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OpenBSD Foundation established in Canada

Today the OpenBSD Foundation announced that it has been fully formed as a legal entity in Canada, with the stated purpose of acting as the legal entity for handling donations and other legal and financial matters for the OpenBSD operating system and its associated projects. Full text of the press release is below; we’ll print […]

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Freespire 1.0 review

Linspire Inc. claims that the recently released Freespire is the development version of Linspire, much like Fedora Core is the freely available development version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. During the several days that I used it, I found this to be true in both a good and a bad way. It’s good in the […]

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 review

I’ve tested and/or reviewed every version of this operating system (now on its third name) since the first version, and each time I start out impressed but end up walking away disappointed. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is not an exception to this tradition. While it may be a decent desktop operating system, I can’t […]

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Ubuntu Linux 6.06 review

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 was delayed for several weeks to ensure that it was as good as it could be, then finally released on June 1. This version of Ubuntu was supposed to be “enterprise-ready” as a server and as a desktop, but unless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware issues, a substandard Java environment, and […]

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Xandros Desktop Home Edition 4.0 review

After suffering through version 1.0 many years ago, I thought Xandros would be the least likely of the commercial desktop GNU/Linux distributions to succeed. Each subsequent release since 1.1 has changed my mind a little bit, and now with version 4.0 of its home desktop edition, I’m at last convinced that Xandros is positioned for […]

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CentOS 4.3 review

CentOS 4 is built using the same source code as the industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and version 4.3 is commensurate with RHEL 4 update 3. Released in March of this year, CentOS 4.3 contains all previously issued bug fixes and updates. It’s not really a new release so much as it is the […]

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Statement regarding SCO product reviews

There have been rumors that The SCO Group is planning to release a new version of its Caldera Linux product, which has been dormant and unsupported for several years. It used to be a great distro that a lot of people raved about. Ordinarily I’d be all over this kind of announcement, contacting SCO’s PR […]

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SUSE Linux 10.1 Review

Novell’s SUSE Linux operating system has consistently gained momentum for years. Since I started reviewing it at version 8.1, I’ve found each new release to have more options, better autoconfiguration, and expanded hardware support, all while maintaining a high level of stability. But after having extensively tested SUSE Linux 10.1 for x86 and AMD64, I […]

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Hacking SUSE Linux 10.1

When you’re done installing SUSE Linux 10.1 OSS, your desktop system is not complete. You might still need support for Java programs, Adobe Flash animations, PDFs, and RealPlayer and Windows Media Video files. You may also want to add support for playing DVD videos on your computer, and to try out the new XGL graphical […]

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SPB AirIslands review

Pocket PC Games have a strong tendency to be simple and repetitive. That doesn’t mean they aren’t fun, but isn’t it nice to be engrossed in a good strategy game once in a while? Pair that with three great arcade games and you have a spectacular little entertainment package for your Windows Mobile handheld device. […]

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