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Mandriva Strives to Win Business, Desktop Users

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MDV

Mandriva SA has long had its Linux fans, but it's recently been turning its efforts toward the business and desktop markets and, if CEO François Bancilhon has anything to do with it, Mandriva will become as big a Linux name as Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc. in the enterprise.

Oh nooo, Comedian Richard Pryor Dies at 65

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Obits

Richard Pryor suffered a heart attack at his home in San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Linux Phone Platform Gains VoIP

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Sci/Tech

Trolltech has updated its Qtopia Phone platform for Linux adding a Voice over IP and better support for wireless Latest News about wireless messaging.

In other VoIP news: Yahoo Takes Aim at Skype With VoIP Calling Feature

Gates acts blase about Open Source

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Microsoft

In an interview given to rediff.com, Bill Gates shrugs off China and open source challenges.

The GP2X wants to be your on-the-go emulator of choice

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Gaming

Gaming on the GP2X is 100% open source, so an extensive library of dubious ports and emulations was fairly inevitable. Among others, the GP2X already boasts emulators for the NES, SNES, PlayStation, Sega Master System, and Genesis/Megadrive.

Also: UT 2007 on PlayStation 3

Intel executive dismisses US$100 laptop as a cheap "gadget"

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Linux

Intel chairman Craig Barret claims that MIT's $100 laptop is an ineffectual gadget that will suffer from low demand and limited success.

Just who is Microsoft trying to kid?

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Microsoft

Microsoft was heavily criticized in November for releasing the Visual Studio 2005 development suite too early, and now the company said it intends to upgrade its products more frequently to respond to customers’ requirements.

Surviving a GNOME Update in SuSE 10

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SUSE
HowTos

Bottom line #1: Don't make a System Update blindly.
Bottom line #2: Don't make non-security updates "just because you can".

Sony BMG repents over CD debacle

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Misc

Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.

eBay pulls vulnerability auction

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Misc

Online auction giant eBay shut down the bidding for a vulnerability in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program on Thursday, saying that the sale of flaw research violates the site's policy against encouraging illegal activity.

Venezuela Open Source

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OSS

The Third Worldwide Free Knowledge Forum was held last week in Maracaibo, Venezuela bringing together about 500 Venezuelan developers and advocates of "Software Libre" (Free-as-in-Speech Software) as well as speakers from FLOSS projects in Spain, Brazil, Columbia, the U.S. and Mexico.

Ignoring open source hazardous to your company's health

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OSS

Companies that choose to ignore open source software (OSS) do so at their own risk, according to a new report from IT research firm The 451 Group.

Laptops in mud huts

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Sci/Tech

Never underestimate the power of a good idea to transform the world. The $100 laptop is just such an idea. The idea holds hope for plugging the world's poor into 21st Century technology.

Broker launches open source insurance

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OSS

A US brokerage is offering insurance against the possibility of being sued for using non-commercial software.

Finding out basic information about your hardware

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HowTos

If you've inheritted a bunch of machines, or have only a single generic server in front of you, then you might be curious to learn what hardware you have. Thankfully it is very simple to discover information about your system, even remotely.

Routing and Alias Management with OpenLDAP and Sendmail

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HowTos

LDAP and Sendmail offer sys admins considerable advantages for dynamic mail routing and centralized alias management.

SCO Raises New Funding -- And Experts Raise Questions

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Misc

Given the company's long-shot legal campaign against IBM, say industry analysts and an attorney, the investors behind a $10 million cash influx are unlikely to see their money again.

GStreamer 0.10 Released

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KDE

The GStreamer developers have just released version 0.10 of the GStreamer multimedia framework into the wild, and together with KDE MM, GStreamer is one of the possible multimedia frameworks that will be available for KDE 4.

A certifiable path to Linux Jobs

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Linux

You don't have to have a Linux certification to get a job working with Linux, but it can't hurt.

Simply working on Linux is easy. Of course, you won't get paid.

The Alpha-Male: Interview with Kenneth Granerud of Wolvix

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Linux
Interviews
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As you might know, Wolvix recently appeared on the Linux distribution scene and Tuxmachines has been quite taken with this wonderful offering. As I generally prefer qt-based applications to their gtk counterparts, there must be something special about Wolvix Linux to become one of my top three or four favorite distros. We wanted to try and verbalize what it is. Wolvix features xfce4 as its default desktop and has recently undergone some slight changes in philosophy. This not only did not deter Tuxmachines, it seemed to only endear it more. In fact, we wanted to know more about this wonderful distro and its insightful developer, Kenneth Granerud. So, we posed some questions to which he obliged.

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