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10th Annual Webby Awards

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Web

The Webbys are upon us! Seems like we just ate all of the coconut creme cake at the reception banquet for the Webby Awards, but how time flies. It's gala season yet again, so here comes another round. This year is the tenth year for the Webby Awards.

Bringing free software to the masses

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OSS

You'd think it would be easy to research the right-hand man of free-software icon Richard Stallman, given the mass of information online about the free-software movement.

GTA cited as car-chase motive

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Gaming

New York man gets two charges after car chase with cops; thought he could outrun police because he did it in Grand Theft Auto.

To 64 or Not to 64, That Was the Question

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Reviews

With my nice new motherboard & cpu, I've been quite anxious to test some of my new-found powers. My first thought after the hardware installation was: Gentoo 64-bit! By way of testing, I installed the 64-bit version of SuSE 10.1 rc1 yesterday and had planned on writing this wonderfully informative comparison article of it and the 32-bit version. I was expecting the 64-bit to smoke 32 and had even made preliminary reads into installing the 64-bit version of Gentoo. Since this was my first foray into the world of 64-bit, I expected to be lost and confused. Well, the former may not have come to fruition, but the latter certainly did.

It Does Little, and Not Very Well

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Reviews

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet ought to possess all the ingredients necessary for tech success. This thin, light device -- essentially, a touch-sensitive color screen framed by a few buttons -- looks like an artifact from science fiction. It comes from a company with a long history of innovation in mobile devices. And it runs on the tinkering-friendly, open-source Linux operating system.

It's a Dapper SimplyMepis 6.0-Alpha 1

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Linux

Like many distributions, Simply Mepis was written on the Debian base. In fact, until recently Simply Mepis was still being written on the Debian base, however when release 3.4-3 was delayed by the constant updates of Debian Etch it became apparent that there might be changes ahead. Warren, who has always produced a cutting edge, high quality distro began looking at what the alternatives were.

Demystifying Regular Expressions

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HowTos

There is nothing harder then starting to learn something from the beginning. This is even harder if the thing that needs mastering is also something that requires logic and deeper understanding and not just following the protocols. In this article a simple usage of regular expressions is described. Its intention is to bring users to try the most powerful search and replace paradigm available and hopefully start using it.

Style Is Everything, Right?

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HowTos

Styles are the chief feature that make office suites more than electronic typewriters. In OpenOffice.org, however, they are even more important than usual. Most word processors offer character and paragraph styles, but OpenOffice.org also includes frame, page and numbering styles. Even more importantly, OpenOffice.org extends the concept of styles to other applications.

Cluster and Grid Comuting

Grid computing has become extremely popular in IT circles mainly because of the potential computing power and cost savings. But grid computing is a multifaceted technology that means different things to different people.

Dual boot Macs will help Linux: 10 reasons

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Linux

Linux afficionado Con Zymaris believes that the onset of dual boot Apple Macintoshes, running both Mac OSX and Windows, will be a boon for the cause of Linux and open source software.

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AMD Subpoenas Microsoft in Intel Case

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Legal

AMD on Thursday issued a subpoena to Microsoft requesting information on its dealings with rival chipmaker Intel, including the Redmond company's decision to support 64-bit chips from both manufacturers.

Mozilla Support Policy Spells End For Firefox 1.0.x

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. Thursday outlined a new support policy that includes a "sunset" provision which will quash any further security updates to the Firefox 1.0.x, Thunderbird 1.0.x, and Mozilla Suite 1.7.x product lines. New policy would make May 29 the end of the line for Firefox 1.0.x.

French bill casts chill on open-source DRM & P2P

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OSS

On May 4, the French Senate will debate a copyright bill that is widely expected to have a chilling effect on the development and distribution of open-source software for digital rights management (DRM) or P2P (peer-to-peer) file-sharing.

Red Hat, JBoss and Fedora: Oh My!

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Linux

Red Hat, the world's largest Linux company is trying to grow into one of the world's largest software companies while at the same time keeping a grip on its Linux assets, says Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in this edition of the Cyber Cynic podcast.

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The mood of the Internet

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Web

Dutch researcher Maarten de Rijke and his co-workers Gilad Mishne and Krisztian Balog have developed a new programme that can trace and explain significant changes in mood patterns on the Internet. MoodViews is a collection of instruments that maps the mood of bloggers as they write their message.

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