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Story Do You Ubuntu? srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 3:56pm
Story No license payments lure, as open source on the rise srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 3:54pm
Story Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 11 Server falko 21/06/2009 - 10:47am
Story Review of Opera Unite srlinuxx 1 21/06/2009 - 9:33am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 3:39am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 2:54am
Story Linux Hardware Support Better than Windows? srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 12:06am
Story Is The U.S. Self Importance Clouding Our Judgement Of Software? srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 12:04am
Story The First Ever Entirely Volunteer Run Open Source Conference is a Huge Succes srlinuxx 21/06/2009 - 12:01am
Story Songbird 1.2.0 - 10-band Equalizer Now Included Chris7mas 4 20/06/2009 - 11:01pm

Linux Drivers Made Easy

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Linux

A small but growing percentage of computer users today reap the benefits that Linux offers: cost savings, improved security, and more flexible, customized working environments.

Major OEM Launches First-Ever Line of PCs Dedicated Exclusively to Linux

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Hardware

Linspire, Inc. and Mirus Innovations today announced the launch of Koobox, the first-ever line of desktop computers offered by a major OEM to exclusively run Linux. Starting at just $299, the Koobox machines come outfitted with a complete Linspire Linux operating system.

Making Java out of Anthill

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HowTos

Build managers allow developers to better coordinate their coding efforts by providing an automatically generated current and working snapshot of an application, including a binary file for immediate testing. Build managers are the next logical step to source code repositories. Urbancode's Anthill build management server for Java applications provides build automation, unit tests, build tracking, and support for a number of version control systems.

Reviewer finds Ubuntu good, but not good enough

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Reviews

Still, when I get down to it, I find other Linux distributions like SUSE Linux 10 and Xandros 3.0 to be better desktops. As an experienced Linux user, I appreciate that they give me easy access to the kind of control I want to have over any of my systems.

Kanotix v2005-04

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Linux

Just before the clock struck midnight on December 31, the German developers of Kanotix released their v2005-04 Linux build. What has everyone talking about Kanotix is its superb hardware detection and auto-configuration abilities on all sorts of i686 and x86_64 hardware. Being Linux-based hardware connoisseurs we couldn't help but to take Kanotix v2005-04 for a test drive.

Book Review: Just Say No to Microsoft

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Reviews

The gist of Just Say No to Microsoft is to switch to Apple, or if you are "brave," to switch to GNU/Linux; and to switch from MS Office to OpenOffice.org or AbiWord. There are other books by No Starch Press and competing publishers that better accomplish the task of helping readers migrate data and program settings from Windows to either GNU/Linux or OS X.

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New Year, New Linux Kernel

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Linux

Fifteen years to the day since Linux creator Linus Torvalds bought the machine that started it all, the first new Linux kernel of the year has hit the street only two months after its predecessor hit.

2006 Outlook: Open Source, Offshoring, Web 2.0

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OSS

There's nothing like a good paradigm shift to get you out of bed in the morning, don't you think?

The forces are massing for some big changes in IT industry dynamics. We need this.

Linux vs. Linux

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Linux

Where are you most likely to use Linux?

I would argue it's online, where you don't have to be worried about what's on the other side of the screen.

If your applications are coming from the Web, they could easily be Linux-based, and you would not be the wiser.

What's ahead for Linux, open source, if...

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OSS

Open source software is off to a good start, but it won't revolutionize IT until the community gets serious about defining business frameworks and processes, says Charles E. Bess P.E. and EDS Fellow.

IBM Expands Commitment to Open Source

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OSS

The announcement represents the most significant elevation of IBM's strategic partnerships with its key Linux Distribution Partners since it embraced Linux six years ago, a testament to a Linux market that continues to experience strong growth. The alliances are timed to tap the boom in IBM's Linux growth expanding its base of 12,000 enterprise deployments worldwide.

Google Passes on PCs

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Misc

Google and Wal-Mart are both denying reports that the two are planning to market low-priced, Google PCs via Wal-Mart stores.

Spam filtering with Pyzor and SpamBayes

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HowTos

Spam appears to be a fact of life for most of the online world at the moment. Here is how I personally handle the filtering of incoming mail, using a combination of Pyzor, SpamBayes and Procmail. These tools each integrate nicely, and work easily with my mail reader of choice: mutt.

Running A MySQL-Based DNS Server: MyDNS

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HowTos

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS, a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. This has the advantage that you can easily use web-based frontends to administrate your DNS records.

To Every Operating System ...

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OS

There was a season. The Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems of 2005 are characterized by diversity, openness and innovation.

Linux vs. Windows security

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Security

A qualitative assessment of operating system security is subjective and your 'mileage may vary' based on present and past experience. The overall finding of this analysis is that Linux provides more secure capabilities than Windows.

Patently Absurd: The Ethical Implications of Software Patents

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Misc

Alarmingly, abuses of intellectual property laws have put software innovation in jeopardy. In the United States, the phenomenon of "software patents" has caused an increasing shift in the software industry away from an environment of rapid advances and creativity, toward a minefield of litigation, anti-competitive behavior and questionable ethics.

Will Microsoft's big bets pay off this year?

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Microsoft

With a wave of new products on the way, this is the year that Microsoft Corp. has been talking about for years. But will the company's big bets pay off?

Financial regulatory guidance over deployment of open source software

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OSS

Free open source software (FOSS), while not pervasive, is being more extensively deployed within financial institutions in the UK. As far the UK financial regulators are concerned, the risks arising from its deployment are matters for the collective management by the financial institution and their technology providers. Should this be the case or should the regulators issue guidance on the risks arising from its deployment?

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