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NewsFlash: Microsoft has Anti-Linux weapon

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Humor

ittoolbox blogs: According to the article Microsoft has released a new weapon against linux. In this article the author claims to have seen this new weapon as is evidenced here: "we were allowed a glimpse of this innovative product, codenamed “Precision Patent Penguin Powergun”

Creating an mpeg with mencoder that plays on Windows Media Player

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HowTos

Linux Tutorials: This solution contains some options for the mencoder command that will result in an mpeg video file that will play on pretty much all players, even Windows Media Player.

PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu - communities divided

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

Seopher: I never imagined that Linux communities could be quite so secular, yet I have been proven wrong over the past couple of days. What started with a slightly skewed review on ThePCSpy.com turned into a small distro war and it looks to have continued into the comments on my review of PCLinuxOS 2007. What's going on?

Firefox: So what’s bloatware anyway

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Links: I'd like to start demystifying the Mozilla suite, which seems to have become an example of what should be feared and avoided at all cost.

Microsoft goes open source for identity

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Microsoft

TechWorld: Microsoft has started four open source projects to aid interoperability between identity management systems, and said it will offer another of its identity specs for free.

Ubuntu chief: Microsoft will lose patent war

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Ubuntu

PCPro: On the day that Dell starts to sell PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu, the Linux company's chief has warned Microsoft that it faces certain defeat if it attempts to start a patent war.

Linux: Compiler Warnings

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "In no case is it ok to just 'shut up the warning'," Linus Torvalds exclaimed in response to a patch that stifled a compiler warning. Reminiscent of a thread on the lkml last year, Linus pointed out that it is very important to understand and properly fix compiler warnings:

Also: Linux: CFS Group Level Fairness

OpenGL is far from dead

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Software

the Inquirer: WITH ALL the DirectX games hitting the market these days, you'd be forgiven for thinking that poor old OpenGL was as dead as a dodo.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free

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MDV
HowTos

This guide shows how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Australian department to switch from NetWare to Linux

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Linux

webwereld: As part of a core infrastructure refresh project, The New South Wales Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) in Australia will ditch its legacy NetWare systems in favor of the open source Linux.

Novell Becomes a Patent Buster

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SUSE

DataMonitor: Novell, perhaps paying penance for its embarrassing alliance with Microsoft, is to contribute “significant resources” to a campaign against spurious patents.

NeroLinux 3

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Software
Reviews

Techgage.com: It's hard to believe, but it's been just over two years since NeroLinux 2.0 was first released. At the time, it was a big step for Nero because the Linux market was already being hogged by k3b, X-CD-Roast and similar applications. The biggest kicker for consumers though, was the fact that in order to use the program, you had to purchase the full-blown edition for Windows which cost upwards of $80. So what is Nero trying to prove?

Unveiling the Art of Illusion

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Software

Linux.com: Blender gets the lion's share of press among free 3-D modeling applications, but it is not the only player in the field. Art of Illusion (AOI) is a mature, GPL-licensed 3-D modeler with robust editing, animation, and rendering features, and it's a lot easier to use than Blender.

Dell Offers Three Consumer Systems With Ubuntu 7.04

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Ubuntu

Direct2Dell: It’s finally here. Later today, Dell will offer U.S customers three different systems with Ubuntu 7.04 installed: the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook. These systems will be available at www.dell.com/open by 4pm CST today. Starting price for the E520n desktop and the E1505n notebook is $599; the XPS 410n starts at $899.

Net taxes could arrive by this fall

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Misc

CNet: The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

KControl hacking

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KDE

Free as in free speech: We all know KControl needs love. I have been hacking on it today for a few hours. What I have right now is what you can see at the screenshot. I plan to add on-hover-items information, so when you hover an item, some information is shown about that item, somewhere.

PKI: Public-Key Infrastructure

LinuxForum: If you are using public keys accessible to everyone, it is quite impossible to figure out whether someone of an organization is actually the person or specific organization sending a particular public key. For this purpose, the Public-Key Infrastructure or PKI was created.

Is Ubuntu Linux for You, Too?

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Ubuntu

Wired.com: Those Ubuntu-powered Dell machines are almost here. When Dell Computer announced it was making the Ubuntu operating system available as a preinstalled option, Linux geeks started hopping with joy. But what's in it for the non-geek computer user?

Also: Wal-Mart to begin selling Dell PCs

Lies, damn lies, and statistics

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OSS

blogbeebe: I don't normally head over to Groklaw, but I did recently based on some other links and came across an article about a study conducted by Microsoft on how developers don't want the GLP, version 3, to "police patents." If you dig a little deeper into the study, the following facts about the study are exposed:

Red Hat CEO: Open Source Now Legitimate

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OSS

eWeek: Open-source software and the community around it does not need to be legitimized anymore as it is now legitimate, Red Hat CEO Matt Szulik said in the opening address at the Open Source Business Conference here on May 22.

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