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January '06 Processors: Everyone's Going Dual-Core

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Hardware

It's been about 6 months since our last big desktop processor review (July '05: Battle of the High-End CPUs), but here we are at another big release from both Intel and AMD. In this review we'll be taking a look at the new big dogs from both companies. This time they're laying it all down and going for the highest clocked dual-core processors they can pump out.

ColdFusion 7.x Installation on Debian Sarge

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HowTos

As you know Debian Linux is not supported officialy by Adobe. But Debian is one of the mosts used and well known Linux distribition for specially server usage and I think there would be some other people who wants to use Debian and ColdFusion together.

Xfce 4.2 - A light weight window manager heavy in features.

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Reviews

The first time I used Xfce was when I tried out the Belenix Live CD. Xfce was the only window manager bundled with it so I had no choice but to use it though my personal preference was Fluxbox. But after playing around in it for some time, I just couldn't stop admiring the usability and design of Xfce as well as the responsiveness of the applications when run in it.

USPTO upholds Microsoft FAT patents

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Microsoft

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has upheld two Microsoft patents for technology that controls how files are stored in the Windows OS, according to a Microsoft spokeswoman.

March of the penguins

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Linux

Although having an open-source strategy is becoming common in many enterprises, users and analysts say 2006 is the year the penguin flippers will hit the water in terms of Linux's evolution into an enterprise application server platform.

25 Reasons to Convert to Linux

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Linux

Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. There are at least 25 reasons for this.

Homeland Security helps secure open-source code

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Misc

Through its Science and Technology Directorate, the department has given $1.24 million in funding to Stanford University, Coverity and Symantec to hunt for security bugs in open-source software and to improve Coverity's commercial tool for source code analysis.

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Stx Linux 1.0 Final Look

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Linux
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Stx Linux is a small lightweight operating system for the x86 arch. It is based on Slackware and slackware derivatives. One of the key features of Stx is it's ability to perform admirably on older hardware, and it's minimum requirements are a pentium 1 with 32 mb ram. Tuxmachines has covered some of the developmental releases, RC2 and RC3, but since final was released today, we felt it deserved yet another look. Today we'll look at an upgrade as well as a fresh install.

PostgreSQL issues 'critical' security fix

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Security

The developers of the open-source PostgreSQL database have issued a "critical" update, urging users of the software to modify their installations immediately to protect themselves from possible exploits.

Mono to Be Included in Fedora Core 5

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Software

The Mono open-source development platform based on .Net will be in the next version of the Fedora core Linux distribution. Fedora Core is a Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Linux and developed by the Fedora Project, which is sponsored by Red Hat.

Linux Certs Gaining Popularity Among IT Pros

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Linux

The value and popularity of IT certifications are tied to supply and demand, said John Challenger, CEO of IT outsourcing and jobs analysis firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. There is no question that after Microsoft and Cisco certifications, the next most important certs are for Linux.

Novell to shield Linux users

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Linux

A new security offering could help users of the open source OS keep their applications from misbehaving.

Linux 'attracting more virus writers'

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Linux

Grisoft, the maker of AVG Anti-Virus software, has claimed that the fast growing popularity of Linux is making the operating system an increasingly attractive target for virus writers.

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CA To Develop Software Products for Managing Mobile Devices Utilizing

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News

Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced that CA, one of the world's largest information technology (IT) management software companies, has licensed Funambol’s mobile application server for use in its products targeted at managing smartphone devices in the enterprise.

Creating/Manipulating Images with gd

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HowTos

gd is an open-source library that allows users to create and manipulate images easily. It lets you open images in formats such as JPEG, PNG, XPM and a few more. gd works something like this: it opens images in different formats and converts them to generic bit-mapped images in memory. It then lets you do graphical operations, such as drawing lines, arcs, ellipses or rectangles on that image, and stores the resulting image in any of the earlier-mentioned formats.

FSF's Gnash to replace Flash

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Software

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) yesterday announced the addition of Gnash, the GNU Flash movie player and Firefox plugin, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence (GNU GPL).

Linux Software Installation

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HowTos

In the beginning there was make, and sysadmins saw it was good. For everyone else in the world, other solutions were needed. I speak of course about getting software from word of mouth to something tangible on your system. One of the single largest problems that hindered the adaptation of Linux since the dawn of time was the problem of software installation.

Novell Achieves SCP Certification

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Linux

Novell's Global Support and Services organization has achieved certification under Support Center Practices (SCP) certification program, making it the first linux vendor to join the 200 world-class organizations that got this certification.

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