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Enemies of GNU/Linux?

December 15, 2008 (3:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
If you have been following the news last week, you may have stumbled upon a quite shocking news item. A teacher from Austin, Texas confiscated a bunch of CDs containing free Linux distributions from a student who was demonstarting GNU/Linux on his laptop and handing out the CDs. After this, the teacher sent an angry email to Ken Starks of the HeliOS Project, where the student got his Linux CDs from.

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2 of CNET's Best Cell Phones of 2008 Run on Linux

December 15, 2008 (2:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Two days ago, CNET came up with its list of what it considered as the best cell phones of this year. Out of the six, two of them run on Linux.

NVIDIA 180.16 Beta Linux Driver

December 15, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
It was just eleven days ago that NVIDIA had released the 180.11 Beta Linux Driver, but in the wee hours of Saturday morning NVIDIA has pushed out a new beta driver. This driver contains a few fixes, support for new GPUs, and an updated implementation of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.

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Giving KDE a second chance

December 15, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
After years of Gnome I am taking a second look at KDE and I like what I see.

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Mobile WiFi router runs Linux

December 15, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Novatel Wireless announced a mobile WiFi hotspot that is said to support EVDO 3G services and run Linux. Set to ship in the first half of 2009, the pocket-sized MiFi is billed as an "open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications."

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LF chief talks up Moblin and the well-hedged OS

December 14, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
In an interview with the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin, the group's executive director explains why Moblin is "the project you want to watch." Zemlin (pictured) also touts Linux for being ideally "well hedged" to survive the recession, but points to a future obstacle for the OS.

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Panel PCs claimed "waterproof"

December 14, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Aaeon has announced three "waterproof" panel PCs that are equipped with touchscreen displays and Intel Celeron processors. The Fox-80, Fox-120, and Fox-150 panel PCs feature ports and surfaces that all meet the IP65 standard for water resistance, according to the company.

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Embedded Linux distro rev'd for ARM11

December 14, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Denx Software Engineering has updated its industrial Linux and tools distribution for ARM. Optionally available with the Qong EVB-Lite evaluation board pictured, Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) includes cross-tools, real-time add-ons, and target architecture support for ARM chips with or without EABIs (embedded application binary interfaces).

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Linux patent program finances "defensive publications"

December 14, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Patent holding company Open Invention Network (OIN) has launched a "Linux Defenders" program, co-sponsored by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and the Linux Foundation (LF). The program is designed to make prior art more readily accessible to patent and trademark office examiners, says OIN.

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Nearly 50% of IT Shops to Skip Windows Vista

December 14, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
A new survey finds lower-than-expected Vista deployments, while anticipation for Windows 7 builds.

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Which Top Apps Have the Most Security Holes?

December 14, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Some of the most-used applications on Windows today are also some of the most vulnerable to security flaws. And it's often the user's fault.

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The Linux CLI for Beginners, or, Fear Not the Linux Command Line!

December 13, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac.

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Editor's Note: Does the Internet Make People Stupid?

December 13, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
I've read a number of essays recently that claim that the modern information society makes people stupid. The print publication industry is in decline, so people are reading fewer printed books, magazines, and newspapers. These are replaced by the intellectual junk food of the Web and television. The people who write these pieces are passionate, articulate, refer to all kinds of studies, quote all kinds of people, and I suspect get paid well to write them. But it's all for naught because it's hooey.

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2 Comments System76 Launches Biometric Ubuntu Linux Laptop

December 13, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
As big PC companies like Hewlett-Packard finally push into desktop Linux, WorksWithU will give equal time to the industry pioneers that evangelized desktop Linux before it went mainstream.

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Microsoft: Hole exploit endangers all IE versions

December 13, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
An unpatched security hole in Internet Explorer that is being exploited affects all versions of the browser, making it more serious than originally believed when it was first publicized two days ago, Microsoft says.

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How to really speed up Web serving (and Plone) for your iPhone readers

December 13, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
Web servers (especially Plone, by default) work wonders in combination with an HTTP accelerator such as Varnish or Squid. But your iPhone readers are out of luck because of a grave bug on MobileSafari -- Plone sites are especially slow like molasses on the iPhone. Don't worry, here's a trick that will solve it.

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Windows needs a Linux package manager

December 13, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years ago
From the "lessons Microsoft should learn from open source" files: Windows users have a real problem when it comes to updates. Sure they have Microsoft Update and certainly many applications include their own update mechanisms. Yet despite that, there seems to be a problem with Windows users actually updating. Time for them to get a real package manager?

Read more at: blog.internetnews.com   ( 8 comments )

Build an available Linux server environment with IBM blades

December 12, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
To build an available Linux server environment with IBM blades, first you need to set up a fault-tolerant environment between the blade and any external storage. This enables you to deliver redundancy and enable multipathing. In this article, learn how to integrate an x86-based IBM BladeCenter server and external IBM BladeCenter Boot Disk System SAS storage, as a critical prerequisite for a reliable Linux/blade server environment.

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Is Linux ready for the average user? My wife thinks so

December 12, 2008 (9:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
So is Linux ready for the average user. My wife sure thinks so and if I can get my wife to use Linux without complaint, I can get anyone to use Linux.

Read more at: okiiliving.blogspot.com   ( 1 comment )

Richard Stallman's FSF Suing Cisco for GPL violations

December 12, 2008 (9:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Cisco said it was disappointed by the lawsuit, saying it takes its open source software obligations and responsibilities seriously. "We are currently reviewing the issues raised in the suit but believe we are substantially in compliance. We have always worked very closely with the FSF and hope to reach a resolution agreeable to the company and the foundation." Cisco is one of the leading contributors to the Linux kernel. Cisco also is holding a $100,000 contest for Linux developers and uses the open source operating system with its AXP router module as well.

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