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Story Linux in Italian Schools, Part 5: Slackware in Sardinia srlinuxx 21/11/2005 - 11:48am
Story Linux in La Frite and Airtame Roy Schestowitz 13/10/2018 - 9:08am
Story Linux in mainstream culture srlinuxx 12/04/2008 - 7:06pm
Story Linux in mixed-criticality systems Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2019 - 7:29pm
Story Linux in Munich: 'No compelling technical reason to return to Windows,' says city's IT chief Roy Schestowitz 10/03/2017 - 11:56pm
Story Linux in my pocket srlinuxx 14/08/2007 - 12:46pm
Story linux in pictures (or video) srlinuxx 17/10/2008 - 7:21pm
Story Linux in Real Life - Uses Around the World srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 5:55pm
Story Linux in Schools srlinuxx 29/09/2010 - 8:07pm
Story Linux in schools: a teacher speaks srlinuxx 12/07/2008 - 10:25am

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AMD Hack Points to Widespread Web Forum Flaws, Attacks

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Security

Malicious hackers are increasingly targeting security vulnerabilities in open-source software that runs bulletin boards and online forums, according to Internet monitoring firm Netcraft.

Which Internet Browser?

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Software

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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Software

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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Getting your caffeine buzz started in the shower

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Misc
Humor

Ah, sweet, sweet caffeine. Whether your chosen delivery device is a Triple Red Eye from Starbucks or a liter of Mountain Dew, nothing beats the gentle jolt into full wakefulness provided by the humble C8H10N4O2 molecule. In a cruel twist of fate, some people are unable to brew a pot of coffee, a latte, or figure out how to open a can of Mountain Dew right after waking up, due to that very same lack of caffeine. What's a caffeine-loving geek to do?

Massachusetts sticks to its ODF guns

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OSS

I'll be honest with you. After, Peter Quinn, Massachusetts's CIO, resigned from pressure that he believed could largely be traced back to Microsoft, I didn't think the ODF (OpenDocument Format) had a chance in heck of making it into the state's offices.

It turns out I may be wrong.

Fortifying Linux against common malware

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HowTos

Securing enterprise Linux desktops against hostile code has gotten easier, thanks to Ingo Molnar's work on the NX enabler patch in Linux kernel 2.6.8 and processor-based, page protection mechanisms. The trick is in the execution, and, as usual, the Microsoft way probably is not the right choice.

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Openbox: A lightweight window manager

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HowTos

Most Linux-based distributions for the masses have either GNOME, KDE, or both desktops, yet the startup times and resources required by both GNOME and KDE make them unsuitable for old or lower-end hardware. My quest for a standards-compliant, fast, lightweight, and extensible window manager led me to Openbox.

The Two Faces of Bill Gates

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Microsoft

Bill Gates was recently named one of Time's "Persons of the Year" for his foundation's work in bringing vaccines to the poor. But bringing laptops running Linux to the poor - he's opposed to it. This week's op-ed piece looks at the two faces of Bill Gates.

uploading with an ftp macro script

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HowTos

Gather round the hearth, young nerdlings and I will tell you a tale...just let me settle my creaking bones into my rocking chair, let me wipe my rheumy eyes and nose - there, that's better. Now pass me my ear trumpet. Do give me a little prod if I nod off or my voice wavers too much. Are we all settled in now? Yes? Marvellous! Now let me tell you about ftp upload.

Doing the impossible: Versora Progression Desktop

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Reviews

Migration from Windows to Linux has always been one of those tasks that we've all been able to perform from one extent to another, but it hasn't been simple has it? Sure, it can be done, but can it be done easily? That is the ultimate question.

To GPL 3 or not to GPL 3, that is the Linux question

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OSS

Linus Torvalds made it clear on January 25th in a message to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), that as far as he was concerned, the Linux operating system is going to stay under General Public License 2 and not migrate to GPL 3. Discussion of the matter, however, has not come to an end.

Tomorrow's forecast: blue skies and open source

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OSS

With increasing attention on the possibilities of open source, twelve CIO executive council members recently came together via a conference call to discuss the role of open source in their organisations, focusing on topics such as this "free" software's total cost of ownership (TCO); making a business case to senior executives; the relationship with the open-source community, which shares code and answers support questions; and what types of projects are best suited for open source.

Nmap-4.00 Released

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Software

Insecure.Org is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 4.00 from http://www.insecure.org/nmap/. Nmap has undergone many substantial changes since our last major release (3.50 in February 2004) and we recommend that all current users upgrade.

Feb 2006 of TUX, Issue 10

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Linux

The February 2006 issue of TUX is now available for you to download. Topics this month include:
*P2P: The 4 Question
*P2p: Q&A with Mango Parfait
*TUX Explains: KDE Instant Messaging
*TUX Explains: OpenOffice.org Base
*Diversions: Neverball
*Capsule Review: Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Fill Linux to the Brim with Xen

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Software

Xen aims to be the ultimate virtual machine server. Its developers claim near-native performance, and even have pretty graphs to prove it. It achieves this by modifying the kernels of supported platforms, which of course cannot be done to closed, proprietary operating systems.

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