Tech Retailer Makes Space For Linspire

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Linux

Micro Center hears opportunity knock, after a survey shows three-quarters of its customers are interested in desktop Linux.

A Year Without (MS) Windows

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Linux

Many people aspire to run a pure GNU/Linux environment, but often complain that some device or program is stopping them. LXer's Don Parris shares his transition from a pure Windows environment to a pure GNU/Linux environment, and how he has fared over the past year. Does he see a need to go back to dual-booting?

Co-Founder Sees Slashdot As The Original Blog

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Web

In a wide-ranging interview, Jeff Bates discusses Slashdot.org's impact on online publishing, plans for the Web site, and the benefits of "slashdotting."

Costs, culture or communism? Why governments choose open source

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ZDNet UK has just concluded an investigation into why some governments have embraced open source, while others have given it the cold-shoulder.

Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian

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HowTos

In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases.

Cedega 5.0 Reviewed

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Cedega 5.0 is the first release to feature integration between the Cedega GUI and the core Cedega technology. In addition to the usability improvements that accompany this fusion, TransGaming also give you the ability to play Battlefield 2, Dungeon Siege II, Madden NFL 2006 and Madden NFL 2005 on your Linux desktop today.

Grokster quits file-sharing fight

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Legal

File-sharing group Grokster has agreed to halt distributing its software to settle a long-running copyright case launched by the entertainment industry.

Xen Pushes 'Paravirtualization'

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Software

Xen, an open-source software project that began its life at the University of Cambridge, aims to virtualize operating system instances and to do so better than current options such as VMware Inc.'s products.

A review of Rickford Grant's "Linux Made Easy"

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Regardless of what you hear about the GNU/Linux past, the truth is that we live in the age of Linux newbie enlightenment. GNU/Linux is easier to use to install and to use than Windows. And most important, quality user guides for Linux newbies abound, among them being Rickford Grant's new book, Linux Made Easy.

Cool Tool: Nessus, for good or ill

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Software

The ultimate in a security tool or a weapon of mass destruction, Nessus is one hard-core vulnerability scanner. Too bad its moving from open source to proprietary.

Brazil Starts Deployment of Low Cost KDE Computers

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KDE

A new inititive by the Brazillian government will see low cost KDE based computers on sale throughout the country from next week.

NVIDIA debuts GeForce 6800 GS

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Hardware

As expected NVIDIA today launched the new GeForce 6800 GS and it's immediately available in stores at approximately $249 USD.

UPDATE: A real nice review by Mike Chambers.

Microsoft: Open source not that open

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Microsoft

Jason Matusow, director of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative, took the opportunity in front of the audience at the Open Source Business Conference to suggest that the commercialization of open source leads to less openness over time.

AMD Describes Antitrust Strategy

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Legal

Thomas McCoy sat down with IDG News Service to outline the basic nature of the case against Intel, and provided an early glimpse of the strategy AMD intends to employ against Intel at trial.

Open source, open wallet

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OSS

Open-source business models are booming in the software industry, a rapid rise that has some experts wondering if it's a bubble that will burst.

Novell Layoffs Cast A Cloud Over Big-Business Linux

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OSS

Novell in August reported a 5% drop in fiscal third-quarter revenue from a year ago. In contrast, Linux rival Red Hat reported a 42% year-to-year increase in its most-recent quarterly revenue. In a tech market that likes to have choices, big-business Linux is looking more like a one-horse race.

Desktop Ownage 2005

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Linux

Wouldn't you like to have your own boxed copy of one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world? Your mission is to take Vic here and create a work of art in the form of desktop wallpaper. First place prize is a boxed copy of SUSE Linux 10.0 and a Mad Penguin™ T-Shirt.

Cool prizes for Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation is wooing Firefox extension developers with some awesome prizes for the best extensions to the fast-growing Web browser.

Linux/Lupper.worm rears its ugly head

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Security

A new worm is inching its way around the internet today. This worm spreads by exploiting web servers hosting vulnerable PHP/CGI scripts.

CLI Magic: sudo voodoo

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HowTos

Sudo is a handy little tool that is of value to both system administrators and common folks like us. What does it do? It allows you to temporarily assume the permissions of another user, up to and including root.

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