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Evidence of 'Counterattack' Lacking as Linux Conference Convenes

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Linux

betanews: Yesterday, Reuters scored an aggregation coup by pairing "Linux" and "Microsoft" with the verb "counterattack," resulting in a story that rocketed to the top of the hit list without a beat or a melody to it, and whose inaccurate derivatives were snatched up even by local television.

License issues roil Linux developer community

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Linux

GCN: Should the Linux kernel be licensed under the new version of the Gnu General Public License, or should it stick with the old version? The question has sparked a heated debate on the mailing list for Linux kernel developers.

Red Hat Linux Gets Top Government Security Rating

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Linux

IDG via PC World: Red Hat Linux has received a new level of security certification that should make the software more appealing to some government agencies.

Also: Windows v Linux - Days of risk in 2006

Red Hat Linux vs. the World

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Linux

InforWorld Blogs: Several people have asked when I think Red Hat is going to do a IP protection deal with Microsoft and the answer is that I don't think they will. Certainly not while Microsoft continues to be light on facts and heavy on hyperbole. There is one simple reason why not to do a deal with Microsoft.

SimpleMEPIS 6.5 - A Review

shift+backspace: The most recent release from the MEPIS crew is SimplyMEPIS 6.5, which was released on April 4th, 2007. In all of my Linux and various distribution readings, I rarely hear about MEPIS; however, it is clearly popular as the MEPIS distribution.

Linux Filesystems and Tools

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HowTos

lxpages blog: The Linux filesystem is a complex and the first thing that most new users shifting from Windows will find confusing is navigating the Linux filesystem. The second thing is that not too many people are familiar with how the filesystem works or know how to troubleshoot if any problems arise.

Know Your Regular Expressions

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News

Essential aids in building and testing regular expression on UNIX systems. Discover the available tools and techniques that can help you learn how to construct regular expressions for various programs and languages.

Goodbye Vista, Hello Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

rodtempleton: After talking about it for awhile, last night I disconnected my drive with Vista installed on it and reconnected a 30GB Maxtor drive which I then installed Ubuntu Linux on from the live CD.

Also: Ubuntu Partners With....

PCLinuxOS and Fedora

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Linux

LoCo About Ubuntu!: In my usual "Linux hopping" travels from distro to distro, I sometimes stretch outside the Ubuntu family of distros. Recently, I have gone between PCLinuxOS to Fedora, and then back to Ubuntu. These are my notes from using both, and my comparison to Ubuntu 7.04.

What Does MS Want? -- Brains for Sale?

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OSS

groklaw: I found a video on the Novell-Microsoft Interop Ability page that clears up for me at least part of what Microsoft wants from deals like the deal with Novell. Just what is that bridge Microsoft has had with academia, I wondered? What does Microsoft have in mind for Open Source businesses that sign up for that bridge?

Also: Novell reveals Microsoft’s open source strategy
And: What's behind Microsoft's open-source deals?

Should We Fight for Ogg Vorbis?

LinuxJournal: I'm a big fan of Richard Stallman and his work – even though, the first time I interviewed him, he proceeded to criticise my questions before answering them, not a journalistic experience I'd had before. Without his vision and sheer bloody-mindedness in the face of indifference and outright hostility, we would not have the vast array of free software we enjoy today.

KDE/Linux everywhere?

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Today I saw that a drugstore where I bought a CD was using a KDE based system for managing there CDs and DVDs. This lead to the question how many hidden KDE installations - and Linux installations in general - are out there.

Ubuntu 7.10 to make Multi-Monitor Setup Easier

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Ubuntu

CyberNetNews: Besides for those features there is one thing that I am super excited to see implemented, and that’s a user interface (UI) for managing dual monitors. Everyday I hook my laptop up to a 24" external monitor so that I can get a dual-screen setup.

Vista Effects On Open Source Software

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OSS

Raiden's Realm: The great new operating system promised by Microsoft turns out to be a disaster. I've been going against the multi-billion dollar standard by pressing businesses to take a serious look at open source software. I use Linux almost exclusively for my own business operations.

Linux: Linus on the GPL, BSD, Tivo and the FSF

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OSS

kernelTRAP: A lengthy debate that began with a suggestion to dual license the Linux kernel under the GPLv2 and the GPLv3 [story] continues on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Throughout the ongoing thread Linux creator Linus Torvalds has spoken out on the GPLv2, the upcoming GPLv3, the BSD license, Tivo, the Free Software Foundation, and much more.

Welcome to the world of Online Desktop

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OS

tech trouble?: There were some online services available now that can provide you Desktop like environment (some call it WebOS) through a web browser - with applications and storage spaces - that you can customize and access anytime from any computer and from any where in the world!

The worst open source project names

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Humor

tipotheday.com: The GIMP. It sounds more like something you'd drag out of a dark box in your hidden underground lair than an image manipulation program -- and yet, someone, somewhere, thought it was a great name. It still secures first place on my list, but we'll move on to the more interesting ones now.

Novell opens office for SMBs

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SUSE

Register: Novell is gunning for a chunk of the office market share from Microsoft with the release of its open workgroup suite for small businesses.

What's stopping ThinkFree from liberating businesses from Microsoft Office?

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Software

computerworld: Trucking firm Ryder System Inc. is one of ThinkFree Inc.'s best customers. It is also a maddening example of the obstacles that ThinkFree and its pioneering founder and CEO, T.J. Kang, face trying to convince CIOs that its online office software is ready for big business.

What the world needs now is Google Linux

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Linux

the Inquirer: IF ANYONE CAN TAKE ON MICROSOFT it's Google. Both companies make squillions out of doing not much at all, which is the key to having your share price sit on top of the roof.

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