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Open Source Gains Popularity

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OSS

Open source use has made inroads into the public and private sectors in the US and has resulted in cost savings for companies of all sizes, a research led by Optaros Inc. has found.

Linux home entertainment OS targets consumer devices

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Linux

A Taiwanese software company specializing in DVD software and other home computing software is shipping a packaged Linux-based entertainment OS. PowerCinema Linux, which targets device makers and PC integrators, can turn resource-constrained embedded devices into powerful multimedia devices, according to the company.

Users get to the root of Linux security holes

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Security

"I believe that Linux needs to get rid of 'root.' Root is not a user; root is a capability to surpass security. As long as that capability exists, there will be ways to hack it."

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KDE 3.5.1: Just Around the Bend

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KDE
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KDE 3.5.1 isn't released. But it's been tagged, which means an announcement may be in our near future. I svn'd the sources and built them over this past weekend and thought I'd give fans a bit of a sneak peak.

'Too early' to debate Linux GPL 3 support

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OSS

Leading Linux developers are divided on whether the open source operating system should use the next version of the GNU General Public License. Alan Cox is trying to nip premature debate on GPL 3 support in the bud.

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Fox Desktop 1 Review

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Reviews

This distro has it all, speed, stability, look and feel and the backing of Fedora Core. I can honestly say that if Texstar and the gang over at PCLinuxOS gave up on the project, I have found it's replacement.

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Open Source Desktop Blogging Software that works with Cheap Hosting

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Software

Thingamablog is an open source desktop blog tool which can make a difference for people who cannot afford expensive hosting and who aren't willing to sign up for accounts at Blogger.com.

Red Hat hopes for Linux on new Apple computers

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Mac

Red Hat spokeswoman Gillian Farquhar confirmed last week that the company hopes to help its developers figure out how to get Linux working on the new Macs.

IBM Turns Over Search Project To Open Source Community

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OSS

IBM said Monday that it will begin turning over key intellectual property from its UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) project to the open source community in an effort to spur the growth of the collaborative enterprise search technology.

Linux Vendors Step Up Security Focus

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Linux

Customers should expect to see enhanced, easier-to-use security tools from leading Linux distributors in the coming months as vendors focus on making the platform tough enough to support even the most critical business applications.

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Making move from Windows to Linux

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Linux

Another month and yet another security problem plaguing the Microsoft Windows operating system platform. Windows users must seriously consider and invest some time to secure their computers.

CLI Magic: OpenSSH + Bash

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HowTos

Other system administrators have fantastic toolboxes for their work. My tools consist of two everyday programs: OpenSSH and the GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash). No other tool, whether console-based or GUI, has been so consistently useful to me as these two programs.

What's Left Of Unix?

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Misc

For 35 years, the Unix operating system has been a mainstay of the computer industry, from its origins as a time-sharing system used by horn-rimmed academics to its central role running some of today's most powerful servers. But enthusiasm for this sophisticated piece of code is in decline as sales flatten, while Linux, the Unix-like alternative, thrives. Which leads to the inevitable question: Is Unix itself on the wane?

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