Microsoft vs Linux - the Empire strikes back?

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OS

The struggle between Windows and the open source movement calls for epic metaphors, says Simon Moores, but the battle will be fought in the middle ground and can we really expect Linux to defeat the Empire there?

Mark Sobell on the Bash and the Linux Cli

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Mark, is the command line dead?

No, not at all. For some people, for some tasks, it is easier and more straightforward to use a graphical interface.

Firefox Contest Calls on Independent Filmmakers

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Software

Mozilla is doing something that no open-source Web browsing project has ever done before -- using independent filmmakers to spread the word about its next release.

Opera rolls out security patch

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Security

Opera issued a security patch on Tuesday to protect users against flaws in Macromedia's Flash Player and in some versions of its open source browser running on Linux or Unix.

Linux Bangalore returns as FOSS.IN/2005

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OSS

FOSS.IN/2005 India's largest Free and Open Source Software Event, will be held at the Bangalore Palace from November 29 to December 2, 2005.

Talk Back To The Web With Flock

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Software

I have seen enough "good" from Flock to suggest to the ones of you who make the web work for them, to definitely give a good whirl to this elegant new browser.

The Windows Idiot Tax

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Linux

For those who still believe that running Windows instead of Linux is cheaper or more cost effective let me give you a real world scenario I discovered today.

PCLinuxOS 0.92 Release (Labor of Love)

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PCLOS

On behalf of the PCLinuxOS engineering team, I'm happy to announce that PCLinuxOS 0.92 is now available for download in 4 different versions and two more in the works.

Easy Backup and Restore

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HowTos

Are you still not doing backups on a regular basis--or at all? With this easy-to-follow procedure and ready-made scripts, you're out of excuses.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Microsoft and Open Standards

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Microsoft

How many times does Microsoft have to lie about being open before people get it? Kids know that when one kid lies all the time, the next thing out of his mouth is likely to be another lie.

Also: Extremely critical Windows flaw code appears

Novell to Concentrate on Linux and Open Source

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Linux

Novell has announced it will concentrate its business on key growth opportunities in the Linux and Open Source and Identity and Resource Management markets.

Intel starts big client Linux push

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Linux

CHIP GIANT Intel appears to be pushing the Linux operating system for all it's worth - and not just in the server market.

Operating with open source

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OSS

Myths and realities about open source software (OSS) came under discussion at the "Operating with Open Source" day, part of ICT Forum Wales.

Web Browser Developers Work Together on Security

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KDE

Core KDE developer George Staikos recently hosted a meeting of the security developers from the leading web browsers. The aim was to come up with future plans to combat the security risks posed by phishing, ageing encryption ciphers and inconsistent SSL Certificate practise.

A French Penguin Visits

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MDV
Reviews

Mandriva Linux 2006, released last month, feels very much like a natural evolution of earlier Mandrake releases--in both good and bad ways. As I tested the PowerPack edition of Mandriva 2006, I was disappointed to find many of the same rough edges that drove me away from Mandrake still present in this new incarnation.

Secure remote file management with sshfs

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HowTos

It's a dangerous Internet out there, kids. If you are going to work on remotely connected machines, do it safely. If you need to work with files on a remote server you might find just what you're looking for in sshfs -- a tool for mounting a remote filesystem transparently and securely as if it were just another directory on your local machine.

Doom 3 Coop Mod Last Man Standing Updates

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Gaming

I have a lot of exciting updates to present! We have been working really hard over at Last Man Standing Coop, and as a result the upcoming version 3.0 release packed full of new features and fun stuff to play!

A Linux User's perspective in installing FreeBSD 6.0

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BSD

Even though I was aware of other Unices like FreeBSD and Solaris, I hadn't come around to installing them on my machine. Two days back, things changed.

New and improved SourceForge

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Web

It looks and works a lot better. In particular, I really like the new and improved project summary page. It makes it much easier to see what's really what on any given project.

MySQL Australia Looking For Staff

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Misc

"We are always looking for talent but this job opening has been going for three or six months," Lentz said.

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