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HP to offer complete SUSE Linux server packages

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Novell Inc. is continuing to remake the way it sells and services SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server). In its latest move, the company signed a new open source bundling license agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. to offer customers a Linux solution on multi-processor HP servers -- the Enterprise Linux 9-License Value Pack.

Uh! Firefox... Memory Hog By Design?

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Ben Goodger claims to have the clue About the Firefox "memory leak". He states, "What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature."

Red Hat Invests in Open Source Database Firm

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Red Hat is among the investors leading a new round of venture capital for California-based MySQL AB, an open source database.


MyahOS 1.2 Gaming Edition Screenshots

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Myah is a simple and easy to use Operating System for standard Intel or AMD powered computers. Jeremiah has provided us with a whole trainload of screenshots for your viewing pleasure. He states, "I bring you a Linux OS that has 115 bad ass games. I'm not talking kde games. I'm talking 115 of the best linux games available and a couple that were not ever release on linux."

Blown Away @ Open Source Business Conference

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Coming in to the Open Source Business Conference, I was obviously expecting a lot of suits. And I certainly got them. But what I have been completely blown away by was the sheer amount of buzz generated at this show.

Nexuiz v1.5 Screenshots

Nexuiz, one of the popular open-source first person shooter games available for Microsoft Windows as well as Linux on both x86 and x86_64 platforms, has released v1.5 today. Unlike some of the past releases, many of the features in this release are prominent from a new instant action mode to improved artificial intelligence and completely new menus! In addition, there is now smoother net-code, engine optimizations, redone sound effects, all new character skins, new game-modes, new maps, and new characters. For the open-source enthusiast, Nexuiz v1.5 is definitely worth checking out!

Windows to Linux: a corporate success story

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The mere suggestion of migrating to Linux, directed at those CIOs, is enough to trigger a bunch of emotional responses on them. “Our users won’t go along”, “We depend too much on Office to make the switch”, “Linux costs more in the end” are common responses.

Today, I’ll be telling the story of our own migration to Linux. As you can probably infer from the title of this story, it’s been a success.

Mark Shuttleworth: Absolutely no truth to the rumour…

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I keep getting asked about Google’s “distribution of Ubuntu”, so perhaps this is a good place for me to say that as far as I’m aware there is absolutely no truth to the rumour that Google plans to distribute a derivative of Ubuntu as a Google OS.

Book Review: Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals

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Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals focuses on how Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) technologies can be used to manage the network and keep intruders out. IPS are any monitoring systems that examine all network traffic and then act as forwarding devices for approved traffic (dropping unapproved traffic or forwarding it elsewhere for further/separate action).

Also: Book Review: Penetration Testing and Network Defense

Sun GPLs latest UltraSPARC

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Jonathan Schwartz, president of Sun Microsystems Inc., announced that Sun is releasing its UltraSPARC Architecture 2005 and HyperVisor API specifications to open-source under the GPL.

Sun is making this move to help jumpstart the porting of Linux, BSD, and other operating systems, middleware, and applications to its UltraSPARC T1 processor.

Lockheed Martin Selects Concurrent's RedHawk Linux

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Concurrent, a leading provider of time-critical Linux operating systems for mission-critical applications, today announced that Lockheed Martin has selected Concurrent's RedHawk Linux operating system and NightStar development tools for the Navy's Cruiser Modernization COTS Refresh 2 program.

PalmOS goes Linux - again

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PalmSource today unveiled its future OS as the Access Linux Platform (ALP), and this time it really means it.

Gentoo Linux founder quits Microsoft

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Daniel Robbins, the founder and former chief architect of the Gentoo Linux project, has quit his job at Microsoft after only eight months, the software giant has confirmed.


My desktop OS: Mandriva PowerPack 2006

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I like life simple, and I despise discovering hidden complexities behind mundane tasks. I want minimal effort to yield huge impact -- and that's what I get from the Mandriva PowerPack 2006. I can perform installation, setup, update management, and routine tasks without having to fiddle, tweak, or even think.

Nexuiz 1.5 released

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The Nexuiz team released another update to their cross-platform, free, open-sourced multiplayer deathmatch game Nexuiz.

Free software working for human rights

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Monitoring human rights abuses around the world can be a risky proposition with data collectors, reporters and community members at constant risk of discovery. The Martus project pits the best of the open source software world against abusers to create a safe and secure environment in which human rights activists can record and store data on abuses without fear.

Maddog bites Microsoft

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In the past 30 years, Linux legend Jon "maddog" Hall has worked at more technical jobs and taught more students about the technical aspects of IT than he probably cares to remember. One thing he does remember, however, is his nickname, given to him by his students at Hartford State Technical College, in Connecticut. It's a name the ageing, bearded guru has come to enjoy.

Shuffle your music the smart way

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Think of all the ways you interact with a computer each day. Any action you take, or even don't take, conveys some meaning. For example, when listening to your music collection, you might sometimes skip songs. What does that mean? There are a number of possibilities. Maybe you do not like the song that was playing, or it does not suit your current mood, or, possibly, you've listened to this song too much and would rather it be played less often. Is it possible to build a system that uses this information to learn which music you prefer and play it more often?

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LibrePlanet free software conference celebrates 10th anniversary, this weekend at MIT, March 24-25

This weekend, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) present the tenth annual LibrePlanet free software conference in Cambridge, March 24-25, 2018, at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and tackle challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2018 will feature sessions for all ages and experience levels. LibrePlanet's tenth anniversary theme is "Freedom Embedded." Embedded systems are everywhere, in cars, digital watches, traffic lights, and even within our bodies. We've come to expect that proprietary software's sinister aspects are embedded in software, digital devices, and our lives, too: we expect that our phones monitor our activity and share that data with big companies, that governments enforce digital restrictions management (DRM), and that even our activity on social Web sites is out of our control. This year's talks and workshops will explore how to defend user freedom in a society reliant on embedded systems. Read more Also: FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: March 23rd starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC