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Vista FUD?

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linuxfud.wordpress: It is interesting to see the tides turning though. The press used to be full of “Microsoft Does It Again!” and “Is Linux Really Ready?” stories. Now, it is Microsoft’s turn.

The FLA Gets Some Traction

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OSS Have you ever heard of the Fiduciary Licence Agreement - the FLA? No, it's not an alterative to other free and open source license agreements that you're probably already familiar with, like the GPL, Mozilla License, and BSD License. Rather, it's an adjunct to any copyleft license.

Linux radio keeps it simple

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Linux Pure has announced an Internet radio that runs embedded Linux and provides FM and DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) playback. The Evoke Flow radio offers WiFi connectivity and media streaming from a connected PC, and is paired with a Internet search portal called the Pure Lounge.

Frag 'em in your own backyard with Sauerbraten

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Gaming If like first-person shooters, you'll love Sauerbraten. Sauerbraten blends the best of FPSes like Quake and Max Payne to give you a unique gaming experience.

10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

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OS I have been around the Linux community for more than 10 years now. From the very beginning, I have known that there are basic differences between Linux and Windows that will always set them apart. This is not, in the least, to say one is better than the other. It’s just to say that they are fundamentally different.

How to Use Linux in 5 Simple Steps

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Linux "How to use Linux" --According to Google Trends, a lot of people have been using this phrase to get information on learning how to use Linux. Because of this, I decided to write my own simplified "how to" for those who are already in the right mood to finally try Linux.

Performance Problems Plague Perl on Red Hat

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Software A major problem with the officially distributed version of Perl on Red Hat Enterprise Linux has led to a firestorm of complaints among developers. The problem, which also manifests itself on some versions of the Fedora and CentOS Linux distributions, means that some programs will take more than 100 (yes, one hundred) times longer to execute under Red Hat than other distributions.

Review: antiX Mepis 7.5 'Toussaint Louverture'

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a live CD antiX is quite superb: It loads very quickly, runs really smoothly and has enough software to keep me productive. The basics are covered with applications.

KDE 3.5.10 Updates Kicker and KPDF

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KDE The KDE community has finalised another update to the 3.5 series. While not a very exciting release, 3.5.10 brings numerous bugfixes and translation updates.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Mandriva 2008.1

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Amarok, the music player that does it all

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Software For a time, GNU/Linux music library tools seemed to be, well, non-existent. Sure, XMMS was an awesome media player. But if you wanted to catalog your music, you were out of luck. Apple users had iTunes and were always rubbing it into the free software world’s face. Even Microsoft, the sleeping Redmond giant, had upgraded Windows Media Player to include a library feature. Then, a giant wolf named Amarok charged to the rescue.

Distro flood ahead

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Linux With October just over a month away Linux fans can look forward to a sudden flurry of releases from the major Linux distributors.

Fedora 8 Re-Spin Comes with Many Fixes

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Linux Although Fedora 10 is nearing its release date, The Fedora Unity Project has announced the availability of the latest ISO Re-Spins (DVD Sets) for Fedora 8.

today's leftovers

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  • 2.6.27-rc4, "Random Stuff All Over"

  • Judge, attorneys discuss Reiser plea deal
  • Who writes Linux? (And how you can too!)
  • ASUS launches "Eee Download" service, forgets the "installation" part
  • Novell's iPrint open to attack, say researchers
  • Which merchants benefit most from open source?
  • openSUSE at Utah Open Source Conference
  • A proposed revised Fedora 10 schedule
  • Open Source Drives Continued IT Market Growth
  • South American FOSS show is a big deal
  • Picturing Linux vs. Windows security
  • Ubuntu issues security patch for kernel flaw
  • Standards and Conversations, Part 2
  • Desktop Linux proves its mettle in emerging markets

Firefox 2 about to get a major update

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Moz/FF Starting a little later tonight, users with the latest version of Firefox 2 will be getting an offer to update to Firefox 3. If you’re running Firefox you will see the offer in the next couple of days, though if you’re eager you can always “Check for Updates” in the “Help” menu.

Also: Mozilla Firefox browser gets security boost

Integrating Linux into the SME

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Linux This article summarizes the experiences of one small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) using a heterogeneous mix of Linux and Windows XP systems. Written by the founder of an international PC distributor, it compares and contrasts various Linux-based distributions, and assesses their suitability for business use.

some howtos:

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  • Howto: change the device names of hard disks in Ubuntu 8.04

  • Anatomy of Linux dynamic libraries
  • How-To: Compile and Install SMPlayer 0.6.2 in Debian Lenny
  • Useful Firefox 3 Configuration Tweaks
  • 10 Useful Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts That You Might Not Know
  • Serving Music with mt-dappd
  • How to keep your real email address secret
  • Introduction to parallel boot under Mandriva
  • Tips and Tricks Part III

A modest Linux USB suggestion

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Hardware Did you know that there are two basic kinds of USB 2.0 drives? I didn’t. But, now thanks to Robert L. Scheier’s article, Not all USB drives are created equal, I now know that are significant differences between drives. And, in particular those differences matter a lot to live USB capable Linux distributions like Fedora 9.

5 KDE3 Applications I Need on a Daily Basis

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Software A review of 5 KDE3 applications which I use daily on my Debian Lenny box: BasKet, Amarok, K3b, KTorrent, Yakuake.

some interviews

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  • On the Strategic Purpose of Open Source

  • Interview with Scott McNealy - Part 1
  • Interview: Ken Drachnik on Sun's GlassFish OSS App Server
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