Senate Bill Sets Spring 2009 Demise for Analog Television

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Misc

Senate Commerce Committee staffers have drafted a bill setting April 7, 2009 as the date to end nationwide analog TV broadcasts and complete the switch to digital transmission. Bill Gates urged Congress to set a deadline quickly and argued it will be a boon to the economy.

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Why Linux Hosting is Gaining More Presence

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Linux

Any person interested in publishing any data on the Internet requires Web Hosting. Why now Linux is gaining more popularity.

Breezy, breezy everywhere

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Linux

Geeks running systems on new processor architectures IA64, HPPA and UltraSparc can now join the Ubuntu world following the release of unofficial Breezy Badger ports yesterday.

How Doomed Is It?

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Movies

As Doom fans await the first-person shooter's debut on the big screen, Paul Davidson of Wired magazine takes a sneak peek at the movie based on the game.

Climbing the Linux Mountain

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Linux

Sometime between the years 1995 and 2004, Linux reached the mainstream of computer users the world over. No longer was it all about Microsoft or the Mac. Now there was a new sheriff in town, and it was a penguin packing some serious heat.

Going Live with Elive

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Linux
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Elive is a new linux distribution presented as an installable livecd. Its developers state that Elive is built from scratch based on Debian. They released version 0.3 on August 30 and claim it's "The first good release..." At the request of a friend, tuxmachines decided to take a look at Elive and see what we see. What we found was a different, stable, and complete operating system with a great look and original tools. It uses Enlightenment for the desktop environment in your choice of e16 or e17. This was my first look at e17 in person, so much of the coverage will undoubtedly focus on that. However with tools like their harddrive installer, Elive won't be slighted.

Cold War Linux Review

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Reviews
Gaming

Cold War, developed by the Czech developer Mindware Studios has been watched by many Linux users since the first screenshots started to appear in may 2004. Today Linux-Gamers.net can bring you an exclusive Linux review of the game.

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.

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