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What I Did at Google's Summer of Code

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Summer is a time for vacation, for introspection and for summer student internships. In 1967, it was about love. And in 2005, it was about code -- for Google, that is.

GNOME Adds Document Reader, Improves Graphics

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GNOME, one of the most widely used desktop faces for Unix and Linux computers, will release version 2.12 Wednesday, culminating six months of work by members of the project. The latest edition boasts two new applications, a new theme engine, and improved multimedia access/performance, clipboard management and authentication.

NTFS for Linux

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There's a fundamental barrier between fans of open-source software and the world of Microsoft Windows, and no, it's not the $299 list price of Windows XP Professional. It's actually a very real communication problem based on differences between Windows and Linux's file systems.

Linux firm Trolltech readies board for IPO

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Trolltech, the world's biggest producer of Linux software for mobile devices, has appointed two ex-Microsoft executives as it gears up for a possible initial public offering, sources close to the company said on Tuesday.

Kat - Desktop Search Environment Updated

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Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Today marks the release of version 0.6.3 fixing serveral bugs.

Survivor: Opera

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Ten years ago, Jon von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsoy were researchers at Norway's largest telecom when management shut down their project.

Review: Nose Around With Snort

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To sniff out policy violations in your network, open-source Snort may be the only tool you need.

NVClock v0.8 BETA Preview

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Earlier this morning, after two years in the dark, there's finally a major update to NVClock, and that is the 0.8 BETA. Today we have a short preview from this latest overclocking extravaganza.

GIMP is looking for Usability Experts

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GIMP has joined the OpenUsability project. Here's a platform where Open Source developers and usability experts get together.We hope that this will help us to learn more about how GIMP is actually being used and how we can improve the user experience.

Mozilla Tests Firefox, Thunderbird Updates

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Mozilla Foundation developers on Thursday asked for volunteers to test a long-awaited part of the next editions of Firefox and Thunderbird, a software update mechanism that will eliminate the need to download large files to replace outdated versions of the browser and e-mail client.

Apache Kick-Starts Open Source Web Services

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Apache Synapse is another significant step in our path towards creating the best possible Web services middleware platform in Apache.

Mambo Executives, Developers Fight for Project Control

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The executive leadership of Mambo, a popular open-source content management system, and the system's developers find themselves at odds on the organizational future of the project.

VMware takes dual-core licensing plunge

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In a move that should please its customers, but not necessarily its shareholders, VMware announced on Tuesday that it would price its software for dual-core processors at the same price as it does for single-core systems.

Novell offers Windows to Linux migration

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In a bid to entice enterprises to transfer core workgroup services from Windows or NetWare over to Linux, Novell today unveiled an enhanced version of its Open Enterprise Server which features improved migration functionality.

CodeWeavers Announces Game Support in Crossover

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In a press release published today, CodeWeavers announced they will be including support for Windows versions of many popular games as well as the MacOS in an upcoming version of Crossover.

New Nvidia Linux Display Driver

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Version: 1.0-7676
Operating System: Linux IA32, AMD64/EM64T
Release Date: August 9, 2005

Freenet releases pre alpha version of 'anonymous' p2p

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A group of developers say they are on target to produce a system of anonymous file sharing by the end of the year. The group has now announced it has a pre-alpha version ready to test although it warns that the software is not for the faint hearted.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX + 1.0-7675 Driver Preview

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Within a few hours, NVIDIA is expected to release their new set of display drivers (1.0-7675). Among other improvements, these new drivers should correct a majority of the problems that previously plagued the 7800GTX Linux performance.

Corporate Mozilla gets thumbs-up from industry

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The IT industry has reacted positively to the Mozilla Foundation's decision to create a commercial subsidiary that will be responsible for the development and distribution of its open-source products.

Kaspersky debuts Linux antivirus in the U.S.

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Kaspersky Lab is expanding further into the American market with the U.S. debut of its antivirus software for Linux and Unix e-mail servers, file servers and workstations.

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