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For Sale: p2pnet.net

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Web

Time and money has run out for Jon Newton, the owner of p2pnet.net, who has put the site up for sale. He is inviting offers in excess of $30,000 and would prefer p2pnet to stay online.

Introduction to Python - Part 1

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HowTos

Python is a very handy tool whenever you need to put together a small script that manipulates some files in a few minutes. Moreover, it is also useful for bigger projects, as you get all the power you from data structures, modularization, object orientation, unit testing, profiling, and the huge API.

Disappearing computers

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SUSE

Students at Brooks Elementary School won't be writing reports on computers any more. They won't be using CDs or hard drives. They won't even see a computer in the new technology lab. Instead, students at Brooks are among the first to work on a new system that allows students to work with just a monitor, keyboard, mouse and small transmitter.

KDE or Gnome? Some useful advice for new users

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Software

In a continued effort to help the GNU/Linux movement I've taken it upon myself to write some guidelines on a topic that is rather confusing for someone new the Linux. I aim to help answer the second question that most people ask. KDE or Gnome?

Drupal's Milestone Week

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Drupal

What do NASA, MTV, Tim Berners Lee and Mozilla all have in common? They use the open source Drupal content management system (CMS).

The Drupal project celebrates two major milestones this week: the release of Drupal 5.0 and the sixth anniversary of the project. It's a long way away from the project's humble beginning in founder Dries Buytaert's dorm room.

Judge to rule in a month on Hans Reiser in wife's murder

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Reiser

A judge will not require Hans Reiser's 7-year-old son to return from Russia to give further testimony in his father's preliminary hearing, and says she will rule in a month on whether a computer engineer Hans Reiser should stand trial for the murder of his wife, who remains missing.

Father of internet warns against Net Neutrality

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Web

Robert Kahn, the most senior figure in the development of the internet, has delivered a strong warning against "Net Neutrality" legislation.

Use Apache Derby to develop Eclipse plug-ins

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Linux

Get a demonstration on how to use resource indexing with the Apache Derby database to develop Eclipse plug-ins. The Derby database embedded in Eclipse allows you to create an SQL database on the client side with no security issues or network problems, such as an unstable connection or high latency.

Linux guru argues against security liability

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Linux

Alan Cox, one of the leading Linux kernel developers, has told a House of Lords hearing that neither open- nor closed-source developers should be liable for the security of the code they write.

Gimp vs. Photoshop

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Software

I work in a commercial prepress shop. I use Photoshop, at work, almost every single day. At home, I run Linux. I use the Gimp, personally, as I don't intend to commercially print any of the images I create. Head to head, which of these two programs are "better"?

SMTP via a SSH tunnel

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HowTos

Suppose you have an email account and a shell account on a Unix server. Furthermore, suppose that you yourself use a laptop and download your mail from the server by POP3 or IMAP, and send it via SMTP using the server as a smarthost. Now imagine that for some reason ( your dynamic IP, or your geographic location ) SMTP access is denied. What can you do?

Knoppix 5.1.1: Now with eye candy

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Linux

The new year has brought a new release of the Knoppix live CD. Along with the usual updates to application software, the most noticeable change in version 5.1.1 is the inclusion of the Beryl 3-D desktop with the Emerald theming engine.

Matt Asay: Why I'm tired of "The Attribution Debate"

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OSS

A leading user of the Mule project posted a glowing case study on the Mule (leading open source ESB) project a few days ago. Why is "the community" up in arms? Well, it turns out that a few people that don't use Mule are incensed by the fact that it is licensed under the...Mozilla Public License. Well, not quite - they're incensed that Mule is licensed under the MPL plus has an addendum (permitted under the MPL) that requires attribution ("Powered by MuleSource" or something like that).

Installing Flash Player 9.0 in openSuse 10.2

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HowTos

It was surprisingly quite simple to install the newly-released Flash 9 on openSUSE 10.2. Here’s how I did it.

Debian and localhost.localdomain

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HowTos

A while back I was trying to set up kpropd on a Debian system, and came across a problem whereby one of my hosts was identifying itself as host/localhost.localdomain (this was Not Helpful).

Firefox unaffected by IE7 'growth'

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Moz/FF

Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7, Web measurement firms said that the new browser is simply being swapped out for older editions and hasn't had an impact on Firefox's continued climb.

Linux Certification: Vendor-Specific or Vendor Neutral?

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Linux

Talk to anyone who follows hiring trends in IT and they’ll tell you the same thing: having Linux proficiency is growing increasingly important in getting and keeping a job in IT.

Searching for Openness in Microsoft's OOXML and Finding Contradictions

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Microsoft

I thought of a friend's ex-husband when I learned this week that despite Microsoft's promises of a new openness and its assertions regarding interoperability for its OOXML (formerly known as OpenXML and also known as EOOXML) and despite having offered it as a *standard*, it seems that it's another case of promises, promises. From what I've been reading, which I'll share with you, I think it's time to ask ourselves some serious questions: does OOXML really qualify as a standard? Or is it yet another monopoly-enabler in the guise of a standard?

Using XenExpress To Virtualize Your Server

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Linux
HowTos

This guide covers the installation of XenExpress and the creation of virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress is the free virtualization platform from XenSource, the company behind the well known Xen virtualization engine. XenExpress makes it easy to create, run and manage Xen virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress can run up to 4 virtual machines at the same time with a max. total amount of 4GB RAM. The XenExpress installation CD contains a full Linux distribution which is customized to run XenExpress.

Linux – My side of story

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Linux

Today it was a good day for me. I was asked to install Linux on a dual processor (64 bit) machine with SCSI and RAID. It sounds easy and it is easy also, but to install Linux on a machine like this was a dream from beginning.

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