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Story Would Linux Be Better Off Without the FSF? srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 1:11pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 346 srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:26am
Story Freenode Fails. srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:24am
Story rPath Joins Linux Foundation srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:22am
Story Google promises Chrome is not phoning home with your Web data srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:20am
Story Making a copyright system that works fsmag 22/03/2010 - 10:28am
Story Commodore 64 Awakes From Slumber With Makeover srlinuxx 1 22/03/2010 - 9:55am
Story 5 Questions for Novell CEO srlinuxx 1 22/03/2010 - 9:36am
Forum topic Is it too much to ask... bigbearomaha 4 22/03/2010 - 6:07am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 4:16am

Who Else Gains from a GPL'd Java?

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OSS

Sun's announcement that it would be releasing Java under the GNU GPL confounded many of its critics (including myself) who had feared that the company was incapable of making such a bold move. Quite rightly, it has garnered praise from across the hacker world. But Sun's relationship with free software has not always been so idyllic.

EU gives Microsoft a deadline for antitrust compliance

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Microsoft

The European Union's top antitrust official, Neelie Kroes, gave Microsoft an ultimatum Wednesday, saying that it had eight more days to comply with an EU antitrust order or face daily fines of up to €3 million.

OOoBasic crash course: Multi-format document backup

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HowTos

In previous OOoBasic crash course articles we've created a few simple macros. If you're ready for more advanced stuff, let's create a macro that allows you to save the currently opened document in several formats. This macro can come in handy for archiving purposes and for exchanging files with other users.

Linux ... Maybe It's Time You Thought About It

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Linux

There is an alternative to MS Windows as an operating System for your computer, and it's not a Macintosh. In the last few years, Linux has blossomed into a full fledged Desktop system and is comparable to Windows in every respect except the installed user base.

Book Review: Fedora Linux

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Reviews

This book will get you up to speed quickly on Fedora Linux, a securely-designed Linux distribution that includes a massive selection of free software packages. Fedora is hardened out-of-the-box, it’s easy to install, and extensively customizable - and this book shows you how to make Fedora work for you.

Euro firms cool on Vista and Linux

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OS

European businesses are only considering migrating to Linux when they decide to deploy new applications, but most currently have no intention of moving to Windows Vista either, according to a survey released this week.

Microsoft admits open source patent pledge misses the target

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp has admitted execution flaws with its promise not to sue open source software developers and invited the wider community to tell the software firm how it can get it right.

Has Microsoft conceded the desktop OS market to Linux?

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OS

Microsoft has long dominated the home desktop Operating System market while Unix and Unix-like systems have dominated the server and datacenter world. Have Microsoft's continuous product delays, removal of highly touted new features, addition of more intrusive DRM and the introduction of a highly restrictive EULA sealed Microsoft's fate?

For Funambol, open source software makes business sense

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Software

Funambol, an open source Java-based SyncML application, reached a milestone in September with the release of v3.0. The software provides calendar and address book linkage for groupware and mobile devices. Funambol started out more than three years ago as Sync4j, with a project on SourceForge.net. From humble beginnings, Funambol has today become a company that sells commercial support contracts, but still makes its software available under the GPL.

Icedove Mail Client For Debian Etch

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HowTos

free/unbranded thunderbird mail client.Icedove is a unbranded Thunderbird mail client suitable for free distribution. The goal of Thunderbird is to produce a cross platform stand alone mail application using the XUL user interface language. Icedove/Thunderbird leaves a somewhat smaller memory footprint than the Mozilla/Seamonkey suite.

More on the Novell-Microsoft agrement: Interview with Justin Steinman (Novell)

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Interviews
SUSE

The Internet was buzzing these days about the recent Novell-Microsoft agreement. Under an unprecedented deal, Microsoft has agreed to offer sales support for SUSE Linux and start working on interoperability. Let's see what Novell has to say about this agreement as Justin Steinman, Director of Marketing for Linux & Open Platform Solutions for Novell, answers some questions on LinuxInterviews.com.

Also: Novell Sends a Letter to Judge Kimball

Thunderbird beyond the Basics

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HowTos

Thunderbird is so straightforward in use that most users never touch its more-advanced features. But, even if you don't consider yourself a Thunderbird power user, you might want to take a closer look at the tools it has to offer. Chances are you can dramatically improve your e-mailing habits.

Ubuntu's Missing Link

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has a program installation problem. To be fair, nearly all Linux distributions have the same issue, but I'll pick on Ubuntu because its popular and is the choice for many users switching from Windows. The problem I am referring to is the missing menu link after many graphical apps are installed.

Linux takes the supercomputer hill

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Linux

Linux powers more than 75 percent of the world's most powerful computers, according to data released yesterday in the annual "Top 500" report. Intel's Pentium 4 Xeon proved the most popular processor, followed by dual-core Opteron and EM64T (Itanium) Xeons in a dead heat for second. A PowerPC-based machine once again took top honors, however.

Tips and Tricks for the Linux Admin: Roll Your Own

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HowTos

This month's tasty installment explores the world of Roll-Your-Own Linuxes. Why would you want to assemble your own customized Linux image? Well, why not? For one thing, it's just plain fun.

NFSv4: A Unix Mainstay Learns New Tricks

NFS has traditionally been a semi-robust method of sharing files between Unix-based computers. The IETF has been working on NFSv4 since early 2000, and implementations have finally started springing up everywhere. The Linux kernel team has focused its efforts in NFSv4, providing its least buggy NFS implementation yet. If that alone isn't reason enough to start using v4, read on.

Rant for PC-BSD 1.2

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Reviews
BSD

PC-BSD has intrigued me in the past. In the past I have been very impressed at how well it worked, and more impressed by how it doesn't sacrifice the power of FreeBSD in order to do it. Let's see how this version pans out.

My operating system is my religion

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Misc

I am truly amazed at some of the fanatical responses to any indication that a particular operating system is below par. It seems that when someone is confronted with a statement like your operating system is no good because..... the rest just doesn't get heard.

Telepathy and kopete

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Software

The development of KDE 4 keeps going these days. One milestone achieved these days was a working telepathy plugin in kopete. Michaël Larouche showed that it can already be used for text conversation.

Mozilla Claims Early Win in Browser Phishfight

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Moz/FF

A new study sanctioned by Mozilla declares Firefox 2 as a big winner over Microsoft's IE 7 in the battle to block ID theft scam sites, but weaknesses in both browsers confirm that the battle against phishing has only just begun.

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