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Linux+ (XK0-002): New and improved uCertify Exam Simulation ...

uCertify announces the release of its upgraded Exam Simulation PrepKit for CompTIA's Linux+ certification exam (XK0-002)

Swsoft Releases Plesk Expand 2.0

Allows to centrally manage database servers with latest versions of Plesk control panel for Linux, UNIX or Windows.

Torvalds comments on kernel "overhaul"

News reports out of LinuxTag late last week have Andrew Morton, the second highest ranking Linux kernel developer, calling for a bug-fixing cycle to cut down on the growing number of bugs found in the latest kernel release. NewsForge contacted the number one man on the Linux project, Linus Torvalds, who acknowledged it might be the right time for a "bug cycle.

Ranch Networks promises reliability for open-source VoIP

  • NetworkWorld.com; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 7:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Ranch Networks, a maker of network management appliances, says its latest box can balance loads and provide failover for the open-source Asterisk IP PBX platform.

Open Source movie ready!

  • ...; By Leonardo Della Pietra (Posted by Leo on May 8, 2006 6:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Elephants Dream, the open source short animation movie is ready!

[Could this be the world's first libre movie since Queen Ann's statute? I gotta order this! - dcparris]

Title: Debian update for cgiirc

Debian has issued an update for cgiirc. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

3dconnexion Supports Unix/Linux for SpacePilot

LOS GATOS, California, May 8, 2006 - 3Dconnexion has announced Unix and Linux support for SpacePilot. The new USB driver supports HP-UX 11.0 or higher, IBM AIX 5.2 or higher, Solaris 9/04 or higher (SPARC-based systems), as well as Red Hat EL WS 3 and SuSE 9.2 and applications including CATIA versions 4 and 5, UGS NX versions 2, 3 and 4, I-DEAS and Pro/E Wildfire and Maya.

OpenLogic Launches Consolidated Enterprise Support Offering that Pays Qualified Community Experts to Support Open Source Software

OpenLogic’s Unique “Expert Community” Program Taps Open Source Community to Provide Enterprise Support

Linspire's proprietary mix

Can you have open-source goodness and proprietary software in one Linux distribution? Linspire says yes, but Cyber Cynic Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and others are not so sure.

Review: How To Break Web Software

  • LinuxSecurity.com - Feature Stories; By Eric Lubow (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
With a tool so widely used by so many different types of people like the World Wide Web, it is necessary for everyone to understand as many aspects as possible about its functionality. From web designers to web developers to web users, this is a must read. Security is a job for everyone andHow To Break Web Software by Mike Andrews and James A. Whittaker is written for everyone to understand.

ORNL Chooses Moab on Cray XT3 Cluster, #10 Fastest in World

Provo, UT – Cluster Resources, Inc. today announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) employed Moab Cluster Suite to manage its Cray XT3 Jaguar cluster, number ten in the Top500.org list, providing greater control and functionality.

Golden's Rules: Migrating from SQL Server to MySQL

Databases are a key piece of every organization's software infrastructure. They are complex pieces of software that we rely on to rapidly spit out data in response to queries and to reliably track transactions, never losing track of the fact that a payment has been made (or received).

Report from LinuxTag 2006

We’re just back from LinuxTag, which took place in Wiesbaden this year from May 3rd until 6th.

Linux trumps OS X

  • p2pnet.net; By Jasjeet Sekhon (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Which is faster for stats, Linux or Apple's OS X?

Itanium Needs Linux, but Does Linux Need Itanium?

  • Linux-Watch; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Intel, Linux
Opinion: Intel's Itanium is a good platform, but unless prices go down, it'll be left on the shelf. (Linux-Watch)

TorPark: A secure, anonymous, and portable Web browser

  • NewsForge; By Nathan Willis (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
TorPark is the intersection of two relatively recent free software developments: portable Firefox and the onion router. Just like the chocolate and peanut butter of the old Reese's ads, they taste better together. With TorPark on a USB flash drive, you can bring the power and flexibility of Firefox with you when you travel -- and count on Tor to keep your browsing anonymous and secure at the same time.

Inge Wallin on KOffice and OpenDocument

  • KDE Dot News; By Albert Astals Cid (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
ConsortiumInfo.org is carrying an interesting interview about KOffice called "The Evolving ODF Environment: Spotlight on KOffice". In this interview, Inge elaborates on ODF support, KOffice vs OOo and KOffice future developments. The OpenDocument format, recently defined as an ISO standard, is the new default format in KOffice 1.5.

The New and Improved KDE-Artists.org is Live!

  • KDE Dot News; By Janet Theobroma (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE-Artists.org is back up sporting a brand new look and feel. We have created a much more community centric site where those interested can submit news, tutorials, links and more. There is also a new feature we call Studios. This is a new twist on blogging that is completely focused on the creation of art and showcasing the process of creation. Artists who are interested will be able to share their artwork with others and talk about how they created it, and what influences them in their creative process.

Malware targeting Linux on the increase

  • SC Magazine; By William Eazel (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The number of malicious programs that attacked Linux operating systems during 2005 was more than double the previous year’s figure, according to new research.

CLI Magic: Bash complete

  • Linux.com; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The auto complete feature of the Bourne Again SHell makes bash one of the most loved and newbie-friendly Linux shells. Just by pressing the Tab key you can complete commands and filenames. Press the Tab key twice and all files in the directory get displayed. But you can do more with autocomplete -- such as associating file types with applications, and automatically designating whether you're looking for directories, text, or MP3 files. With simple commands such as complete and the use of Escape sequences, you can save time and have fun on the command line.

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