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Barracuda offers a new -- and free -- alternative to Spamhaus

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linux.com: For many years Spamhaus has been top dog in the anti-spam world of DNSBL (Domain Name System Block List; also known as Realtime Blackhole Lists or RBLs). But Spamhaus is no longer a 100% free service. Even small nonprofits are now expected to pay at least $250 per year. Now a new, free alternative to Spamhaus has arrived.

openSUSE 11.1 Released!

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  • Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier Discusses openSUSE 11.1
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Linux is a way of life, not a clone of windows.

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toolbox.com/blogs: All too often I hear the phrase, if only Linux would do such'n'such like windows then it would be more popular. Generally those type of remarks only come from windows users.

Linux Foundation Appoints Ted Ts’o to Position of Chief Technology Officer

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linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel developer Theodore Ts’o has been named to the position of Chief Technology Officer at the Foundation.

Yet again, desktop Linux won't claim a year

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cnet.com: "[Insert year here] is the year of the Linux desktop!" That has been the Linux community's refrain since at least 2001. Yet it never comes true.

Linux Is A Socialist Plot

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: “From each according to his ability. To each according to his need.” The above is often given as the socialist credo. However, it is much older than socialism. It actually appears in the Bible in the book of Acts. How many times have you seen Linux websites ask for donations?

Is Mandriva Dead?

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gnuman.com: This is an interesting question one could ask about the Mandriva distribution, is it dead? The answer could possibly be maybe. It is not the first time that we have seen Mandriva on the brink of collapse, and quite frankly, if we go in terms of userbase it might be so.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 6 (Felicia)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

2009: Year of the Linux Delusion

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itwire.com: An article has come out claiming (yet again) that 2009 will be the year of Linux, and bases this prediction on the fact that low power ARM processors will be in netbooks which won’t have enough power to run Windows, but then says these new netbooks will be geared to “web only” applications which suits Linux perfectly.

Mepis AntiX 7.01: Light, fast, and geeky.

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techiemoe.com: Although technically an off-shoot of Mepis Linux (which is in itself an offshoot of Debian, then Ubuntu, now Debian again I think) AntiX bears little visual resemblance to its parent.

Kernel log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 8:

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heise-online.co.uk: More than 500 of the commits in the main development branch for 2.6.28 alter the code in the Video 4 Linux/DVB subsystem, offering several new drivers and numerous improvements – for example a gspca driver for the ALi M5602 chip and a major update for the t613 gspca driver. During configuration, it is now possible to select which of the gspca subdrivers will be compiled later.

Checking out the Neighbors, Part IV

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meandubuntu.wordpress: Another look at a non-Ubuntu distro … this time it is Gentoo!

Linux and the PC Mentaility

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kev009.com: I’ve heard the comparison between Linux and other UNIX like OSes a few times in the past. Of course it is a bit hard to compare “Linux” - which is a kernel - and the others which most often are complete operating systems. Many times they even share a lot of GNU userland tools, so I will disregard userland.

Linux's '09 Outlook: Everywhere, Even On Windows Machines

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informationweek.com: It sounded like a wild hook for a story, to put it mildly: In 2009, it is said, Linux will ship on more PCs than Windows. So I sat down with Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation to explain his reasoning behind such a statement.

Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman Says Don't Call It 'Open Source'

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informationweek.com: GNU guru Richard Stallman sent me an e-mail the other day complaining that we erred by saying that the Free Software Foundation, of which he's president, promotes open source software. "We have never supported the idea of 'open source' because that idea denies the importance of users' freedom," he writes.

Linux Mint 6: More unique, still minty.

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techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is a spin-off of Ubuntu with some different visual polish and the inclusion of *gasp* useful multimedia codecs. I've been impressed by it in the past, so as you can imagine this release had a lot to live up to.

10 things for non-coders to do with free software over Christmas

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Some of us will find some kind of alleged spare time on our hands over the next few weeks. Certainly, there’s often some kind of break from “work” over the festive season.

Letter to Mandriva Community

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blog.mandriva.com: We are pleased to announce you the launch, by January ‘09, of a world wide Mandriva Community Steering Committee whose main targets will be to:

Where has my disk space gone?

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linux.com: If Parkinson's Law for computers holds true, then no matter how much disk space you have, it will get used up. If you're already feeling a pinch, consider using a disk space analyzer tool to see what's eating your space.

Linux games - Lots of great choices

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dedoimedo.com: In this article, I'm going to present a whole variety of Linux games, across a range of genres. I'm going to review several titles in detail, complete with screenshots and grades.

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