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Gates On The Browser Wars: Netscape Knocked Itself Out

Microsoft chief pugilist Bill Gates saw it as a knockout. Netscape did it to itself. As Internet Explorer 7 nears completion, a veteran Microsoftie is asking if history's about to repeat itself, this time with Microsoft facedown on the mat.

OS X Sudo vs. Root: The Real Story

  • Linux Box Admin; By Keith Winston (Posted by slippery on Mar 21, 2006 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: LXer
In Mac OS X, the root account is disabled by default. The first user account created is added to the admin group and that user can use the sudo command to execute other commands as root. The conventional wisdom is that sudo is the most secure way to run root commands, but a closer look reveals a picture that is not so clear.

Leading ItaniumĀ® Processor Architects to Keynote Gelato Conference

Gelato announces the keynote speakers for the Gelato ICE: Itanium Conference & Expo--April 23-26 in San Jose, CA--Jerry Huck (HP), James Reinders and Don Soltis (Intel), and William Worley (Secure64).

What Open Source Can Learn from Microsoft

  • Opendotdotdot; By Glyn Moody (Posted by glynmoody on Mar 21, 2006 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
Notice all the great publicity over the Firefox 2.0 alpha, and whether it was or wasn't released? Why doesn't the open source world follow the example given by Microsoft with its "Origami" project, and "leak" the odd bit of early code to selected bloggers who can be relied upon to get excited and to spread the word far and wide?

MEPIS founder plots transition to Ubuntu

MEPIS LLC, a long-time Debian Linux distributor, is switching from Debian to Ubuntu as the basis for its SimplyMEPIS Linux distribution. It seems MEPIS founder Warren Woodford has decided that MEPIS will do better for its users by depending upon Ubuntu, rather than Debian, for its foundation.

Debian Weekly News - March 21st, 2006

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by tadelste on Mar 21, 2006 1:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
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Debian Weekly News http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/12/ Debian Weekly News - March 21st, 2006
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Everyday Programs

LXer Feature: 16-Mar-2006

So I'm sitting in front of my computer recently and I decide to do a quick survey of the programs I use to get through the day on my computer. What programs do I use, you ask? Good Question.

Spoutin' Off: Waiting to say niceties of Microsoft

[Only mentions Linux as a counter to Microsoft, but every Linux user loves a good Windows rant now and then.]

I thought this was going to be my chance. I really did. I, like many others, had followed the pre-introduction buzz about a new gizmo to be deployed by Microsoft with the codename "Origami."

[ED: A grouch posting, in a mixup I am incorrectly labeled as the poster. - HC]

Microsoft Has Stopped Competing with Linux



Microsoft has ceased its obsession with Linux. Someone finally convinced the boss that Linux poses little threat to Redmond. Someone came out of the Linux lab and said that It's about time that they starting focusing on their real threat: IBM.

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EFF Calls For DMCA Reform Support

  • WebProNews; By David A. Utter (Posted by grouch on Mar 21, 2006 8:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A bill before the House would reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and ensure protections long enjoyed by consumers for lawfully using digital content continue to exist. It also has implications for DVD playback in Linux.

Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition

Linux Administration is broken down into five broad categories or parts. Chapters are organized under each category so no matter what I was looking for, I found it right at my fingertips. Link

Going Wireless in SUSE Linux 10.0

Quite a interest been expressed about working wirelessly on Linux. People want to be mobile. They like using their laptops on the couch while watching the latest CSI episode.

A New French Revolution?

If you follow technology news or music news (or both), you doubtless know of an amendment to a French on-line copyright bill that would make it legal to thwart the digital rights protection (DRM) software of the fabulously successful Apple iTunes/iPod system.

Build a Secure Wireless Portal with Linux

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 21, 2006 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since wireless Ethernet was born, a sizable number of folks decided that it should be freely available to the masses at no cost. So we have official community wireless projects, coffee shops, hotels, and other businesses supplying free wireless Internet, and a lot of purposefully-unsecured private wireless networks.

Novell details SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company outlined SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 at its BrainShare event in Salt Lake City, where it also promised to support NetWare "indefinitely" and previewed the next two releases in its Open Enterprise Server Roadmap, amongst other things.

FBI, you've got mail -- NOT!

  • CNN.com; By NEW YORK (AP) (Posted by smartlp on Mar 21, 2006 6:31 AM EDT)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Budget constraints are forcing some FBI agents to operate without e-mail accounts.

Sony Online kicks out Oracle for open source

Sony Online Entertainment is to replace some Oracle databases with software from EnterpriseDB in a vote of confidence for the open-source company.

Free software in developing countries vital to future prosperity and good governance

  • eGov monitor, UK; By United Nations University (Posted by grouch on Mar 21, 2006 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, GNU
The growth of free, open-source software presents developing countries with an opportunity to escape from technological dependence, United Nations University experts say. They say Linux represent a phenomenon changing in the information technologies world.

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