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Company bypasses network-attached storage for Linux clusters

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A couple of years ago, Dynamic Graphics Group might have chosen network-attached storage (NAS) and not Linux for its new storage and delivery platform. But the company's IT gurus -- Todd Moore and Brian Kohles -- quickly discovered that NAS cost twice as much, delivers less I/O throughput and has fewer expansion options than a Linux cluster.

Sun deploys Linux in battle with Microsoft

Sun Microsystems' Koby Lif explains how his company will win market share among small and medium-sized enterprises in Israel - and the world.

Balance shifts toward open-source group, away from ELC

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
Whether it's cosmic developer equilibrium or just plain fate, the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has been steadily shedding members while the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has been drawing them in.

State pilots desktop open source

  • Australian IT (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-Source pilots in the NSW government are gathering momentum, with the Department of Commerce the latest agency to kick the tyres of desktop applications.

Open source is key, says CTO

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chip Steinmetz, Part 1: In an exclusive interview, the CTO of the UK travel portal says the open-source community provides better support than IBM or BEA

Linux Hosts Post Strongest February Growth

  • Netcraft (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux-based hosting operations posted the strongest hostname growth in February, capturing the top three spots and seven of the top 10 in our monthly Hosting Switching Summary.

California State University chooses Linux for hosting center

The College of Business at the California State University in Chico selected SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server to maintain its widespread hosting services. Today the school not only hosts SAP and SUSE for their students, they host similar installations for 13 other universities around the world, and they are the front-line tech support center for all 120 SAP charter business schools in North America.

The Luxury of Ignorance -- Part Deux

  • Eric S. Raymond (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
A followup to "The Luxury of Ignorance: An Open-Source Horror Story" in which I discuss the community reaction, develop the concept of the luxury of ignorance further, and call for a sea-change in attitudes towards UI.

Study claims Linux most hacked but ignores malware

  • Sydney Morning Herald (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 3:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In what appears to be an econometric approach to the analysis of server compromises and website defacement, a London-based group is claiming that Linux is the most breached online server and the BSDs and Mac OSX the safest.

[Australian] National OSS group launched

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 3:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Con Zymaris from Open Source Victoria said Open Source Industry Australia had been developed as a response to increasing demand from governments, corporates, educational institutions and open source providers for the Melbourne-based group's services.

Better software buying & open source needed says Public Accounts ...

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source software, already in widespread use for server applications, may in future provide departments with a viable alternative to existing software suppliers for a broader range of functions including desktop applications, opening up the marketplace to wider competition and potential improvements in value for money.

IBM releases new Java structure analysis tool

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 3:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM has been busy on the free-for-download development tool front in recent weeks. Its latest offering, released today on, is a new Structural Analysis Java tool that automatically detects and pinpoints architectural weaknesses -- and even potential weaknesses -- in Java applications.

Desktop Linux wins powerful supporters

At the Desktop Linux Conference in Boston, Red Hat and IBM detailed their desktop Linux plans. And the Open Source Development Lab, which so far has concentrated on Linux for the data storage and processing computers called servers, expects to launch a new group to concentrate on desktop needs starting next year.

Gentoo Linux 2004.0 Released

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.0 for the x86, AMD64, PowerPC, Sun SPARC, and SGI MIPS architectures.

February Mini Book Reviews

Last month, Pat read about some classics: Perl, Python, PHP and MySQL... Over the past month, I've read four books that I wanted to review for you: Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules, Text Processing in Python, Core PHP Programming, 3rd Ed. and MySQL 2nd Ed.. All of them are good books for the audience each is trying to hit. Take a look below for some more information.

Actuate Announces Support for Linux

Companies seeking to cost-effectively distribute information to a broad set of users can now utilize the low-cost of Linux in combination with Actuate Enterprise Reporting Applications to ensure 100% adoption of decision-making information into day-to-day activities, thereby improving corporate performance.

Debian alert: New libapache-mod-python packages fix denial of service

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2004 3:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
The Apache Software Foundation announced that some versions of mod_python contain a bug which, when processing a request with a malformed query string, could cause the corresponding Apache child to crash. This bug could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

LXer Weekly Security Roundup - Feb 23, 2004 to Mar 01, 2004

There were 15 security alerts issued last week:
  • 5 from Debian
  • 1 from Fedora
  • 1 from Immunix
  • 3 from Mandrake
  • 1 from Mozilla
  • 2 from Red Hat
  • 1 from SUSE
  • 1 from Trustix

Sweda Announces Linux Version of Aurora Supermarket POS Application

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Feb 29, 2004 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Open Source Version of Proven Performer Delivers Major Cost Benefits to Grocers

KDE Traffic #75 is out

  • KDE Traffic (Posted by dave on Feb 29, 2004 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE Traffic #75 is out with news regarding KDE's future, KDE Edu, HTML message composition for KMail and more. In case you missed the previous edition, which wasn't announced on the dot due to personal problems, follow the link to KDE Traffic #74. [Thanks to]

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