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Why Photoshop Tops Most-Wanted Linux App List

Opinion: Novell's survey says Photoshop is the app most Linux users want ported to their desktops. So, what's it got over GIMP? (DesktopLinux)

Novell seeks to boost Linux graphics

The company behind Suse Linux tries to bring eye candy to the open-source OS. But will it make anyone more productive?

The history behind Firefox

I got involved with Mozilla because I loved the idea of working on something that had the potential to make an impact on millions of people. My friends and I lived in our browsers, so there was also a tangible payoff for contributions that made it into a shipping Netscape release. After switching gears on the layout engine, it looked like Netscape needed all the help it could get. In early 1999 only the most basic elements of the old Communicator suite were in place in the new browser; you could barely browse or read mail as Netscape's engineers worked furiously to erect the framework of the application.

Richard Stallman interview

  • p2pnet.net; By DaBlade (Posted by tadelste on Feb 7, 2006 8:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Richard Matthew Stallman is the founder of the Free Software movement, the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation. He has written several programs used in almost all GNU/Linux distributions, such as the GNU C Compiler, the GNU Emacs editor and the GNU Debugger, amongst others. He wrote the GNU GPL, and is also currently co-authoring version 3 of the GPL. He also gave POSIX it's name, the term used to mean most UNIX-like operating systems today. We asked him for his opinions on File Sharing, DRM and some other subjects.

LinuxP2P: What is your general opinion of Peer to Peer File-Sharing? Is it a positive or negative thing, and why?

Distribute Software on a Linux LiveCD

  • IBM DeveloperWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 7, 2006 7:55 AM EDT)
Linux has always been comfortable running Web servers, firewalls, and other single-function services on dedicated machines, thanks to its flexibility, reliability, and small kernel footprint. LiveCDs are a natural extension of this capability of single-mindedness, letting you install a specialized, bootable Linux distribution -- along with whatever applications you choose -- onto a single CD for distribution.

VMware Server Goes Free, but Not Open

VMWare's new, beta Server is now available to run virtual machines on both Linux and Windows server systems at no cost.

Linux Australia addresses burnout syndrome

Australia's peak Linux body will informally separate some of its governance and executive functions in a move to relieve some of the pressure on its voluntary leadership.

Domain name contact information and the right to anonymity

  • SysAdmin; By Andy Oram (Posted by tadelste on Feb 7, 2006 6:33 AM EDT)


The conflict between the open Internet--the one we all love for its small users and free speech--and the commercial Internet--with high barriers to entry--continues. The conflict's back this week in ICANN, which came into being in the midst of the conflict and has been subject to its vicissitudes for over seven years.

The perfect printer for small workgroups

  • lonien.de; By wjl (Posted by wjl on Feb 7, 2006 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, HP
Testing a printer recommended by linuxprinting.org: the HP Deskjet 6840. German customers please ask HP why they don’t want to sell it anymore.

VMware Introduces Free VMware Server

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Feb 7, 2006 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Entry-level Virtualization Product to Accelerate Mainstream Adoption of Virtualization and to Provide Path to Enterprise-class Virtual Infrastructure

Affordable computing poised to fuel IT penetration: Analysts

  • CRN India; By CRN Network, Mumbai (Posted by tadelste on Feb 7, 2006 5:06 AM EDT)
The industry is betting on Open Source and Linux community to lead the way. Open Source solutions becoming the base for efficient delivery of e-government services, modernise education and empower more Indians with the power of IT - compelling economic, political and cultural reasons for a country that is on the threshold of making a mark in world economy,

Linux-based Motorola cell phones frustrate third-party developers

Motorola first announced its intention to migrate its mobile "smart" phones to embedded Linux in 2003. The first such phone to reach the market was the A760 in the fourth quarter of that year. Today there are a dozen or so models (differing product numbers in different markets and minor hardware variations lead to different counts), but there are still no significant ecosystems for third-party applications or developers. Is Motorola's switch to Linux a hit for the company but a miss for end users?

Book Review: Linux Patch management - Keeping Linux systems up to date

Patch management is a very important topic for people maintaining multiple Linux machines. By hosting ones own repository, one can bring down the ISP costs significantly. This book deals with this very important subject.

Virtual dev-board runs Linux on multi-threaded MIPS cores

Virtio has announced a version of its "Virtual Platform" product aimed at simulating MIPS Technologies's new 34K multi-threaded processor cores. Virtio's VPMM-SC runs on a PC, providing a virtual target and test-bed for application developers evaluating the 34K architecture, or awaiting custom hardware designs based on 34K cores, Virtio says.

Smartphone News: Open source push email

  • MobileTechReview.com (Posted by tadelste on Feb 6, 2006 11:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Its rare to have an open sourced email application on the mobile devices, much less a push email. Yet the company, Funambol, went ahead and announced its beta email available to the public. The email application supports SyncML, present in a lot of phones and smartphones, like the Nokias, Sony Ericssons and some Motorola products.

Sony's cavernous pocket vault

  • Stuff Magazine; By Mark Wilson (Posted by tadelste on Feb 6, 2006 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We’re starting to suspect that all USB storage design is just handed over to the local kindergarten – every key we get now is either bright pink, shaped like a pigeon or looks like sushi. Thankfully, besuited Sony has just walked in, opened its suitcase and restored some sanity with this new microdrive.

Mot should open up its Linux phones, article suggests

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by tadelste on Feb 6, 2006 10:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Motorola's use of Linux in mobile phones complies with the letter but not the spirit of the GPL, suggests a Newsforge editorial by Nathan Willis. Willis believes Motorola should help the open source community add value to its Linux-based phones.

CLI Magic: ifup, ifdown, ifstatus

User Level: Beginner I've always assumed that ifup and ifdown were conditional commands that performed their assigned duties only if the interface device in question was up or down, as the command might be. I was dead wrong. I blame my mistake on being a programmer, rather than being stupid, but it's simply too close to call.

Novell Supports Virtual Iron's Virtualization On Linux

Novell will ship SUSE Linux with a pre-configured kernel for use with Virtual Iron virtualization software to let users rapidly deploy and configure enterprise-class computing workloads.

The Rise of Real-time Linux

  • SDA Asia Magazine (Posted by tadelste on Feb 6, 2006 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New real-time Linux enhancements open a whole new world of possibilities for Linux, ranging across the latest 3G technologies and as near as the mobile handset in your pocket. The purpose of modifying the Linux kernel with real-time functionality: to dramatically reduce interrupt and task preemption latency, thus enabling the 2.6 kernel for use in high-performance multimedia applications and those requiring extremely fast, task level reliable control functions. Real-time Linux has come a long way — where is it now and where is it heading?

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