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Autopackage - The vendor neutral installer for Linux

Installing softwares was always a command line job in Linux. And many a times people have wondered why we can't have a installer like you have in windows for instance. Here is an article which describes about Autopackage, which is one such installer which makes installing softwares in Linux as much (if not more) easier than in windows.

Texas Instruments Accelerates Development of Digital Video Applications With First Products Based on DaVinci(TM) Technology

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 6, 2005 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
DaVinci Technology Enables OEMs to Implement Digital Video Without Codec or DSP Expertise

Ssc provides open source CMS to govt agencies

SSC provides open source Content Management System to government agencies The State Services Commission has made available to government agencies, both central and local, the open source code for a Government Web Guidelines compliant Content Management System.

Intel India Earmarks $1B For India

  • EarthWeb news; By Colin C. Haley (Posted by tuxchick on Dec 6, 2005 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Intel will invest more than $1 billion in India over the next five years to increase its presence in a country that continues to evolve into an economic powerhouse. The plan was announced by Intel Chairman Craig Barrett today.

Safari, Firefox use climbs

Safari has become the world's third most-used Web browser while Internet Explorer continues to lose its grip on the worldwide information superhighway.

New research from Web analysis firm Market Share shows Safari with 2.78 per cent of the market, up from 1.56 per cent in December 2004.

Building a Geocoding Web Service

  • Developer.com; By Jason Gilmore (Posted by tuxchick on Dec 6, 2005 2:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In the previous installment of this four-part series regarding creating spatially enabled Web applications, you learned how to create a local datasource mapping mailing addresses to latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates using the Geo::Coder::US Perl package and the U.S Census Bureau's TIGER/Line data. In this final installment, you'll learn how to make this data available to the world through a Perl-based Web service. To demonstrate the service's capabilities, a PHP-driven client will pass a mailing address to the Web service, retrieve the spatial data made available through this Web service, and finally feed it to the Google Maps API to produce a map marking the location of the mailing address.

Red Hat, Fujitsu Expand Partnership To More Servers

Red Hat and Fujitsu are expanding their global partnership agreement, expanding applications to Primequest Intel Architecture servers to support Red Hat enterprise Linux.

Super Glue: Using Perl to Develop a Cheap Network Framework

  • Developer.com; By Brad Lhotsky (Posted by tuxchick on Dec 6, 2005 1:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
To build something flexible and extendable, you're going to need to use a well-known integrated path to relay messages to the central server. Syslog-ng will handle that. You'll use a simple program in perl as a destination for some Snort messages relayed over syslog-ng. The perl program will use a PostgreSQL database to store the messages in a very custom fashion. You'll employ perl again in the frontend utilizing Mason to throw together a simple console to view messages. From the example in the article, a user should be able to incorporate other syslog enabled daemons into the security framework and begin correlating events systematically.

N-able Announces Broadest and Most Comprehensive Line-Up of Targeted Business Transformation Solutions for Managed Service Providers

New "Velocity System(TM)" Delivers the Industry's Most Complete and Flexible Solutions-Focused Managed Service Provider (MSP) Offering

Ad-Powered Apps Gain Momentum

Opinion: Ad-supported, open-source apps are gaining ground on traditionally licensed programs like MS Office and Windows.

[Ed.- Am I the only one reading this who is reminded of the hundreds of science-fiction stories that predict an ad-saturated society that you can't turn off? -tuxchick.]

My sysadmin toolbox: second helping

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 6, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got from readers with suggestions for other tools. With all those good suggestions, it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities to cover some of the programs that didn't make the first column.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 24

Welcome to our issue number 24 of Fedora Weekly News.

Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year

In 2006, Novell will launch a "Linux awareness" program meant to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives.

Open source rides to the rescue

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By CJ Kelly, Framingham (Posted by tadelste on Dec 5, 2005 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Traffic on the network had been increasing all week, but the intrusion-detection system wasn’t picking up anything malicious. Whatever traffic was traversing the network was considered okay.

Autodesk Introduces Linux-Based Version of Autodesk Toxik Visual Effects Software

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tuxchick on Dec 5, 2005 10:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Offers Film Studios and Post-Production Facilities Greater Choice in Back-End Digital Film Workflow

Venture capital activity rebounds in November

  • EETimes.com; By Peter Clarke (Posted by tadelste on Dec 5, 2005 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
EE Times' Venture Capital Counter (VCC) recorded 19 deals in November, which raised $268.69 million at $14.1 million per deal. The monthly figure more than doubled the $98.54 million funding raised in October and $112.8 million of investment made in November 2004. At 19 the number of deals done was exceptionally high, the second highest figure in two years.

Latest test version of MEPISLite available for download

The updated MEPISLite download, which has a 641 MB footprint, includes applications such as KDE 3.3.2, KOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Amarok, Kplayer, Skype, and a good assortment of games, Woodford said. The MEPIS kernel is also the DCC version of Debian kernel 2.6.12-10, which has enhanced built-in hardware support.

Online service stores entire music collections

MP3tunes last week introduced Oboe, a virtual music locker that stores an entire personal music library online, making it accessible anywhere for any digital music player, the company said. The service, from the latest company of Linspire (a.k.a. Lindows) founder Michael Robertson, is compatible with multiple desktop OSes, including Linux.

AMD Strengthens ties with Novell

  • Linuxblogger by larrydag; By larrydag (Posted by larrydag on Dec 5, 2005 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell
Bruce Lowry of Novell Open PR says that AMD is moving up to become a platinum partner with Novell in the technology program. Platinum partner is the highest level of company relations with Novell. This continues an already strong relationship that the SuSE development team has with AMD engineers. A full time AMD engineer is moving on site to Novell. This of course is going to help Novell's enterprise server market. This is definitely better news from Novell than what we have been hearing lately. Novell definitely needs to show some positive PR of late. If there were any doubts about SuSE's future I believe Novell has only the best of intentions and great promise.

Linux 101: How to set up Linux on a PC

Installing Linux on a personal computer may not be as difficult as you think. This document explains how to install Linux on a PC, starting at the beginning: choosing a distribution

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