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Peru's president approves open-source bill

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OSS

The president of Peru, signed legislation this week that allows public institutions to consider adopting open-source software, another step forward for the open-software movement.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 Has Edge over Its StarOffice 8 Cousin

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OOo

When eWEEK Labs recently reviewed StarOffice 8, we were impressed by its broad platform support and low cost-two measures by which the Sun Microsystems Inc. office productivity suite edges out Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office 2003 but falls short compared with its open-source sibling, OpenOffice.org 2.0.

University traps infected PCs in its web

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OSS

A team of IT staffers at the University of Indianapolis last week showed off a bundle of open-source tools and scripts it uses to trap and isolate PCs infected by viruses or spyware.

LG3D-Livecd 2.3

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Linux
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A new concept is amongst us and lg3d is its name. I test drove the livecd this evening and I've never experienced anything quite like it before. I think this is an extremely bold and ambitious project. I hope they continue to improve this desktop because it is truly a one-of-a-kind. In a time when most distros follow a very similar formula, Looking Glass is going its own way.

Mandriva 2006.0

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MDV
Reviews

With the newest release, and all the hype of the merger with Conectiva and Lycoris, I felt it was time to take another look at Mandriva. Mandriva has delivered a fabulous, bleeding edge product in it's latest release. Unfortunately as has been the case with most Mandriva .0 releases the product is unstable and needing attention.

What do to when apt-get fails

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HowTos

When you install an application package in a Debian-based system, sometimes prerequisite application packages are unavailable. These missing packages are known as broken dependencies. Left unresolved, they can cripple your system's ability to install new packages.

The CUPS Printing System

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HowTos

CUPS is what its name says: a common UNIX printing system. This is a basic introduction to what CUPS is and why you might want to use it rather than LPD.

Sony awards prizes to university programming students

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Gaming

Sony Computer Entertainment has awarded prizes to three students using PlayStation2-Linux development kits donated by Sony.

Linux Kernel IPv6 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Security

Tetsuo Handa has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS.

Quake 4 Screenshots

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Gaming

id software released the long awaited Quake4 Tuesday and promised Linux binaries within the week. They had them posted in 2 days! Such commitment to Linux users should be rewarded. Phoronix has posted many screenshots to tempt even the most passive of souls.

When is Debian not Debian?

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Linux

There are times when I just want to crack some open-source heads together.

Take, please take, for example, the current fit in Debian circles over whether the DCC Alliance can use the Debian name or trademark.

Linux-powered handheld gaming gadget due Nov. 30

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Gaming

Several online stores are accepting pre-orders for an inexpensive handheld Linux gaming device expected to ship Nov. 30. The Gamepark Holdings GP2X-F100 features dual ARM9 processors, USB 2.0, and a 3.5-inch color LCD.

OpenOffice.org 2.0: An Office Suite With No Horizons

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OOo

Mad Penguin™ is running the third of three interviews with some of the people who have been hunkered down in endless meetings or hunched over their keyboards to bring us such a splendid, robust, virus-free code base. Today's interview is with OOo community manager, Louis Suarez-Potts.

Novell layoffs coming?

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Misc

Novell may lay off 10 to 15 percent of its staff as early as Monday, according to sources close to the company. It appears that one or more of the larger shareholders in the company are becoming worried about Novell's future.

Super 'Firefox' previewed

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Software

A BROWSER based on the open source browser Firefox, called Flock, has just been released and claims to give a taste of what life would be like under Web 2.

Quake 4 retail Linux client/server patch v1.0.2147

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Gaming

As promised, id Software has released the Linux retail client/server patch for Quake 4, offering Penguin-powered gamers the opportunity to play this sci-fi first-person shooter sequel by Raven Software on their OS of choice.

OpenOffice celebrates turning 2.0

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OOo

Programmers released version 2 of OpenOffice.org on Thursday, a major overhaul to an open-source software suite that has recently become a more serious rival to Microsoft Office.

Open-source software seen gaining in Europe

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OSS

Open-source software is gaining ground in Europe and the developing world, with users attracted by lower costs and accessibility, according to a recent study and industry observers.

Open Source Software: It's Not (Only) About the Money

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Forget about the money. Saving a few hundred dollars per seat won't balance out a project. Instead, consider the merits of each type of software. You may still be surprised.

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