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Thinking About Upgrading to Crossover Office 5

If you have wondered about upgrading from an earlier version of Codeweavers Crossover Office, I wouldn't bother. Version 5 seems clumsy and doesn't support enough Windows applications to make it worth even it's modest price. If you have to hack your desktop to get Crossover Office to work, you might as well use WINE.

A Linux smartphone market update from China's E28 recently caught up with Roger Kung, founder of Linux smartphone specialist E28 in China. E28 shipped the world's first Linux smartphone, and continues to ship Linux smartphones, with a focus on dual-mode cellular/VoIP (voice-over-IP) designs for MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) around the world,

Setting up Linux compatibility on FreeBSD 6

As a FreeBSD desktop user I occasionally feel left out when it comes to the availability of applications, particularly desktop applications or binary-only browser plugins produced by commercial closed source vendors. Sometimes a good alternative lurks in the vast FreeBSD ports collection, but not always. The version available may lag a couple of revisions behind what I need, or the port might exclude my particular architecture. Fortunately, FreeBSD can run binaries and shared libraries that have been compiled for Linux and other Unix ABIs (such as SVR4 and SCO).

FSMLabs Performance Leadership Scales to Support IWILL 8-way / 16 core AMD Opteron(TM) Server

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Apr 1, 2006 12:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Hard Real-Time Advanced Compact Server Platform Ideal for High-End Simulation and Other Applications in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Telecom, and Financial Services

Hardware, servers and apps on tap at LinuxWorld 2006

More than 200 vendors are expected to set up booths at the LinuxWorld Expo 2006 in Boston next week. New products at the show will range from Linux-focused hardware for servers and storage, to enterprise applications.

Looking for errors in Debian with the GNU Compiler Collection

Debian developer Martin Michlmayr has been working on finding problems with the GNU Compiler Collection 4.1 release and code in the Debian archives. Michlmayr's research has had some interesting results, and provides a wealth of information about the quality of GCC 4.1 and MIPS code in the Debian archives.

McGraw-Hill Construction, Oracle's Siebel CRM OnDemand Join Together to Provide a Single Platform to Prospect, Manage and Close More Business

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Mar 31, 2006 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Design and Construction Professionals Can Quickly Identify and Prioritize Leads, and Track Opportunities Throughout the Sales Cycle with the McGraw-Hill Construction Network(R)

Long Arm Of Linux

With Microsoft pushing the release of Vista back yet again, there just might be an opportunity for a new sheriff to come to town.

Open for business

Open source software is more than just Linux, and in many cases is more than ready for prime time business, says CSC's Bill Koff. In South Africa this week to talk open source with local businesses, Koff urged companies to take open source seriously, while still understanding the challenges of this new software paradigm.

Symantec (heart) Linux?

With LinuxWorld Conference and Exposition approaching, security vendor Symantec began nestling up to Linux reporters. The company sent out an invitation to a come-one-come-all "media appreciation dinner" at a tony Boston restaurant the first night of LWCE, perking up the ears of dozens of open source writers and starting the wheels of speculation turning. What could Symantec want with the Linux press? But the dinner was canceled due to "conflicts," according to Symantec's PR firm, which makes us wonder, does that mean Symantec doesn't appreciate us anymore? weekly security advisory - March 31, 2006

Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu released security updates this week. Fedora and FreeBSD did not issue any security advisories this week. Advisories were issued for KOffice,, Flex, bsd-games, libcairo, FreeRADIUS, RealPlayer, and netpbm-free.

Mambo wins best OSS at Aussie LinuxWorld

Content management system Mambo rakes in another award as it readies to release a new version and celebrate its fifth birthday.

Organizing a FLOSS conference

At CaFeLUG, the local Free Software User Group in Capital Federal, Argentina, we have been putting on different types of installfests, technical meetings, annual conferences, and traditional LUG meetings for several years now. From them we've learned a lot about how to organize a technical conference. This article covers all the things you should think of before putting on an event. By hearing what worked for us and what didn't, maybe you can avoid making some of the mistakes we made.

Is Linux Voice over IP Ready?

A Voice over IP primer with special attention to using it on Linux.

Comment of the Day - March 31, 2006 Virtualization

Our man in Wheeling writes: This will become popular. Pretty soon, we'll have dozens, maybe even hundreds, of virtualization packages to choose from. Now we'll just need to make sure the software we want to run supports the virtualization package we are using.

My sysadmin toolbox

I'm continually astounded by the depth and variety of the tools available for Linux, particularly for system administrators or even those who run just a regular Linux workstation. While other administrators in my Windows shop struggle with costly Windows GUI-based programs to get their data, I just smile and go back to my toolbox. What follows are some useful programs that I use on a daily basis.

Casting Off Abramoff

  • Capital Eye; By Massie Ritsch and Courtney Mabeus (Posted by tadelste on Mar 31, 2006 6:47 AM EDT)
Microsoft [seems] on Capitol Hill to push their perspective on nearly every piece of legislation.

According to Senate records analyzed using CRP’s new Lobbying Database, Abramoff represented at least 41 clients from 1998 through 2004. The largest, by far, was Microsoft, which employed the firm of Preston, Gates & Ellis as a lobbyist—a law firm where Microsoft chairman Bill Gates’ father is a principal. During the time that Abramoff worked for Preston, Gates as a Microsoft lobbyist, political contributions associated with the software giant totaled more than $13.3 million, accounting for 60% of contributions from all of Abramoff’s clients.

[ed: Now why is the US Government asking Europe to be kind to Microsoft? - tadelste]

U.S. Asks European Union to Be Fair in Microsoft Case

  • New York Times; By PAUL MELLER (Posted by tadelste on Mar 31, 2006 6:39 AM EDT)
BRUSSELS, March 30 — The United States government has intervened in Microsoft's antitrust dispute with the European Commission, urging it and the 25 national governments in the European Union to be fair to the company, American diplomats and European officials said on Thursday.

Microsoft has complained frequently in recent months that it has been denied the right to a fair defense in the continuing antitrust case with the European Commission. It has also accused the commission of collaborating with its rivals in the software industry and denying it access to what it contends are vital documents it needs to prepare its defense.

IBM helps Binghamton University launch Linux lab

With support from IBM, Binghamton University in New York is launching a Linux Technology Center where students and faculty are expected to do cutting-edge research on Linux-based systems and open source computing.

CEO: JBoss Is Not for Sale (For Now)

JBoss CEO Marc Fleury speaks about the future of the open-source company and whether he thinks an IPO, a merger or staying the course is the best road to take.

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