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  • Microsoft Has Serious Plans to do Away With Windows (2008-08-01 22:30:02)
    Computerworld: "The plans, which are far from being finalized, indicate the Microsoft is really running scared of Mac OS and Linux on the desktop."

  • Alfresco Supports Microsoft SharePoint's Protocol: Thanks, EU! (2008-08-01 21:30:02)
    OStatic: "As a result of its legal problems with the EU, Microsoft was forced to expose key protocols for Microsoft Office. Previously, Microsoft offerings such as SharePoint tended to tie in very tightly with Office, but other platforms couldn't leverage SharePoint's content sharing and collaboration features."

  • Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux) (2008-08-01 18:30:02)
    PC World: "We looked at the Linux (Linpus) version for this review, which has an 8GB SSD and 512MB of DDR2 RAM accompanying its 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU. Straight out of the box, the Linpus interface boots up in around 20sec."

  • Linux Desktop Odyssey: When Linux Has a Bad Day (2008-08-01 18:00:02)
    Techworld: "I was preparing to move to my Linux desktop yesterday when all hell broke loose. It seems the SLED 10 box and its partner in crime Lotus Notes were having a very bad day."

  • Vista SP1 and XP SP3 vs. Mac OS X and Linux (2008-08-01 17:30:02)
    Softpedia: "Both Mac OS X and Linux have made consistent inroads into Windows' territory, a trend which only managed to accentuate following the availability of Windows Vista. But, at the end of July 2008, Microsoft got a little space to breathe."

  • Linux Preinstalls Rocket to Three Per Cent (2008-08-01 16:30:02)
    The Inquirer: "The Linux share of this route to market has edged up ever since the Vista launch. Then it broke the two per cent barrier in May after the latest release of Ubuntu, the strain of Linux most capable of kicking Microsoft in the shins."

  • Google: No Such Thing as Complete Privacy (2008-08-01 16:00:02)
    Builder AU: ""Today's satellite-image technology means that...complete privacy does not exist," Google said in its response to the complaint."

  • HP Pays Half for Nvidia's Graphic Problems (2008-08-01 15:30:09)
    The Inquirer: "According to people close to the agreement, Nvidia has agreed to shoulder half the costs that HP sees, and that is averaging about $150 per incident. Someone doesn't want this information out, and anyone close to it is being shut up."

  • 10 Ultimate Rules for Effective System Administration (2008-08-01 13:30:09)
    nixCraft: "7. Use Command Line more than GUI
    Use the command line as much as possible. Whether you are configuring a VLAN on a switch or setting up LDAP/NIS authentication on a Linux server, always use the command line instead of GUI."

  • Buck DNS Monoculture with BIND Alternatives (2008-08-01 06:00:04)
    LinuxPlanet: "Out of several good choices, we're going to look at MaraDNS and Dnsmasq. MaraDNS is great for both caching and authoritative name serving, and claims to be highly secure. Dnsmasq is a great program for name services on the LAN: DNS caching, local name resolution, and DHCP."

  • Linux Tablets Gain Slick Remote Desktop Tech (2008-08-01 04:30:04)
    Linux Devices: "LogMeIn announced a beta plugin for Nokia's Linux-based N800 and N810 Internet Tablets. The LogMeIn Nokia N800/810 Browser Plugin enables Internet Tablet users to access and control their Windows PCs or Macs running the free or commercial versions of LogMeIn."

  • LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008 Kicks Off Next Week in San Francisco (2008-08-01 01:30:04)
    RedOrbit: "The LinuxWorld exhibit floor will feature companies that are driving the future of Linux and open source, including, ACCESS, CA, CISCO, Fujitsu, Intel, Talend, Ubucon, Novell, Bivio Networks, VMware, SugarCRM, Rackable Systems, Wind River, Oracle and many more. Many exhibitors consider LinuxWorld the perfect stage to announce their latest product and service offerings or other breaking news relevant to the Linux and open source industry."