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Google trumps Microsoft by taking $1.4b AOL stake

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Misc

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."

Kororaa - Revisited

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Almost a month ago I attempted an install of Gentoo using Kororaa and it didn't quite go as hoped. About a week ago Chris, of Kororaa, writes to mention that he released Beta2-r1. He stated that he was finally able to find a machine that would reproduce my error and thought he had fixed it. He asked if I could test it, and I apologize for the delay, but today I finally did. So, what happened this time?

Author Robin Miller discusses OOo 2.0

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Software

Author Robin Miller was online Friday, Dec. 16th to discuss the OpenOffice.org suite of office productivity software and his new book "Point and Click: OpenOffice.org."

Linux Tutorial: The Shell

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HowTos

With the modernization and creation of a lot of newer GUI-based tools, the shell is becoming increasingly un-required to perform many tasks. But the shell is a very powerful place, and a lot is achieved through it.

People Behind KDE: Debian Qt/KDE Packagers

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KDE

A special treat on tonight's People Behind KDE as we bring you the Debian Qt KDE Packagers. A whole seven interviews in one!

Why Some Linux News Sites Aren't Succeeding

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Web

I always hate it when a Linux "news" website publishes things that aren't news. It would be like having a hosting website that doesn't do hosting...what's the point really?

Survey: Evil Geniuses Less Interested In World Domination

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Humor

Facing growing expenses and a lack of motivation, many of the world's leading evil geniuses and conspirators are no longer plotting world domination, according to a new survey conducted by the US Census Bureau.

Gaim 2.0.0beta1 Available

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Software

We've released Gaim 2.0.0beta1. We're looking for lots of feedback on this release--especially what you love about it and what you hate about it.

GOOGLE'S First Big Failure

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Web

There was a huge rush to sign up for Google Analytics when it was first announced a few weeks ago. The Google search engine is widely believed to be the best on the Web. Google Gmail was a smash hit. So why does Google Analytics suck?

Also: Oops! Everybody but Google is Case-Sensitive?!

Bruce Perens' Forecasts for 2006

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Misc
  • Trouble ahead for PHP

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

Firefox browser enters mainstream

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Moz/FF

The Firefox Web browser hit a milestone recently with the release of version 1.5 in Mac, Windows and Linux flavors. It has graduated from its hacker roots and turned into a powerful, fast and easily customizable browser that anyone can use.

Apache 2.2.0: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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Software

Apache 2.2.0 is major release of the Apache httpd server and includes a number of critical changes. This article will cover some of the specific elements that have changed (with examples and alternative configurations) as well as discuss when to upgrade to the new version and when to wait for a future revision.

Kat Continues to Purrrr

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Linux
-s

Kat is purring louder than ever, and folks are hearing. Not long ago Kat was a new technology brought to my attention by being included in a beta of the last Mandriva release. Not much later I interviewed Roberto Cappuccio and found out much more about him and his exciting project. Recently an article by Roberto was published in one of the largest Linux magazines in existence today. Now Robert Cappuccio celebrates a new site, a new logo and fund raiser.

Running Linux - Fifth Edition

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Reviews

If you have a passing interesting Linux or if you're a seasoned veteran, you like Running Linux Fifth Edition . It's not only a good book to read, it's an excellent reference.

It pays to be a Novell exec

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SUSE
Misc

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?

FSM: On free vs. proprietary

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Software

There is currently a competition going on between two types of business model. Each have their strong advocates, supporters and enemies. Flame wars have raised the temperature of various communication channels. In short, it's good old fashioned fun for all and sundry.

SUSE 10.1 Alpha 4 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
-s

OpenSuSE's SUSE Linux 10.1 alpha4 was released right on schedule December 15 and as usual those developers have been hard at work. No big visual changes, but plenty under-the-hood serve as testament to their dedication. Again some key features this release include superior performance, unparalleled stability, and unrivaled software availability. Weelll, almost...

Digging Distributed Journalism: Digg.com

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Web

For those of you who haven't heard about Digg, it's a news site that relies on its readers to determine what the most important news stories are that day. In this interview, Kevin and Jay talk in depth about Digg, it's history, why Digg works, and Digg's international aspirations, and where Digg is going in the future.

Linux--The Teenage Years

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Linux

For seasoned IT citizens (i.e., senior managers and executives) it must be quite a show. Many can sit back and say, "Yup, I remember my AT&T Unix teen years. They were wild and exciting, but we sure are glad we got through them alive."

Creating a Wiki with kwiki

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HowTos

Wikis are simple interactive websites which are extremely easy to use for storing easily updated text content. Debian has packaged several different Wiki systems and here we'll look at installing just one of them: KWiki.

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