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Bono Asked to Aid Copy-Protection Fight

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OSS

He's bent the ear of world leaders on social causes. He's a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He's a rock star. But could the lead singer of U2 also become a front man for a grass-roots campaign seeking to change how the music industry does business?

The Free Software Foundation hopes so.

Forget the apple; surprise teacher with open-source software

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OSS

Few things are quite so technically cutting edge as open-source software, which is why you expect to see it used by really cutting-edge folks.

Like . . . kindergarten teachers?

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 3

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HowTos

In the previous lesson we learnt what variables were and how to use command line arguments in Perl. We also wrote our second Perl script: the Calculator. In this lesson we will learn how to use If statements and loops and how to open files to read and write into them.

Open Source Smack-Down

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Fans of the free Linux operating system should be popping champagne tonight. A judge has tossed out most of the claims in a case claiming Linux contained stolen code.

Building a Linux Network Appliance, Part 3

You probably already know that a firewall is an essential component in your network border security. But you may not know that a Linux-based iptables firewall is especially robust and configurable. Today we'll set up system administration using Webmin, and in our next installment we'll create a good stout Internet-connection sharing firewall.

Xgl in action

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SUSE

My buddies over at ExtremeTech have a little online TV show, Digital Life TV. In a recent episode, they have a heck of a good time playing with xgl on OpenSUSE. You'll be amazed! You'll be dazed! Xgl really is incredibly neat, and now you can finally see it for yourself.

Novell takes Microsoft fight to desktop

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SUSE

If Novell can capitalize on its solid reputation with the IT department and get office workers hooked on its desktop operating system, SUSE and the open-source programs that run on it will put a dent in Microsoft's armour.

Book review: Nagios: System and Network Monitoring

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Reviews

While Nagios cannot prevent outages, it can actively monitor conditions and alert the appropriate people to ensure functionality can be restored quickly. Nagios: System and Network Monitoring by Wolfgang Barth is an excellent book well written from front to back.

The City of Munich praises Linux at the workplace

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Linux

The City of Munich's LiMux project center is rejecting charges by the Senate administration of Berlin that the migration to free software has gotten stuck before it ever got going. As Project director Peter Hofmann told heise online, "Open Source software at the workplace is a reality in Munich."

Bonfire: the future K3b killer?

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Software

Maybe not yet, but it's a good start. Bonfire 0.3.90 is "just another CD/DVD burn application for the GNOME desktop." To me however, it doesn't look like "just another one", since it was designed with the ease of use in mind.

Protecting rm

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Software

It was once very fashionable in Linux distros to alias rm to "rm -i". I don't see that as often as I used to, which surprises me: it can only mean that everyone else hates that as much as I do.

Open source community wooed by Microsoft

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Microsoft

Microsoft was out in force at an open source conference in London this week, but many delegates were unwilling to talk about its motives

King of the Linux reference desk

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HowTos

There are plenty of reference applications available for Linux, but the ultimate Linux lexicon has to be WordNet, a powerful desktop dictionary. Words are ordered hyponymically; that is, they're grouped and sorted in a hierarchy based on their meanings.

Set up a Freevo media center

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Software

I've been a happy MythTV user for a long time, but lately I've been feeling that something is missing. MythTV offers no easy way to listen to music from various sources. After fiddling with custom solutions based on MPD and MPlayer, I decided to look for an alternative -- which led me to Freevo.

A simple introduction to working with LVM

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HowTos

The logical volume manager allows you to create and manage the storage of your servers in a very useful manner; adding, removing, and resizing partitions on demand. Getting started with LVM can be a little confusing to newcomer so this guide intends to show the basics in a simple manner.

Enterprise open source VoIP with Asterisk

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HowTos

A lot of people want to know if it is possible to build an enterprise grade open source VoIP solution and if there are any benefits to it. George Ou sheds some light on the question.

Dirty Code, Licenses and Open Source

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OSS

Karen Copenhaver, a partner at law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart, tells a story about running a seminar for a large company. The goal of the seminar was to make it clear that software developers had a responsibility to abide by their company’s guidelines surrounding the use of open-source, free and other third-party code.

Red Hat Faces Patent Infringement Suit

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Legal

Software company FireStar has filed suit against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement. Red Hat recently purched JBoss maker of the specific accused product Hibernate 3.0.

A first look at MEPIS's new Ubuntu-based Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Do you like Ubuntu? Do you like KDE? Would you like to have them both in one distribution, but with more than Kubuntu can give you? If that's you, then SimplyMEPIS 6.2 is your operating system.

Sun Denies Open Source Java Imminent

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Sun was quick to deny published reports today that it plans to open source Java in the next few months. The company is working on the project, but any transition to open source is closer to a year away.

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