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KANOTIX: Working Debian/sid in 10 minutes

  •; By Chris (Posted by linuxbeta on Oct 22, 2004 4:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
"KANOTIX is a Linux live CD based on Knoppix technology using Debian/sid. The included XFree86 is from Debian/experimental... optimal for HD install (you get a working Debian/sid install in about 10 minutes!)" Check out these KANOTIX 09-2004-A screenshots by OSDir.

China, France to develop Linux platform

  • People's Daily Online (Posted by dave on Oct 22, 2004 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
China's Ministry of Science and Technology and French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) plan to jointly develop software for Lixun operatng system. The two governmental departments will cooperate in developing a platform, based on Linux, able to be applied under various environments, such as personal computer, server and personal digital assistant.

Linux kernel flaw could lead to DoS

Linux users running a 2.6 series kernel and using iptables for firewalling have been advised to upgrade to fix a bug which could be exploited remotely to cause a denial of service.

Critical Server Needs and the Linux Kernel

A discussion of four of the kernel features needed for mission-critical server environments, including telecom.

Not-so-stupid Postfix tricks

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 22, 2004 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last time we talked about how to get a simple installation of Postfix up and running. Once your organization becomes relatively complex, you will find yourself wanting to do things with email that may not seem immediately important. The first and most important thing is, of course, that the mail flows and that you can send and receive. I'm willing to bet that the first enhancement that comes to mind for people is spam control, or unsolicited commercial email (UCE). But that, as they say, is just the beginning. On that note, I'm going to save the best for last -- or is it the worst?

LXer update: The voting system has been redone

  • LXer; By Dave Whitinger (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 1:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LXer
The voting system at LXer has been completely re-written and has many new options, as well as features. Click to find out more.

Red Hat and MySQL back European anti-patent campaign

Open source software vendors Red Hat Inc and MySQL AB have lent their support to a new campaign against software patents in the European Union under the name

Control printers in Linux from the command line

  • Tech Republic (subscription) (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 12:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Use this in-depth tutorial to master the troubleshooting and administration of Linux printers.

German parties unite against software patents

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Oct 21, 2004 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The four main political parties in Germany are supporting the fight against European software patents. The German Parliament will on Thursday discuss a proposal put forward by the main opposition party that demands changes to the EU Council's proposal on software patents.

SGI to announce high performance Linux project

  •; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SGI
Silicon Graphics is set to re-affirm its commitment to Linux with the announcement of Open/SpeedShop that is expected later this week

Xandros preps next release, rolls out beta program

  • (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Desktop Linux maker Xandros is recruiting beta testers for its desktop software. In preparation for the release of Xandros Desktop 3.0, the company is seeking volunteers to help test the software. In exchange, reviewers gain early access to the software.

Singapore government switches to

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Oct 21, 2004 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Defense Ministry of Singapore has decided to switch from Microsoft Office to, a move which could involve 20,000 PCs, according to reports. With the ministry operating around 20,000 PCs, the decision to move to open-source software on the desktop is among the biggest by any government agency.

Testing times for open source

IE has come out the clear leader in an ad-hoc test of browser security. What does Microsoft know that others don't?

How to build a home recording studio for less than $1,000

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Building a home recording studio isn't hard, nor does it require a great deal of technical knowledge. The biggest problems musicians face in building a home recording studio stem from all the myths and pseudo-truths that have developed around the art of recording. But with a little bit of elbow grease and a great selection of open source software, you can build an adequate recording studio. Making it perfect? Well, let's worry about that another day.

Open Source: Handle With Care to Protect IP, Wolf Greenfield Attorney Tells Embedded Systems Conference

Using open source code in proprietary products without a well-defined technical and legal strategy imperils a company's intellectual property rights and increases the risk of lawsuits, Edmund J. Walsh an IP lawyer with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., told the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Microsoft Courts 'Non-Friendly' Linux Users to Increase Sales

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is reviving profit and sales growth by preventing customer defections to Linux, a computer operating system available for free on the Internet. The effort may help Microsoft post a 9 percent rise in sales to $8.99 billion in the first quarter, according to the average estimate of 25 analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, will probably report later today that net income rose 23 percent to $3.20 billion.

Govt backs Perth [Australia] open source symposium

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source advocates will get an official boost next week with State Government support for the Australian Open Source Symposium in Perth. The State Government will be directly involved for the first time in the symposium's six-year history.

Kurumin: A Brazilian Beauty

  •; By Chris (Posted by linuxbeta on Oct 21, 2004 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
"Kurumin Linux is a Brazilian run-from-CD Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Its main features are excellent hardware auto-detection, support for Brazilian Portuguese and small size - the size of the ISO image is under 200MB." At OSDir we've done a handful of great screenshots of this Brazilian distro that's easy on the eyes.

Mandrakelinux "Moves" me again

"The new Mandrakelinux Move is now publicly available for download. Mandrakelinux Move is the perfect way to introduce your friends to Linux" At OSDir we've put together over 100 screenshots of this cutting edge live CD by the big boys at Mandrake.

OOo Off the Wall: Floating Windows

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Oct 21, 2004 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story's extensive use of floating windows puts some of the most-used editing tools at your fingertips.

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