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Story Episode 299: Turnkey Linux Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:32am
Story Mozilla's Rust programming language at critical stage Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:18am
Story E19 ALPHA2: NOW WITH 50% MORE EXPLOSIONS! Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 8:12am
Story A Bundle of Tor Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:43am
Story Scientific Linux 7 Alpha released - LiveDVD and OS Templates built Roy Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:37am
Story Six Linux home automation clicks Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:25am
Story On NSA Watchlist, Dream Machines, and Ten Tips Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:19am
Story Google launch Android Wear Apps on Play Store Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:16am
Story Systemd 215 Works On Factory Reset, DHCPv4 Server Support Rianne Schestowitz 04/07/2014 - 7:08am
Story Wink's Linux Hub and Mobile App Take on Home Automation Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 11:26pm

Google gives $350,000 to Open Source

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Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the contribution of $350,000 by search technology leader Google Inc. to a joint open source technology initiative of Oregon State University and Portland State University.

Open source nuclear bunker guards finance data

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Somewhere outside a remote village in Kent, we pull up to a gate smothered in barbed wire and CCTV cameras. The former Ministry of Defence site, is now owned by a data-hosting and resilience company. The Bunker is a relic of the Cold War.

Exploit published for Snort open-source IDS

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Security researchers posted code on Tuesday capable of compromising computers running the most recent versions of the Snort open-source intrusion detection system.

IBM, Others to Create Open-Source Programs

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Pushing the "open source" idea deeper into computing, several companies led by IBM Corp. are teaming up to develop programs for letting big businesses uniformly manage their increasingly vast warehouses of data.

Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK

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HowTos

Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script to use as a starting point.

Fetching email with Mutt

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HowTos

What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you need to know to get started with Mutt.

Leaping Lizards, It's SUSE Linux

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SUSE

I've been playing around with the boxed edition of SUSE Linux 10.0, but Novell representatives assure me that the Evaluation edition available for download through OpenSUSE.org is the same product, complete with proprietary extensions.

Did Bill Gates Invent Linux and Has He Erased the Evidence?

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Microsoft

Someone has started rearranging content on the Internet to suit their own purposes and the culprit might be a convicted monopolist. This article examines some compelling evidence and asks Congress to investigate.

klik: True click-and-run software

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Software

Debian's APT makes installing software a breeze: you just run apt-get update&&apt-get upgrade to download and install the latest versions of all your software, or apt-get install widget to install widget on your machine. Pretty easy and painless. But now there's something available that's even easier and more painless: klik.

MySQL 5.0 Now Available for Production Use

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MySQL AB has announced the general availability of MySQL 5.0, the most significant product upgrade in the company's ten-year history. Starting today, MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license.

Nominations open for SA's first open source awards

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Tectonic has launched South Africa's first-ever open source software awards to recognise the software most loved by Tectonic readers as well as the SA companies they most respect.

Remastering a Custom Knoppix Distribution

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HowTos

Ever wanted your own bootable CD? Something personalized for your users and complete with all of your own Linux-based software and configuration?

Dine In Geek Heaven With Dyne:BolicII

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Linux

Multimedia producers and artists will have the power to fully customise their own tailored GNU/Linux environment on a bootable CD with the release of Dyne:bolicII by the end of the year.

NZ Inland Revenue testing Linux

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New Zealand's Inland Revenue is testing Linux on a handful of its 7000 personal computers and expects to decide next year whether to become the first government department to take a big punt on open source desktop software.

Doom 3 v. Quake 4 Performance

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Now a story on a subject near and dear to my heart. Rarely has a game caused me to have to upgrade any hardware, but Quake 4 pushed me to upgrade my amount of ram and left me wishing I could afford more. What is it that makes it so much more demanding than doom3/roe? Although the test machine for the article is quite decked out, this could be a valuable comparison.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 reviewed

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Here's a really nice review of OpenOffice.org 2.0. Although it appears it's a review of the Windows version, it is still a tour de force of reviews, showing some of the wonderful options and includes really great screenshots.

UK graphics firm takes on Microsoft

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Microsoft

A small UK graphics software house is desperately trying to fight its corner against Microsoft by giving away its software to any Linux user prepared to help the company.

Q&A: Which Linux OS is best?

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Linux

Recently, I have decided to ditch Windows and move to an open source (Linux) operating system, especially now that the software available for open source covers my needs. However, before taking the leap, I would like to ask a few questions.

Book Review: Knoppix Pocket Reference

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Knoppix is a wonderful tool; Rankin, the author of Knoppix Hacks, has given us a concise (84-page) book that will become indispensable.

Inside account about how Sun got its start

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Andy Bechtolsheim recently spoke with Mercury News Staff Writer Therese Poletti. Here are edited excerpts of the interview:

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