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Open source storage taking hold

  • Computerworld; By Jerri Ledford (Posted by hkwint on Jul 30, 2006 2:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Everywhere you turn, there's a new open source application or another company adding open source capabilities to existing lines of applications. Guess what? Storage is going open source, too. This CW article points out that open source storage is growing at a pretty good clip. Organizations are turning to open source storage in an effort to cut costs and improve storage usability.

Mainstream Parallel Programming

  • Linux Journal; By Michael-Jon Ainsley Hore (Posted by hkwint on Jul 30, 2006 2:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Whether you're a scientist, graphic artist, musician or movie executive, you can benefit from the speed and price of today's high-performance Beowulf clusters.

Whose hardware is it anyway?

  • Digital Copyright Canada; By Russell McOrmond (Posted by hkwint on Jul 30, 2006 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The important question we must ask is this: Who owns the hardware, and what rights should these owners of tangible property expect to be protected in the law.

Review: Top 10 Mozilla Firefox Extensions

Many Web users have turned to Mozilla's Firefox Web browser for its stripped-down, streamlined operation (and because it's less of a target than Microsoft Internet Explorer). One of the benefits is a huge aftermarket for add-ons that extend the open-source browser's feature set.

Banks slow to deposit Linux in data centers

KeyBank is an example that Linux proponents wish there were more of. The Cleveland-based bank is in the midst of a multiyear upgrade to Linux and expects the open-source operating system to be running on almost 15 percent of its servers, many with mission-critical applications, by 2008.

Mozilla Debuts Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha

Mozilla Corp. on Thursday gave users a first look at the next version of its Thunderbird e-mail client by releasing an alpha of v. 2.0.

Ebay sets up open source community

EBay Inc. on Tuesday began providing open source code for some of its search and access applications to expand its external developer community. The software will be available under a new program called Community Codebase, which was announced at the eBay Developers Conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.

Deal aims to move 50,000 Asian Windows desktops to Linux

  •; By (Posted by hkwint on Jul 29, 2006 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Chinese Linux distributor Co-Create says it signed a multi-million dollar deal July 25 to use Alacos Desktop Migration Agent -- an automated Windows-to-Linux desktop and user migration suite -- to move 50,000 desktop users from Windows to Co-Create Linux in China and other parts of Asia.

"Portable Firefox" released

  •; By (Posted by hkwint on Jul 29, 2006 5:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The "portable" version of Firefox is now released, developer John Haller reports. "Portable Firefox" is the Mozilla Firefox web browser integrated with a "launcher" that makes it a fully portable app, enabling users to take their bookmarks, extensions, and saved passwords with them to whatever computer they're working on.

Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities

Report of highly critical vulnerabilities.

Legacy Group Ends Support for Early Red Hat, Fedora Versions

The Fedora Legacy Group finally ends support for Red Hat 9 and Fedora Core 2, as well as the earlier versions of both popular Linux lines.

Google announces hosting for open source projects

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by hkwint on Jul 28, 2006 1:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Google is scheduled to announce hosting for open source projects on Google Code today during Greg Stein's talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON).

Linux patch problems: Your distro may vary

  •; By Edmund X. DeJesus (Posted by hkwint on Jul 28, 2006 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Why pick one distro instead of another? One reason is security. Not the security of the code itself, but how fast security patches get applied and published.
Therefore, all other things being equal, security managers would prefer a Linux distribution with a record of speedy publication of fixes for security issues.

A Million Linux Smart Phones Shipped in China, Q2

  • Technology News Daily; By Technology News Daily (Posted by hkwint on Jul 28, 2006 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Another vendor reaching a significant milestone in Q2 was second-placed, and second-fastest growing, Motorola, its position achieved primarily from shipments of more than a million Linux-based smart phones in China in the quarter.

Google at OSCON: Open Source Promotes Competition

  • eWEEK Linux; By Peter Galli (Posted by hkwint on Jul 27, 2006 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Google believes that open source is one of the strongest ways to preserve industry competition, and its goal is to help this industry remain healthy and keep injecting fresh blood into it, said Chris DiBona, Google's open source program manager, in a presentation at the annual O'Reilly Open Source Conference here July 26.

[ Wonder what they would think of an open source search engine - hkwint]

Linux-based Scpl phones to replace Motorola Razr line

  •; By (Posted by hkwint on Jul 27, 2006 10:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Motorola will abandon the proprietary "P2K" OS used in the Razr and other currently or soon-to-be shipping models, such as the Rizr, Krazr, and RazrMaxx. Additionally, the world's number-two handset vendor will transition future feature-phones to Linux, starting with a Scpl ("scalpel") model due in October, according to a PC Magazine article.

Scalix to Contribute Software to Open-Source Community

Scalix has taken the open-source plunge and will contribute parts of the source code for its messaging infrastructure platform to the community.

Flash Player 9 Heading To Linux

  • WebProNews; By David Utter (Posted by hkwint on Jul 27, 2006 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Adobe developer Mike Melanson has been tracking the development progress of Flash Player 9 for Linux users. A recent post on his Penguin.SWF blog listed the APIs being used in this version of the software.

[ Though no big fan of Flash, I would be glad to see Flash 9 on Linux, because a lot of sites don't work at the moment since they require Flash 8 - hkwint]

GPLv3 Draft Moves Forward, Torvalds Unimpressed

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by hkwint on Jul 27, 2006 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The latest draft revision of the GPL 3 open-source license is out, but Linux creator Linus Torvalds doesn't see any new reasons to use it for Linux. (Linux-Watch)

Microsoft: Getting to grips with open source

Has Redmond finally accepted that open source should be embraced, or are the company's recent partnerships with community-developed software providers simply another way to crack the competition?

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