OSCSL gives Ubuntu to combat piracy

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Linux

More people are now considering open source technology as an option to proprietary software, according to a consultant of the Open Source Computer Security Laboratory (OSCSL).

How To Configure E 16.7.x

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Software

This file documents Enlightenment 16.7.x configuration file information. How To edit the config files used by Enlightenment, such as Menu files, configuration and layout of menus, how to configure applications Group...

First Look: VIA's C7 Platform

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Hardware

VIA is beginning to ramp up production on the successors to their C3 part, the C7 and C7-M CPU's. Keith Kowal, marketing manager for VIA's chipset platform group, took some time on his promotional tour to talk with us about the new platform.

Samba's Terpstra shoots down open source misinformation

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OSS

In this interview, Terpstra shoots down some pernicious misunderstandings about Linux and open source and explains how IT organizations often end up shunning their IT planning duties.

Also: Poor planning slow Windows-to-Linux desktop migrations.

HP slams brakes on Formula 1 sponsorship

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Hardware

In the midst of further financial difficulties, HP announced today that it is ending its sponsorship of the BMW Williams F1 team at the end of the 2005 racing season.

Should Open Source Applications Run On Windows?

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OSS

I was interested in posing questions on this topic to various people that work with, contribute to, or provide customer support and consulting for Open Source applications that run on Windows and Linux.

Open Source Software Moving Onto Corporate Desktops

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OSS

Open-source software, once primarily associated with computer operating systems, is now being used by companies for critical functions and software applications such as storing data, managing customers and analyzing business information.

Revaluing Deployment Of Open Source Software

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OSS

Under the masterplan, the government hoped to make all its chief information officers and IT personnel OSS-literate at the awareness level by the end of this year.

Intel chips cost $40 to make

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Hardware

It's not hard to see how Intel makes its money. According to market watcher In-Stat, the chip giant's average cost per die is a mere $40 - significantly less than it the prices it attaches to its processors.

Microsoft's midlife crisis

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Microsoft

Microsoft, at 30, is in advanced middle age. The company relies on Windows and a suite of desktop applications--products released a decade ago--for 80% of sales and 140% of profits.

New lawsuit looming over Google's use of 'Gmail'?

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Legal

A British company is considering filing a lawsuit against Google over its use of the Gmail name.

Also: Google unveils blog search site

Programmer Implements Linux As ActiveX Applet

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Humor

In what could be the greatest programming achievement since the invention of curly braces, James Hacker has successfully shoehorned a bare-bones Linux distribution into an ActiveX applet running under Internet Explorer and Windows XP.

KDE Quickies: KDE 3.5 Review, Kontact Introduction

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KDE

This KDE 3.5 Alpha review shows us some new features coming soon. *** Alternative KDE file manager Krusader found themselves new web hosting. *** Linux.com introduces us to Kontact.

M$ seeks settlement in Google lawsuit

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Legal

Microsoft proposed on Tuesday settling its lawsuit with Google over the hiring of a former executive in China by asking Google to agree to limit the exec's duties until July 2006 when the noncompete agreement he signed with Microsoft expires.

Judge rules former M$ exec can recruit for Google

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Legal

Ruling in a case that exposed the behind-the-scenes animosity between two high-tech titans, a state judge cleared the way Tuesday for a former Microsoft Corp. executive to perform some of the tasks rival Google Inc. had hired him to do.

An Interview with Alan Cox

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OSS

According to Alan Cox, we're just at the beginning of a long journey into getting security right. Eager for directions and a glimpse of the future, O'Reilly Network interviewed him about his upcoming keynote

Panasonic to invest in embedded-Linux start-ups

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Linux

The venture capital arm of Panasonic's North American operations has launched an effort to cultivate embedded-Linux start-ups.

Education through Edubuntu

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Linux
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To quote the site, "Edubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu operating system suitable for classroom use. As an educator you'll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or less -- then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek." New version Development Release: Edubuntu 5.10 Preview was announced on September 12, and this gave me the opportunity to look at Ubuntu - with a twist. As an educator I could evaluate edubuntu not as an operating system, but as a classroom tool. How effectively does edubuntu fit that role?

ITV: Avidly watching Linux

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Linux

ITV's director of operations Nick Leake has taken the brave move of moving a lot of his company's core systems onto Linux. We ask him how the migration is working out.

Sun exec: Galaxy to shape Sun's future

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Hardware

Announced yesterday, Sun's new servers are powered by Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors and have dual-core capabilities. Graham Lovell provided additional details about the servers and discussed how Sun plans to improve the bottom line going forward. He also talked about exactly how Linux and open source play into that strategy.

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