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The astronomers who claim to have discovered the 10th planet in the solar system have made another intriguing announcement: it has a moon.
News is unusually slow this weekend, so here is a roundup of miscellaneous tidbits from the Linux distribution world.
For years, Microsoft has been able to use its money and size to muscle aside its competitors. Now it's facing a competitor it can't push around so easily -- Google.
In other Google news: Wireless overlord
But when a games machine has reached the end of its useful life we shouldn't have to junk it just because the original manufacturer objects to turning it into something useful.
Just up the road from me, Vanderbilt University will block Internet traffic from three programs used to download everything from pirated music to pornography to full-length movies after finding that such activity consumes more than a third of the school's Internet capacity, starting at 8 a.m. Monday.
The Linux pioneer sees wide acceptance for open-source software and tools. But converting the masses is still challenging. In an e-mail exchange with BusinessWeek Online editors, Torvalds discusses his thoughts on where open source is heading and the challenges the Linux community faces.
Ageia's stance for supporting their PhysX PPU on alternative operating systems hasn't been definitively clear, we sought additional information on their potential Linux support, as well as other general information, and today we have this information clarified.
On same site: Puppy Linux v1.0.5
Quite a few devices such as cameras and music players, work immediately. All you have to do is plug them in. On Linux, two applications really stand out for working with photos: F-Spot and LPhoto.
Timothee 'TTimo' Besset from id Software confirmed officially that the next sequel of the Quake series, Quake IV will be released for the Linux platform.
Chip and boardmaker Via has partnered with an online retailer to create a car PC targeting in-car navigation and infotainment applications.
The Mozilla Foundation on Friday shipped a new version of its Thunderbird mail client to plug a potentially serious URL parsing security hole affecting Linux users.
This software movement is branching into not just mainstream business applications but also the associated services. And VCs are eager to help.
See how Linux can be used to prototype a sophisticated Internet appliance. Radii - a 1950s-style radio with Internet content.
SuSE 10.1 Alpha 1 was recently announced even before 10.0 was even released. Those SuSE folks don't waste any time. No vacation for those boys! Poor fellars. And indeed they already have their plate full. They have begun to implement a few new features as well as using some beta software and they even broke a few things. I love alphas - seriously.
It's not easy building a new version of Linux and establishing a large following. But with the Ubuntu project, one team of programmers has managed to do just that.