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Do Small Businesses Fear Open Source?

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OSS

Are you the open source type? It's an essential question for emerging enterprises as they build out their IT infrastructure--the wrong choice may bring your business to a standstill.

Hackers still important, Red Hat exec says

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Interviews

Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's vice president of open source affairs, who is also president and a member of the board at the Open Source Initiative was in India last week. In a telephone interview from Delhi, Tiemann talked to IDG News Service on a wide range of issues relating to the open source movement.

Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Will Launch Thursday

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Moz/FF

Barring more bugs, Firefox Beta 2 will release Thursday, Mozilla Corp. developers reported after a weekly status meeting held Tuesday.

OpenOffice goes Premium

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Software

Version 2.0, which was released late last year, received favorable reviews. Now, a group of OpenOffice enthusiasts have released OpenOffice Premium, a new bundle that includes the OpenOffice suite and a grab-bag of extras, such as clip art, document templates, and fonts.

Sabayon Linux 3.0 RC2 Mini Screenshots

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Linux

Sabayon Linux, a rather unique distribution based upon Gentoo, has come out recently with the the second release candidate in the 3.0 branch both with DVD and CD versions. The mini edition uses a single LiveCD and comes with a wealth of Linux desktop innovations. Of the features include WINE (0.9.19), Compiz, and more. Those Screenshots.

Products and Projects: What’s in a Name?

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Misc

What makes a good open source project name, and what makes a good name for a product, or even a feature within a product? And, does it really matter in the world of open source software? From what I have seen, it matters a lot.

Building a Path for Linux Applications

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Linux

In this TestRun podcast, eWEEK Labs Director Jim Rapoza talks to Advanced Technologies Analyst Jason Brooks about a new type of Linux distribution called rPath. Jason says that rPath combines the strength of Linux, virtualization and appliances to create a useful application platform for both ISVs and businesses. That Podcast.

Gentoo Linux 2006.1 Unleashed

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1, the second release of the year. It builds on the strength of previous releases with several improvements.

Gentoo 2006.1 Impressions

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Gentoo

The Gentoo release team has just announced the launch of their 2006.1 version, so we are going to take a look at what's new. Included in the updates is an improved installer/LiveCD with Networkless mode, smarter partitioner, updated compiler and more. This release also adds the addition of an AMD64 Live CD.

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Mozilla Goes Mainstream

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Moz/FF

As Mozilla prepares for the October release of the next version of Firefox, the group is facing its biggest challenge yet: Going mainstream. Firefox's share of the market, however impressive, has been flat after rapid growth in 2004 and 2005. Analysts say that's because Mozilla has largely reached the natural Firefox constituency—hip college students, Microsoft haters, and tech geeks.

Ubuntu and Your iPod

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Ubuntu

You will be happy to know that Ubuntu does iPods, even Nanos. You will also be happy to know that using your iPod on your Ubuntu system is quite easy. All you have to do is plug your iPod into one of your computer's USB ports, after which Ubuntu will automatically mount it and place an iPod icon on your desktop.

Why ESR is Wrong to Advocate Compromise

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OSS

I once heard a story about a Colorado miner who, despite his hard work, couldn't find gold. He eventually came to the conclusion that the search was futile and he gave up. After reading the latest statements from Open Source luminary Eric S. Raymond, I'm tempted to compare him with the first owner of the gold mine.

Why Linux Kernel 2.6 Rocks

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Linux

If you are the kind of person who believes in the phrase "More is Good," then get ready to be bogged down by the impressive new set of features that Linux kernel 2.6 boasts.

How to convert YouTube videos to DivX or XviD

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HowTos

YouTube clips are everywhere these days, and I must admit I'm addicted to the site. Nevertheless, I've had a couple of small annoyances with YouTube videos. I wanted to be able to play my favorite ones on standalone DVD/DivX players. I also found I couldn't go backwards or forwards when playing the site's Flash videos with MPlayer. For those reasons, I decided to convert my favorite YouTube videos to DivX or XviD formats. Here's how you can do the same.

Building Servers with Kubuntu

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HowTos

Although we support Kubuntu, the process is same for all these great Distros. It's a stable secure platform that can do a great job. Whether it's serving web content, mail, or just local files, these great distros are up to the task!! So complete the basic build first then choose the type of server you want to build.

CBR's open source VIPs - part two

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OSS

The free and open source software movement is dominated by individuals who have shaped and encouraged its adoption by big business. In the second of two features, Matthew Aslett identifies the open source VIPs.

Linux and Open Source: How They Affect HR Professionals

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OSS

Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing acceptance in the global marketplace by small and large companies alike. This column considers why open source is growing so fast, and what it means to human resources professionals.

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Open Source Windows Clone Coming Soon?

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Misc

It is quite unlikely that any of us will ever see an open source version of Microsoft Windows in our lifetimes.

Or is it?

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