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News Roundup: Ubuntu, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian, Libranet

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Linux

News is unusually slow this weekend, so here is a roundup of miscellaneous tidbits from the Linux distribution world.

Tech titans ready to brawl

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Sci/Tech

For years, Microsoft has been able to use its money and size to muscle aside its competitors. Now it's facing a competitor it can't push around so easily -- Google.

In other Google news: Wireless overlord

New uses for old Xboxes

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Hardware

But when a games machine has reached the end of its useful life we shouldn't have to junk it just because the original manufacturer objects to turning it into something useful.

VU moves to unload downloading burden

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Web

Just up the road from me, Vanderbilt University will block Internet traffic from three programs used to download everything from pirated music to pornography to full-length movies after finding that such activity consumes more than a third of the school's Internet capacity, starting at 8 a.m. Monday.

Torvalds' Baby Comes of Age

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Linux

The Linux pioneer sees wide acceptance for open-source software and tools. But converting the masses is still challenging. In an e-mail exchange with BusinessWeek Online editors, Torvalds discusses his thoughts on where open source is heading and the challenges the Linux community faces.

Ageia PhysX To Support Linux

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Linux

Ageia's stance for supporting their PhysX PPU on alternative operating systems hasn't been definitively clear, we sought additional information on their potential Linux support, as well as other general information, and today we have this information clarified.

On same site: Puppy Linux v1.0.5

Pretty as a Picture

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Software

Quite a few devices such as cameras and music players, work immediately. All you have to do is plug them in. On Linux, two applications really stand out for working with photos: F-Spot and LPhoto.

Quake IV will be released for Linux

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Gaming

Timothee 'TTimo' Besset from id Software confirmed officially that the next sequel of the Quake series, Quake IV will be released for the Linux platform.

Via teams on Linux car PC kit

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Hardware

Chip and boardmaker Via has partnered with an online retailer to create a car PC targeting in-car navigation and infotainment applications.

Mozilla Zaps Thunderbird Security Bugs

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Security

The Mozilla Foundation on Friday shipped a new version of its Thunderbird mail client to plug a potentially serious URL parsing security hole affecting Linux users.

Open Source: Now It's an Ecosystem

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OSS

This software movement is branching into not just mainstream business applications but also the associated services. And VCs are eager to help.

Radio's Next Generation: Radii

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Linux

See how Linux can be used to prototype a sophisticated Internet appliance. Radii - a 1950s-style radio with Internet content.

SuSE 10.1 Alpha1 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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SuSE 10.1 Alpha 1 was recently announced even before 10.0 was even released. Those SuSE folks don't waste any time. No vacation for those boys! Poor fellars. And indeed they already have their plate full. They have begun to implement a few new features as well as using some beta software and they even broke a few things. I love alphas - seriously.

Ubuntu carves niche in Linux landscape

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Linux

It's not easy building a new version of Linux and establishing a large following. But with the Ubuntu project, one team of programmers has managed to do just that.

Linux gains lossless filesystem

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Linux

An R&D affiliate of the world's largest telephone company has achieved a stable release of a new Linux filesystem said to improve reliability over conventional Linux filesystems, and offer performance advantages over Solaris's UFS filesystem.

Novell Links Linux Platform to Windows

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OS

Novell Inc. has announced what it is dubbing the first cross-platform systems-management suite that allows businesses to manage their Windows workstations from a Linux platform.

French military body to install Linux cluster

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Linux

An agency of the French Ministry of Defence is planning to install a high-performance Linux cluster for technical and scientific work.

Record industry sues hundreds for file-sharing

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Legal

A trade group representing the U.S. music industry said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against 757 more people.

Open Source Opens Doors to SNL

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OSS

Live from New York, it's -- three comic talents who first made a name for themselves on the internet, thanks in part to the viral popularity of video shorts they released on the net under Creative Commons licenses.

id co-founder suing former colleagues

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Gaming

id Software co-founder Adrian Carmack (no relation to John Carmack, id's lead programmer) has launched a lawsuit against his former company.

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