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Firefox for Dummies

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Interviews

Last Friday, we talked with Blake Ross, the 20-year old who started writing code for Netscape at age 14 and has since co-founded the Firefox project and SpreadFirefox.com. He is also author of the new book Firefox for Dummies.

Tech Gurus Say They'll 'Switch from Mac'

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Mac
OSS

Playing on Apple's past "Switch" ad campaign, which was aimed at getting Windows users to migrate to Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, a few longtime Mac and open-source gurus are vocally publicizing their switch away from Apple's platform to more open-source solutions.

Belgian government chooses OpenDocument

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OSS

In a blow to Microsoft, Belgium's government departments will be instructed to use an open file format for internal communications.

Mandriva 2007.0 alpha livecd - KDE version test

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MDV
Reviews
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Mandriva has begun their development cycle by releasing an alpha for the upcoming 2007.0. They posted a list of known issues and a few others are coming to light. Beranger looked at the gnome version which compliments my choice of the kde version. These are approximately 684M livecds and best defined as cooker snapshots at this point. The full install version is expected in the next few days. So how did the kde version do here on a desktop machine?

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Gates' Move Means Little

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OS

This being a Unix column, we can often dismiss what goes on in the Windows space with a sniffy, "not our kind, dear." But the latest seismic shift on the other side of the OS tracks has many a Unix pundit ... verklempt.

Gartner: Open source on Windows is the future

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OS

Analysts are increasingly receiving feedback from its clients showing that there is a real growth in companies that want to run open source software stacks on top of Windows, or proprietary software on top of Linux.

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Opera 9 Is Music to eWEEK Labs' Ears

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Software

Opera Software's browser continues to innovate, with enviable search customization and improvements to management and configuration options.

Getting Free Long Distance, Part 1

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Software

One of the big attractions to VoIP is the promise of free worldwide long distance. Call anywhere anytime over the Internet for nothing. What could be sweeter?

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DSL-N: Damn Small Linux gets bigger

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Linux

What began as a toy project to stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a refined community project known for its speed and versatility. If they could do all this in 50 megs, imagine what they could do in more space. Last month the DSL developers released DSL-Not, a.k.a. DSL-N 0.1 RC1. It's 83.5MB of DSL coated with GTK sugar. Yummy!

Money talks as top exec walks: Screw-ups pay off

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Misc

What’s the reward for failure in Waltham these days? If you’re Jack Messman, who was ousted yesterday as boss of local software company Novell, it’s not too shabby. Several million dollars, in fact.

Euro 2006 show report

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OS

The RISC OS euro roadshow took place last Saturday and Michael Gerbracht was there to witness it in all its glory. Here are his thoughts on the event, held at the Hotel Mercure in Nieuwegein, near Utrecht, Holland. Below are close up photos of Select 4's new Filer in action, as well as other shots.

Xandros Aims to Be Commercial Debian Distributor of Choice

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Linux

Linux vendor Xandros Inc is lining up new business desktop and server releases for the coming months as it looks to establish itself as the Debian distribution of choice for the enterprise.

Mandriva One 2007 0.1 GNOME Roadtest

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MDV

I couldn't help myself but testing the GNOME one. And I'm rather perplexed with what I saw.

First of all, I used for this my legendary old laptop, reputed for getting very well will live distros like: PCLinuxOS 0.92, CentOS 4.3 LiveCD, the Ubuntu line, Hedinux, MEPIS, and more.

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Fedora Core 6 Preview

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Linux

It is time yet again where the next Fedora Core installment (this time, Core 6) begins to grab the attention of red-hat-wearing penguins and other GNU/Linux enthusiasts. Yesterday was the inaugural test release of Fedora Core 6, which is targeted at die-hard Fedorians, and any other users wishing to get a glimpse at what Fedora Core 6 will hold in store.

I hope the year for Linux never comes

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Linux

Toward the end of 2005 I was reading about “the year for Linux” everywhere I went. No matter where I looked, I always found articles by GNU/Linux fans (like me) that expected this year (2006) to be “the year for Linux” (once and for all). In fact, it’s been quite a few years now that I’ve been reading that “this will be the year for Linux”. And let me tell you something: I don’t want the year for Linux to come... ever! Period.

Beagle, Browsing, and Protecting Confidential Information

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SUSE

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 provides users with integrated "Desktop Search," which is built on Beagle. The name Beagle is mostly hidden in the product, since the name "Beagle" would not mean much to many users.

Indie Podcasting with Open Source

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OSS

There have been quite a few articles and books on podcasting already, and some of them are excellent--particularly the ones that deal with some small part of the process. How do you put a podcast together?

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