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i-Technology Opinion: No Way Has Innovation in Open Source Reached Its Limit

Article in UK-Based Magazine 'The Economist' Seems Disappointingly FUD-Ridden offering an opinion that suggests neither Weber or The Economist is aware of things like BitTorrent.

CLI Magic: Tracking performance with sar

Sar is the "system activity report" program found on in Linux. The suite can be useful in tracking down bottlenecks providing insight into system use.

A Linux Laptop for $187?

Menglan Group, a Chinese company says it plans to sell a laptop computer for about 1,500 yuan, starting in May, to tap demand in the nation's rural areas.

Biggest Tuxlab launched

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers, in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation, has installed the largest Tuxlab in the country.

Selling IT to the CFO

He is quick to note that ETrade’s IT group understands risk pointing to the company’s move to open source software beginning 2002.

Welcome to The Gemcutter's Workshop

Our new Ruby column brings you Ruby community news, plus detailed coverage of a single topic.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 38

Welcome to our issue number 38 of Fedora Weekly News.

Encrypt filesystems with EncFS and Loop-AES

Encrypted filesystems make sense for network-accessible servers that hold sensitive business documents, databases that contain credit-card information, offline backups, and laptops.

What's Up With the ODF Alliance?

As you may recall, the ODF Alliance was formed on March 3, 2006. Given that they've already had, oh, two and a half weeks to change the world, I thought I'd check out the Alliance Website to see whether they had achieved their manifest destiny yet.

Installation Of Computers In Georgian Euro Schools: Linux

  • Prime News Agency (Posted by tadelste on Mar 20, 2006 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ministry of Education of Georgia plans to introduce Linux OS within the frameworks of the Deer Lap, upon advice by the Estonian experts in 2005.

Fedora Core 5 Screenshot Tour

OSNews reports - Fedora Core 5, 'Bordeaux', has been released to mirrors.

OSDir has a beautiful selection of shots of this extremely popular distro in their Fedora Core 5 Screenshot Tour.

Mcnealy pumps open standards, open source

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By Grant Gross (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 20, 2006 5:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
McNealy recommended government agencies buy commercial software built on open-source code, instead of downloading software and running it without commercial support.

Reports from PyCON 2006 (Python Conference)

  • Free Software Magazine; By Terry Hancock (Posted by fsmdave on Mar 20, 2006 5:16 AM EDT)
FSM's Terry Hancock was at PyCON2006, in Dallas, Texas. He talks about some of what went on at the conference.

The Big Four Organized Music cartel's RIAA licking its wounds

  • People to People (Posted by tadelste on Mar 20, 2006 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Big Four Organized Music record label cartel's RIAA is licking its wounds after losing a bid for unfettered access to the hard drive of an Oregon mother it's victimizing in a p2p file sharing case. The woman, Tanya Andersen, lives alone with her nine-year-old daughter, Kylee, surviving on Social Security disability payments.

RIAA, "settlement" worker Mark Eilers accused her of "illegally" downloading music files, demanding an extortion payment to get the labels off her back.

This woman fought them on her own facing the RIAA potential legal fees if she lost. You go girl!

OpenZaurus 3.5.4 released!

On behalf of the OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus, Opie and GPE teams, I am proud to present to you the fourth OpenZaurus release based on the BitBake build system and the OpenEmbedded metadata repository.

Internet Protocol Television driven by Linux

IPTV vendors have joined forces to offer a prepackaged starter kit for telcos to get into IPTV quickly and easily. The vendors believe initial deployments will be for broadband TV and on-demand services.

DistroWatch Weekly: Duval, Fedora 5, KNOPPIX 5.0

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Mar 20, 2006 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. It's that time of the year when development activity in the open source software world is about to reach its peak - the release of GNOME 2.14 last week will be followed by Fedora Core 5 later today, with SUSE 10.1 coming out next month. At the same time, Ubuntu's Dapper Drake has received extra 6 weeks to get more polish, while Mandriva's new "One" product has been overshadowed by news about the sudden involuntary departure of the distribution's founder. Also in this issue: Debian developers on explaining their project to non-geeks, update on the custom DVD booting a number of distributions, and a quick look at the new KNOPPIX 5.0. Happy reading! Join us at irc.freenode.net #distrowatch

Ubuntu, Macintosh and Windows XP



If you think that a Linux advocate cannot make an objective analysis of desktop operating systems, then you need to read this report. You may find yourself surprised with some brutal honesty that leaves out the free software philosophy.

Building A Virtual Private Server (VPS) With Debian Sarge And OpenVZ

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm (Posted by falko on Mar 19, 2006 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This tutorial describes how to prepare a server for OpenVZ virtual machines on a Debian Sarge system. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

Engarde Secure Linux v3.0.5 Now Available

EnGarde Secure Linux is a Linux server distribution that is geared toward providing a open source platform that is highly secure by default as well as easy to administer.

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