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Ethics, employment and free software

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OSS

Like most people around the world, I have to work to earn a living. And again, like the vast majority of these people, often my work requires me to carry out tasks that I might otherwise find ethically problematic. As a supporter of free culture, I have often found it difficult to reconcile my own convictions on issues such as copyright and DRM with those of my employers.

How to copy linux to a different partition

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HowTos

We can be happily working away on our computer and we spent hours putting the final touches on the caricature of our political leader. When we try to save it we get an unable to save error. Puzzled we do a bit of investigating and find that our partition is full. After deleting a few temporary files and managing to save our masterpiece we decide that, as we haven't used windows for a long time and it is a much bigger partition, we will delete windows and move our now precious linux to the bigger partition. Then we scratch our head, sit back and think "How do I do that?". Here's how.

Outlook takes 136 years to sync email

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Humor

Microsoft has again found itself at the heart of a time-related SNAFU. While syncing outlook to our corporate email system I was rather shocked to see the "status" window informing be there was 1193046 hours remaining for the sync to complete. Thats, erm, 136 years (give or take a few days). Is this a record?

Denial of service attacks outlawed

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Security

A UK law has been passed that makes it an offence to launch denial of service attacks, which experts had previously called "a legal grey area."

Report from the Ubuntu Developer Summit

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers and other interested parties from all over the world have swarmed to Google's offices in Mountain View this week for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) to plan out the next release of Ubuntu.

The Open-Source Impact

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OSS

Is open-source software making an impact in small and medium-sized enterprises? That depends on whom you ask. Open-source developers and service providers will sing the praises of software that is not only free but also frees you from many long-established commercial restraints.

Customizing Your Ubuntu Linux Desktop

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Ubuntu

Linux expert Marcel Gagne shows how to customize your Ubuntu Linux system to make it truly yours — change your background, your colors, your fonts, and anything else you need to create a desktop as individual as you are.

Developing with Apache Derby – Hitting the Trifecta

This article reviews how to modify an SQL query to group related rows together to provide summary statistics database information and introduces the concept of a view, which can be used to simplify database application development by creating a virtual table that represents the results of an SQL query. Also learn about database indexes, which you can use to locate specific table rows. After you've mastered these advanced database concepts, you'll be well positioned to begin developing Java database applications with Apache Derby.

SFLC’s Bradley M. Kuhn on Novell-Microsoft

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SUSE

A careful examination of Microsoft’s Patent Pledge for Non-Compensated Developers reveals that it has little value. The patent covenant only applies to software that you develop at home and keep for yourself; the promises don’t extend to others when you distribute. You cannot pass the rights to your downstream recipients, even to the maintainers of larger projects on which your contribution is built.

Running ASP.NET Applications in Debian and Ubuntu using XSP and Mono

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HowTos

Mono is an open-source project providing the necessary software to develop and run .NET client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix. Monodevelop is probably the best IDE for developing .NET applications on Linux. In order to install and use it for development, you will also need the Mono .NET runtime environment installed.

Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 Clean Install Impressions

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Ubuntu

After my success upgrading from Ubuntu 6.06 to Edgy 6.10 I decided to reformat my hard drive and try doing a clean install. The whole install process went very smoothly and was an improvement over the Ubuntu 6.06 install.

Blogging made easy with Drivel

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Software

Most bloggers use a browser to log in and post new entries. The Drivel Journal Editor is designed for those who consider using a browser too tedious when making new blog entries. Designed for GNOME, Drivel can work with Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType, WordPress, and other popular journaling tools. Despite an elegant yet simple interface, Drivel packs in some very useful features, such as an integrated spellcheker, HTML syntax highlighting, and the ability to edit and update past entries.

Jono Bacon: UDS nearly done

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Ubuntu

Well, the UDS finishes up tomorrow, and lots has been going on. The spec about unifying resources with Launchpad was very productive, and there was some discussion of it being rolled out for planets and user maps.

Weakly Debian Nudes #4

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Humor

Nothing happened this week. Sorry.

But that never stopped me before, so...

If Novell and Microsoft were in the car production and sales business...

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SUSE

Look at it this way for a moment: If I, as an end-user, bought a car from Ford, that does indeed contain technology infringing some patent owned by DaimlerChrysler -- would there by any likelyhood that Ford would sue me, the end-user? However, if I, as an end-user, buy a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, that *may* contain (well, it doesn't, and never will, as Novell strongly reassures me) software patented technology owned by Microsoft -- would there be any likelyhood that Microsoft would sue me, the end-user?

How to find the owner of a Network or Domain to track down offenders

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HowTos

Sometime you need to track down offenders who are trying to attack against your services such as routers, mail, web server etc. In some cases you just wanted to find out who is sending traffic or hot linking your images etc.

Abit AW9D i975X

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Hardware

Abit's AW8 and AW8-MAX were exceptionally well-designed i955X motherboards, and Abit's latest attempt at a high-performance Intel LGA-775 solution is the AW9D series. We have the Abit AW9D on our test bench, which is backed by Intel's flagship 975X processor and boasts an arsenal of innovative features. But how does this product perform under GNU/Linux? We have all of the performance metrics to share today.

Open-source vendors seek help from Congress

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OSS

Open-source software vendors are prodding Congress to define some legal standards to support the development and deployment of such software.

Matt Asay: The GPL doesn't violate US antitrust law (Duh!)

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OSS

The verdict is in: The GPL, by driving license costs to zero, is not a violation of US antitrust (e.g., price fixing) law. Whew! I was worried for a minute there.

Open Source Indemnification: More Harm than Good

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OSS

Since SCO filed its lawsuit against IBM several years ago, a number of vendors have stepped forward to indemnify their customers from suit if the customer becomes embroiled in any litigation involving open source software that the vendor distributed.

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