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Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 1.1 Screenshots

Welcome aboard Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 1.1. You will find all the features of Christmas Edition plus much more, however due to licensing agreements, we have removed Google Earth, Java, Flash and Acrobat reader. You can however download each of these programs using our built in Repository. - Screenshots of Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 1.1 are available at

Microsoft in BlueJ patent U-turn

We didn't mean to do it

Microsoft has pulled a patent application for "Object Test Bench" in Visual Studio after it was accused both of copying the idea from the BlueJ community, and of filing the patent application in the full knowledge that prior art existed.

[Busted! - dcparris]

3com embraces open source

3Comis moving away from proprietary solutions by creating what it says is an open platform for its enterprise-class switches and routers.

Terra Soft teaming up with Themis on Linux-based single-board computer

Linux distributor Terra Soft, makers of the Fedora-based Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) distribution for the PPC platform, recently announced plans to provide a complete Linux distribution for the TPPC64, a single-board computer developed by Themis. Terra Soft, which once specialized in Linux support for Apple computers, has found several new PPC Linux niches since Apple's unexpected transition to Intel processors.

Zenoss Releases New Version of Open Source Enterprise IT Monitoring Product

Major Upgrades Include Automatic Change Tracking and Remediation

Pioneers go in to bat for Linux

TWO pioneers of the open source movement, the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, have merged to form the Linux Foundation, which intends to speed the growth of Linux.

Running Windows applications with CrossOver Linux 6.0

  •; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Jan 29, 2007 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
CodeWeavers this month announced version 6.0 of its flagship Windows compatibility product. Now called CrossOver Linux, the new version is the first with official support for games. With its growing application support and foray into gaming, CrossOver Linux 6 is an excellent alternative for Linux users who are stuck with a Windows application at work or at school.

Simple Install of a large Linux clusters

This provides an easy way to get started with large Linux clusters.

Hit Stumble, have a nice trip

One of the most talked about features of Web 2.0 are what might be called recommendation engines, or social networks that focus on finding and promoting content of some kind, usually links to interesting websites.

Offload content to Amazon using PHP

Save disk space and bandwidth, and increase the reliability of your site by using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) remote storage service to host your media files.

ATEN Technology Expands CAT5 KVM Product Line With New 8- and 16-Port Switches

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN Technology, Inc., an innovator of high-quality KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and remote connectivity products to centrally manage servers, network devices and IT infrastructure, today announced two new rack mount CAT5 KVM switches designed to eliminate traditional cable management problems and offer extended distance capabilities for up to 130 feet from the single-user KVM switch.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 75

  • Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by dcparris on Jan 29, 2007 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 75 of Fedora Weekly News.

Vyatta VP undresses Richard Stallman

Vyatta's Dave Roberts went to Hawaii and all Richard Stallman got was this undressing ... which, depending on your view of Stallman, either reeks of unfairness or fits the man to a T (my vote).

[Finally, an honest, eloquent crticism of RMS without all the pinko-hippie-commie inflamatory drivel. This is something to which the community can respond. - dcparris]

Reader response: Anticipating Windows Vista ... or not

Via e-mail, I've gotten some interesting, wide-ranging responses to Saturday's preview of Windows Vista's launch, "Rush for Windows Vista is more like a stroll."

Union Bank of California standardises IT on Red Hat

The Company migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux from AIX to realize significant performance gains as well as centralized, secure management through Red Hat Network. Union Bank is also piloting JBoss as well as MySQL and plans to make Red Hat's complete solution stack part of its core technology direction.

Adobe to Contribute Entire PDF Specification to AIIM - ISO

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 29, 2007 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The most interesting news this morning is that Adobe is contributing the entire PDF specification to the open standards process. According to the Adobe press release (reproduced in full at the end of this post), the specification will be contributed to AIIM, which currently administers those component parts of the PDF specification that Adobe had previously made available for standardization. When AIIM has completed the preparation work and its membership has adopted the new material, it will be submitted to ISO.

Symbio Technologies Begins 2007 with New Resellers on Three Continents

NEW ROCHELLE, NY--Symbio Technologies, an innovator in stateless computing, began 2007 with the addition of four new partners reselling and distributing its products in North America, Europe, and Asia, bringing its total number of resellers to more than fifty worldwide.

Coverity Names David Maxwell as Open Source Strategist

s part of a three-year contract awarded by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate under its "Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation Open Source Hardening Project," Coverity currently analyzes over 50 popular open source projects in an effort to better secure the software that powers critical national infrastructure. One of Maxwell's primary responsibilities will be overseeing the ongoing development of the program to include more software packages and to better serve the open source community.

Firefox 2.0: Subtle Changes, Big Difference

Most of the new features in Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 aren't readily apparent, even to a seasoned Firefox aficionado. Once a user digs a little deeper, however, the new tools and capabilities become more obvious. Phishing protection automatically investigates suspect e-mail, an enhanced search tool suggests additional terms and Session Restore can save the user after a crash.

Introducing Foresight Linux 1.0!

Foresight Linux is a desktop-focused Linux system that just works. Our mission is to provide a truely(sic) useful desktop system that is friendly for the novice user, as well as flexible for the power user. Foresight comes with the GNOME desktop, Banshee for your music, F-Spot for your photos, and Open Office for your office needs. Great attention has been paid to making things simple and integrated. For example, NetworkManager makes it simple to connect to wireless access points. Foresight System Manager handles keeping your system updated. You can even auto update if you wish, or get notifications when there are updates available and apply them yourself through an easy-to-use web interface.

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