Linux marches on

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Linux

It's easy to lose track of what's going on with Linux. That's due in part to the almost total lack of marketing hype. The kernel crew, led by Linus Torvalds, just keeps working away quietly in the background.

Ubuntu: At times it's a breeze, at times it badgers

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Reviews

I will say this much. True to it's name, this version of Ubuntu is a breeze to install. This will give me more time (and space) to describe the steps I took to get Ubuntu running with the applications that I believe the modern desktop should have.

Microsoft claims firms 'hitting a wall' with Linux

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Microsoft

Microsoft today released the findings of an independent report claiming that the Windows platform is "more consistent, predictable and easier to manage than Linux".

Quake 4 1.0.5 and SDK available

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Gaming
Installer for Quake4 version 1.0.5 for GNU/Linux is available on IDsoft's ftp and Torrent list now! Documentation and Tutorials about using the SDK can be found here.

Condor: Building a Linux cluster on a budget

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HowTos

So you need a lot of computing power but don't want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a commercial cluster? You can build a powerful and scalable Linux cluster using only free software and off-the-shelf components. Here's how.

Managing Samba-3: User rights and privileges

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HowTos

When faced with making Linux and Windows work together securely, system administrators can run into trouble if they don't understand or can't correctly use the administrative security controls that are present in the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) and the Samba-3 equivalents of those controls.

Microsoft Vista could do better on security

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Microsoft

The world still holds its breath while waiting for the arrival of Window's Vista in 2006, but for security at least, it seems you just might die of asphyxiation before anything changes.

Linux trademark stops train

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Humor

A TRAIN DRIVER slowed Germany's rail system to a halt after he mistook a giant toy penguin for a dead man in a tuxedo.

AMD: Less of an Underdog

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Hardware

AMD Chief Executive Hector Ruiz has cause for confidence. AMD now controls about 13% of the mainstream server-chip market, about double its percentage of a year ago. It also has made significant inroads with consumers at retail and is beginning to see more interest from corporate and government buyers.

Linux Quick Fix Notebook

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Reviews

The Linux book market remains a crowded one, and anyone looking for a practical book on solving problems is likely to have plenty of potential titles to choose from. However, this is a book that deserves to be high on the list.

Linux dominates supercomputing

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Linux

Other operating systems run crying to their mommies while Linux takes over most of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

Oxygen Icons Website Launched

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KDE

Oxygen is the new icon theme being created for KDE4. David Vignoni, Kenneth Wimer and Nuno Pinheiro, 3 of KDE's finest artists, are very proud to present the Oxygen website.

First complicated, then simple

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Reviews

Your friendly reviewer – with considerable assistance from his computer-scientist brother – used kubunto (pronounced kay-ubuntu) from Ubuntu on a ThinkPad from Lenovo. In this reviewer’s testing, it was more stable and faster than Windows.

Of Macs & Tux, More on Web Browsers

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Software

I wrote about Safari version 2.0.2 that came with the 10.4.3 update from Apple a few issues ago. If I remember correctly, I did mention that it now passes the ACID2 test. I think this is the first web browser that supports web standards. Kudos to Apple for releasing this.

IT managers lagging on OSS procurement

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OSS

IT managers must work quickly to develop procurement policies for open source products as they become an increasingly central element of enterprise infrastructure systems.

Ark Linux 2005.2-RC3 Review

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Reviews

Ark is a Distro well worth trying. While aimed at the new user I believe the experienced user will find it a comfortable and easy change of pace. Everything basically works, the Mission Control Center is a paragon of simplicity, KDE 3.5 is surprisingly stable here and works well. I can easily recommend Ark for both the new and experienced user.

OSDL launches Open Source Patent Commons library

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OSS

The Open Source Development Labs is to officially launch its Patent Commons Project web site, providing a single source of information on patents pledged to the open source community.

Why and when open source products best Microsoft

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OSS

There are good reasons for using open source software (OSS), and I've learned those reasons through 15 years of experience with more traditional, commercial or closed source applications.

Microsoft rejects IBM strategy and open source 'dorks'

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Microsoft

IBM's on-demand model is crazy and the open source movement is just people dorking around with source code. So says Microsoft's Charles Fitzgerald.

PCLinuxOS v0.92 Test 3 Screenshots

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PCLOS

Since I decided to wait for the final to re-review PCLinuxOS v0.92, I thought I'd pass along these links to the many many screenshots.

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