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Red Hat disputes CERT vulnerability figures

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The open source community is up in arms after the publication of a 'misleading and confusing' report that said more vulnerabilities were found in Linux/Unix operating systems than in Windows last year.

Linux happenings in ’06

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As we return to work this first week of 2006, Linux users with the post-holiday blahs, cabin fever or seasonal affective disorder should be glad to know there is a lot to look forward to this year.

Debian, Ubuntu, and the DCC, oh my!

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The DCC Alliance, made up of several Linux distributors which are attempting to add LSB (Linux Standard Base) 3.0 compatibility to Debian Linux, has not had an easy time of it.

A Windows user’s adventures in Linux

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So these observations which follow are of my first encounter with Linux (which occurred about a month ago - early Dec). They are offered for general interest and likely amusement of the ‘Nix aware among you. These comments are longish - but contain just some of the many items I observed.

Microsoft Gets the Urge to use Linux

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Like everybody else who has been watching Microsoft try to figure out how to compete with Apple's ipod I've been waiting for the MS folks to launch a competing service. Well now it looks like they're about too. And if the placeholder site's favicon and the netcraft site report is any indication that site'gonna be running linux.

Linux kernel 2.6.15 offers 'full' InfiniBand support

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The uptake of Linux clusters based on the high-speed networking standard is about to climb, according to a kernel developer

Linux newbies get a helping hand

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A quiz that helps decide which version of Linux to install on a desktop has attracted thousands of daily hits even though it's still in beta testing, according to quiz-creator Zegenie Studios.

Returning to Desktop Linux Again

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For years I have had an on-again/off-again relationship with desktop linux. My old flame: Debian running fvwm. Over the years, however, we have both changed. So, I first downloaded the Kubuntu live CD, burned it, and booted it on my laptop.

Linux Drivers Made Easy

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A small but growing percentage of computer users today reap the benefits that Linux offers: cost savings, improved security, and more flexible, customized working environments.

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