Open source start-ups make their pitch - in public

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OSS

Three open source start-up executives Tuesday showed their daring by making pitches to potential customers. What made them daring is that they did it in front of dozens of attendees at the Open Source Business Conference in Newton, Mass.

Linux PCs: Customer service or lip service?

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Linux

Thinking about buying a new Linux-based home PC? Happy hunting.

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How to Save Your Neck in a Four Easy Steps

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Misc

Say what you will about Novell CEO Jack Messman, he's no dummy. Maybe it's for the good of Novell or maybe just to save his own neck, but since early September when Blum Capital and Credit Suisse First Boston went public with their gripes that the former railroad exec was fumbling Novell's golden opportunity to be the Red Hat challenger, he has been making big conciliatory moves fast.

The Yin and Yang of Open Source Commerce, Part 1

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OSS

In this series, we will consider key aspects that impact the future of OSS in the business and consumer markets. Will OSS re-shape the entire IT industry, or will it never be more than a passing fad for niche players?

Trying out the new OpenBSD 3.8

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Reviews

Yesterday OpenBSD, the proactively secure Unix-like operating system, released version 3.8, featuring several improvements to networking, RAID management tools, and increased security. I took this new release as an opportunity to perform my first ever OpenBSD install.

OSBC, DAY 1

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OSS

Well, that was a day well spent. Today's day at OSBC was a solid investment of my time. The most interesting interchanges came on borrowed time in hallways with folks like Stephe Walli or Scott Dietzen, but I'm delighted to report that the sessions were almost universally high value.

Image Management with F-Spot

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Software

Images. Oodles and oodles of images. Images coming out of your ears. Images scattered all over your hard drive. Images everywhere, relentlessly growing in numbers! How can your organize such an insane glut of images? Help!

Novell Changes Leadership

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Linux

Novell announced on Tuesday that the previous day its board of directors had promoted Ron Hovsepian, executive VP and president of global field operations, to president and chief operating officer of Novell.

Open Source For The Next Generation

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OSS

For today's young adults, buying shrink-wrapped software to load on a PC is as foreign as fiddling with rabbit ears to improve TV reception.

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Move over, Mac Mini -- MiniPC runs Linux

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Hardware

A Taiwanese systems integrator is readying a tiny 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 Linux-powered PC likely to make even Mac Mini owners envious.

PCLinuxOS .92 Test 02 ISO Available

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PCLOS

Houston, TX, November 1, 2005: PCLinuxOS .92 Test 02 is available. PCLinuxOS .92 features an updated 2.6.12-oci6 kernel, k3b, gimp, smb4k, kdemoreartwork, bluetooth, resierfs-progs, ntfs-progs and the following update from Test 01:

New book explains how to "Just Say No" to Windows

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Linux

Despite all the drawbacks, why haven't users switched to Mac or Linux? Tony Bove answers these questions and explains how to "escape the Beast from Redmond and still function," in his new book, Just Say No to Microsoft.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

Every administrator has a set of software tools that he just can't live without. These are the utilities that you install as soon as you log into a new machine, to help make day-to-day tasks a little easier. Here are my top 10 tools.

November 2005 of TUX, Issue 8

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Linux

The November issue of TUX is now available for download. This months version includes Linux on Hardware, Inkscape: the Elements of Design (2), Give Multiple Distros the Boot, and much much more.

Google Defaults to Microsoft...Literally

Has Google shown its true colors here? Why would a Linux link on google go directly to microsoft.com? Helios reported on this initially via lxer.com. Now that the dust has settled some, we may have an explanation. In the eyes of most Linux users, it doesn't pan out.

Sponsored Linux ad Hijacked by MS?

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Microsoft

Is MS stealing Linux traffic? It would seem so. Let's take a look and see what we can see.

Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web

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Microsoft

As I’ve been going around the world I’ve been meeting with many people who’ve built their companies on non-Microsoft stuff. Here’s 12 reasons Web 2.0 entrepreneurs like Ross tell me that they aren’t using Microsoft’s stuff:

Are we under-selling RISC OS?

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OS

This isn't an attempt to bash AmigaOS - far from it. The OS, which aims to make computing fun again, deserves kudos for setting up an informative and friendly online presence, and for its advances in modern hardware support. While we have a few things in common with them, it's also a source of ideas for the future.

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