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Blog entry OpenSource Software Bounty Hunters bigbearomaha 6 23/05/2009 - 4:15am
Story Finding the right open-source savvy lawyer srlinuxx 23/05/2009 - 12:19am
Story Fedora 11 Common Bugs page srlinuxx 23/05/2009 - 12:18am
Story First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features srlinuxx 2 22/05/2009 - 10:45pm
Story Moblin makes the Linux 'desktop' more Mac-like srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 10:00pm
Story A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 Spring srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 9:54pm
Story Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 9:52pm
Story A+ for Dell's new Ubuntu Linux netbook srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 9:51pm
Story Linux.com: Just Another News Site? srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 9:49pm
Story Microsoft’s out, Linux is in. Ubuntu 9.04, I hear your call… srlinuxx 22/05/2009 - 9:47pm

Value of open-source software touted

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OSS

In a report to be presented at the World Bank yesterday, a group that includes senior government officials from 13 countries will urge nations to adopt open-information technology standards as a vital step to accelerate economic growth, efficiency and innovation.

Ballmer to attend Google’s birthday celebrations

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Microsoft

Interesting doesn’t even begin to describe the titanic battle that is being quietly waged between Microsoft and its archrival Google.

Also, Fresh Vista Games.

Intel Folsom Employees Aid Hurricane Concert

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Misc

More than 600 volunteers from Intel Folsom are manning phone lines tonight in conjunction with a massive Hurricane Katrina telethon event broadcast on all the major television networks.

What I Did at Google's Summer of Code

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Software

Summer is a time for vacation, for introspection and for summer student internships. In 1967, it was about love. And in 2005, it was about code -- for Google, that is.

Ten things your lawyers need to know about open-source

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OSS

In ever-growing numbers, CIOs want to take advantage of the many benefits that free and open-source software have to offer their companies. But there's a snag. Their lawyers can be grouchy when it comes to open-source.

Katrina to hammer silicon wafer production?

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Hardware

Hurricane Katrina could have a deeper impact on the world's semiconductor industry than first feared, market watcher iSuppli claimed today.

Where are they now... Linus Torvalds

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Linux

The man who created the Linux operating system, a cornerstone of the open source software world, Torvalds is chosen for the Agenda Setters list again and again for being a symbol of all non-proprietary software.

FSF Forms Project To Revise GPL

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OSS

No one could have anticipated the phenomenal growth and adoption in the development and use of the open-source platform, said Yankee Group analyst Laura DiDio. Consequently, there are several ways in which companies developing and using software licensed under the GPL are now vulnerable to lawsuits.

Beauty and Magic for KDE

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KDE

One of the most hotly anticipated presentations at this year's KDE World Summit, better known as "aKademy", was Zack Rusin's intriguing "Beauty and Magic for KDE developers." As the developer conference continued, more and more people heard of the amazing visual effects that Zack was going to demonstrate.

Unpatched Firefox flaw may expose users

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Moz/FF
Security

A new, unpatched flaw in that affects all versions of Firefox could let attackers surreptitiously run malicious code on users' PCs, a security researcher has warned.

Thoughts about OpenSuSE

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SUSE

I caught up with Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Director of Marketing, Linux and Open Source, at Novell, to ask for more details. Mancusi-Ungaro is the point person for the press on the openSUSE project. The openSUSE initiative was announced a month ago at LinuxWorld, and the response so far seems healthy.

HP to ship Ubuntu PCs, serious about Linux

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Linux

The HP Linux and Open Source roadshow rolled into Johannesburg earlier this week with the message that Linux is now a "standard" product offering from the company.

OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 is here too!

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Linux
Reviews
-s

What an exciting passed couple of days we've had. Mandriva 2006 RC1 and OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 both hitting the mirrors right about the same time. They are running neck and neck. Who will get their final to the market first? Mandrake has a history of missing release dates to fix last minute bugs and OpenSuSE seems to be meeting their projected plans. In fact, OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 actually hit the mirrors a little ahead of schedule this time. Their roadmap stated to expect RC1 on Sept 9, while the isos are dated Sept 7. Their dedicated work is showing in the mass of bug fixes, patches and updated versions. There is no new eyecandy or features this release. So, how is it progressing?

Mandriva Linux LE 2005

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MDV
Reviews

If it sounds familiar, Mandriva is the new name for Mandrake Linux. Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 is the first distribution bearing this name.

Open source secrets laid bare

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OSS

Since the term was coined in the late 1990s, open source has rapidly matured from an egalitarian approach to software design into a movement whose practices underpin the internet. More recently, it has begun to represent the seed of an ideology

Dell agrees to AMD subpoena request

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Legal

Unlike a few of the other parties AMD has subpoenaed, such as NEC Corp. and U.K. PC retailer Dixons Group PLC, Dell did not file any objections to AMD’s request for documentation.

Bill Gates: China has f****d Microsoft

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Microsoft

Bill Gates doesn't appear to hold China in very high regard, screaming that it had "f****d" Microsoft, according to court testimony in the Kai-Fu Lee case.

Linux in Italian Schools, Part 3: DidaTux

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Linux

In the first two parts of this series, I discussed how Linux is being used in technical high schools in Abruzzo and Sicily. Here in Part 3, I present a story that in several aspects is different from the previous stories. Enter Anna F. Leopardi, an elementary school teacher, who is also a free software user and evangelist; she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty doing some Linux customization hacking.

Hackers Admit to Wave of Attacks

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Legal

An Ohio computer hacker who served as a digital button man for a shady internet hosting company faces prison time after admitting he carried out one of a series of crippling denial-of-service attacks ordered by a wealthy businessman against his competitors.

And Now A Word From Somebody Else's Lawyer

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Humor

From Mr. N. O. Humor, Attorney at Law, Kil and Profit Law Firm, registered in some random, obscure, easily-bribed country:

Dear Mr. Morals,

I found your "And Now A Word From Our Lawyers" article to be in violation of several of the patents and trademarks of our customers:

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