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Verizon To Offer Open Access

In a stroke of irony, Verizon Wireless has become the first U.S. cellular provider to open their network to any device that meets basic connectivity standards. more>>

LinuxJournal.com Needs Your Help

Thank you to everyone who completed LinuxJournal.com's most recent web survey. We're busy reading every single survey and comment that came in and are so grateful and impressed with all of the feedback. Thank you again! more>>

Putting Linux in Perspective

While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC. more>>

Exploit mingw and wine for cross-platform portability testing

I frequently need to write portable C code that runs on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Sometimes it is beneficial to cross-compile from Linux for Windows during testing. Here is a very simple example that will get you hacking win32 code on Linux by utilizing mingw and wine :-) more>>

Red Hat Releases Amazon Beta

Just weeks after announcing that its Enterprise Linux offering would be made available through Amazon's EC2 service, Red Hat has released a public beta of the software. more>>

LJ on Androids

I don't want to beat a "dead-horse" but I find the basic functionality of the android emulator quite nice. Check out a preview here.

Seesmic

I am interested in the direction social media is taking with regard to video content. I'd like to check out what seesmic.com is doing. Anyone want to send me an invite? Thanks in advance :)

SCO- Novell Will Go To Trial

The much-anticipated trial in the dispute between SCO and Novell — which was halted when SCO filed for bankruptcy protection — is back on, thanks to the Bankruptcy Court judge. more>>

Enter an address, find out how walkable it is

Before heading out to lunch today, we're looking up our office address on a newly launched site, Walk Score to see if there's anywhere nearby to eat that we've missed. Walk Score shows you a map of what's nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property, in our case the Linux Journal office: more>>

Low-cost Linux PC A GPL Violator?

The Asus eeePC made headlines last month when it went on sales as one of a number of ultra-low-cost Linux options, but the latest headlines are far less encouraging: the system is reportedly in violation of the GNU General Public License. more>>

The Source is Open, n00bs Welcome

I was discussing the topic of posting to a high profile site like Linux Journal with a friend of mine recently. Their take on the issue is that it can be intimidating to say stuff, either in a blog like this, or in a forum post, because of the "what if I mess up" concern. more>>

Have a Beer, for Free

In the December issue of Linux Journal magazine, I wrote in the Quake 3 Article that I didn't fully understand the notion of "Free as in beer." In the next paragraph, I go on to explain what it means, and left the "I dont' get it" part as a silly view of the free beer concept. more>>

Mountable Linux Filesystem Uses Gmail as Storage

Gmail Filesystem (GmailFS) provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium (for us Gmail users that's 2.9 gigs for free). With it you can use your favorite Unix commands such as ls, mv, cp, grep, rm, and so forth to communicate with Gmail.

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Who is excited about Drupal 6?

Last week, drupal.org posted the news that the version 6 beta 3 release is now available. more>>

Wii Homebrew

I ran across a group of seemingly enthusiastic developers working on a Nintento Wii homebrew. This group's special mission? more>>

Wiggly Windows

I love Compiz. I won't lie to you. Sometimes, however, I worry that it's making me a dumber employee. Sure, my coworkers may play their Windows Solitaire for hours on end, but I just grab my browser window and shake it like a dog to watch it jiggle. And I like it. more>>

Linux Gas Pump Prints Google Maps

In further proof that you can never escape Google or interactive marketing, Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced Google support for its Encore gas pump's interactive displays. Gilbarco's Linux-based Applause media system now offers printable Google local business search, maps, driving directions, and coupons. More.

BusyBox Busy With Two New Suits

The developers of BusyBox made history a month ago with the settlement of the first lawsuit ever filed over violation of the GNU General Public License. Now it's making history again, with two more GPL suits. more>>

What Does "IP" Really Mean?

For readers of Linux Journal, "IP" almost certainly refers to the Internet Protocol, part of the TCP/IP suite that underpins the Internet. But to most people, if it means anything, "IP" refers to something known as "intellectual property". This widespread recognition is rather curious, because "intellectual property" does not exist. more>>

Linus On Where Linux Is Going

If you've been wondering where Linux — the kernel, that is — will be going next, Linux's developer-in-chief Linus Torvalds is ready to clue you in. more>>

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