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Damn Small Linux 2.3: 50mb of Penguin Power

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Linux
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Well, well, right in the midst of waiting on new parts for my main test machine, Damn Small Linux releases version 2.3. My favorite mini-Linux that can be tested on my antique p1 laptop, this release is an example of perfect timing. In fact, even if my desktop wasn't down for the count, my laptop is where my interest is for this release. The last several versions of DSL I tested proved to disappoint in the area of wireless support. So, how did Damn Small Linux 2.3 perform on this lovely Spring Day?

Waterfall 2006 -- the year's hottest software development show

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Misc

Perhaps the most important software development show of 2006 will be held on April 1st in Niagara Falls, NY.

Policy routing

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HowTos

Here's a brief tutorial how to connect a single server to 'the Internet' using multiple physical connections and route various services over different interfaces using a mechanism called 'policy routing'.

Release Candidate of KOffice 1.5

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Software

Things are getting closer. The KOffice team is proud to announce the release candidate of KOffice 1.5.

Linux lab to fund open-source developers

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OSS

The Open Source Development Labs is putting its hand in its pocket for open-source and Linux developers. On Wednesday, it plans to launch the OSDL Fellowship Fund, which will give grants to software writers.

Vista slip to boost Linux says Red Hat

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Linux

The company tipped its hat to Microsoft Corp, whose much delayed Windows Vista operating system is driving more corporate usage of Linux, according to Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik.

Also: Red Hat Aims at Developers with New Open Source Tools

The Real Reason Vendors are Moving to Open Source Models

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OSS

Everywhere you look today, vendors are embracing open source. IBM, Computer Associates International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Sun Microsystems Inc. and many other industry heavyweights have contributed large bodies of code to the open source community. While I'm sure some vendors really have seen the light, there are other reasons they might go open source:

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Quake 4 v1.1 Analysis

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Gaming

Released yesterday afternoon was the Quake 4 v1.1 point release patch. Among appending four new maps for professional game-play, there is also a new Forcemodel option as well as Brightskins. At Phoronix, we have analyzed the performance abilities of this latest Quake 4 point release under Linux with a Pentium D processor and GeForce 7 solution.

Using Top More Efficiently

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HowTos

For desktop users, monitoring resource usage is an important task. By doing this, we can locate system bottleneck, planning what to do to optimize our system, identifying memory leak and so on. The problem is, which software one should use and how to use it according to our need.

A look at GNOME 2.14

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Software

I'm going to be covering some assorted news items and exploring GNOME 2.14. As a special treat this month, I also have some comments written by Mike Ferris, Red Hat director of security solutions, who talks about Red Hat's approach to integrated security and SELinux.

Open Source, Linux Helped Shaped 'Global Economy' Says Business Tycoon Mouli Cohen

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OSS

Mouli Cohen was recently interviewed about the long-term impact of globalization and the challenges he foresees in the New Global Economy. What follows is a transcript of that broadcast, Internet interview. Full Story.

Manufacturer Moves To Linux For Stability

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Linux

Automotive electronics manufacturer and a supplier to big names like General Motors Holden, Australian Arrow has migrated half its servers to Linux in two years to gain greater stability.

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KDE 3.5.2 Released

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KDE

Today, the KDE Project announces the release of the K Desktop Environment 3.5.2. This second update release in the KDE 3.5 series brings an improved user experience and stability by focusing exclusively on translations and bug fixes.

Sun to vanish: Total eclipse early on March 29

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Sci/Tech

Amateur and professional astronomers from around the world will soon be congregating in parts of Brazil, Africa, and western Asia, to view a total eclipse of the sun that will take place on Wednesday, March 29.

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