New book explains how to "Just Say No" to Windows

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Linux

Despite all the drawbacks, why haven't users switched to Mac or Linux? Tony Bove answers these questions and explains how to "escape the Beast from Redmond and still function," in his new book, Just Say No to Microsoft.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

Every administrator has a set of software tools that he just can't live without. These are the utilities that you install as soon as you log into a new machine, to help make day-to-day tasks a little easier. Here are my top 10 tools.

November 2005 of TUX, Issue 8

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The November issue of TUX is now available for download. This months version includes Linux on Hardware, Inkscape: the Elements of Design (2), Give Multiple Distros the Boot, and much much more.

Google Defaults to Microsoft...Literally

Has Google shown its true colors here? Why would a Linux link on google go directly to microsoft.com? Helios reported on this initially via lxer.com. Now that the dust has settled some, we may have an explanation. In the eyes of most Linux users, it doesn't pan out.

Sponsored Linux ad Hijacked by MS?

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Is MS stealing Linux traffic? It would seem so. Let's take a look and see what we can see.

Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web

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As I’ve been going around the world I’ve been meeting with many people who’ve built their companies on non-Microsoft stuff. Here’s 12 reasons Web 2.0 entrepreneurs like Ross tell me that they aren’t using Microsoft’s stuff:

Are we under-selling RISC OS?

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OS

This isn't an attempt to bash AmigaOS - far from it. The OS, which aims to make computing fun again, deserves kudos for setting up an informative and friendly online presence, and for its advances in modern hardware support. While we have a few things in common with them, it's also a source of ideas for the future.

Red Hat looks under Linux's hood

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Trying to take a more active role in open-source programming, Red Hat has created a team of 34 programmers to work on nothing but next-generation software, the company plans to announce Tuesday.

Novell trips over its Linux strategy

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Linux

Two years after the rebirth of onetime computer networking titan Novell Inc., the Waltham company is still having trouble learning to walk.

OOo: Adding AutoText to Your Work Flow

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HowTos

It's not flashy, but if you're re-using text often or need to streamline your template and macro lists, spend a little time with AutoText.

openSUSE inspires derivative distros

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SUSE

Just two months ago, Novell opened the development process behind SUSE Linux, creating the openSUSE project. In the short time since openSUSE was unveiled, developers have begun work on several new and interesting SUSE derivatives.

Building A Debian DNS System

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HowTos

This article will show you how to build a complete DNS System with Debian. This includes a Master server, a Slave server, DDNS, and a bunch of DNSSEC. I'll be using BIND 9 for the server.

Hardware emulation with QEMU

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QEMU lets you run another operating system on top of your existing OS. Going through the process of installing and configuring QEMU not only gave me a worthwhile new software tool, but also helped me learn a few things about Linux.

Google lends a hand to Microsoft Office rival

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Misc

Google is opening up yet another front in its battle with Microsoft by backing a competitor to Bill Gates' dominant Office software package.

Upgrades Lift Ubuntu and SUSE

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SUSE

eWEEK Labs reviewed Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu 5.10 and Novell Inc.'s SUSE Linux 10.0, both of which began shipping in October, and we were impressed by the maturity, polish and, yes, innovation that these Penguin banner bearers displayed.

US high court won't review Microsoft patent case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Microsoft in a case involving claims by a privately held California software firm and the University of California that Microsoft infringed their patents with its Internet Explorer browser.

OpenSolaris Has a Leg Up on Linux

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OS

We now have a new player in the field: OpenSolaris. Here we have the public, source-based launch of an operating system with a great history of commercial development and deployment.

Configuring Apache 2 and Tomcat 5.5 with mod_jk

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I recently went through the painful exercise of configuring Tomcat 5.5 behind Apache 2 using the mod_jk connector. So here's my own howto:

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Microsoft backpedals on Korea threat

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Microsoft has apparently stepped back from a threat to stop selling Windows in Korea saying every year Korean companies buy more than $100m worth of our products.

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