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Ohloh's Open Source Goods

There are tens of thousands of open source projects in the wild, but how do you determine what's good and what's not? Ohloh, a resource for open source intelligence on thousands of open source projects, has up-to-date information on open source projects and the people who develop them.

LinuxWorld San Francisco invites registration

Attendee registration opened today for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco, scheduled for Aug. 6 through 9 at the Moscone Center. More than 100 technical sessions will focus on key themes and technologies that include applications, virtualization, system troubleshooting, Linux/Windows interoperability, and more.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn release candidate delayed due to validation bugs

The release Date for Ubuntu Feisty Fawn has been delayed due to validation bugs, There is no ETA yet, but the Ubuntu team hopes the delay will be just a few days.

The Linux desktop: boom or bust?

Ironically for Microsoft, Vista is just the shot in the arm that desktop systems with open-source Linux operating systems needed to boost their sales. At least that's the way solution providers see it.

Turning any computer into a Linux machine

BOOTPLUG, basically, is a USB flash memory (1GB) with USB-HD bootable Linux (kernel 2.4) installed. Insert the BOOTPLUG into USB slot and boot up, any PC will be totally hijacked by BOOTPLUG and turn into a Linux client machine.

Desktop FreeBSD Part 3: Adding Software

  • OFB.biz: Open for Business; By Ed Hurst (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 13, 2007 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
FreeBSD is very much a source-based system. The operating assumptionof the architects of FreeBSD is that you will compile most things fromthe source code. The system is designed to work that way, and does itexceptionally well.

Why a Unix-based system?

The buzz about Linux, BSD, Open Solaris, and other free versions of Unix seems to swell every month. In case you haven’t tried one of them yet, you might be wondering, “What is all the fuss about?” Truly, you see passion about these systems that is seldom shown to their competitors. Here’s a brief list of where the Unix system triumph.

Open source Mule takes the "donkey work" out of ESB

  • ITManagersJournal; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 13, 2007 2:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mule is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) -- the "glue" between different enterprise applications in different company departments that allows IT managers to move information back and forth seamlessly. Think of disparate enterprise applications as ribs, with the ESB as a backbone that connects everything. Mulesource founder Ross Mason says open source is the best way to make an ESB that is customizable and affordable.

Why Linux is the perfect system for people who hate computers

It's a delicious paradox that Linux, which was for years the system for people who really enjoyed fiddling with their computers, should have developed to the point where it's the best system for people who hate the bloody things.

Opera 9.2 adds "speed dial," web dev tools

Norway's Opera Software yesterday released Opera 9.2, an update to its popular, freely-available web browser. The new version supports 31 languages and introduces a new "speed dial" function plus a set of alpha-level developer tools, according to the company.

Linux Scheduling for Absolute Beginners, Part 2

In my first article, I provided some basic understanding of how scheduling on Linux operating system works. This article will provide some additional detail that I may have missed and it will mostly give examples of many different neat tricks you can do in a crontab file.

[There are some neat things in here that are even new to me — Sander]

News: IBM, Canonical Set to Release DB2 9 For Linux--For Dapper

If you thought old releases of Linux were just going to passively lie and wait for the end of their maintenance cycle, think again. Canonical Ltd., the commercial driving force behind the Ubuntu distribution, is planning to announce April 13 that users of its 6.06 LTS release will be able to download and deploy IBM's DB2 version 9.

Release for CentOS-5 i386 and x86_64

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5 for the i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Further Arch support for PowerPC, IA64 and Sparc are planned and will be released soon. These arch's will follow the existing pattern of release to Beta first, and then to Final.

VectorLinux issues v5.8 SOHO RC2 prerelease

The VectorLinux team on April 9 released VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO RC2, built on the base of VL 5.8 standard GOLD. This edition addresses all the bugs reported and suggestions given since the RC1 release, and features a custom 2.6.20 kernel and the KDE 3.5.6 desktop with Kmyfirewall, the team said.

aKademy 2007 Registration Open

aKademy 2007 is now open for registration. aKademy is KDE's World Summit, a week long event for all KDE contributors, industry partners and users. The week starts with a two day conference, and is set to include a tutorial day and a schools and education day. As always, attendance to aKademy is free of charge, but you must register. Registration must be in by the end of the month if you want the aKademy Team to book your accommodation for you. See you in Glasgow!

WP: VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care

There's a very positivearticle in the Washington Post on the Veterans Affairs VistA software:'...Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab. Even though President Bush has set a goal of 2014 for when most Americans should have their medical information stored electronically, the Department of Veterans Affairs is today one of the few health systems -- and by far the largest -- that is virtually paperless...'

How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS

  • HowtoForge; By Stephan Jau (Posted by falko on Apr 12, 2007 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Today security is one of the key aspects in our daily life - sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious. Security has many aspects and one of them is computer security or security of your or your business' computer data. In this tutorial I will show how to encrypt a whole disk drive using (X)Ubuntu Feisty, dm-crypt, and LUKS. The article also contains some legal considerations.

Indy, We Have A Driver. - Chastain Motorsports Announces Linux Sponsorship in the Indy 500

Tom Chastain, a legend in the Indianapolis Racing Realm and the owner of Chastain Motorsports has announced his team's entrance in this year's Indy 500. And if we've got anything to do with it...as long as I have one struggling breathe left inside of me, that monster of a race car will have Linux splashed all over it when the flag drops. It will be the first time in history that Linux as been an active participant of the now-famous cry. "Gentlemen, Start your engines"!

Report: MontaVista 5.0 Aims To Drive Embedded Linux Development

With a major revampment of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition, MontaVista Software hopes to spur development of more embedded Linux systems in handheld PDAs, smart phones, telecom equipment, and all manner of other devices.

40 Students to work on KDE during GSoC 2007

  • KDE Dot News; By Daniel Molkentin (Posted by dcparris on Apr 12, 2007 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE project is happy to announce the selection of 40 KDE projects for the Google Summer of Code 2007.

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