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10 common misunderstandings about the GPL

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OSS

The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most widely used software licenses -- and, undoubtedly, the most misunderstood. Some of this misunderstanding comes from hostile propaganda, but some also comes from a lack of experience. In all cases, the confusion is frequently based on misreadings, rumors, secondhand accounts, and what is convenient to believe.

The Linux desktop: Browser and distro security tips

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Linux

The author of Hardening Linux explains why distro security can be subjective, what basic steps users can take to protect themselves from browser security flaws and why the Linux desktop is more secure than Windows.

A fifteenth chance for GNOME

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Software

Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME, but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other window managers, too, such as Fluxbox, which is one of my favorites). But I've really been enjoying my GNOME experience despite the fact that there are still things about GNOME that I dislike.

Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP

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Linux

LDAP--Lightweight Directory Access Protocol--is a protocol that stores and retrieves information from a directory, which for both OpenLDAP and Fedora Directory Services is stored in a Berkeley DB. Whatever your primary computing platform is, chances are you're going to have to support some form of LDAP.

Flash Player 9 on Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install the Flash player on a Linux system. It was tested on Dapper Drake (on an x86 - 32 bit machine).

Vista prices revealed!

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Microsoft

It looks like Microsoft has accidentally leaked some details of the price of its next-generation operating system. At least for customers who live in the Great Frozen North.

SLAX v5.1.8 RC Screenshots

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Linux

The first release candidate is out for SLAX version 5.1.8. New in SLAX 5.1.8 RC is better handling of booting from USB devices, ntfsmount for full support of writing to NTFS partitions, slaxsave.zip, and more. This latest LiveCD release weighs in at 195MB. Screenshots.

Linux Installs Made Easier

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Linux

Instalinux.com is a handy Web site from which users can create customized installation images for a handful of different Linux distributions.

DIY Linux home theater PC

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Linux

LixSystems has introduced a low-cost Linux powered home theater PC (HTPC) packaged in a compact, consumer electronics-style enclosure. The Lx8100-MN, available "barebones" (sans CPU, memory, and hard drive) for around $300, offers quiet operation and is supplied with an easily-installed Fedora 5-based system image on DVD.

Find out what doesn't work with Linux

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Linux

When Linux was in its infancy, hardware support was one of the biggest issues for the open source operating system. Broader support these days by major PC hardware and peripheral manufactures has made the Linux hardware compatibility more widespread, but no one's claming "mission accomplished" on this yet.

Brazil nears million Linux laptop order

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Linux
OLPC

The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project reported Aug. 27 that Brazil is finalizing plans for "all aspects" of its $100 laptop roll-out. Along with Argentina, Nigeria, and Thailand, Brazil had previously indicated interest in purchasing 1 million of the machines for needy children.

Forecast: Novell Turns Another Page

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SUSE

Software veteran Novell is set to report earnings for third-quarter 2006 after the closing bell Tuesday afternoon. We're here to check up on the company's past performance, and get a feel for what to expect tomorrow night.

Can Linux save the Palm OS?

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More than two years have passed since PalmSource released an update to the venerable operating system. But the next version, which is set for release next year, will be very different under the hood. Access is betting that the Palm community could use a little push from a penguin.

Virus targets AMD processors

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Hardware

SECURITY OUTFIT Symantec has discovered a proof of concept virus that targets AMD processors rather than operating systems.

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Rescuing systems using the Debian snapshot server

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HowTos

One of the unofficial Debian project resources which doesn't get the attention it deserves is the Debian Snapshot site. The site contains a mirror of old Debian packages, which can be very useful for system recovery.

YaST2-GTK

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SUSE

YaST2-GTK is an effort to develop a GTK+ interface module for Suse's setup tool YaST that started from Michael Meeks base code and was a Google's Summer of Code project assigned to Ricardo Cruz. We will be working to get it shinning for the next Suse version.

A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3

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Linux
Reviews

I recently downloaded the latest offering of Debian which goes in the garb of Debian Etch Beta 3. Debian provides a net install CD image roughly around 140 MB size and is the preferred option for people who have a very fast Internet connection. And it is possible to install the distribution entirely via the net. I was ready to install Debian on my machine.

Google offers tools for small business

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Google

These days it seems like every time Google slaps its logo on a technology, the earth trembles. The company makes no secret of its interest in developing a suite of office productivity tools. Still, the news Monday that Google is launching such a suite for small to midsize businesses will prompt hasty meetings in Redmond and elsewhere.

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