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Novell Layoffs Cast A Cloud Over Big-Business Linux

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OSS

Novell in August reported a 5% drop in fiscal third-quarter revenue from a year ago. In contrast, Linux rival Red Hat reported a 42% year-to-year increase in its most-recent quarterly revenue. In a tech market that likes to have choices, big-business Linux is looking more like a one-horse race.

Desktop Ownage 2005

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Linux

Wouldn't you like to have your own boxed copy of one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world? Your mission is to take Vic here and create a work of art in the form of desktop wallpaper. First place prize is a boxed copy of SUSE Linux 10.0 and a Mad Penguin™ T-Shirt.

Cool prizes for Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation is wooing Firefox extension developers with some awesome prizes for the best extensions to the fast-growing Web browser.

Linux/Lupper.worm rears its ugly head

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Security

A new worm is inching its way around the internet today. This worm spreads by exploiting web servers hosting vulnerable PHP/CGI scripts.

CLI Magic: sudo voodoo

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HowTos

Sudo is a handy little tool that is of value to both system administrators and common folks like us. What does it do? It allows you to temporarily assume the permissions of another user, up to and including root.

Linux growing in popularity

Dennis Walters likes to compare a computer to a car. It needs a steering wheel, doors, brakes, seats. Most important, it needs an engine to make it go. Linux is the engine that makes Walters' computer go.

SCO demands mysterious Linux 2.7 info

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Legal

THE BRAINIACS on SCO's legal team have done it again. They are demanding IBM hand over its materials about the Linux 2.7 kernel.

Linux adoption picks up

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Linux

Linux is finding its way into enterprises. Increased support from vendors like IBM and HP is helping Linux move into mission critical deployments.

China's Bet on Linux

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Linux

As China prepares to become a full member of the World Trade Organization, the Beijing government is trying to prove to the West that it is serious about reducing software piracy. And so government agencies and businesses are turning to Linux.

Fry's $159 Linspire Computer

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Hardware
Reviews

When I opened the local Fry's ad circular, one of the first things I spotted was the ad for a complete PC for $159. As you might guess, this PC for tightwads doesn't run any flavor of the Gatesian OS, instead the system ships with Linspire. We took the plunge and bought one, just to find out if it really could be a viable option.

klik User's FAQ online now

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Software

klik provides an easy way to download and use software for most major distributions. klik User's FAQ is online now and being added to daily.

How to make millions writing free software

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OSS

So you want to be an open-source millionaire, do you? What will really determine if your Linux distribution or your content management system, or whatever, will ever bring you a thin-dime has very, very little to do with your code's goodness.

GAIM: Cool and Advanced Features

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HowTos

Last week, I wrote a small introduction to Gaim, a great chat client written for GTK. The functionality of Gaim has gotten quite advanced, which has made it one of the leading-edge open-source chat clients currently available.

Mozilla Tests Next Firefox

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is available now from the Mozilla Foundation so that testers can make any last-minute fixes before the final code is released.

10 Things I Hate About (U)NIX

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OS

UNIX was a terrific workhorse for its time, but eventually the old nag needs to be put out to pasture. David Chisnall argues that it's time to retire UNIX in favor of modern systems with a lot more horsepower.

Red Hat leakage

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OSS

It's a familiar phenomenon - a company becomes successful and, as it does so, some of its brightest stars leave the mother ship to try to re-create that success elsewhere on their own. This is starting to happen with Red Hat. Until OSBC, however, I hadn't realized how fast this was happening.

A Preview of the $100 Laptop

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Hardware
Reviews

It's a clever little thing - I had a hard time putting it down after picking it up. The mockup I saw was about the size of a large paperback book running a customized Red Hat distro to the processor and hardware specifications of the machine.

Tsunami-inspired FSF award focuses on humanity

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced a new annual award that honours the use of free software in "the service of humanity".

On the 15th birthday of the WWW, a look back

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Web

In November of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at Europe's CERN Particle Physics Laboratory, invented the very first web server and web browser. The web developed in a unique fashion, due to conditions unlikely to be repeated today.

Open source turns money-spinner

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OSS

Open source code, written by a community of thousands of software developers, has always been made freely available. But there are ways of making money from it, as David Reid finds out in Amsterdam.

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