux

This so often repeated myth is getting so old and so boring. And untrue. Linux doesn't need defragmenting, because its filesystem handling is not so stupid like when using several decades old FAT. Yadda yadda, blah blah. Now, the real question is: If Linux really doesn't need defragmenting, why does Windows boot faster and why does second startup of KDE need only roughly one quarter of time the first startup needs?

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First Development Snapshot of KDE4: "Krash"

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KDE

Today, KDE releases a first developer snapshot of the upcoming KDE4 release. This snapshot is meant as a reference for developers who want to play with parts of the new technology KDE4 will provide, those who want to start porting their applications to the new KDE4 platform and for those that want to start to develop applications based on KDE4. This snapshot is not for end users.

How I do Application Screenshots with Compiz

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HowTos

On some of my posts, I include an occasional application screenshots. However, if you have ever tried to screenshot an application while using Compiz, have probably found some issues.

Problems forwarding X over SSH

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HowTos

A few weeks back I found that, for some reason, one of my machines wasn’t allowing X forwarding over SSH. Eventually, I found the problem, thus recorded here for others’ reference.

Red Hat Threat is No-Show

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Linux

LinuxWorld, an industry conference and expo in San Francisco, buzzed all week with the possibility that Oracle would announce its own Linux-based operating system at the summit. But the conference wound down Thursday without any Oracle news, and investors boosted Red Hat's stock 11.5 percent to $25.71, up $2.66. The stock has fallen 20 percent since closing at the highest level in nearly six years in April.

Designing a Clustering Solution for Linux and NetWare with Novell Cluster Services

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HowTos

Learn all the functional and technical details you need to design your clustering solution for Linux and NetWare. Sander van Vugt and Rob Bastiaansen cover the key topics and also provide practical tips on setting up clustering for applications that do not require shared storage.

Six Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Extensions

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Interviews

To many, a Firefox extension is more magic than technology, and the process by which it is developed and used is shrouded in mystery. To find out more about Firefox extensions and their capabilities, we asked some extension-related questions of the Mozilla Foundation's technology strategist, Mike Shaver.

XenSource CEO Addresses Microsoft, Red Hat-Novell Dispute

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Interviews

XenSource CEO Peter Levine spoke with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney after his LinuxWorld Expo keynote about his company's partnership with Microsoft and other hot topics.

Hardware/software kit teaches embedded Linux

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Linux

Intellimetrix, a specialist in real-time and embedded software development and training, has introduced a low-cost embedded Linux learning kit. Aptly named the Embedded Linux Learning Kit (ELLK), the kit comprises an ARM-based SBC (single-board computer), cables, power supply, Linux OS, development tools, and comprehensive documentation.

Locking up Linux: Creating a Cryptobook

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Linux

Cryptographic storage solutions are an essential part of securing confidential information from exposure to the wrong individuals. Crypto systems are designed to safeguard intellectual property, trade secrets or personal information. They can take on many forms, offer varying levels of functionality, and contain any number of features to suit a variety of operating circumstances and environments.

Stable kernel 2.6.17.9 released

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Linux

The 2.6.17.9 stable kernel release is out. It is a single-patch release for a security issue which, being specific to the PowerPC architecture, will not affect most users.

ATI 8.28.8 Display Drivers

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Software

Yet again ATI Technologies has managed to deliver another feature-packed driver release. Amongst the changes in this month's 8.28.8 release, are a combined i386/x86_64 installer, pairmode option, preserve monitor status across restarts, new product support, and various other changes. We at Phoronix have our usual driver examination and review to share today.

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