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  • Nobel Prize Implies Open Source is a Perfect Market (2007-10-17 20:15:00)
    Blogging Hyperic: "As long as lawyers exist, I am sure Intellectual Property rights will not die. However, as the software market expands and accelerates, we most assuredly have seen the beginnings of the death throes of innovation in a closed source model..."

  • Government Geeks Send Their Bosses to Open Source (2007-10-17 18:00:02)
    451 CAOS Theory: "The reality is that while these attendees--from city, county, state, federal and foreign governments--are already using, benefiting from and appreciating open source software, most are still seeking enlightenment on the subject..."

  • Ubuntu: It's Not Just for Desktops Anymore (2007-10-17 13:30:00)
    Linux-Watch: "7.10 also comes with three new quick-start profiles so users can automatically set up a server for such typical uses as an e-mail, database or Web server. These profiles are in addition to the existing LAMP and DNS ones and significantly ease deployment, management and maintenance for edge-of-the-network server jobs."

  • Plaintiff: Open Source Not on Trial in Linux Suit (2007-10-17 12:00:00)
    internetnews.com: "The nation's first Linux patent suit currently facing Red Hat and Novell isn't about open source at all. Or so the plaintiff says..."

  • How to simulate a slow network with 'wanem' (2007-10-17 09:30:00)
    KDE Developer's Journals: "Some of you may remember my blog post "How to simulate a slow network...from nearly two years ago...that blog post did describe in some detail how you can use a command...to emulate a network connection across the loopback interface that is handicapped by a 20msec latency delay. I'm still getting a private mail or two every half year inquiring about it."

  • How to touch-up portraits with GIMP (2007-10-17 08:00:00)
    Red Hat Magazine: "This tutorial explores a few simple techniques to improve a portrait using GIMP. In particular, you'll see a couple of new features introduced in the new GIMP 2.4, the Healing Tool and the Red Eye Removal filter."

  • The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (2007-10-17 06:30:00)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops."

  • FSF/GNU Project Web Site Overhauls Make Navigation Easier (2007-10-17 05:00:00)
    Blue GNU: "These sites, that once looked like they had not been updated since 1997, now look like modern, navigable sites."

  • Transcribing in Linux: Easy As 1, 2, 3... (2007-10-17 03:30:00)
    OSWeekly: "I'm fairly sure that this is not open source software. My reasoning for stating this, since I have yet to see anything even close to Express Scribe, in the open source world as of yet."

  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3 (2007-10-17 02:00:00)
    Howtoforge: "Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule."

  • IPFire: Free firewall for your home or SOHO (2007-10-17 00:30:00)
    Linux Mini: "When the team was refounded to get rid of the old IPCop-code they made a totally new concept of the system including the linux kernel 2.6 to support the latest generation of hardware."