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Return of the Jedi...Er, Mandriva

Last week, we reported that Microsoft — which we affectionately like to think of as "The Empire" — had struck a blow against Linux in developing countries by destroying a Nigerian deal to provide Mandriva Linux to school-children. more>>

Municipal Wi-Fi Starting To Slide

The push from cities around the country to provide city-funded wireless internet access is starting to stagnate, with plan changes in two more cities. more>>

Sony CEO Wishes For Time Travel

According to the Associated Press, Sony CEO Howard Stringer wishes he could turn back time. The comments came at a Manhattan "Captains of Industry" lecture sponsored by the 92nd Street YMCA, and related to Sony's Blu Ray DVD format. more>>

WALC2007

When you travel a lot, once in a while it just seems that you are on "The Trip from Hades", and you wonder why you travel as much as you do. more>>

Mozilla Pulls Firefox 3 Over Digg Debacle

If you were hoping to get your hands on the latest Firefox 3 Release Candidate, you're going to have to go after it old-school. more>>

NSAT&T?

According to testimony by a former AT&T technician before Congress, the NSA has been using AT&T to listen in on God knows what. more>>

Fedora's Warewolf Sees The Moon

The latest release of Fedora Linux — Red Hat's community-developed version — has hit the street, going by the codename Warewolf. more>>

Skype Brings Video To Linux

The number one requested Skype feature for Linux users has arrived: Video.

That's right, the latest beta release from Skype offers video among a host of other features. Linux users are used to having to deal with missing features in Windows-centric applications, and video in Skype has long been one of those. That's all over now. more>>

Prosecutor Implicates Linux Engineer's Son In Cover-up

The murder trial of Namesys-founder Hans Reiser continued today, with the prosecution alleging that Reiser's six-year-old son is part of the cover-up, describing the boy's answers in police interviews as having "been influenced." more>>

Red Hat Meets Amazon

If you're an Amazon user who has been looking for a way to pick up Red Hat's Enterprise Linux, today is your lucky day. The company announced today that it's OS would be available through Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for $19 per month per user, with additional access charges for each hour used. more>>

Microsoft CIO Gets The Axe

With a flick of the pitchfork, Microsoft's CIO Stuart Scott found himself cast out of Hell — er, Redmond, that is — and sent off to the unemployment office. more>>

iPhone To Make UK Debut

If you're in the United Kingdom and want an iPhone, get ready, because their on the way. more>>

Paragraph and Page Spacing in OpenOffice.org Writer

Document design is all about space -- the space allotted to an element, and the space between and around elements. This concern is especially obvious when you are setting up paragraphs and page spacing. more>>

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GPhone Knocked Out By Android

Well, the news has finally come, and the geek community is shedding a tear: Google won't be offering up an Open Source smart-phone. However, it will be offering up an Open Source mobile-OS for somebody else's smart-phone. more>>

OLPC Rolls Off The Line

If you're excited by the "$100 Laptop" — even though it'll cost you $400 to get one — then this is right up your alley: There are now pictures of them coming off the production line.

That's right, One Laptop Per Child is in production, and there are pictures to prove it. You have have a look via the OLPC's wiki. more>>

Red Hat Is Up With The Sun

The ink appears to be dry on Red Hat's sign-up as part of Sun's open-source Java program, OpenJDK.

Red Hat will now be integrating the work it's done on the Java SE JDK, called IcedTea, with the OpenJDK project, and will eventually offer an implementation for it's Enterprise distro. Red Hat currently provides open-source alternatives to the proprietary elements that remain in OpenJDK. more>>

Microsoft To Open Up Live.com

The cyber-rumor mills are atwitter with the news that Microsoft may open up the live.com domain for email tomorrow. more>>

Linux Engineer Accused of Murder Goes to Trial

Hans Reiser, an open source Linux engineer, traumatized his 5-year-old son with violent video games and horror movies, prosecutor Paul Hora told jurors in the opening of Reiser's murder trial. Reiser is accused of murdering his Russian-born wife Nina Reiser, who disappeared in September 2006. more>>

A Little Ruby (the Book)

A long time ago, Brian Marick started working on a book called A Little, A Lot of Objects. It’s modeled after the excellent Little Lisper. Sadly, Brian never got past a third chapter, still a lot of people have enjoyed (and learned from) this book over the years. more>>

Good versus Evil: The JavaScript Wars

Microsoft's IE chief Chris Wilson is up in arms about JavaScript, and he's set his sights on Brendan Eich, Mozilla's CTO. It's definitely a battle to watch, as Eich is only the creator of JavaScript. Way to go Wilson: take on the creator himself. more>>

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