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Story Linux is just too open srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 4:51pm
Story SCO fires CEO Darl McBride, architect of litigation strategy srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 4:49pm
Story Monty Widenius asks Oracle to sell MySQL srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 4:48pm
Story How does Red Hat make money? srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 2:33pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 1) srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 2:30pm
Story Preview of Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 2:28pm
Story Is there a best distro? srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 2:25pm
Story GPLv2 clause 6 srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 1:57pm
Story Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Communications Apps srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 12:29pm
Story OpenBSD 4.6 release ships new services, eases installation srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 12:25pm

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-rc1 Release - includes KDE 3.5.3

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Linux

MEPIS has announced RC1, the release candidate of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. RC1 contains KDE 3.5.3, the latest security updates, an improved USB media handler, and the CD is compressed with squashfs.

Gates to leave day-to-day role at Microsoft

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Microsoft

Microsoft announced Thursday that chairman and co-founder Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role at the company, effective July 2008, to spend more time working on his charitable foundation.

Review: Gamepark GP2X

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The handheld entertainment market is certainly active these days. The $199 Gamepark GP2X is an interesting hybrid device. Based on the Linux operating system, this unit is about the size of a traditional handheld gaming player. It sports a 3.5" TFT LCD display and two separate processors.

ssh forwarding

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HowTos

Ssh forwarding is powerful stuff, but using it can be confusing. For example, let's say we have a machine that our firewall will send traffic to, but we actually want to ssh to another internal machine.

Nagios offers open source option for network monitoring

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Interviews

Nagios is a Linux-based host, service and network monitoring program that is starting to attract attention because of its quick configuration and easy maintenance. James Turnbull, author of Pro Nagio 2.0 Turnbull spoke recently with SearchOpenSource.com Assistant Editor MiMi Yeh about how Nagios is different from its counterparts.

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Flock 0.7 Released

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Software

Welcome to the 0.7 release of Flock. We are very excited about this product, but please be aware that this is still beta software. This is their first public beta version, available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 released under gpl

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Software

I have some great news to report. The leading edge of Ghostscript development is now under GPL license, as is the latest release, Ghostscript 8.54.

Vista: Evolutionary or revolutionary?

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Microsoft

Since Part One of my little Vista venture last week, I've received a few not-so-nice e-mails from folks telling me to make sure I prove to them that Vista will really be revolutionary. For the most part, that's a subjective term. If you're a rabid, anti-Redmond Penguin palooka, nothing will seem revolutionary.

Watch Soccer World Cup Live in ASCII

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HowTos

With the world cup fever catching on, millions of soccer crazy people all over the world are glued to the TV. And enterprising people who can't watch the game live on TV are finding ways of keeping track of the game through alternate means.

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 2

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HowTos

In the previous lesson we learnt what Perl was and how to use the interpreter to run Perl scripts. In this lesson we will learn how to use variables and command line arguments. We will then use them in order to write our second Perl script: a calculator!

Mounting a CF card via PCMCIA adapter

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HowTos

This article details the steps taken to transport photos from the compact flash card of my camera onto one of my systems for archival and display.

Scratching that itch: Sander Jensen

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Interviews

By day, 27-year-old Sander Jensen -- originally from Holland -- works for ESI Group in Alabama. In his personal time, he scratches his own itches by creating free software. I discovered Jensen's Goggles Music Manager recently and decided to try it out, and pick Jensen's brain to see what motivates him to write free software. Here's what I found.

Mobile phone companies join forces on Linux

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Linux

Four mobile handset makers are teaming up with two cellular operators to develop a new Linux software platform for mobile devices.

Book review: PHP 5 Power Programming

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Reviews

PHP is, in my opinion, the best computer language for developing almost any kind of web application. The authors of “PHP 5 Power Programming” apparently agree—they’ve written the most in-depth guide to the changes and new features in PHP 5 I have ever seen.

Time For New CEO At Novell, Says Analyst

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SUSE

After a recent pullback in Novell shares and meetings with company management, Banc of America Securities analyst Kirk Materne suggested that the time is right for a new chief executive officer.

KDE Security Updates: Artswrapper and KDM

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Security

KDE made two security announcements today, the KDM Symlink Vulnerability is a potential local exploit on systems using KDM as their login manager. Artswrapper return value checking vulnerability affects Linux 2.6 systems that have artswrapper installed SUID root.

DNS: The Bind Leading the Bind

Hiding beneath the surface of your web browser, email and instant messaging lies a phone book for computers on the Internet. We call it Domain Name Services or DNS. It looks up the names of other computers and calls them to chat, shake hands or whatever PCs do with their own kind.

Open-Xchange and NextObject Announce Mobility Partnership

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News

Open-Xchange, Inc., developer of Open-Xchange Server 5, and ChatterEmail, today announced a joint initiative to promote standards-based mobility solutions for Smart Collaboration™.

Feel the Freedom: KateOS 3.0a1

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Linux
Reviews
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KateOS 3.0a1 was release several days ago. I'd always admired KateOS so much, that I just had to take a look. With lots of new updates and bleeding edge application versions, KateOS 3.0 is bound to be their best offering yet. I test drove KateOS today and although they haven't implemented many customizations yet, a lot of their future plans are beginning to take shape. They are featuring things like Xorg 7.1, gcc 4.0.2 and Xfce4 4.4beta1.

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