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Linux Kernel Point Release Fixes Flaws

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Security

The new 2.6.16.1 Linux kernel point release follows the 2.6.16 release by a week and includes various bug fixes, as well as a fix for a potential security vulnerability.

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Standalone Tremulous 1.1.0 Arrives March 31!

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Gaming

Tremulous will be released 31st March and this means it will be free like enemy-territory and open source like Quake III, so this game will be absolutly free!

With Microsoft in Chaos, Our Moment Has Arrived

Apparently, Microsoft's next release of its flagship operating system, called 'Vista', has been delayed yet again. Is this the beginning of the end for Microsoft?

CEO Jack Messman talks about Novell's present and future

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SUSE

Novell has its ups -- the promise of its new desktop -- and its downs -- its last quarter's results -- but Jack Messman, the company's CEO is determined to see the open-source course his way.

In an interview with Linux-Watch, Messman explained where he thinks the company is today and where it, and its Linux products, are going.

Mastering Wget

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HowTos

Your browser does a good job of fetching web documents and displaying them, but there are times when you need an extra strength download manager to get those tougher HTTP jobs done.

Gnu Priviacy Guard Agent (GPG)

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HowTos

After going through the article on Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) you've got gpg up and running. But - every time you need to encrypt, decrypt or sign, you need to enter your passphrase.

Wouldn't it be nice to have something similar to how ssh-agent handles ssh passphrases for you?

Sandals and ponytail set cramp Linux

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Linux

The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the reasons behind the software's slow uptake in commercial environments, says former Massachusetts chief information officer (CIO) Peter Quinn.

Conference Report: FOSS Means Business, Belfast

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OSS

The FOSS Means Business Conference was the result of a north-south, cross-border initiative to bring those interested in free and open-source software together for the first time. The conference was held to host talks by two of the free software world's patron saints, Bruce Perens and Richard Stallman.

Freedom Toaster to allow user uploads

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Misc

The Shuttleworth Foundation's Freedom Toasters are set to receive a content-sharing upgrade, which will be music to some users' ears.

Business Ignorance Biggest Challenge For Open Source: Maddog

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OSS

Open source software is becoming more pervasive worldwide, but its biggest challenge may be the business community's failure to embrace it, according to Linux International executive director Jon "Maddog" Hall.

Also: Mark Turner's Linuxworld Report

Open Source Academy Launches 'Certified Open'

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OSS

A new programme for gauging the ‘openness’ of IT solutions has been unveiled for UK local government by Open Source Academy – the consortium backed by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister through the e-Innovations programme.

Open-source guru creates new ID system

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Software

Over the weekend, developer Jeremie Miller launched a new project, called MicroID, designed to give users a way to authoritatively prove that they are the authors of blog postings and Web sites.

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40+ Suggestions for Better Desktop

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Software

Here are my few suggestions to make better desktop (making it simple but powerful). Most of them are for Gnome and related applications but for other desktop environments and applications could be also useful.

Golden's Rules: Why new chips + Xen = dream machines

'm not usually a guy who slavers over the latest and greatest technology. In fact, I generally prefer to wait until a technology has been around at least a year before I jump on it. I'm changing my ways, and all because of multi-core virtualization. You may not have heard why Xen goes better with this new generation of chips.

How To: Back up your DVDs in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I wrote a bash script to help you duplicate your DVDs. This may be illegal depending on where you live, but if you use your DVDs regularly you should have backups, to protect your investment. This script will backup the DVD to your hard disk, decrypt it, and create a directory structure that you can burn back to DVD-R.

Linux - Help for Librarians

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Linux

DiscoverStation uses one Linux desktop to power up to 10 workstations, leaving only monitors, keyboards, floppy drives and mice subject to public torture.

Gaël Duval Bids Farewell to Cookers

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MDV

In a tear-jerking last farewell, Gaël Duval says goodbye and thanks to the developers on the Cooker Mailing List.

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