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Theoretical Hacking for IT Managers

  • Linux Journal; By Aaron Steimle (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
When it comes to network security, yes, balance between paranoia and apathy is possible.

Charting the future of Kubuntu

This is an invitation for the Kubuntu and KDE community to join us at LinuxTag on 6 May in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt to chart the future course of Kubuntu. We will hold a series of meetings and presentations on the structure of Kubuntu and Ubuntu, the goals of the project, and an open discussion on how Kubuntu can come to represent the very best example of KDE in action.

The Great Microsoft Blunder

  • Yahoo News/PC Magazine; By John C. Dvorak (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
I think it can now be safely said, in hindsight, that Microsoft's entry into the browser business and its subsequent linking of the browser into the Windows operating system looks to be the worst decision—and perhaps the biggest, most costly gaffe—the company ever made. I call it the Great Microsoft Blunder.

Rebuttal to Rob Enderle's Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS

  • LinuxElectrons; By ByteEnable (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 7:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Yesterday TechNewsWorld published an opinion piece authored by Rob Enderle where he opines, “Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS”. This is a rebuttal to that article.

[What can we say? Consider the source. - dcparris]

The Free Standards Group Announces Availability of First ...

San Diego, Calif. – The Free Standards Group has announced the availability of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.1, the first version of the LSB to include support for portable Linux desktop applications. This standard and newly enhanced developer support provided by the FSG will make it easier for application developers to target the complete Linux platform; thereby solving a major hindrance for Linux desktop adoption and providing a cohesive Linux desktop environment. LSB 3.1 also incorporates the recently approved ISO standard LSB Core (ISO/IEC 23360) into the standard. The Free Standards Group also has said that Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu and others are all certifying their versions of their operating systems to the LSB, delivering true world-wide coverage of LSB certified distributions.

Internet Explorer Beta Unveils To Firefox’s Flame

Google and Firefox and playing with fire

[I agree that this is a bad campaign on Google's part - dcparris]

Reuters Partners With Novell to Offer Reuters Market Data System on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

NEW YORK, Linux on Wall Street Conference, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reuters (LSE: RTR; Nasdaq: RTRSY) and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced an alliance in support of Reuters Market Data System (RMDS) on SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server from Novell(R) for financial institutions worldwide.

My desktop OS: FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE

  • NewsForge; By Vaida Bogdan (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
I've been using FreeBSD since I dumped Linux six years ago at a friend's suggestion. I quickly learned to appreciate its intelligent design: a bare /etc where you can find only necessary system files, good use of /usr/local (most Linux distributions leave this empty and concentrate on filling /etc and /usr/*bin instead), an application system called Ports, which contains a set of scripts that download, install, and patch any program found in the /usr/ports directory, and a very good handbook.

Perl's Artistic License undergoing update

The GPL isn't the only license being revised this year. The Perl Foundation has published its drafts of the Artistic License 2.0 and Contributor License Agreement for public comment.

Media Player summed up

Microsoft vs. EC: Day two MS questions EC data

Open Source Storage’s OSFiler Chosen For NAB-HD Pavilion’s ...

Open Source Storage (OSS's new OSFiler NAS/SAN storage appliance was chosen by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to be a part of this year’s NAB-HD Pavilion at NAB 2006.

When is an application not an application?

MS vs. EC: Day Two Judges move... and speak!

Making wireless work in Africa

  •; By Alastair Otter (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 12:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WiMax may hold promise for connecting all Africans to the Internet and each other in the near future but it is not ready for prime time yet, says Bushnet director Malcolm Brew. Speaking at the WiMax/CDMA forum in Johannesburg yesterday Brew warned against making expensive wireless mistakes and offered insight into making wireless projects sustainable in African rural environments.

Linux Networx partners with CEI to power 2X visualization power of ...

  • Carolina Newswire (press release); By Press Release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
SALT LAKE CITY -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, announced a new partnership with Computational Engineering International (CEI), a leader in visualization software, to deliver a family of application-tuned, tightly integrated, compute and visualization systems. These high performance systems will provide a new approach to visualization, offering two times the power of legacy visualization systems at reduced cost. Linux Networx visualization systems will scale from the department level to large visualization centers, enabling users across industry, government and research environments to visualize scientific datasets containing tens of millions, and even billions, of polygons.

'Geocoding' mapping software goes open-source

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 11:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SRC will release code for organizing data to be displayed on mapping services.

How to use open source with confidence

  •; By James Duffett-Smith (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
Open source software allows businesses to use cutting edge code without licence fees. Sadly nothing comes for free, and a lot of scaremongering has followed its rise.

Aspect Software Breaks Down Last Barrier With Open Source IP PBX ...

  • Market Wire (press release); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
WESTFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/25/2006 -- Aspect Software, Inc., the world's largest company solely focused on the contact center, today announced it will provide and support the Digium open source internet protocol (IP) PBX, the Asterisk Business Edition -- a professional-grade version of the industry's first open source IP PBX -- for customers of its Unified and Signature product lines.

Test It Out: Early Access Book Programs

  • Linux Journal; By Pat Eyler (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Get involved now that publishers are beginning to take advantage of beta testing cycles for their upcoming titles.


Yesterday, I splitted up a machine for virtual hosting & development purposes. I used Xen 3.0.2-2 for it, and everything went well.

Linspire: The Revolutionary Linux

Pamela Jones unfairly raked Linspire over the coals with this article, Freespire: A Linux Distro For When You Couldn't Care Less About Freedom. PJ, when you're right (which is most of the time) you're awesome, and when you're wrong you're awesomely wrong. Here is why.

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