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Sizing up the Linux desktop market, part 2

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Linux

In part two of our conversation with Iams, the analyst names the rising Linux desktop vendors to keep an eye on, offers migration advice for companies considering Linux on the desktop and explains why "Windows versus desktop Linux" is essentially a non-story right now.

UK AWE adopts Open Source Systems

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OSS

The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment plc (AWE) is using a visualization cluster system based on open source software.

Everyday Linux Gripes

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Linux

I've sometimes been labeled a cheerleader for Free Software. This doesn't bother me too much; there's no doubt that I am a lot more gung-ho on Linux and related technologies than most of my colleagues. But lest I seem like a full-time penguin apologist who can't fairly critique his platform of choice, I'm using this month's Free Agent to revel in that oldest pastime of tech columnists: I'm going to gripe.

M$ expands Windows anti-piracy program

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. is adopting more stringent controls for registering legitimate copies of its flagship Windows operating system in an effort to curtail piracy of its products worldwide, the world's largest software maker said on Tuesday.

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Mozilla.org Site Hit With Access Glitches

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Moz/FF
Web

The Mozilla Foundation's main Web site is suffering from intermittent performance problems. Approximately 15 percent of the requests from mid-day Sunday through mid-day Monday failed entirely.

AMD Hits Server Milestone

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Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices says it has cracked the 10 percent mark in x86 server processor shipments.

UK anti-spam policies failing

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Security

ISPs and the government are doing little to tackle the spam problem, according to the annual report from the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO).

You Can Use the Desktop on a Laptop Now

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Linux

Recently, I had the opportunity to install Linux on an IBM ThinkPad, and both ingenuity and a commitment to complete the job were required. That's not what I expected at the start. I found Linux useful immediately. Later...

Tech VIPs say future belongs to open source

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OSS

A panel of high-profile industry players weighed in Thursday on whether the world will ultimately turn to open source as a means for solving its software needs, with the overriding view being "yes."

Linux desktop market still wait-and-see

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Linux

The solid growth of Linux of late serves to dismiss even the most outrageous of anti-Linux campaigns as more of a dud than FUD. But what of the much-ballyhooed Linux desktop, which has yet to catch on in the enterprise like its server-side sibling?

Lost a BlackBerry? Data Could Open A Security Breach

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Security

The ability to carry vast amounts of data in small but easily misplaced items such as computer memory sticks and mobile e-mail devices has transformed the way Americans work, but it has also increased the risk that a forgotten BlackBerry or lost cell phone could amount to a major security breach.

M$ Previews Xbox 360 Games

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Gaming

Games for the upcoming console show impressive graphics, sound, and details.

Don't believe the tech security myths

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Security

A Gartner analyst has sought to debunk the most common security myths affecting the technology industry.

ELectronic Arts to make games based on Rings books

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Gaming

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Monday said it has acquired the rights to develop games based on the popular "Lord of the Rings" book series, in addition to rights it holds for titles derived from the recent hit movies.

Offering a bounty for security bugs

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Security

TippingPoint--part of 3Com--is soliciting hackers to report vulnerabilities in exchange for money.

House OKs Missions To Moon, Mars

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Sci/Tech

The House Friday overwhelmingly endorsed President Bush's vision to send man back to the Moon and eventually on to Mars as it passed a bill to set NASA policy for the next two years.

People Behind KDE » Thiago Macieira

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KDE

I develop some code in kdelibs (mostly libkdecore) and I am currently the maintainer of the low-level networking code. I have also contributed to the ioslaves, as an extension of my own networking framework, and a bit regarding encodings/Unicode-issues.

Pitfalls In An Open-Source World

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OSS

Problems don't just show up in the technology; Developers need to pay attention to where code comes from and to licensing issues

Thermalright XP-90 and XP-90C

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Hardware
Reviews

From the slurp and drool dept:

Today I have two coolers designed and built by them which many people love and will love, the XP-90 and the XP-90C, which are very sought after within the overclocking crowd. Let us see if they are worthy of the reputation Thermalright has built over the years.

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Programming/Development: fwupd, LLVM and More

  • CSR devices now supported in fwupd
    The BlueCore CSR chips are used everywhere. If you have a “wireless” speaker or headphones that uses Bluetooth there is a high probability that it’s using a CSR chip inside. This makes the addition of CSR support into fwupd a big deal to access a lot of vendors. It’s a lot easier to say “just upload firmware” rather than “you have to write code” so I think it’s useful to have done this work.
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  • Most Software Code Will Be Written By Machines By 2040, Researchers Predict
    Imagine a scenario where a programmer needs to follow a couple of tried and tested procedures to write code that becomes a part of a bigger program that needs some insightful contribution from another programmer. So, is the first programmer really needed? Can’t we find a robotic replacement for the same? In the past, GitHub CEO had already made a prediction which says that future of coding is no coding at all. A similar speculation has been made by the researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, who have said that machines will write most of their own code by 2040.
  • Hazelcast joins Eclipse, JCache is key focal point
    Open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has joined the Eclipse Foundation – and it has done so for a reason. Hazelcast’s primary focus will be on JCache the Eclipse MicroProfile and EE4J. In particular, Hazelcast will be collaborating with members to popularize JCache, a Java Specification Request (JSR-107). So what place does JCache fill in the universe then?

Software: Darktable, VLC, Mesa, Audacity, Toplip, GNUstep

  • Darktable 2.4-RC1 Rolls Out With Windows Support, OpenCL Improvements
    The open-source Darktable RAW photography software that's long been available for Linux and macOS has finally been ported to Microsoft Windows. But fortunately that's not all to be found in Darktable 2.4. While Windows support is their big headline feature of Darktable 2.4, the RC1 release that came out today is also packed with other improvements.
  • Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More
    Another week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s most popular open-source graphics drivers.
  • Toplip – A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility
    There are numerous file encryption tools available on the market to protect your files. We have already reviewed some encryption tools such as Cryptomater, Cryptkeeper, CryptGo, Cryptr, Tomb, and GnuPG etc. Today, we will be discussing yet another file encryption and decryption command line utility named “Toplip”. It is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called AES256, along with an XTS-AES design to safeguard your confidential data. Also, it uses Scrypt, a password-based key derivation function, to protect your passphrases against brute-force attacks.
  • GNUstep Takes Another Step Forward For Implementing Apple's Cocoa Frameworks
    GNUstep is the long-standing free software project working to implement Apple's Cocoa Objective-C frameworks used by macOS. The GNU project has made new releases of their GUI and Back libraries. GNUstep GUI 0.26 is out this morning as the latest update to their graphical user-interface library. GNUstep GUI 0.26 has a number of compatibility improvements, translation updates, mouse tracking logic improvements, bug fixes, and other work.

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