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What's ahead for Samba-3, Samba-4 and FUD-fighting

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Software

Stroll around a Linux business conference with John H. Terpstra and you'll hear him greeted as "Mr. Samba." In this interview, he puts forth the best ways to use Samba-3 today, reveals new and upcoming developments in Samba-3 and Samba-4, and explains why the first businesses to adopt open source software will get a leg up on the competition.

M$ could face fresh EU case in future

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Legal

The European Commission may bring a new competition case against Microsoft after the EU executive received fresh complaints about the U.S. software giant, the EU competition commissioner said in a newspaper interview on Tuesday.

A Lesson in Encryption

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HowTos

Your system's security depends on you, even if you're not a security guru. Here's some basic steps you can take to keep out prying eyes.

Linux Game of the Month : PySol

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Reviews

Today, I'm going to tell you about a solitaire game that will redefine how you view solitaire games. It's called PySol. So what makes PySol such a great game?

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Linux-powered humanoid robot on sale Friday

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Linux

A run of 100 Linux-powered humanoid robots goes on sale in Japan Friday, priced at 1.5M Yen (about $14,000), not including 10,000 Yen (~$90) monthly service fees.

Katrina maps and photos via open source tools

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OSS

Up-to-date maps and imagery are key to the rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Armed with a handful of online mapping tools, plenty of enthusiasm and access to more data than most of would know what to do with - a band of developers puts the data onto the web for all to see and use.

The New Linux Standard

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Linux

Efforts to create a Linux standard gained some ground today with the release of the Linux Standards Base (LSB) 3.0 specification. The latest LSB standard is an effort to help prevent the fragmentation of Linux and is widely supported by major Linux vendors.

Microsoft Files 8 Piracy Suits

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Microsoft

Microsoft said Monday that it has filed lawsuits against eight software resellers for allegedly distributing pirated copies of its popular consumer and enterprise software products like Windows XP, Office 2000, Microsoft SQL Server, and FrontPage.

Big Game Hunt: Can 3D Graphics Give Linux An Edge On The Desktop?

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Linux

Open-source developers look to NVIDIA and ATI for all-important hardware driver support.

Which is better, Windows or Linux security?

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Security

The IT industry's obsession with comparing Windows and Linux security is a waste of time, according to top Linux bod Alan Cox. Operating system security is, he says, simply awful right across the board.

Intelligence in the Internet age

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Sci/Tech

Is technology making us smarter? Or are we lazily reliant on computers, and, well, dumber than we used to be?

Linux PCs fail to sell in SA retail outlets

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Linux

These are entry-level customers, most of whom are buying a computer for the first time. "Ninety percent of the problem is that entry-level customers do not know Linux," he said. This makes the computers a difficult sell. "We're waiting for a marketing campaign from Novell to create the demand."

Big Blue's ISV channels remain Linux boon

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Linux

Once established, open source applications that meet the needs of enterprises of all sizes drive a stake in the ground around which Linux can rotate and destroy the notion that open source offerings cannot solve fundamental business problems.

Rock band shows fans how to crack DRM

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Misc

Tim Foreman, bassist with San Diego rock band Switchfoot, wrote: "We refuse to allow corporate policy to taint the family we've developed together."

Can open source companies innovate?

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OSS

Without licensing fees to fall back on, pure open source companies may be limited to imitating proprietary vendors' successes.

Promise of cost-savings drives take-up of Linux

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Linux

Listening to Amy Niersbach talk about the deployment of open source software in local government systems in Chicago it is not hard to see why the spread of open source has been one of the biggest technology trends in recent years.

Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux 4 Bible

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Reviews

If you want to evaluate Fedora on the desktop or server or want a good Red Hat Enterprise Linux reference, the Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux Bible is a good resource.

New trigonometry is a sign of the times

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Misc

Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.

Tax collects Linux for open source analytics

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Linux

Despite its strong ties to proprietary software vendors, the Australian Taxation Office has finally dipped its toes into open source by establishing a Linux-based system for information analytics.

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