Can Microsoft out-Google Google?

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Microsoft

What will the Internet look like 10 years from now? Will it look more like one big pay-per-view channel, or more like an open street fair, or will it be somewhere in between? The answer will be heavily influenced, of course, by the competition between the King of Search and the current desktop market leader.

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Linux mobile standards in the pipeline

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Linux

PalmSource, France Telecom's Orange and several other companies plan on Monday to announce an effort to standardise aspects of Linux running on mobile phones.

Linux Networx adopts new cluster design

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Hardware

Linux Networx, a company that specializes in supercomputers made from clusters of Linux machines, plans on Monday to unveil two new systems: the LS-1 and the LS-X.

Apple Mac OS X on x86: a first test

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Mac

Steve Jobs might not approve, but Apple's latest operating system can be installed on any x86 hardware. How well does it function? Read our preliminary labs test to find out.

GNOME vs. KDE Revisited

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Software

My comments in last week's column about KDE and Qt being superior to GNOME and GTK generated fewer gripes and flames than I expected. While I prefer Qt and KDE, I criticize GTK and GNOME hoping these environments will improve.

SymphonyOS: New Site and New Logo

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Linux
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SymphonyOS' home has been revamped. After being tuxmachine'd (teehee) the site went down for a day or two. At that time the number of Beta 1 Preview 1 downloads numbered around 5000. They were soon back up with amazing hit and download counts, new site design and now a wonderful new logo.

NVIDIA 1.0-8168 Drivers Leaked

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After months of speculations, and over a year of waiting for Linux SLI support, the NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX series have began to emerge in the hands of die-hard Linux users and although these drivers are only preliminary, they certainly have gamers on their heels.

Linux Game of the Month : Fillets-NG

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Gaming

There is something I like about playing games that is, strangely enough, much the same as what I enjoy about reading science fiction or fantasy. My game recommendation for this month is called Fish Fillets Next Generation, and it definitely fits into the out there category. Perhaps a little description to start with...

The Linux Kernel Primer

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Reviews

There are those who are tempted by the 'here be dragons' signs and decide they want, or need, to get down into the internals of the kernel. For those intrepid individuals the 'Linux Kernel Primer' promises to be the guidebook they need as they start the journey.

Mandriva Linux 2006 ISO Images Available

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MDV

Some five weeks after the formal release of Mandriva Linux 2006 to members of the Mandriva Club, the CD and DVD images of the "Free" edition (i.e. containing GPL software only) are now also available for free download.

KDE 3.5r1 Installed

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KDE
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KDE 3.5 release candidate 1 was released a day or two ago and I finally got it to build! I'm so excited. I had a chance to look at some of the new features in research for a previous article, but had not had much luck in getting a beta to build. It's quite nice when compile goes as planned.

Ubuntu 6.04 pre-beta (Dapper Drake)

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The development cycle of the next major release from the wildly popular Linux distribution Ubuntu started on October 20 and was given the monicker of Dapper Drake. That is a name we will all be hearing quite a bit on the road to final, scheduled for April 20, 2006, and well beyond. Let's a take a look at a recent build for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.04. I choose to call it "pre-beta."

John C. Dvorak's Microsoft Murder Plot: "How to Kill Linux"

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Linux
Microsoft

John C Dvorak's PC Magazine article called "How to Kill Linux," introduced the world to what he called "the lopped-off head approach" - the head being that of Linux, and the beheader being Microsoft.

SAP man says he really really loves Open Source

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OSS

A SUIT from German CRM software outfit SAP has lit out against journalists and claimed they’ve wrenched his remarks out of context. But taped evidence exists.

Office Suite Software Without the Sticker Shock

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Software

The first thing many people do with a new PC is install Microsoft Office. Sharing data with somebody usually requires a copy of Office. Fortunately, there's another choice -- a free one, called OpenOffice.org 2.0.

GNOME versus KDE on the Corporate Desktop

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Software

The rub against KDE is the dual license model of Qt. Qt is the heart of KDE whereas GTK is the heart of GNOME. To write a proprietary application on KDE requires a commercial license from Trolltech.

SGI to show next-generation Linux machines

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Hardware

Silicon Graphics will start showing off the Altix 4000 Monday, the second generation of the company's technical computing machines based on the Linux operating system and Itanium processors.

RealNetworks issues patches to fix critical flaws

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Security

RealNetworks finally patched up a critical flaw on Thursday. The patch covers three flaws that would have allowed malicious hackers to take control of a user's computer through the Real player.

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