Open-source antivirus tech may get commercial help

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Software

To plug a hole in its intrusion-prevention product, eEye Digital Security may adopt the Clam AntiVirus project and improve the open-source software.

klik wins "Linux Format Hottest Pick" award

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Software

We got notified from the Linux Format (a printed magazine sold in UK newspaper stands) that they give their Hottest Pick award to klik. -- Woooohoo!

Quake 4 patch v1.0.5, Linux client/server v1.0.6 - patch

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Gaming

Id Software has released a new beta patches for Quake 4, bringing the Linux client/server to version 1.0.6.

Also: $2,000 Quake 4 tourney proposed

Closed, Open Source Share Compatibility Problems

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Software

Software stacks, open or closed, will always be dogged by backward-compatibility issues. Deal with it.

Packetstorm in a teacup; Firefox still secure

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Moz/FF
Security

The first exploit for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was discovered by Packetstorm last week. However initial reports that Packetstorm's hack could completely disable Firefox seem grossly exaggerated.

Linux Shortcuts and Commands

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HowTos

This is a practical selection of the commands we use most often. On my small home system, it says there are 2595 executables on my PATH. Many of these "commands" can be accessed from your favourite GUI front-end, by clicking on the right menu or button. They can all be run from the command line.

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits Using the Linux

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Security

Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users.

Dual-core desktop duel: AMD vs. Intel

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Hardware

What would the results of a dual-core desktop CPU fight look like? To answer the question once and for all, we set ourselves to a no-holds-barred dual-core desktop CPU fistfight.

Considering the Misuse of Open Source

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OSS

As open-source software spreads to personal computers, servers and Internet networking equipment around the world, so, too, is the misuse of the rules governing the software.

LinuxWorld Boston mulls "invisible Linux" pavilion

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Linux

LinuxWorld Boston 2006 organizers say the "Invisible Linux" pavilion, currently at the "concept" stage, could help surface the use of Linux and open source in devices and embedded applications, given sufficient exhibitor interest.

Minding your P's and Q's with Open Source

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OSS

Open source compliance continues to be difficult issue, often compounded by the large and varied range of licenses that governed the use of the software that may come with the kind of strings attached that you may not realize.

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.

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