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First we take Munich, then we take Berlin....

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Linux

According to a report on Heise Online (currently German language only), the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, is very likely to switch to Linux as currently does Munich.

Portable USB drive boots PCs into Mandriva

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MDV

Hard drive vendor LaCie has teamed up with Mandriva on a bus-powered USB 2.0 harddrive preloaded with desktop Linux.

Debian Alliance Eyes The Enterprise

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Linux

The effort to put a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution into the enterprise consciousness may have picked up some steam this week.

Helix v1.7 Screenshots

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Linux

Helix is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live CD with excellent hardware detection and many applications dedicated to incident response and forensics.

Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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Moz/FF
Security

The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

ATI v8.20.8 Display Drivers

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Reviews

As today's driver release is mainly a maintenance update, we simply compared its Linux performance against that of the previous ATI proprietary drivers from November 11, 2005 that was version 8.19.10.

Tale of a Black Dog

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Linux

What is a Black Dog? It's a complete USB-powered Linux server which fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Open or closed: how the net will be won

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Web

The internet is so deeply entwined with our everyday lives that it makes little sense to talk about it as some fantasy world, with its own set of laws and freedoms.

Mozilla Thunderbird gets Firefox-style tabs

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Software

A developer has added tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client, mimicking one of the most popular features of the Firefox and Opera Web browsers.

Some Thoughts on IBM's Analyst Summit

James and I had a fascinating chat with two of IBM's more notable executives in the open source / Linux spaces.

Feeling the Open Source Love

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OSS

For all of the open source initiatives Sun is touting, whether real or hyped, one thing has to happen to make its plan work: It has to attract enough developers to start building the apps and utilities Sun needs to make OpenSolaris attractive to customers.

Learn KDE Programming with PyQt

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KDE

Sebastian Kügler has written a new PyQt tutorial. Python is the perfect language to start learning programming with.

Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation: Part III

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Linux

At long last, I bring you the completion of my Ultimate Linux Workstation series. While this final article is overdue, I believe the results will speak for themselves. In this article, I'll go over some of the components that went into the system and show you what the completed system looks like.

Taking the FreeBSD Plunge

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Reviews
BSD

FreeBSD is an enterprise-grade operating system that leaves little to be desired. Most people have tried Linux by now, but a surprisingly large number of people have not yet taken FreeBSD for a spin.

Firefox 1.5: Not Ready For Prime Time?

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Moz/FF
Reviews

Firefox 1.5 has been out since November 29, 2005, and has garnered glowing reviews around the Internet. This is not one of them.

Spam Spits Out Linux In High Volume Attack

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Linux

Struggling to cope with increasing volumes of spam, Deakin University was forced to redeploy its Linux e-mail servers and implement an alternative system for e-mail security.

Unpatched Firefox 1.5 exploit made public

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Security

Exploit code for the latest Windows version of open-source browser Firefox was published Wednesday, potentially putting users at risk of a denial-of-service attack.

DCC Alliance Leads Way to Linux Standard Base 3.0 Compliance

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Linux

The DCC Alliance formally released its first standards-based Debian core to serve as the foundation to its members Linux distributions this week.

Installing Xen 3.0 upon Debian Sarge

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HowTos

Xen 3.0 is the latest release of the popular virtualisation platform. It allows you to install "virtual servers" upon your base operating system, allowing you to create and run several instances of GNU/Linux upon one host. Here we'll take a simple overview at using Xen to install virtual servers.

Open-Source Browser's New Version Comes Loaded With Options

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Moz/FF

The Firefox Web browser hit a milestone last week with the release of version 1.5 in Mac, Windows and Linux flavors. It has graduated from its hacker roots and turned into a powerful, fast and easily customizable browser that anyone can use.

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