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Xara releases sources for GPL'd Xara LX

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Software

The vector graphics package Xara Xtreme so far was only available for Windows. Back in October, the Xara company announced the porting of its flagship product to Linux and Mac OS X. But at the time they consoled hopes for an immediate release to a later date.

Now the day has come.

Another look at Windows Vista

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Microsoft

I decided to take a second look at Vista, especially since this CTP is a fully functional, no restrictions, all programs released. Here are some screenshots and descriptions of the latest build of Windows Vista from Microsoft:

Gotmail 0.8.8 Released!

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Software

The Gotmail project, a perl script which downloads mail from hotmail.com without user interaction, released version 0.8.8 today (actually two weeks ago). Gentoo ebuilds finally made their way into portage today. This is a maintainance release that fixes recent breakage.

Globulation 2 - 0.8.19 Released

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Gaming

Globulation 2 is an RTS game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. Version 0.8.19 of this exciting gaming experience has been released.

Fedora Core 5 Screencast

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Linux

As reported, Fedora Core 5 has made its way onto mirrors in recent days and users were quite anxious to obtain this release. One such user has posted a screencast depicting the great looks and new features.

Microsoft deal is up, what now Victoria?

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OSS

When the Government of Australia's second largest state Victoria signed an $80 million, four-year contract with Microsoft in May 2002, advocates of open source software and other critics cried foul. Today that contract has just about expired, the Victorian Government has a new CIO, the NSW Government has opened its doors to Linux.

Also: Big Blue powers up Linux in NSW

Mandriva to Offer One Click Software Subscription Service

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MDV

Mandriva is introducing Mandriva One, a combined live and install CD based on Mandriva Linux 2006. In a few weeks, Mandriva will open the first version of Mandriva Kiosk, a one-click Web-based software installation service, to Club members.

No Way Has Innovation in Open Source Reached Its Limit

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OSS

"Linux is good at doing what other things already have done, but more cheaply - but can it do anything new?" That is the question asked by Steven Weber, a political scientist at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of "The Success of Open Source" (Harvard University Press, 2004), in a "Special Report" dated March 16 published in The Economist this week.

McNealy pumps open standards, open source

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Misc

Government agencies need to move towards open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy said during his keynote speech at the recent FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) conference in Washington DC.

Setting up a mail server using Postfix in 5 minutes

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HowTos

Continuing the (now lengthy) Server management series, this time we’ll learn how to set up a mail server, using the famous and very secure Postfix mail server package.

Newsmaker: Free software's white knight

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OSS

Eben Moglen, the longstanding legal counsel for the Free Software Foundation, became interested in computers at the age of 12. By 14, he was making money from writing computer programs.

Installation Of Computer Hardware In Georgian Schools To Be Finished By 2009

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Linux

The Ministry of Education of Georgia plans to introduce Linux OS within the frameworks of the Deer Lap, upon advice by the Estonian experts in 2005.

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Ultra-fierce DoS computer attacks on the rise

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Security

A shattering new form of the "denial-of-service" computer attack could be on the rise, according to a company that controls some of the internet's core infrastructure.

Virtualization vendors jostle for position in wake of Red Hat's virtual play

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Software

VMware Inc. reacted quickly to Red Hat's integrated virtualization roadmap this week, which uses open source Xen instead of VMware.

Researchers create world's first transparent integrated circuit

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Sci/Tech

Researchers at Oregon State University have created the world's first completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds, another major step forward for the rapidly evolving field of transparent electronics.

Newbie Debian Naming Hints

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Linux

The Debian release cycle is not only long, but has always three different branches: stable, testing (occasionally frozen) and stable.

But when a newbie goes there for download things, he will also notice symlinks to other names, currently sarge, etch and sid.

Taking MyahOS 2.0 for a little spin

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Linux
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I was recently informed of the new release of MyahOS 2.0. I began my download last night and tested the system today. I more or less quoted the developer, Jeremiah Cheatham, when I typed in our announcement. As was said, MyahOS 2.0 is a completely new system rebuilt from the ground up using Slackware Current packages. It features the 2.6.15.3 test kernel and has patched in squashfs, unionfs, and bootsplash. It also sports the latest KDE 3.5.1 with the latest qt and xorg 6.9.0.

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