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CENTOS 4.3 Review

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Linux
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CentOS 4 is built using the same source code as the industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and version 4.3 is commensurate with RHEL 4 update 3. Released in March of this year, CentOS 4.3 contains all previously issued bug fixes and updates. CentOS alone fills the huge gap between Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

10 Things I Love About KDE

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KDE

In no particular order, here are ten things I love about KDE. This list includes applications that run under KDE, so I’m including them here. So, KDE things and KDE apps.

A scanner for wireless interlopers

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HowTos

Wireless security firm Network Chemistry recently released a cross-platform, free software security tool called RogueScanner in conjunction with its wireless network protection package RFprotect. RogueScanner, licensed under the GPL and the latest of three free software security modules available from Network Chemistry, allows you to monitor your network for rogue wireless devices. Release 1.0 comes in both Windows and Linux versions.

Stable kernels 2.6.16.24 and 2.6.17.4 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.24 and 2.6.17.4 stable kernels are available. They add a single patch fixing a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the prctl() system call. More Here and Here.

Hardware Vendors Missing Open-source Opportunity

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OSS

Enterprising hardware hackers managed another coup this week, having successfully installed a version of the open source DD-WRT firmware on the latest revision of the Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Linksys still markets a Linux-powered version of the router, now known as the WRT54GL. But the custom firmware community sees this as a halfhearted acknowledgment of its efforts, at best. At worst, it sees Linksys as thumbing its nose at some of its staunchest supporters. But why does it have to be this way?

Negroponte: $100 laptops due next year

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Hardware

M.I.T. Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte showed off the latest prototype of the US$100 computer to a gathering of educators in San Diego Thursday.

SCO fails to mention IBM ruling to Red Hat Judge

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Misc

ANTI LINUX bad boy SCO seems to be a bit embarrassed about having most of its case against IBM chucked out.

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Linux Kernel Compilation

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HowTos

From time to time you may need to install the Linux (the kernel) manually, this may be to get some new feature you want, or just to see what it's like.

Opera Ver 9.0 - A trailblazer in the web browsing arena

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Reviews

I have always been fascinated by the web browser called Opera that is developed by a Norwegian firm going by the same name. The current version of this web browser is ver 9.0 which they tout as the fastest web browser in the world. Once I started using the latest version of Opera, I discovered a number of useful features which made my browsing experience that much richer.

A great operating system is about details

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OS

A couple of weeks ago I found time to install Dapper Drake, the latest Ubuntu Linux release. In the same week my wife bought a brand new MacBook. The inevitable comparison got me thinking about what makes an otherwise good operating system great. Is it better than Ubuntu?

Microsoft flip-flops on ODF support

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Microsoft

Microsoft had decided to sponsor an open source project that aims to bring support for the Open Document Format file format to its Office productivity suite. Microsoft however is still dragging its feet, charged Simon Phipps.

A MythTV myth

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Software

Much as I like Linux and open-source software, it pains me to see someone making a big deal about it when it really doesn't deserve that much fanfare.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi

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Hardware
Reviews

Introduced back on May 23, 2006 was AMD's Socket AM2. While these processors really did not bring too much to the table other then a DDR2-800 memory controller several motherboard vendors began offering up their new AM2 supportive products. In front of us today is the M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi motherboard, benchmarked on FC5.

GIMP 2.3.10 Development Release

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Software

Version 2.3.10 is a development snapshot leading up to GIMP 2.4. The source code can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org. Changes include:
- the Align tool now also aligns to guides
- allow use CSS color notation in Script-Fu
- more work on the new selection tools
- new GTK+ Print API

Linux Magazines Roundup

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Linux

While there are a lot of IT magazines throughout the world, almost all of them are only dedicated to Windows, when they're not targeting MacOS. It's not easy to find a Linux one... Here's the most prominent ones available in print.

Linux-2.6.18 Brings Significant Changes

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Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.18 kernel, "the merge window for 2.6.18 is closed, and -rc1 is out there". He noted that the changes are extensive, "the changes are too big for the mailing list, even just the shortlog."

Sun's open-source odyssey

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Interviews

Speaking with CNET News.com, Green said Sun will open-source Java "pretty quickly," and he described how the company aims to compete under the Darwinian rules of the software industry.

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