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Firefox Held Nearly 10 Percent Share at Year's End

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser slowly but surely lost significant market share to Firefox over the past year, according to the latest monthly traffic report released Wednesday by Web metrics tool vendor Net Applications.

Novell Raises the Bar for Linux Collaboration and Development

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 9:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
OpenSUSE project community grows dramatically, recording more than 13 million page views, 750,000 installations and 19,000 registered project members worldwide

LinuxFilter - New Linux News Site

LinuxFilter is an Linux news system based on the look and feel of digg.com.

Nessus 3.0 on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy)

I for one have no particular problems with the fact that Nessus has gone to a closed source model from version 3, with the exception that this means I can’t run Nessus on some of my platforms of choice (ie, Gentoo Linux). However, since a package is available for Debian 3.x, I wondered if it would work on Ubuntu. This didn’t prove too difficult - I expect because Ubuntu is based on Debian 3.x and also because the Nessus developers have historically bundled their own versions of libraries to prevent library dependency issues (that seems to be the usual reason for not being able to install Debian packages on Ubuntu for me).

Sipfoundry Releases Open Source sipxPBX Version 3.0

  • SYS-CON Media (Posted by bstadil on Jan 4, 2006 6:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SIPfoundrytoday has announced the latest release of its open source PBX: sipXpbx. This release delivers a fundamentally new approach to addressing the real time communications needs within the enterprise market

Silicon Image Expands LaCie Relationship

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
LaCie Selects SteelVine Storage Processor for 'Two Big' eSATA Product

Korea's Internet is Microsoft-Dependent

Yoon Seok-chan, leader of the development team at Daum, said, “Although the Internet is a public good, Korea’s Internet environment is increasingly encouraging monopolies by private companies. Against this backdrop, Daum has decided to jointly develop technologies with Apple.”

French Gendarmerie National switches to Firefox and Thunderbird

  • standblog (Posted by Abe on Jan 4, 2006 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In an interview published by French Magazine Linux Pratique (issue #33), Général Brachet, in charge of IT for Gendarmerie Nationale explains why the French Military Police force (more than 100,000 personnel) has chosen to deploy Firefox and Thunderbird to respectively 70,000 and 45,000 seats. Here are a few excerpts:

Portableapps releases portable OpenOffice 2.01

  • TechSpot; By Justin Mann (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 2:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Portableapps.com is helping making a few waves for the OpenOffice team. They've released a USB-toteable portable version of OpenOffice 2.01, compact enough to fit on smaller sized drives.

Debian developers trim platform support

The next version of the Linux distro will be available on fewer platforms to ensure a 'more limber' release process

Novacoast Announces Acquisition of Cincinnati Network Solutions

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Professional Services Firm Expands Presence in Midwest Markets Through Acquisition of Leading Cincinnati Systems Integrator

Using sed for UNIX Portability II

  • http://www.systhread.net/; By Jason (Jay) R Fink (Posted by jayrfink on Jan 4, 2006 12:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Tutorial
In the first part of this series, the problem of determining what the path to rc scripts on a per platform basis was shown within the prototype version of a service utility. Part two of the series discusses some ways to auto-magically take care of that problem and the particular method used.

KDE 4 Set to Make Device Interaction Solid

After a lot of hacking behind the scenes, a new initiative to improve KDE's interaction with network and hardware devices has been launched. Solid will provide a robust basis for the dynamic modern desktop in KDE, which needs to be aware of available hardware and networks, paving the way for innovative functionality. Users should see KDE applications taking advantage of Solid in KDE 4, from the most basic Plasma applets and complex applications to desktop-wide awareness. Developers will be able to take advantage of a robust, flexible and portable API and will be integrated into the Plasma engine. It will make use of existing technologies like HAL. Solid will also include a knowledge base providing a way for users to easily provide feedback on incorrect behaviour.

Making Java out of Anthill

Build managers allow developers to better coordinate their coding efforts by providing an automatically generated current and working snapshot of an application, including a binary file for immediate testing. Build managers are the next logical step to source code repositories. Urbancode's Anthill build management server for Java applications provides build automation, unit tests, build tracking, and support for a number of version control systems.

Novell Only Linux Vendor to Earn Prestigious Support Certification

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Joins 200 World Class Organizations Certified Under the Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification Program

Allpeers Extension Adds P2P to Firefox

  • RealTechNews; By Michael Santo (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 10:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It’s not even out yet and this Firefox extension has bloggers around the world talking. AllPeers adds P2P capabilities to FireFox and is due out “soon”. According to the U.K.-based company’s site, AllPeers is “a free extension which combines the strength of Firefox and the efficiency of BitTorrent to transform your favorite browser into a media sharing powerhouse.”

Swansea IT staff shunted to Capgemini

  • Reg Developer; By Tim Richardson (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IT staff at Swansea Council have been transferred to Capgemini as part of a controversial £83m e-government outsourcing project designed to modernise the way the council provides its public services.

As part of the first phase, Capgemini intends to overhaul the council's existing IT systems and working practices as part of an "integrated programme of business process re-engineering and technology transformation".

Why UserFriendly went private again

For many in the computer industry, the UserFriendly comic strip is the first Web page they open in the morning. However, only its most loyal readers are aware that, over the past five years, the company behind the cartoon has wandered into the public equity market, only to return to the status of a private company. Recently, I talked about this journey with JD Frazer, the creator of the strip, and David Barton, vice president of UserFriendly.org. Their account is a practical lesson in the difficulties involved in such business maneuvers -- to say nothing of a testimony to their collective ability to keep their business, ethics, and audience intact.

Motorola dumps Apple for Linux

  • the Inquirer; By Nick Farrell (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PHONE GIANT Motorola has dumped Apple’s iTunes, and a lot of its technical problems, from its ROKR E2 phone. Its predecessor the E1 was touted as the easiest-to-use music phone ever, thanks to its "seamless integration" with Apple's iTunes jukebox.

AwoX to Showcase Major Advances in Home Networking Entertainment Systems at CES 2006

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 4, 2006 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Advanced Interoperability and Functionality Technology Now Available for Mainstream Consumer Electronics Equipment

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