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Of Macs & Tux, More on Web Browsers

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Software

I wrote about Safari version 2.0.2 that came with the 10.4.3 update from Apple a few issues ago. If I remember correctly, I did mention that it now passes the ACID2 test. I think this is the first web browser that supports web standards. Kudos to Apple for releasing this.

IT managers lagging on OSS procurement

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OSS

IT managers must work quickly to develop procurement policies for open source products as they become an increasingly central element of enterprise infrastructure systems.

Ark Linux 2005.2-RC3 Review

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Reviews

Ark is a Distro well worth trying. While aimed at the new user I believe the experienced user will find it a comfortable and easy change of pace. Everything basically works, the Mission Control Center is a paragon of simplicity, KDE 3.5 is surprisingly stable here and works well. I can easily recommend Ark for both the new and experienced user.

OSDL launches Open Source Patent Commons library

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OSS

The Open Source Development Labs is to officially launch its Patent Commons Project web site, providing a single source of information on patents pledged to the open source community.

Why and when open source products best Microsoft

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OSS

There are good reasons for using open source software (OSS), and I've learned those reasons through 15 years of experience with more traditional, commercial or closed source applications.

Microsoft rejects IBM strategy and open source 'dorks'

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Microsoft

IBM's on-demand model is crazy and the open source movement is just people dorking around with source code. So says Microsoft's Charles Fitzgerald.

PCLinuxOS v0.92 Test 3 Screenshots

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PCLOS

Since I decided to wait for the final to re-review PCLinuxOS v0.92, I thought I'd pass along these links to the many many screenshots.

The infidelities of google

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Linux

Google is a fantastic company and a leader in the internet search business because of their commitment to innovation and ingenuity. However, they seem to have forgotten the means and the people that helped pave the way to wealth. The purpose of this article is to bring some focus to the needs of the Linux community as well as ask the question "When will Linux be important to Google?"

Linux eats its way out to the mainstream

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Linux

Without ballyhoo or headlines, open source is eating away at the enterprise computing core and moving steadily outwards.

Shuttleworth Affirms Commitment to Kubuntu

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KDE

In some good news for KDE, Mark Shuttleworth, the famous African entrepreneur, announced at the Ubuntu Below Zero conference that he is now using the Kubuntu distribution (screenshots) on his own desktop machine and affirmed his commitment to the KDE-based distribution.

Enhancing kernel security with grsecurity

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HowTos

Is your server as secure as it could be? Sure, you use a firewall, mandate strong passwords, and patch regularly. You even take a proactive approach by performing security audits with tools such as nmap and Nessus. Yet you may still be vulnerable to zero-day exploits and privilege escalation attacks.

VPNs at risk from security glitch

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Security

A flaw in a key Internet security protocol used by major networking products could open systems up to denial-of-service (DoS) and other kinds of attacks, experts have warned.

Open-source sprints for five days

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OSS

Last week 20 open-source gurus from around the world gathered in Santa Clara for a coding "sprint" to improve technology publicly available to businesses and individuals in the programming community.

PalmSource acquisition finalized

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Misc

PalmSource, which owns the rights to the Palm operating system, is now in the hands of Japan's Access, executives announced late Monday, starting a new chapter for the once struggling company.

The Desktop Linux Showcase

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MDV
Reviews

This is the followup to part one of the Mandriva 2006 Review. Next to a discussion of the features of Mandriva Linux 2006, the used software and hardware, the installation of the system and the first impressions (including some benchmark numbers), part one includes a background article on Linux software installation. That section was generally well received, but unfortunately some people didn't get the point.

Microsoft Developing Supercomputer Software

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. is developing software for high-performance computers, in a move that puts the company in another head-to-head battle with open-source developers.

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

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Security

Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze.

CrossOver Puts Windows Programs on Linux OS

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Software

One of the most common reasons I hear most from people that they can't consider a Linux desktop is that they can't run their favorite Windows application on it.

Think again.

The Desktop Linux book roundup

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Linux

There has been a spate of good Linux books published lately, so we thought it might be a good idea to put together a little pre-holidays roundup. Below is a listing of books published within the last year or so that you might find interesting.

Linux SysAdmin Toolbox 1 and 1A

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OSS

Running Linux has come a long, long way. With tools like Webmin and SUSE's YaST, it's getting to the point where you can almost run a Linux system without ever having to dig into the command line and shell programs. Almost.

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