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Opera 9p2 Mini Tour

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Today we were treated to the Opera 9 Technological Preview 2. Featuring some terrific new options, I'm sure we'll start seeing bits and pieces in user's screenshots all over the web. The big new additions are bittorrent support and what they call widgets. I think of them more as applets.

Opera 9 Pre-2 Released, Opens New Portal

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The latest technology preview of Opera 9 is available today. We've added several big features – including BitTorrent support and Widgets. Give it a shot and let us know what you think.

At the Sounding Edge: Article 24

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In this month's installment, I look at a few notable developments going on in that scene today. Then, I present some specific news about how I'm getting along with LilyPond these days.

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Opera Pushes BitTorrent, Widgets In 9.0 Preview

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Opera Software will release a preview of its next browser, Opera 9.0, on Tuesday with integrated support for BitTorrent downloads, a dozen "widgets," and other enhancements to keep it competitive with rivals such as Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 1.5.

VMware Server goes free (but not open)

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As expected, VMware Inc. announced on February 6th that it was releasing a no-cost version of its VMware Server line. While not open-source, this entry-level virtualization server enables users to partition x86 and x86-64 Linux and Windows servers into multiple virtual machines (VMs).

Also: VMware Updates Delayed

Virtualization companies vie for advantage

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Three companies selling software to let servers run software more efficiently will try to advance their respective fortunes Monday with new software, a new partnership and a new promotion.

Mini Review: Opera 8.5

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I'm a two browser man. Or rather: I used to be. For a long time I have been using Konqueror and Opera 7 more or less concurrently, depending on the task at hand. I've always liked Opera for its polished, intuitive GUI, and the good rendering engine. However, something always made me go back to Konq, it just felt better for some tasks.

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YA My sysadmin toolbox

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I've been working as a Linux admin for more than six years, and using Linux for a little longer. Like a lot of Linux administrators, I started with Red Hat, but now I use Debian stable at work and Gentoo at home. Recently, NewsForge asked readers to "let us know about your most valuable utilities." Here are mine.

Which Internet Browser?

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If you're fed up with Microsoft's domination of the browser market and want to experience new features like tabbed browsing before Internet Explorer 7 hits the streets, then here's a round-up of some of the more popular alternatives available and the ones that I have on my system...

VMware goes to free with Server product

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As anticipated, VMware has created a free version of its server partitioning software in the hopes of drawing new customers to its technology. In addition, the move counters open source rival XenSource, which gives away core server virtualization technology known as a hypervisor.

Nmap-4.00 Released

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Insecure.Org is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 4.00 from http://www.insecure.org/nmap/. Nmap has undergone many substantial changes since our last major release (3.50 in February 2004) and we recommend that all current users upgrade.

Fill Linux to the Brim with Xen

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Xen aims to be the ultimate virtual machine server. Its developers claim near-native performance, and even have pretty graphs to prove it. It achieves this by modifying the kernels of supported platforms, which of course cannot be done to closed, proprietary operating systems.

BitTorrent Client Shootout

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There are a dozen or so truly robust clients for the PC, and about five or six for Mac and Linux. As is always the case, everyone has a favorite, and each client has a core group of devotees. In this article, we'll examine all of the major BitTorrent clients.

Photoshop tops "most wanted" Linux app list

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Adobe Photoshop has taken an early lead as the "most wanted" Windows/MacOS-only application among Linux users, according to an online poll currently in progress on Novell's CoolSolutions community website. Autocad and Macromedia Dreamweaver are running second and third in the voting, Novell said on Wednesday.

WordPerfect for Linux lives on

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Corel Corp. may have given up on bringing WordPerfect to Linux, but that doesn't mean Linux users have to give up on running WordPerfect on Linux.

A reader recently wrote me to say, "One of the things that keeps me dual-booting Linux and (sometimes) Windows is WordPerfect. I can't be weaned off it."

Apache Version 2.2.0

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It's the undisputed king of the Web server world and the perfect illustration that slow and steady wins the race. The Apache Foundation has always moved deliberately when it comes to upgrading its Apache Web server. Version 2.2.0 is no exception, adding useful (but not jarringly different) capabilities for managing, securing and scaling the open-source Web server.

Systems Management Platform Goes Open-Source

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The open-source community will see yet another offering in the systems management arena when Qlusters Inc. introduces its OpenQRM project.

DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux developers (Tux: We still love you!)

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It's been a little while (ok.. 3 years Wink) since we last released a version of the DivX codec for Linux. Now that work on 6.1.1 is complete, we have decided not only to release the Windows version, but a Linux version too.

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