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Hands on with the Nokia N800

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At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Nokia introduced the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet, the successor to the Nokia 770. The N800 is more than a beefed-up 770, as it adds a few features not available on the first device. I had a chance to spend about an hour with Nokia's N800 team and get a feel for how the $399/€399 N800 stacks up against its predecessor yesterday at CES and it looks promising.

Open-source system helps victims cope with disasters

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VICTIMS of natural disasters will be the first to say that the aftermath of a major flood, earthquake or landslide is a disaster in itself. There is the extreme difficulty of finding the missing and recovering the dead. The victims of the landslide that buried Barangay Guinsaugon in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte, however, had a relatively easier time dealing with their crisis. This is due to the cooperation between IBM Philippines and the National Disaster Coordinating Council.

Red Hat's Fedora project unites Core and Extras efforts

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The Fedora Linux project, which is sponsored by Red Hat Inc and provides the core code for its Linux distributions, is set for a reorganization that will unite its Core and Extras package efforts.

10 Signs you've been using Firefox too long...

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1. You sit right next to a window but you still just look at your ForecastFox icon to see what it's like outside.

2. You fumble with the TV remote for a minute before remembering that you can't open another channel in a new tab.

KDE 4: Sonnet

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The KDE promotion teams gains momentum with the weekly “The Road to KDE 4″ news. Hidden in this weeks release about Koffice you will find some words about Sonnet - the KSpell replacement and therefore the framework that will support you with spell checking.

License compliance issues could affect all BSD-derived distributions

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The Gentoo/FreeBSD project, which combines the FreeBSD kernel with Gentoo Linux design principles, is in a fix. Its lead developer, Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò, discovered licensing issues while working on the libkvm library and the start-stop-daemon -- and Pettenò says that the problem might not be limited to his project, but could trap other BSD-derived projects as well.

Elive rl2 -- Call it what you want Elive makes Enlightenment work

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There is always something interesting afloat in my email box. I had been working with my new laptop to get another second timer Elive to work, which came out on Christmas day. Elive, the distro named as the fastest climber on distrowatch for 2006, was one of my favorite suprises and one where I truly ended up leaving a distro on my laptop until it died later in the year. So once I published the Dream, of course I get a couple of emails letting me know that Elive also had a great new release out and where was my updated review?

Linux Invades CES: Toys and joys the Linux way

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The 2007 International Consumer Electronic Show is one of the ultimate tech-toy and gadget shows on the planet. There's something for nearly anyone, and while not quite a household word, Linux technology has gained rapid stature in the consumer-electronics industry, as demonstrated by vastly increased cognizance of both Linux users and Linux embedded technology.

Microsoft, Novell and Unintended Consequences

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Remember when AOL thought it was doing the world's researchers a big favor and made a boatload of online user behavior data openly available? Remember the unintended consequences? Well, thanks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent transparency on his beliefs about Linux and Windows, we have a similar unintended educational consequence in the works.

The Road to KDE 4: New KOffice Technologies

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In this weeks' edition of the Road to KDE 4, we'll take a look at the up and coming KWord 2.0 as part of the KOffice project. KWord 1.6.1 is already a powerful KDE-integrated word processor, but with KDE 4 technologies, KWord 2.0 promises to be among the most powerful free word processors available.

Fedora Core 6 reaches the 1 million mark in just 74 days

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A mere 74 days after its release, Fedora Core 6 (Zod) has been downloaded over 1 million times, according to the project's leader. That works out to approximately nine downloads per minute for more than 10 weeks straight.

Also: Installing Linux-VServer

Marketing Linux - the penultimate barrier

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There seems to be a big split in the opinions of those within the Linux community, some think that Linux will never make a big impact in the desktop world and others believe it can and will. Oddly enough I think that both points of view are right. Let me explain what I'm thinking.

Also: Why Linux should be taken over Vista

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 6

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In the previous lessons we've used a lot of functions that were built-in the language. For instance, we used "split", "print", "chomp" ...etc. What we haven't done yet, is to define our own functions. In Perl we call them subroutines.

Bad-Guy Tools for Good Guys

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Script kiddies, Far-Eastern organized crime gangs, disgruntled employees: you name them and the chances are that at some point in the future your network will come under attack from them. In fact it probably already has.

N800 first impressions

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If you're not familiar with it, this is Nokia's second handheld computer running their Linux-based Internet Tablet OS (the first being the Nokia 770, released in 2005). Here are some first impressions of this new device from a 770 user.

A look at the newest Python Metaprogramming

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Python made metaprogramming possible, but each Python version has added slightly different -- and not quite compatible -- wrinkles to the way you accomplish metaprogramming tricks. Python has recently grown “decorator,” which are the newest -- and by far the most user-friendly way, so far -- to perform most metaprogramming.

Gates Foundation's 'dirty secret'

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In a contradiction between its grants and its endowment holdings, a Times investigation has found, the foundation reaps vast financial gains every year from investments that contravene its good works.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 184

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: TrueBSD and gNewSense - two promising projects of 2006

  • News: Mandriva Cooker updates, Arch Linux interview, Xubuntu "growth", return of Netwosix, PC-BSD 1.3 bugs, elpicx
  • Released last week: KNOPPIX 5.1.1, Zenwalk Linux 4.2

  • Upcoming releases: SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4, FreeBSD 6.2
  • New distributions: BOSS GNU/Linux, elpicx, Turanid Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

It's Not a CES without Linux... and Elvis

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Well Linux campers, it's early January, which must mean it's time for that annual orgy of consumer techno-porn called the Consumer Electronics Show. As well as hunting for Linux among the set-tops, I'll also try to give you my own unique and twisted spin on the madness that descends on Vegas during CES.

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