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Small Systems Solutions to offer customized Linux training using ...

Small Systems Solutions, also known as "Triple S", has started working on its 2006 schedule to offer customized Linux training.

Open Source LogicBlaze FUSE for MySQL

LogicBlaze, Inc. has entered into an agreement with MySQL AB, under which LogicBlaze will distribute LogicBlaze FUSE for MySQL, a configuration developed exclusively for the MySQL database. Under the agreement, LogicBlaze will resell support for MySQL through the MySQL Network and offer product delivery and coordinated support through subscriptions to its Community-oriented Real-time Engineering (CoRE) Network, which delivers a suite of services for open source SOA, including consulting, training, developer assistance and enterprise production support.

ubuntu-women.org launched

In the growing tradition of -women groups, Ubuntu-Women now joins the ranks with the annoucement of the launch of their official website this week.

Officially founded by Vid Ayer, the group has similar aims to other F/OSS -women projects, with perhaps a greater weight put on getting more women using linux (specifically Ubuntu) and feeling more comfortable in the F/OSS world in general.

The Ubuntu-Women mailing list was started in February 2006, and a related Ubuntu-Women Forum and IRC channel (#ubuntu-women on irc.freenode.net) have been around since mid 2005.

MS vs. EC: Final Q& A and final pleadings

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Nokia 770 falters on real-world chores

  • Seattle Times; By Rob Pegoraro (Posted by dcparris on Apr 29, 2006 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet ought to possess all the ingredients necessary for tech success. This thin, light device — essentially, a touch-sensitive color screen framed by a few buttons — looks like an artifact from science fiction. It comes from a company with a long history of innovation in mobile devices. And it runs on the tinkering-friendly, open-source Linux operating system.

Sybase Reports Solid Q1 2006 Results, Driven by 30% Growth in Mobile & Wireless Business

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 29, 2006 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Highlights: - Pro Forma EPS increased 14% to $0.25, beating analyst consensus estimates - GAAP EPS increased 36% to $0.19 - Total license revenues increased 7% year-over-year - Mobile & wireless license revenues increased 49%

Rapid application development with GTK+ bindings

The C programming language is a fine language that many of us hold dear. But it's not necessarily the right solution for every situation, and it certainly isn't the fastest way to create one of the most common classes of applications today: end-user-oriented graphical user interface applications. Discover options for accelerating your GUI development with GTK+ language bindings.

MS vs. EC: Why the fine is unfair and the trustee appointment is wrong

Or not…

Band of Activists in Europe Holds the Line in the Case Against ...

A brigade of software activists and lawyers have formed a primary line of defense for the European Union in its antitrust dispute with Microsoft.

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Should you redesign your site for Firefox?

  • Entrepreneur; By Melissa Campanelli (Posted by dcparris on Apr 29, 2006 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
While most web users rely on Internet Explorer when surfing the net, it might also be a good idea to redesign your site for Mozilla's Firefox browser. Why? For one thing, more than 140 million people have downloaded Firefox to date, and 40 million to 50 million use it on a daily basis, according to Mozilla.

digital editing in Linux: SATA drive fun

My Kubuntu system is working out great as a digital photo editing workstation. Originally it had a 80gig SATA drive, but I decided to get a bigger drive and swap the old one into my main workstation-for-paying-work. Well now, Linux support for SATA is fine n dandy, you don’t have to install drivers like you do for poor antique Windowses. But in the computing world rule #1 is “there are always glitches.” My workstation-for-paying-work wouldn’t recognize the 80-gig SATA drive. It took awhile to get there, but the answer turned out to be a simple one…

Mozilla Pulls Major Firefox 2.0 Feature

Mozilla Corp. developers yanked one of the most prominent features from the next version of the Firefox browser after deciding it couldn't be finished in time.

Keep Tabs on Network Services with Nagios

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Charlie Schluting (Posted by dcparris on Apr 29, 2006 1:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Nagios provides an advanced server and device monitoring solution. It has become the de facto standard among other service monitoring applications, and is highly competitive with the non-free ones. This article will explain why Nagios is useful, and then cover some installation concepts to help get you started.

Larry Ellison and that story about buying Novell

Novell and acquisitions were all the rage in the press last week. Larry Ellison gave an interview to London's Financial Times about Linux and said that he had considered buying Novell. All the subsequent press reports showed that most media don't read before spouting off. But before going into that, Novell last week announced its own acquisition of eSecurity.

Stallman sells autographs for the cause

  • NewsForge; By Joe Barr (Posted by dcparris on Apr 29, 2006 10:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Sports stars, musicians, and other celebrities have been charging for autographs for years, but who would have thought Richard Stallman would be doing the same?

Government Moves to Intervene in AT&T Surveillance Case

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Rebecca Jeschke (Posted by oilyfish on Apr 29, 2006 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Government Moves to Intervene in AT&T Surveillance Case
DOJ Will Assert Military and State Secrets Privilege and Request Dismissal of Lawsuit

Development tools accelerate the ARM race

Computer Solutions has been appointed UK distributor for the Embest range of ARM development tools. These include UNetICE, a low-cost, high-speed JTAG emulator for ARM processors, debugging and Flash programming software to support it and a wide range of ARM evaluation boards. UNetICE connects the USB or Ethernet port of a PC to the JTAG interface of the ARM target board and allows Flash programming and debugging.

If open source on its own doesn't prevent vendor lock-in, what's ...

If open source on its own doesn't prevent vendor lock-in, what's to stop Linux from ending up like Unix?
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group , is on a mission. He wants to prevent Linux from falling prey to the fragmentation fate that befell Unix.

Public's creative muscle lifts Mozilla

When up against Microsoft and AOL, one has to be creative. That's what Mozilla tried earlier this year by holding a filmmaking contest to promote its Firefox Web browser.

Open source backup gets more support

Startup Zmanda Inc. came out of stealth this week with the launch of an open source backup product based on the Amanda open source backup and recovery software.

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