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A little sleuthing unmasks writer of Wikipedia prank

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Web

It started as a joke and ended up as a shot heard round the Internet, with the joker losing his job and Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, suffering a blow to its credibility.

Debian Community websites?

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Linux

Over the past few months several new Debian-based community websites have sprung up, providing summaries of news or new articles and tutorials for their visitors.

A Brief History of the UNIXes

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OS

Here is a timeline of events that triggered the Unix revolution starting from Multics to OpenSolaris.

10 most popular Ubuntu sites on the net

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Linux

I think credit has to be given where it is due. So here I have put together a collection of sites which are dedicated to Ubuntu Linux and where one can find a wealth of information on general topics or accomplishing a particular task in Ubuntu.

Opinion: top predictions for 2006

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Misc

Boldly going where we should know better than to go, we humbly offer our top predictions for IT in 2006:

The Great Software Platform Hoax

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Misc

Big vendors keep trying to sell customers on grand architectural plans for all their computing needs. Too bad they're wrong.

Pick a computer to suit you

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Misc

Thinking about a new computer this holiday season? If so, the options have never been broader. But do some hard thinking before you buy.

Getting Clear on Patent Visibility

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Microsoft

The irony is that open source and Linux haven't been the big targets for software patent claims. For all the concerns that Linux might be attacked with software patents by someone like Microsoft, the software source that's been hit hardest by software patent attacks has been, who else? Microsoft.

A Taste of the Berry 0.65

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Berry Linux is a livecd primarily for the Japanese market. They released version .65 yesterday and I thought I'd take a look. This release brings linux 2.6.14.1, gcc 4.0.2, and KDE 3.5.

Mandriva Strives to Win Business, Desktop Users

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MDV

Mandriva SA has long had its Linux fans, but it's recently been turning its efforts toward the business and desktop markets and, if CEO François Bancilhon has anything to do with it, Mandriva will become as big a Linux name as Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc. in the enterprise.

Oh nooo, Comedian Richard Pryor Dies at 65

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Obits

Richard Pryor suffered a heart attack at his home in San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Linux Phone Platform Gains VoIP

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Sci/Tech

Trolltech has updated its Qtopia Phone platform for Linux adding a Voice over IP and better support for wireless Latest News about wireless messaging.

In other VoIP news: Yahoo Takes Aim at Skype With VoIP Calling Feature

Gates acts blase about Open Source

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Microsoft

In an interview given to rediff.com, Bill Gates shrugs off China and open source challenges.

The GP2X wants to be your on-the-go emulator of choice

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Gaming

Gaming on the GP2X is 100% open source, so an extensive library of dubious ports and emulations was fairly inevitable. Among others, the GP2X already boasts emulators for the NES, SNES, PlayStation, Sega Master System, and Genesis/Megadrive.

Also: UT 2007 on PlayStation 3

Intel executive dismisses US$100 laptop as a cheap "gadget"

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Linux

Intel chairman Craig Barret claims that MIT's $100 laptop is an ineffectual gadget that will suffer from low demand and limited success.

Just who is Microsoft trying to kid?

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Microsoft

Microsoft was heavily criticized in November for releasing the Visual Studio 2005 development suite too early, and now the company said it intends to upgrade its products more frequently to respond to customers’ requirements.

Surviving a GNOME Update in SuSE 10

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SUSE
HowTos

Bottom line #1: Don't make a System Update blindly.
Bottom line #2: Don't make non-security updates "just because you can".

Sony BMG repents over CD debacle

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Misc

Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.

eBay pulls vulnerability auction

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Misc

Online auction giant eBay shut down the bidding for a vulnerability in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program on Thursday, saying that the sale of flaw research violates the site's policy against encouraging illegal activity.

Venezuela Open Source

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OSS

The Third Worldwide Free Knowledge Forum was held last week in Maracaibo, Venezuela bringing together about 500 Venezuelan developers and advocates of "Software Libre" (Free-as-in-Speech Software) as well as speakers from FLOSS projects in Spain, Brazil, Columbia, the U.S. and Mexico.

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