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Humor: A Better View of Microsoft Security

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blog.linuxtoday: Ordinarily I don't pay any more attention to Microsoft than I have to, but this was too funny to ignore: A Better View of Microsoft Security?; Microsoft to expand its Trustworthy Computing in a bid to help users and vendors understand security risks.

WiFi software arrives on Linux desktops

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Software A vendor of Linux-based WiFi arrays is finally releasing a version of its WiFi Monitor utility for Linux desktops. The open source, widget-like Xirrus WiFi Monitor for Linux enables users to monitor, secure, and troubleshoot WiFi networks, says Xirrus.

Are Ubuntu Users Getting the Best of Both Worlds?

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Ubuntu For a community distribution, Ubuntu sure knows how to preen itself to look good for the business world. Canonical hasn't exactly kept its plans to get on IT managers' radar a secret, but the number of enterprise-ready applications for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS that are slowly becoming available in the Ubuntu Partner repository is getting hard to ignore.

High Noon with Smokin' Guns

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Gaming Since the release of the Quake 3 engine source code in summer 2005 a lot of modifications and spin-offs have emerged. One such spin-off, Smokin' Guns (formerly known as Western Quake 3), is all about classical Wild West themes: big rifles and revolvers, wailing steel guitars, bank robberies, and smooth talking. It's a game you don't want to miss.

Reviewing Linux-next

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Linux "I do think 'next' as it is has a few issues that either need to be fixed (unlikely - it's not the point of next) or just need to be aired as issues and understood," noted Linus Torvalds about the linus-next development tree, originally designed as a way to get subsystem maintainers more involved in managing merge conflicts.

IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide

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Linux For the first time, IBM and leading Linux distributors Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat will join forces globally with their hardware partners to deliver Microsoft-free personal computing choices with Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony in the one billion-unit desktop market worldwide by 2009.

Also: IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative
And: IBM gets hip with 'cool' Ubuntu PC deal

Fedora 10 Alpha Preview

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Linux Fedora 9 shipped earlier this year. Now, however, it's time start getting excited over Fedora 10. The first Alpha release of Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge) was released this morning. In this article we have screenshots of Fedora 10 along with some of the features you can expect when this Linux operating system ships in October.

5 Known Office Suites for Linux

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Software A typical desktop computer user will almost always need an office suite. There are actually 5 known free and open source office suites that work best in Linux.

Lenovo launches a netbook

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Hardware Lenovo has announced its entry into the "netbook" market. The Linux-based IdeaPad S9 for "certain overseas markets," feature 8.9-inch display, plus 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors, and up to 160GB of storage.

What to expect in Debian 5: Lenny

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Linux Debian took a giant step forward recently towards releasing the next version of Debian, Lenny, by freezing the codebase. Now, the only major things standing between the next release of the popular Linux distribution are “fixes for release critical bugs” and “fixes for severity.”

Five Things Linus Torvalds Has Learned About Managing Software Projects

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Linux Linus Torvalds needs no introduction in operating systems or open-source circles. He's the creator, muse and chief developer of the Linux operating system. Torvalds started Linux while he was in college in 1991. Today, Linux is the foundation of multibillion-dollar companies including Oracle, Novell and Red Hat.

Bernard Out As Novell Global Channel Chief

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SUSE Tim Wolfe, president and general manager of Novell Americas, will serve as acting vice president of global channel sales effective immediately, replacing Pat Bernard who was just named to the position last November, the company said early Tuesday.

Growing the open-source community

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OSS The open-source community is no longer the sole province of technology geeks. The mood is shifting. As the mistress of ceremonies at OSCON (the Open Source Convention) commented: instead of open source trying to figure out its place in the enterprise, today the enterprise is seeking its place in open source. And that, among other trends, is causing changes in the community.

Lenovo to Present More Linux-pre-loaded Laptops

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Hardware Lenovo was reported to plan to launch a full array of laptops pre-loading Novell's Linux operating system, to provide wider product options for consumers to choose from, according to sources.

PartedMagic: An Open Source Alternative for Partition Editing

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Linux If you want to add space to a drive, store personal data on a separate partition from your operating system, or run multiple operating systems from the same hard drive, then you need a partition editor.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Receives Department of Defense IPv6 Certification

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Linux (PR): Red Hat today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 has received Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Special Interoperability Certification from the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) IPv6 Master Test Plan. 2.4.0

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OOo 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.

“Who’s The Next Open Source Idol?”

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OSS (PR): GroundWork Open Source is sponsoring a competition amongst four popular open source mascots: “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD daemon, Mozilla’s Firefox, and “The Gnu” GNU.

5 Cool Firefox Alternatives for GNU/Linux

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Software I still use Firefox on Debian, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or the nerves to wait for this add-on-packed conglomerate to load. While there is a noticeable speed improvement with Firefox 3, you still need some time for it to load. So, when I’m in a hurry, I sometimes fire-up an alternative browser.

Announcing the Annual Conference Beijing 2008

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PR: has today opened registration for its biggest ever annual international conference. The Conference - to be held in Beijing, China between 5th.-7th. November - is the main event of the year for developers, supporters, and users of software, the leading free software alternative to Microsoft Office.

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