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Terminator kill-bots to be run by system called 'Skynet'

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Sci/Tech

The Register: Following the announcement of the new Flying-HK-style "Reaper" death machines for the British forces, the prophetic nature of the Terminator movies has been further confirmed.

KDE 4.0-alpha1 Released: "Knut"

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dot.kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first alpha release of the KDE Desktop Environment, version 4.0. This release is a basis for the integration of powerful new technologies that will be included in KDE 4.

Understanding, setting up and using Kmail

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HowTos

Raiden's Realm: One of the first questions that any new user to Linux is going to ask is, "So how do I get my email?" The answer is simple. Kmail.

Book Review - The Apache Modules Book

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PCBurn: The first five chapters contain prepwork to answer any questions you might have on the background of Apache as it relates to modules. All of the specifics involved in coding up Apache modules, the various functionality on offer and ways to access it, are the domain of the rest of the book.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Must-have OpenOffice.org extensions

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OOo

Linux.com: As with Firefox, you can add new features and extend OpenOffice.org's functionality by installing extensions. Here some of the most useful ones to try.

Interview: Open-source advocate Eben Moglen

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ZDNet: The former general counsel to the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, was at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego on Thursday to put his considerable oratorical skills to use, updating attendees around the soon-to-be-launched third instalment of the GNU General Public License — a set of rules and restrictions that underpins the use of a lot of open-source software.

Firefox isn't quite that popular, but …

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Moz/FF

Network World: Although I do not follow Web browser market share numbers with the rapt attention of, say, the American League East standings (Sox up 7), I was still fairly certain that this blog headline was a crock: "Firefox has almost caught IE in browser share, now 33% of market!" It's a crock on both points, all right.

Ubuntu on Thinkpad X41 - Working With Amarok

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Shane O’Sullivan's Blog: This is one of a number of posts detailing how to install Ubuntu 6.10 (codename Edgy) on a Thinkpad X41. This post focuses on using the amazing music player Amarok.

Review: Gentoo 2007.0

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Reviews

the pcspy: I'll freely admit that it has been a long time since I've used a pure version of Gentoo. By a long time, I mean I used my friend's broadband to download the "stage 1" Gentoo V1.0 installer. Some five years later, I'm quite excited to revisit an old flame.

Are the tux500 people really all THAT bad?

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Penguin Pete: In a comment appended to the last post, Richard Querin thoughtfully muses: "I'm not so sure they're as evil as you make them out to be." Nor am I. I actually thinks it's mostly stupidity and arrogance on their part.

Linux Wi-Fi: Supercharge a Buffalo

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enterprisenetworkingplanet: The popular DD-WRT project was initially an offshoot of the original Linksys firmware for the WRT54, but has since undergone a complete rewrite, and now uses the OpenWRT kernel. DD-WRT is a fine upgrade for your WRT54 wireless router, or any similar device under other brand names, and there are a lot of them.

Making waves with Audacity

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Free Software Mag: For me there is nothing quite as relaxing as the sounds of the beach. The slow crashing of waves and the gentle lapping of water in the tide pools really helps me find my inner calm. Of course, I could do without the smell of rotting fish carcasses, the constantly screeching gulls and the looming threat of melanoma. So I decided to create my own virtual beach experience using some free sound clips from the internet and the free software package called Audacity.

Dell Listens to GNU/Linux Community - Will It Pay Off?

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LXer: A scant two weeks after Michael Dell returned to the company he founded in 1997, to help repair it, Dell launched its IdeaStorm project and several others in an effort to listen to their customers. The GNU/Linux community has spoken loud and clear. Time will tell how well Dell is listening.

Red Hat and Sybase launch virtual appliance

ZDNEt: Sybase and Red Hat have announced an expansion of their partnership which will include the launch of a virtual software appliance that combines the business applications specialist's database product with Red Hat's Linux operating system.

Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge

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HowTos

This tutorial will guide you through the installation and configuration of Lintrack, a GNU/Linux distribution specialized in networking tasks. We will give two LANs access to the internet along with DHCP and DNS cache servers, and then we will connect our networks using OpenVPN in bridging mode. You should be running all these in well under an hour, thanks to the unified configuration interface of Lintrack.

Progeny's closure highlights problems of small FOSS companies

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OSS

Linux.com: The reasons for the closure provide a case study of the problems that small FOSS companies face. They include difficulties in scaling, an inability to compete with large companies, and a lack of the funding needed to develop.

Howto: Use Oleo like … like … like … ?

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Software

Motho ke motho ka botho: I spent two or three days with it, putting together basic spreadsheets and learning the way things work, and once you get into the swing of it, it’s every bit as functional as Gnumeric (Oleo’s GNU successor) or OpenOffice.org-Calc … or VisiCalc, for that matter.

Google Comes Clean on Microsoft

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Google

Red Herring: Google today officially confirmed what many analysts have been saying for months: the Mountain View, California-based search leader is going after the software market in direct competition with Microsoft.

Linux starts making inroads

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Linux

Express Computer: Awareness and adoption among mid-sized businesses is high when it comes to open source. This is indicated by the fact that system vendors are increasingly bundling open source software with their products, ranging from PCs and notebooks to mid- and high-end servers in order to lower the cost of solutions for end-users.

Red Hat can learn from Milkha Singh

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Linux

iTWire: Some foolishness appears to be manifesting itself. Once again, Red Hat is making an effort to be all things to all people and this will end up in the dust.

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