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Underground Desktop 021 - it rocks!

Yes, I am really excited about this one! Underground Desktop 021 might be an early development version, but it already works very well, and that despite using some really cutting edge features:

Linux Christmas Gift Ideas

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Linux

This led me to thinking what would be my list to recommend those that may want to surprise a Linux enthusiast. Now, of course, price is always a concern during the Christmas season so we will keep that in mind.

Phoronix: Nonux v2.0 Screenshots

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Linux

Nonux is a Dutch Linux distribution, a combined live and installation CD based on Slackware and GNOME. Phoronix has the screenshots.

At Novell, Too Soon to Celebrate

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Misc

A last-minute deal helps the troubled software company top quarterly sales expectations, but that success doesn't mean it's out of the woods.

New Apache aims to please

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation today released a major new version of its flagship Web server software, claiming improvements in a number of areas such as the ability to handle large files and better support for SQL-type databases.

Install KDE 3.5 on Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

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HowTos

For those Ubuntu loyalists who need the latest, greatest software on their computers, KDE 3.5 is available for Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy). Just follow these easy steps:

2008 Olympics plans open source migration

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OSS

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games could switch to a cost-saving open source technology platform under proposals to be considered by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Creating appealing video software demos in Linux

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HowTos

Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user's screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of what a user sees on his monitor. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, a movie is worth a thousand pictures.

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Apache 2.2.0 Released

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Software

The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the release of version 2.2.0 of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache").

Massachusetts softens anti-Microsoft stance

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OSS

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be having second thoughts about abandoning Microsoft Corp. software on state computers in favor of a rival open-source format.

Flock Gains Traction with Downloads

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Software

Flock, the new Web browser which aggregates services no other browser has yet been able to provide, has attracted widespread user attention with its first beta version after only six weeks in release.

Smooth Sailing

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Linux

Hoss has been using the open-source Linux operating system since 1999. He says he switched from Microsoft Windows to Linux because of the latter's lower cost and superior stability.

"Linux is cheap. Linux is stable. It'd take a lot to sway me away from Linux."

Intel Confirms Chipset Shortage

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Hardware

Intel Corp. confirmed that although it is making its chipsets as fast as possible, shortage conditions still exist in the market due to stronger growth than forecast.

Skype video phone on its way for Mac and Linux?

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Linux

Skype's new video phone service will very likely be available for Mac and Linux, the company has hinted.

Time for Linux bigots to take a back seat

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Linux

Ideologues have to fade into the background and keep their philosophical debates within the the community.

Novell to Provide Security, Systems Management to UK NHS

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Linux

Novell today announced a $39 million contract with the United Kingdom's leading Department of Health agency for a comprehensive set of security, management and infrastructure solutions.

Also: Novell Earnings Report Shows Linux Gains

TUX Issue #9 Now Available

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Linux

Issue number nine, December 2005, of TUX now is available. This month:

*Q&A with Mango Parfait
*P2P: Sneak Preview: KDE 3.5
*TUX Explains: kllk and Run
*TUX Explains: Window Maker Is a Powerful Desktop Lite

Adding Windows Fonts in Linux

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HowTos

Unlike past times, Linux do come with good fonts. And the font rendering can be made better by choosing to antialiase the fonts. But at times you come across a website which has been designed with the windows user in mind. Such websites are best viewed with one of the windows fonts.

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave).

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