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Chandler, an open-source personal information manager, hits its first public release

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Chandler, an open-source personal information manager (PIM), has reached its first public release milestone, version 0.6, and is now available for download. Chandler aims to do for PIMs and calendaring applications what Firefox did for web browsers. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux, the application binary is a 60 MB download.

Time to explore Foxfire

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For the most part I´m a Microsoft fan. But a while back I made a switch. And for me, that´s a big deal. I changed my "default browser" from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. So, why did I change?

Issues with Thunderbird 1.5

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There are some issues with the new Thunderbird 1.5.

The most important: Uninstall your old versions of Thunderbird before running the installer for 1.5.

Apache Releases Geronimo 1.0

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The Apache Software Foundation's Geronimo project team has released the much-anticipated Geronimo 1.0 Java application server.

Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 1.5 Email Client

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Mozilla Corp. today announced the launch of Thunderbird 1.5, the latest version of its full-featured email client, available now as a free download at www.getthunderbird.com.

VMWARE WORKSTATION 5.5

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Back in November, VMware released version 5.5 of their Workstation virtual machine product. Overall it's not a big improvement over version 5.0, but might be just the right "next step up" for those still on Workstation 4.x.

Mono to Be Included in Fedora Core 5

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The Mono open-source development platform based on .Net will be in the next version of the Fedora core Linux distribution. Fedora Core is a Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Linux and developed by the Fedora Project, which is sponsored by Red Hat.

FSF's Gnash to replace Flash

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) yesterday announced the addition of Gnash, the GNU Flash movie player and Firefox plugin, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence (GNU GPL).

New XGI drivers for GNU/Linux

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The developers at XGI released a new version of their drivers for Linux. Version 1.04.13 supports kernel 2.4 and 2.6 aswell as hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.3

Why Not Python?, Part 1

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It's been 20 years or more since I wrote my first few hundred lines of code in C, so it's about time I learned a more modern language, maybe something object oriented. But what?

AllPeers: Killer app for Firefox?

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A new technology on the horizon could confound the RIAA and drag Firefox into the top browser position along with it. It just has to be open source to cause this much trouble.

Software 2006: Changes Ahead

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While software as a service and open source gain more traction in 2006, large software companies will have to adapt and change.

MySQL vs. the Lite Databases: A Fair Comparison?

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Not to pick on MySQL or anything, but does it really makes sense to compare it to the light versions of proprietary databases? I thought not, but MySQL users say I'm all wet.

Taking Advantage Of Open Source PHP MySQL Applications

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A plethora of free open source web applications exist today. Regardless of the specific circumstances of the need these applications can quite often prove to be a valuable resource.

Vive La Desktop Difference!

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Linus Torvalds says you should use KDE. Is he right? At long last, the Free Agent's answer to the question: KDE or Gnome?

So, KDE or Gnome? Not a stupid question--but in my mind, kind of a silly one.

My sysadmin toolbox by Nikos Mouat

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In the article "My sysadmin toolbox" NewsForge asked readers to "let us know about your most valuable utilities." Well, here are mine.

Accessibility Support Using Linux

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The advent of the personal computer offered the first opportunity for enterprising software and hardware developers to create widely available, and more importantly, affordable systems with accessibility features, or as otherwise known, assistive technology.

PHP: Three Versions, One Promise

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PHP has long been a favorite dynamic programming language for Web developers. After 10 years of growth, 2006 looks to be a banner year for the open source language as its collaboration framework, partner ecosystem and the language itself are expected to grow and gain new users.

Methods for running Linux on a Windows PC

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There can be many methods getting Linux to run on a Windows box. I would always encourage to make the total switch to Linux but there can be good reasons to keep your Windows box intact. Fortunately there are many applications and methods that can allow one to use Linux on a Windows PC.

Gaim 2.0b - Flooded in Feedback

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Wow! We've all been completely swamped in feedback since Saturday's beta release. I'm personally surprised how positive it is as a whole. We've gotten a ton of really well-founded gripes too.

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