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Story 10 things Mandriva is doing right for Linux srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 6:58pm
Story Everything I Needed to Know about Linux I Learned from My Pets srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 6:57pm
Story The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64 With Nginx [ISPConfig 3] falko 01/12/2011 - 10:11am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 9:19am
Blog entry We are so small fieldyweb 1 01/12/2011 - 7:37am
Story openSUSE 12.1 32-bit review - Even worse srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 7:33am
Story 8 Exciting Features of Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 7:31am
Story Duqu attackers: master coders, Linux rookies srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 7:30am
Story Humble Dredmor (+Source!) srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 7:29am
Story The end of the Linux distro wars srlinuxx 01/12/2011 - 7:19am

Microsoft and Linux must co-exist

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Few IT organisations have the luxury of being able to choose an all-Microsoft or an all-open source infrastructure. And even if they could, it's unlikely they would survive.

VMware takes dual-core licensing plunge

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Software

In a move that should please its customers, but not necessarily its shareholders, VMware announced on Tuesday that it would price its software for dual-core processors at the same price as it does for single-core systems.

Dell accused of breaching software copyright

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Legal

A US SOFTWARE company has sued Dell for allegedly copying software applications it sells.

Computer characters mugged in virtual crime spree

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Gaming

A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software "bots" to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash.

Teenager jailed for Web attacks

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Security

The US is taking a tough line on those responsible for DoS attacks, sentencing one teenager to five years behind bars.

Google to sell 14.2 million more shares

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Web

Google Inc. said Thursday it proposed public offering of 14.2 million class A common shares to be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital and possible acquisitions.

First Dual-Core Pentium 4 a Rush Job, Intel Says

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Hardware

Intel's first dual-core chip was a hastily concocted design that was rushed out the door in hopes of beating rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to the punch, an Intel engineer told attendees at the Hot Chips conference today.

M$ investigates potential new IE flaw

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Microsoft

Microsoft is investigating a report of a new, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that could expose users of the ubiquitous Web browser to attacks.

Windows worm on the rampage

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Security

Holden has lost $A6 million in car production due to one of four or five strains of a Windows worm which also caused major problems in the US and Canada. Numbers of those affected now reach 250,000, including DaimlerChrysler, ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, American Express, General Electric, Boeing, and Visa.

Taking a load off: Load balancing with balance

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Linux
HowTos

A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them.

Computers help tech-savvy counterfeiters cash in

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Misc

The popularity and affordability of home computers have revolutionized one of the nation's oldest crimes: counterfeiting.

Number of Internet-Phone Consumers Soars

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Sci/Tech

The number of consumers bypassing the traditional phone network and opting for Internet voice service is soaring beyond expectations.

Interview: Roberto Cappuccio of KAT

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KDE
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Kat Desktop Search Environment is an open source framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files; loosely speaking, a search tool. Tuxmachines has had the rare opportunity to speak with Roberto Cappuccio, wonderfully talented developer of KAT.

If I knew openSUSE I'd see a Linux desktop

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Linux

Today I got the chance to chat with Greg Mancusi- Ungaro, director of marketing, Linux and open source for Novell. He could have taken me to the woodshed. Instead he answered my key question, what makes openSUSE different?

Zotob Madness and the Real Cost of Windows vs. Linux

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OS

The Zotob attacks could have been prevented by proper Windows patching, or they could have easily been prevented for less by using Linux in the first place.

Nvidia scientist calls for expanded research into parallelism

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Hardware

Expanded research is needed into techniques for identifying and preserving parallelism in chip applications, according to chip maker Nvidia's chief scientist.

Apple OS X update breaks 64-bit applications

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Mac

An update that Apple released earlier this week has broken support for 64-bit applications in its OS X operating system.

Contest offers use of supercomputer

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Hardware

IBM Corp.'s most powerful computer will be available for scientific research through a deal announced Tuesday with Argonne National Laboratory.

The Linux® Trademark - Tempest in a Teapot

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Linux

Why, oh why, would lawyers be sending out letters in Australia, asking folks using the mark LINUX to formally license the mark? And *pay* for it? What is this? A violation of the spirit of openness? Doesn't the GPL mean you can do whatever you like with the name?

AOL Worker Who Stole E-Mail List Sentenced

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A former America Online software engineer was sentenced Wednesday to a year and three months in prison for stealing 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses and selling them to spammers who sent out up to 7 billion unsolicited e-mails.

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