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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

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Microsoft Watch: If Microsoft isn't the Evil Empire, what should be? It's the 30th anniversary of Star Wars and easy enough to cast Microsoft as destroyer of the Republic. But what if Microsoft were the Republic?

Hugin developer launches photographic distortion correction database

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Software The lead developer of the Hugin panorama-stitching application, Pablo d'Angelo, has proposed a new open database for collecting camera lens information that could be used to correct systematic distortion in photographs.

So what’s bloatware anyway, Part III

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Mozilla Links: Firefox has memory issues. It's undeniable. Keep Firefox for a few hours with some 15-20 tabs opened at a time, minding you own business and you will get Firefox to grab up to around 150MB. You may notice this or not depending on how much memory you have.

GUADEC: GNOME has seventh annual conference

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Software The GNOME Users And Developers European Conference, a major European free software conference is open for registration for its seventh year. O’Reilly Media is a sponsor. The schedule lists a mind-boggling range of projects.

More Dell/Ubuntu Headlines

  • I ordered my Dell with Ubuntu and saved $140.00

  • The Dell PC price challenge – Windows Vista versus Ubuntu
  • Dell Ubuntu Linux has arrived

Some Howtos:

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  • Printer In VIM

  • Audio Preview in Nautilus
  • Pod::POM::Web

Transferring files with gFTP

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HowTos gFTP is a complete, easy-to-use file transfer tool for the Linux desktop. In spite of its name, gFTP can transfer files using more than standard File Transfer Protocol; it provides several features that make it more than just another FTP client.

Free software philosophy in business

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Free Software Magazine: When we enter the world of “free and open source software”, most of us will choose one or the other philosophy. This choice is usually made easy by the people that guide us when we enter this world. We are at a point where the philosophies behind free software, which have been heralded by Richard M. Stallman and others, are threatened.

An introduction to using Puppet 2

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Debian-Administration: In our previous introduction to Puppet we covered installing the client and server, such that a small LAN could be configured centrally. Here we'll demonstrate some of the things that can be done with such a setup.

OpenGL 2.x and 3.0 APIs arrive this year

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the inquirer: We can remember the times gamedevs were telling us, "DirectX? Us using it? Not in your wildest dreams." "Microsoft's puppet?" And so on and so forth, only to see them changing the tune when DX9 came along and became more a usable API than OpenGL. And now, DX titles are predominant on the market, even with the old-school gamedev teams.

Checking out Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris

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Vincent Danen: I've never really played with Solaris before. I've looked at it once or twice, briefly, but that was about it. The other day I downloaded a vmware image for Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris, one of these OpenSolaris-based distributions that apparently uses a lot of GNU software.

Running ISPConfig On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch)

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This article shows how you can configure a Debian Etch system that has the webhosting control panel ISPConfig installed so that ISPConfig can be accessed on port 80. By default ISPConfig uses port 81 which is a non-standard port and is blocked by some firewalls and ISPs. By using Apache's mod_proxy module, we can avoid this problem.

Put your old machine to good use

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USA Today: But you can also keep those old boxes and make good use of them yourself. You can install Linux, for example.

1 Month On: Mandriva 2007 Spring - Laptop

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Planet Cyprix: For the last month (and a bit) I’ve been running Mandriva 2007.1 Spring PowerPack on my Toshiba Satellite 2410. To avoid people having to skip to the conclusion, I’m sticking with Mandriva Linux Spring on my laptop permanently!

How To Edit Grub Boot Parameters

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grumpymole: If changing kernel boot parameters sound scary, it isn't. None of the boot parameters that I have come across are destructive in any way. The worst result could be that your machine hangs until you restart it.

The Final Days of Google: It is going to be an inside job.

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I, Cringely: Google is an amazing entrepreneurial petri dish. Yet at the same time, it is doomed to disappoint nearly every entrepreneurial type who works there. This is key: Google is sowing the seeds of its own eventual destruction. It can't help doing so.

Ubuntu’s Death Rattle

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DeveloperSide.NET Blog: Having just posted my thoughts on the Dell/Linux sham, it hit me… This must be the sound of Ubuntu’s death rattle.

Is Dell listening to the right people?

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iTWire: The next chapter in Dell's Ubuntu charade has been written with the release of two PCs and one laptop loaded with the Linux distribution. At this point it's necessary to ask: is Dell listening to the wrong people?

Also: Restricting Dell Ubuntu to US a huge mistake
And: Dell Ubuntu PCs Are Best Friend Linux Ever Had
&: So when can we get our hands on Ubuntu Dells? And do we want to?

VA Software drops software, becomes Sourceforge Inc.

LinuxWorld: One of the survivors of the early days of Linux has changed its name and folded its software division in favor of doing business entirely on the Web.

Open source key to anti-terrorism efforts

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Matt Asay: Sounds like the Defense community is quickly learning that open source breeds more security, not less. “Open sourcing” was the buzzword at this week’s Department of Defense Intelligence Information System conference, titled Leveraging Technology to Enable the Warfighter, held in Chicago.

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