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Novell eats its own dog food

It's a little thing, but I've always found it annoying that when I go to Linux tradeshows and the like, I see many companies still running Windows and using Microsoft Office on their PCs.

Microsoft tries to placate EU

Microsoft will offer free unlimited technical support to those who license its workgroup server protocols, in its latest move to satisfy the European Commission that Microsoft is complying with the 2004 antitrust ruling against the company.

Carmony: Linux desktop demand inching into retail channel

Linspire President Kevin Carmony doesn't want Dell selling and promoting Linux desktops -- at least not yet.

Howto remove an user and improve security

Employee turnover in most organizations runs high. So unless you run a small shop with a stable user base, you need to learn how to clean up after an employee leaves. Too many so-called system administrators do not understand the stakes involved when they manage users. Disgruntled former employees can often cause significant trouble for a company by gaining access to the network.

Finland's Ministry of Defense Chooses Security and Stability

Novell has announced that Finland's Ministry of Defense will be implementing Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for a wide range of different functions.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 128:
We talk to Dirk Hohndel, Intel's Director of Linux and Open Source Strategy
Linc talks about his new Intel based Mac-mini
Dan talks about his new LaGER podcast
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EST
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

Fedora Core 5 Goes Gold

The latest version of Red Hat's community Linux offers several new desktop apps, advances in security and tighter Java integration.

Emu Software Enters Canadian Open Source Market

Savoir-Faire Linux and Emu Software: An alliance to guide you into the Linux World

Better Living Through Open Source?

Electronic governance promises to cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source software offers a way to break the South's technological dependence on industrialized countries [ED: "The South" being South America. - SR]


Linux Leader to Launch Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 for ...

TOKYO --(Business Wire)-- March 21, 2006 -- Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions known for state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective IT solutions, has announced the release of a new server operating system with an easy Internet server configuration tool, called "Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 (TLAS2.0)." TLAS2.0 is based on BlueQuartz, the open source system software derived from open source Sun Cobalt GUI released by Sun Microsystems. TLAS2.0 is designed to optimize Internet servers, such as Web, Mail, and Domain Name Systems (DNS).

IBM: Open source and open standards technical briefing

  • Free Software Magazine; By Eddy Macnaghten (Posted by fsmdave on Mar 21, 2006 11:11 PM EDT)
A write up of IBM’s free software development: tools and open standards technical briefing held at Bedfont Lakes, London, UK on 9th March 2006

Red Hat's Fedora 5 boosts desktop features

Latest version gives enthusiasts new graphics and virtualization options, as well as additional capabilities.

Integrated Thunderbird calendar takes flight

  • (Posted by tadelste on Mar 21, 2006 9:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla's Calendar team Monday released Lightning 0.1, a new calendar extension for Thunderbird 1.5 email client users who run Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows. "This is a major milestone on the road to an integrated calendar for users of Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5," wrote team spokesman Simon Paquet on the Mozillazine site.

MEPIS Founder Plots Transition to Ubuntu

MEPIS, a longtime Debian Linux distributor, is switching from Debian to Ubuntu as the basis for its SimplyMEPIS Linux distribution. (Desktop Linux)

Become a Gmail master

  • HackAttack; By Adam Pash (Posted by tadelste on Mar 21, 2006 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gmail is hands-down the best web-based email service on the ‘net. Conversation threads, search, tagging, and keyboard shortcuts have completely revolutionized the way I look at my inbox. I manage all of my email from my personal Gmail inbox, including the daily flood of Lifehacker messages. At this point, I can’t imagine a program I could use to manage my email any more efficiently

Sydney school teaches with Linux monopoly

  •; By Rodney Gedda (Posted by henke54 on Mar 21, 2006 8:19 PM EDT)
"School education should be about cooperation and sharing knowledge, which is exactly what open source is about - that's why I can't understand why schools don't embrace it on that level,"

Microsoft Joins ODF/ISO Ballot Reconciliation Committee

A few days ago, I got an email from someone with news of an interesting development in the ongoing ODF saga. Pamela Jones at Groklaw got an email as well.

Shuttleworth confirms 1 June for Dapper

The Dapper Drake delay means more quality assurance, Asian language support, and "polish" for the user interface. The XFCE desktop will also be integrated into the main repository for users wanting a fast and light desktop.

KMFL lets users change keyboards on the fly

  •; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by tadelste on Mar 21, 2006 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Setting up support for international characters should be "seamless," several readers said in responses to my recent article, "Setting up international character support."

[Anytime you need to switch between keyboard mappings on a regular basis, you'll appreciate this project. - dcparris]

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