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TUX Takes January Off

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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.

I'm Dreaming of a Wh(it)e Christmas

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Christmas and the New Year is a time for giving, for rushing to the shops and finding that special gift for that special someone. Of course, things are not easy when that special someone is a technically-oriented person (aka gadget freak).

Has Google Become More "Evil" Than Microsoft?

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What's going on here? Isn't Microsoft supposed to be the bad guys, while Google is the "do-no-evil" company?

Well, the "do-no-evil" days are long past. The AOL deal made that clear.

The NewsForge last minute holiday geek gift guide

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Having trouble coming up with last minute gift ideas? Yeah, we've been there too. If you need a few ideas, we've come up with a list of gift ideas from our own wishlists that should make any geek happy.

Google trumps Microsoft by taking $1.4b AOL stake

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Google has agreed to pay US$1 billion ($1.45 billion) for 5 per cent of Time Warner's America Online unit, shutting out rival bidder Microsoft, said a source familiar with the discussions. "It's a pre-emptive move against Microsoft."

Bruce Perens' Forecasts for 2006

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  • Trouble ahead for PHP

  • Java begins its decline as an Enterprise Platform
  • Native Linux APIs gain ground as a Cellular Applications Platform

It pays to be a Novell exec

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According to the press release, "During the fourth fiscal quarter 2005, Novell recognized Linux platform revenue of $61 million, which was up 418 percent from the year ago quarter." Sounds impressive, doesn't it?

High-tech gift ideas, items in wee sizes, at tiny prices

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Ask your favorite techies what they want for the holidays, and they'll probably suggest a 50-inch plasma television, the hottest Windows laptop or a 60-gigabyte iPod.

ODF: The Better, More Affordable Office Standard?

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Opinion: If you take a close look, as many people have, it's clear that ODF, and not Open XML, is the better document standard.

Gifts for geeks

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It's that time of year when those close to us are (hopefully) thinking hard about what to get us for Christmas. Unless you want a pack of DVD-Rs and a mousepad in your stocking, you'd better act quick. Here are our picks for the festive season.

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