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VPNs at risk from security glitch

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Security

A flaw in a key Internet security protocol used by major networking products could open systems up to denial-of-service (DoS) and other kinds of attacks, experts have warned.

Open-source sprints for five days

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OSS

Last week 20 open-source gurus from around the world gathered in Santa Clara for a coding "sprint" to improve technology publicly available to businesses and individuals in the programming community.

PalmSource acquisition finalized

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Misc

PalmSource, which owns the rights to the Palm operating system, is now in the hands of Japan's Access, executives announced late Monday, starting a new chapter for the once struggling company.

The Desktop Linux Showcase

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MDV
Reviews

This is the followup to part one of the Mandriva 2006 Review. Next to a discussion of the features of Mandriva Linux 2006, the used software and hardware, the installation of the system and the first impressions (including some benchmark numbers), part one includes a background article on Linux software installation. That section was generally well received, but unfortunately some people didn't get the point.

Microsoft Developing Supercomputer Software

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. is developing software for high-performance computers, in a move that puts the company in another head-to-head battle with open-source developers.

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

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Security

Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze.

CrossOver Puts Windows Programs on Linux OS

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Software

One of the most common reasons I hear most from people that they can't consider a Linux desktop is that they can't run their favorite Windows application on it.

Think again.

The Desktop Linux book roundup

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Linux

There has been a spate of good Linux books published lately, so we thought it might be a good idea to put together a little pre-holidays roundup. Below is a listing of books published within the last year or so that you might find interesting.

Linux SysAdmin Toolbox 1 and 1A

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OSS

Running Linux has come a long, long way. With tools like Webmin and SUSE's YaST, it's getting to the point where you can almost run a Linux system without ever having to dig into the command line and shell programs. Almost.

Linus's World - How the open-source god got his groove back

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Linux

"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made."

The same would hold true for open-source software development -- were it not for the fact that open source, by definition, implies transparency.

How Industry Analyst Reports Can Trick Readers

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Misc

Microsoft's "Get the Facts" advertising campaign makes the claim that Windows offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than Linux, and backs it up with reports from well-known industry analyst firms. But Linux advocates claim that the TCO of Linux is lower, and some other studies back them up. How can you separate the fact from the fiction?

Open-Source Use Is Slowing, Exec Says

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OSS

Ron Hovsepian, Novell's new president and chief operating officer, noted that Novell has observed a wait-and-see attitude toward open source.

Open source community hits back against SAP

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OSS

Open-source advocates have lashed out at SAP after a senior executive's "bold and ill-informed" criticisms. Shai Agassi, SAP's head of product development and technology, said open source represents a kind of "IP socialism" that kills innovation. Agassi later downplayed the comments, saying they had been reported out of context.

Penguin Going Portable With Clustering

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Linux

Linux hardware and clustering vendor Penguin Computing unveiled a portable hardware and software Linux-based cluster system called the Portable Penguin on Monday.

XML-RPC Threatens Linux, Unix Systems

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Security

A gaggle of new threats that target computers running the Linux and Unix operating systems appeared on the Internet last week, challenging administrators more accustomed to threats that target Windows systems.

Doom3 Quake II:Lost Marine

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Gaming

Lost Marine is a Quake 2 Remake built on the Doom3 Engine - now the official Linuxport is out.

At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software for Linux, Part 2

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HowTos

Last month I introduced the ABC music notation system. This month, I continue our tour of notation programs for Linux with a look at the Common Music Notation system from composer/programmer Bill Schottstaedt.

CLI Magic: netcat

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HowTos

In the simplest terms, netcat is a utility that reads and writes data across the network. Here then is an introduction to netcat for Linux users who may not be familiar with the "TCP/IP Swiss Army knife."

Microsoft asks US to bully EU

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Microsoft

SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft has actively lobbied the US government and branches of the administration in an attempt to get them to put pressure on the European Union and by extension the European Commission.

Can Microsoft out-Google Google?

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Microsoft

What will the Internet look like 10 years from now? Will it look more like one big pay-per-view channel, or more like an open street fair, or will it be somewhere in between? The answer will be heavily influenced, of course, by the competition between the King of Search and the current desktop market leader.

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