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Irish Eyes Are Smiling on Open Source

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OSS

BELFAST, Northern Ireland-Initiatives are under way to create an Open Source Center of Excellence across Ireland that will provide the expertise to examine and discuss the use and potential of open source going forward.

MacOS X on Linux?

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Linux

Apple could simply license the MacOS X shell and integration technologies set for Linux - thereby creating an instant mass market for its software on Intel.

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"Dress for Less": Choosing the Best Budget Laptop

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Hardware

We are going to take a closer look at the budget notebook solutions available in the today's market. We will look at the sub-$800 models from Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, HP Compaq, LG, Samsung and Toshiba and try to find out what exactly the user can get for such an attractive price.

Cool tool: Blender, for all your 3D needs

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Reviews

If I were a 3D modeller able to manipulate a virtual 3D object into something resembling anything but a cube, I would definitely use Blender.

Damn, I like Damn Small Linux

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Reviews

Some Linux distributions are more just clever tricks than anything useful.

Take, oh I don't know, the Free60 Project, which means to bring Linux to the Xbox 360 game console.

Then, there are those distributions like Damn Small Linux (DSL), which may sound like it's just a neat trick, but which is actually darn useful.

Phoronix puts NVIDIA 1.0-8174 thru its paces

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Software

In two separate articles, Phoronix is tweaking, testing, and benchmarking the newest graphic drivers from nVidia, the 1.0-8174.

  • NVIDIA 1.0-8174 Linux Performance

  • NVIDIA Linux SLI (1.0-8174)

My sysadmin toolbox: second helping

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Software

When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got and it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities

LinuxQuestions.org Launches Redesigned Website

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Web

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website. Along with the new look comes a variety of new features and sections.

Open Source Rules

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OSS

Let's face it: The traditional software business model is broken - A recent study by Goldman Sachs shows that software firms are charging customers for their sales efforts under the guise of license fees! It is no surprise that a new generation of companies is adopting a different business model altogether: Drop the license fees and help "customers sell themselves".

Linux 101: How to set up Linux on a PC

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Linux

Installing Linux on a personal computer may not be as difficult as you think. This document explains how to install Linux on a PC, starting at the beginning: choosing a distribution.

Microsoft sued over alleged Xbox 360 glitch

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Legal

A Chicago man who bought Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox 360 has sued the world's largest software maker, saying the new video game console has a design flaw that causes it to overheat and freeze up.

Multiseat X Under X11R6.9/7.0

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HowTos

I keep getting inquiries about creating a system with mulitple video monitors, keyboards, and mice for simultaneous use by multiple users under X11R6.9. Here is a mini-Howto document that I've put together.

French Government Lobbied to Ban Free Software

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OSS

French have told Free Software authors: "You will be required to change your licenses. You shall stop publishing free software," and warn they are ready "to sue free software authors who will keep on publishing source code"

New nVidia Graphic drivers released: 1.0-8174

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Software

The long awaited Linux Display Driver Version 1.0-8174 is finally released, currently for IA32 and AMD64/EM64T. Highlights include fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem, support for NVIDIA SLI, and added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig'.

Growing pains for Wikipedia

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OSS

For Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, last week was a tough one. And he's going to change the ground rules for the popular anyone-can-contribute encyclopedia because of it.

Moving a Beginner to Linux

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Linux

If you work with computers a lot, people inevitably find out about it and enlist you to help them with their systems, such as the one I had been dealing with for almost a year. I now had the excuse I wanted to move my parent's computer to Linux.

Rhapsody tunes up for Mac and Linux users

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Linux

RealNetworks is to extend its Rhapsody.com US music subscription service to Mac and Linux users, albeit restricted to streaming music via their Web browser.

Is Windows facing obsolescence?

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Microsoft

That was the simple question I raised on a couple of listservs recently. This straw poll demonstrates why Windows is currently facing obsolescence in a free-market economy.

Open Source Enters VM Space

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OSS

Open-source technology is ready to take a major step forward into the competitive virtual machine space, a move that could help drive down costs for users.

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