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XGL - An Xserver framework based on OpenGL

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Now a days, you see a lot of excitement over XGL - the X server architecture layered on top of OpenGL. What this means is that you can see a flurry of activity on the desktop front, including special effects which would put even the upcoming Microsoft Vista OS to shame.

My sysadmin toolbox

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run two servers that host a couple of Web sites for customers, including two wikis and a forum, and ordinary static HTML sites. The wikis, the photo gallery, and the phpBB forum are especially important to keep an eye on. The maintenance of the Web server and the mail server is a one-man show, so I have to watch them all the time and try to automate whatever is possible. My toolbox includes Mutt, rss2email, Midnight Commander, and more.

Health, nutrition, and diet apps for Linux

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If your goal is to get fit or stay fit in 2006, here are several diet and nutrition applications for Linux that will help you keep your resolutions all year long.

CrossOver Office Now Shipping For Linspire

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CodeWeavers and Linspire on Wednesday announced CrossOver Office for Linspire 5.0, the first time the software has been made available for the Linspire Linux OS.

Final Gnome 2.12 version released

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The Gnome project Wednesday released version 2.12.3 of its popular Linux desktop, the final release in the 2.12 branch. Version 2.13 will be skipped, and the next edition, v2.14, is already well into development, the project said.

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BitTorrent to crack down on use of name

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The creators of the BitTorrent file-swapping application will soon begin cracking down on how other software developers use the BitTorrent name, company President Ashwin Navin said Monday.

Opera 9p2 Mini Tour

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Today we were treated to the Opera 9 Technological Preview 2. Featuring some terrific new options, I'm sure we'll start seeing bits and pieces in user's screenshots all over the web. The big new additions are bittorrent support and what they call widgets. I think of them more as applets.

Opera 9 Pre-2 Released, Opens New Portal

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The latest technology preview of Opera 9 is available today. We've added several big features – including BitTorrent support and Widgets. Give it a shot and let us know what you think.

At the Sounding Edge: Article 24

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In this month's installment, I look at a few notable developments going on in that scene today. Then, I present some specific news about how I'm getting along with LilyPond these days.

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Opera Pushes BitTorrent, Widgets In 9.0 Preview

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Opera Software will release a preview of its next browser, Opera 9.0, on Tuesday with integrated support for BitTorrent downloads, a dozen "widgets," and other enhancements to keep it competitive with rivals such as Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 1.5.

VMware Server goes free (but not open)

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As expected, VMware Inc. announced on February 6th that it was releasing a no-cost version of its VMware Server line. While not open-source, this entry-level virtualization server enables users to partition x86 and x86-64 Linux and Windows servers into multiple virtual machines (VMs).

Also: VMware Updates Delayed

Virtualization companies vie for advantage

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Three companies selling software to let servers run software more efficiently will try to advance their respective fortunes Monday with new software, a new partnership and a new promotion.

Mini Review: Opera 8.5

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I'm a two browser man. Or rather: I used to be. For a long time I have been using Konqueror and Opera 7 more or less concurrently, depending on the task at hand. I've always liked Opera for its polished, intuitive GUI, and the good rendering engine. However, something always made me go back to Konq, it just felt better for some tasks.

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YA My sysadmin toolbox

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I've been working as a Linux admin for more than six years, and using Linux for a little longer. Like a lot of Linux administrators, I started with Red Hat, but now I use Debian stable at work and Gentoo at home. Recently, NewsForge asked readers to "let us know about your most valuable utilities." Here are mine.

Which Internet Browser?

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If you're fed up with Microsoft's domination of the browser market and want to experience new features like tabbed browsing before Internet Explorer 7 hits the streets, then here's a round-up of some of the more popular alternatives available and the ones that I have on my system...

VMware goes to free with Server product

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As anticipated, VMware has created a free version of its server partitioning software in the hopes of drawing new customers to its technology. In addition, the move counters open source rival XenSource, which gives away core server virtualization technology known as a hypervisor.

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