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Story No. 2 IT distributor: No Linux netbooks for you srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 9:01pm
Story Linux Makes the Grade in California Schools srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 8:59pm
Story Windows 7 vs. Linux: Beyond Thunderdome srlinuxx 2 05/06/2009 - 8:08pm
Story New Tricks in Opera 10 srlinuxx 2 05/06/2009 - 7:23pm
Story AbiWord - the underestimated word processor srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 7:02pm
Story OpenSolaris Still Shines srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 6:58pm
Story More powerful Python testing techniques solrac 05/06/2009 - 5:29pm
Story Studio Dave Tests Ubuntu Studio 9.04 srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 5:15pm
Story Happy Birthday, Mozilla - and Thanks for Being Here srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 5:13pm
Story Chrome on Linux: Rough, fast & promising srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 5:10pm

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New Year, New Linux Kernel

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Linux

Fifteen years to the day since Linux creator Linus Torvalds bought the machine that started it all, the first new Linux kernel of the year has hit the street only two months after its predecessor hit.

2006 Outlook: Open Source, Offshoring, Web 2.0

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OSS

There's nothing like a good paradigm shift to get you out of bed in the morning, don't you think?

The forces are massing for some big changes in IT industry dynamics. We need this.

Linux vs. Linux

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Linux

Where are you most likely to use Linux?

I would argue it's online, where you don't have to be worried about what's on the other side of the screen.

If your applications are coming from the Web, they could easily be Linux-based, and you would not be the wiser.

What's ahead for Linux, open source, if...

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OSS

Open source software is off to a good start, but it won't revolutionize IT until the community gets serious about defining business frameworks and processes, says Charles E. Bess P.E. and EDS Fellow.

IBM Expands Commitment to Open Source

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OSS

The announcement represents the most significant elevation of IBM's strategic partnerships with its key Linux Distribution Partners since it embraced Linux six years ago, a testament to a Linux market that continues to experience strong growth. The alliances are timed to tap the boom in IBM's Linux growth expanding its base of 12,000 enterprise deployments worldwide.

Google Passes on PCs

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Misc

Google and Wal-Mart are both denying reports that the two are planning to market low-priced, Google PCs via Wal-Mart stores.

Spam filtering with Pyzor and SpamBayes

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HowTos

Spam appears to be a fact of life for most of the online world at the moment. Here is how I personally handle the filtering of incoming mail, using a combination of Pyzor, SpamBayes and Procmail. These tools each integrate nicely, and work easily with my mail reader of choice: mutt.

Running A MySQL-Based DNS Server: MyDNS

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HowTos

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS, a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. This has the advantage that you can easily use web-based frontends to administrate your DNS records.

To Every Operating System ...

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OS

There was a season. The Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems of 2005 are characterized by diversity, openness and innovation.

Linux vs. Windows security

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Security

A qualitative assessment of operating system security is subjective and your 'mileage may vary' based on present and past experience. The overall finding of this analysis is that Linux provides more secure capabilities than Windows.

Patently Absurd: The Ethical Implications of Software Patents

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Misc

Alarmingly, abuses of intellectual property laws have put software innovation in jeopardy. In the United States, the phenomenon of "software patents" has caused an increasing shift in the software industry away from an environment of rapid advances and creativity, toward a minefield of litigation, anti-competitive behavior and questionable ethics.

Will Microsoft's big bets pay off this year?

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Microsoft

With a wave of new products on the way, this is the year that Microsoft Corp. has been talking about for years. But will the company's big bets pay off?

Financial regulatory guidance over deployment of open source software

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OSS

Free open source software (FOSS), while not pervasive, is being more extensively deployed within financial institutions in the UK. As far the UK financial regulators are concerned, the risks arising from its deployment are matters for the collective management by the financial institution and their technology providers. Should this be the case or should the regulators issue guidance on the risks arising from its deployment?

Ubuntu Meets Gentoo: Ututo Linux

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Linux
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A new project has come to my attention and it sounds really interesting. Well, I say new, but I actually mean "new to me." Apparently the UTUTO project has been around since 2000. The site states, "Its first version, massively distributed in October of year 2000 in Argentina by Diego Saravia of the National University of Salta, was very simple to use. It worked from CD-ROM with no need of installation. It was one of the first "lives" of the planet." Distrowatch tells us, "Ututo GNU/Linux is a CD-based Linux distribution developed by Diego Saravia at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, based on Gentoo Linux, and designed to be used by home/office users, developers, organisations and government users." What's more, it appears they develop versions for several architectures, install or livecd, available thru ftp, http, or bittorent. Their community consists of forums, irc channels, and a mailing list. Their site and irc channels are available for IPv4 or IPv6 and the site is available in five languages. They even have radio and tv broadcasts. This is either a large project or these guys never sleep! They released test version 2 of 2006 for the i686 on January 1 and we thought it'd be a good time to take a look-see at this exciting project.

IT security got better in 2005

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Security

An interesting thing happened last year: It appears that 2005 wasn't worse securitywise than the previous years. Sure, malware and hackers were as crazy as ever, but when I asked many of my computer security friends if 2005 was better or worse than previous years, every one of them said it was better

Linux Journal: Nick Gets His Wish

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Misc

Here it is, many years later, and I finally got my wish to join the marvelous Linux Journal team. I can't sum up where I want to take Linux Journal in 25 words or less. So suffice it to say I want to keep all the good stuff, make some things more fun, add more articles of practical value and tune others to have more practical value. Stay tuned.

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Interview with kde-redhat Project Leader Rex Dieter

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KDE

Rex Dieter has been making the unofficial KDE Red Hat packages for some years now. Since this is a service depended upon by thousands of Red Hat users to get their required latest build of KDE, KDE Dot News interviewed Rex to find out how he got started, why the need for the project exists and how he makes the packages. Read on for the interview.

Hardware Emulation and Old Games

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Gaming

Have you ever found yourself quoting something from a favorite old arcade game ("Elf needs food, badly!") and wondered whatever happened to that original experience? While many games have been updated over the years, those who remember their debut at times feel that the newest versions lost the something special that the original had captured. When caught in a nostalgic mood, it's a natural move these days to find out if you can revisit those old games again.

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