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Microsoft looking into Windows on OLPC

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Microsoft is looking to have its Windows operating system run on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) notebook computers, OLPC chairman said at the Netevents conference in Hong Kong on Saturday.

"I've known Bill [Gates] his entire adult life. We talk, we meet one on one, we discuss this project," Negroponte said according to a transcript that was provided to

New NVIDIA Linux Display Drivers Released

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Version: 1.0-9631
Operating Systems: Linux x86, AMD64/EM64T, FreeBSD x86, Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: December 4, 2006

Bastille: rated security with education

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Bastille is a program for improving system security on Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE. Unlike packet sniffers, anti-virus programs, and the majority of security programs available today, Bastille does not wait to react to possible security breaches, but prevents them by removing system vulnerabilities. With many distributions softening security in their default installations in the name of convenience, this approach is enough by itself to make Bastille an essential program.

Installing Damn Small Linux onto your hard drive

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This is a great way to extend the life of your older computers. In my case, I’ve installed it on a IBM T21 with 256MB of memory and a 30 GB hard drive. This tutorial assumes that the user has some linux and command line experience.

Get Paid to Solve Open Source Problems

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Getting help on issues related to open source projects isn't always like walking a straight line. Sure there are bug reports, mailing lists and discussion forums, but the challenge of actually getting specific local issues addressed is not a sure thing. That's the gap that OpenLogic is attempting to fill with its Expert Community program.

Open Document Format published as ISO standard

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) finally published the Open Document Format (ODF) as an official standard last week after approving it as an international standard last May. The ODF file format is the XML-based open format for text, spreadsheet, database, and presentation files.

Novell "Forking"

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Well, if there are any Novell supporters left, here's something else to put in your pipe and smoke it. Novell is forking

Layoffs at OSDL?

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Sources said the OSDL—the sponsor of Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, and other key developers—on Dec. 4 laid off a sizable portion of its engineering staff in a move that the sources said left the OSDL's Beaverton, Ore., offices a "ghost town."

Ulteo Newsletter #1 states 1st livecd Dec 5/6

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This is not yet a real newsletter, but this should be considered the first issue of the Ulteo Newsletter anyhow...

First of all, we'd like to express a big public thank you to everyone who has showed their support to Ulteo. This has been absolutely awesome!

So what has happened for all these months, and why aren't any Ulteo products available to the public?

aKademy 2006 Review and Videos

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Linux Magazine have put their overview of aKademy 2006 -- the KDE World Conference -- online from their December 2006 issue. They describe how aKademy helped plan the road to KDE 4, and also report on the widely-successful OpenDocument day. There is also a review of KAlarm available from the same issue. In other aKademy 2006 news, the videos of the presentations and talks are now being uploaded.

Build a PC dedicated for HD DVD Playback

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I set about building a PC dedicated to playing the HD movie clips and used the Demo PC as a guide. The minimum specification was based on the demo and works with video only but has trouble with audio. My OS is based on the SLAX Standard Edition v

GIMP User Manual 0.11 Released

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We're proud to announce a new release of the user manual for GIMP 2.2. This release features a lot of fixed and new content, in particular:

FlightGear takes off

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FlightGear is a multiplatform, GPLed flight simulator. It is sophisticated, realistic, and extensible. You can choose to fly more than 100 different aircraft, ranging from a Sopwith Camel to a UFO, you can take off and land from thousands of airports, and you can fly over virtually any terrain in the world. After 10 years of development, it has suddenly become a very hot item. How hot? You may have seen it used recently on prime time TV and not realized it. It was used in an episode of Fox TV's legal drama Justice to prove pilot error in the fatal crash of a private plane.

Quicktip - How to share folders in Ubuntu with ease

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Got a folder in Ubuntu that you’d like to share? Now you can do it with ease. Right click on the folder, and choose Share Folder. More Here.

Install and Use the gFTP Client on Ubuntu Linux

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Using ftp from the command line can get tedious after a while. There’s a client for Ubuntu called gFTP that gives you a GUI based ftp experience. Much easier.

Network interface operations for IPv4 and IPv6 on AIX version 5.3

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This article is for developers on AIX® Version 5.3 with an interest in network-level operations for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) stack. Learn more about the socket I/O control (ioctl) commands and how to use them to perform various network-related operations.

Linux Isn't Just For Grownups Anymore

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It looks like the education space could be the first, real place where Linux could grab beachhead in the desktop PC market. Take a look at Indiana, for example. In about a year State of Indiana education officials have moved at least 22,000 students from Windows-based desktops to Linux-based desktops. I wanted to find out for myself so I put Linux to the test with the two most demanding public school students I know -- my own kids.

The Tao Of Linux

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Free of the hustle of the daily work life, Nat Friedman meditated in a Californian Buddhist monastery, clearing his mind of worldly clutter. For 10 days, he opened his consciousness to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new realms of possibility. No code. No e-mails. No meetings. No deadlines or work orders. Just simple serenity.

Ubuntu Networking for Basic and Advanced Users

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The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Mysterious lockups

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Of all computer problems, the unresponsive hang is the most annoying and most difficult to trace. There's no crash, no panic: everything just stops dead. The keyboard is useless, telnets just time out - you have no choice but to power cycle the machine.

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