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Book review: Python How to Program

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Reviews

Python How to Program is a textbook for a basic course in programming based on the increasingly popular programming language, Python. This book is truly a textbook, right down to the duotone red and black printing, which takes me back to my school days.

Microsoft to offer open source document format

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Microsoft

Microsoft on Thursday bowed to pressure from governments to offer new free open source software that will allow its Office suite of programmes to handle documents in rival formats.

Fedora considering default font switch

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Linux

The Fedora Project is thinking about switching to the DejaVu font family as the default font in Fedora Core. DejaVu is a derivative of the popular Bitstream Vera family, which has not seen any updates since 2003.

Installing Ubuntu (Linux.com training videos)

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Ubuntu

In our first set of Linux.com training videos we showed you how to download Ubuntu GNU/Linux and run it from a CD without installing it. Today, in two short videos, we install Ubuntu on our hard drive.

Open-Xchange Publishes First in a Series of Position Papers

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc. today posted the first in a series of position papers intended to review the forces changing the market for information technology in general and collaborative solutions in specific.

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Printing, theming improved in GTK 2.10 release

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Software

Originally designed for the GNU Image Manipulation Program, the GTK graphical application development toolkit provides an extensive assortment of widgets and controls for cross-platform software construction. The latest version, GTK 2.10.0, has been officially released with plenty of exciting new features.

Hovsepian: bringing about change at a troubled company

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Interviews

Ron Hovsepian, Novell’s newly appointed CEO, tells Don Tennant what went wrong at the software vendor in recent years and what needs to change for the better

KDE at FrOSCon 2006

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KDE

About two weeks ago, several KDE developers gathered at FrOSCon, the Free and Open Source conference in St. Augustin near Bonn, Germany. Representatives of the KDE project gave two talks at the official conference programs, as well as two other talks that directly related to KDE.

Run Zeroconf for Linux in a Snap

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HowTos

The fond dream of computer users everywhere is to plug in their computers and watch as networking automagically sets itself up. Gnarly old network admins who are accustomed to keeping a tight grip on their realms tend to be resistant to the whole idea. Zeroconf is coming to Linux.

Researcher Promises Browser Bug-A-Day

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Security

A security researcher has promised to release one browser vulnerability each day for the next month as part of his self-proclaimed "Month of Browser Bugs."

Open source lobby a voice in EU patent consultations

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OSS

Open source software developers are second only to corporations in voicing opinions in a consultation process about the future of Europe's patent regime, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Open source and SOA to redefine software landscape

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OSS

The "four horsemen" of commoditisation - service oriented architecture (SOA), open source, software as a service and offshoring - will lead to cheaper prices and a radical change in enterprise software landscape of the future.

Review: Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0

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Virtualization is sweeping the nation. Well, maybe not the nation, but it's a big hit with data centers and organizations that need to consolidate systems and streamline management. With so many virtualization applications on the market, which one to choose? SWsoft's Virtuozzo is strong contender.

The End User: Firefox users decide fate

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Moz/FF

For a software company that is rapidly cutting into Microsoft's share of the Web browser market, Mozilla Corp. has a particularly unimpressive European headquarters.

Sun to sink in the west?

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Misc

Sun Microsystems is in deep trouble.

So say a number of analysts.

Also: Scott McNealy's Still Got Game

Novell Innovation in Linux Education Drives New Learning Options

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SUSE

Novell today announced two new innovative programs for Linux training designed to promote education around open source. Novell unveiled its “Train the Teacher” series, the industry's first free week-long boot camp for Linux* educators.

The transition away from Microsoftness

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Linux

It has been months now and I'm still receiving letters about my first rant. The basic thrust of the rant is that Linux developers should be focusing more on innovation than on mimicking what is already on Windows. I stated what I thought were good arguments, and I had many more that wouldn't fit into the space available for my column.

Give me cake, just choose one for me....

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OS

Ok, I may be a bit slow, but isn't Linux supposed to be the flour in the OS sandwich? I mean the same core ingredient? Ok, you can get white and brown, I'll give you that, what I mean is, don't you just add the filling you require? Linux is Linux, right?

Trolltech goes public

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News

The company has become the first "dual-licence" open source operation to float, as its co-founder sees trouble ahead for open-source-averse companies

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