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Story The path forward for Linux is child's play srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 7:07pm
Story PC World pulls Linux netbooks from stores srlinuxx 2 04/06/2009 - 4:35pm
Story Enlightenment E16 Reaches Version 1.0.0 srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 4:34pm
Story Russia launches antitrust probe of Microsoft srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 4:31pm
Story To Jim Zemlin this CompuTex represents progress srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 4:30pm
Story What is eBox and Why Should You Care? srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 2:03pm
Story openSUSE development opens up srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 2:01pm
Story La Curacao takes the plunge into a Linux-based OS srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 2:00pm
Story The top four Linux netbook trends srlinuxx 1 04/06/2009 - 12:15pm
Story CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome srlinuxx 04/06/2009 - 11:48am

TV Finds Its Niches on the Internet

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Web

I was watching the news anchors at WDSU-TV, a station based in New Orleans live, via streaming Internet TV, on a home computer. "It was much more intense, more frightening than watching CNN."

New distro: Ultima 4

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Reviews

Ultima can be described very simply: it is Slackware pre-configured into a very useable desktop. So, DO expect Slackware's stability, performance and simplicity, as well as low hardware requirements.

Is SUPER Superior?

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Reviews
SUSE
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SUPER is a project to optimize SuSE for speed and performance. In looking for an idea for my next article, I thought this project's lastest effort might make an interesting review. It's based on OpenSuSE's latest release, which is 10.0 RC1. Being concerned with speed and performance, this review could not help but compare SUPER's times with that of OpenSuSE's. However, there was another kink in the armor. I'd already compared OpenSuSE with Mandriva. I got to thinking, is SUPER really faster than other two contenders?

Confidence in Open Source

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OSS

During the introductions my friend mentioned to his client that I was "an expert" in Linux and Open Source. The IT manager made the comment, "We have a few boxes around but we really haven't gotten into Linux yet." I smiled and we continued to talk, but the question remained with me, "Why was it that they have a few Linux servers lying around but hadn't gotten into Linux?"

Linux Advances In Europe's Schools And Governments

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Linux

Hundreds of schools in Italy switch their Windows XP Computers to Linux. Over 16,000 students have joined the migration, known as the FUSS project. Many computers will be installed with the Gnome desktop environment.

The History Of Linux

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Linux

It was 1991, and the ruthless agonies of the cold war was gradually coming to an end. There was an air of peace and tranquility that prevailed in the horizon. In the field of computing, a great future seemed to be in the offing, as powerful hardware pushed the limits of the computers beyond what anyone expected. But still, something was missing.

Mozilla offers temporary fix for Firefox flaw

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Moz/FF

Responding to the disclosure of a serious Web browser flaw, the Mozilla Foundation offered on Friday a temporary fix to protect Firefox and Mozilla users.

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
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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?

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