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WoW: The Burning Crusade Launch

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Gaming

Midnight on January 16 marked the official release of The Burning Crusade, the first official major add-on for the blockbuster massively multiplayer online roleplaying game World of Warcraft. But does it run on Linux?

DRM, GPLv3 is 'hot air': Linus Torvalds

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Software

Digital rights management and the General Public License cause a lot of 'hot air' to be exchanged but they are not a 'big deal', according to the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds.

M$ and Open Source Experts to Brief House of Lords

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Security

Representatives of Microsoft Corp and the open source community will this week brief members of the UK's House of Lords as part of its ongoing inquiry into personal internet security.

School Turns To Open Source To Cut Cost, Foster Student Thinking

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Linux

When existing computing facilities were not meeting the growing need of students and teachers at the Lorien Novalis school in Dural, NSW, students suggested that the school investigate open source software as a cost effective way of improving its computing power.

Fluendo makes proprietary codecs available to Linux

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Software

In response to the growing demand for proprietary multimedia codecs on the open-source Linux platform, multimedia software development company Fluendo has released GStreamer codec plugins that provide native support for a variety of proprietary media formats.

Linux: Users Follow the Developers

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Linux

I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t like to feel like a beginner whenever I use a computer. There are those of us who only like to use something that they can easily master within a few minutes. Fear of feeling like a beginner is a major reason why people have avoided Linux. I’m definitely part of the target audience for the Linux LiveCDs.

Mainstream cartoons mentioning Linux

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Humor

This link goes to a page making the social bookmark rounds, showing various cartoons that name-drop Linux. Amongst the better-known are Doonesbury, Dilbert, and Fox Trot.

Xfce 4.2.4 released

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Software

A new bug fix release of Xfce 4.2 is available. This release is supposed to be the last release for the 4.2 branch. It includes several fixes ported from the current development branch. This release should not be confused with the upcoming Xfce 4.4 release. Downloads.

DIY DNS service

I have a problem with my ISP, Bell South. Its DNS (Domain Name System) service is slow, and there have been times that it just doesn't work. Since I make my living off non-stop Internet connectivity, this is bad news. Without DNS, using the Web and email becomes almost impossible. What to do?

Online documentation: what's missing

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Misc

For several years I’ve been fascinated with technical information people get online, instead of from books or journals. Everybody looks online for help installing software, finding programming library calls, fixing bugs, and solving any other technical problem they have on their systems. A lot of information is still missing online.

Use GNU/Linux and help save the planet

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Linux

Now, I’m not one of those naive, faintly embarrassing Linux evangelists, who is going to claim that Linux can cure piles, acne, hiccups or halitosis. But it strikes me that it does have a role to play in reducing the mountain of waste or, at least, postponing the evil day when another obsolete PC is tossed on the proverbial scrapheap.

How fast is your disk?

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Linux

It's a known fact that although disk storage capacities are improving at an impressive rate, disk performance improvements are occurring at a rather slower rate. Here are the two techniques for measuring disk performance in Linux. With a little bit of torturing, and some fun on the way, find out how fast your hard disk drive really is.

The OpenBSD 4.0 Crash Course Available

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BSD

I've spent the last several weeks writing, revising, and editing a project called The OpenBSD 4.0 Crash Course for O'Reilly Media. It's now available for download for U.S. $9.99 from O'Reilly. Below is a sample from the book to show you what you can expect from it.

Redesign of Firefox's History based on the User’s Memory

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Moz/FF

Taking a quick break from posting about microformats, I would like to describe some ideas I had recently about the user interface of Firefox’s history.

Open Source Challenges Vista at U.K. Education Show

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OSS

Although Microsoft had one of the largest spaces at BETT, the leading educational technology show in the U.K., there was a strong case made for open source software. Becta, an advice organisation supported by government, published a report that advised against any sudden move to upgrade Windows.

Dreamlinux 2.2 MME — when dreams come true

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Linux
Reviews

Dreamlinux is an operating system that boots from a Live-CD with the option to install on a hard drive as well. Dreamlinux is not just another Live-CD based on Debian, it’s not another distro coming with XFCE 4.4. Dreamlinux 2.2 MME is a polished multimedia system from which Xubuntu developers could really learn a lot.

Using open source as a marketing ploy

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OSS

This morning News.com is running an article (Taking the plunge into open source) on how proprietary software companies are leveraging (bastardizing?) open source practices for some of their new products. A big part of the profile is on a company called Aras.

Linux Games Kids Play

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Gaming

Dad said he needed to write his blog early this weekend. But right now, he is walking around the living room and griping about writer's block. He looks kinda funny. So we sneaked in here to say what we don't like and do like about the computer. The adults have said what they liked, now it is the kid's turn.

Chat it up in Emacs with IRC modes

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Software

Sometimes it seems like the Emacs editor has features that only operating systems have. You can, for instance, run an Internet Relay Chat client to chat online right from inside of Emacs. A handful of GPLed Emacs IRC clients are available today as add-on modes -- and since GNU Emacs 22 was released last year, two of them come built right in. Here's a look at all of them.

Drupal 5.0 released

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Drupal

After 8 months of development we are ready to release Drupal 5.0 to the world. Today is also Drupal's 6th birthday, so the timing could not be more perfect. Drupal 4.0 was released in 2002 and finally we feel confident to increase the major version number from 4 to 5.

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