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Linux Goes Mainstream

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Linux

When Oracle's buttoned-down president Charles Phillips gives the opening keynote address and there's not a silly penguin costume in sight, you know the grownups are in charge at this year's LinuxWorld.

M$ lures Linux World attendees with pizzas

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Microsoft

Microsoft enticed me away from LinuxWorld with an offer of "free pizza" for lunch. I figured I'd be around for a couple more days of Linux, so I went for the free pizza.

Novell offers Windows to Linux migration

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Software

In a bid to entice enterprises to transfer core workgroup services from Windows or NetWare over to Linux, Novell today unveiled an enhanced version of its Open Enterprise Server which features improved migration functionality.

Gentoo releases Live CD

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Gentoo

Gentoo developers released a version of the Linux distribution that can be run directly from a CD on Tuesday, so that people can try the OS without installing it.

M$ moves goalposts in Google battle

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Legal

In a likely effort to remove local bias in favor of Google, Microsoft is attempting to shift Google's countersuit in the Kai-Fu Lee case from a California court to federal court.

Linux-head runs Doom on iPod

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Gaming

Tech-savvy Linux users are hacking colour-screened versions of the device to explore another kind of Doom - this time from ID Software. Hard-working iPod Linux developer 'Kyle' has reworked Doom so that it will play on the device.

The Hidden Costs of Dual-Core Processors

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Hardware

Enterprise managers are wondering whether there are any potential hidden costs involving the use of dual-core processors. In particular, questions have emerged about power consumption, heat dissipation and software licensing, for example.

Doctors perform surgery over the web

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Sci/Tech

Scientists in Australia have used internet links to successfully perform microsurgery on cells located thousands of miles away in a southern California laboratory.

Students Charged With Computer Trespass

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Legal

They're being called the Kutztown 13 - a group of high schoolers charged with felonies for bypassing security with school-issued laptops, downloading forbidden Internet goodies and using monitoring software to spy on district administrators.

HP's Fink Speaks at Linuxworld

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Linux

HP's Fink offers a challenge to IBM and Sun to drop their open source licensing schemes & adopt the GPL and announces collaboration with universities in an effort to adapt Linux for its NonStop servers.

Man dies after 50 hours of computer games

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Gaming

A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

M$ throwing in the towel?

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Microsoft

Within days of implementing Windows Genuine Advantage, hackers had found and posted 3 ways to by-pass the new anti-piracy program. Now M$ states WGA was not designed to catch counterfeiters or prevent hacks.

CodeWeavers Announces Game Support in Crossover

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In a press release published today, CodeWeavers announced they will be including support for Windows versions of many popular games as well as the MacOS in an upcoming version of Crossover.

New Nvidia Linux Display Driver

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Software

Version: 1.0-7676
Operating System: Linux IA32, AMD64/EM64T
Release Date: August 9, 2005

Dell defection from Intel is a brain twister

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TWO THINGS THAT SOME people missed in the Nvidia Dell press release yesterday - but not us - were the fact that it wasn't an Intel chipset in a Dell box and the release of a true 2x 16x PCIe slot motherboard with a single CPU.

Torvalds: How to Keep Linux Kernel on Course

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"I'm certainly pleased, and judging from the reactions we had at the Linux Kernel Summit in Ottawa a few weeks ago, most everybody else is too," states Linus Torvalds, the founder of the Linux operating system.

Open-Source Database Technologies Flourish

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OSS

Acceptance of the commercial open-source model is more evident than ever. The database is, and will always be, a critical component of the application stack, O'Grady said. And as LinuxWorld shows, options for that stack are viable and vibrant.

Foolproofing Open Source

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Guess what? In the coming months, your company may very well hear from those involved in updating the GPL. The next version of the license is being drafted now under the direction of the Free Software Foundation. This may be the first time in history that customers themselves have been asked to help define the terms of a software license.

Red Hat bangs security drum

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Banging the security drum at the Linuxworld tradeshow in San Francisco Red Hat today unveiled an initiative dubbed Security in a Networked World.

U.S. cities focus on spy cameras

The striking images of London subway bombers captured by the city's extensive video surveillance system and a rising sense that similar attacks could happen in the U.S. are renewing interest in expanding police camera surveillance of America's public places.

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