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Linux in Italian Schools, Part 3: DidaTux

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Linux

In the first two parts of this series, I discussed how Linux is being used in technical high schools in Abruzzo and Sicily. Here in Part 3, I present a story that in several aspects is different from the previous stories. Enter Anna F. Leopardi, an elementary school teacher, who is also a free software user and evangelist; she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty doing some Linux customization hacking.

Hackers Admit to Wave of Attacks

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Legal

An Ohio computer hacker who served as a digital button man for a shady internet hosting company faces prison time after admitting he carried out one of a series of crippling denial-of-service attacks ordered by a wealthy businessman against his competitors.

And Now A Word From Somebody Else's Lawyer

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Humor

From Mr. N. O. Humor, Attorney at Law, Kil and Profit Law Firm, registered in some random, obscure, easily-bribed country:

Dear Mr. Morals,

I found your "And Now A Word From Our Lawyers" article to be in violation of several of the patents and trademarks of our customers:

Mozilla Firefox v1.5 Public BETA 1

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Moz/FF

Well, today's the day! After bringing you numerous updates on the condition of Mozilla Deer Park Alpha, phoronix has some information and screenshots from the just-released Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Public BETA 1.

In a quirk of timeliness, Tom's Hardware took time to interview one of the program's creators, Blake Ross.

Ballmer speaks of Linux

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Linux

Steve Ballmer fielded question concerning his thoughts and M$' stance on competition with the Linux operating system at the Business Summit today.

CA gives patents to open source

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OSS

Computer Associates will give open-source projects access to 14 of its patents, the company said on Wednesday as it also announced a technology cross-licensing deal with IBM.

Programming Tools: A Recap of LinuxWorld SF 2005

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Linux

Here's a look at some of the cool products and projects unveiled at LinuxWorld, as well as a look at what programming tools their developers are using.

Linux In a Windows Network with SAMBA

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Linux

Integrating Fedora Linux into a Windows network is reasonable and easy as long as you use the SAMBA utilities. I share every main step necessary to implement such a SAMBA server within a Windows environment.

Day two: Microsoft-Google courtroom showdown

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Legal

Former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee told a judge here on Wednesday that he was being honest but not necessarily providing a complete answer when asked by Microsoft officials in June whether he planned to rejoin the software giant after a sabbatical.

Mandriva 2006 RC1 has arrived!

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MDV
Reviews
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Mandriva 2006rc1 quietly hit the mirrors yesterday and as we continue our coverage of this upcoming milestone release we find some new features and as always, many many bug fixes. Mandriva's been through a lot of changes in the past year and the world waits with bated breath to see how all will effect their popular operating system. So what's new?

Linux gets thumbs-up down under

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Linux

An Australian government procurement official in has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides".

Suse Linux 10.0 to hit stores in early October

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SUSE

Novell on Wednesday announced its Suse Linux 10.0 operating system will be generally available early next month in retail or online stores. The new software emphasizes ease of use and is aimed at both developers and home users, according to the company.

M$ Fights Piracy In China, Linux Wins

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Linux

The Business Software Alliance alleges that 90 percent of all software used in China is pirated and that software vendors suffered $3.5 billion in losses last year due to Chinese piracy. The Chinese government has started to realize that this is an obstacle to economic development. China is beginning to look at open source software as a way out of the intellectual property quagmire.

GNOME Adds Document Reader, Improves Graphics

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Software

GNOME, one of the most widely used desktop faces for Unix and Linux computers, will release version 2.12 Wednesday, culminating six months of work by members of the project. The latest edition boasts two new applications, a new theme engine, and improved multimedia access/performance, clipboard management and authentication.

M$ files suit against European Commission

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Legal

Microsoft said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against the European Commission in a European Union court, the latest wrangle in its long-running battle against competition authorities in Brussels.

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Want to file for aid online? Better run Windows

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Web

The good news: If you've survived Hurricane Katrina, the government will let you register for help online. The bad news: But only if the computer you're using is running Windows.

NTFS for Linux

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Software
Reviews

There's a fundamental barrier between fans of open-source software and the world of Microsoft Windows, and no, it's not the $299 list price of Windows XP Professional. It's actually a very real communication problem based on differences between Windows and Linux's file systems.

Every geek has its day

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OSS

And our day is Saturday, 10 September. Software Freedom Day is almost upon us, and Go Open Source and other OSS pundits have a ton of install fests happening around the country, intended to spread the good news of free software and introduce non-geeks to the welcoming world of open source.

Media with an open source axe to grind

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OSS

There was a lot going on in our region this week. It's very refreshing to see open source gaining some momentum right here in our neighbourhood. We also sampled some good diligent tech journalism and some slightly less savory work.

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