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Microsoft gambles in piracy battle

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You might think Kevin Carmony, the leader of a company trying to challenge Microsoft Windows, would be dreading the new version, with all its advanced features. But the chief executive of software vendor Linspire says he's eager for Windows Vista's debut.

Comrades open windows to linux

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Linux or open source seems to thrive wherever Left governments rule. And as Kerala schools log Microsoft out and boot open source systems, Linux world is buzzing with excitement over possibilities in the communist-ruled states.

ZenLive Linux 3.0

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Hitting the burner this weekend is ZenLive Linux 3.0. This Zenwalk release uses the Linux 2.6.17.11 kernel and over 100 software upgrades. ZenLive Linux 3.0 also ships with Xfce 4.4 Release Candidate 1. Phoronix has the Screenshots.

Foreseeing GNOME with the Latest Foresight Linux

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Foresight Linux, the distribution for those who like living on GNOME's cutting edge, has just been updated. One of the distro's lead developers, Antonio Meireles, announced this week that the latest Foresight 0.9.8.2 is now available.

Vista’s Anti-Piracy Technology - Will It Push Users To Linux?

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I’ve taken a look at several articles on Windows Vista’s proposed anti-piracy technology, and I am quite pleased with it. Why? Because it will force thousands of people to migrate to free Operating Systems and free software. Linux just so happens to be the most popular free (in both senses of the word) Operating System. But why will this occur? Let me explain.

Linux, Mepis not for 'geeks only'

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I've mentioned here before that one of my favorite versions of Linux for basic computer people is Mepis. Mepis has a very familiar feel to WinXP.

iPod + Linux = Portable Linux?

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Like millions of other people, I, too, am fascinated by Apple's iPod. Some critics might try to say that it's just another music player, but its appeal goes much deeper than that. The iPod is the definition of modern pop culture, and whether they actually need one or not, people want to get a hold of them because they're, well, cool. Is there anything wrong with that?

Review: Xandros Desktop 4.0

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Xandros Systems was so kind as to provide OSNews with the top of the line version of their product, which includes, among other things, complete copies of Versora Progression Desktop, CrossOver Office, and various non-Free drivers and utilities.

Ohio LinuxFest Logs Another Big Year

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What do you call it when 1,000 beer drinkers get together for a feast? A Beerfest.

What do you call it when 1,000 Linux user and fans line up for a feast? A Linuxfest.

Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) LTS Desktop Screenshots Tour

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Ubuntu is a free, open source Linux-based operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should “Just Work”, TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release (and with 6.06 LTS you get 3 years on the desktop and 5 on the server!). Ubuntu ships with the latest GNOME release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

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