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Programmers get their own search engine

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Web

Developers can use Google and other search engines to find source code, but it's not easy. A Silicon Valley startup claims to have come up with a better alternative -- a search engine for source code and code-related information.

At the Sounding Edge: Article 24

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Software

In this month's installment, I look at a few notable developments going on in that scene today. Then, I present some specific news about how I'm getting along with LilyPond these days.

AMD Cool n Quiet

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Hardware

Introduced way back with the launch of Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 processors was Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, as the successor to PowerNow! Today at Phoronix we are looking at the performance of AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet under Linux when it comes to the CPU temperature, power consumption, and overall desktop performance and usage.

Setting up international character support

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HowTos

Like other operating systems, GNU/Linux is starting to add increased support for international characters. The support is spotty in places, and varies between systems because of differences in keyboards, distributions, fonts, and program support. Even so, if you make a few configuration changes, you can use the keyboard to enter the characters for dozens of languages with only a few problems.

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Do-It Yourself Computing 2: Packages

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Linux

In Linux Land, distributions are often divided into categories based on how they manage software. It's more than just keeping track of what is installed, but what version. The obvious issue is security updates. Software is usually offered in packages.

Opera Pushes BitTorrent, Widgets In 9.0 Preview

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Software

Opera Software will release a preview of its next browser, Opera 9.0, on Tuesday with integrated support for BitTorrent downloads, a dozen "widgets," and other enhancements to keep it competitive with rivals such as Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 1.5.

VMware Server goes free (but not open)

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Software

As expected, VMware Inc. announced on February 6th that it was releasing a no-cost version of its VMware Server line. While not open-source, this entry-level virtualization server enables users to partition x86 and x86-64 Linux and Windows servers into multiple virtual machines (VMs).

Also: VMware Updates Delayed

Taking On the Database Giants

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OSS

Can open-source upstarts compete with Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft? It's an uphill battle, but customers are starting to look at the alternatives

First Look: BackTrack 3.0

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Linux
Reviews

Among the distributions specialising in security and penetration testing, the SLAX-based WHAX (previously Whoppix) has always been one of the most in-demand live CDs. In recent months, however, its developers combined their knowledge and resources with those of Auditor Security Linux to produce a new live CD, called BackTrack. After a brief period of testing, the first beta of the new distribution was released last week. So what is BackTrack like?

Which tech trends will merit attention in 2006?

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Sci/Tech

What's ahead for tech this year? Connect offers this forecast from tech reporters who live and work in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Is Linux Next?

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Security

A report warns of security vulnerabilities, raising the question of whether the open-source model can provide bulletproof software.

Also: Linux Vulnerabilities Spur Enterprise Warning

Virtualization companies vie for advantage

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Software

Three companies selling software to let servers run software more efficiently will try to advance their respective fortunes Monday with new software, a new partnership and a new promotion.

An Introduction to Video Surveillance with 'Motion'

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HowTos

Videochatting and amateur pornography are all well and good, but have you ever wondered what else you can do with that webcam?

Well, thanks to the efforts of many dedicated open-source coders, any half-decent PC can be turned into a motion-detecting, snapshot-making, video-recording D.I.Y. security solution.

Making a Genius Scanner Work With SuSE

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SUSE
HowTos

My Genius ColorPage Vivid4 USB scanner worked acceptably under Windows, so it was the time to get it working with SANE.

OOo Off the Wall: The Elephant in the Living Room -- OOo and MS Office

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OOo

For OpenOffice.org (OOo), MS Office (MSO) is the elephant in the living room. As much as the project might want to ignore MSO, it cannot. Many potential users never have used anything except MSO, and most have to share files with MSO users at some point.

First Look: Free SeaMonkey Internet Tool Suite Is Solid

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Moz/FF

Volunteers update the former Mozilla Application Suite to combine a browser with e-mail, chat, and Web design tools, just like old times.

Fixing Patents, Open-Source Style

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OSS

The U.S. Patent Office has a big problem with how it grants software patents. And open-source developers are ready to help it out.

Also: Patent Office takes second look at JPEG

Book Review: Linux Patch management - Keeping Linux systems up to date

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Linux

It is a waste of time and bandwidth to individually download all the patches and security fixes for each machine. This is where this book named "Linux Patch Management - Keeping Linux systems up to date" authored by Michael Jang gains significance.

Google, Skype in Startup to Link Hotspots

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Google

Google Inc. and eBay Inc.'s Skype are investing in a startup that plans to help hotspot owners charge for Wi-Fi access, a plan that could face significant opposition from Internet service providers.

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