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Linus Torvalds Outburst Sparks Fierce Debate: Does Open Source ...

The Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) came alive on Thursday when Linus Torvalds chose to write, in a discussion about the risks of following specs without being flexible enough to take reality into account: "A 'spec' is close to useless. I have _never_ seen a spec that was both big enough to be useful _and_ accurate." The web is currently abuzz with the merits and demerits of this point of view.

Mozilla Launches Beta of Comprehensive Online Developer Center

New One-Stop Resource for AJAX, Web, and Firefox Extension Development

Fleury: JBoss' Model Is 'Here to Stay'

Q&A: Marc Fleury, CEO of JBoss Inc., talks about how he sees startup companies like his competing with entrenched vendors such as IBM.

CMP Media's VARBusiness Magazine Names Finalists in Tech Innovator Awards Competition

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Media's VARBusiness has named the finalists in its third annual Tech Innovator awards program, which recognizes vendors for outstanding achievement in technology innovation.

Orc Software's Advanced Trading Platform to Support Linux

Orc Software (SSE:ORC) today announced that the Orc System, a platform for advanced market making, trading and brokerage, will now be available for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 operating system for AMD's Opteron(tm) processors.

Open Source Business Conference in Boston to Focus on CIO Issues ...

Speakers from IBM, Microsoft, OSDL, SugarCRM, Goodwin Procter, Fidelity Ventures; plus Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat

IBM signs on Univa for grids

  • CNET News.com; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Oct 3, 2005 8:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Big Blue will bundle Univa's commercial version of Globus grid software with its line of Unix and Linux servers.

Another USB wireless driver for Linux: ndiswrapper

  • Network World; By Steve Blass (Posted by bstadil on Oct 3, 2005 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why didn't you mention ndiswrapper in your recent column on obtaining Linux drivers for USB wireless network devices?

Trusted Linux will wear a Red Hat

Last October, Trusted Computer Solutions announced it would release Trusted Linux, a version of the open source operating system that is hardened enough to meet the requirements of the United States Director of Central Intelligence. This week, TCS said it is instead teaming up with IBM and Red Hat, and that Trusted Linux will now be released as an as-yet-unnamed Red Hat product in 2006.

DistroWatch Weekly: Upcoming releases of Mandriva and SUSE, Libranet's future, Puppy Linux

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Oct 3, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 40th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. We are at the start of an exciting week, with Mandriva Linux 2006, SUSE Linux 10.0 and Ubuntu Linux 5.10 RC all expected within the next few days. Fans of certain other distributions might not be so lucky, though, as last week's announcement about Libranet's "restructuring" leaves many wondering about the future of this once popular Debian-based project. Our featured distribution of the week is Puppy Linux, but we also introduce amaroK Live, a PCLinuxOS-based live CD that combines the power of the amaroK media player with Free Music. Enjoy! Join us at irc.freenode.net #distrowatch

Gentoo RR4 2.60 Screenshot Tour

lxnaydesign.net states - Gentoo RR4 and RR64 are special DVD images that can transform your computer in a powerful Gentoo box and it was nearly the first Graphical GNU/Linux environment that supports Reiser4 Filesystem. In these images, one for 32bit computers and the other one for AMD64, you can touch with your hand the powerful of free software. X.Org, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, Koffice, OpenOffice, FreeNX and other beautiful pieces of software are yours. Fabio sent in to OSDir some excellent shots of Gentoo RR4 2.60.

IBM and Univa to Partner on Commercially-Supported Globus Software

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 5:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Univa's Commercial Release of Globus Software to Support IBM Operating Platforms in Multi-Year Deal

Disk Blasting 101 with Linux

How To: If all you want to do is be 99.9999 percent sure that there's no data left on your drives, DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) is for you.

New Version of LiveLAMP Education Server Released

LiveLAMP is a bootable (i.e Live) CD that turns a spare computer in the classrom into a Linux development server for students to practice and publish programming exercises in over a dozen computer languages.

Dynamic Logical Partitioning for Linux on POWER

  • dW (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 3, 2005 2:59 AM EDT)
Logical partitioning provides POWER processor-based servers with the capability to do server consolidation and optimize system resources. Dynamic logical partitioning enhances this capability by providing control of the allocation of the resources without impacting the logical partitions availability. Linux on POWER supports dynamic LPAR for changes to physical I/O, virtual I/O, and processor resources.

Terminal Tips: "Uninvisible" the invisible files on your iPod

  • TUAW; By C.K. Sample, III (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 2:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I've covered different ways to get your Music off of your iPod before, but now that I am going all nano all the time, and preparing to get rid of my 60GB iPod, I wanted a nice, quick, and easy way to get all those songs off of my old iPod. After conferring with Jay, who is much more the Unix geek than I, we figured out a method that would work. As with most things, it was happenstance that brought about the discovery. I was quizzing Jay on all the intricacies of the cp command, and had started running a basic command string to copy all the files from my iPod's invisible Music folder over to a 100GB external hard drive. I launched the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities/). And then I used the following command (all on one line; the break here is caused by a space in the command between the source and destination folders):

Like rock n' roll, open source here to stay

Open source software isn't a craze and won't be a short-lived fad in the corporate IT environment. More importantly, OSS isn't being put on the back burner by the corporate world. For every wait-and-see CIO, there are dozens who are eager to leverage the value of OSS in their organizations.

Antivirus protection: Why it’s a big deal

  • KPC News; By MICHAEL FRALEY (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
F-Prot (www.f-prot.com) is a free antivirus for Linux and BSD, but the Frisk Software people, who are based in Iceland, also have a version of F-Prot for Windows. Finally, for our friends running Mac OS X, there is ClamXAv (http://clamxav.com/), courtesy of British systems analyst and software developer Mark Allan.

Screengrab & Devboi for Firefox

  • SitePoint; By Alex Walker (Posted by bstadil on Oct 3, 2005 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It’s been a few months since I’ve had a good look at some of the newer Firefox extensions, but there are two that have really grabbed my fancy lately.

The Future Of Mac: A Discussion

  • MacdevCenter; By Tom Bridge (Posted by tadelste on Oct 3, 2005 12:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: Interview
Interesting interview/discussion about the Mac on Intel with tidbits about Vista. Worth a read.

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