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New competition for Microsoft

Author: JT Smith The New York Times reports that a group of Linux software developers and computer makers plan to create a foundation to offer a unified desktop user interface and a set of productivity programs intended to compete as a free alternative to Microsoft Office.
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Sun puts dollars and suits behind GNOME

Author: JT Smith Sun sources tell The Register that it will unveil its "GNOME Foundation" initiative at the San Jose LinuxWorld Expo this week. Also read about several companies backing GNOME at ZDNet.
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Dell to demo Linux on Itanium

Author: JT Smith The Register reports that Dell will demo an Intel Itanium-based server running Linux at LinuxWorld Expo later today.
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Banned from the Olympics

Author: JT Smith The International Olympic Committee has essentially blocked Web sites from covering the games in Sydney, Australia reports TheStandard.
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Interview with Apache's Behlendorf

Author: JT Smith OLinux publishes an interview with Brian Behlendorf.
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Ogg Vorbis - The Free Alternative To MP3

Author: JT Smith Interview with Christopher Montgomery about the process and the product necessary to take on mp3, from Slashdot.
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TurboLinux delivers first IA64 port of Helix Code GNOME

Author: JT Smith TurboLinux, Inc., today announced availability of the fifth upgrade of its IA-64 Linux distribution that includes the world's first IA-64 port of Helixcode's GNOME desktop and other enhancements to optimize performance on Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor-based server and workstation...
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Spreadsheets under BSD

Author: JT Smith "The real test of the BSDs on the corporate desktop is going to be the spreadsheet" from BSD Today.
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Guide to choosing a modem for Linux

Author: JT Smith SignalGround has put up this guide on how to choose and install a modem for a Linux system, from Weekly News.
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MandrakeSoft ports Linux-Mandrake to SPARC

Author: JT Smith NewsAlert reports that MandrakeSoft today announced that its award winning solution, Linux-Mandrake, has been ported to Sun Microsystems' SPARC(TM) and UltraSPARC(TM) platforms.
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