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Binghamton University opens Linux research center

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Linux

A research facility for Linux computer operating system is being established at Binghamton University.

Ruby on Rails 1.1 – "Web 2.0 on Rocket Fuel"

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Software

The much-anticipated new version 1.1 of Ruby on Rails hit the streets with fanfare a couple of days ago. And while even I am wary of the hyperbole that sometimes surrounds Ajax and Web 2.0, I'm very pleased to say that Ruby on Rails is the genuine article.

Pocket Office: Boot Windows or Linux from USB Flash drives

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Hardware

One of the great advantages of a UFD is the ability to load a complete operating system onto one device. In the event of a system crash or virus infection with no recovery tools to hand, this kind of emergency boot device can be a lifesaver.

Engineer's take on Novell's new SuSE desktop, server, Linux roadmap

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SUSE

Novell's new SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10) is beating Microsoft Vista to market by months, and the Xen virtualization features in the upcoming SuSE Enterprise Server are right on target. In short, Novell's Linux roadmap looks great. Now, can Novell get business customers to travel its road?

HP South Africa confirms Linux laptop plans

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Linux

HP South Africa has confirmed the release of it's Linspire-based notebook range. Since Tectonic first reported on HP's plans for a Linux-based notebook range in February, we can confirm that Tom Hoyt, Insternational sales manager of Linspire, has been in South Africa meeting with local businesses, including HP, and is very enthusiastic about the opportunties to establish Linspire in South Africa.

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Miracle cure for software setup?

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Software

Most talk about virtualization these days centers on using server hardware more efficiently. But the technology also has the potential to ease another headache: software installation woes.

Bristol Council says it can save £1m with open source

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OSS

Bristol City Council has calculated that it will save 60 percent, or more than £1m, over the next five years by switching to Sun's StarOffice, rather than Microsoft Office.

Book Review: Beginning Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

Recently, I got hold of this wonderful book named "Beginning Ubuntu Linux - From Novice to Professional" authored by Kier Thomas. Being a Ubuntu user myself, I was pleased to see a Linux book specifically concentrating on Ubuntu, finding its way to the book stores. This book is aimed at people who are new to Linux and who wish to start their Linux journey by installing Ubuntu on their machines.

We have the brains

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OSS

At "Do sandals and ponytails really hold back Linux?" former Massachusetts chief information officer Peter Quinn complains that the Linux community is unprofessional and that this is holding back more widespread adoption of Linux. I'm sure he really believes that.

Updating made easy with EasyUbuntu

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Software

Ubuntu uses only open/free formats, so it doesn't include playback support for formats such as MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Audio Video Interleave (AVI) that may have some restrictions. EasyUbuntu, a Python script that gives Ubuntu users access to commonly used applications and codecs through a neat graphical user interface (GUI).

Firefox hits out at monopoly playing Microsoft

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Moz/FF

ONE OF the lead designers at Firefox has hit out at comments by Microsoft employee John Carroll’s bizarre claim that Volish monopoly tactics helped the IT industry.

Confirmed leak! Palm creating Linux "Palm" OS!

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Linux

I just had an email exchange with an analyst I know that is close to Palm and has been privy to their plans in the past. He confirmed my conclusion that Palm is hedging their OS bets by making their own Linux successor to the Palm OS.

HP: Too many open source licences

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OSS

Martin Fink, Hewlett Packard's Linux vice-president, yesterday slammed the open source community's complex licensing schemes, suggesting that there are too many open source licences for developers to manage properly.

Tux goes retail: Mepis, Xandros, Linspire, and Micro Center VIP Interviews

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Linux

This is the second in a series of two articles on Tux's move into retail. Last weeks article described some of the mechanics of how free open source software is getting into retail.

Why I use...Gentoo?

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Gentoo

I've been using Gentoo for some 10 months now. I've recently come to understand why I use it over many of the other distributions out there which I have tried Slackware, SuSE, Ubuntu and Blag to name a few.

Book Review: Self-Service Linux

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Reviews

You have to look at the subtitle of this book - Mastering The Art of Problem Determination - to get an idea of what 'Self-Service Linux' is about. As the subtitle suggests, this is a book about advanced troubleshooting techniques for resolving a wide range of system or application problems on Linux.

Firefox Growth Due to Windows Users

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Software

Some memes die hard. Along with the persistent claim that the popular Firefox browser platform is only for Windows-haters, we often see the comment that simply downloading something... even 100 million-plus of something... doesn't mean people are using it. In fact, Firefox's Mary Colvig says they believe 40 to 60 million people are actually using it.

OpenOffice confab issues call for papers

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Software

Organizers of OpenOffice.org's annual conference, OOoCon -- set for Sept. 11-13 in Lyon, France -- have issued a call for papers on a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from developing OpenOffice.org, to free software marketing and politics. The deadline for acceptance is June 1, the project said.

'A lawyer who is also idealist - how refreshing'

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Interviews

The legal guardian of the free software movement explains why, after 12 years, the time is right to release version 3 of its constitution for public comment

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