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Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 8:19pm
Story Allan Day: Towards a UX Strategy for GNOME (Part 2) Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 7:58pm
Story Mozilla: Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE), VR, Security and Privacy Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 7:44pm
Story Java finally goes all in on open source with the Jakarta EE 8 release Rianne Schestowitz 7 22/09/2019 - 2:04pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 3:42pm
Story KDE: Akademy 2019 Monday BoF Wrapup and KDE Frameworks Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 1:23am
Story Games: CAT Interstellar, Geekbench and Sin Slayers Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 1:17am
Story today's howtos and programming Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 12:49am
Story CompuLab's Airtop 3 Is The Most Powerful Fan-Less Computer We've Tested Yet Roy Schestowitz 10/09/2019 - 12:41am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 09/09/2019 - 7:43pm

Novell Achieves SCP Certification

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Linux

Novell's Global Support and Services organization has achieved certification under Support Center Practices (SCP) certification program, making it the first linux vendor to join the 200 world-class organizations that got this certification.

Analysing Web traffic with phpMyVisites

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HowTos

Any Web site owner knows the value of traffic statistics, but finding the right Web statistics package is not as easy as it may seem. Of course, there are excellent packages such as AWStats, Modlogan, and Webalizer, but these applications are overkill for people running smaller Web sites. Moreover, you can't install them if your Web hosting provider doesn't allow you to use custom scripts. If you are in the market for an easy-to-use program that provides essential Web traffic information, you might want to take a closer look at phpMyVisites.

Into Cerberon D3 0.1 Linux build

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Gaming

Into Cerberon is focused on the gameplay of the descent games with the doom3 engine. Its multiplayer only in the moment but they discuss about a singleplayer campaign when the time is come.

Federal IT managers increasingly considering Linux, says panel

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Linux

An increasing number of federal information technology systems are being migrated from proprietary Unix systems to open-source Linux systems and desktops in order to gain quicker upgrades, platform flexibility, increased security, and several other advantages, a trio of IT experts concluded Monday during an online panel discussion.

Aaron Seigo to Speak at SCALE 4x

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KDE

Aaron Seigo will be presenting at SCALE 4x, the 2006 Southern California Linux Expo on February 11-12 in Los Angeles. His presentation will cover the next KDE release and how the Plasma project is looking.

The Differences Between GNU/Linux Distributions

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Linux

A lot of people have heard of GNU/Linux (more commonly referred to as just "Linux") and are having trouble finding out what the differences are between different versions -- or distributions -- that are available. This article will outline the differences between several popular GNU/Linux distributions and similar operating systems.

Linux benefits from Microsoft's ads against it

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Linux

For some reason beyond my little brain, digg.com readers are upset that "Linux Today has sold a significant portion of their retail web space to Microsoft with a 'Linux Reference Center.' Microsoft then uses it to slam Linux!"

What? You thought Microsoft was going to use that ad space to say, "forgive us our Windows sins, and give us this day our daily Linux?"

Drag's Guide to Debian variations

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Linux

This intended to help people choose 'what Debian is right for them' and provide for some sort of introduction. I don't represent Debian, I am not a lawyer, or anything like that. It's just a friendly fyi.

CES 2006: Of DRM, Format Wars, the PC and Tiny Video

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Hardware

Another CES is behind us. But as the show gets bigger and less focused, finding what will be real and what will fade away is difficult at best. But we try anyway.

Linux firm MontaVista seeks new CEO

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Misc

Jim Ready, the founder of embedded Linux specialist MontaVista Software, will step down as chief executive to become the company's top technologist.

Also: Beagle search software programmer heads to Google

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CLI Magic: Miller's Quest

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HowTos

After the holidays, you might need to find a spot to get away from everyone in order to just chill out a bit. The RPG (role playing game) simulation Miller's Quest is perfect for such an occasion. You'll need to have the Ruby language installed on your system -- not to worry, it's included in most modern distributions -- but other than that, it's simply download, decompress, and go.

Ubuntu plans server Linux

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Linux

Ubuntu is making a server version of its Linux distribution. Up until now, the company has been best known for its easy-to-use desktop OS.

Linux Is Just Right For Teens

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Linux

I decided to consider something that I had never before considered. LINUX! I picked up another Pentium III (this one was a bit more powerful than her old laptop) desktop for under $100.00. I added some old memory that I had sitting on a shelf. I downloaded SUSE Linux and went to work.

A new Vista on Linux

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Linux

With Linux continuing its struggle to convince the world's businesses that it's a viable Windows alternative, David Braue asks if the pending release of Windows Vista could finally provide the boost it's been waiting for.

2006 - the year for open source

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OSS

It's a perfect time for open source proponents to put down their 'Microsoft Bad, Open Source Good' banners and start addressing the concerns of large enterprises and government agencies, says Simon Moores.

China Says Yes to Linux, No to Open-Source Middleware

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OSS

Although Linux is catching on rapidly in China, don't expect to see open-source application software taking off in the country any time soon, said an analyst familiar with the Chinese IT market.

Firefox at Critical Mass?

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Moz/FF

"Firefox is very close to hitting a critical mass of 10 percent, which could mean a more rapid adoption rate," Vince Vizzaccaro, NetApplications executive vice president of marketing and strategic relationships, said in a statement.

What's all the FUSS?

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Linux
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Free Upgrade Southtyrol's Schools (FUSS) is a project aimed at providing a system of only free software to it's teachers, students, and parents. It may emphasize educational programs, but it is also a full distro based on morphix and featuring the gnome desktop environment. Soledad-live-1.0, was released on Dec. 22, 2005 and is currently on Distrowatch's waiting list. Today Tuxmachines took Soledad 1.0 for a spin and here is a summary of what we found.

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    Many people organize their data into folders to quickly find what they want. The Windows operating system comes with default folders for images, videos, and downloads for example that many users of Windows use. Windows does not really provide good easily accessible options to compare the contents of two folders; this is especially the case if root folders contain hundreds of even thousands of files and folders.

  • Ragnarok Ransomware Targets Citrix ADC, Disables Windows Defender

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  • The Risks and Potential Impacts Associated with Open Source [Ed: DevOps site gives a platform to Black Duck -- a Microsoft-connected FUD arm against FOSS]
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  • Hacker Releases 500,000 IoT Credentials

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  • Apple is attending a meeting in Washington on Monday as a Board Member of the CARIN Alliance on Health Record Sharing

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  • Big tech CEOs are learning the art of the filibuster

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Red Hat vs. SUSE vs. Canonical Contributions To The Mainline Linux Kernel Over The 2010s

After last week looking at the AMD/Intel/NVIDIA contributions to the mainline Linux kernel over the past number of years, there were reader requests for seeing how some of the top distributions compare namely Red Hat, SUSE, and Canonical. These graphs today are looking at the contributions by SUSE, Red Hat, and Canonical to the mainline Linux kernel. Keep in mind this is the Git commits made from using the respective corporate domains for each organization. Read more

Linux on AMD: Audio Issue Tackled and AMD Zen 3 CPU Support

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  • AMD ZEN 3 CPU Added To Official Linux Kernel With ‘Family 19H’ Indicating Launch Of Next-Gen Processors With Higher IPC Gains?

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  • AMD Zen 3 CPU Support Added To Linux Kernel As We Get Closer To Official Announcement

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