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A Firefox for music?

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Moz/FF

Lord's new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software called "Songbird," based on much of the same underlying open-source technology as the Firefox Web browser.

Sun: No Rush to Open Software

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OSS

Those who hope Sun Microsystems Inc. will open-source all of its software products anytime soon are in for a big disappointment.

Miro Transfers all Rights to Mambo Open Source CMS

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Software

Today, Peter Lamont, CEO of Miro, signed a legal deed granting to the Mambo Foundation the rights and interests in the Mambo name, logo, and associated trademarks.

Linux Distributor Mandriva Adds Internet Telephony

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MDV
Sci/Tech

Linux distributor Mandriva on Wednesday said it has integrated Internet telephony software from Skype into the open-source operating system.

Lightweight podcatching client targets Linux users

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Software

There's a new, minimalistic -- and reportedly fast -- podcatching client for Linux now available for free download. BashPodder is a podcatching client written in bash code that requires the bash shell, wget, and sed -- all three of which are typically installed on any Linux system.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.1 Released

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Eight weeks after 2.0, our first update remedies minor bugs and brings new features. For example, it is now possible to disable and hide particular application settings, which comes in handy for central administration in networks.

Interop: Giants, Start-ups Examine Open Source

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OSS

From giants such as Sun and Computer Associates (CA) to start-ups such as Sourcefire and GroundWorks, companies are now stepping in to the open source market from a variety of directions and perspectives, as evidenced at last week's Interop show in New York City.

Build the Perfect Desktop With KDE

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KDE

KDE is an excellent desktop. Today we'll look at what sort of applications are available for KDE, where to find them, and some ideas for building your own super-powered Kryptonite-proof workstation, customized to your exacting personal specs.

High Dynamic Range images under Linux

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Linux

Not all image files are created equal. Most of us know this from working with the everyday formats like PNG, JPEG, and TIFF, each of which has its own pros and cons. But cutting-edge applications from cinematography to computer vision demand more range, color depth, and accuracy than these formats can deliver. That demand drove the development of what are called High Dynamic Range file formats. Luckily for us, Linux is a first-class citizen in the HDR image world.

Mod Auth MySQL Under Apache 2 and Debian

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HowTos

This guide will show you how to use mod_auth_mysql with Apache 2 and Debian.

Firstly if you haven't alrteady done so throw some of the essentials on such as Apache 2 / PHP 4 / MySQL

When the Weather Inside Is Frightful

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Hardware

Despite all the advisories and plain old common sense about the importance of maintaining a steady temperature in the data center, Uptime Institute had a nasty surprise when it measured cooling in 19 computer rooms. The institute concluded that most server rooms cannot properly handle their installed equipment loads.

The top five open source stories to follow in 2006

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OSS

Following a year that bore witness to the proliferation of open source business applications and increased adoption of Linux across the board, experts predict that 2006 will be another big year for open source.

UT2004 Hotfix for the Hotfix: v3369.2

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Gaming

A new patch has been released to fix a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 that got turned off by accident in 3369.1.

The Inverse Extension Design Pattern

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HowTos

In an inheritance hierarchy, permit each parent class's method to extend its child class's method so it can act as a decorator for its child class's behavior.

Open source principles just the beginning

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OSS

Four information technology companies, seven American universities and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced that they are adopting new guidelines for open source software.

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Network profiles for a laptop

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HowTos

This article explains how to configure networking in a very pleasant way, so that it works automatically wherever you go. It is adaptable to lots of uses, and may be usefull even if you don't use Wifi but connect to multiple networks.

TUX Takes January Off

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Misc

Tis the season and all, and like many of us this time of year, the TUX team is taking a little time off. We won't be publishing a January 2006 issue, but we'll be back and rejuvenated in time to roll out the February 2006 issue with a New Editor in Chief.

Book Review: The Debian System

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Reviews

Debian Linux (or GNU/Linux) provides more than 15,000 packages on 18 CDs. But you only need one CD to get started, and that one's bound in with Krafft's extraordinary book.

Is an open-source "dump extractor" threatening Xbox 360 security?

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Gaming

Last 8 December, an independent Web site serving the Xbox gaming community revealed that an unknown Dutch group of programmers (perhaps numbering as few as one) released several binary images of Xbox 360 game discs through the Internet, along with a so-called "dump extractor" command line tool that would enable individuals to scan and examine the contents of these images.

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