Ballmer foils Linux plan

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Microsoft

MICROSOFT CEO Steve Ballmer managed to foil a plan by some Linux demonstrators to upset one of his speeches at the University of Massachusetts by showing up on time.

LFS LiveCD x86-6.1.1 Screenshots

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Linux

The LFS LiveCD is geared specifically toward providing a reliable host system for the purpose of building Linux From Scratch. Phoronix has screenshots.

Feeling secure

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Mac

Here's an interesting (read: funny) account of why one user prefers Mac to Linux or Windows, stating, “Macs are for babies. PCs and Linux are hardcore.”

EULAs, indemnification, and user protection

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OSS

Users of free and open source software (FOSS), who are accustomed to licences that give no warranty and admit no liability, may be even less inclined to read EULAs than most computer users. Perhaps, though, we should start.

Linux gaming made easy

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Gaming

If gaming is the only reason you still use Windows, now might be time to switch. Cedega represents the best solution for gaming under Linux.

VGA Charts VIII: PCI Express Winter 2005

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Hardware

We have assembled a field of 25 candidates using the PCI Express interface. All of these cards can be compared across 50 charts detailing the results of seven benchmarks run at various screen resolutions and different quality settings.

Using the Root Account on Debian

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HowTos

This article introduces using sudo to restrict superuser privileges. It is a good idea for you to get used to sudo now, as the rest of this series will use it wherever you need root access to perform a task.

Macedonia Deploys 5,000 GNOMEs in Public Schools

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Linux

When the Republic of Macedonia decided to deploy Linux in 468 schools and 182 computer labs nationwide, they chose GNOME on an Ubuntu distribution.

The secret of Firefox's success

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Software

Firefox is doing well only because Jane and John Doe like it: it's neat and it has cool hooks. And vitally important, it isn't Microsoft.

To Serve Small Business

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Linux

You probably don't remember the Twilight Zone episode where aliens arrive from outer space apparently only bringing friendship and help. They offer new technology and solutions to all Mankind's problems. In return, they only ask for us to trust them.

Madison Avenue faces Google fears

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Web

Google Inc.'s search for revenue beyond its wildly popular pay-per-click advertising system has everyone from publishers to phone companies unnerved by the seemingly endless scope of the Web leader's ambitions.

First Look: Firefox 1.5

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Mac
Moz/FF

I admit it—I’m a Firefox fan. It’s not my only browser, but it probably gets used about 75 percent of the time for my browsing. So what’s new in version 1.5, and why might Mac users want to take a look at it?

Kompose - The MacOS 'Expose' on Linux

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Software

People always say, why can't Linux have some of the same functionality as OSX? I personally like OSX too for the importance they give to usability and aesthetics. And I really like Expose... Now Linux can also claim to have Expose like functionality in an application called Kompose.

Also: Vi & Emacs - Two old time adversaries

Open source rides to the rescue

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OSS

Traffic on the network had been increasing all week, but the intrusion-detection system wasn’t picking up anything malicious. Whatever traffic was traversing the network was considered okay.

Windows/Ubuntu Dual Boot Instructional Video

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HowTos

The WVU chapter of the ACM presents an instructional video on installing a dual-boot system using Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.

OpenMotif 2.3 Beta Now Available for Linux Developers

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Software

The beta release of OpenMotif 2.3, the most significant version of OpenMotif since it was released to the open source community in May 2000, was announced by the OpenMotif Project Team.

ICANN Reverses Course on '.XXX' Domain

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Web

Raising the possibility that it will change course once again on a hotly debated move meant to give adult content Web sites their own Internet realm, the net's governing body has decided to shelve a plan to discuss how to create a ".xxx" domain.

Jamcracker saves money with Linux

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Linux

Jamcracker uses Suse Linux Enterprise Server on IBM eServer xSeries servers to cut costs, enable new product line.

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Wolvix 1.0.4, the adventure continues

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Linux
Reviews
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Another one of my favorite Linux distributions released an updated version a coupla days ago and I've been anxious to test it out. Wolvix 1.0.4 was released on December 1 and it includes lots of updates and enhancments. Tuxmachines even tried the manual hard drive install today and spent most of the day playing around in it.

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