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Discover the Ajax Toolkit Framework for Eclipse

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News

The Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF) is a core piece of the new Open Ajax initiative, which aims to increase accessibility to the powerful Web programming technique through the Eclipse Foundation. This article includes a HelloWorld example in which you install and configure the ATF, then use Eclipse and Dojo to create a basic Web application.

FizzBall - A well designed enjoyable game for Linux

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Gaming

Anybody who has played games on their PC will be familiar with a classic game called Breakout where you have to bounce a ball with a paddle and smash all the bricks. While this game in its original make does not sport any special features, it has helped spawn a number of breakout clones.

Is There Perfection in The Linux Kernel?

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Linux

In a perfect world, you could compile a brand-new Linux kernel without the need for much configuration and without error. According to Linus Torvalds, the new 2.6.19 Linux kernel is such an entity.

Trust is key in open source

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OSS

The key to making an open source business model work lies is one word. Trust. The community must trust that the vendor is going to stay true to the open source path.

Also: Jono Bacon: On Trust

How to install Puppy Linux onna stick

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HowTos

I must confess that I have a new love, a fling if you will. That love is Puppy Linux. Puppy Linux how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I can plug my 512 MB USB stick into my IBM M52 and be operating in a Linux environment in less than a minute and a half, all without touching the hard drive. Here’s my rough and tumble guide.

Microsoft vs. Linux: An Updated Perspective

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OS

In the war between Microsoft and those that support Linux, there have been many phases. Most of this war, like most wars, has been concealed by the “fog of war” and propaganda from both camps.

Linux Kernel Integer Overflow Vulnerability

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Security

Eugene Teo has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Bruce Perens: Allegorical version of the Novell-Microsoft Patent Agreement

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SUSE

Once upon a time there was a software company called Novell. Novell had a friend "Big Mike" who was always getting in trouble with the law, but he was strong and had a big business. Big Mike was making big noises, threatening to beat up Novell's customers.

Also:

  • Introducing the Novell's Cunning Plan

  • Novell taps exec to manage Microsoft deal
  • Hovsepian: Balancing on the Novell-MS Tightrope

Linux web PC makers tout Linutop-like wares

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Hardware

Linutop's recently announced Linux-based ultra-compact PC may have grabbed the hardware headlines earlier this week, but its rivals didn't take long to start shouting about their own take on the web-oriented unit.

The Open Source Way

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Interviews
OSS

Can mainstream companies use open source methods to develop their own software? Lynne Ellyn, CIO of DTE Energy, is finding out.

The Best Slackware-Like Is Slackware, Not Arch

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Linux
Reviews

A few days ago I've hurt a little the feelings of Zenwalk's developers. I said then that my next attempt to find «a better Slackware than Slackware» will involve Arch Linux.

Time to turn it around?

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Linux

With all the flap about the Microsoft/Novell patent deal, one question seems to be consistently avoided: just what could Linux be infringing upon?

Child's play

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Linux

Is getting people to convert to GNU/Linux like feeding your kids veges? I'm used to the feeling of smug satisfaction when I've slipped a couple of extra vegetables in a meal and the children haven't noticed.

Birmingham City Council claims open-source success

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Linux
Interviews

Birmingham City Council has defended its year-long trial of desktop Linux, claiming it to be a success, despite an independent report showing it would have been cheaper to install Windows XP. Contrary to press reports which claimed Birmingham had scrapped the Linux initiative, it will in fact "significantly increase" its use of open-source software

The 2006 Holiday Shopping Guide

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Misc

Have a penguinista in your life? Need the perfect holiday gift? Look no further! Here’s a parcel of presents that’ll please even the pickiest geek. Best of all, none will put your eye out.

Recover data from damaged Hard Disks and CD/DVD ROMs

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HowTos

Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, wrecked or inaccessible primary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Often the data is being salvaged from storage media formats such as hard disk drive, storage tapes, CDs, DVDs, RAID, and other electronics. There are a few utilities that lets you (try to) recover your data, ignoring the I/O errors.

Installing Ubuntu on a machine with no CDROM drive

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Ubuntu

Today I had to install Ubuntu on one of the older machines in the computer room. It's a 1U server without CDROM drive.

Top Linux vs Windows Disputes Myths

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OS

In continuation of my previous article “Can Ubuntu Defeat Windows”, which caused some disputes, I decided to share my vision of the most Linux vs Windows disputes myths.

Why hack your game console?

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Linux

Some people buy game consoles at launch only to take them apart immediately and post pictures of the insides on the internet. It’s part of the ideology of the hacker: take it apart, fiddle with it, and make it do what you want.

Ubuntu on Sun's CoolThreads T1000

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Ubuntu

I wanted to test JBoss performance with the Sun Microsystems new CoolThreads CPU so i ordered one from the Try&Buy deal a week ago.And today it arrived. Small pizza-box with absolutely no printed documentation included. First i had to spend several hours figuring out planning how to actually install Ubuntu on the damn machine, because it doesn't have video output, keyboard or mice connectors or CD/DVD players.

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