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Strikeiron hires ex-Red Hat, IBM executive

  • Raleigh Triangle Business Journal (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, IBM; Story Type: News Story
Former Red Hat and IBM executive James Neiser has joined Durham-based Web services startup StrikeIron as chief marketing officer, the company announced

OpenPKG update for kolab (OpenPKG-SA-2004.019)

Slackware update for lha (SSA:2004-125-01)

CA pins hopes on open source

  • CNET News.com; By Mike Ricciuti (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer Associates International is looking to the open-source community for help in building its next wave of management software.

Faster Solaris, Linux with new Sun x86 systems

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems has unveiled the new Sun Fire V20z server, based on AMD's Opteron 64-bit processors and incorporating all the benefits of Sun's Java Enterprise System running on either the Solaris Operating System or Linux.

Study finds Linux being used for mission-critical applications

  • EE Times Online (subscription); By Mitch Wagner (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux is being used to run mission-critical applications in large companies, not just providing infrastructure services, according to a recent study by Forrester Research. Some 53 percent of 140 companies surveyed by Forrester are running mission-critical applications on Linux, and 52 percent choose Linux for new applications, Forrester said in an April 26 study, "Linux Crosses Into Mission-Critical Apps."

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Linux Magazine posted 13 new stories to their website today.

Linux being used for mission-critical apps: study

  • iT News; By Mitch Wagner (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux is being used to run mission-critical applications in large companies, not just providing infrastructure services, according to a recent study by Forrester Research.

SysAdmin to SysAdmin: using Ximian tools for system maintenance

  • Linux.com; By Brian Jones (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 8:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ximian
Have you ever needed an automated solution that requires very little administration intervention, works on possibly different flavors of Linux, and doesn't require software with 'phone home' functionality? A solution based on free software which is scriptable and flexible enough to allow updates from a locally mounted source, as opposed to a remote mirror?

Suse CTO: Novell gives Linux 'muscle'

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Michael S. Mimoso (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell, SUSE
Novell Inc. is banking its re-entry into the consciousness of IT shops on Linux. Through its acquisitions of Ximian and SuSE Linux AG last year, Novell is working hard to regain its stature as a major technology player. In this interview, SuSE chief technology officer Juergen Geck touches on Novell's Linux strategy, starting with its recent release of the YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) management tool to open source, his thoughts on back-porting features from the 2.6 kernel and SuSE's product road map for the rest of 2004.

Open-source networking revisited

  • Network World on Linux; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A move is afoot to revive development of an open-source router platform. The Extensible Open Router Platform (XORP) is an open-source software project for creating production-level open-source router code. Like its predecessor the Linux Router Project (which ended in 2002) the goal of XORP is to create open-source routing code that can run on commodity hardware and become “the Linux of routing,” according to the project’s founders.

Red Hat, Sybase Team on Training

  • NewsForge; By Jay Lyman (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Thanks mainly to Unix legacy know-how and successful Linux training efforts thus far, the training and certification processes for Linux in the enterprise datacenter are maturing as well as the operating system itself. At the same time, Linux vendors such as Red Hat are finding more training and services-oriented revenue in the open source world.

Working at Red Hat is like Homer ’ s Odyssey

  • The Inquirer; By Nick Farrell (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Szulik compared his company’s decision to provide a desktop version of its Linux product to listening to the siren’s song in Homer’s Odyssey. Obviously he meant that his customer’s have been luring Red Hat to return to the desktop, however he may have evoked the wrong sort of classical image.

Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact

Since the announcement of the Fedora project, many developers in the community have wondered just how they can participate in this project and influence its direction. For the most part they are still wondering. For your amusement, we recommend reading the following transcript, unearthed by Konstantin Ryabitsev and posted to fedora-devel, which describes those interactions in detail.

The Difference Between GNU/Linux Distributions

  • The Jem Report; By Valour (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
A lot of people have heard of GNU/Linux (more commonly referred to as just "Linux") and are having trouble finding out what the differences are between different versions -- or distributions -- that are available. This article will outline the differences between several popular GNU/Linux distributions and similar operating systems.

Reboot Linux faster using kexec

  • IBM developerWorks; By Hariprasad Nellitheertha (Posted by VISITOR on May 5, 2004 6:05 AM EDT)
Even if your work doesn't require you to reboot your Linux machine several times a day, waiting for a system to reboot can be a real drag. Enter kexec. Essentially, kexec is a fast reboot feature that lets you reboot to a new Linux kernel -- without having to go through a bootloader. Faster reboot is a benefit even when uptime isn't mission-critical -- and a lifesaver for kernel and system software developers who need to reboot their machines several times a day. Kexec is currently available on the x86 32-bit platform only.

Finding an open source programming job

  • NewsForge; By Robin 'Roblimo' Miller (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Brian Aker, director of architecture for MySQL AB, says one good way to find an open source programming job is to contact him. He's looking. And his criteria are uniquely open source. "I'm not looking for someone who sends a resume to my mailbox and hasn't looked at our product," he says, "or who has a resume that has the all hottest current skills and every popular certification listed on it."

Linux-Based X Terminals with XDMCP

  • Linux Journal; By Leon Brin (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A tutorial for configuring XDMCP on your network so you can use old equipment, cut down on administration duties and cut costs.

Linux in action: A public library's success story

  • NewsForge; By Joe Barr (Posted by dave on May 5, 2004 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the past year, the Howard County (Md.) Public Library has migrated more than 200 public PCs from Windows 98 and Windows NT to Linux. These PCs are used both to surf the Internet and to access the library's catalogues. NewsForge recently spoke with Brian Auger, associate director of the library, and the IT team responsible for the migration. We wanted to learn more about why and how it was accomplished, and how pleased they are with the results.

Interview with Mozilla Foundation Director of Engineering Chris Hofmann

PCTechTalk has an interview with Chris Hofmann, Director of Engineering at the Mozilla Foundation. Chris answers several questions about the Mozilla project and reveals some interesting examples of feedback that has been received from users.

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