Microsoft preps for 'The Apprentice'

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Microsoft

Marketers from the company analyzed ratings from the past two seasons of the program, broken down by week and region, to choose the specific episode on which they wanted their product to appear. They settled on tonight's show.

Linux Remote Administration Simplified

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Linux

Remote Linux administration is easier than ever before! Emmett walks you through the set-up process using SuSE as an example.

Autopackage: Toward a universal package manager for the desktop

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Software

If Mike Hearn, Hongli Lai, and the rest of the Autopackage team realize their goals, the future of package management in GNU/Linux will be greatly different from the present.

Higher Order Perl: A Book Review

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Reviews

If you're an experienced Perl programmer, HOP up to the next level with this book.

AIIA open source event a closed shop

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OSS

The Australian Information Industry Association appears to have decided to educate the corporate world about the use of open source software - but it doesn't want any media present while it does so.

Coming soon: Online hugs

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Sci/Tech

Email and messaging over the internet may be great ways to communicate, but Singapore scientists are seeking a way to transmit hugs in cyberspace.

Philips shares Linux patents, royalty-free

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OSS

Philips Electronics China Group announced Wednesday that the company, together with Sony, IBM, Red Hat and Novell, has decided to join the Open Invention Network (OIN), to purchase core patents of Linux operation system and offer them, free of charge.

Internet Banking Possible for Linux

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Linux

Two public financial institutions will start the first Linux-based Internet banking services this month as the government tries to end Microsoft Windows’ long-running monopoly in online banking systems.

Firefox Tweak Guide

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox for short, is just a free Internet browser. So why all the fuss and hype over Firefox? In a nutshell, the reason is simple: Firefox is a true open source competitor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Quake4 Demo for Linux

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Gaming

A demo version (322MB) of Quake4 for linux has been released. There are BitTorrents available, aswell as an ftp server to download.

M$ Drops the Office Open Standard Ball

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Microsoft

The only difference between Microsoft's November 2003 open and royalty-free license for the Office 2003 Reference Schemas and today's Office 2003 license, according to the company, is that "Microsoft is offering a covenant not to sue for the Office 2003 Reference Schemas."

Reason Why Vendors Don't Sell AMD Products

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Hardware

One vendor that primary retails through the Internet said, our products are made on demand and it would be fatal for us to rely on uncertain deliveries as we cannot keep the customers waiting just because we don't have the parts.

Firefox Faces Uphill Battle, Analysts Predict

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Moz/FF

Despite handing out positive reviews over the latest version of the open-source Firefox Web browser, market watchers are saying that the Mozilla Foundation will need to publicize the product heavily in order to lure new users.

Damn! This is one small Linux Distribution

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Reviews

What is unique about DSL is that it is one of the first distribution which contains a GUI environment contained in its small size and targeted at the ordinary user.

The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2006 Free Edition

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Mandriva 2006 Free Edition based server.

GPL 3.0 Beckons Open-Source Community

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center on Wednesday released the road map for the long-awaited revision of the GNU General Public License.

Linux to power 'son of Star Wars'

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Linux

Lockheed Martin is to use Linux as the operating system for the missile defence program Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program, dubbed 'son of Star Wars'.

IBM wants Solaris to Linux converts

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Linux

The kind engineers at IBM have delivered a new tool for moving customers off Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system and onto Linux.

KDE browser pips Firefox in Web standards test

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KDE

Developers of the Linux desktop environment say they don't want to be 'outdone by the fox on any front'

Troppix v1.2 Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix has some wonderful screenshots of Troppix 1.2, a stand-alone Linux live CD based on Debian GNU/Linux, aimed at security professionals.

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