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September 2005

Radio's Next Generation: Radii

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Linux

See how Linux can be used to prototype a sophisticated Internet appliance. Radii - a 1950s-style radio with Internet content.

SuSE 10.1 Alpha1 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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SuSE 10.1 Alpha 1 was recently announced even before 10.0 was even released. Those SuSE folks don't waste any time. No vacation for those boys! Poor fellars. And indeed they already have their plate full. They have begun to implement a few new features as well as using some beta software and they even broke a few things. I love alphas - seriously.

SuSE 10.1 Alpha1 Rpm List

3ddiag-0.728-3
844-ksc-pcf-19990207-596
855resolution-0.4-6
a2ps-4.13-1060
aaa_base-10.0.42-3
aaa_skel-2005.9.7-3
aalib-1.4.0-291
acl-2.2.31-4
acpid-1.0.4-12
aeolus-0.3.1-3
aide-0.10-52
alevt-1.6.1-208
alsa-1.0.9-25
alsa-devel-1.0.9-25
alsa-firmware-1.0.9-5
alsamixergui-0.9.0rc1-547
alsa-tools-1.0.9-7
alsa-tools-gui-1.0.9-7
amarok-1.3.2-3
amarok-libvisual-1.3.2-3
amarok-xine-1.3.2-3
armagetron-0.2.7.1-4
arts-1.4.91-2
arts-devel-1.4.91-2
aseqview-0.2.2-36
ash-1.6.1-5
aspell-0.60.3-3
aspell-en-6.0-5
astools-2005.7.7-3
at-3.1.8-908
atk-1.10.3-3
atk-devel-1.10.3-3
at-spi-1.6.6-3

Ubuntu carves niche in Linux landscape

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Linux

It's not easy building a new version of Linux and establishing a large following. But with the Ubuntu project, one team of programmers has managed to do just that.

Linux gains lossless filesystem

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Linux

An R&D affiliate of the world's largest telephone company has achieved a stable release of a new Linux filesystem said to improve reliability over conventional Linux filesystems, and offer performance advantages over Solaris's UFS filesystem.

Novell Links Linux Platform to Windows

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OS

Novell Inc. has announced what it is dubbing the first cross-platform systems-management suite that allows businesses to manage their Windows workstations from a Linux platform.

French military body to install Linux cluster

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Linux

An agency of the French Ministry of Defence is planning to install a high-performance Linux cluster for technical and scientific work.

Record industry sues hundreds for file-sharing

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Legal

A trade group representing the U.S. music industry said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against 757 more people.

Open Source Opens Doors to SNL

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OSS

Live from New York, it's -- three comic talents who first made a name for themselves on the internet, thanks in part to the viral popularity of video shorts they released on the net under Creative Commons licenses.

id co-founder suing former colleagues

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Gaming

id Software co-founder Adrian Carmack (no relation to John Carmack, id's lead programmer) has launched a lawsuit against his former company.

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