Cruise Report 3: New Species Discovered at Sea

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Linux

Doc expands on insights he gained while hanging with A-list kernel maintainers on last month's Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise. He states, "Linux isn't a product."

CompAmerica Claims Title to 'the Most Powerful Laptop on Earth!

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Hardware

CompAmerica announced that its newest high-end ORCA Laptop will support the brand spanking new and more powerful NVIDIA 7800 GTX PCI-Express x16 Video Adapter, coupling it to 17” Glass-View UXGA and WSXGA+ Screen offerings. The system is also said to be Red Hat Linux compatible.

Xandros, Italy's NoMachine Team Up on New Linux Thin Clients

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Linux

Linux desktop software maker Xandros and Rome-based NoMachine, which specializes in Linux terminal server remote access and management software, Thursday announced they are teaming up to build new Linux thin-client platforms.

M$ Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays, Allows 2nd Hand Software

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Microsoft

Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2. They have stunned some in the British reseller community by allowing a discount dealer to sell secondhand volume licenses.

ANTEC ATX12V Power Supply Tester

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Hardware

One of the most difficult components in a computer to troubleshoot is the power supply. Often times it can cause the most puzzling computer problems. That's why a tool like the Antec ATX12V power supply tester is such a valuable thing to have.

New approaches to Linux package management

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Software

Traditional Linux package management systems such as RPM, Debian's dpkg, and Slackware's pkgtool present several problems for users. However, for users willing to stray from the beaten path, there are alternatives.

Microsoft in Reality — a look at the latest memos

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Microsoft

Big things happen at Microsoft - and in the marketplace - after Bill Gates announces a grand strategy. Now Bill has issued another sure-to-be-famous memo, along with one by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's new CTO.

Windows Supports More Hardware Than Linux, Just Not As Well

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Linux

One of the often cited reasons for not switching away from MS Windows is it's breadth of commodity hardware support. The argument often goes something like this: "Since Windows supports all the hardware I have why would I want to risk it not working under Linux? It's better to continue to use what I know will work."

OpenSync and KDE Cooperate on Unified Data Syncing

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KDE

The OpenSync and KDE teams have joined forces to create a unified library to synchronize data from mobile devices with the data on the desktop. OpenSync, the successor to the MultiSync project, provides a modular desktop-independent synchronization platform. It can be extended by plugins to support additional devices and data types.

SAP Slams Open Source, Oracle

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OSS

"Open source is great for debugging, but it's crucial not to touch [the code]," said Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group at SAP. He also lashed out against Oracle, refering to the takeover giant as a "pirate."

Open Source to Buy Patents

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OSS

The open-source movement will attempt to better negotiate a potential litigation minefield with the unveiling on Thursday of a company that will acquire technology patents to limit the movement’s legal exposure.

The Perfect Xen Setup For Debian And Ubuntu

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 2) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. It should apply to Ubuntu systems with little or no modifications.

Linux: Secure as You Want It to Be

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Linux

Yes, Linux will be attacked more often in the days ahead, but far fewer attacks will get through than do on Windows.

Firefox marks its first year on the Net

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Moz/FF

Firefox turned 1 year old Wednesday, marking yet another milestone for the popular open-source browser.

Suse co-founder leaves Novell

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SUSE

Suse co-founder and kernel team member Hubert Mantel has resigned from Novell, the server software company that acquired the German Linux company in 2004.

Microsoft's Gates signals concern about future

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Microsoft

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has signaled his concern that the company could be outmanoeuvred by web-based rivals like Google and Yahoo.

Waving the Open Source Banner Isn't Enough

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OSS

Is there a category of software big enough, mature enough and frustrating to customers enough to give rise to the next major software powerhouse-- let alone multiple software powerhouses?

Cell processor to support Linux

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Hardware

IBM Corp. and Sony Corp. have released new software components and documentation for the Cell processor, including extensions to Linux.

MitraX in the Matrix

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Linux
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MitraX is a mini linux livecd distribution of 48MB and is presently on Distrowatch's waiting list. Based on slackware and linux live, it offers administration level networking and security tools while provding a minimal gui and gui-based tools and apps.

Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux (Part 3)

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Hardware
HowTos

Now that we have ripped out the stock guts out of our Linksys WRT54G and replaced them with a miniature, but mighty, Linux operating system, it's time to configure it to do some actual work. (Part 1 and part 2 cover installation and setting up secure administration of your chopped, dropped little blue box.)

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