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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.

Steve Ballmer: We Are Open To All Open Source!

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Microsoft

Thursday, November 09, 2006: Microsoft Corporation's second-in-command and CEO, Steve Ballmer, pointedly answered this correspondent, when asked what Microsoft's take on open standards was. “We are open to all kinds of open source,” he said almost in a huff, while rushing out of the hall after the informal Q&A session.

Book review: SELinux by Example

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Reviews

This topic is probably not one you’ll spend the weekend reading about. For me, this would be a book to use at work to show management just how serious GNU/Linux can be about security. Fortunately, the authors do not expect their readers to go through the book “cover-to-cover” and they provide guidance on how to get the best use from the detailed material.

Satan: Sell Your Soul To Me, Not Microsoft

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Humor

HADES -- Faced with growing competition from Microsoft in the lucrative soul-buying market, the Prince of Darkness today unveiled a new advertising campaign hoping to lure in more customers and turn the tables on Bill Gates.

LAMP vs. LAMP Rematch

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Software

Two very popular and widely used languages for building dynamic web sites are Perl and PHP. They make up two thirds of the "P" in the Linux Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack. How does their performance, using mod_perl and mod_php, compare for everyday web programming? I attempted to find out.

Mozilla issues Firefox, Thunderbird security patches

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Moz/FF

Two weeks after the general release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla Corp. on Nov. 8 released a group of "critical updates" aimed at improving security for its older Firefox web browser series (v1.5x), its Thunderbird email client, and its SeaMonkey web application suite.

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) with iptables rules.

Requirements:
CPU - PII or more
OS - Any Linux distribution
Software - Iptables
Network Interface Cards: 2

TORCS 1.3.0 released

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Gaming

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator, is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. Version 1.3.0 is available for download. The most important changes are reworked cars and tracks, improved and new opponents, and a lot of little improvements and a few new features.

Apache Derby databases, Part 1: Converged provider environment

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News

This article, Part 1, introduces the growing need for automated IT management, which is facilitated by the centralization and consolidation of applications, data centers, and front- and back-office functions. Discover how you can use Derby as a managed element, including working with the database's unified utilization and management requirements and how using FCAPS can help you design an IT management solution.

Why linux can be updated without rebooting

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HowTos

One of the most frustrating things about installing or upgrading programs on certain operating systems is the constant need to have to reboot. This is especially true with drivers or system files. Why is it that linux can be upgraded without rebooting?

What Adobe, Mozilla aren't doing

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Moz/FF

Sometimes it pays to take a little time before you issue a press release. This morning's release about collaboration between Adobe and Mozilla is a great case in point. A quick scan of the news headlines reveals all sorts of confusing results:

What if Red Hat Bought Novell?

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Linux

There's been some discussion on various news websites and blogs about what Red Hat will do thanks to the Novell-Microsoft 'covenant'. I discussed my take on things with my previous post on the subject. Now that I've had a chance to catch up on my reading on the 'covenant' I've come to another conclusion...Red Hat will do 1 of 2 things.

Linux man gets his Windows Refund

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Linux

Thanks to Dell, one UK Linux user has succeeded in the perennial quest to buy and use a laptop without paying for an unused bundled OS.

Why the Linux desktop dream is over

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Linux

When Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, the controversy around Redmond's abolition of its traditional volume discount licensing and the cost of upgrading caused a flurry of businesses to explore the possibility of switching to Linux on the desktop. Threatened migrations came to nought.

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