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Which is better, Windows or Linux security?

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Security

The IT industry's obsession with comparing Windows and Linux security is a waste of time, according to top Linux bod Alan Cox. Operating system security is, he says, simply awful right across the board.

Intelligence in the Internet age

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Sci/Tech

Is technology making us smarter? Or are we lazily reliant on computers, and, well, dumber than we used to be?

Linux PCs fail to sell in SA retail outlets

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Linux

These are entry-level customers, most of whom are buying a computer for the first time. "Ninety percent of the problem is that entry-level customers do not know Linux," he said. This makes the computers a difficult sell. "We're waiting for a marketing campaign from Novell to create the demand."

Big Blue's ISV channels remain Linux boon

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Linux

Once established, open source applications that meet the needs of enterprises of all sizes drive a stake in the ground around which Linux can rotate and destroy the notion that open source offerings cannot solve fundamental business problems.

Rock band shows fans how to crack DRM

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Misc

Tim Foreman, bassist with San Diego rock band Switchfoot, wrote: "We refuse to allow corporate policy to taint the family we've developed together."

Can open source companies innovate?

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OSS

Without licensing fees to fall back on, pure open source companies may be limited to imitating proprietary vendors' successes.

Promise of cost-savings drives take-up of Linux

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Linux

Listening to Amy Niersbach talk about the deployment of open source software in local government systems in Chicago it is not hard to see why the spread of open source has been one of the biggest technology trends in recent years.

Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux 4 Bible

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Reviews

If you want to evaluate Fedora on the desktop or server or want a good Red Hat Enterprise Linux reference, the Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux Bible is a good resource.

New trigonometry is a sign of the times

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Misc

Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.

Tax collects Linux for open source analytics

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Linux

Despite its strong ties to proprietary software vendors, the Australian Taxation Office has finally dipped its toes into open source by establishing a Linux-based system for information analytics.

45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server

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Software
HowTos

With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.

Xfce 4 - your next window manager

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Software
Reviews

This Just might be good enough to be your next window manager!

I have found that one of the many I have investigated is good enough to be my primary window manager, Xfce. It has the ability to be both fast and powerful.

Microsoft talks to the enemy

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Microsoft

Microsoft's main eye on the open source community says the software giant wants to shake off its image of "stomping" on new ideas and be more open to talking with Linux developers.

Opening the potential of OpenOffice.org

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Software

One of the most critical Open Source desktop applications is OpenOffice.org. Back in the day when I started taking a keen interest in Linux on the desktop, an office suite was always the problem. Back then there simply was no Open Source office suite that was mature enough to use, but that was about to change.

Next up for cell phones: porn

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Sci/Tech

The cell phone, which already plays music, sends and receives e-mail and takes pictures, is adding a steamier offering: pornography.

An odd week in the world of open source software

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OSS

The open source world shied away from neither controversy nor absurdity last week as we all staggered forward under the weight of some seriously heavy weirdness.

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ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.0.4 "The Hoary Hedgehog"

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Linux
HowTos

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.0.4 - The Hoary Hedgehog) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Sending Windows back to Hell

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Mac

Last week I became so fed up with Microsoft, Windows and the ridiculous cost of SQL server that I went out and bought a 12-inch Powerbook. This leaves me using no Windows machines, not even my dual-boot Thinkpad.

Intel stalls $50m deal with McLaren

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Hardware

It is believed that Intel is furious that the FIA - the body that governs F1 - recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with its arch-rival AMD.

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