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News Archive - November 2005

Firefox, Extensions and Linux's Death

Monday 28th November 2005

Category: News

First of all, the final version of Firefox 1.5 edges ever closer - this week, or even tomorrow. To go along with the shiny new version are some web developer extensions - Measure It is an extension that I saw and installed from that article.

Finally, on Newsforge, there is an article in response to the claim that Linux is doomed. Mr. Barr argues that the case is simply not true.

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Linspire 5


Saturday 26th November 2005

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

Linspire. Something which can essentially be summed as Debian made easy, with extra bits added, and costing some money. Naturally, it isn't that simple (what is?), but that's the basic premise. The question: is Linspire worth the money over other free distributions?

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Tuesday 22nd November 2005

Category: News

We haven't had some news for a while, so there's a few pieces to catch up on. First of all, Firefox 1.5 RC3 has been released - meaning Firefox 1.5 should be getting very close!

Keeping with the browser theme, there appears to be a a rather large hole in Internet Explorer - all you need to do is visit a webpage with the right code, and you could get hit. Microsoft also reached the news (when doesn't it?) by opening its file formats. While I still prefer OpenOffice.org or Gnome Office, I feel this is still a step in the right direction for Office. Of course, using OpenDocument would have been even better!

We finish off with an article all about why governments choose open source. There's plenty in that article to read for a bit, and it is interesting.

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Linux Security, Kernel Coders and Firefox

Saturday 12th November 2005

Category: News

First of all, we have an article on whether we may be seeing more Linux worms in the future, while somebody else argues that Linux is as safe as you make it.

There's also the story of Linus Torvalds "getting tough on kernel coders" for adding last minute changes. Finally, there is a page on the Google and Firefox to Microsoft, assuming that they really are coming together.

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Web Development Tips


Saturday 12th November 2005

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

When you create a web page, there are various things to bear in mind - design, the underlying code, the tools you use, etc. Hopefully, this guide will help you to produce a better, cleaner web page with less confusion and more efficiency.

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Linux Patents, SUSE and Firefox

Thursday 10th November 2005

Category: News

First of all, we have the news of various companies investing in Linux patents, although how effective this will be remains to be seen. Keeping with Linux, there was some speculation that Novell was killing SUSE - you can make your own mind up about it! More recently, one of the founders of SUSE has left Novell, claiming: "This is not [any] longer the company I founded 13 years ago."

Finally, Firefox is now one year old. I'd like to think that it has done extremely well with market penetration in a relatively small time - hopefully, later versions will help continue the trend away from certain non-standard compliant browsers.

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News, News and News

Wednesday 2nd November 2005

Category: News

Here we go... first of all, an article on the SUSE derivatives that are popping up since openSUSE first appeared. Hopefully, this will generate in interest in SUSE and Linux as a whole, and the openSUSE project should get more developers in return.

Another interesting is on Linux.com about QEMU. It is something that I have yet to try, but I've been wanting to for quite some time. With the apperance of that article, I might just start the download for it! Lastly from Linux.com, there is a review of Mandriva 2006.

There's an interesting new combination about: Debian and Solaris. We also have the combination of MySQL and BitKeeper - MySQL are still using it despite the lack of a free version, while others have moved to alternatives such as git. Last on the open source theme is an article on LAMP.

Sun has got a couple of mentions recently. First of all, it has managed to reduce its losses in the last quarter, perhaps owing to the acquisition of Storage Technology. Its new file system is nearly here - ZFS. As said in the article, the aforementioned acquisition of Storage Technology should help Sun to make ZFS a popular solution.

At long last, we get to the last paragraph. Google might decide to help OpenOffice.org, even though they may have already done so. There is also the new Live technology from Microsoft. I would talk about it, but I'm still not entirely sure what it is...

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