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Open Source Vyatta Takes On Hardware

After years of open source projects like Linux and MySQL taking share from proprietary software companies, hardware makers like Cisco and Juniper get to experience the heart-stopping terror of open source hardware hitting the market. ... So far, the response from Cisco and Juniper has been a yawn.

Sun hires new CFO, acquiring Aduva

  • Enterprise Networks & Servers (Posted by tadelste on Feb 27, 2006 2:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
They've got a new chief financial officr over at Sun Microsystems Inc. , and he's already acquiring a company known as a "knowledge driven" solution that significantly eases the management of open and mixed source server stacks.

Michael Lehman has been hired as CFO, replacing Steve McGowan, who will remain at Sun as executive vice president of Finance and will work closely with Lehman to ensure a seamless transition. McGowan announced his intentions to retire last October.

Hawk: a platform for dual-mode smartphones based on Linux

At 3GSM Congress E28 Limited and BridgePort Networks have showed a platform for dual-mode smartphones made by E28.

DistroWatch Weekly: Mini-ITX, bcrypt and dm-crypt, OliveBSD

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Feb 27, 2006 12:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Written entirely by Robert Storey, this week's issue looks ahead at the upcoming 64-bit Mini-ITX processors, passes on a link to a freely downloadable copy of The Complete FreeBSD, and investigates "bcrypt" and "dm-crypt", the much-loved encryption utilities for the paranoid. In the first looks section, Robert investigates the newest OpenBSD-based live CDs - OliveBSD. Happy reading! Join us at irc.freenode.net #distrowatch

Using the Open Source Model to Prepare for More Security Threats ...

IT managers planning for possible security threats in 2006 might be tempted to look back at some of the big security debacles of 2005 for inspiration.

Back to the future: open source everything

The open and closed regions of the software world are poles apart, and not even the open source community can agree on the terminology. So, secure in the knowledge that fear, uncertainty and doubt are rife, how do you navigate the open source minefield?

Open source code generally evolves through the cooperation of a community of developers and is made available to the public, enabling anyone to make a copy, modify or redistribute it without paying royalties or licence fees. Traditionally, software vendors have distributed their products with no access to the source code, making modifications technically impossible.

Who uses open source?

  • Computerworld NZ; By Chris Bell (Posted by d0nk3y on Feb 26, 2006 10:35 PM EDT)
Where do we begin when it comes to separating the open source words from the business reality? Where is open source in business and, in particular, in New Zealand business?

Fsfe Raffling Off Two HP Notebooks

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Like last year's PDA, donated by xtops.de, the Free Software Foundation Europe will be raffling off two HP notebooks to all active Fellows on 1 April this year. For two lucky Fellows, April Fool's Day will be anything but foolish.

Security wars: Novell SELinux killer rattles Red Hat

Novell Inc. of Provo, Utah, has released the source code for its recently acquired open-source Linux security application, AppArmor, and has also set up a project site in hopes of attracting outside developers to further refine the program. The release of the software has sparked debate in the open-source community, however.

Rackspace Partners With JBoss On Intensive Hosting For Linux

Rackspace Managed Hosting, a managed hosting provider, and JBoss, a professional open-source company, announced a partnership agreement to create Intensive Hosting for Linux/JBoss Edition, a managed Linux hosting solution specifically designed for complex Java Enterprise Edition applications running on JBoss Application Server.

Linux distros for older hardware

  • Linux.com; By StoneLion (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 6:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux distributions that can run on older machines. I took six distributions for a test run on an old machine, and also tried software that turns old hardware into a thin client. The bottom line: Linux is still quite suitable for older hardware. It might not turn your aging PC into a powerhouse, but it will extend its lifespan considerably.

For these tests, I dug out Igor, an old PC that had been collecting dust in my closet. Igor is a Pentium II 233MHz machine with 64MB of RAM, an 8x CD-ROM drive, a 3GB hard drive, and an integrated ATI 3D Rage Pro video card with 4MB of video RAM. You can run Linux on older and slower machines, but this is the most under-powered machine I had available.

Palmsource Linux to face business challenges?

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 5:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Access/PalmSource Linux platform (ALP) will feature a native GTK+ environment, a Dragonball 68K emulator, and other interesting technologies, according to an article at ComputingUnplugged. However, the product could face challenges in the business world, author Jason Perlow suggests.

Sourcefire's Roesch pledges long, open-source life for Snort

  • SearchSecurity.com (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
You might not expect it, but one of the security industry's most successful executives shares a house with his mother-in-law. In fact, Martin Roesch, founder and chief technology officer of Sourcefire Inc., and inventor of the popular Snort open source IDS tool, also manages a frenetic household that includes his wife, three young daughters and several pets.

How serious is Sun about Linux?

  • LXer.com; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Sun
If you want an answer to how serious Sun is about supporting Linux, you can just visit their home page. Isn't this the same old Sun Microsystems we've come to know? Well according to Marc Andreessen, Solaris is a better Linux than Linux.

Running Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4 At The Same Time

This tutorial shows how to install and configure Apache2 with PHP5 and PHP4 enabled at the same time.

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Release Announcement: Gentoo Linux 2006.0

The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.0. Gentoo Linux 2006.0, the first release in the 2006 series, represents improvements across many architectures since the 2005.1 release.

Leveraging Open Source Software

  • Allahabad High court India; By Judge of the Allahabad High cCourt (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 26, 2006 3:39 PM EDT)
The article explains why and how policies regarding Open source may be changed. And what is being done at the Allahabad high court at open source level.

How to write an article - Part II: Analyzing content

  • Lxer.com; By Tom Adelstein Editor-in-Chief (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial


This is the second article in a series. The first installment dealt with format and flow of article writing. This discussion involves subject matter. Readers should also find this information helpful when determining the validity of a story.

Mysql Hires The Brains Behind FireBird

MySQL has hired Jim Starkey, creator of the InterBase database, which later became the popular open-source Firebird database,in addition to scooping up Starkey's one-man Firebird-based company, Netfrastructure.

Bicol on its way to ‘open source community'

Legazpi City (24 February) -- That “the best things in life are free,” was proven during the Bicol Open Source Forum held February 16, 2006 at the Daragang Magayon Hall, Aquinas University in Legazpi City where a total of 150 computer users and ICT advocates from the government, academe and the private sector from all over the region convened.

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