This week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

A week without some sort of tawdry drama in the open source world would be like a week without sunshine. The good news is the major corporates seem quite willing to take turns as the whipping boy.

How To Turn Windows Into Linux And Become L33T

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Humor

Some windows junkie has put together a shockwave animation making fun of linux and its users. Don't go unless you have a sense of humor.

gamecube linux

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Gaming

once the xbox linux team got a mature system established they decided to move on to gamecube linux. they’ve made a lot of progress.

Microsoft: Linux is anti-commercial

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Microsoft

References to free software and Linux were removed from a UN document after Microsoft claimed that such software aims to 'make it impossible to make any income on software as a commercial product'

Search and replace across many files with a perl one-liner

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HowTos

Here's a piece from me on how to do a search and replace across many files in one line of perl, for several kinds of cases.

SOHO: Office rival opens

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Software

Last month's release of OpenOffice 2.0 has changed everything. The software is vastly improved. Almost every major flaw has been addressed. The new version is impressively fast.

Firefox 1.5 Review

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Moz/FF
Reviews

At first glance, Firefox 1.5 (we tested RC3) doesn't seem much different from Firefox 1.0. And in case you're considering a download, 1.5 RC3 is rock-solid.

Opera issues security patch for Unix users

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Security

In a rapid response to Secunia alert, Opera has issued a security patch to protect users against flaws in some versions of its browser running on Linux or Unix, and in Macromedia's Flash Player.

Linux can solve desktop management woes

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Linux

A recent survey by IMRB for Network Magazine's Infrastructure Strategies 2005 found that many enterprises have already made considerable investments in open source.

Open Source Content Management Set Up

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Web

I thought there should be a site that allows people to "test drive" many of the best systems vailable. Since there was no site like that, I started opensourceCMS.com.

Desktop Linux for small business

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Linux

Is your business ready to take the open source plunge? We test five leading desktop Linux distributions and come up with one winner.

Building an Open-Source House

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Misc

Our Senior Editor puts years of home-renovating experience to work in planning computing, networking, RF, audio and video in his family's \"ultimate\" house.

Podcast receivers for Linux

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HowTos

If you're bored with blogging and ready for new worlds to conquer, podcasting might be just the impetus you need to refuel your interest in Internet publishing. The term is something of a misnomer. You don't need an iPod to create or receive a podcast, and it's not really a broadcast.

MEPIS SimplyMEPIS v3.4-1 RC1 Screenshots

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Linux

Once again Phoronix and OSDir are keeping us up-to-date with the latest on what our favorite distros are looking like. This time they have posted screenshots of MEPIS SimplyMEPIS v3.4-1 RC1.

Open-source vending machine 'gaining momentum'

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OSS

It looks like a vending machine but it doesn't spit out chocolate or coffee. Instead, it's providing free, open-source software (Foss) in more than 30 locations in South Africa.

80GB Portable Linux Desktop Drive GlobeTrotter 2.0

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MDV

Mandriva and LaCie introduce a mobile USB hard drive pre-loaded with a specially tuned version of the award-winning Mandriva Linux operating system.

KDE 3.5 being tagged

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KDE

According to a post on the kde-i18n-nl list, KDE 3.5 final will soon be announced. Coolo is quoted as saying, "I spent the weekend reviewing commits to the 3.5 branch and tagged most of them as included in KDE 3.5.0."

Kanotix 2005-04-RC17

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Linux
Reviews
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Kanotix 2005-04-RC17 was released a few days ago and tuxmachines is running really behind in their reviews. However, this was one I wanted to make sure I completed. I've reviewed several distros that are based on Kanotix and the time was right to finally review the source. However, if I really want to get down to where the rubber meets the road, I'm going to have to review Knoppix. Saving that for another time, today we look at Kanotix 2005-04-RC17.

Linux gurus ask to join EU Microsoft fight

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Linux

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has filed a request with the European Union asking to get involved in an EU antitrust suit against Microsoft.

Intel sues Intell over Intel

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Legal

CHIP GIANT Intel is taking legal action in a California court against a firm called Intell Detection Systems.

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