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Dapper Drake takes first steps

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Linux

With Breezy Badger out the door, the next version of Ubuntu, titled Dapper Drake, went into production today. Top of the high-level goals for Dapper is for it to be a "polished" distribution.

The Case for Konqueror

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KDE

SearchOpenSource.com has a short interview with David Brickner, author of Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, about Konqueror and why he believes it's the most secure Web browser available today.

Politicos May Monkey-Wrench MA OpenDoc Decision

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OSS

Two powerful Massachusetts politicians argue that open document formats will handicap Microsoft's ability to compete for state business.

Also: SK Watchdog Keeping Pressure on Microsoft

Why customers are flocking to Linux

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Linux

When a technology goes from a student project in 1991 to being part of Charles Schwab's solution to reduce processing times by 90 percent in 2004-something is working. It might be time to look beyond the numbers to the advantages Linux provides its practitioners to understand Linux growth.

An old hacker slaps up Slackware

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Slack

Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day -- before Red Hat seized the throne -- Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the undisputed king of the hill. Here's what I've learned about Slackware while installing and using the recently released Slackware 10.2.

Sun gives desktop Linux another push

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Linux

Sun Microsystems plans to make its Java Desktop System (JDS) available for any Linux distribution through the new JDS Partner Programme.

Music Notation Software For Linux

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Linux

When I was an untutored rock musician, I envied my colleagues who could read and write music notation. Linux-based musicians will be pleased to discover that their favorite OS supports some excellent music notation packages.

Key executives resign from Microsoft

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Microsoft

Microsoft lost two key employees in recent days, one who has led several MSN efforts and another who was a top developer for the Office unit.

More Quake 4 goodies

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Gaming

Here is a nice little cfg file tweak guide and, believe it or not, a 750+ screenshot walkthrough.

Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux

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Hardware

A lot of Linux geeks are master scroungers, I'll wager I'm not the only who has gazed upon shiny new devices like the Linksys WRT54G and sighed "Wouldn't that be a great device for my network!"

Poor man's raid & clone script tutorial

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HowTos

Here's a short and sweet howto on setting up an easy raid array.

How Much Trouble Is Novell in?

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Misc

Novell has had better days. Sources within Novell Inc. have confirmed that the company will lay off as much as 20 percent of its work force of 5,800 employees by year's end.

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Migrating apps is challenge for Munich Linux project

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Linux

"We knew from the start that migrating our many city administration-specific applications would not be easy."

Google gives $350,000 to Open Source

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OSS

Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the contribution of $350,000 by search technology leader Google Inc. to a joint open source technology initiative of Oregon State University and Portland State University.

Open source nuclear bunker guards finance data

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OSS

Somewhere outside a remote village in Kent, we pull up to a gate smothered in barbed wire and CCTV cameras. The former Ministry of Defence site, is now owned by a data-hosting and resilience company. The Bunker is a relic of the Cold War.

Exploit published for Snort open-source IDS

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Security

Security researchers posted code on Tuesday capable of compromising computers running the most recent versions of the Snort open-source intrusion detection system.

IBM, Others to Create Open-Source Programs

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OSS

Pushing the "open source" idea deeper into computing, several companies led by IBM Corp. are teaming up to develop programs for letting big businesses uniformly manage their increasingly vast warehouses of data.

Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK

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HowTos

Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script to use as a starting point.

Fetching email with Mutt

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HowTos

What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you need to know to get started with Mutt.

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