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Tale of a Black Dog

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Linux

What is a Black Dog? It's a complete USB-powered Linux server which fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Open or closed: how the net will be won

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Web

The internet is so deeply entwined with our everyday lives that it makes little sense to talk about it as some fantasy world, with its own set of laws and freedoms.

Mozilla Thunderbird gets Firefox-style tabs

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Software

A developer has added tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client, mimicking one of the most popular features of the Firefox and Opera Web browsers.

Feeling the Open Source Love

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OSS

For all of the open source initiatives Sun is touting, whether real or hyped, one thing has to happen to make its plan work: It has to attract enough developers to start building the apps and utilities Sun needs to make OpenSolaris attractive to customers.

Learn KDE Programming with PyQt

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KDE

Sebastian Kügler has written a new PyQt tutorial. Python is the perfect language to start learning programming with.

Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation: Part III

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Linux

At long last, I bring you the completion of my Ultimate Linux Workstation series. While this final article is overdue, I believe the results will speak for themselves. In this article, I'll go over some of the components that went into the system and show you what the completed system looks like.

Taking the FreeBSD Plunge

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Reviews
BSD

FreeBSD is an enterprise-grade operating system that leaves little to be desired. Most people have tried Linux by now, but a surprisingly large number of people have not yet taken FreeBSD for a spin.

Firefox 1.5: Not Ready For Prime Time?

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Moz/FF
Reviews

Firefox 1.5 has been out since November 29, 2005, and has garnered glowing reviews around the Internet. This is not one of them.

Spam Spits Out Linux In High Volume Attack

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Linux

Struggling to cope with increasing volumes of spam, Deakin University was forced to redeploy its Linux e-mail servers and implement an alternative system for e-mail security.

Unpatched Firefox 1.5 exploit made public

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Security

Exploit code for the latest Windows version of open-source browser Firefox was published Wednesday, potentially putting users at risk of a denial-of-service attack.

DCC Alliance Leads Way to Linux Standard Base 3.0 Compliance

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Linux

The DCC Alliance formally released its first standards-based Debian core to serve as the foundation to its members Linux distributions this week.

Open-Source Browser's New Version Comes Loaded With Options

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Moz/FF

The Firefox Web browser hit a milestone last week with the release of version 1.5 in Mac, Windows and Linux flavors. It has graduated from its hacker roots and turned into a powerful, fast and easily customizable browser that anyone can use.

Open Source databases rounded up and rodeod

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Software

YOU COULD be forgiven for not knowing about the storm of activity in the database market this season. But help is here in the form of a guide to open source database companies and what they've been up to.

Sun executive explains move to open-source

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OSS

In an interview with Computerworld last week, John Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun's software group, talked about his company's latest software efforts.

Patent pools offer open source a new incentive--and a new source of power

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Software

For the first time you get back something tangible for open-sourcing. And this leads to another key change in the terrain: it now becomes critical how "open source" is defined, and who has the power to define it.

Family Trees with GRAMPS

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Software

Tracing your family’s history is fun, informative, and a great way to understand more about yourself. Fortunately for Penguinheads, there’s a great genealogy program that makes the entire process easy: GRAMPS.

The Chicken, the Egg and the Linux Desktop

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Linux

Here are some reasons why the Linux desktop has been so slow in coming: good, bad and interesting.

Most Common software installation sources for suse 10.0

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SUSE

One of the most common questions among new SuSE users is asking where to get new software packages or RPMs. SuSE distributions come already loaded with a large multitude of applications. Yet not even SuSE can hold all the applications available.

Fun with Firefox

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Moz/FF

Firefox 1.5 is here. The lightweight browser that's been eating into Internet Explorer's mindshare has gotten even better. You can check out the PC Magazine Review for more details on what's new.

Siemens to join OSDL

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OSS

Siemens has announced it is to join the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).

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