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Story Lin-X: A Quick Review srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 8:04pm
Story What’s behind “lzma compressed livecds” srlinuxx 1 28/04/2009 - 7:05pm
Story Are there too many desktop Linuxes? srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 3:59pm
Story Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu: What Does It All Mean? srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 3:58pm
Story Are Linux netbooks becoming extinct? srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 2:18pm
Story Which Programmer are you? srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 2:17pm
Story Debian and LXDE srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 2:14pm
Story Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 11:49am
Story HP debuts ProBook laptops with preinstalled SuSE Linux srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 11:47am
Story Ubuntu brings advanced Screen features to the masses srlinuxx 28/04/2009 - 11:45am

OSI's Open Flap

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OSS

The goals of the OSI's license proliferation committee were thrown into question when the creator of the organization's manifesto was recently denied entrance.

Open Source: It's Still All about Control

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OSS

What do Microsoft's offer to do a joint, independent research project to analyze the benefits of Linux versus Windows, Miro fighting with Mambo's developers over Mambo management and Sun's Common Development and Distribution License all have in common? They're all about control.

Linux on a Fast-Food Diet

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Linux

Instead of the traditional car analogy, how about a restaurant analogy?

Consider McDonald's.

At one end, you have yourself, cook them yourself. At the other end, you have the five-star restaurant. Everything is handled for you, for a price. But what about the middle?

New UT2007 Screenshots

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Gaming

There are a few new screenshots of UT2007 here.

Mandriva 2006 Beta 3

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MDV
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How's the development of Mandriva 2006 progressing? Well, there wasn't a whole lot new to the naked eye this time, however Warly states that over 250 bugs were squashed and over 5600 packages were rebuilt.

Quick Look-See at Freespire

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Linux
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To quote DistroWatch, "Freespire is a new Linux distribution, a free edition of Linspire with all proprietary components and trademarks removed. The distribution comes with a free repository of over 1,500 packages available via apt-get and Synaptic. This initial release functions as a live CD only and serves as a proof of concept." Here is a quick rundown of the Freespire linux livecd.

Open source will see widespread adoption over the next five years

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OSS

60% of companies surveyed believe open source will either increase its presence in some business areas, or will be a fundamental component in their core IT systems in the next five years.

Pirates Improve Windows

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Microsoft

Pirated copies of Microsoft's operating system have existed as long as chintzy PC owners themselves. But now pirates are doing more than just cracking Windows -- they claim to be improving it.

Man indicted on 75 counts of fraud for using M$ logo

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Microsoft

Iowa Authorities say a Davenport man illegally used the Microsoft Corporation's trademark to get personal information from customers.

Intel answers AMD with French Insult

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Hardware

AMD today challenged Intel to a dual-core processor benchmarking duel, and Intel responded by mocking the French.

Trademarking Linux: Some Pay License Fee, Some Don't

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Linux

Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does. What about Mandriva Linux? or Sun Wah Linux?

AMD asks Intel for a dual-core duel

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Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices has challenged Intel to a public fight to see which company has the best-performing 64-bit dual-core server processors.

Linux-on-Mac seller aims to fill void

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Linux

When Apple Computer announced in June that it plans to move to Intel chips, one of the companies left in the lurch was Yellow Dog Linux.

15 Great Mods from QuakeCON 2005

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Hardware

The annual LAN adventure known as QuakeCON swung into full gear again from August 11th to 14th down in sweltering Dallas, Texas. I have put together a presentation of only some of the best that could be found from amongst the well done case mods in a Bring-Your-Own-Computer crowd of nearly 3000.

More Viral Marketing from M$

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Gaming

This weekend Microsoft launched a cryptic new web site at origenxbox360.com. This sort of thing is old hat to gamers already acquainted with Microsoft's previous viral marketing campaigns. Considering the approaching launch window of Xbox 360, this time the stakes are a bit higher.

Enlightenment E17 - A Detailed Look

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Reviews

My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments.

Exploring the outer limits

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Linux
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Released over the weekend, aLinux 12.5 is looking good. Not only is it looking good, but it's fast, stable, and 'just works'. There are many distros I like, but only a few excite. Tuxmachines is extremely excited about aLinux 12.5.

And Now A Word From Our Lawyers

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Humor

In light of recent developments, the Humorix Legal Department decided that we should publish the following disclaimers and notices to avoid any potential lawsuits or fiaSCOs.

Researchers take on electronic voting

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Sci/Tech

The National Science Foundation is gearing up to award a $7.5m grant to create a trustworthy electronic voting system.

Spyware Web Sites Quadruple in Past Year

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Security

The number of Web sites distributing malicious software has quadrupled in the last year to more than 300,000, as the spyware problem continues to fester on the Internet.

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