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The sophist and the open source baking farce

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OSS

One of the biggest threats to open source software has arisen from a most unlikely place - the food and beverage industry.

Accountancy firm dumps Microsoft for OpenOffice

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OSS

The Melbourne member office of international accountancy and business advice provider HLB International is mid-way through the process of replacing its Microsoft Office-based desktop suite with the OpenOffice.org open source alternative.

Novell in the News

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SUSE

While some sites wonder if "Can Open Source Still Save Novell," others report "Novell Is Flush With Good News."

KateOS 2.3: Kicking butt and taking names

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Linux
Reviews
-s

The release of KateOS 2.3 was announced a coupla days ago, and Tuxmachines takes a look at what's new since our last excursion. KateOS was amazing at that point and the developer took time out of his busy schedule to give us some inside information. If history repeats itself, no one will be disappointed.

Linux Magazine Indexes, Searches and Finds Kat

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KDE
Software

Linux Magazine has published an article written by Roberto Cappuccio describing all about his wonderful desktop search environment.

Busy Kat: Desktop Searches with Kat

The desktop search engine offers new and interesting opportunities for users to access information on their own computers.

Ubuntu wraps up a super year

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Linux

The three versions -- Ubuntu (GNOME-based), Kubuntu (KDE-based), and Edubuntu -- are being downloaded with increasing frequency; the distro was named best in show at the London LinuxWorld in September; and now an OSDL survey has it ranked No. 1.

First we take Munich, then we take Berlin....

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Linux

According to a report on Heise Online (currently German language only), the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, is very likely to switch to Linux as currently does Munich.

Portable USB drive boots PCs into Mandriva

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MDV

Hard drive vendor LaCie has teamed up with Mandriva on a bus-powered USB 2.0 harddrive preloaded with desktop Linux.

Debian Alliance Eyes The Enterprise

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Linux

The effort to put a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution into the enterprise consciousness may have picked up some steam this week.

Helix v1.7 Screenshots

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Linux

Helix is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live CD with excellent hardware detection and many applications dedicated to incident response and forensics.

Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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Moz/FF
Security

The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

ATI v8.20.8 Display Drivers

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Reviews

As today's driver release is mainly a maintenance update, we simply compared its Linux performance against that of the previous ATI proprietary drivers from November 11, 2005 that was version 8.19.10.

Tale of a Black Dog

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Linux

What is a Black Dog? It's a complete USB-powered Linux server which fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Open or closed: how the net will be won

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Web

The internet is so deeply entwined with our everyday lives that it makes little sense to talk about it as some fantasy world, with its own set of laws and freedoms.

Mozilla Thunderbird gets Firefox-style tabs

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Software

A developer has added tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client, mimicking one of the most popular features of the Firefox and Opera Web browsers.

Some Thoughts on IBM's Analyst Summit

James and I had a fascinating chat with two of IBM's more notable executives in the open source / Linux spaces.

Feeling the Open Source Love

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OSS

For all of the open source initiatives Sun is touting, whether real or hyped, one thing has to happen to make its plan work: It has to attract enough developers to start building the apps and utilities Sun needs to make OpenSolaris attractive to customers.

Learn KDE Programming with PyQt

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KDE

Sebastian Kügler has written a new PyQt tutorial. Python is the perfect language to start learning programming with.

Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation: Part III

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Linux

At long last, I bring you the completion of my Ultimate Linux Workstation series. While this final article is overdue, I believe the results will speak for themselves. In this article, I'll go over some of the components that went into the system and show you what the completed system looks like.

Taking the FreeBSD Plunge

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Reviews
BSD

FreeBSD is an enterprise-grade operating system that leaves little to be desired. Most people have tried Linux by now, but a surprisingly large number of people have not yet taken FreeBSD for a spin.

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  • Ataribox will run Linux and AMD custom processor, will cost $300
    In June, Atari declared itself "back in the hardware business" with the announcement of the Ataribox—a retro-styled PC tech-based console. One month later it emerged Atari plans to crowdfund the project, and now we have some hard facts on cost, and what's under its hood. Speaking to VentureBeat, the Ataribox creator and general manager Feargal Mac says an Indiegogo funding campaign will launch this year, and that the final product will ship in spring of 2018. When it does, it'll cost between $250—$300 and will boast an AMD custom processor with Radeon graphics.
  • Atari are launching a new gaming system, the 'Ataribox' and it runs Linux
    Another Linux-based gaming system is coming, this time from Atari. The Ataribox [Official Site] will run on an AMD processor and it sounds quite interesting.

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