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Work smarter with Unix specialized tools and shortcuts

  • IBM developerWorks; By Martin Streicher (Posted by solrac on Aug 14, 2006 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM, Linux
Work smarter with system admin, and Unix specialized tools and shortcuts.

IBM to release Sametime on Linux

  •; By Juan Carlos Perez (Posted by grouch on Aug 14, 2006 9:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
IBM is preparing a Linux version of Lotus Sametime for release in September. The company said that the Linux version of Sametime 7.5 would be the first open source version of the enterprise IM system.

[Non-free and futureware? -- grouch]

K-Meleon 1.0 Released

K-Meleon 1.0 has been released. K-Meleon is a standalone Gecko-based browser for Windows, designed to be light, fast and highly customisable.

Novell and Red Hat spat over Xen

Red Hat has claimed that Xen virtualisation isn't ready for prime time, sparking a rebuttal from Novell

SeaMonkey suite still swimming along

The Mozilla project scuttled development for the legacy Mozilla Suite in 2005 after shifting focus to work on Firefox and Thunderbird. However, rather than abandoning the project entirely, the Mozilla Project provided the infrastructure to allow the community to continue development of the Mozilla Suite as SeaMonkey. SeaMonkey 1.0.4 was released recently, so I decided this would be a good time to check in on SeaMonkey to see where it stands. The suite holds up well, but it's losing ground rapidly to Firefox and Thunderbird.

The Linux Equation

For a long time, it's been a given that anything on our Web site that includes the word "Linux" will generate an extra-special amount of reader traffic. But I never dreamed this week's LinuxWorld conference track on "Linux in the Channel" would be sold out—more than five times the anticipated attendees registered.

CLI Magic: Enhance your YouTube viewing pleasure

Publishing your own video on YouTube, or watching other people's videos, is all the rage these days. Why are we talking about YouTube, in a column about the CLI? Because this week we're writing about youtube-dl, a clever little CLI tool that's easy to install and and use to fetch YouTube videos.

Virtualisation project to build on Red Hat

The SWsoft-funded OpenVZ project today released its OS-level server virtualisation software in the form of a kernel build for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4), plus enhancements that the company said will provide users with additional flexibility.

RIAA defendant dies, heirs given 60 days to grieve before depositions

  • Ars Technica; By Anders Bylund (Posted by SamShazaam on Aug 14, 2006 5:18 PM EDT)
Because the litigants believed that the case was nearing a resolution before Larry's passing, it wants to move on with the proceedings rather than drop the case, and will request depositions from his heirs after the 60-day grieving period.

Access and PalmSource Announce the ACCESS Developer Network

ACCESS CO., LTD. and PalmSource, Inc. are announcing the ACCESS Developer Network, a new online resource designed to accelerate the creation, distribution and usage of mobile Linux applications for devices based on the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP).

Stellarium Brings the Sky Home

Free, Open Source and released under GNU General Public License, Stellarium is an amazing astronomy software for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, that brings the entire sky to our computers. It has been developed by French programmer Fabien Chereau, who launched the project in the summer of 2001.

Doubts dog anonymous Thinkpad code for Linux kernel

Doubts have arisen over lines of code an anonymous submitter sent to the Linux kernel mailing list on August 6th, here. The programmer is hiding behind a pseudonym, Shem Multinymous. Fellow Kernel programmers are divided over accepting the code or not.

An open Letter to the Linux Community from Helios

Lobby4Linux is now in stable, caring hands. The only thing I want each of you to know is that I am forever in your debt...if for only one simple thing....

Open Source bodies team to drive Linux in mobile space

Two of the driving forces behind the Linux push into the mobile devices market have formalised an agreement to boost the global growth of mobile Linux phones and devices.

Linux Collaboration: All About The Apps

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by grouch on Aug 14, 2006 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, IBM, Linux
Collaboration applications, old and new, are coming to Linux desktops and servers en masse.

Amazon 'plans world's biggest personal data stash'

And tries to patent it too is investing in IP to create the largest database of personal information ever gathered by an online retailer, according to a report in its local paper.

Delaware Court is asked to Define "FRAND"

For the third time in two weeks there is a new and significant standards case. This time around, Nokia is claiming that Qualcomm is violating its obligation to provide a license under "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" (FRAND) terms to patents that would be infringed under an ETSI standard. The Nokia suit is a defensive move, because Qualcomm is seeking injunctions to prevent Nokia from selling its new mobile handsets unless Nokia knuckles under to Qualcomm's license terms.

Wind River Earns Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification for ...

Wind River Systems, Inc., the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Wind River's North America Support Operations Center has achieved certification under the Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification program. SCP Certification quantifies the effectiveness of customer support based upon a stringent set of performance standards and represents best practices in the industry.

Mozilla Using Coverity to Scan Mozilla Source Code for Defects

According to CNET, Monday will see the Mozilla Foundation and Coverity jointly announce that Coverity tools are being used to scan Mozilla source code for defects. The report quotes Coverity chief technology officer Ben Chelf, who says that the Mozilla Foundation licensed Coverity Prevent, an application that analyses software code for bugs, early last year. The deal was not announced at the time because the Mozilla Foundation wanted to ensure the Coverity product actually got results before going public.

Open source grows beyond its roots

One of a growing cadre of open-source companies, Zimbra will add joint document creation and sharing to its messaging and collaboration software at the LinuxWorld conference on Monday.

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