Seven Deadliest Linux Commands

Nov 21, 2008

In a TechSource Blog blog, Philippine technology student Jun Auza has assembled a list of the seven deadliest Linux commands, which his readers promptly augmented.

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It's Final: SCO Loses, Novell Wins

Nov 21, 2008

After five years of litigation between SCO and Novell, the final judgment from the U.S. District Court in Utah is that the rights to Unix belong to Novell. SCO, which is already financially stressed, owes Novell around 2.5 million dollars.

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Yellow Dog Linux for Playstation and Apple

Nov 21, 2008

Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) is known for running on Playstation 3 and Apple G4s and G5s. Its manufacturer, Fixstars, has now released version 6.1.

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Sheep-Throwing Marsupial in the "Yo Frankie" Game

Nov 20, 2008

If you've ordered the DVD, you're probably already busy throwing sheep and beating up rats in a lovely virtual countryside.

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Gartner: Open Source Becoming Pervasive Yet Lacking Governance

Nov 19, 2008

Market research firm Gartner discovered that most of the almost 300 organizations it surveyed employed Open Source software in one way or another, but that a general license enforcement policy was missing.

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High Availability: Linbit Merges DRBD+ with DRDB into Open Source

Nov 18, 2008

Austrian company Linbit has announced that it is merging its DRBD+ commercial high availability (HA) software with the open source version DRBD to make a free software solution.

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Patent Dispute Forces Openmoko Housecleaning

Nov 18, 2008

The Openmoko project, developers of an open source mobile phone platform, has recently pulled its download site offline due to a patent dispute.

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Silicon Valley Spam-Slinger Knocked out Cold

Nov 14, 2008

Russia may not be the only place spam hosts lay in wait. Tuesday of this week San Jose webhoster McColo went offline. The result is that the world's spam rate is now down by three-quarters, at least according to the Washington Post's online service.

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