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The GoblinX 1.3 rc01(release candidate) is out

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Linux

The first release candidate of GoblinX 1.3 is out today.
The release candidate is out to anyone who wants to test and know more about the next release, also we wish that you report any error or bugs found while using the release candidate version.

Tremulous released the Standalone Version!

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Gaming

Tremulous is Released and you can Download it for free! Tremulous is a free open-source game like Nexuiz and stands under GPL, you have to fight as a team and destroy enemys structures to win.

Duke Nukem Forever

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Reviews

One of the perks of writing for a site as big as Ars is the fact that sometimes you get stuff in the mail. A few days ago I received a few DVD-ROMs from 3D Realms containing some old E3 footage of Duke Nukem Forever, and I was shocked to find there was a playable demo spread across the four DVDs. Would I be one of the first people to actually play this game?

Canonical has asked for nUbuntu to Cease Development

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Ubuntu

In an email I received from Canonical today, they have stated that nUbuntu must cease development. Their reasoning behind this is that the ideas behind nUbuntu are giving Canonical & Ubuntu a badname.

SuSE 10.1 Beta 9 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Welcome to another episode of "As the Beta Turns." When last we left our illustrious hero we found that many improvements were made and obvious bugs were down to a minimum. Software Manager was heard saying, "pacman-1.001 was successfully installed." We pick up in today's episode when Software Manager says, "Can't read installation sources!" <dum dum duummm>

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The LinuxWorld Rumor Mill

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Linux

I could tell you what you will see at LinuxWorld Boston this coming week, but what's the fun in that? Instead, here are some of the rumors I've been hearing about that may come up at the show.

Linux growth 'to outstrip Windows by a factor of 3'

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Linux

Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle.

MINIX Gets (X) Windows

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OS

"With X Windows and over 400 UNIX programs, including emacs, vi, cc, gcc, perl, python, ssh, and many more, it is on the way to becoming a serious system," Tanenbaum said.

Microsoft claims breakthrough at EU antitrust hearing

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Microsoft

Microsoft left a two-day antitrust hearing in Brussels Friday claiming it had reached a breakthrough with European regulators. But the claim of a breakthrough was exaggerated, according to two other people involved in the closed-door hearing.

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It's a Linux World

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Linux

Yours truly and other Linux aficionados will be in Boston next week for the love fest known as Linux World Conference and Expo.

This year's show is gearing up to represent the year of the ecosystem, as there won't be any major distribution announcements from the Linux heavies.

TUX Issue Preview: April 2006

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Linux

TUX's Editor in Chief offers a peek at what you can expect in the next issue. A distribution smackdown is going on, and it looks to be a no-rules brawl. That's right, TUX is cooking up something special for its first anniversary issue.

Virtualisation: The cure for all software installation ills?

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Software

Analysis: The likes of VMware and XenSource think it might be, and some analysts agree

Week in review: Apple marks three decades

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Mac

Like the co-worker who doesn't seem to want a big deal made of an upcoming birthday, Apple Computer marked its 30 years in existence as if it were just another day at the office. But for Apple fans, the world changed when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak decided to shift their focus to making computers.

tuxmachines' new rig

As many of you know, my old AMD 2800+ system popped a vessel approximately two weeks ago and a friend suggested I post a request for donations to help fund the purchase of new equipment. The response was great and we raised over 200 USD in 3 days. I purchased an Asus A8V motherboard, AMD 64 3700+ and 1 gig of Kingston HyperX DDR400 memory for a final pricetag with shipping of $439.

More Heads Roll at Novell

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SUSE

The chief operating officer of Novell’s Suse Linux group is the latest senior manager set to leave the company.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I'm continually astounded by the depth and variety of the tools available for Linux, particularly for system administrators or even those who run just a regular Linux workstation. While other administrators in my Windows shop struggle with costly Windows GUI-based programs to get their data, I just smile and go back to my toolbox. What follows are some useful programs that I use on a daily basis.

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Linux 4.9.95

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