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Acer leads hot netbook market

December 10, 2008 (12:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
The netbook category grew at a quarter-to-quarter rate of more than 160 percent in the third quarter, and Acer bypassed Asus as the top vendor, says a DisplaySearch study. Meanwhile, an ABI Research "Vendor Matrix" report finds Intel holding pole position among netbook processor vendors.

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HowTo upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny

December 09, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Debian Lenny’s release is getting closer and closer and many people will want to upgrade their Etch servers to Lenny, maybe even before Lenny is declared stable (at RC1 at this time). Even people that don’t want to upgrade to lenny might find some useful information in this post ;-) ...

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The open strategy of the "MySpace Open Platform"

December 09, 2008 (9:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
MySpace introduced the "MySpace Open Platform", a suite of products including the MySpace Application Platform, "MySpaceID" (formerly Data Availability) and Post-To MySpace. MySpaceID enables all global MySpace users to be in control of their personal and portable social identity whenever they travel online. Ushering in the new structure, MySpace announced an additional roster of global partners for MySpaceID - Vodafone and Netvibes, all of which are currently developing MySpaceID implementations.

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Packt Publishing seeks authors for Open Source titles.

December 09, 2008 (9:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Packt Publishing today announced the subjects on which it will be releasing some books in 2009. Packt is seeking authors interested in writing these books.

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Symbian Foundation Details its Mobile OS Plans--AT&T Buying In?

December 09, 2008 (8:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
The Symbian Foundation has now made its plans clear for the delivery of an open source Symbian mobile operating system. The first version will be ready in the first half of next year. The foundation has also announced a number of new partners, including AOL, Cell Telecom, Intrinsyc, ISB Corporation, Trusted Logic and Xenient. The new partners join 58 others, including AT&T, Texas Instruments, ARM, Broadcom, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, EA Mobile, Freescale, and many more.

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Open Source Vendors Giving to Charity This Season

December 09, 2008 (8:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Stories of a struggling U.S. economy are on everyone's lips these days but some open source companies are doing what they can to help combat the pain. One vendor has decided to forgo a lavish holiday party this year and donate money to a local charity instead, while another is collecting canned food for the needy.

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InstaLinux: Mastering the Art of Remastering

December 09, 2008 (7:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Since the dawn of the distribution, there have been ways to remaster, re-spin, and otherwise rework a Linux flavor into something slightly different -- something that could be replicated and installed across multiple machines. These remastering tools are usually distribution specific (I first tried my hand with this several years back with Knoppix and the Debian live-magic live image creator) and vary in how forgiving (and permissive) they are when new users get too enthusiastic in choosing packages to add and remove.

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Healthcare Pros Heed the Call of Open Source Groups

December 09, 2008 (7:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
If you're involved in healthcare IT and also have a fondness for open source, there's a newly formed group at LinkedIn that you may want to know about. The OpenVista Health Information Technology (HIT) group is looking for healthcare professionals who use the popular electronic medical record system and want to swap implementation and deployment ideas.

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Crooks Deliver Call Blizzards Via a Bug in Asterisk

December 09, 2008 (6:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
How would you like to be on the receiving end of thousands of scam phone calls in an hour? In an auto-dialing nightmare, that's exactly what's happening thanks to a bug in an older version of Digium's Asterisk open source VoIP (voice-over-IP) software. The FBI has warned users of Asterisk to upgrade to the most current version, although it has not specified which version has the bug.

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Keeping Tabs (Virtually) on the Ubuntu Developer Summit

December 09, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Are you an Ubuntu developer/Launchpad member who had fate conspire against you, keeping you from the the Ubuntu Developer Summit this week at the clandestine Google Crittenden Campus in Mountain View?

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Magical apt-clone system recovery

December 09, 2008 (5:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
How many times did you perform a kernel upgrade that resulted in a non bootable system! Or perhaps you changed all sorts of configuration files, and now your system is badly broken. Don't you wish you could hit a button and revert back to your working state, without having to resort to backups. Well the folks at nexenta have created a tool "apt-clone" just for that! "Apt-clone" creates a system snapshot (well technically a clone) that preserves a working bootable environment. In case of failure, you can simply reboot your system into a working state. It's as simple as that. Read step by step instructions on crashing your system and recovering it back using apt-clone.

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Install SugarCRM community edition in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Server

December 09, 2008 (5:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
SugarCRM is a complete CRM system for businesses of all sizes. Core CRM functionality includes sales force automation, marketing campaigns, support cases, project management, calendaring, and more. It supports MySQL and MS SQL Server.

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Operating System Grist for the Google Rumor Mill

December 09, 2008 (4:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
It seems the statistics gathered from (this only includes Google employees -- not the public using the search engine) were showing that a third of these users were accessing sites with an unknown operating system. It's more interesting when you consider that proxy servers block all identifying information, but the "unknown" systems only had the operating system information obscured.

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Easier file renaming with renameutils

December 09, 2008 (4:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Ever been faced with a collection of files that need renaming and nearly gone mad from trying to do it manually? Lots of typing mv, or lots of right click -> rename. Enter qmv, part of renameutils.

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The Microsoftie Who Embraced the Dark Side (Open Source)

December 09, 2008 (3:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Keith Curtis spent years as a Microsoft programmer before quitting and becoming highly enthusiastic about open source development. (Then he wondered why Ubuntu was shipping with 10,000 active bugs.)

Netflix comes to Linux desktop

December 09, 2008 (3:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
An alpha-stage, "social" media center distribution is bringing Netflix video downloads to Linux desktops for the first time, says an industry blog. The Boxee software aims to let PCs and other devices serve as unified gateways to social and media networking services, says Boxee.

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Smartphone growth slows

December 09, 2008 (2:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
The recession is hindering smartphone sales, says Gartner, which reported the segment's weakest year-on-year growth since the study began. Sales totaled 36.5 million in 3Q 2008, up 11.5 percent from 3Q 2007, but Linux's share held fairly steady at 7.2 percent from the previous quarter.

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DIY Linux service gains ultralight GUI

December 09, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Timesys has announced a partnership with Swell Software to integrate the latter's ultralight GUI software stack with its LinuxLink embedded Linux development platforms. The LinuxLink subscriptions will provide embedded ARM platforms that have been integrated and tested with Swell's "PEG" graphics development environment, says Timesys.

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Linux-ready object database sold

December 09, 2008 (12:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Db4objects, Inc. has sold its Linux-compatible Db4o object database for Java and .Net objects to Versant Corp., and has changed its name to Servo Software. Going forward, Servo Software will focus on a forthcoming user data management service for wireless devices, it says.

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Google Gets More Friendly, Fights Facebook

December 09, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Will Google's new Friend Connect help Webmasters add a "dash of social" to their sites? That's what the search giant is promising with today's announcement.

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