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My desktop OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Microsoft

Though I dabble with GNU/Linux through the Kubuntu 6.06 installation on an older, less powerful machine, the system I use most often is running Microsoft Windows XP. Despite my choice of operating systems, I use open source software whenever possible.

Tutorial: Triple-boot Win XP, Linux and OS X on an Intel Mac

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Mac
HowTos

Apple is, after all, a hardware company, and if Linux and Windows users can now buy Macs safe in the knowledge that they can use both their favourite OS and Mac OS X, or perhaps even all three, on their new machine, they may well see greater adoption in the marketplace.

Linux Peanut Gallery Razzes Microsoft Transition

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Linux

Last week's Microsoft succession news sparked an array of definitely NOT-for-attribution-comments from those who've watched the company forever. One IM buddy with Linux proclivities rejoiced when it became clear that Gates was stepping back.

Also: Will Gates' Exit Turn Out To Be A Lie?

New generation of browers emerges

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Software

The major Web browsers are getting facelifts as they increasingly become the place for handling business transactions and running programs over the Internet rather than simply displaying sites.

10 Things a new Linux user needs to unlearn

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Humor

OK, you have Linux on your computer. Maybe you had some trouble getting it installed and everything working, but you are past all that, everything is working, and you are ready to start using the computer. Old habits die hard, so hopefully this list helps you get over them.

Novell delays SUSE 10 release

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SUSE

According to a Novell Inc. confidential memo dated June 14, Novell will be slightly delaying its next release of both the server and desktop versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 "to address final issues with our new package management, registration, and update system and also fix the remaining blocker defects."

Hacao linux 2.0 released !

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Others

Hacao linux, Vietnamese Puppy Linux version 2.0 released. The live-CD iso file is 92M. The big items in this release is Full Vietnamese localization.

The $100 laptop Cranks Up

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Hardware

The hand-cranked, $100 notebook computer aimed at helping poor children globally will make its debut in about two weeks, its developer said Monday.

MySQL Mistakenly Shares Customer E-mail Addresses

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Security

A mass e-mail sent out last week by open-source database vendor MySQL erroneously contained the e-mail addresses of about 9,300 customers instead of information on a series of software-support special offers that the company meant to publicize.

DRM May Harm Open Source Innovation

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OSS

The digital rights management (DRM) provisions of the federal Attorney General's Department proposed copyright law changes could stifle open source innovation and increase litigation, according to a Sydney lawyer.

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Symphony OS

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Linux

The funniest thing about Symphony OS is the posts you'll sometimes see asking if its Mezzo Desktop can be ported to Linux. The reason it is funny is that Symphony most definitely is Linux - it's based on Knoppix and nobody is even trying to hide its Linux roots:

Wrist-worn Linux PC

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Linux

Eurotech's U.S. arm, Parvus, will demonstrate the company's innovative wrist-worn PC at a military technology conference June 19 in Washington, D.C. The Zypad WL 1000 runs Linux or Windows CE, and features hands-free operation, wireless networking, GPS tracking, and patent-pending power management technology.

Word to Writer

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Software

There's an old phrase you may have heard, “There are some things that money can't buy”. A recent advertising campaign has appended, “For everything else...”. Clichéd as it is, the phrase can be turned on its head to neatly sum up the differences between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.

Novell's Greg Kroah-Hartman on kernel hacking

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SUSE

In issue 81 of Linux format, on the newsstands now, we have an interview with kernel coding guru Greg Kroah-Hartman. Famous for his work on drivers and the Linux USB subsystem, Greg now works for Novell doing what he loves -- hacking the kernel. Here's a few of the questions and answers:

Installing SUSE Linux 10.1 on a PowerPC Mac

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SUSE

Since version 7, PowerPC versions of SUSE Linux have been conspicuously absent from the SUSE desktop lineup. With version 10.0, PowerPC support returned to SUSE, but Novell has quite a few kinks that need to be worked out before this distro hums like its x86 counterpart, starting with some killer problems with installation.

Open source Microsoft's nemesis

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OSS

If Microsoft Corp. investors are concerned about the company's lacklustre shares, they must be downright terrified by the legions of computer programmers who want to drive the technology behemoth into the ground. Open-source software are invading Microsoft's home turf with increasing ferocity. Linux is the best example.

Book Review: Linux in Easy Steps

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Reviews

I'm not quite sure what to make of this book. I'm all for making it easier for new users to get into Linux but I'm not sure this book has the right approach. On the one hand it is so simplistic as to be almost patronising. And then quickly it shifts into a gear which expects users to be comfortable with the Linux command line.

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