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GPL licences will co-exist, says author

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The co-author of the General Public Licence has conceded that, although the majority of the software governed by the Licence will move over to version 3.0, the second and third versions will have to co-exist.

Open source guru advocates ideological shift

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Eric Raymond, one of the high priests of open source, has told the community that painful compromises are needed to the way it deals with closed source platforms and formats to avoid losing ground on desktops and new media players.

Linux-based HandyPC to challenge Nokia Communicator

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Linux

German phone maker Road has announced its answer to Nokia's Communicator. Dubbed the HandyPC, the phone-computer combo is based on the Linux operating system and Trolltech's Qtopia GUI. It's a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board too.

OOoBasic crash course: Creating a lookup macro

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HowTos

Learning OOoBasic can be a bit like learning a foreign language. If you have the time and ambition to communicate fluently, you can spend months or even years studying grammar and expanding your vocabulary. But sometimes you just need some basic skills to get you through daily situations. In this case, a crash course that introduces you to some basic principles and building blocks of the language would do just fine. The same is true for OOoBasic.

LinuxWorld Best in Show: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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SUSE

By the way, about an hour before the interview with Jeremy Allsion today, while Erin and I were leading the Desktop Experience hands on session, Nat burst into our theater, screaming like a little girl*, and sporting two glass awards.

IBM brands OpenSolaris a 'facade'

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OS

OpenSolaris isn't a true open source project, but rather a "facade", because Sun doesn't share control of it with outsiders, executives from rival IBM say.

ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots

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Linux

ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a Junior and MiniMe - Two reviews for the price of one

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PCLOS
Reviews

I love Live CDs and that is first and foremost. Being able to try before I buy, which in our case is try before I wipe out some other distro on my PC in order to test something and be pained by its performance only then to re-install is sure silliness these days. Live installers should be the default and not the exception. Not only does PCLinuxOS have a Live version, they have a Live version that simply flies. Lets check it out, shall we??? All I have to say is WOW!!!!

Commercial apps added to Ubuntu updates

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Ubuntu

With little fanfare Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has introduced a new "commercial" repository to its list of update options and a number of new commercial applications are being added to this list. One of the first is Panda Software's DesktopSecure.

OpenSuSE 10.2 Alpha 3 Screenshots

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SUSE

Hitting the burner this week is OpenSuSE 10.2 Alpha 3. This latest SuSE development release delivers the 2.6.18-RC4 kernel, KDE 3.5.4, GNOME 2.16 Beta, and new OpenSuSE branding in most areas. X.Org has also been updated to 7.1 in this latest release. Overall, this development copy for OpenSUSE 10.2 (due out later this year) is shaping up quite well. Phoronix has some screenshots.

Where's Red Hat? Peek Under Fedora

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Linux

Red Hat may be the world's leading enterprise Linux distribution vendor, but the company is a no-show as an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld conference here. But Fedora, Red Hat's community-based distribution, is front and center.

New Sun Portal Tracks Open-Source Java Progress

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Software

Sun Microsystems took another step toward its promised open-source Java this week, launching a portal site to talk with the Java community about the process of setting Java free.

Linux jobs abound, tech job service says

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Linux

Online IT job clearinghouse Dice Inc. has some interesting statistics to accompany LinuxWorld. As of August 1, there were 7,000 jobs opportunities on Dice.com for technology professionals with Linux experience. This is up 35.6 percent from the beginning of the year and 55 percent higher than 12 months ago, the service reports.

NASA can't find original tape of moon landing

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Sci/Tech

The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

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OpenOffice.org Denials Fail To Quell Lingering Security Worries

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Software

French researchers were particularly concerned with macro security in OpenOffice.org, and pegged the problems as ones "at the conceptual level" of the suite.

Hoosier Daddy? Indiana Schools Adopt Linux

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Linux

How's this for back-to-school fashion: More than 20,000 Indiana students are now Linux-enabled under a state grant program to roll out low-cost, easy-to-manage workstations, which are running various flavors of the open-source operating system.

OSDL and the Linux desktop: The road ahead

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At LinuxWorld San Francisco, the OSDL held a panel discussion talking about the current state of Linux on the desktop. John Cherry, initiative manager for Desktop Linux at the non-profit, Linux user and developer support group, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), spoke with SearchOpenSource.com to discuss OSDL developments and the progress of the Portland Project's beta release of its programming interfaces for the GNOME and KDE environments.

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Sabayon Linux RC2 Released

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Linux

The World's first and fastest Gentoo Linux powered distribution now changes its name. A change of style and unification for the RR4/RR64 Linux projects. Our mission is simple: making things that just work, using one of the most scalable Operating System.

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