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Story Speed up Common Tasks with Launchy srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 10:31pm
Story The GNOME Journal, May Edition srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 10:29pm
Story Terminating a Bad Assumption srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 10:26pm
Story Where am I? srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 10:24pm
Story openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 Reloaded srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 10:22pm
Story Linux clients break 1% web usage share srlinuxx 1 01/05/2009 - 10:18pm
Story 3 Ways to Record Your Linux Desktop srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 5:30pm
Story Linux Journal Announces Winners of its 2009 Readers' Choice Awards srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 5:27pm
Story Are Careless Linux Users Giving Ext4 A Bad Rap? srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 5:25pm
Story If Linux Didn’t “Suck” It Wouldn’t Exist srlinuxx 01/05/2009 - 3:30pm

What CIOs should know about the open source revolution

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OSS

CIOs can gain competitive advantages by taking part in the open source revolution, a movement that will shake up the power structure of the IT world, said Julie Hanna Farris, the founder of Scalix. Farris explains why open source is not a fad and how it will benefit the business world.

Oh no, James "Scotty" Doohan dies at 85

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Obits

James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the apocryphal command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Mozilla Releases Firefox-1.0.6

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has released version 1.0.6 of Firefox. This release is a stability update and Mozilla recommends users to upgrade to this latest version.

Spam King goes legit

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Misc

He's been called the King of Spam, sued by Eliot Spitzer, forced into bankruptcy by Microsoft, and even soundly satirized by Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, but now Scott Richter says he has gone legit, and expects others will follow.

Hardware Review: Lini Desktop

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Hardware
Reviews

A look at Open Sense Computing's new Linux desktop workstation offering.

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Parents group urges recall of video game 'GTA'

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Gaming

A media watchdog group said on Tuesday it has demanded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. unit Rockstar Games recall "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

In Canada: Cache a page, go to jail?

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Web

A bill before Canada's Parliament could make it illegal for search engines to cache Web pages, critics say, opening the door to unwarranted lawsuits and potentially hindering public access to information.

USC says database hacked

A University of Southern California database containing about 270,000 records of past applicants including their names and Social Security numbers was hacked last month, officials said on Tuesday.

Senators call on DHS to improve cybersecurity efforts

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Web

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to develop a recovery plan for widespread attack on the Internet, and it needs stable leadership in cybersecurity, a government investigator told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Tuesday.

Intel Confident of Win

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Legal

CEO Paul Otellini states that they are confident this latest suit, like the others, will be resolved favorably for Intel.

The Dual-Everything System

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Hardware

Geeks just wanna have fun, 2005 edition: We build a system that multiplies everything by two. We take a dual-core CPU, dual graphics cards, dual two-drive RAID arrays, dual channel memory, and dual-layer DVD burning to the max.

M$ sues Google over executive

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Legal

The escalating rivalry between Microsoft and Google erupted on Tuesday as the software giant sued to prevent one of its top engineers from defecting to run the search engine company's new China operations.

Xbox 360 falls into wrong hands

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Gaming

The son of a Microsoft employee gets first public crack at company's next-gen console and posts pictures on the Web.

Thousands back petition to open source OS/2

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OSS

OS/2 users are calling on IBM to make the operating system an open source project

University sees savings in Linux

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SUSE

De Montfort University is anticipating major cost savings and service efficiencies from using open source Linux as well as Novell's identity management software.

400,000 Windows users switch to Mac

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Mac

Needham & Co. estimates that the "iPod halo" may have attracted up to 400,000 Windows users to the Mac so far this year.

'Cookbook' author serves up recipe for Linux success

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Linux

Author Michael Stutz said he has never been satisfied with existing resources for learning about Linux, which is why he wrote The Linux Cookbook. In this interview, Stutz discusses shells and graphical versus command-line interfaces -- and why sometimes, in computers, a word is worth a thousand pictures.

Beethoven's rarest works re-created online

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Web

In a little-trafficked corner of the Web, a pair of classical music enthusiasts has spent half a decade obsessively re-creating hundreds of obscure pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Threats to Linux: Expertise and acceptance

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Linux

Do you know what most large Solaris installations have in common? Mis-management. What seems to happen is that the people in charge get there on the basis of large system experience in the eighties and then forcefully apply that expertise regardless of whether it's appropriate to the technology or not. The same thing is about to happen with Linux.

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