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Open Source Goes Main Street

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OSS

Mozilla and the Debian Core Consortium are only two examples of a trend of open-source projects morphing into open-source businesses.

Study: Linux Exposure Causes Insanity

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Humor

"Linux is unsafe at any refresh rate."

That's the summary of the latest report from the prestigious Blartner Group, this time warning that prolonged exposure to Linux and other Open Source projects can cause "severe, irreversible mental illness."

Suspicions fade over Linux trademark move

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Linux

Linux Australia (LA) has moved to reassure the community that letters sent out by a lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds are part of a legitimate process to ensure the open source software's creator maintains control of the 'Linux' trademark.

Patent system's problems defy easy solutions

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Legal

In the early 1800s, the U.S. patent office was housed at a converted hotel in Washington, D.C., and when applications were approved, a clerk would ride the agency's pony across town to get the president's signature on them.

GPL 3 likely to appear in early 2007

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OSS

The next version of the GPL (General Public License), GPL 3, is likely to appear in early 2007, according to a board member of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) who is working on drafting the future release.

Bully draws protesters to Rockstar's front doors

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Gaming

Washington, D.C.-based group marches on developer's Manhattan headquarters to protest marketing of violent games to children.

Hacking Elevators 101!

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Hardware

Ever wonder how to hack an elevator to own it for your trip and not be stopped on any other floors?

Turning Your Printer Into A Paper Shredder

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Hardware

Laser printers are infamous for shredding papers instead of printing them. But what about turning your printer into a high-volume paper shredder - on purpose?

Corporate Mozilla gets thumbs-up from industry

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Software

The IT industry has reacted positively to the Mozilla Foundation's decision to create a commercial subsidiary that will be responsible for the development and distribution of its open-source products.

Review: Lunar Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Lunar Linux is based on the Source Mage distribution, but, as indicated on the project's Web site, Lunar Linux developers have rewritten both the install code and the package management code in an effort to increase its user-friendliness. A user-friendly source-based distribution?

Online scams net criminals £2.75 billion

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Security

Gartner estimates some three million US consumers had $2.75bn stolen out of their bank accounts in the 12 months ending May 2005.

SymphonyOS - Act II (Alpha 4)

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Linux
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SymphonyOS is proud to announce the release of Alpha 4, as seen on Distrowatch and the Symphony website. Tuxmachines is proud to take a look! I first became aquainted with Symphony back in May with the release of Alpha 3 and was quite impressed at that time with Symphony's unique desktop. As we take a look at this newest release today, we will be concentrating on what's new and improved.

Linux Code Grows as Defects Decline

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Linux

Between December 2004 and July 2005, the "defect density" in the Linux kernel has fallen from 0.17 to 0.16 and all serious defects have been corrected, a new report out from code analysis firm Coverity asserts.

Cisco.com website breached - customers warned

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Security

Cisco is advising customers to update passwords for the company's web portal following a security breach reported this morning.

One blog created 'every second'

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Web

The blogosphere is continuing to grow, with a weblog created every second, according to blog trackers Technorati.

FCC may change Internet service rules

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Web

The Federal Communications Commission could make it more difficult for independent Internet providers to offer high-speed service.

IBM Pulls Open-Source License

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OSS

IBM has abused the software's open-source status to enjoy marketing and user acceptance benefits, Jonathan Eunice, principal analyst with Illuminata, argued. By revoking the open-source status, the company undermines the value of open source.

Windows offers new vistas of spending

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Microsoft

People wanting to upgrade to Windows Vista are likely to need not only a new computer with more robust hardware, but a new monitor as well.

Mozilla Foundation Reorganization

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Moz/FF

On August 3rd, 2005, the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit public benefit software development organization, launched a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Corporation is a taxable subsidiary that serves the non-profit, public benefit goals of its parent, the Mozilla Foundation, and will be responsible for product development, marketing and distribution of Mozilla products.

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