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KNOPPIX 5.0 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir (Posted by linuxbeta on Mar 17, 2006 10:04 AM EDT)
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Knoppix.org reports - The KNOPPIX 5.0 Live DVD contains some major changes in the unionfs-based file system, new hardware detection and autoconfiguration, and a more 'genuine Debian' oriented selection of packages.

OSDir had a look at the latest KNOPPIX offering in their KNOPPIX 5.0 Screenshot Tour. Sweet!

Why we wont be talking about Open Source in the future

In essence, of the companies touting open source, IBM is one that has understood it, hence, it will profit from its corraboration efforts in the market. Eventually it will just become a reality instead of a buzz word as it is now employed by many.

Kubuntu 6.04 Flight 5 Screenshot Tour

Lists.ubuntu.com reports - Significant changes in this release include a KDE frontend to the new live CD installed Espresso, new artwork thanks to kwwii, a simplified package manager and much more (not to mention the Vista style widgets). OSDir took this release for a 'flight' in their Kubuntu 6.04 Flight 5 Screenshot Tour.

Will Suse 10's cool looks be enough to win hearts?

The soon to be released Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell has more than its share of gee-whizz factors, but will it be enough to make serious inroads into the enterprise sector where Novell so dearly hopes and needs to be to make its Linux business a success? <i>Alastair Otter</i> takes a quick pre-release peek at Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.

Mocking Bill Gates Mockery of the Mockup $100 Laptop



You'd think that a man who's got a few billion dollars in the bank, likes to be known throughout the world as someone that is charitable, and who likes to profess that one of his goals was to put a computer in every home -- someone like that wouldn't have a problem with this project.

No, wait, maybe a little insight into that last statement -- a computer in every home, all running Microsoft software, that's what he really said. They kind of edited history recently when they quietly dropped the last part of the quote... Kind of brings the whole charitable aspects of this third-world computing thing into focus.

[ED: Perceptive -real voice of Linux Today as it once was, i.e., without the facts - HC]

First Massachusetts Candidate Comes out in Favor of ODF

[While] Governor Mitt Romney, who recommitted decisively to continue support for ODF ... Secretary of State William Francis Galvin, an announced opponent of ODF, has stated that he will run for reelection ... one candidate – and appropriately enough, a candidate that is challenging Galvin for his job at that – has already decided to make ODF adoption an issue in his campaign.

Turbolinux Wins NEC CLUSTERPRO Award for Best Sales of Linux High Availability Clustering Software

Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions, today announced that it was honored with an NEC CLUSTERPRO Award for Best Sales of Linux High Availability Clustering Software at the CLUSTERPRO 10th anniversary celebration.

Google wins Usenet copyright case

Search engine allowed to search

What Exactly Is Viiv?

According to Intel, Viiv is a set of key Intel technologies that are designed to bring the performance and connectivity of PCs to the world of consumer electronics. When the new branding was unveiled late last year, the details were still fairly sketchy, but Intel have now released specifications.

Tutorial: Making Your Terminal into a Desktop

There are several possible reasons why you might choose to use the command line interface (CLI) as your desktop environment. Jem Matzan walks through how to set up your virtual terminal to be more productive for desktop work.

Linux player booted from WoW

  • Inquirer; By Nick Farrell (Posted by tadelste on Mar 17, 2006 4:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A WOW player has been booted from the online game World of Warcraft for using the Wine emulator over the Linux operating system and a macro programmable keyboard.

The bloke, who is a network network engineer for an ISP, reports his experiences with the Blizzard administrators here. He thinks that the use of Wine might affect the software Blizzard use to detect third party programs designed to cheat the game.

Anti software patents lobby agrees with arch enemy

What? And hell didn't freeze over?

Anti-software patent campaigners had a rare moment of harmony with the European Patent Office yesterday, coming out in support of a European Parliament motion of patent harmonisation between Europe and member states.

[ED: Greed, not the interests of the people seems to be protecting us from European software patents. Who would have believed it? - HC]

Complete Debian Linux Server Setup Guide

This seems to be the mother lode of Debian server tutorials.

Rural laptop to cost $187, with Linux

The price is right, but it does not run Windows and at least one analyst worries it might not be accepted: "There are a lot fewer applications that run on Linux, and this may affect the acceptance," Don't worry, however, because the price is right in the market segment that is growing the most rapidly. Sorry only in the CCP controled territories.

YaKuake - An easy access console for KDE

I've spent more than my fair share of time playing Quake games over the years, but I never thought anything from Quake would prove helpful in my day-to-day work. However, the Quake games had one feature that I longed for at my workstation -- namely, the ability to quickly pull down a console to run a few commands with a keystroke, and then make the console disappear again with another quick keystroke. YaKuake is exactly what I was looking for.

Preventing DDoS Attacks

  • LinuxSecurity.com - Feature Stories (Posted by tadelste on Mar 16, 2006 11:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this article I am trying to explain what DDOS is and how it can be prevented. DDOS happens due to lack of security awareness of the network/server owners. On a daily basis we hear that a particular machine is under DDOS attack or NOC has unplugged the machine due to DDOS attack . So DDOS has become one of the common issues in this electronics world. DDOS is like a disease which doesn't have an anti-viral developed. So we should be carefull while dealing with it . Never take it lightly. In this article i am trying to explain the steps/measures which will help us defend from DDOS attack ,up to a certain extend .

Integrating Open Source Apps Into the Server Room

  • Server Watch; By Aaron Weiss (Posted by tadelste on Mar 16, 2006 10:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As of March 2006, for example, the open source Apache Web server powered nearly 69 percent of all Internet Web servers, according to the oft-cited Netcraft Web Survey. In addition, shipments of Linux-powered servers grew 20.8 percent in 2005, according to IDC, and the market research firm predicts Linux will account for 29 percent of server shipments in 2008. In practice, Linux penetration is probably even higher, as many installations are do-it-yourself affairs without a commercial vendor attached.

Much fuss has been made about open source software, particularly its influence on back-end server environments. At this point, no one will deny that open source software is becoming fairly pervasive.

Biz/Tech Watch: McNealy Resigns, Google Buys Sun Microsystems?

  • http://blogcritics.org; By Daniel M. Harrison (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 16, 2006 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Scott McNealy, Chief Executive of Sun Microsystems, "will soon move on from the company", Forbes reports today, after recent revelations from Mark Stahlman, a research analyst for Carris and Company. When the analyst last spoke with McNealy about his plans, he indicated that he was staying on "until the job is done" and concurred that finishing the job meant at least three things — reestablishing product superiority, regaining control over costs and igniting demand in a broad and balanced customer base.

Ibm Rational Gets Good Governance with Open-Source Practices

How can project managers get better control of ongoing software development projects--in other words, improve ''IT governance'' in their organizations? According to Dr. Lee Nackman, VP of product development and customer support at IBM's Rational division, by adopting some of the principles of open-source development.

[ED: Nice words, I just hope the version control system was improved over the one that IBM bought. I cannot comment further - I hated ClearCase. - HC]

Security Hole Found in GPG Crypto Program

PARIS -- Developers of the open-source GnuPG encryption software have reported a security flaw that could allow an attacker to sneak malicious code into a signed e-mail message.

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