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Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit - Austin, Texas - April 8th to 10th, 2008

Unlike a lot of the events that I discuss in my Blog, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a "by invitation only" event with a twist. Normally for "invitation only events", the potential attendee sits by the phone with their prom clothes on, waiting for the call that may or may not come. more>>

Accounting Software for the Geek Ranch

I hate accounting. The one accounting class I took in college proved that to me. The fact that I could get an A in the class by doing one homework problem and copying all the others during class was only part of the reason. But, it's related. I hate doing the same thing over and over and, to me, that is exactly what accounting is. more>>

Crackberries Go Wacked, Downloaders Get Smacked, and Intel's Been Jacked

Quite a bit went on yesterday, from outages to oustings to the outrageous, and we're here to make sure you're kept in the loop. And away we go! more>>

LJ on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook

Call us social networking fools, or just fools depending on your take on social networking sites. We don't necessarily endorse the below sites but if you want to stay up to date with Linux Journal on Twitter, Flickr or Facebook, here ya go:

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Security is the Name of the Game

It's been a rough day here weather-wise, with snow and ice wreaking havoc on everything from the roads to internet service — we were fine without the roads, but the internet was more than we could take. The treacherous conditions outside set us thinking about conditions on the information superhighway, and so we bring you a roundup of interesting security news from the world wide web. more>>

Conspiracies Debunked, Starbucks Demobilized, and the British Desexed

As promised this morning, we're back with more wild and woolly news from the world wide web. more>>

O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing

Conferences in New York in February always make me weary. Today I was reminded why.

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Yahoo Blows a Raspberry, but the Buying Goes On

Buy is the word of the day today among the Big Boys of Tech, with just about everybody looking to add someone else to their list of acquisitions. Without further adieu, here's the rundown. more>>

The 1994-2007 Linux Journal Archive CD-ROM is here!

Just released: the 1994-2007 Linux Journal Archive CD-ROM is here! (And for a limited time, available for 10% off the regular price.)

In easy-to-use HTML format, this space-saving archive CD-ROM offers users the advantage of immediate access to the essential Linux resource: Linux Journal. The Archive CD-ROM contains every issue of more>>

The Volunteer Economy

How much are Yahoo's volunteers worth? And how much less will Yahoo be worth if Microsoft scares them away? That's the question that should be at the center of talk about Yahoo's value — both as an acquisition for Microsoft and as good company to work for with. more>>

Stephen Fry Loves Linux

Until today I only knew of Stephen Fry, wonderful British actor, but now I have learned of a completely new side to this man. As it turns out, he is also Stephen Fry, Linux enthusiast. Way to go, Stephen. more>>

Dell Drops AMD, Europe Takes On OOXML, and the RIAA Continues Being Itself

A bit of moving and shaking went on yesterday, though most of it was on the depressing side — James I was right when he said "No news is good news," or something vaguely like it. Still, it's best to know what's going on, so here we go. more>>

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Review: Battle for Wesnoth

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The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures. www.wesnoth.org more>>

And Now For Something...Really Rather Odd

The bizarre is all around us. There was a time — not too long ago — when science fiction was science fiction. These days, tales of the wild and wacky aren't so much literature as — the evening news. more>>

AO - L, eBay Bites the Bad, and the MPAA Pulls A Rabbit From a Hat

There's lots on the wire this morning, from AOL splitting in twain to the MPAA pulling magic tricks, so let's get right into it. And away we go! more>>

Who is the Best Candidate for the Open Source Community?

This is the question posed by Will Hurley of BMC. After chatting with him today about life, the upcoming elections, and the open source community in general, I decided that I am pretty curious about how to answer that question myself. more>>

Bringing Back Business as Usual

As we've noted with some disdain, the news has been captivated with the Big Money Buyout this week, as though the world is caught in some terrible rerun of Let's Make A Deal. The dealio continues unabated, but the good news is that at least some of the tech world has returned to normal. more>>

When The Government Comes A'Calling

Industry has been the biggest source of news this week, what with the never-ending brouhaha over Microsoft & Yahoo and all the other enterprise ups and downs. Industry isn't the only player, though, and this afternoon we're focusing on what happens when the government gets into the technoplay. more>>

Linus on the Empire; New Releases for GNOME and Ubuntu

In the first go round, Linux arch-developer Linus Torvalds used his appearance on the Linux Foundation's OpenVoices podcast to talk about why the Linux kernel would be sticking with the GPLv2. Now he's back again, sitting down with Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to talk about Microsoft's patent bluster, how he's nonplussed about the work MS has done towards Linux interoperability, the importance of not scaring away potential kernel hackers, and quite a bit more. more>>