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MandrakeSoft, here we go again

Author: JT Smith - By Jack Bryar - I love MandrakeSoft. I love its product. I think its software team is great, but the company's recent "strategy" of begging for money is ridiculous posture for any for-profit company. It may be time for MandrakeSoft to return to its roots. It must be that time...
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Debian developer wins gold in Salt Lake City

Author: JT Smith Debian Planet reports that a Debian developer has won two gold medals at this year's Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
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Everything XMMS

Author: JT Smith DocTomoe writes: "While many Linux users wouldn't think a second about playing music on a Linux box, others can't live without it. iMacLinux has a guide that will show you a bit through the possibilities of XMMS and why it has become the "standard" Linux music player. Screenshots...
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'We'll play nicely' says Microsoft

Author: JT Smith BBC.co.uk: " Steve Ballmer was sharing the platform with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder when he acknowledged his company had a less than perfect track record as far as trustworthiness went."
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Bynari offering free Linux groupware suite

Author: JT Smith LinuxPR: "Bynari's InsightConnector allows Microsoft(R) Outlook users to uncouple their dependence on Microsoft Exchange. To test it, a user needs an IMAP server. So what's the problem? Outlook users need an Open Source advocate to help them through the murky waters of freedom."
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LinuxLaboratory.org call for papers

Author: JT Smith njcajun writes: "LinuxLaboratory.org, a banner-ad free community site devoted to administrators of *nix servers and networks, is looking for any and all writers who can document some of the more advanced uses of Linux. Some ideas are: 'Linux in a Mixed LDAP/NIS environment', '...
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Firebird 1.0 final release

Author: JT Smith Mariuz writes: "The Firebird Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Firebird 1.0 for Linux, Windows and MacOS X. Other directly supported platforms (FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX) should follow shortly."
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Video of Alan Cox giving the BT Public Lecture

Author: JT Smith ITWales is launching its online magazine by featuring, among many other articles, a streaming video of Alan Cox at the University of Wales, giving a lecture entitled "Doing Things Differently - Linux Past, Present and Future."
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Helping new (enterprise level) Linux users

Author: JT Smith - By Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Looking at my email and talking to people I meet at various industry association meetings, I am seeing a shift in the kind of people who are switching to Linux. And the latest round of "converts" I see are not dumber or less computer-savvy than "old-...
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Some games aren't fun: Blizzard vs. bnetd

Author: JT Smith InfoWorld has a column by frequent NewsForge contributor Russell Pavlicek taking about the Blizzard Entertainment vs. bnetd Open Source game server controversy. "The problem here is one of precedent. If you thought you were free to use legally obtained software any way you wanted,...
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