John C. Dvorak's Microsoft Murder Plot: "How to Kill Linux"

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Linux
Microsoft

John C Dvorak's PC Magazine article called "How to Kill Linux," introduced the world to what he called "the lopped-off head approach" - the head being that of Linux, and the beheader being Microsoft.

SAP man says he really really loves Open Source

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OSS

A SUIT from German CRM software outfit SAP has lit out against journalists and claimed they’ve wrenched his remarks out of context. But taped evidence exists.

Office Suite Software Without the Sticker Shock

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Software

The first thing many people do with a new PC is install Microsoft Office. Sharing data with somebody usually requires a copy of Office. Fortunately, there's another choice -- a free one, called OpenOffice.org 2.0.

GNOME versus KDE on the Corporate Desktop

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Software

The rub against KDE is the dual license model of Qt. Qt is the heart of KDE whereas GTK is the heart of GNOME. To write a proprietary application on KDE requires a commercial license from Trolltech.

SGI to show next-generation Linux machines

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Hardware

Silicon Graphics will start showing off the Altix 4000 Monday, the second generation of the company's technical computing machines based on the Linux operating system and Itanium processors.

RealNetworks issues patches to fix critical flaws

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Security

RealNetworks finally patched up a critical flaw on Thursday. The patch covers three flaws that would have allowed malicious hackers to take control of a user's computer through the Real player.

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MySQL 5.0 open source database

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Reviews

We asked our resident perfectionist to run his keyboard fingers over the latest verison of the open source database. How did he feel afterwards?

Nintendo hints at coming price war

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Gaming

Nintendo's next generation video game machine won't be out until 2006, but Reggie Fils-Aime, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America hinted this week the company might have a surprise up its sleeve.

Nokia denies rumours of 770 shortage

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Linux

IT SEEMS that some US based Linux fans just can't wait to get their hands on Nokia's 770 Internet tablet. An Internet site dedicated to the device is already drumming up rumours of a shortage.

Kurumin: From Brazil with Lov^H^H^HLinux

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Linux
Reviews
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According to DistroWatch, "Kurumin Linux is a Brazilian run-from-CD Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Its main features are excellent hardware auto-detection, support for Brazilian Portuguese and small size." Version 5.1-alpha4 was recently released and tuxmachines took it for a short spin.

The Art of Learning New Interfaces

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Software

A great many people find new interfaces downright puzzling. However, most interfaces share common features. Having been there and done that, Don Parris shows the technologically challenged how to find their way around nearly any graphical interface, whether it's an operating system GUI or a new office suite.

Everyday Linux Gripes

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Linux

As you already know, if I have to sit down in front of a computer, I want it to be running the Gnome desktop on Linux. And yet, every day I still encounter rough edges that make me think there aren't nearly enough folks out there hacking away at this stuff. I'd like to watch.

Automated Apt Updates - Debian Sarge

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HowTos

This document describes an easy way to automate Apt updates based on a Debian Sarge box.

Communicate with CommuniGate Pro 5.0

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Software

Do you need an Internet communications server solution that handles email, instant messaging, calendaring, and VoIP? Want it to run on Linux? CommuniGate Pro 5.0 could be the ticket.

New Shells: vshnu

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HowTos

Do you spend a lot of time moving around the filesystem with cd commands, typing ls to see what’s there? Do you build lists of arguments on the command line using wildcards or filename completion? If you do a lot of work with files and directories, vshnu is worth a look.

Editor's Note: Delivering Value

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For us, the value of the products is worth paying extra money. So, while I am sure some corporate IT spending is indeed motivated by a bunch of greedheads, the perception that certain software has a better value over open source software is a real obstacle to getting it purchased.

Opinion: That GNOME only thing? I was just kidding

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SUSE

Well, that was fast.

When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen.

But what I didn't expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me, "was to cave in so fast."

KDE 3.5 Release Candidate 1

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KDE

KDE 3.5 is almost finished, so we have prepared a first release candidate. We want to have it tested as much as possible, so please give it a show.

Review: Win4Lin Pro

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Reviews

Running Windows under Linux is a suitable alternative to having to maintain two systems, or a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows. One of the options for running Windows under Linux is Win4Lin, Inc.'s Win4Lin Pro, which was released earlier this year.

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