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Network profiles for a laptop

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HowTos

This article explains how to configure networking in a very pleasant way, so that it works automatically wherever you go. It is adaptable to lots of uses, and may be usefull even if you don't use Wifi but connect to multiple networks.

TUX Takes January Off

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Misc

Tis the season and all, and like many of us this time of year, the TUX team is taking a little time off. We won't be publishing a January 2006 issue, but we'll be back and rejuvenated in time to roll out the February 2006 issue with a New Editor in Chief.

Book Review: The Debian System

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Reviews

Debian Linux (or GNU/Linux) provides more than 15,000 packages on 18 CDs. But you only need one CD to get started, and that one's bound in with Krafft's extraordinary book.

Is an open-source "dump extractor" threatening Xbox 360 security?

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Gaming

Last 8 December, an independent Web site serving the Xbox gaming community revealed that an unknown Dutch group of programmers (perhaps numbering as few as one) released several binary images of Xbox 360 game discs through the Internet, along with a so-called "dump extractor" command line tool that would enable individuals to scan and examine the contents of these images.

The open source year in review

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OSS

Analysts and users alike saw victories for open source software (OSS) in 2005 in the areas of personal productivity applications, customer relationship management (CRM) and databases, where open source vendors such as MySQL gained some ground on proprietary stalwarts like Oracle Corp.

The Open Source Year in Review

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OSS

Open source seeped into nearly every software product category in 2005, leaving an indelible mark on how software is bought and sold.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Updated (r1)

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Linux

This is the first update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with some corrections to serious problems.

Why open source software is hot

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OSS

The purpose of this article is to outline some ways to make business sense of open source software. Open source has joined the main stream. Studies, surveys and experience have shown that majority of IT managers of global corporations are using open source software.

Review: Ubuntu 5.10 Linux

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Reviews

After years of using Windows and a little Mac OS 9X - I am still interesting in switching over to an alternative OS. Linux has always just been close to being a useful desktop for n00bs, it isn't until recently that you could actually achieve that.

Open source for governments

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OSS

More and more countries are embracing the collaborative model of open source on a national level to fend off caged IT models. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) Technology Group has positioned Linux as a medium term technology bet, which means one to three years to mass adoption.

Adding Your Code to the Kernel

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Linux

From their book's section on adding your own code to the kernel, the authors demonstrate how device drivers are represented in the filesystem.

Review: Tao Live CD

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Reviews

Tao Live CD is a live CD based on rebuilt Red Hat Linux source RPMs. It features a useful selection of applications, has good hardware detection, and is even quick to boot. While I did run into a few problems, I found this a very worthwhile distro.

Taking KDE 3.5 for a ride with SUSE

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KDE
SUSE
HowTos

If you're like a lot of KDE users, you probably want to give the latest and greatest version of the popular Linux desktop environment a try. However, if you're like a lot of newer users, you're also not quite sure how to go about upgrading your desktop.

Xen's no killer app

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Software

Some folks think that Xen virtualization is going to be the next open-source killer application.

How do I put this gently... No. No, it's not.

Microsoft remains vague on Vista hardware futures

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Microsoft

A REVIEWER at Cnet has taken a peek under the bonnet of the latest beta of Microsoft Vista but there's little there to help you plan your future hardware buys.

Tokyo court orders release of evidence in AMD suit

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Hardware

In a possible turn of events in the suit by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) against Intel Corp., the Tokyo District Court said last week (Dec. 16) it would require the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) to release evidence obtained during its investigation of Intel K.K.

Firefox is streets ahead of IE on European computers

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Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox browser is now ahead of the Internet Explorer in terms of usage on European computers. A study by technology company AdTech says that the popularity of the open-source browser has grown by 40 percent over the last six months.

Customizing Fedora 4

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Linux

Although Red Hat sticks by a six to twelve month release cycle for its Fedora Core Project the number of FOSS advancements made in that short period is simply staggering. With the number of Fedora fresh installs we perform on a weekly basis using all sorts of hardware, and with Fedora Core 5 not being scheduled for release until at least February of 2006, we have begun to work on optimizing the FC4 build to provide for local install CDs that are up-to-date when it comes to all of the packages as well as including some Fedora extras in the stock install and additions.

I'm Dreaming of a Wh(it)e Christmas

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Misc

Christmas and the New Year is a time for giving, for rushing to the shops and finding that special gift for that special someone. Of course, things are not easy when that special someone is a technically-oriented person (aka gadget freak).

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Python Programming

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