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Linux's Free System Is Now Easier to Use, but not for everyone

""This column is written for mainstream, nontechie users of digital technology. These folks aren't necessarily novices, and they aren't afraid of computers. They also aren't stupid. They simply want their digital products to operate as promised, with as little maintenance and hassle as possible."

OpenVZ Software Available for Latest Linux Kernel 2.6.22

Keeping in step with the Linux kernel development, the OpenVZ project today announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software for the most recent stable Linux kernel 2.6.22 -- introduced in July.

Retailer Refuses Hardware Repair Due To Linux

"PC World said that installing Linux had voided my warranty and there is nothing they will do for me. I spoke to a manager, who said that he has been told to refuse any repairs if the operating system has been changed. I feel this has really gone against my statutory rights and I will do everything I can to fight it. I will review comments for your advice."

Lenovo ThinkPads loaded with Linux

Lenovo, manufacture of ThinkPad laptops wants your help choosing a Linux distribution. Vote online now.

Why you really can't use 'Linux' as a screen name on the Xbox 360

When the news broke about it being impossible to use Linux as a screen name on the Xbox 360 it sounded like such a Microsoft thing to do. Alas, the real reason why you can't use Linux as a screen name is much more mundane.

Microsoft flashes Silverlight for Linux

Microsoft is to make its recently unveiled Silverlight 'Flash killer' plug-in available on Linux.

Linux isn't the only platform this would-be senator is standing on

James Purser, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) supporter, committee member for Linux Australia, and ICT consultant, is running for the Senate in the next federal election as an independent for New South Wales. With limited resources, Purser's campaign is fueled by the power of Linux and the Internet, which he is using to build networks and communicate with the public.

Linux Foundation statement on OOXML

On September 2, the comment and voting period will close on ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft's Office Open XML formats (OOXML).