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Carmony dispels Linspire Linux myths

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Linux

Chances are that you think Linspire lets you run Windows applications, that you have to run it as root, and that it's really not quite a proper Linux. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. At LinuxWorld in Boston this week, CEO Kevin Carmony explained what Linspire Linux is, and isn't all about.

Open or closed? The ODF debate spills into LinuxWorld

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OSS

The debate surrounding OpenDocument and open file standards over the past year has resulted in a rollercoaster ride of events, but oftentimes a simple question can be overlooked as advocates of open standards battle Microsoft for the fate of the office application suite.

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Kororaa XGL - Part 0.2: The Harddrive Installer

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Linux
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"If wishes were horses, then dreamers would ride." I've heard those bars of music in my head more times than I can count during my life. So many times, that's the only possible response if you set your dreams on pots of gold or handsome princes on massive white steeds. However, if your wishes are more realistic, they sometimes come true. Such is the case today when Kororaa released version 0.2 of their wonderful XGL Livecd. In my original article I wished for a hard drive installer more than once. Today my wish was granted. As a Part 2 to that introductory story, today we test that hard drive installer and the performance of the installed system on my sparkling new tuxmachine. These are the results.

AT&T Forwards ALL Internet Traffic Into NSA Says EFF

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Security

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T. The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment.

Installing iPodLinux on the iPod Nano

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HowTos

I recently received an iPod Nano as a gift. My Nano is amazingly small, contains a gigabyte of storage, and sounds very good through its ear buds. It didn't take long for me to learn that folks have been putting Linux on iPods for a couple of years now, courtesy of the iPodLinux Project. Here's my report how I converted my stock iPod Nano into a dual-booting, sweet MP3-singing, iDoom-playing monster.

OpenOffice aims to boost lagging performance

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Software

OpenOffice.org is working to iron out several performance bottlenecks following complaints that the application takes relatively long to start up, especially on Linux systems.

Linux Kernel Sysfs Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Security

A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel 2.6.x, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

DRM key to Linux's consumer success?

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Linux

A RealNetworks executive has claimed that Linux risks being excluded from the consumer market if it does not add support for copyright protection technologies.

Intense Linux Competition In China

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Linux

China's Linux market revenue reached USD11.8 million in 2005, up 27.1% over 2004. 2005 saw a steady growth in the China Linux market, brought about mainly by the huge volume of government procurements and large-scale SCO Unix replacement by major banks and industrial projects such as Telecommunication and Internet cafes.

Change the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)of network interface

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Linux
HowTos

Maximum Transmission Unit, the largest physical packet size, measured in bytes, that a network can transmit. Any messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets before being sent.

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Windows to Ubuntu Transition Guide

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Ubuntu

Alright, so you have successfully installed Ubuntu Linux, but now what do you do with it? You are in the right place. I am going to get you started with a guide on how to use your new Ubuntu system.

Net neutrality fans lose on Capitol Hill

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Web

In a modest victory for broadband providers, a highly anticipated bill in the U.S. Congress does not include specific rules saying that some Internet sites must not be favored over others.

Azureus-BitTorrent Client Crowned Most Popular Open-Source Software

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Linux

The Azureus-BitTorrent Client won the overall most popular open-source software award in SourceForge.net's first annual Community Choice Awards, the developer collaboration site said Thursday.

KDE: New User Forum and other quickies

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KDE

A quick roundup of a few important announcements from Trolltech and others. KDE Forum is back online with a new look and new moderators, thanks Bram and Ruurd.

Mac's First Blue Screen of Death

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Mac

So I decided to install the new Apple Boot Camp Beta to dual boot Windows XP on my Mac. Everything went great then I got this after using it for about an 30 mins.

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Puppy Linux offers Negroponte a skinny OS

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Linux
OLPC

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop Per Child organization to bring inexpensive computers to children around the world, wants a version of Linux that's doesn't require fast new processors or large amounts of memory. Puppy Linux would like to help.

Novell Named 'Best of Show'

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SUSE

The Novell-sponsored openSUSE(TM) project was named "Best of Show" this week as best total industry solution at the LinuxWorld* Conference & Expo in Boston.

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