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Story Linux Vendor Settles With Microsoft srlinuxx 1 16/07/2009 - 3:09pm
Story Can Linux manage updates more easily than Windows? srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 2:41pm
Story Kontact srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 1:11pm
Story GNOME-Do Adds Docklets to App Launching Bar srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 1:10pm
Story Group test: Linux netbooks srlinuxx 1 16/07/2009 - 12:52pm
Story Bill Gates: Chrome OS looks a lot like Linux srlinuxx 4 16/07/2009 - 11:35am
Story The tragedy of the Creative Commons srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 11:27am
Story How Secure Is VMware's Virtualisation Lead? srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 11:26am
Story Open-source Lucene threatens Microsoft and Google enterprise search srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 11:24am
Story Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Ubuntu 9.04) falko 16/07/2009 - 11:07am

Paul Flaherty, AltaVista online search engine creator, dies at 42

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Obits

Paul A. Flaherty, a computer engineer who helped create the pioneering AltaVista online search engine, has died. He was 42.

Novell shows off Linux advances, declares now 'we are wide open'

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SUSE

Novell speakers mixed football metaphors with a flurry of technical demos of their latest Linux offerings Friday to drive home its commitment to "open source" software development.

And other Novell headlines.

Oklahoma city threatens to call FBI over 'renegade' Linux maker

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Linux

The heartland turned vicious this week when an Oklahoma town threatened to call in the FBI because its web site was hacked by Linux maker Cent OS.

AMD to Slice Up Server in LinuxWorld Demo

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Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices in April will demonstrate for the first time a new server chip equipped with its AMD Virtualization technology.

Michael Dell on Alienware, growth, and AMD

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Hardware

In an exclusive interview, Dell Chairman and founder Michael Dell says he's excited about the company's acquisition this week of gaming-PC specialist Alienware, but that Dell still expects "the vast majority of our growth to be organic." His remarks also continue in intriguing ways the company's longtime dance with chipmaker AMD.

Novell's first Linux workgroup suite

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SUSE

Novell has introduced its first workgroup suite running on Linux. The Novell Open Workgroup Suite includes server and desktop components with management tools, e-mail and collaboration, office products.

Open-Source Framework Means Happy Trails for Java Developers

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Software

Chris Nelson said he found developing in Java was just too hard, so he decided to do something to make it easier. Now he's about to deliver on it.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I have used Linux since I was eleven, and I'm approaching my seventeenth birthday now. I still consider myself an amateur at using the operating system, but I have discovered quite a few interesting tools to help improve my productivity with Linux. They're not exactly my sysadmin toolbox -- more like my desktop enhancement kit.

Growing Momentum for Desktop Linux/Open Source?

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OSS

This week Red Hat released Fedora Core 5, the latest Linux desktop distribution which adds news apps, better security and Xen virtualization. For all the improvements to Fedora, the Open Source Development Labs' Desktop Linux Working Group wanted to hear directly from PC users about what they wanted to see in desktop Linux packages - and what factors might be blocking better Linux adoption.

Also: Survey: Financial IT Execs Say Jury Still Out Open Source

Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, Linspire & FarStone Top Sponsors for 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit

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Linux

The Desktop Linux Summit, the only event to focus exclusively on Linux and open source for desktop computing, has announced the exhibitor lineup for its fourth annual show, which will be held April 24-25, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown San Diego, California.

Firefox, Thunderbird Wrecking Relationships

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Humor

Web browser bugs are routinely blamed for creating huge networks of compromised PCs and undermining the safety of ecommerce transactions. Now one woman says a "security bug" in Mozilla led to the break up of her engagement.

And: Hot on the heels of a woman who blames a bug in Firefox for exposing the flaws in her relationship with a fiancé comes the tale of a young lad whose relationship was hit by the spam filtering shortcomings of Thunderbird, the email client companion of Firefox.

Interview with Michael Robertson, SIPphone

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Interviews

My interview this morning is with Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com, Linspire, and now a new startup, SIPphone (www.sipphone.com). I thought it would be interesting to conduct the interview via Michael's own software, so I called him up using the SIPphone software and a voice over IP connection to ask him a bit about the idea behind SIPphone, and what he has been up to lately. The call quality was great, and I also got his insights into what makes a good entrepreneur, and some great advice for startups.

Mozilla considers TV and movie ad campaign

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Moz/FF

With the competition to find the best creative ideas to help advertise its aims in full swing, the Mozilla Foundation has revealed that it may screen a Firefox advert on national television or in cinemas.

Novell defends SUSE Linux revenue performance

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SUSE

Novell Inc's president and COO Ron Hovsepian has defended the company's SUSE Linux business, maintaining that it is performing better than the company's revenue figures suggest.

What Thunderbird Lightning Users Want: Microsoft Outlook

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Moz/FF

The updated calendar extension for Thunderbird, Lightning 0.1, is on the streets. User reactions are upbeat, but they insist on more Outlook-like group scheduling and coordinating, as these users comments on the Lightning Suggestions wiki demonstrate:

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PostgreSQL Database Server Configuration

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Linux

PostgreSQL is a fully featured object-relational database management system. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and is designed to be extensible by users in many aspects. Some of the features are: ACID transactions, foreign keys, views, sequences, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions, outer joins, multiversion concurrency control. Graphical user interfaces and bindings for many programming languages are available as well.

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Marcel's Linux App of the Month : kdissert

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Linux

Even after writing a half dozen books and several hundred articles, I still find it difficult to know where to start when I'm looking at a new project. Getting the germ of whatever ideas I might have down into something that starts to look and sound intelligent is anything but second nature. Somewhere in my head, there's a jumble of fleeting thoughts, ideas, and concepts, running every which way with no map for me to follow other than some casual mental digging here and there. If you find yourself in the same kind of cerebral jungle, what you and I really need is a mind map.

Tux goes retail: How open source is faring in big box retail stores

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Linux

Free open source software is making slow in-roads into the world of big box retail. This article is the first of a series which take a detailed look inside the world of retail as Tux is experiencing it.

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