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Suse 10 Named Best Linux Desktop

January 9th, 2007: With a shiny new interoperability deal with Microsoft in the bag and more copies of SUSE on desktops than ever before, Novell has been making all sorts of interesting headlines over the last few months. Now it has picked up the ‘Best Linux Desktop’ award for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.

Software HELPS DEPLOY, MANAGE OPEN SOURCE ENVIRONMENTS

OpenLogic, a provider of software, stacks and support that enable enterprises to deploy and manage customised open source environments, has upgraded to OpenLogic Enterprise. The newest version offers a new web-based Manager for updating and auditing open source across the enterprise, opens APIs for integrating with existing infrastructure, and now includes over 200 open source products in the pre-certified library, as per a statement issued by the company.

Let Freedom Ring: Motorola Delivers MOTOMUSIC Mobile Devices That Offer Consumers Choice in Mobile Music

New MOTORIZR(TM) Z6 is the First Motorola MOTOMUSIC Mobile Device to Integrate the Full Suite of Microsoft Windows Media(TM) Technologies

[What a screwed up headline! Freedom? Windows Media? In the same sentence? - dcparris]

Oracle widens SQL Developer's scope

Oracle Corp. on Monday officially released the first major upgrade to SQL Developer, its free visual database development tool, with one key theme of the upgrade being the ability to browse non-Oracle databases.

IT: Intervista a Aaron Seigo, sviluppatore KDE

C'è molta attesa per KDE 4 e lo si è visto dalla quantità di commenti all'articolo pubblicato da Andrea in merito alle novità incluse nel futuro desktop environment. Per saperne di più abbiamo intervistato Aaron Seigo, sviluppatore KDE. Di seguito trovate il testo integrale (in inglese) del botta e risposta. Buona lettura!

[The interview is in English - dcparris]

Ibm's System i Priorities for 2007

As the holiday season approached last December, two key people at IBM's System i division took some time out of their schedules to talk about the technology and marketing areas that they would focus on in 2007 with the i5/OS platform. Many of the priorities that Big Blue has for the platform have been talked about in 2006, such as Voice Over IP telephony and the PHP language running on the platform. But these key IBMers did offer some more insight as well as an initial reaction to my own suggestion that IBM fully embrace user-based capacity pricing for the System i5 line.

Tutorial: Bad-Guy Tools for Good Guys

  • LinuxPlanet; By Paul Rubens (Posted by dcparris on Jan 8, 2007 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Sure, plenty of the "security tools" your neighborhood script kiddy uses aren't built with your best interests at heart. That doesn't mean they aren't useful, as Paul Rubens reveals.

Linux on the PlayStation 3

It is unusual for gaming consoles to allow foreign operating systems to be installed on them. Sony decided to open up the PS3 console and allow third-party operating systems to be installed. Learn how to get started developing for the Cell BE processor on the PS3. This article provides an overview, installation, and first programming steps. Its the easiest way for programmers to get their hands on the new Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor and take it for a drive.

Embedded in CES

More and more hot new hardware runs on cool and stable Linux, plus a growing abundance of open source building materials. Since relatively few open source components are graced with publicity ambitions (much less departments), they tend not to make themselves obvious. Meaning that reporters like yours truly need to go hunting for them.So I'd like your help. I'm here at the Consumer Electronics Show—CES— in Las Vegas, getting ready to launch out onto the trade show floors to see What's Up with Linux amongst the 2,700 exhibitors spread across 1.7 million square feet of exhibit space.

OpenMFG sidles up to the GPL with OpenRPT

OpenMFG, founded in 2001, provides enterprise resource planning software to small and mid-sized manufacturing companies. It's one of those businesses whose proprietary product is "built on" open source. But OpenMFG is beginning to put its money where its mouth is: recently the company released one of its modules, OpenRPT, under the GPL.

