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Story Linux 3.13-rc6 Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 9:34pm
Story Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Canonical Combats Criticism Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 9:54pm
Story I have no intention of ending my relationships with Linux Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:09pm
Story Xubuntu 13.10 - Same again please bartender Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:11pm
Story CyanogenMod Source Code for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now available Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:18pm
Story Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut Rianne Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Intel Releases A Boatload Of Haswell Documentation Roy Schestowitz 30/12/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 4:03pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 4:03pm
Story Leftovers: Applications Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2013 - 4:04pm

IE For Linux?

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the dominant Web browser (almost) since the birth of the Web. It runs on Microsoft's Windows and on Apple's Mac, but it has never been officially supported on Linux. A nascent open source effort called IEs 4 Linux is trying to change that.

No Flash 9 Alpha For Linux

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Everyone who has been anxiously awaiting a peek at Adobe's Flash Player 9 for Linux will have to wait until a well-scrubbed beta release becomes available.

Linux Desktops Sneak Into NSW Education

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SUSE

Despite a lacklustre policy towards Linux in schools, the NSW Department of Education will be dealing with more open source desktops as pilot projects begin across the state.

Firefox beta 2 out

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Although not as widely anticipated as some of the other products currently inching towards release, many web surfers are looking forward to version 2.0 of Firefox. The popular open-source browser has seen its release date pushed to late October, but those of you who are dying to get hold of the latest from Mozilla can download Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, which was made available earlier today.

Cold War Review by Micks

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Gaming

There was a time when many of us thought Cold War for Linux would never see the light of day. DreamCatcher Games, the game's original publisher for the Windows platform, decided they didn't really care for the (already finished) Linux and Mac OS X versions all that much (not to mention problems arising from use of certain copy prevention software which I will get to later) and Cold War shipped with only Windows binaries included on the DVD ROM back in September 2005.

VMware Server for Linux for Free

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VMware has a mature, well-engineered and versatile console for its server product. I hesitated to try it until contracted to do a comparison for a book. Now, I'm sold, even though I got VMware server for free.

Taking Fedora Core 6 Test 2 for a Live-Spin

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The FedoraUnity.org community group released a selection of "Live-Spins" of Fedora Core 5 and 6 recently and since I still have trouble with Anaconda liking my harddrive, I hoped I'd get to test a Fedora in the live cd format. I was fortunate and was able to get my first look at Fedora in quite a while. The isos are offered for Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 Test 2 in both cd and dvd for i386 and x86_64. I downloaded the 1.4 gig 386 DVD version.

Feature: Linux benefits for small businesses

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Linux and the applications written to run on the open-source operating system can offer a small business numerous advantages.

Novell starts stock option awards probe, makes third quarter loss

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SUSE

Novell is investigating stock option awards at the company, in the latest move by a US IT supplier to tackle possible stock option irregularities.

Open source - is it a risk for your business?

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OSS

Although there are many benefits to using open source software, Paul Barton, technology partner at law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP explains the legal issues end users must be aware of to avoid trouble.

NetBSD: Founder Fears End Of Project

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BSD

One of the NetBSD founders, Charles Hannum, has sent an email to the netbsd-users list enumerating the problems with NetBSD. He mentions that the major problem with NetBSD is the NetBSD Foundation interfering with the development.

Taking an OpenReports test drive

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Reviews

Business Intelligence (BI) software, those tools and suites that take the raw minings of your databases and turn them into comprehensible signposts and mappings that lead toward profits, is a hot market today. One of the more talked-about open source solutions is OpenReports, a GPLed, Web-based BI report generation system whose first stable, milestone release of its 2.0 series has just come out.

NWN 1.68 Update Released

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Gaming

Neverwinter Nights is a computer game set in a huge medieval fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. This role-playing game puts you at the center of an epic tale of faith, war, and betrayal. Version 1.68 for Neverwinter Nights has been released by Bioware with various changes.

Open Source Can Save Danes $94 Million

The Open Source Business Association estimates that the whole of government (including local government) could save 550 million kroner by migrating to OpenOffice.org and ODF. That’s around 94 million US Dollars. Quite a lot of money for a small country like Denmark.

Freespire 1.0

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So, what is Freespire? It is essentially the free (as in beer) counterpart to Linspire, which, in turn, is based on Debian and will cost you at least about fifty American Dollars. Freespire aims to be to Linspire what Fedora is to Red Hat - a free, community project.

OOoBasic crash course: Beautifying words and making them smarter

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HowTos

In a previous OOoBasic Crash Course article, we learned how to grab a current word and send it to an external application. Let's see what else we can do with a selected word.

Book Review: Suse Linux by Chris Brown

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Have you been itching to try Suse Linux but didn't know how to get started? Okay, I confess — I know I have. Not sure why, but Suse looks a little more intimidating than Ubuntu, and it isn't. That's why Chris Brown's book is great.

PCLinuxOS Magazine Project Initial Issue Released!

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the September 2006 introductory issue is available for download!  We've put a lot of effort into producing a quality magazine made for the community, by the community.

UFO:Alien Invasion 2.0-RC4 Released

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Gaming

A new version of UFO:Alien Invasion was released. This release includes a lot of bugfixes and some exciting new features such as a new sound renderer api, a new production system, updated and new maps, and multiplayer is working again. Read More Here.

People Behind KDE: Celeste Lyn Paul

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KDE

Today's People Behind KDE features the American lass who is forging the KDE 4 Human Interface Guidelines. Find out the advantage of a hobby against job, what is wrong with Fruit Salad plus the good fortune of one KDE convert as we interview Celeste Lyn Paul.

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