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Portrait: LinuxChix Brazil's Sulamita Garcia

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Linux

A lot of people have bemoaned the lack of women participating in open source communities, but Sulamita Garcia is one of the few who have stepped up to do something about it. A Slackware user from Florianopolis, Brazil, Garcia has been heading up LinuxChix Brazil for four years.

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Open Hardware: Revolutionising Linux

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Hardware

The first project I would like to talk about is OpenOEM, which aims to build and sell a line of computers consisting entirely of “Open Hardware” - that is, hardware whose documentation is under an Open Source licence, allowing the public to attempt to build upon its specifications and build their own version of the hardware, if they wish.

JBoss founder Marc Fleury quits Red Hat

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Linux

Marc Fleury, the founder of open source Java application server maker JBoss, is leaving Red Hat, which acquired JBoss last year, according to a JBoss spokesperson.

Also: Fleury Will Be Back

STUX live CD: Some technical difficulties

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Reviews

STUX is a Slackware/Knoppix-powered live CD with the Morphix-like ability to build a custom ISO. While the combination has high potential, this implementation leaves something to be desired. It's worth the experience if you enjoy using new distributions, but if you're looking to replace your current desktop OS, look elsewhere.

Linspire CEO Robertson: A Hero Among Geeks?

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Linux

Robertson is the chief executive officer of San Diego-based Linspire, a company that produces a license-free desktop Linux operating system that is gaining market share on Microsoft Windows.

Sun likes what it sees in the new GPL

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OSS

When it comes to open-sourcing Solaris and Java, patents and politics are leading Sun Microsystems toward a change of heart. The question is which open-source license should govern the building of projects out of the company's technology crown jewels.

Install KDE Desktop in Debian Etch

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HowTos

KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

OpenSSL gets hard-fought revalidation

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Software

After a long and arduous journey that included a suspended validation last year, the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) has announced that OpenSSL has regained its FIPS 140-2 validation and is now available for download. The validation process, which normally lasts a few months, took an astounding five years to complete, and those involved with the projects say they are already devising ways to avoid such long delays in future validations.

Making PDFs with free software

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Software

Portable Document Format (PDF) files have become somewhat of a de-facto standard for representing fixed layout 2D documents, and their use and versatility have grown over the past decade. As demand increases for this format, many are wondering, what tools can be used to create PDFs with free software? Fortunately, there are a variety of free software that is available to author PDF files.

MySQL is the company's SQL now...

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Software

Let’s face it; MySQL is a fabulous database engine. Not only is it free, it’s small, powerful and easy to drive. It also runs happily on free operating systems and so it can be used to create incredibly cost-effective database servers.

Also: MySql: Give Root User Logon Permission From Any Host

New Windows Vista hacked already

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Microsoft

The marketing propaganda touting Microsoft's new Vista operating system as "the most secure version of Windows yet" has done nothing to stop both white and black hat hackers from discovering Vista vulnerabilities. Said one very irritated and frustrated Vista early adopter, "I should have bought a Mac."

Ubuntu? Not for me, thanks

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Ubuntu

I have strong reservations about Ubuntu, its motives and the way it is shaping up. The deal its parent company, Canonical, has just struck with commercial Linux company Linspire (formerly Lindows) to use commercial software from the Click and Run warehouse owned by Linspire is just the latest indication that, with Ubuntu, all is not as it seems.

Car rental agency migrates to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Aging Linux and Unix systems have prompted car rental company Thrifty Inc. to modernize its server platforms and direct investment towards more innovative applications. In doing so, we looked at Solutions First, and one of its recommendations was to move away from Red Hat to Ubuntu Linux, which we did.

A quick look at KNOPPIX 5.1.1

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Linux
Reviews

Because I've just received my copy of LXF90 (March 2007), and its DVD includes the Beryl-aware KNOPPIX 5.1.1, I thought I should give it a try. This is the second time in my life when I boot into KNOPPIX. I usually dislike live distros.

Linux in the Recording Studio with Studio 64

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Linux

As a musician and long time Linux user I have often found myself stuck between a rock and a Microsoft place, when it came to recording. The world of mixers, Mic's, proprietary hardware and its accompanying software seemed like one that that didn't have any room for Linux and its "volunteer" coders. There are now several distributions of Linux based on Debian and Redhat which are compiled and tuned with multimedia work in mind.

Open-Source figures like the Ubuntu/Linspire partnership

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Linux

Every now and again, technology companies make a deal that everyone likes. That's the case with Canonical Ltd.'s new partnership with Linspire Inc., whereby the companies will share Linux operating system and software distribution technologies.

In a Vista World, I'm Dreaming of Gubuntu

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Google
Ubuntu

The blogosphere has been singing both positive and negative tunes about Microsoft's latest offering in its long line of operating systems. Vista has been the talk of the town as of late, but there are still some of us who envision a world where more than one platform can thrive in the OS marketplace.

Firefox 3 in Alpha 2

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Moz/FF

Mozilla is stepping up its development effort for the next version of its flagship Firefox Web browser.

Virtualization goes Nationwide

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Linux

Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, a $21 billion company with 30,000 employees, has turned to virtual servers running Linux to gain more control over computing power and expenditures.

Install a Mail Server with Antivirus and Antispam in 15 Minutes

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HowTos

This article illustrates a situation where you need to set up your own mail server (be it your home mail server, or a small office one). It actually shows that, if using an integrated service mail server, anyone can do the job, all in a matter of minutes.

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  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
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