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Why is Firefox So Darn Popular?

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Moz/FF

Recently, I have been pondering why is Firefox so darn popular? This is a question that I honestly ask myself sometimes, often while browsing the web from within the browser itself. The real trick is that there are so many different ways to answer this.

From 0 to 1 in 100 years

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Web

Net Neutrality is a snowball. Google currently lists 36.4 million results for "net neutrality" and another 3.13 million for "network neutrality". The top of five "sponsored links" is for NetCompetition.org, a carrier-funded anti-neutrality PR site.

Planeshift 0.3.015 Released!

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Gaming

A new version of the MMORPG Planeshift has just been released. The story of Yliakum continues in this new release of the game, which comes up with many improvements.

Novell SLED 10 Desktop Review

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Reviews
SUSE

I was quite enthusiastic to see the second generation of this alternative desktop in preliminary release at the end of June. I downloaded the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop ISO and spent some time with it over the holiday weekend. The fact that I ended up spending very little time wth it is really the story.

Howto: Linux write (burn) data to DVD or DVD/RW

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HowTos

DVD is another good option for backup, archiving, data exchange etc. In order to write DVD/DVD-RW from shell prompt you need to install a package called dvd+rw-tools. Also note that this package works under *BSD, HP-UX, Solaris and other UNIX like operating systems.

Pay a little now, pay a lot later

Freedom of choice is an ideal. Choosing freedom or bondage isn't very important for a typical home user. Most people only use the software that comes bundled with their computer. This is not the case, though, with business who dedicate significant portions of their income to IT.

Where in the world does open source come from?

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OSS

Matt Asay's recent comment that "open source is not a Silicon Valley phenomenon" has sparked a debate about the importance of location, and got me thinking about where open source software comes from.

FBI plans new Net-tapping push

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Security

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.

Cracking the secret codes of Europe's Galileo satellite

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Sci/Tech

Members of Cornell's Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory have cracked the so-called pseudo random number (PRN) codes of Europe's first global navigation satellite, despite efforts to keep the codes secret.

DoD releases OTD Roadmap

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OSS

The Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) has announced the release of a Department of Defense (DoD) report entitled the Open Technology Development Roadmap which focuses on how to make the use of open technology development an integral part of the Department of Defense (DoD) software acquisition and development processes.

Government Open Source Conference

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OSS

The second-annual Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), is scheduled for Oct. 12-13 in Portland, Ore. Designed for information technology executives and managers in national, state and local governments, GOSCON features in-depth sessions on open source implementation and best practices.

DEB hell, just like RPM hell, but with aptitude

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Software

The RPM format was often accused to generate a so-called «dependency hell», pretty much like the «DLL hell» in Windows. I believe that no matter how smart a tool or a file format specification can be, if you don't set the dependencies properly, you're going to hell anyway.

Created As Unix, Perfected As Linux?

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Linux

Why doesn't Linux click with my friends, neighbors, family, and others? While shaving this morning, my hand slipped off the bathroom counter and I bumped my head. Suddenly I understood...It's because of Unix.

Nonux 3.1 LiveCD Screenshots

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Linux

Nonux, a Slackware-based desktop-oriented LiveCD, has reached version 3.1. New in Nonux 3.1 is Linux 2.6.17.3, Dropline GNOME 2.14.2, and more package updates. This distribution release is of course tailored for dutch speaking Linux users. View Here.

Review: Can Xandros Linux Desktop Replace Windows Media Center Edition?

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Reviews

Microsoft is currently fighting a virtual game of king of the hill with OS competitors attempting to claw their way to the high ground. The latest challenger is Xandros.

HP To Certify Suse Linux For Notebooks

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Hardware
SUSE

Hewlett-Packard will ensure that the operating system works on several of its notebook models by year-end.

It's Official: 'To Google' Is Grammatically Correct

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Google

Everyone seems to be content with making "google" a generic term except the search company that invented the name. "To google" has caught on to such a degree that Merriam-Webster decided to include it as a transitive verb in the upcoming new edition of its dictionary.

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Gaming in Kubuntu

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Gaming
Ubuntu
HowTos

I was able to get the Gaming part of the Kubuntu How-to done. Half-Life 2 is really a fun First person shooter. I'll show you how to play it in Linux with a little help from our friends at Transgaming.com. With Half-Life 2 under your belt, how about loading a game that runs native linux code? The Kubuntu How-to continues with loading Quake 4.

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