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CERT's Best-Worst Vulns of 2005

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Security

Which operating system logged the most vulnerabilities in 2005?

According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-Cert) 2005 year-end index, Unix/Linux racked up more reports of vulnerabilities compared to Windows.

French gendarmes ditch more Microsoft

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OSS

The French public sector has once again shown its love of open source with the news the gendarmerie - the French military police - is to switch to Firefox and Mozilla's email client Thunderbird.

Consumer Electronics Show 2006

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Sci/Tech

Googly-eyed on the eve of CES, Analyst sets target at $600 per share as rumors swirl, Gates rolls out bold new Vistas, & Microsoft's next-generation system designed to be a living-room hub.

Linux 101: An all inclusive and comprehensive list of available Linux services

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HowTos

This document lists the majority of services available for any distribution of Linux. The list includes a description of each service's purpose, and a comment regarding whether it is a required service.

Will Windows with Unix see off Linux?

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Microsoft

Which means Microsoft must be increasingly nervous about its future as a vendor of server software. Analysts report astonishing growth in the Linux server market - some 63 percent year-on-year, according to IDC. That's a figure Microsoft could only dream of.

Hence Microsoft is trying to look more and more like a cross between a Unix vendor and a Linux distributor.

GNOME and KDE battle rages on

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KDE

Linus Torvalds' accusation that GNOME has been developed by 'interface Nazis' has resulted in a heated debate between fans of rival Linux desktop environments

Masked malware, VM and Linux attacks coming in 2006

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Security

In this interview, Moreau predicts the top IT security threats in 2006, opines on 2005's most important IT security developments, compares Linux and Windows security and lists his favorite open source security tools.

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Why Linux Is More Secure Than Ever

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Security

As Linux becomes more prevalent in today’s enterprise systems, it raises questions about the best way to protect the open source technology. David Humphrey, senior technology advisor for Ekaru, a Westbrook, Mass.-based technology services company, discussed some of those issues.

OOo Off the Wall: Find and Replace

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HowTos

In long documents, a strong search-and-replace tool is essential for editing duties. Although many users confine themselves to simple text searches, OpenOffice.org's various searches are a match for any rival's. They also are remarkably consistent throughout Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress, the four main OOo applications.

BIOS from A to Z

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Hardware

The Basic Input Output System - aka BIOS -resides in a small Flash EEPROM memory module on the motherboard. It's a form of read-only memory, but may be rewritten or programmed when the right tools and techniques are applied. During PC startup, the processor on the motherboard always executes the program stored in the BIOS as its first major maneuver.

The simple joys of the Internet

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Web

Ten years ago, when the Internet was just becoming popular, the online world was all about creativity and communication. A message board or e-mail list composed only of text would be enough to capture your attention. And the same could be said about 2005, a year with a flourishing of creativity, often around ideas shunning glitz for simplicity and usefulness.

Linux Drivers Made Easy

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Linux

A small but growing percentage of computer users today reap the benefits that Linux offers: cost savings, improved security, and more flexible, customized working environments.

Major OEM Launches First-Ever Line of PCs Dedicated Exclusively to Linux

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Hardware

Linspire, Inc. and Mirus Innovations today announced the launch of Koobox, the first-ever line of desktop computers offered by a major OEM to exclusively run Linux. Starting at just $299, the Koobox machines come outfitted with a complete Linspire Linux operating system.

Making Java out of Anthill

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HowTos

Build managers allow developers to better coordinate their coding efforts by providing an automatically generated current and working snapshot of an application, including a binary file for immediate testing. Build managers are the next logical step to source code repositories. Urbancode's Anthill build management server for Java applications provides build automation, unit tests, build tracking, and support for a number of version control systems.

Reviewer finds Ubuntu good, but not good enough

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Reviews

Still, when I get down to it, I find other Linux distributions like SUSE Linux 10 and Xandros 3.0 to be better desktops. As an experienced Linux user, I appreciate that they give me easy access to the kind of control I want to have over any of my systems.

Kanotix v2005-04

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Linux

Just before the clock struck midnight on December 31, the German developers of Kanotix released their v2005-04 Linux build. What has everyone talking about Kanotix is its superb hardware detection and auto-configuration abilities on all sorts of i686 and x86_64 hardware. Being Linux-based hardware connoisseurs we couldn't help but to take Kanotix v2005-04 for a test drive.

Book Review: Just Say No to Microsoft

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Reviews

The gist of Just Say No to Microsoft is to switch to Apple, or if you are "brave," to switch to GNU/Linux; and to switch from MS Office to OpenOffice.org or AbiWord. There are other books by No Starch Press and competing publishers that better accomplish the task of helping readers migrate data and program settings from Windows to either GNU/Linux or OS X.

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New Year, New Linux Kernel

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Linux

Fifteen years to the day since Linux creator Linus Torvalds bought the machine that started it all, the first new Linux kernel of the year has hit the street only two months after its predecessor hit.

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