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BBC web TV revamp: Linux and Apple are in, Free music is out...

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Web

The BBC has announced its web TV plan will provisionally go ahead, despite concern from media watchdog Ofcom over how the launch would affect the UK's commercial telly.

Also: Calling all Brits…again

The succession problem and open source

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OSS

The history of computing is the history of entrepreneurs. Open source does not have any big time entrepreneurs. Its visionaries, like Linus Torvalds, Bruce Perens and Richard Stallman, sit outside the corporate culture. Open source is not designed to create kingdoms, but democracies.

“2007: the year of open source”

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OSS

David Plain, Practice Manager for Novell in Scotland, believes that 2007 will be the year open source software proves its commercial viability in the wider marketplace.

Declaring Open Source

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OSS

The U.S. Code is the operating system of our system of government, the line-by-line instructions that govern our federal government. The code contains provisions for pretty much everything you can think of and lots of stuff that causes wonderment about its inclusion. But, if you search the U.S. Code for the phrase “open source” you’re not going to find anything.

Collaborative work with OpenOffice: PengYou

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Software

Quite some time ago I was searching for the possibility to have a server side storage for documents, and to work on them together with others. Sure, in principal you can realize that with KOffice and kparts where you access and store all data over ssh on a server. But first of all that is not supported by OpenOffice, and it would be cool to have this also with some kind of web interface to check the versions of the documents, etc. So I continued my search - and found PengYou.

Seeing the Dawn of Vista by the Light of Open Source

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Linux

In this article, Mark Rais shares how the new release of MS Vista even more effectively conveys the benefits of OSS.

Get your geek and groove on

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Linux

Artistic geeks often find creative ways to combine technology and art. A love for good software and beautiful guitars is what inspired Canadian luthier Mark Kett to begin the Linux Guitar Project. Kett had an idea for a travel guitar and through some brainstorming came up with the idea for an "open source" electric guitar -- designed from the ground up by community consensus and fitted with Linux technology.

Jono Bacon: Make videos, win stuff

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OSS

Technalign and Canonical have hooked together for a competition for all you orange sunglasses wearing, kilted, Lost-loving video makers, and the rest of us who fancy a go at making videos. Send in a decent video and you could bag a prize.

Synaptic Package Manager Tutorial For Ubuntu

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HowTos

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. We will see how to add repositories, install, remove, and update software packages.

Nokia's New N800 Internet Tablet

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Hardware

The N800 offers one major advantage over many rivals. Because it can use a Wi-Fi connection, the tablet allows for easy Web use and Web calling from public hotspots. And the viewing experience is better than that of most of today's Internet-capable smartphones.

How To Set Up An IRC Server And Anope IRC Services

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Linux
SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up and run an UnrealIRCD server on OpenSuSE 10.2 and Fedora Core 6. It also shows how to install Anope IRC services. Anope is a set of Services for IRC networks that allows users to manage their nicks and channels in a secure and efficient way, and administrators to manage their network with powerful tools.

AmaroK - A versatile music player for GNU/Linux

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Software

I was always of the impression that the function of a music player was little more than playing music. That impression took a beating when I tried a versatile music player called AmaroK.

Your recipes needed for the Official Ubuntu Book!

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Ubuntu

With the huge success of the Official Ubuntu Book, work is afoot to create a revised edition for Feisty, and we again need your help! If you are interested in contributing, write it up and send it to Corey. Those recipes selected for inclusion in the book will get a free signed copy of the book.

Combining Linux Kernel with Windows?

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OS

In a quote from Forbes, McVoy had mentioned that he would be "thrilled" to see Microsoft blend the Linux kernel with their existing tools and libraries. No, this isn’t a joke. McVoy, CEO of BitMover, actually said this.

Also: Windows Software Installation by Novell

Foil Wireless Poachers and Have Fun Doing It (Part 2)

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HowTos

Last week we learned some fun ways to mess with the minds of wireless freeloaders, and introduced ourselves to some methods for finding out who is on our networks. Today we're going to learn some different ways to kick unwanted visitors off networks, and how to see exactly who is lurking on our airwaves.

Free Operating System For Blind: Adriane Knoppix

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Linux

Klaus and Andriane Knopper are working on an operating system for the blind, and as compared to other solutions available, this one is absolutely free!

A More Productive Kerry Beagle

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Software

Last year I wrote about some options for desktop search on Linux. Since then many of the projects have advanced and newer ones like Tracker and Strigi show signs of widespread adoption over the next year. Not to be overshadowed, Kerry Beagle came out with a 0.2.1 release that addresses many of the previous version's deficiencies.

Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox

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Moz/FF

Its products are free. Its work force is largely volunteer. Its meetings are open to anyone. It's a nonprofit. It may be the hottest tech company in America.

Fedora hardware profiler: meet “smolt”

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Software

A posting at fedoranews.org revealed the availability of smolt - a tool to gather information about the hardware of the Fedora users. The basic idea is that you submit your hardware profile together with a unique ID to a central server after installation.

War and free software

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OSS

As most of us know, free software provides an abundant set of efficient and productive tools. Many are aware of the reported peaceful uses of free software in government. Linux has long been used in NASA, to create beowulf clusters, and now to develop land robot explorers. Unbeknownst to many, however, is the increasing use of free software by the militaries of the world.

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