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Linux Phone Standards Forum Releases First Specification

Although Google's Android is the media darling, it's not the only mobile Linux option out there. The point was reinforced yesterday with the release of the first specification from the Linux Phone Standards Forum. more>>

Vores Tuum Victum Canis

In English that means "Eat Your Own Dog Food". We do that here at Linux Journal, we use Linux and FOSS. OK, maybe its not "our" dog food since we didn't write it, but you get the point. more>>

Microsoft Offering Spyware For Free

The folks at Microsoft want to know what you're doing — they really, really want to know. In fact, they want to know so bad they'll give you free copies of their software if you'll let them spy on you for a while. more>>

Tech Tip: Keyword Search in Firefox

Firefox is a great browser, but you already knew that, right? Firefox's keywords facility can be used for a neat search trick. It is best used for a directed search engine that digs specific data -- for example, a Bugzilla search, IMDb search, LXR search or Marcel/wine search http://www.wine-searcher.com, and so on. Here are the steps: more>>

Seagate Doesn't Need Linux

Seagate Technology, the world's largest producer of hard disks, has decided it doesn't need Linux users — or Mac users, for that matter. The realization of this new philosophy comes with the release of Seagate's "Free Agent" series, which are apparently useless on anything but Windows. more>>

Fun with Photo Mosaics

Thank you lifehacker for this one. more>>

Mozilla Speaks On Why IE Bytes

Just over a week ago, Microsoft lackey Jeff Jones came out and claimed that Firefox is less secure than Internet Explorer because Mozilla finds and fixes more bugs than Microsoft. Now Mozilla is striking back at the bugs in Microsoft's logic. more>>

How to Find the Right Program

Kristian's blog entry about tc is a perfect example of what I see as a common problem. How do you find the "right" program for a task. more>>

Nokia Wants To Lock Up Ogg

The open-source Ogg Theora video format is an important part of keeping video free on the web — but it won't be for long if Nokia gets its way. more>>

New rails version 2.0!

So Rails 2.0 is out! You can find more information here!

In NYC on December 13th?

Keep the evening of Thursday, December 13th, 2007 open for free drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the professional networking holiday event for New York's technology sector.

Everyone is invited, open source or closed..

http://www.orgcom.info/Holiday Suspenders Bar and Restaurant 111 Broadway at Thames Street New York, NY more>>

I will blog about this song...

This is for all of you who have been around the block :) more>>

Traffic Control with tc

This weekend I had an interesting dilemma. I needed to transfer about 2GB worth of data to a remote machine. That's not really a lot to download, but it can be quite a pain on an asynchronous upload home Internet connection where your upload speed is pitiful! So, I began the transfer, and wouldn't you know that halfway through, my roommate returned from work. Now, since my roommate works at a startup called Blinkx in downtown San Francisco, he has work to do pretty much 24/7. I didn't want to disturb his work, but I also didn't want to cancel my transfer. What was a hacker to do :-( more>>

The Sun Is Up On Open Source Development

Sun Microsystems has a new idea for how to encourage Free Software development: Offer cash. more>>

It's Not A Wonderful Life For CompUSA

Ailing electronics retailer CompUSA won't be getting it's Christmas wish this year, as news came on Friday that the computer superstore will sell or close all stores by the end of the year. more>>

BusyBox Gives Verizon The GPL Smackdown

There was a time not long ago when the GNU General Public License had never been the subject of litigation. That's no longer the case, as the BusyBox litigation machine has rolled on to a new target: Verizon. more>>

Check Your Mail For The OLPC

If you were one of the ones who got in early for the One Laptop Per Child program's "Give One Get One" offer, keep an eye on the mailbox. more>>

Buy a Computer from a Linux Icon

Clay Claiborne is a Linux community icon. For those that frequent Linux-centric trade shows and conferences, he's the guy in the tall red brim hat that has the word "LINUX" scrawled around it. He's been a highly respected member of the community as long as the community has existed.

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Ideas for a Geek Ranch Web Site

In my last article I introduced the idea of the Geek Ranch. The facility will be more than just a place for geeks to write code. We are going to need a web site to promote the facility to the various audiences. All the pieces of that web site are not yet determined but we do have an initial features list.

Here it is: more>>

Drupal 5.5? I must have missed 5.4

While I was looking the other way, the good people behind the Drupal project went and released TWO updates. If you blinked, you probably missed the release of Drupal 5.4, which corrected a potential SQL injection vulnerability. The release was immediately followed (well, a day later) by Drupal 5.5 to correct a minor boo boo created with the previous update.

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