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Samtech Releases New Version 2006 Of FEA Software

SAMTECH, the European technology leader for the development of Integrated Computer Aided Engineering Solutions, announces today the launch of the commercial release 2006 of the general purpose explicit and fast dynamic analysis software EUROPLEXUS.

[Is this one of those specialized niche areas where FOSS will be slow to develop? -- grouch]

Mobile next battleground for Linux

The co-founder of one of the most popular mobile Linux platforms has predicted a "revolution" in the use of open source software on phones and handheld devices.

Bigger Damn Small Linux debuts

Damn Small Linux has always told its story efficiently through its name, and it continues to do so with its latest version: DSL-N (Damn Small Linux-Not) 0.1 RC1. As you might imagine, DSL-N is a larger live CD edition of DSL (85 MB), but it's still smaller than most distros.

One 'hold it' is worth more than two 'maybe's

This is a translation of a French proverb: “un Tiens vaut mieux que deux Tu l’auras”. It means that what you already have is better than what you may get—even if you may get more—because you already have it.

Strangely, it also is one of the problems with GNU/Linux systems.

Red Hat earnings rise on business sales

Red Hat, a distributor of open-source Linux software, reported an 11 percent increase in first-quarter net income on Wednesday, boosted by subscriptions from corporate customers.

Tip of the Trade: Drupal

Deploying and using it may not be completely painless, but Drupal is a great content management system (CMS) framework that is lightweight, modular, and not too difficult to navigate.

Ibm's Investment in India Includes Linux Development

IBM recently announced it would triple its investment in India over the next three years. "India and other emerging economies are an increasingly important part of IBM's global success," said IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano.

Red Hat Faces Patent Infringement Suit

Software company FireStar has filed suit against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement.

Akibia Completes 18th Consecutive Year of Profitability and Growth

Caps Successful Year with Customer Growth and Industry Recognition

Interconnect demo chip to run Linux on "post-RISC" core

On-chip interconnect specialist Silistix will create a "demonstration chip" to show off its "self-timed interconnect" generation tools. The unnamed chip will run Linux on Tensilica's Diamond Standard 232L core, and will also integrate co-processor cores and IP (intellectual property) blocks from Denali, and Sci-worx. It will use leading-edge 65nm CMOS process technology, Silistix says.

Gnash, the free Flash player, makes progress

  • NewsForge; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by grouch on Jun 29, 2006 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
The Gnash project has been developing a free software Flash player since December. Filling one of the last major gaps on the GNU/Linux desktop, it is one of the Free Software Foundation's high-priority projects. We covered the project several months ago, when compiling the code was problematic. Now that Gnash has reached the 0.7.1 version, the player is still rough, but enough has been done to give us an indication of what the final version might be like.

Transitive Emulator Ports Sparc/Solaris Apps to Linux on Xeon ...

Earlier this year, when Transitive, a startup that has created a sophisticated emulator for running software for one computer architecture on other architectures, got backing from Intel, the tongues started wagging that Intel had given Transitive money to create a version of its emulator to support the porting of Solaris/Sparc applications to Intel Xeon and Itanium processors, possibly running the Linux operating system. And, indeed, this has come to pass.

'GNU/Linux', 'Linux' -- What's the diff?

  LXer Feature: 29-Jun-06

Why do Linux advocates argue over whether to call their operating system 'Linux' or 'GNU/Linux'? It's all open source, right? At this point there are blood pressures rising among free software advocates, while any casual software user reading this is simply thinking, "Yeah, so?"

Finding Open Source Bugs Like Klocwork

A new study by code analysis firm Klocwork has discovered new flaws in open source programs that previous scans by a Department of Homeland Security-sponsored study did not.

Review: How Dapper is Drake?

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 7:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Yes, we know you're sick of hearing about Ubuntu. Ubuntu this, Ubuntu that, everyone must love Ubuntu or else. Don't run away screaming just yet, because there are good reasons for all the Ubuntu buzz, as Carla Schroder reports.

Mandriva Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

  • HowtoForge; By Dino Edwards (Posted by falko on Jun 29, 2006 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mandriva
There are a couple of linux howtos floating on the Internet that deal with this very subject. As a matter of fact, those guides are what inspired to write this one. In the spirit of keeping it simple, let me recommend the Mandrake or as it’s currently known Mandriva Linux distro. This guide has been written with this distro in mind.

Free Software: Who's Looking Out for You?

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Jun 29, 2006 6:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes I hear my hardworking network and system administrator chums dismissing Free and Open Source Software with "Spare me the philosophy junk. I just want good software, not a sermon." I quite sympathize with the desire to avoid rants and preaches. But I think it's important to understand that the philosophy behind Free Software is why the FOSS ecosystem is so strong and vibrant, and produces such good-quality software, and is so beneficial to end-users and developers.

Your first Linux experiment (video training)

This group of three short videos shows you how to download GNU/Linux, make a bootable Linux CD, and how to boot Linux on your computer without going through a tedious installation routine. We used Ubuntu for this demonstration, but the steps shown apply to all live CD Linux distributions.

Vim tips: The basics of search and replace

  •; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Vim beginners may be puzzled when it comes to doing search and replace operations in Vim. The syntax can be a bit arcane, but after you've practiced, it becomes second nature. Let's take a look at how easy it can be.

aKademy Deadline Approaching

  • KDE Dot News; By Adriaan de Groot (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 5:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: KDE
The deadline for aKademy 2006 submissions is fast approaching. We are still looking for technical contributions, community success stories, tales of interoperability, industrial innovation and integration and cross-desktop creativity. The Call For Papers says that a 300 word abstract and a short bio is needed to secure your place for consideration by the programme committee. Send them in! Conference registration will open soon. The website says "in june", and it will.

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