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Story A Quick Look At Gnome 3’s Desktop Sidebar srlinuxx 22/09/2009 - 10:43pm

Ballmer, Linux, Open Source, and google

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Microsoft

Open source is beating Microsoft in areas where the software firm is lacking in innovation. But when competing head to head on features, Microsoft has no trouble beating open source, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer argued during a public speaking engagement in Silicon Valley.

Why Phonon is a broken wheel

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KDE

First of all it is destined to fall into one of two traps. Either its API become so high level and limited that application developers will shun it due to a lack of features. On the other hand if they actually try to implement a feature set that is big enough to at least satisfy a subset, then they will be forced into accessing things so deep in the frameworks that the operations become so framework specific that generalizing them could produce various broken behaviour changing depending on framework chosen.

Battle of Mambo -- the open-source civil war continues

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Software

Mambo's core development team leader Martin Brampton has called it quits. In his resignation letter, Brampton wrote, "In terms of fundamental principles, there is a considerable concern in my mind that the Board is not informing itself about the members wishes, and not making decisions that fully take account of their interests."

Security Research and Computer Crime - Where do we Draw the Line?

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Legal

This is interesting - the case of Eric McCarty, a security researcher and sysadmin charged by Federal prosecutors last month with "knowingly having transmitted a code or command to intentionally cause damage." He exploited a SQL injection flaw to access student data, then notified SecurityFocus via email, who notified USC of the vulnerability.

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Interview: Novell's Greg Mancusi-Ungaro

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Interviews
SUSE

In issue 80 of Linux Format, on sale now, we have an interview with Greg Mancusi-Ungaro -- the director of marketing for Linux and open source at Novell. Here are a few of the questions we asked Greg...

Analysis of the Linux Random Number Generator

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Linux

Linux is the most popular open source project. The Linux random number generator is part of the kernel of all Linux distributions and is based on generating randomness from entropy of operating system events.

Nintendo Sings Browser Duet With Opera

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Software

Opera Software on Wednesday announced plans to bring a Web revolution to the living room. The Norway-based browser developer intends to do this through a partnership with Nintendo.

VMWare

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HowTos

Ever wanted to try a new operating system without removing your old one? Ever thought about a Dual or even Multi-boot setup but didn't want to hassle with partitioning your hard drive and dealing with lengthy install procedures? Well here is your answer. Virtualization software called VMWare Player lets you run an operating system within your existing one. It's a computer inside a computer and it really is that simple. Read on to learn more about how it works.

Ututo-e: "The only free distribution" revisited

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Linux
Reviews

A year ago, I reviewed Ututo-e, an Argentinian distribution based on Gentoo. Ututo-e is known mainly as the only GNU/Linux distribution endorsed by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation (FSF). This endorsement is based on the fact that Ututo-e, in the words of Peter Brown of the FSF, "makes a commitment to follow the philosophy of the FSF as to what makes a distribution ethically free software."

SUSE Linux 10.1 Released

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SUSE

After lot of work and several delays, we proudly announce the
availability of SUSE Linux 10.1. In tribute to 42 and as today is the
fifth anniversary of the death of Douglas Adams, we dedicate this
release to him.

Interview: Bruce Perens on GPLv3 embedded consequences

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Interviews

GPLv3 will likely be adopted for Linux kernel, according to luminary Bruce Perens. "It's a negotiation... I'm expecting the embedded manufacturers and the Free Software Foundation and Linus to get the license to a point they can all live with," Perens says.

WinHEC gets a Linux shadow

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Hardware

Linux promoters are planning an answer to Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) this year: the first-ever FreedomHEC conference will immediately follow WinHEC in Microsoft's home town of Seattle.

French Copyright Bill Gives Apple a Break

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Legal

The French Senate approved a new copyright bill yesterday, but amended it to soften a requirement for digital music vendors such as Apple Computer to open up their DRM (digital rights management) technologies to competitors.

The quest for ring 0

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Interviews

Federico Biancuzzi interviews French researcher Loïc Duflot to learn about the System Management Mode attack, how to mitigate it, what hardware is vulnerable, and why we should be concerned with recent X Server bugs.

Online open source forum formed

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OSS

OpenBRR.org was established by the Carnegie Mellon West Centre for Open Source Investigation, O’Reilly Media, SpikeSource and Intel to create a standard model for rating the readiness of open source software for corporate projects.

May the source be with you

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Interviews

PIA Waugh finds kung fu fight tactics a handy tool in the business world. "Kung-fu prepares you for thinking strategically rather than reacting. I've learned to be the master of the first stroke and to take control of any situation," says Ms Waugh, who six months ago founded an open source consultancy business, Waugh Partners.

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