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Katrina public web kiosk project wants volunteers

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Misc

A Linux developer is organizing volunteers for a public "web station" project to assist Hurricane Katrina victims.

Student finds term paper for sale online

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Web

Blue Macellari wrote the term paper back in 1999 while studying abroad, so the Duke University graduate student didn't understand why it was found on someone else's Web site -- or why it was for sale.

Linux From Scratch 6.1 - Part 2 - BLFS

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Linux
Reviews
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Apparently BLFS-6.1 was released well over a week ago and the time had finally come to finish up my LFS desktop. Unlike the LFS-html docbook, it's not laid out exactly in a linear manner. I had the basic LFS 6.1 install in place and I was hoping I only needed to pick up from there.

AMD responds to Intel's response to AMD

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Hardware

AMD's head of legal affairs, Thomas McCoy, said he thought Intel's reponse was "not surprising considering what they are trying to hide".

The myths of open source

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OSS

Once seen as flaky, cheap and the work of amateur developers, open source has emerged blinking into the daylight. So who's using open source? Why are they using it? And are the benefits worth the risks? The answers are surprising -- and dispel some of the myths surrounding open source.

Mother of 5 takes on Big Music

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Legal

Since the Big Four record label cartel started its sue 'em all marketing campaign, several victims have said they'd stand up to its RIAA. So far, none have due to their lack of financial and legal resources. But this may change with New York's Patricia Santangelo.

Penguins Sighted in Midwest

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Linux

If LinuxWorld Expo has become the place for the suits, and OSCON has become a developer's haven, then where does the average Linux user get to go?

Creative accuses Apple of patent violation

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Legal

Well, that didn't take long. One day after revealing that it had been granted a patent for the user interface of its Creative Zen MP3 player, Creative accused Apple of violating said patent.

DVD Jon strikes again

The crack is designed to let people use Media Player on a variety of platforms, including open source operating systems.

'Fixed' Isn't Good Enough for Payment Protection

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Security

CardSystems violated contracts by not encrypting data and retaining data it wasn't supposed to-and then became the nation's largest data-theft victim. Now it wants bygones to be bygones.

Review: Nose Around With Snort

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Software
Reviews

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

OSS 10.0b4 report

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Reviews
SUSE
-s

When they said "Blizzard," they weren't kiddin. It was merely a week ago when Beta 3 was released and today Beta 4 hit the mirrors. Actually I wasn't really expecting a beta 4, but since it's available, let's take a look. Most, I'd dare say almost all, the improvements and changes took place under the hood this time. However the OpenSuSe developers weren't letting any moss grow on them. There was quite a bit of work happening this week as evidenced by the extensive Changelog.

D.I.Y. Linux

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Linux

If you are a tech tinkerer at heart, have some free time on your hands, and embrace the sweat and tears that accompany a challenging project, perhaps you've contemplated setting up a Linux system at home.

Intel Says AMD Is To Blame For Its Own

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Hardware

Intel denies wrongdoing and says AMD's problems are caused by weak investment in manufacturing, a bad reputation as a supplier, and a failure to deliver products on time.

Asianux 2.0 Reviewed

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Reviews

I have to admit it; I was one of those people who were caught up in the hype of the highly anticipated Asianux 2.0 release. DistroWatch recently slammed Asianux, but is it really that bad? I just had to find out.

M$ rumored to use AMD to bully Intel

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Hardware

Every time Intel said no to DRM, Microsoft pulled out a proverbial Athlon 64, laid it on the table, and said something like 'they are on board'.

OSDL CEO: Microsoft has to accept Linux

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Linux

SearchEnterpriseLinux.com has published another interview with OSDL CEO Stuart Cohen. Some different and interesting Q&A resulting from the Microsoft challenge.

Creative Ships Wormy MP3 Players

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Hardware

Creative Technology has accidentally shipped almost 4000 digital music players in Japan that contain a Windows worm, according to an advisory from Finnish security company F-Secure.

Shoppers rush to pocket Sony PSP

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Gaming

Shops around the UK say Sony's PlayStation Portable has been snapped up by gamers, with many saying they have sold out of their stock. Its European launch was delayed 9 months to ensure supplies for its US debut.

OSDL Stands by Linux

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Linux

Open Source Development Labs CEO Stuart Cohen explains why he nixed Microsoft's joint research offer.

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