Hovsepian heir apparent at Novell

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Linux

Ron Hovsepian, promoted to president and chief operating officer of Novell on Tuesday, is likely to replace Jack Messman as chief executive as well, according to a regulatory filing published on Thursday.

REVIEW: Flock Browser Promotes Creation

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Reviews

Web browsing used to be mostly about just that: Surfing site after site for information and goods. But lately, more people are using the Internet as much to produce and share things as to consume them. A new browser called Flock seeks to address the new reality of enhanced online creativity and community.

Linux thumbnail viewers

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Software

Thumbnail viewers are utilities that let you quickly view or manipulate images. For instance, many let you display, rotate, and zoom images. Here's an introduction to several common Linux thumbnail viewer programs.

Open source SchoolTool looking for partners

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OSS

The open source SchoolTool project is looking for schools to test the software. SchoolTool, founded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, is a school management system to organise school timetables and resources.

Linspire will replace Windows with crippled Linux - cheap

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Linux

If Microsoft makes good on its self-destructive threat to pull Windows from the South Korean market there's a safe harbour waiting in the form of blanket, country-wide licenses for the OS formerly known as Lindows.

AUSTRALIAN firm migrates 400 desktops to Linux

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Linux

National equipment hire company Kennards Hire will migrate more than 400 desktops to Linux in a national deployment of the open source operating system.

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It's Unofficial: Microsoft Bets Business On Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

The next time Bill Gates sends an e-mail through Microsoft's shiny new Wireless LAN it will be passed through a behind-the-scenes Linux-based network appliance.

CrossOver Office 5.0

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While CrossOver has always been useful but never quite perfect, this new release is a breakthrough in Windows compatibility and GNU/Linux desktop integration. If you've been in "wait and see" mode with CrossOver Office, this is the release that should push you toward it.

Return of The BSDs

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OS

The clocks have fallen back, the leaves are hitting the ground and new BSD releases are on the Net.

What's GNU in Old Utilities

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HowTos

A quick glance through the ls man or info pages shows that hackers have been busy adding capabilities to ls and many other longstanding utilities. Let’s take a tour of new features of ls that could have you brushing the cobwebs off of your documentation.

Microsoft antitrust flap 'boosts Linux' in Far East

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Microsoft

Microsoft's row with Korean regulators could boost Linux in Asia, the region's first listed Linux developer said today.

AMD's K10 is delayed or dead

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Hardware

If you were expecting the K10 in 2007, don't, and maybe not in 2008 either. The K10 Looks to be dead or dying.

Cold War Linux Demo Released

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Gaming

Cold War is a mixed third-first person shooter similar to Splinter Cell and follows the story of a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Finally a demo is released.

The Yin and Yang of Open Source Commerce, Parts 2 & 3

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OSS

In this continuing series, we consider key aspects that impact the future of OSS in the business and consumer markets.

There's A New Distro in Town Pardner!

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PCLOS
Reviews

From time to time a Linux distribution comes along that just works. Often review writers call them “Windows Killers!” PCLinuxOS version .92 test 2 is one of those special, English only, distros that can make an old Windows user into a new Linux user.

The Knoppix Advantage

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There is a great deal of discussion going on about which distribution is most ideal for the desktop, with people taking different sides. If you ask me, Knoppix scores over other distros when it comes to installing Linux on old machines. Let me elaborate on how I reached this conclusion.

GPL 'minimises risks of open source'

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OSS

Eben Moglen, a prominent open source software lawyer, argued that legal risks from using free and open source software have been minimised by the GPL.

Introducing GoboLinux 012

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It's rare to see a new distribution that isn't a Debian or Red Hat clone in disguise with an extra feature or two, or that dares to take a bold departure from the status quo. One of those rarities, however, is GoboLinux.

Novell Confirmed Layoff of 600

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Linux

Linux software company Novell Inc. of Waltham confirmed yesterday that it is laying off about 600 workers, or 10 percent of the company's worldwide workforce of 5,800.

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