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Movable Type Moves To Open Source

Movable Type — the popular blogging platform from Six Apart — has decided to open the doors to Open Source. more>>

Novell Nabs Office Depot

Office Depot — the office supply giant spread across forty-three countries — has decided it will give up it's mix of internal server OS's and transition to a SUSE-only operation. more>>

Another Ultra Mobile PC

I think I have taken neurosis to a new level. Ever since the LinuxWorld show, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the Asus EeePC. Anticipating the $200 version, I was thinking the "Impulse" buy defense. more>>

BarCamp

This week I had the opportunity to meet, (thanks to Startup Houston) Ryan Plesko and Bill Erickson who are organizing BarCamp Texas, January 26-27. more>>

Microsoft's FolderShare Meets The Trash

Reliability is often cited by Microsoft supporters as a defining feature of Microsoft software. One can almost see them reddening through the egg on their faces, with the news that Microsoft's file-syncing software Foldershare has been sharing user's files with the recycle bin. more>>

OpenOffice.org Calc: Basic arithmetic and statistic functions

For novices, functions are one of the most intimidating features of OpenOffice.org's Calc. Newcomers quickly learn that functions are a main feature of spreadsheets, but there are almost four hundred, and many require input that assume specialized knowledge. more>>

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>>

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