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Geoserver 1.3.2 Released: Open Source server for Google Earth and ...

The GeoServer Project is pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.2. We know it's not a very glamorous number - if our project members were focused on marketing instead of building great software we'd probably call it GeoServer XT, or perhaps GeoServer: Google Earth edition, to more accurately reflect what we've been up to. But we think it's a pretty great release.

Open source lobby a voice in EU patent consultations

Open source software developers are second only to corporations in voicing opinions in a consultation process about the future of Europe's patent regime, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Infradapt LLC Announces Formation, Acquisition of McFadden ...

PHILADELPHIA, July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- LanXperts, Inc. of Allentown, Vital IT Solutions Inc. of Exton, and McFadden Associates Inc. of Philadelphia and Easton today announce their merger and consolidation of operations to form Infradapt LLC. [LanXperts carries Linux certifications - dcparris]

Dr. Notes Cuts Off Customers, Demands Fee

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Fred Trotter (Posted by dcparris on Jul 5, 2006 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux, PHP
A great example of the problems that you have with using a proprietary license for your EHR has been posted From the main article:(McGoverns) tech support contract with Boca Raton-based Dr. Notes was originally for $1,200 a year but the company wanted her to pay $5,000 a year. When McGovern refused, the company didn't give her an updated monthly password needed to access the program and view records, she said. You cant make this stuff up.'

KDE at FrOSCon 2006

  • KDE Dot News; By Daniel Molkentin (Posted by dcparris on Jul 5, 2006 9:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
About two weeks ago, several KDE developers gathered at FrOSCon, the Free and Open Source conference in St. Augustin near Bonn, Germany. Hosted by the Computer Science department of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the conference also provided rooms for free software projects. One was seized by the KDE project for discussion and hacking. Additionally, representatives of the KDE project gave two talks at the official conference programs, as well as two other talks that directly related to KDE. Read on for the full report.

Growth of Open Source Solutions in Healthcare in the 21st Century

  • Virtual Medical News; By Douglas Goldstein / Peter Groen (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNU, Linux
The use of Open Source Software (OSS) solutions by health care providers and organizations is an increasingly important trend today. The number of OSS solutions currently available has grown to be quite substantial. The number of new OSS health care solutions under development is equally impressive.

[ - While not really 'recent news', this 'review' gives a very good summary of OSS in healthcare. - hkwint ]

Linux is used in the majority of the freelance projects

Statistical research based on analysis of more than 15000 freelance projects posted to (one of the biggest freelance sites along with and others) shows that Linux was used in 23.8% of all projects, Windows – in 19.9% of all projects. Details

Novell Innovation in Linux Education Drives New Learning Options

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Novell Is First Linux Provider to Supply Free Full-Service Teacher Training Courses, and Is Also Cooperating With Thomson Learning to Create New SUSE Linux Enterprise Courseware

Review: Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0

  •; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Virtualization is sweeping the nation. Well, maybe not the nation, but it's a big hit with data centers and organizations that need to consolidate systems and streamline management. With so many virtualization applications on the market, which one to choose? SWsoft's Virtuozzo is a strong contender. I reviewed Virtuozzo 3.0 for Linux, and it's definitely one of the best options you can choose to centralize server management and consolidate workloads onto fewer systems.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 147:
We talk to Chris DiBona, Open source program manager at Google
Pat attends the Novell SLED 10.0 roadshow
Clueless politicians are deciding internet policy
Dan reviews the Nintendo DS Lite
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Go Inside the Linux Scheduler

The Linux kernel continues to evolve, incorporating new technologies and gaining in reliability, scalability, and performance. One of the most important features of the 2.6 kernel is a scheduler implemented by Ingo Molnar. This scheduler is dynamic, supports load-balancing, and operates in constant time -- O(1). This article explores these attributes of the Linux 2.6 scheduler, and more.

Univention's system administration is now free software

  • Heise Online; By Craig Morris (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 4:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Univention, a provider of a complete Linux suite optimized for corporate use, is loosening up its licensed policy: from now on, the Germany firm will be licensing all in-house developments created as part of the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) under the GNU GPL.

Security suggests switch to Macs

Security threats to PCs with Microsoft Windows have increased so much that computer users should consider using a Mac, says a leading security firm.

Open source urged to remain European

The organizer behind the Open Source Business Conference has called on European enterprise open source companies to retain their roots and avoid the urge to relocate to the US.

Google to Congress: we will not tolerate net abuse

Google has strong words for legislators who are currently mulling over net neutrality issues: the company will take any perceived abuse to the US Department of Justice.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 53

  • Fedora Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by hkwint on Jul 5, 2006 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 53 of Fedora Weekly News.

In this issue, we have following articles:

  • 1 Fedora Core 4 Status Update
  • 2 Red Hat CEO Says Linux Could Become U.S. Standard
  • 3 Request for testing: DejaVu 2.7 font family
  • 4 Mailing List for K-12 Open Source Questions
  • 5 DesktopLinux: Fedora Core 6 Test 1 beckons
  • 6 2.0.3 Is Here
  • 7 QEMU a Virtualization System for Open Source World
  • 8 Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed Book Giveaway Winner
  • 9 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-06-26
  • 10 Fedora Core 4 and 5 Updates
  • 11 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News
  • 12 Editor's Blog

The Evolving ODF Environment, Part IV: Spotlight on SoftMaker Office

In this fourth in-depth interview focusing on ODF-compliant office productivity suites, I interview Dr. Martin Sommer, of Germany's SoftMaker Software.

The transition away from Microsoftness

It has been months now and I'm still receiving letters about my first rant. The basic thrust of the rant is that Linux developers should be focusing more on innovation than on mimicking what is already on Windows. I stated what I thought were good arguments, and I had many more that wouldn't fit into the space available for my column.

[Preach, brother, Preach! That was why I quit playing with Red Hat (7.2-ish); it was getting to look too much like Windows (at least the installation) - dcparris]

Sun: Brew-It-Yourself Java?

After keeping programmers guessing for years, Sun is finally ready to open the code to its popular Web language Java. Will it be worth the wait?

[Much more than the typical 'real soon now' report we've been seeing. -- grouch]

Emacs tips: Searching and replacing

Even if you use Emacs every day, sometimes you'll misplace a word or phrase. When that happens, you'll be glad that Emacs has flexible, built-in search and replace commands to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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