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Autohacking, OOXML, and Killer Robots Too!

Some days we laugh our way to the news desk with all the zany antics that come off the wire. Today is no different, so here's your morning helping of the interesting, intriguing, and downright inexplicable. more>>

Apache Compile Wallpaper

Overlaid text is the result of long-exposure.

Victor Gregorio brings us this image from the Linux Journal Flickr pool.

What is your favorite scripting language?

Which language reigns supreme? This is the question that seemed to create the most controversy in our Readers' Choice poll this year so we thought we'd have some fun and open it up to the public to discuss. (This is better than a vi vs. emacs war!) Cast your vote.

Python 32% (1244 votes) Perl 19% (757 votes) PHP 13% (506 votes) Lua 2% (76 votes) Ruby 9% (370 votes) AWK 2% (71 votes) bash 15% (580 votes) Other (comment below) 8% (297 votes) Total votes: 3901

Lots to Learn in the Land of the Legal

Technology news comes in many flavors — product debuts, security revelations, acquisition antics, et cetera et cetera — but one of our very favorite is legal wrangling. Today's news is filled with items of interest from the legal side of the tracks, so lets get our wigs on and get rolling. more>>

So what's the deal with Adobe AIR?

I am pretty excited to hear that Adobe is working toward a release of AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) for Linux, and just wondered what the rest of you think. more>>

There’s a New Bird On The Scene

Sometimes we get the bug to be cheeky. Enter TuxParty.com. more>>

Linux in State Government

Last week I was out jogging with my buddy who works in IT for the State of Michigan here in Lansing where I live. After reading about how many governmental entities worldwide are vigorously promoting FOSS, I was disappointed to hear from my friend that my own state has not been in the FOSS vanguard. more>>

IP Voice 2008 - Lisbon, Portugal - March 5th to 6th, 2008

IP Voice 2008 (http://www.ipvoice2008.com/eng/index2.php) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 5th to 6th, 2008, and with the main audience of this conference being targeted to enterprise customers and communication carriers.

There have been a number of Open Software Phone projects that have happened in the past year and which continue to move forward: more>>

Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases

A few weeks ago I promised to bring in some more general news from the world of Linux audio software development. Alas, my plans were ambushed by the happy intrusion of the release of Renoise for Linux, but I'm back on track. As promised, here's more straight reporting on the world of Linux sound and music software, starting with some news about recently released music notation programs. more>>

Broadband Sanctions, Google Balloons, and Microsoft Mind Control

It's been a light weekend — we're guessing everybody's still coming out of shock from Microsoft's move to "open source" — but never fear, we've busily scoured the 'net and have come up with a stash of goodies to share. Fellow geeks, start your engines! more>>

Doc Searls on The Giant Zero

Linux Journal Senior Editor Doc Searls tells us about The Giant Zero. more>>

More fun with the OLPC XO

As requested, here are some pics of the I/O connections on the XO.

There is a mic input,headphone output and usb at the top area underneath the antenna, and the power input is on the lower area at the side of the screen.

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All the News That's Fit to Print

Now that the Microsoft tidal-wave is over, we're left wondering what else has gone on this week while we were all starting into the face of evil. Ever vigilant, we've scoured the online wire to find a treasure trove of juicy non-MS stories to share. more>>

Interview With Tyler Mitchell of OSGeo

Linux Journal's James Gray recently spoke with Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director of OSGeo, about his organization's efforts to promote open geospatial technologies. more>>

Stumbling Into eGroupWare

Recently I have been grumbling about project management, accounting and organizational software in general. Basically, Gixia and I want to just build the Geek Ranch rather than be bogged down with overhead. The reality is, however, this is too big a project to do without some back-end organization.

As I looked for specific packages for each item I was overwhelmed with more>>

Big Evil Wants to Play Nice Now?

We know, we know, we've done enough Microsoft news this week, and we promise this will be the last one — February is a short month, and we have to get our quota in or the Boss'll take away our stapler. We couldn't pass up this opportunity, however, as it's the first time in history that the "Microsoft" and "Open Source" can appear in the same sentence without the phrase "desperately wants to crush." more>>

Good Worms, Unfair Licenses, and Much, Much More

We told you this morning that it's been a busy week for Microsoft — so busy, in fact, that we couldn't fit it all in one report. Here's a look at what else has gone on this week in Redmond and beyond. more>>

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Review: X-Arcade

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X-Arcade is an industrial quality arcade game controller that injects the ultimate arcade game experience into your PC, MAC or game console (we tested on Linux, of course).

With your X-Arcade Joystick, you can reverse time and play the classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Robotron, Galaga, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter. more>>

A Busy Week in Takeover Land

It's a hard life in Redmond, what with all the people to crush, hostile takeovers to mastermind, and FUD to perpetuate. This week has been a busy one for everyone's favorite Evil-Empire-on-the-move, and we've got all the details of what's made the wire. more>>

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