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Story Boycott Novell attacks itself to get attention srlinuxx 4 22/05/2009 - 12:07pm
Story How we won the open source battle srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 11:04am
Story Linux Desktop Stats: Wrong Question, Wrong Answers srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 11:01am
Story EarCandy 0.4 rules ! srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 10:59am
Story Several vulnerabilities closed in Pidgin 2.5.6 srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 10:58am
Story Interview: Mozilla Bespin's Joe Walker srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 10:56am
Story A Great Multi-Platform Music Management Application: Jajuk hotice 22/05/2009 - 9:24am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 5:39am
Story Netbook Linux gets revved up srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 1:58am
Story Opera CEO says hopes firm stays independent srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 1:57am

Open source software -- Managing the legal risks

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OSS

Using open source software (OSS) in this manner can be very efficient. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about OSS, and the legal ramifications that can arise are not so simple.

TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux

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Linux

TRW Automotive has agreed to a three-year contract extension with Dell that involves standardizing on Dell enterprise products and services, including a move as much of its server infrastructure as possible off Unix-based equipment to Dell systems running a Linux operating system.

At the Sounding Edge: A September Trio

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Software

What common goal is shared by the Toledo Area LUG and Toledo Hip-Hop? Building a recording studio with open-source software that the whole community can use.

Wikibooks takes on textbook industry

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OSS

Created in the same mold as the Wikipedia project--the open-source encyclopedia that lets anyone create or edit an article and that now has nearly 747,000 entries in English alone--Wikibooks is still in its earliest stages.

Understanding Linux

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Linux

Linux experts Marcel Gagné and Peter van der Linden, who recently published new books on the subject, were online Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Noon ET to answer questions about the open source operating system, which is often used as an alternative to Microsoft Windows.

PlanetPenguin Racer v0.5 ALPHA

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Gaming

Whether your in search of a great OpenGL racing game to play in your time off, or would rather enjoy supporting open-source gaming projects, today we have some screenshots of the latest PlanetPenguin Racer v0.5 ALPHA release.

Matrox Millennium G550 for PCI Express

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Hardware
Reviews

Matrox Millennium graphics cards have for years proven reliable, with great drivers, good 2D rendering capabilities, and decent resolutions are supported. Today, PCI Express is replacing AGP as the standard video card interface, and the Matrox adapter is now available in a PCI Express configuration. Here's what to expect from it.

What Is Firefox

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Moz/FF

Firefox is a free web browser. It is one of the products of the Mozilla open source software project, supported by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a way of life. There have been over 90 million downloads since Firefox 1.0 was released in November, 2004.

Columnist Writes Dumb Op-Ed Piece Against MA

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OSS

Ziff-Davis Group columnist David Coursey thinks that Massachusetts' plan to free the state from Microsoft's closed, proprietary formats is a "dumb move".

Linux RealPlayer Under Zero-Day Gun

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Security

The Linux versions of RealNetworks' popular RealPlayer and Helix Player can be used by attackers to load malicious code onto systems, several security organizations reported Tuesday.

Matalan checks out Linux tills

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Linux

UK retailer Matalan has migrated 2,800 tills to Linux. Capgemini advised the UK retailer to run thousands of tills on Linux rather than Windows, as it is more secure and easier to support.

Featherweight -> down for the count

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Linux
Reviews
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Featherweight Linux is a livecd based on Feather Linux. I reviewed Feather briefly a little while back and ended up rating it a 4.4 out of 5. It came with Fluxbox and a nice selection of applications. When I heard Featherweight 1.3 was released, which is a remaster with a "light" version of KDE, I was a bit excited to try it. That feeling didn't last too long.

Theater piracy law snags first victim

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Legal

A new federal law aimed at discouraging camcorder-equipped movie pirates has snared its first catch.

Peru's green light to open-source software

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OSS

Swimming against the Microsoft tide, Peru's Congress passed legislation that would require public institutions to consider using open-source software as an alternative to proprietary, licensed rivals when evaluating bids from software vendors.

Two Displays, One Problem

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HowTos

I like to watch news on my desktop screen while computing on the laptop. But, it's a huge pain to close the lid on the laptop every time I have to type something on the desktop keyboard. I needed a way to operate the desktop using my laptop keyboard and mouse.

Linux Adoption For The Windows User

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Linux

Overcoming habit and fear of change

In today's market IT professionals face a wide array of issues ranging from virus outbreaks to security flaws. These problems have spurred a revolution called Linux and Open Source.

Mozilla unveils Lightning roadmap

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Software

Device synchronisation and offline calendar support are some of the features planned in a future version of the open source project.

Google to Remove Boast About Index Size

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Web

Google Inc. will stop boasting on its home page about the number of Web pages it has stored in its index, even as the online search engine leader continues a crusade to prove it scans substantially more material than its rivals.

SSH Claims for New Secure Shell Draw Open-Source Ire

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OSS

Manager of SSH Communications Security, claimed that SSH's product is better than a similar open-source product from OpenSSH. These comments raised the ire of Theo de Raadt, leader of the OpenBSD operating system and a member of the OpenSSH development team.

Red Hat EAL5 To Get Government Blessing

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Linux

Although it is still a year away from being released, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is already on the path toward EAL4 certification.

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