Big Vole is watching you

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Microsoft

CUDDLY SOFTWARE giant Microsoft will use its new Windows Live geolocation finder as a Big Brother location device for the police.

REVIEW SUSE Linux 10.0

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Reviews
SUSE

The Holy Grail of Linux is to be so easy to install and use that the technologically illiterate can do it. The penguin community is working feverishly to this goal, which would give Microsoft's Windows a run for its money.

It's almost there.

Will Linux take the lead in server virtualization?

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Linux

For server vendors such as Dell, Linux is a good thing because it lowers acquisition costs for customers. It's easier for a customer to commit to deploying a new server when software license fees are removed from the equation.

First looks: Ark Linux 2005.2

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Linux
Reviews

Speaking of Ark Linux 2005.2, DistroWatch has included a "first look" in their Distrowatch Weekly. Overall they liked it, but admit it's still not quite ready to be called "beginner-friendly"

Qt4 on its way into Portage

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Gentoo

In this weeks Gentoo Weekly Newsletter we find Qt4 is starting to be marked unstable on various architectures. So it begins...

CLI Magic: Daily aliases

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HowTos

If you spend any time working at the shell, you probably use many GNU utilities. One thing that distinguishes the GNU versions from the classic Unix versions is that the GNU programs are rife with additional options. Some of these options are so useful you may want to create an alias so you can use them all the time without needing to do all the extra typing.

Volkerding 2.0

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Slack

Patrick Volkerding releases Briah 1.0 on Saturday, Dec 10., which is now an integral part of the Volkerding package. This updates Volerding to version 2.0 and brings with it many new and exciting changes. Bug reports and patches should be submitted to briah at slackware dot com.

HOWTO Install FreeNX Server on SUSE 10

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SUSE
HowTos

Not long ago, I reviewed SUSE Linux 10 and found that they had included the latest version of FreeNX. Once it was installed and working I have to say I was immediately impressed. I was overwhelmed with email from our readers asking that I write how to do it... so here we are!

The Firefox Hacks You Must Have

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Moz/FF

With the release of the new version 1.5 of Firefox, there's never been a better time to download the open-source browser, take it for a drive, kick the tires and see what it can do.

Dual-bootable; More Doable

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HowTos

Linux is great, but sometimes a guy's gotta play games. Here's how to set up a quicker Dual-Boot to get you back into windows.

Ark Linux v2005.2 Screenshots

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Linux

Ark Linux is a Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience. Major release 2005.2 was released Saturday, and Phoronix has the screenshots.

Wolvix | Games Edition 1.0.4 is released

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Linux

Looks like x-mas comes early this year. My present to you is Wolvix Games Edition, featuring over 50 games in different categories, four emulators and quite a few desktop applications.

Firefox 1.5 anti-phishing toolbar update available

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Moz/FF

Internet services company Netcraft Ltd. invites Firefox users who haven't yet tried the Netcraft Toolbar to install its latest version for Firefox 1.5 on any operating system.

Linux Makes it to the NASDAQ-100 Index with Red Hat

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Linux

The Nasdaq Stock Market has said that the annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ-100 Index®, will be effective with the market open on Monday, December 19, 2005. The new listing includes Red Hat and Google.

Open-source Business Intelligence Firm Gets Funding

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OSS

As further evidence of the expanding role of open source applications in enterprise data centers, Pentaho, a start-up that builds open-source business intelligence software, announced last week that it has received US$5 million in series A funding.

'Podcast' Named 2005 Word of the Year

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Misc

The phenomenal year of the iPod continues this week following the announcement that the New Oxford American Dictionary has designated "podcast" as the 2005 Word of the Year.

KDE India Founded

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KDE

A group of enthusiastic KDE users and developers met last week to combine their efforts to build a central platform for all things KDE in India.

Stx 1.0 r2: He Wanted Testers!...

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Linux
Reviews
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I was a bit intrigued when I saw the announcement on DistroWatch for Stx, but I was quite a bit behind in my projects for the weekend so I didn't really pay much attention to it until I saw the announcement on PcLinuxOnline. There STIBS posted his announcement as a request for "Distro testers wanted ..." This got my attention. When I read the information posted, all other reviews like Frugalware and Foresight would have to wait. This project sounded very interesting.

Where's the 'Wow'?

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Gaming

The Xbox 360 experience just hasn't been what it should be, given the hype, anticipation and price tag for one of the units.

Also: Muted hello for Xbox 360 in Japan

A little sleuthing unmasks writer of Wikipedia prank

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Web

It started as a joke and ended up as a shot heard round the Internet, with the joker losing his job and Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, suffering a blow to its credibility.

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