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Story VMware to test new high-end product srlinuxx 13/02/2006 - 12:40pm
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First test of Fedora 7 released

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The Fedora team has announced that the first test spin of Fedora 7 is available for download via BitTorrent or from Fedora Project mirrors. Fedora 7, also available on live CD, mixes both Core (the complete operating system) and Extras (add-ons that complement the OS) into one package in anticipation of the merger between the two for Fedora 7's final release.

Microsoft browser rival Mozilla eyes China

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Moz/FF, which makes Firefox, the most popular Web browser alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, is setting up a China office to do battle in the world's second-largest Web market.

A Look at the Linux Distribuition Situation - 2006-2007

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Linux managing editor Michael J. Jordan takes a look at the the most popular (according to Linux distributions and gives his opinion as to where he thinks they're going as of January 2007

Other Markets Might 'Terrify' Microsoft, But Not The Legal Space

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Although Linux might be making big inroads in some vertical markets, Microsoft Windows keeps enjoying virtually complete domination of the legal software space, with the small exception of some embedded appliances.

Track your ancestors with GRAMPS

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GRAMPS is the Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System -- free extensible personal genealogical software. Its numerous reviews cover the basics of what it does. In this article, I'll reveal some lesser-known features and tips from the developers' hideout.

Enterprise applications on Linux

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Linux has traditionally been popular at the edge of the network. Today it is moving towards the database and application tiers. With porting of enterprise applications onto Linux revving up, companies are confident that their critical applications can run on Linux.

Ubuntu Vista

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My father heard about Vista coming on the news. Since he was interested in getting it, he asked me to obtain it and install it on his computer. I told him I was going to do that, but instead I burned an Ubuntu CD and installed it.

European Commission Backs away from Open Source

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A few weeks ago, researchers at the United Nations University in Maastricht, Netherlands, released the results of a study sponsored by the European Commission in which they found that open source software is indeed cost effective, but the EC is backing away from the study results faster than anti-war legislators are distancing themselves from President Bush.

Second Life's Open Source Fairy Tale

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Developers have no guarantees when they open source an application. In many cases, they don't know who will use it, nor do they know how things will progress. The fairy tale version is that developers will flock to the recently open sourced application and begin to work with it, immediately.

People Behind KDE: Cyrille Berger

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For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to France to meet a developer who likes polishing, someone who loves to create images only to filter them out - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Cyrille Berger.

PCLinuxOS Magazine February 2007 Released

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It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by, the February 2007 issue (#6) is available for download!

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

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Earlier this week Microsoft finally shipped its Vista "Longhorn" operating system, which has been receiving a fair amount of attention from traditional media sources. However, if Windows is not your thing Fedora 7 Test 1 is now out.

Xgl/Compiz in Mandriva 2007 Free

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Xgl is a hardware accelerated X-server created by Novell. Thanks to the abilities of modern graphics cards, it uses three-dimensional rendering, which opens up a whole new bunch of possibilities for modern computer desktops.

HOWTO: Set up Feisty for speed BETA

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Since the release cycle is halfway through, and since Herd 3 looks more or less “stable,” it’s probably fair to start tweaking it, and seeing how it responds.

First and ten: the technology behind the Super Bowl broadcast

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Ever wondered how that first down stripe worked? Ars takes a look at some of the technology that goes into the most-watched television broadcast in the US.

Novell, Microsoft Staff Up Interoperability Lab

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When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they'd create a joint research facility, where both company's technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they're staffing up.

Also: Microsoft Exec Wanted To Mask Linux Report Sponsorship, E-Mails Reveal
And: Microsoft to release ODF document converter

Boot to Linux From Your Media Player

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Wizpy player has the usual music/video capabilities--plus a bootable version of Linux, a browser, productivity apps, and more.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are for FUDCon!

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In Boston this weekend? Are you a Linux and freedom loving geek that doesn’t have anything to do? Perhaps you should be thinking of joining us at FUDCon 2007 in Boston.

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What a difference a strategy and 3 months will make

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Wondering what the Oracle announcement of Unbreakable Linux has done for Oracle, and to Red Hat? The results aren't pretty, but the company getting pounded might surprise you:

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