In praise of small Linux distros

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Linux

Among the hundreds of Linux distributions, only a handful get much media attention, and only a small segment of those have become household words in the Linux community. Why do so many small distros have such a loyal entourage? The answer lies in the word "community."

Nvidia G70 Ultra cancelled

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Hardware

NVIDIA DECIDED to cancel its upcoming G70 Ultra card, a real shocker. However, there is good business sense behind that hard decision.

Kazaa appeal likely in 2006

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Legal

Any appeal by key players associated with the Kazaa file-sharing software will only be heard in February or March next year.

Unreal Tournament 2007 Previews/Video @ GC

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Gaming

Epic and Midway attended last month's GC 2005, an industry trade show held in Leipzig, Germany, to show Unreal Tournament 2007, the next title in the semi-annual multiplayer FPS series.

blah blah he reviews Linux blah blah

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Reviews

Was reading "Software Development" magazine, September 2005 issue the other day. The cover had a nice headline: REVIEWED: 350 Flavors of Linux P.27. Cool idea! But the whole issue is only 64 pages long - how much depth will there be? hahaha! Well, let me offer a detailed review of their 'review'.

Scientists baffled by changes in Saturn's rings

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Sci/Tech

New observations by the international Cassini spacecraft reveal that Saturn's trademark shimmering rings, which have dazzled astronomers since Galileo's time, have dramatically changed over the past 25 years.

Open Source Fragmenting

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OSS

A clear trend is steadily emerging: companies with Open Source offerings are gradually starting to charge for software.

Beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch (lfs - part3)

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Linux
HowTos
-s

In continuing with my Linux From Scratch series with Part 3, I present my adventures in setting up a more productive desktop system. Up until this point I have concentrated on just getting the basic underlying system in place and later installing X and a window manager. Today we strike out on our own some as we venture out of the docbook to go beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch.

British Music Retailers Begin Digital War

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Web

In a clear sign the digital music revolution is here to stay, Britain's major music retailers are going head-to-head for a slice of the burgeoning - and potentially very lucrative - Internet downloading market.

KDE kcheckpass Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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KDE
Security

A vulnerability has been reported in kcheckpass, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Patch available.

Kazaa hit by file-sharing ruling

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Legal

An Australian court has ruled that the popular file-swapping program Kazaa urged its users to breach copyright.

Linux Love Spells Bad News for MS

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Linux

"Unless we resort to open-source operating systems, we might be subjected to the dominance of a certain system like Windows series of Microsoft. That is the reason why we seek Linux."

Screenshots of the GoogleOS?

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OS

It's not often that I see something and instantly dismiss it as balderdash, but that was my reaction this morning when my inbox contained, among other things, links to this Chinese site (caution: not necessarily work safe) claiming to have seen the Google OS. In fact, there's even screenies.

Open source software testing

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OSS

Software testing is a discipline in the quality assurance process of software. To me, the Linux operating system is a test tool in itself with remarkable functionality and the availability of many tools for Linux.

Survivor: Opera

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Software

Ten years ago, Jon von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsoy were researchers at Norway's largest telecom when management shut down their project.

Local companies continue to ride open source wave

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OSS

A number of local companies have embraced open source for their business-critical applications, much earlier than others, and are now seeing the benefits of their decision.

New technology may exacerbate identity theft problem

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Security

New technology could increase rather than solve the problem of identity theft and fraud, a British criminologist warned today.

Vista hardware requirements clarified

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Microsoft

Nigel Page has clarified some of the system requirements for the upcoming M$ Windows Vista, such as a 256 megabyte or better display card will be ideal, 1 gig of memory would be best or twice that for 64-bit.

Opening doors with open source

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OSS

Rajesh Setty's business model sounds like something from an entrepreneur who doesn't know what's not possible because it is based on selling a product that is free -- open source software.

Wireless carriers back in N. Orleans

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Sci/Tech

A number of wireless carriers said this weekend they are starting to restore service in the New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in some cases with generators on the roofs of hotels.

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