How Many Distros Must a Man Walk Down?

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Linux

So, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and in a fit of conformism, I installed Ubuntu this week.

App of the Month: KDissert

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KDE

KDissert is KDE's mindmapping tool. App of the Month interviews KDissert's author Thomas Nagy about why he started it, the relationship to BKSys and his plans for the future. There is also an overview to help you get started using this exciting application.

Should RISC OS be open sourced?

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OS

The debate over whether or not RISC OS should be open sourced took another turn this week when Peter Naulls argued that "certain parts" of the OS could be released under an open source licence. The State-side coder behind various ports including Firefox said this would ideally include "crucial parts that affect all users, even if they don't realise it.

KDE at German Events, October 2005

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KDE

October in Germany is filled with a lot of local Free Software events and KDE is present at them.

Debian release team: the plans for etch

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Linux

Steve Langasek has posted a long report on what the release team has been brewing on since Sarge's release - release blockers, goals and policy - and even a hint on when the next release might be.

Linux calling: Are cell phones ready?

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs, an industry consortium devoted to improving Linux, plans to launch an initiative Monday to bring the open-source operating system to mobile phones.

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Google Gets GAIM Guy

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OSS

It shouldn't be surprising that Google aggressively goes after the best talent in the business. Google's nascent IM business is apparently no exception.

Open Source Crowd Turns On One Of Its Own

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OSS

It's been a rough week for Marten Mickos, the chief executive of open source database maker MySQLAB.

Dumber people can run Linux

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Linux

FOR A COUPLE of years now I've had the idea that I should migrate my mail server to Linux. Fun! So: so far, so good.

Introducing the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research

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OSS

The public launch of the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research (NCOSPR) was announced today during a presentation at the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) hosted by the Oregon State University's Open Source Lab in Portland, Oregon.

The Lure of Open Source Software

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OSS

Why should you bother with looking at open source software? Isn't it safer to stick with Microsoft and the other big corporate software designers? David Chisnall helps us to distinguish between proprietary (sometimes referred to as "predatory") software and its open source counterparts.

Mandriva 2006 Final Look

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MDV
Reviews
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As you know Mandriva 2006.0 was released to club members on October 6, and then it was released to the general public yesterday, October 13. It is available at the time of this writing only as an ftp install. As we followed Mandriva through the 2006.0 development cycle we found many new features and vast improvements in other areas. Today we summarize the operating system that Mandriva 2006 has become.

Cruising the Kernel with Andrew, Ted and the Gang

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Linux

The ship may not win any interior design awards, but the latest Geek Cruise made up for that with smart minds giving great talks--both on the schedule and off.

Judge stays Google suit against M$

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Legal

A federal judge ordered a tentative stay in Google's suit against Microsoft, according to a court Web site, dealing a blow to the Internet company's legal fight over its hiring of a former Microsoft executive.

Red Hat Launches Linux Security Certification Program

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Linux

Enterprise Linux software maker Red Hat Inc. Thursday launched the first enterprise Linux certification program of its kind.

Screenshots, Screenshots, Screenshots

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Linux

In case you've just crawled out from under a rock and didn't know, for whatever reason Ubuntu has taken the Linux world by storm. They released their long awaited version 5.10 yesterday and new screenshots abound.

Review: SUSE 10, on the Road

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Reviews
SUSE

I'm on vacation this week. For me, though, vacation includes carrying around my Linux-powered laptop. So while, you're going to have to wait for a while for my full review of SUSE 10, I had to let you know sooner than later about how SUSE 10 handles on the road.

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Installing Linux from a DVD is so... last decade

How to Read an Analyst's Report

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Linux
Microsoft

Microsoft's "Get the Facts" advertising campaign makes the claim that Windows offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than Linux, and backs it up with reports from well-known analysts. But Linux advocates claim that the TCO of Linux is lower, and some other studies back them up. It's time to clear up the confusion.

AMD enters India's low-cost PC market

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Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices announced Thursday a Linux-based PC priced at about $230 for the Indian market.

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