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Apple Debuts Envelope-Sized Laptop

The last few days — indeed, the last few weeks — have been filled with much speculation over what Steve Jobs would produce as Apple's newest and neatest offering during his "Stevenote" at the Macworld exposition. He certainly didn't disappoint. more>>

MySQL's Future is Looking Sun-y

Buying an open-source offering is the hot thing in Silicon Valley these days, and Sun Microsystems doesn't want to be left out. According to today's announcement, Sun will be picking up the open-source database company MySQL AB for a cool $1 billion. more>>

Photo of the Month

Linux Journal is once again looking for THE photo of the month. Submit your photo to publisher@linuxjournal.com for consideration. One winner will be chosen each month and their photo will run in the upcoming issue of Linux Journal. more>>

Intel in Hot Water with New York

While Intel — the world's leading microprocessor manufacturer — is facing investigations by the European Commission, South Korea, and Japan over it's trade practices, the U.S. has been a relative safe haven. That's all changed, with the announcement last week that New York State will begin an investigation into whether the company's competition tactics against AMD went too far. more>>

European Commission to Investigate Microsoft...Again.

Sometimes, it seems like some people just won't learn from the past. Such appears to be the case with Microsoft, as the European Commission announced this week that they will begin another investigation into Microsoft's anti-competition practices, just months after having closed the last. more>>

The Auxiliary Building

As much as I know we need a project management system to build the Geek Ranch I will leave that discussion for another day. But, my current experience illustrates a case when project management software doesn't solve the problems.

The first building we are going to construct is what I will call more>>

Network Solutions Causes Fracas with New Domain Policy

The torches and pitchforks came out Friday with the announcement of a new domain registration policy at Network Solutions that has garnered allegations of engaging in the very act it claims to prevent. more>>

SCO v. Novell to Hit Utah in April

First there was The Rumble in the Jungle. Then came the Thrilla in Manila. Now it's time for the Wake in Salt Lake, as the trial in SCO's infamous lawsuit against Novell has been set for April 29th, and may well be the death knell for the failing company. more>>

Wackypedia: the Wikipedia fork

The fork occupies an ambivalent place in the world of open source. On the one hand, it is widely perceived as the worst thing that can happen to a project, pitting hacker against hacker, and dissipating coding effort that could be more usefully applied in a united way. On the other, it is the ultimate test and guarantee of openness: if code cannot be forked, it is not truly open. more>>

KDE 4.0 Hits the (Virtual) Shelves

KDE fans, now is the time you have been waiting for! The long-awaited, eagerly-anticipated, it's-going-to-knock-your-socks-off-when-it-gets-here KDE 4.0 is now available. more>>

Picturing CES, continued

Linux wasn't everywhere at CES, but it was close, making it impossible to see Everything with Linux in it. But we tried. more>>

UK Gives Microsoft a Good Paddling

In what may well be the most brilliant government decision in history, the UK agency tasked with overseeing information technology in schools has issued a report barring adoption of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office 2007 in British schools. more>>

FBI Loses Phone Taps Over Unpaid Bills

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a bill in collections knows it isn't a fun process, but apparently for the FBI, it can even become a threat to national security. more>>

KDE Control Centre

Setting your desktop's wallpaper is only the beginning. more>>

Homeland Security Trains Spotlights on Open Source

The Department of Homeland Security — the government body tasked with maintaining security in the United States — wants to leave no stone unturned, and to do so, has uncovered security holes in nearly two hundred Open Source projects. more>>

OLPC is all the Rage

The One Laptop Per Child project has been all the rage lately, from the infamous split with Intel to reviews of the Give One, Get One systems now arriving to users — including one by our own David A Lane. Now there's even more news, and as usual, it's wild. more>>

Hackers Take Down Pennsylvania Government

After a series of attacks on state government websites last Friday, administrators of Pennsylvania's web sites pulled the plug, rendering the sites inaccessible for hours. more>>

AT&T Wants to Filter Traffic for Copyright Infringement

The New York Times is reporting that during a panel discussion Tusday at the Consumer Electronics Show, internet service provider AT&T revealed that it has plans to begin filtering customer's internet traffic in a search and destroy mission against copyright infringement. more>>

First Wild iPhone Trojan Discovered

In an announcement that resembled a Jacques Cousteau special more than a security report, it was revealed today that the first iPhone Trojan has been discovered "in the wild." more>>

File Juggling with Krusader

Konqueror, KDE's default file manager and browser, is a good all-around tool, but that doesn't necessarily mean it fits all your file management needs. Sometimes a dedicated file manager can be a better choice for daily computing. Krusader is a powerful and versatile file manager that can make your work more efficient and productive. more>>

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