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Story Lazy Linux srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 4:10pm
Story The Open Database Alliance: Forking MySQL? srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 4:07pm
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Want to file for aid online? Better run Windows

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Web

The good news: If you've survived Hurricane Katrina, the government will let you register for help online. The bad news: But only if the computer you're using is running Windows.

NTFS for Linux

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Software
Reviews

There's a fundamental barrier between fans of open-source software and the world of Microsoft Windows, and no, it's not the $299 list price of Windows XP Professional. It's actually a very real communication problem based on differences between Windows and Linux's file systems.

Every geek has its day

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OSS

And our day is Saturday, 10 September. Software Freedom Day is almost upon us, and Go Open Source and other OSS pundits have a ton of install fests happening around the country, intended to spread the good news of free software and introduce non-geeks to the welcoming world of open source.

Media with an open source axe to grind

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OSS

There was a lot going on in our region this week. It's very refreshing to see open source gaining some momentum right here in our neighbourhood. We also sampled some good diligent tech journalism and some slightly less savory work.

Courtroom showdown for Microsoft and Google

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Legal

Cnet reports on the morning session in the court battle of M$ vs Google concerning former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee.

Moving on With Patents and Open-Source Software

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OSS

I understand the open-source software community's frustration with the existing software patent infrastructure, but denouncing the patent system and refusing to file for patents isn't the answer.

Open Source: The beginning of Gene Roddenberry's vision?

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OSS

On Roddenberry's 24th century Earth, there is no money. Everyone shares everything. I'd say that sounds a great deal like the open source development community of today.

Oh no, Gilligan finally got off that d*mn island

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Obits

Everybody's favorite 'little buddy' set sail this past Friday from his dock in North Carolina.

A Month Without Microsoft Office

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OSS

Back on August 3rd, I installed the Beta 1 version of Windows Vista on my work desktop. That meant reinstalling all my applications...but I didn't have a copy of Microsoft Office handy. So I installed a beta copy of OpenOffice.org 2.0--the leading open-source office suite--figuring that it could serve as a stopgap.

Linux firm Trolltech readies board for IPO

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Software

Trolltech, the world's biggest producer of Linux software for mobile devices, has appointed two ex-Microsoft executives as it gears up for a possible initial public offering, sources close to the company said on Tuesday.

MSN Search Tracking Clicks

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Web

A little bird emailed this morning to inform Search Engine Journal that MSN Search (which seems to be very slow today) is now tracking clicks and click thru.

Lost children database goes live

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Misc

Children separated from families after the deadly Hurricane Katrina are being helped by the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as their website is also serving as an online album of children who are trying to find their families.

Toyota Computer Makes You Watch the Road

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Sci/Tech

Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will keep the driver's eyes on the road.

New free software license takes aim at patents

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OSS

The free software foundation said on Tuesday it would start adapting rules for development and use of free software by including penalties against those who patent software or use anti-piracy technology.

Kat - Desktop Search Environment Updated

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KDE
Software

Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Today marks the release of version 0.6.3 fixing serveral bugs.

In praise of small Linux distros

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Linux

Among the hundreds of Linux distributions, only a handful get much media attention, and only a small segment of those have become household words in the Linux community. Why do so many small distros have such a loyal entourage? The answer lies in the word "community."

Nvidia G70 Ultra cancelled

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Hardware

NVIDIA DECIDED to cancel its upcoming G70 Ultra card, a real shocker. However, there is good business sense behind that hard decision.

Kazaa appeal likely in 2006

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Legal

Any appeal by key players associated with the Kazaa file-sharing software will only be heard in February or March next year.

Unreal Tournament 2007 Previews/Video @ GC

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Gaming

Epic and Midway attended last month's GC 2005, an industry trade show held in Leipzig, Germany, to show Unreal Tournament 2007, the next title in the semi-annual multiplayer FPS series.

blah blah he reviews Linux blah blah

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Reviews

Was reading "Software Development" magazine, September 2005 issue the other day. The cover had a nice headline: REVIEWED: 350 Flavors of Linux P.27. Cool idea! But the whole issue is only 64 pages long - how much depth will there be? hahaha! Well, let me offer a detailed review of their 'review'.

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