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When open source is not enough

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OSS

There was some interesting buzz about the state of open source going around ApacheCon in Dublin. There are voices within Apache saying that open source is not enough, and that we should promote open development.

Linux helps Navy keep high-tech weapon system updated

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Linux

Linux provides an open-source alternative that avoids Microsoft-related issues. As more engineers become acquainted with Linux, and Linux vendors make their implementations easier to use, PCs running Linux OS have begun to appear in many mission-critical applications.

Konquer Your File Management with KIO

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HowTos

In the course of my day, I generally use a wide variety of desktop environments. Although I spend most of my time in KDE, I do use GNOME, Microsoft Windows and Apple's OS X on an almost daily basis. When using these other environments, I realize just how much I've come to depend on Konqueror to simplify my work flow. I try to type fish:/ URLs into Apple's Finder. I am momentarily confused when a quick Alt-F2 media:/ fails to work as expected in GNOME. I feel downright lost in Windows without help:/. I guess I need to accept the fact that I'm addicted to KIO.

What’s the world’s fastest browser?

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Software

Oh sure, the following tests aren’t as scientific as putting all the browsers in a ring and seeing which one is left standing after the fight, but it’s close.

New Zealand redefines open source as "code you can't modify"

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New Zealand government officials have responded to my criticism of their newly released national DRM strategy -- their strategy for government adoption and use of technology that prevents copying and unauthorized use.

Linux celebrates its 15th anniversary

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Linux

The Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, and the Finnish Centre for Open Source Software (COSS) organised a seminar to mark the 15th anniversary of the Linux operating system on Monday, 4 September. The event, open to all, attracted more than 100 interested listeners and numerous laptops.

Improve your writing with the GNU style checkers

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The diction and style tools put a GNU face on an old Unix feature. These tools read text input, either from a file or the standard input. diction checks the input at the sentence level, and marks wordy and trite phrases, cliches, and the like, while style works on the overall document, giving a summary of the writing style with a number of readability tests.

PC-Max.de does a Nexuiz gaming contest

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Gaming

PC-Max is running a Nexuiz gaming contest! You can win prizes that are worth nearly a thousand bucks.

How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration

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Linux
HowTos

In this guide you will learn how to tweak your virtual Postfix setup to better combat SPAM by stopping the mail before it hits SpamAssassin, using RBL (Realtime Blacklists) and RHBL (slightly different), greylistings and Helo Checks.

The Linux CD/DVD burning license squabble

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Cdrtools is an important set of open-source programs that deliver CD/DVD burning capabilities in most versions of Linux and in some other operating systems such as OpenSolaris. However, the Debian maintainers of cdrtools have decided to cut the project's ties with the program's primary developer on licensing grounds.

Review: Ubuntu Server Edition (6.06)

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Ubuntu

The release of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), back in June, brought not only a new desktop system to the Linux world, but also a server system with long-term commercial support. It has one key advantage over similar offerings from Redhat and Novell; the flexibility of the Debian dpkg packaging system.

Gnome 2.16 enters 3D world

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The Gnome development team yesterday released the latest version the popular open source desktop - version2.16. Besides a number of fixes and improvements, Gnome 2.16 is a big step forward as it begins to offer many of the more 3D effects that are becoming increasingly popular.

Sectoo--A Live Look at Gentoo

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Reviews

Live Linux CDs are popping up all over the place. Mainstream distributions like SimplyMEPIS let you try before you install, as does Ubuntu and Linspire. There are also specialized distributions like Knoppix and Dynebolic. One Gentoo Linux-based distribution, called Sectoo, might also warrant a "live" look.

Richard Stallman on Kerela's desktop Linux adoption

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To learn more about the recently reported migration of computers in 12,500 high schools in the southern Indian state of Kerela from Windows to GNU/Linux, prompted largely by the recent visit to India of free software guru Richard M. Stallman, DesktopLinux.com contacted Stallman for further details.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Review

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Linux
Reviews

It's time to give the latest version of SimplyMEPIS a spin - this time, the version has jumped from 3.x to 6.0, along with a change of base from Debian to Ubuntu. So, has it made any difference?

Red Hat Champions Security Vulnerabilities Forum

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Security

Red Hat today announced its continuing commitment to superior security services with a new initiative, implemented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that enables members of the software industry to officially and publicly comment on vulnerabilities.

A glimpse into 3D desktops...

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Software

I’ve been talking about them, complaining about what you CAN’T do, about the troubles with 3D cards... Personally I’m getting a bit lost with all this. So, I’ve decided to compile all the information I could find out about those pesky 3D desktops.

New IBM super-computer aiming for petaflop

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Hardware

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen IBM to build a new supercomputer for its Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Roadrunner will run Red Hat's version 4.3 Linux operating system.

Shell game: Managing Bash command history

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HowTos

One default feature of the Bash shell is to record a history of all the commands entered by a user in a log file called .bash_history, found in the user's home directory. For many users, it is useful to retrieve the previously executed commands, usually to save the effort of re-typing them. So why might we want to limit or disable this Bash command history?

Howto install truetype (freetype) and Msttcorefonts fonts

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Apple Computers originally developed a Truetype font in 1980. Later in 1991 Microsoft introduced the same to Windows operating system. These fonts enhance your web browsing experience and some software such as Macromedia Flash player only works best with Truetype / FreeType fonts under Linux desktop.

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