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CE Linux Forum (CELF) Announces Availability of CELF Specification and Reference Implementation for Consumer Electronic Products

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The CE Linux Forum (CELF) today announced that it has released its first CELF Specification and Reference Implementation. This release represents another step toward optimizing Linux for use in consumer electronic (CE) products, consistent with the goals and vision of the CELF organization. The specification and implementation can be freely downloaded from the CELF website at http://www.celinuxforum.org.

IE flaw may boost rival browsers

A major security hole discovered in Microsoft's Internet Explorer last week has become a golden marketing opportunity for alternative browsers such as Mozilla and Opera that are unaffected by the flaw.

InstallShield X Family Grows With Release of New Express Edition

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Quickest and Easiest Path to Windows, Linux and Mobile Device Installations. InstallShield(R) Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software installation, deployment packaging, and updating solutions, today announced InstallShield X Express Edition, the very first entry-level product to include the ability to create installations that will run on both Windows and Linux. The new Express Edition, now a member of the InstallShield X product family, also features a new compact installer, the ability to notify users of application updates, and exclusive support for all Windows platforms, Linux, and Palm(TM) handheld devices.

Bill Gates brushes off threat of Linux in Asia (AFP)

  • Yahoo! News - Linux/Open Source (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 9:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Microsoft founder Bill Gates brushed off the threat posed by Linux software in Asia and pushed for the use of the Windows operating system in Malaysia. Gates, who is in Malaysia for a one-day visit to meet Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, expressed Microsoft's willingness to help the country improve computer proficiency and boost its IT sector.

Irish bank chooses Sun and Linux

  • Silicon.com (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 8:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
The Allied Irish Bank is migrating to the Linux desktop despite the relative immaturity of the platform Sun has finally received the seal of approval it has been seeking from a large private sector client following the announcement on Tuesday that Allied Irish Bank (AIB) is migrating 7,500 users to the Java Desktop System (JDS).

JBoss closing in on J2EE certification

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
SAN FRANCISCO -- Open source software vendor JBoss, which has offered an open source Java application server sans J2EE certification, is closing in on that accreditation, according to the company's chief executive.

German Government Desktop Unveiled

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
During LinuxTag 2004 the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the company credativ unveiled the Linux Government Desktop. The Linux Goverment Desktop has been developed within the scope of the project ERPOSS which evaluates Open Source Software in government environments.

Teamquest Announces Support for IBM zSeries Utilizing SUSE LINUX

TeamQuest Corporation is providing support for the IBM zSeries with a comprehensive SUSE LINUX solution. As more businesses rely on mainframe servers to power their transformations into on-demand enterprises, the IBM zServer provides sophisticated workload management technology.

Linux scores with new deals

  • Seattle Post Intelligencer (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Linux, the free operating system that's challenging Microsoft Corp.'s dominant Windows product, got a small but important boost yesterday as Seattle's RealNetworks Inc. announced agreements with several key Linux distributors. An analyst said the deals also show RealNetworks is learning how to profit in the Linux marketplace -- a tricky feat.

Novell scaling back on alternatives to OSS

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 6:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
As part of its transition to an open-source software model, Novell Inc. will scale back its investment in some proprietary technology that competes with open-source alternatives, a company executive said Monday.

BEA to enter fray over open-source Java

  • Java World (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BEA Systems will jump into the debate over whether Java should be made open source on Wednesday, and comments from one of its senior executives suggest the application server vendor is leaning in favor of the move.

Five Performance Tools for Linux on PowerPC

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 29, 2004 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This article describes Performance Inspector, which contains a suite of performance tools for Linux. The author describes how to download and install the required software and tools, and how to collect performance data. She also provides details on how to use the five basic tools, which you can use to analyze performance of your C/C++ and Java applications, as well as performance of your system as a whole.

Automating Builds on Linux

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 5:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why nightly builds improve code integrity and how to incorporate them into your product's lifecycle.

Windows Loses Another Customer to Sun's JDS

Microsoft is losing another customer to an alternative desktop operating system, with Allied Irish Bank, one of Ireland's largest banking and financial services groups, set to transition its branch-dependent applications and migrate about 7,500 desktop users off Windows and onto the Sun Java Desktop System over the next year or so.

Linux: Choosing A CPU Scheduler

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2004 5:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Kernel
Those interested in testing the various efforts focused on improving Linux desktop performance may wish to try the patches available from the CPU Scheduler Evaluation project page. Peter Williams announced his latest patch against the 2.6.7 stable Linux kernel which provides the ability to select a CPU scheduler at runtime. The current version of the patch allows a user to select either Con Kolivas ' staircase scheduler, or Peter's own priority based scheduler.

Firefox, Thunderbird Minor Upgrades Released

mozilla.org today released upgrades to both Firefox 0.9 (0.9.1) and Thunderbird 0.7 (0.7.1) to fix some minor bugs present in both releases. Both releases correct some flaws in the extension system that some users may have been experiencing, as well as a new icon set for the navigation toolbar on Windows and Linux in Firefox 0.9.1. All users of both products should get this upgrade. Builds are available for Firefox 0.9.1 and Thunderbird 0.7.1, as well as updated release notes (Fx, Tb) for both.

Internet Explorer Is Too Dangerous to Keep Using

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2004 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Although Linux & Open Source Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols once used IE on his Windows machines, he now finds Microsoft's browser seriously insecure and endorses open-source ones instead.

Intel unveils its 32/64-bit chips

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2004 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Intel's first chip that runs 32-bit and 64-bit software debuted in workstations on Monday, with the company promising a server version will arrive in two months.

Fedora update for ipsec-tools (FEDORA-2004-197)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2004 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Sun Opens Its 3-D 'Looking Glass' Linux Desktop

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2004 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
By open-sourcing its next-generation Linux desktop technology, Sun Microsystems Inc. is turning over some of its most innovative work to date to the open-source community, sources said.

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