ClearApp Announces Linux Mainframe Platform Certification

QuickVision 6 for Linux Will Address Customers' Broader Rangeof SOAand J2EE Portal Applications Needs

Review: Exaile Media Player

One of my favorite open source applications is Amarok, a music player with an intuitive interface that makes boring tasks such as organizing large music collections less troublesome. The only problem with Amarok is that it's a KDE application and I'm a GNOME user. Although there's nothing wrong with running KDE programs on GNOME, they take a long time to start, since they need to load the KDE libraries and components they depend on first. I've found a good alternative in Exaile, my new favorite media player for Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly: TrueBSD and gNewSense mini-reviews, Mandriva development updates, elpcix live CD

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jan 8, 2007 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's second issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This week DistroWatch continues its assessment of some of the more exciting events of the year 2006, with brief reviews of TrueBSD 0.1 and gNewSense 1.0 - two projects which were among the most pleasant surprises of the year. In the news section: Mandriva embarks on a large number of updates in its development repository, Xubuntu 'outgrows' its original target, Netwosix announces the start of a new development cycle, and PC-BSD updates users on some of the bugs that have crept into their recent release, version 1.3. Finally, don't miss the new release of elpicx, a great live CD/DVD with a collection of documentation, exercises and simulators to help you prepare for your LPI certification. Happy reading!

KDE Commit-Digest for 7th January 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Sonnet, the natural language checker, continues to develop and can now discriminate between more than 70 different languages. More work on the "konsole-split-view" branch to add split/merge functionality to the KDE 4 console. Support for filesystem labels in the "mountconfig" Guidance configuration module. Large developments in the "mailtransport" KDE-PIM work to enable code sharing between users of the common "emailing" action. Support for background text colours in Konversation. Further work in the "Papillon" MSN Messenger connection library, with support for Xtraz status and notifications in Kopete. Gradient editing tool introduced across KOffice. Better support for PDF presentation files in Okular. Improved AI in the recently-imported game KSquares. "Sublime", the new user interface library for KDevelop 4 is imported into KDE SVN...

Guilty by Association

Yet Another LInux Blog examines a Linux Today Editor's Note, why openSuse is a casualty in the fallout from the Novell-MS deal and if being a casualty in this fallout is justifiable.

Book Review: Moving to Free Software

Marcel Gagne's book for Windows users entitled: Moving to Free Software is an introduction to useful Free and Open Source (FOSS) licensed software that runs on the proprietary Windows operating system. Each chapter covers a major application with an introduction of what the application does, how to use it and helpful configuration tips. Each chapter ends with a number of useful links to resources. Applications include Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice, Gimp and more. Included is an Ubuntu live DVD that contains all the applications listed in the book. While a good introduction containing much useful information, the book has some misnomers and missing parts.

Linux KVM Virtualization Performance

For only being a release candidate the Linux 2.6.20 kernel has already generated quite a bit of attention. On top of adding asynchronous SCSI scanning, multi-threaded USB probing, and many driver updates, the Linux 2.6.20 kernel will include a full virtualization solution. Kernel-based Virtual Machine is a GPL software project that has been developed and sponsored by Qumranet. In this article we are offering a brief overview of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for Linux as well as offering up in-house performance numbers as we compare KVM to other virtualization solutions such as QEMU Accelerator and Xen.

Nokia's Linux-Powered N800 Internet Tablet Sneaks Out Early

  • LinuxWatch; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Jan 7, 2007 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Nokia still hasn't announced it, but its new Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet is already for sale and boasts double the RAM, Flash memory and a faster processor than its predecessor.

Linux Loving Men Are Sexier HUMOR

  • www.reallylinux.com; By Andrea W. Cordingly (Posted by andreac on Jan 7, 2007 5:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor; Groups: Community, Linux
No one had broached the subject. My inquiries with girlfriends and colleagues led me down a path into a revealing and sensual world as yet undiscovered.

Zenwalk 4.2 Screenshots

Version 4.2 of Zenwalk Linux is officially released. This version comes with the Linux kernel 2.6.18.6 and X.Org 7.1.1, along with new features and hundreds of updated packages. Some of the more noticeable changes include 'Zenpanel' which is Zenwalk's new system configuration panel that makes customizing your Linux system easy. Zenwalk 4.2 desktop introduces a new panel layout and RSS feed reader that was added to Xfce. - DistroWatch. Screenshots of Zenwalk 4.2 are available at LinuxQuestions.org.

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