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Open-source vendors seek help from Congress

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OSS

Open-source software vendors are prodding Congress to define some legal standards to support the development and deployment of such software.

Matt Asay: The GPL doesn't violate US antitrust law (Duh!)

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OSS

The verdict is in: The GPL, by driving license costs to zero, is not a violation of US antitrust (e.g., price fixing) law. Whew! I was worried for a minute there.

Open Source Indemnification: More Harm than Good

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OSS

Since SCO filed its lawsuit against IBM several years ago, a number of vendors have stepped forward to indemnify their customers from suit if the customer becomes embroiled in any litigation involving open source software that the vendor distributed.

Writer's Cafe Offers Novel Approach to Writing

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Software

As a fiction or novel writer, are you searching for a writing tool to help you harness your creativity and get down to efficiently developing your plot? You might have a cast of characters and need to incorporate several different sub-plots. Maybe you think in a non-linear fashion and need to get your million dollar manuscript done sometime this next... oh, I don't know... decade.

Perhaps you are a Linux user, too.

Secure Kerberized authentication on Solaris 10 using IBM AIX Version 5.3

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Linux

Set up a Kerberized environment to work with Solaris(TM) 10 and learn how to configure a Key Distribution Center (KDC) on AIX(R) Version 5.3. You'll also run through a series of steps for configuring a Kerberos client on Solaris 10 to authenticate users for Telnet, remote shell (rsh), and Secure Shell (SSH) using AIX Version 5.3 as your KDC.

Configure grub and usplash settings using Simple GUI Interface in Ubuntu

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HowTos

If you want to Configure grub and usplash using Simple GUI Interface here is the tool called Startup Manager. This is a simple pyton script.

Professional video gamer says it's not all fun

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Gaming

Professional video gamer Tom Taylor, aka Tsquared, is the envy of every young video game player but he wants to debunk the myth that wielding a joystick for a living is all fun and games.

Red Hat and VMware make a bundle

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Linux

Red Hat has a friend after all. The Linux maker this week announced a bundling exercise with server virtualization specialist VMware. The companies' deal will see them pair Red Hat's version of the Linux operating system with VMware's flagship server slicing product.

Also: How Red Hat does support

Open-Source Startups Speak Out in Germany

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OSS

Entrepreneurs attending a forum in Germany this week showed how they plan to use clever open-source products—commercially—to compete with proprietary software companies.

Fedora Core 6: Kneel before Zod!

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Linux
Reviews

Fedora Core 6, codenamed Zod, was released on October 24 for x86, PowerPC, and AMD64 systems. With a number of improvements over its predecessors, this is an impressive release, if you're willing to overlook a couple of installer bugs.

Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE and Microsoft

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SUSE

Last week Novell and Microsoft announced a cooperation. I'd like to write a bit about what the announcement means especially for openSUSE. The business cooperation does not directly affect us at openSUSE at all.

Linux provider Red Hat says open source technologies gaining ground

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Linux

There are signs that open source technologies are seeing greater usage, says Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider.

More Linux-type deals Mr Ballmer? Novell may beg to differ

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SUSE

Earlier this week, Microsoft struck an agreement with Suse Linux distributor Novell which runs until 2012.The agreement revealed yesterday, seemed to indicate that Microsoft would be tied exclusively to Novell for its Linux requirements. Just a few hours ago Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cast doubt on that assumption.

Ubuntu Linux install and configure OpenSSH (SSHD) server

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HowTos

I am totally impressed with new Ubuntu Linux server. Default installation did not install any single service Smile This gives pretty good control over box.

Date set for end of Firefox 1.5

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Moz/FF

Mozilla said users of Firefox 1.5 should plan to upgrade their browser by April 24 of next year at the very latest. That's when developers plan to stop issuing security and stability fixes for the open-source browser.

Cleaning up a Debian GNU/Linux system

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HowTos

You arrive at a Debian GNU/Linux server which has some history of neglection. Let's suppose someone else neglected it but if your new-year resolution is to stop neglecting your beloved server, this applies as well. So, what to do now ?

Adobe Walks "Fine Line" with Open Source

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Software

A day after Adobe donated proprietary code for an open-source project, its chief executive officer Bruce Chizen said the company is involved with other similar initiatives.

Open Source Needs A Rethink

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OSS

The two strangely contrasting events should give everyone in the Open Source movement pause for thought. In one fell swoop, Oracle destroyed Red Hat's business model and Red Hat is on course to disappear. Steve Ballmer embracing Linux forks the Linux movement.

Charity shuns open source code

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OSS

In the computing world, open-source software is often taken to mean free - so why would a charity choose to fork out good money for proprietary software?

Automatically cycle Flickr images as your Ubuntu desktop wallpaper

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HowTos

Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots. You choose what keywords (tags) to watch for, and photos are automatically downloaded to your computer. Webilder can also change the wallpaper every few minutes.

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