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Fonality Talks Up Low-Cost, Open-Source VoIP System

  • CRN (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source VoIP is becoming a viable option for the channel as vendors court solution providers to deliver low-cost systems to small and midsize businesses.

Open BSD honcho channels Ballmer in Linux tirade

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open BSD honcho Theo De Raadt claimed that Linux is a hopeless jumble of "cheap little hacks" and has become "garbage" during an interview published at Forbes.com. "Everyone is using it, and they don't realize how bad it is," he said. "And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we should fix it.'"

Working with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

This chapter will discuss essential Linux concepts, such as understanding the login process, using the command-line and graphical environments, finding your way around the filesystem, using the available help systems, and understanding text-editing tools in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 environment.

German agency offers open-source security tool

  • NetworkWorld.com (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 1:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Germany's Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) has developed a free, open-source tool that allows public and private sector organizations and companies to test the security of their networked systems, the agency announced Friday.

OpenBSD versus Linux, Gentoo meets Microsoft

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has gone on the record in an interview with Forbes Magazine, slashing at Linux and Linus Torvald's oversight of the OS as low in quality.

State, local governments warm to open source, research firm finds

  • GCN.com (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
State and local governments are giving more consideration to use of open-source code as another way to help relieve continuing budget pressures, according to market research firm Input Inc.

Linux: 2.6.12 Available, The First Git Release

Nearly three and a half months since the last stable release, Linus Torvalds announced the availability of version 2.6.12 of the Linux Kernel.

Mandriva Aims to Become Linux-Desktop Player

Mandriva, the former Mandrake, is expanding rapidly, but analysts are unconvinced that it can do so fast enough to catch up with the Red Hat and Novell/SuSEs of the world.

The Linux /proc Filesystem as a Programmers' Tool

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Manipulating all manners of runtime state information by using file-level system calls and commands.

MS Office XML Formats Not OK with GNU

Microsoft's insistence that users of the Open XML format attribute it in their code renders the license not truly open source, experts say.

Debian Weekly News - June 14th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Last week has seen a lot of discussion on release goals and the release team for etch. Several people are already keen on discussing the preparation and timing for the next release. Branden Robinson explained where news about Alioth should be sent to instead of using private mail.

Debian Weekly News - June 8th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> (Posted by dave on Jun 18, 2005 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 23rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Now that Debian 3.1 has been released, people are keen to celebrate this. There may be a party in your neighbourhood as well. Branden Robinson announced that SPI, Debian's legal umbrella, is now able to accept donations via check from Canada.

Extreme programming founder to visit South Africa

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kent Beck, a founder of the extreme programming concept will be in South Africa later this month. Beck will conduct a series of master classes as well as public lectures in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

JBoss forms open source public sector group

  • ComputerWeekly.com (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 4:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
JBoss, the professional open source company, has formed the JBoss Government Group to promote the use of open source solutions in the public sector.

Linux is garbage, Open BSD man says

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the pioneers of the open source software movement, and free software evangelist Theo de Raadt has dissed the Linux operating system as junk. Speaking to Forbes, De Raadt is said to have said it's terrible.

Is Linux For Losers?

  • Forbes (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Theo de Raadt is a pioneer of the open source software movement and a huge proponent of free software. But he is no fan of the open source Linux operating system. "It's terrible," De Raadt says. "Everyone is using it, and they don't realize how bad it is. And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we should fix it.'"

Device Profile: Connect Tech Blue Heat/Net Ethernet-to-serial adapters

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Connect Tech used uClinux as the embedded software platform within a line of compact, intelligent Ethernet-to-serial interface adapters introduced last year. The Blue Heat/Net devices enable remote monitoring of a wide range of serial-interfaced equipment over the Web or on a local network, without requiring a dedicated PC.

Live Backups of MySQL Using Replication

One of the difficulties with a large and active MySQL database is making clean backups without having to bring the server down. Otherwise, a backup may slow down the system and there may be inconsistency with data, since related tables may be changed while another is being backed up. Taking the server down will ensure consistency of data, but it means interruption of service to users. Sometimes this is necessary and unavoidable, but daily server outages for backing up data may be unacceptable. A simple alternative method to ensure reliable backups without having to shut down the server daily is to set up replication for MySQL.

Report: Linux Goes Offroading

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When most people think about mobile Linux, they're talking about laptops. When Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics and CTO of Assured Technologies, talks about mobile Linux, he's talking about having Tux drive himself on a 175 road trip across the Nevada desert.

HP Ships More Than 1 Million Linux Servers

  • HostReview.com (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP today announced that it has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.

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