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Women geeks bag top two software contest prizes

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More and more women are turning computer geeks these days. And proof is the all-women teams bagging two of the top awards of the 'Lord of the Code Contest', meant to promote software talent among the young.

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Which linux distro..?

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I’ve been using linux for at least four years now, and I’ve tried out most of the top distributions available. This guide is for noobs to decide which distribution of linux to use.

Real-life Gundam robot runs on Linux

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Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (ASIT) has just unleashed the latest in a long line of bipedal robots to come out of the R&D labs of this country.

Two Linux PCs Power 12-Station Internet Café

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HP, Blueloop and Omni partnered to deliver a 12-station Internet café running off two standard HP desktop computers at an international GroupWise conference held in Telford, UK.

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Linux Breeds Boeing's New Jets

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Hawker de Havilland, the local arm of aircraft engineering giant Boeing, will retire its 30-year-old VAX system in favour of its new Linux-based environment in the manufacture of parts for the company's next-generation 787 jets.

Linux looms large on world’s software horizon

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Linux vs. Microsoft — is this a legitimate contest? Will Microsoft remain a mighty empire forever? It’s not easy to predict the future of software development, but I am certain that the Linux phenomenon is a bright spot on the radar screen.

Red Hat evolves with a techie camp

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Ethan Boyette has known for some time that he wanted be a computer engineer. But when it came to a possible employer, Red Hat was never on the list. That is, until this week.

Also: Red Hat Looks To Symposium To Spread The Gospel

Windows power user tries Xandros

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I recently performed an experiment at the request of my husband, GeekTimeLinux Dave. He was preparing to review the new Xandros distribution, which has been described as the perfect distribution for a Windows user trying to make the switch to Linux.

Pronunciation of Free Software Names

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Ever see a free software program or GNU/Linux distribution that you have to guess how to pronounce? Ever hear your friends or fellow LUG members argue over how to properly say "Ubuntu" or "Liferea?" Perhaps even GNU/Linux itself (guh-NOO LIN-ucks) gives you pronunciation nightmares.

Xandros 4: relief for Windows 98/ME orphans

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Microsoft has ended all support for Windows 98, 98SE, and ME. And, when they say ending all support, they mean ending all support. This also includes security updates. So, you can either start hauling your older systems to the junk yard after today's last Microsoft patch day, or you can upgrade to Xandros 4.

Debconf 2007 venue decided

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After two very competant and thorough bids have been submitted and evaluated it was decided yesterday that the venue for the 2007 Debconf will be Edinburgh, Scotland.

GeForce And Radeon Take On Linux

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Perhaps there really is no better time than the present when it comes to Linux gaming and graphics development. There are hundreds of game titles available for the Linux platform and hundreds (if not thousands) more are accessible using products like TransGaming Technologies Cedega portability platform. Best of all, these games can be played with all the trappings of modern high-end gaming, including Serial ATA, PCI Express, and even ATI's Radeon X1900 series or Nvidia's 7 series flagship GPUs.

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New tools for the toolbox

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Linux has the benefit of a steady barrage of new applications, utilities, software suites and tools -- as any casual perusal of freshmeat and SourceForge shows. One new bundle of software, the moreutils package by Debian developer Joey Hess, stands out from the rest. Moreutils is a collection of small, general-purpose tools that Hess says "nobody thought to write 30 years ago."

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End to Win98 support may boost desktop Linux

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From today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide support for Windows 98 and Windows ME, which could lead users to trying alternative operating systems such as Linux.

A challenge for Linux developers

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As I wrote last month, Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly distributions of Linux I’ve used to date, installing painlessly from just one CD. Two weeks ago, I successfully completed seven common tasks that I normally did on Windows XP. Some of these tasks were accomplished very easily. Others required a fair amount of online research and trial and error.

Nokia 770 to get phone capabilities

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Nokia surprised many commentators last year by releasing a mobile device that did not have any phone capabilities. However, recently released software means the 770 internet tablet can now be used as a phone after all.

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