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Resellers question Linux on the desktop

Resellers are enthusiastic about recent moves by Novell and Red Hat to move Linux onto the desktop but warn that fear of the unknown and missing applications are holding progress back.

Charming Python: Python Enterprise Application Kit

  • IBM developerWorks; By David Mertz, Ph.D. (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
PEAK is a Python framework for rapidly developing and reusing application components. While Python itself is already a very-high-level language, PEAK provides even higher abstractions, largely through the clever use of metaclasses and other advanced Python techniques. In many ways, PEAK does for Python what J2EE does for Java. Part of the formalization in PEAK comes in the explicit specification of protocols, specifically in the separately available package PyProtocols.

Migrate your apps from OS/2 to Linux, Part 2

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 4:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Linux is evolving as the predominant OS of the new millennium and legacy OSes like OS/2 are getting phased out gradually. This series of article(s) attempts to help the developers involved in the tedious process of migrating/porting the OS/2 system drivers/application to linux. It provides a one-to-one mapping of various OS/2 to linux calls related to threads, IPC, memory mgmt, timer handling, file handling etc. In addition it also captures the various preprocessor directives, compiler/linker options which can be mapped from OS/2 to linux.Part 2 covers mapping of system calls related to memory mgmt, filehandling, and device driver interface.

Debian adds integrated XML Support

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Debian
The upcoming stable Debian release (code-named sarge) will feature fully integrated XML support. Multiple toolchains for XSL(T) processing, a fully standards-compliant XML catalog system, and a Debian XML policy document for both Debian developers and users provide the backbone of a complete, out-of-the-box system for XML developers and authors.

Real-time Linux powers automotive diagnostic tool

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Daimler-Chrysler has used real-time embedded Linux in a portable automotive diagnostic tool currently shipping to dealers and repair shops. The StarScan tool enables shops to work on 2004-model year and later Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles incorporating CAN (controller area network) buses.

Open source group says monoculture breeds worms

  • The Age; By Sam Varghese (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Australia's Open Source Industry Association has used the Sasser worm incident to push its claim that operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Unix are reliable and secure.

A public library's success story

  • NewsForge; By Joe Barr (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:32 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.

Linux software a bridge to Windows

  • The Globe and Mail; By Mark Blanchard (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
They are Canada's newest Linux entrepreneurs and they're looking to make it big — before they graduate. What sets [their Linux distribution] Ignalum Linux apart is its ability to run popular Windows applications such as Office, Word and Excel.

Advanced Window Managers in the UNIX World

  • OSnews; By Martin Stubenschrott (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the Unix world of computing, it is possible to exchange your window manager with an advanced one. The window manager's main purpose is to move/resize windows on the screen. These improved window managers differ from the way people are used to interact with windows in the Microsoft Windows world.

Linux weighs in

  • FCW.com; By Michael Hardy (Posted by dave on May 6, 2004 3:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Major vendors are positioning Linux as an alternative for high-end systems. The open-source Linux operating system is just one of several choices for desktop computers, enterprise servers and other common implementations. Sometimes it is chosen, but often it is not.

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."

Slew from Linux Magazine

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.

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