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  • Netwosix:Return of Netwosix (Jan 12, 2007, 23:00)
    "Yes, Netwosix will be re-born! After I decided to leave Guardian Digital, I'm working on NETWOSIX-NG, with the primary goal of introducing complete support for SELinux."

  • Editor's Note: Linux Bling With 100% Free Software (Jan 12, 2007, 22:00)
    There's a rising chorus in the land- "Linux needs proprietary codecs and drivers, or it's dead as a doornail! Proprietary multimedia 3D bling is the road to Freedom! Sacrifice a little freedom now to get more freedom later!" Huh?

  • Debian Admin: Delete Qmail Server messages Queue (Jan 12, 2007, 21:00)
    "...if you are hit with a spamming attack, you can temporarily instate a second Qmail installation (once the spam run is finished), allow it to take over mail receipt,and then use this tool to clean the offending mails out of the queue before switching over to the main Qmail installation once again."

  • Ubuntu Geek: Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar and kdar(dar Frontend) (Jan 12, 2007, 20:15)
    "KDar can perform differential backups, which means that it can quickly store the differences between a recent full backup and the current state of your data.KDar now supports strong encryption based on the blowfish algorithm."

  • Kerneltrap: Linux: Accessing Files With O_DIRECT (Jan 12, 2007, 19:30)
    "Linux creator Linus Torvalds was quick to reply that despite all the claims there is no good reason for mounting files with O_DIRECT, suggesting that interfaces like madvise() and posix_fadvise() should be used instead..."

  • All about Linux: A perfect New Year Gift from Sun Microsystems - A Free Solaris Media Kit (Jan 12, 2007, 18:45)
    "The media kit is a fabulous DVD case consisting of three DVDs - a copy of Solaris 10 6/06 build operating system for the x64/x86 platform, a copy of Solaris 10 6/06 build operating system for the SPARC platform and finally a DVD containing Java software goodies which include Sun Studio 11, Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 and Netbeans ver 5.0."

  • LWN: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 archived (Jan 12, 2007, 18:00)
    "After four and a half years this marks the final end of life for GNU/Linux 3.0."

  • ABC News: Investigator Faces Charges in HP Probe (Jan 12, 2007, 17:15)
    "A private investigator accused of posing as a journalist to access the reporter's private phone records as part of the boardroom spying scandal at Hewlett-Packard Co. was charged Wednesday with federal identity theft and conspiracy charges, prosecutors said."

  • AMD's Small Factor (Jan 12, 2007, 16:30)
    "Move over, Mac Mini. AMD today announced plans for a new motherboard form factor that will make PCs smaller, quieter and more desktop friendly. The DTX standard is built on ATX, the most common of PC hardware factors, but has a much smaller footprint."

  • Red Hat's Fedora to Get Longer Support (Jan 12, 2007, 15:45)
    "Red Hat's next release of its community Linux distribution will sport a slightly modified name, more packages and a longer supported life."

  • ZDNet: Free tutorials for Open Office (Jan 12, 2007, 15:00)
    "Someone from the government actually helped. Imagine that."

  • Groklaw: Some Facts about openSUSE and Distrowatch Figures - correction (Jan 12, 2007, 14:15)
    "Matthew Aslett of Computer Business Review brings to my attention that a recent article by the Salt Lake Tribune's Bob Mims, "Novell underscores support for free software development", includes an inaccuracy. Because the article has been widely quoted and it is currently linked to on Novell's web site, it seems important to correct it."

  • Linux-Watch: Java IDEs make nice: Eclipse joins JCP (Jan 12, 2007, 13:30)
    "Maybe cats and dogs can live together, after all. Sources close to the matter revealed today that the Eclipse Foundation has joined the Java Community Process (JCP). A quick check of the JCP membership list reveals that the Foundation is listed as a member."

  • Why people use Linux? (Jan 12, 2007, 12:45)
    "Of course, if you are not a Linux user, then you may ask yourself 'hmm…what I am doing on this site?'"

  • RSM McGladrey: Do you have a receipt for that software? (Jan 12, 2007, 10:30)
    'You may have heard the Business Software Alliance (BSA) radio ads offering huge cash rewards — recently boosted to a maximum of $200,000 from $50,000 — to whistle-blowers who report businesses that pirate software."

  • Codeweavers: CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver 6 for Linux (Jan 12, 2007, 07:30)
    "Incorporating substantially improved support for many popular games, including World of Warcraft and many Steam titles (such as Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike), CrossOver Linux now offers Linux users more flexibility than ever to run the Windows applications they need."

  • Installing Ubuntu/Debian on the PS3 (Jan 12, 2007, 06:00)
    'Ah, the PlayStation 3... people getting shot... people standing in line for days just to get their hands on one. I noticed a lot of you are trying to install Ubuntu on this badboy, so I am going to show you how to cross-install Ubuntu Linux / Debian Linux on your PlayStation 3 from an existing Linux system."

  • OSWeekly: ZFS: A New File System for Storage Fans (Jan 12, 2007, 04:30)
    "First of all, ZFS is a 128-bit file system, which, to put it simply, is just insane. This 128-bit system can store approximately 16 billion times more data than the current 64-bit systems."

  • HowToForge: Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux (Jan 12, 2007, 01:30)
    "Ghost4Linux is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally."