DVD Jon joins US firm

The Norwegian hacker who was arrested, and ultimately exonerated, for reverse-engineering DVD copy protection has taken a job with Michael Robertson's latest venture, a digital music company called MP3tunes.

What does M$ new shared source mean for you?

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Open source advocates are doing what was once unthinkable - giving the thumbs up to a Microsoft source code licensing program.

Debian Pure 0.4

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Linux
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At the request of a reader, Tuxmachines agreed to take a look at Debian Pure. Debian Pure 0.4 was released on October 1, 2005, so we have a recent version with which to work. The Pure site says "this project is not about creating an additional distribution, rather, a CD that will help newer users with installing a Debian proper system along with common plug-ins (DVD,
Flash, Java, and Mplayer)." We have all heard of the chore Debian can be to install. I did it once myself, but don't really recall it being that bad. However, it must be true or Pure would have no purpose. But how new-user friendly is it?

New Ubuntu Release Works in a Crisis

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Have you ever heard the sound of a hard drive before it dies? If you haven't, you will know it the next time even if it happens years later. Hard drives don't usually fail for a few years depending on their use. Never-the-less, they can randomly fail for no apparent reason.

Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0

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I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0, the huge list of toolbars under the "View" menu of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 (release candidate) seemed potentially overwhelming.

OpenOffice nears download milestone

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Software

The open source productivity application OpenOffice.org has been downloaded almost 50 million times since the project was started.

M$ slams open source licensing chaos

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OSS

Microsoft has launched an attack on existing open source "licensing proliferation" claiming that the system is confusing and unnecessarily challenging for software developers and unveiled three newly drafted template licenses for its so-called Shared Source Initiative,

Networks at risk from Snort bug

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Security

A vulnerability in Snort, the popular open-source intrusion protection software, could open networks to cyberattack.

Ubuntu Wins Linux Journal Favourite Linux Award 2005

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Linux

The popular Ubuntu operating system is moving from strength to strength, winning awards across the globe for the best Linux distribution. This time, it's the readers of the Linux Journal who have chosen Ubuntu as their favourite.

Microsoft The Real Skype Threat

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"I think the biggest threat to us is companies like Microsoft, Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL, because their customer base is so big," Skype's Chief Executive said.

In related news, Ballmer said that previous reports about partnership talks with Time Warner's AOL unit were "an unconfirmed rumor," as he vows to 'Conquer' the internet.

Linux no longer a curiosity

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Linux

What is it? Where did it originate? What's it for? What makes it special? Where is it used? How difficult is it to master? What systems does it run on? What's coming up?

Sun Spins Off Education Project as a Nonprofit

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Misc

Sun will announce Wednesday that it is spinning off its "No child left back" effort to create an online, open-source educational resource library as a nonprofit organization.

SMB Browsing with KDE

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KDE
HowTos

KDE 3.x has some nice, built-in, multi-protocol network browsing features, but, unfortunately, chances are that your Linux distribution doesn’t enable or configure those features automatically. So, this month, let’s dive into KDE and get connected.

Everybody's Guide to OpenDocument

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OSS

A lot of misinformation about the OpenDocument digital format has started to appear in the mainstream media and interest groups. Answers to many questions on the topic already have appeared, but they are written by techies for techies. This article is different, however.

SUSE 10 -- where's the dot-one?

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SUSE

This is the first effort in "openness" from Novell, and it's a good one, all in all. But this is a dot-zero release, and it looks and acts like one in many respects. I'm looking forward to the dot-one version.

Advanced Squid

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Many Linux users who have used Squid have taken advantage of its simple setup, and ignore or overlook its advanced features. Here's an introduction to some of those features and how to use them.

Bob Young to Resign From Red Hat Board

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Linux

Redhat announced today that Bob Young, co-founder and former executive of Red Hat, has decided to resign from the Red Hat Board of Directors.

Quake 4 Has Arrived!

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Gaming

Although we don't cover many retail software game launches here at Phoronix, unless of course they happen to be native to GNU/Linux, today is one of the days this year in which Linux, and Windows, gamers can be ecstatic over, and that's the long awaited launch of Quake 4.

Suse Linux 10

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SUSE

Excerpt: It's easy to install, easy to use, and it's definitely in the running for the best desktop operating system currently in production.

A most excellent review.

List of Unpatched Windows Flaws Grows

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Microsoft

The list of unpatched security vulnerabilities in products embedded in the Microsoft Windows operating system just got longer.

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