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Talking Linux IP with Bill Gates

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Interviews

If you could ask Bill Gates one question, what would you ask? I spent an hour today with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the company's Redmond campus. I chose to ask Bill about Microsoft's intellectual property stance against Linux and its open source developers.

Linux Kernel Various Vulnerabilities

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Security

Some vulnerabilities have been reported within the Linux kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Switch Ubuntu Server to use Internet Repositories Instead of cdrom

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HowTos

If you install Ubuntu from a cd-rom, when you try to use apt-get to install new software it will prompt you for the cdrom every time. Kinda frustrating! There’s an easy way to fix this problem.

Kerala On Linux Express Highway

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Linux

God's own country Kerala is now closer to Linux. It has become India's first and the only state to have closed its doors to Windows and let Linux in. The drive was kindled by Richard Stallman's visit to the state, inspiring schools to switchover to Linux. As a result, 12,500 high schools in the state are working on Linux and not Windows.

My first day with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

The first thing that caught my attention was that all my NTFS (Windows file system) hard drives were accessible which is really great. I had an entry on my list of things that I wanted Ubuntu to do and this was one of them.

Scribus Team in the Spotlight

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Interviews

Scribus is known as the most mature open source WYSIWYG page layout application. This interview with members of the Scribus core team focuses on upcoming releases 1.3.4 and 1.3.5, standards in pre-press, success stories and many other important issues. Now we talk to the Scribus developers.

Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

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Linux
HowTos

You already installed Linux on your networked desktop PC and now you want to work with files stored on some other PCs in your network. This is where autofs comes into play. This tutorial shows how to configure autofs to use CIFS to access Windows or Samba shares from Linux Desktop PCs. It also includes a tailored configuration file.

MySQL is NOT abandoning Debian

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Software

In a recent Slashdot story, a disgruntled Debian developer posted that "MySQL [has] quietly deprecated support for most Linux distributions on October 16. Linux-Watch has learned, however, that is not the case.

Firefox, now on TV!

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Moz/FF

It's remarkable enough that the Internet has come so far that an ad about a browser isn't out of the ordinary, but it's even more remarkable that these ads were made by Firefox fans off their own back, and paid to air by the same.

Fedora's Legacy Wanes

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Linux

Running an older version of Red Hat's Fedora Core Linux? Bad news: You're no longer being supported. The Fedora Legacy Project is in "transition" and is closing its doors.

Linux Levels the OS Field?

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Linux

No longer bogged down in proprietary, noninteroperable environments, insurers must carefully consider the complex array of open source choices they now have.

Playtime with Linux - what do you play?

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Gaming

I felt a little uninspired today. In the midst of my uninspired state, while looking for software to install and talk about, I stumbled upon a game called "Armagetron", available in Ubuntu's repositories.

KompoZer - Unofficial bugfix stopgap for Nvu

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Software

Nvu, the GPL "complete web authoring system for Linux, Macintosh, and Windows" has been a boon to web developers seeking a free cross-platform WYSIWYG HTML editor. However, following the acclaimed final release of Nvu 1.0 in June of 2005, lead developer Daniel Glazman announced that he had stopped official development to work on its successor, Composer 2.0 as an official Mozilla.org project. While work on Composer 2.0 is steadily progressing, many began wondering, where's the stopgap?

Law In Business: Open source of confusion

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OSS

There is more to free software applications than meets the eye. John Buyers looks at the legal risks of open source software.

Binary Drivers May Be Banned

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Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman appears to be working on a kernel patch which will only allow drivers licensed under the GPL to be loaded into the kernel - at least, that’s what he said in passing in a longer conversation about driver core patches.

Kernel Update Affects Some nVidia Users - Fix Included

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Ubuntu

It has come to our attention that a small portion of nvidia users are experiencing a failure to boot into X after today’s kernel update. This seems to mostly affect people using NVidia driver version 9631 on Edgy Eft.

Mainstreaming Linux?

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SUSE

At first glance, it may appear to be one of the seven signs of the Apocalypse: Microsoft has agreed to support SUSE Linux. On closer evaluation, however, it may not be all that surprising or significant for the Linux community.

Free chapters from "OpenOffice.org 2 Guidebook"

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OOo

I'm extremely happy to announce that after a great deal of work, many months of waiting and talking to my former publisher and much-appreciated encouragement from readers, I have self-published my guide to using OpenOffice.org 2 and StarOffice 8, titled the OpenOffice.org 2 Guidebook.

Oh No, Peter Boyle of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies

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Obits

Peter Boyle, who played the tap-dancing monster in "Young Frankenstein" and the curmudgeonly father in the long-running sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 71.

Reiser Hid Car & Tried to Elude Police After Wife Disappeared

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Reiser

Murder defendant Hans Reiser of Oakland hid his car in a quiet West Berkeley neighborhood after his wife Nina Reiser disappeared in September and tried to elude police surveillance in the weeks after she disappeared, an Oakland police officer said today in Alameda County Superior Court.

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