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Telstra takes an opt-out tack

Telstra looks like it is flagrantly disregarding the Australian Communication Authority’s (ACA) spam guidelines by forcing an opt-out of corporate e-mail and marketing material on users of its new online DVD service.

Get Seti for massive computing project

The creator of the world's largest distributed computing project SETI@home was in Australia this week spruiking local participation in his supercomputing vision.

SAGE-Au broadens conference agenda

Members will get a custom-made program at this year's annual System Administrator's Guild of Australia (SAGE-Au) conference in Hobart next month.

IBM, Nicta to collaborate on open source

IBM has formed a joint venture with National ICT Australia (Nicta) to open its first Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) outside North America. The centre will focus on open source software with the anticipation of attracting the attention of governmen...

Utilising USB modems with Linux

Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is fast becoming the standard in external device interfacing and, as a result, a range of USB modems is now available on the market. A key benefit of external USB modems is that they are bus powered and hence don't requi...

Installing ZipSlack Linux

This month, to complement our LinuxWorld.com.au hacker shoot-out feature, we have provided the ZipSlack Linux distribution on the cover CD. The latest release, ZipSlack 8.0, contains the basic software of the Slackware 8.0 Linux distribution without ...

SnapGear SOHO+ VPN router

A hardware virtual private networking solution for small business, the SOHO+ includes a router and a firewall in one handy box.

Installing a window manager

In this Here's How column, we will look at setting up a new window manager, from installing the software to configuring X so it will be displayed.

Osborne legacy passed onto Gateway

Gateway's decision to axe its Australian operations Wednesday comes after five years of struggling to find a place among the more established industry brands.

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