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Story Raising Linux to Grow Open Source Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:30am
Story Linux Jobs Report: Linux Pros Work For the Love of Linux, Cutting-Edge Tech Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:22am
Story Systemd dominates and Debian, Ubuntu, Git updates – Linux Snippets Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:10am
Story Free cloud access to IBM Power servers for Linux Developers Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 8:05am
Story Phusion Releases Robust Docker Base Image Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:49am
Story Steam OS, client update brings audio improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2014 - 7:42am
Story OpenDaylight: Open Source Programming to the Software-Defined Network Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 11:18pm
Story What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'? Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 11:11pm
Story Tizen-based Samsung smartwatch rumored Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 9:55pm
Story French local politicians support free software Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 7:45pm

Enterprise Unix Roundup: SUSE Linux Enterprise Arrives

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Linux

If anyone was surprised about the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Desktop (SLES or SLED) 10 this week, we would like them to contact us and let us know where they were on vacation because it sounds like seclusion we could use.

Secure messenger to guard against totalitarian governments

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Software

Aged geeks should remember the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) well. The hacker group was particularly famous for its easy-to-use Back Orifice spyware trojan has released an open source client that secures your instant messenger communications over the Internet.

New UFO: Alien Invasion Release 2.0-rc4

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Gaming

UFO: AI is a turn based overhead tactical combat sim with research trees. Your mission is to fight back against the alien horde attempting to invade Earth. UFO: Alien Invasion is out with a new release in their 2.0 cycle.

Linux free, easy & secure

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Linux

The operating system would be free and open, and based around Unix – the commercial operating system used all over the world by companies, governments and universities. The project received overwhelming support, and nobody could have known then that, in just a few years, it would become one of the most powerful operating systems in existence.

Microsoft Promises

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Microsoft

Every nursing home posts a Patients Rights list. In our world, Microsoft has recently announced "Twelve Tenets to Promote Competition". It is designed to serve the same purpose as posting patient rights in nursing homes.

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JBoss Denies Novell Claim of License Change

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SUSE

Red Hat Inc's JBoss division has denied that it has made any licensing changes that would have prompted Novell Inc to drop its Java application server from its SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution.

Web Browser Smackdown: IE7 vs. Firefox 2 vs. Opera 9

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Software

Right at this moment, big changes have or are about to occur in three well-known browsers: Internet Explorer is finally being updated, with version 7 in its third beta and almost ready to roll out the door; Firefox is also ripening an upgrade beta for its Version 2.0—it's in beta 1; and finally Opera, which has a devoted but smaller following, has recently come out with Version 9.0. So, three new browsers in the same year, after no action for a half decade. How do they stack up?

Dual-booting Windows and Linux the easy way

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HowTos

The Gnome Partition Editor Live CD is a simple tool that will shrink a (usually "the") Windows partition on your hard drive, then make Linux partitions almost automatically. These four videos step you through the process of downloading GPartEd (the program's nickname) from SourceForge.net, defragmenting Windows, shrinking your Windows partition, and installing the three most commonly-used Linux partitions. As a free bonus, a fifth video will show you how to uninstall Linux and stretch your shrunk-down Windows partitition until it once again takes up your whole hard drive.

SCO Claims IBM Destroyed Crucial Evidence

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Misc

The SCO Group versus IBM lawsuit is growing ever more desperate--and ever more weird. The latest twist: Buried in a new filing from SCO is a claim that International Business Machines destroyed evidence.

Galician Government Representative Meets KDE Translators

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KDE

Last Saturday, a representative from the Galician Government in Spain met members of the Trasno project. This project includes Free Software volunteer translators for the Galician language, from a wide range of Free software projects including KDE.

Free and Open Source Software at the United Nations

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OSS

A digital divide exists between communities in their access to computers, the Internet, and other technologies. This article looks at how various United Nations agencies use free and open source software to meet the goal of putting technology at the service of people around the world.

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Security: The adventure continues — SELinux

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HowTos

An advantage of upgrading to the latest Fedora Core version (5) is the latest and greatest in SELinux advances. I mentioned in a previous article that a plethora of Linux kernel improvements were available, and SELinux was one of them.

Please Submit your Open Source Resume in Word

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Misc

I had email today from Studio B. Apparently they are looking for technical writers in some specific areas. I'm neither interested nor qualified (and if elected, I will not serve) but I had to raise my eyebrows at this kicker: If this is of interest, please submit your resume, in Microsoft Word format...

A Gentoo diary part 1

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Gentoo

It's been a while since I promised to write about my Gentoo desktops. In the intro, I gave some general information about Gentoo, and explained my setup. This time I set up an old 300 mHz server with Gentoo, tried to make distributed compiling work, learned a bit more about Windowmaker, tried to get a Broadcom Wireless card working on a laptop, switched to Grub, and finally got rid of Xmms.

Shuttleworth computer labs ransacked

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Misc

Two of the computer laboratories set up in Cape Town schools by the Shuttleworth Foundation were ransacked during the three-week school holiday which ended on Friday.

Report advocates open-source approach for software acquisition

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OSS

A recently released Defense Department report on technology development methodologies advocates more use of open-source software and suggests ways it can be incorporated into the procurement cycle. Resuse can save money by promoting reuse of software across the different defense agencies, the report contends.

Realising the true value of Freedom

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OSS

Many people who use free software including GNU/Linux take it for granted and do not even think twice about supporting the software they enjoy using. But suppose tomorrow, the rule of law passes a decree that using GPLed free software is against the law and prohibits the sharing of free software including GNU/Linux distributions.

Making the message stick

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OSS

What is a freedom league without a bit of guerrilla branding? In an effort to increase the exposure of its cause, the Geek Freedom League (GFL) is calling on geeks to use GFL-branded stickers in ingenious ways.

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