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KDE 3.5.5 Hits the Streets

The KDE developers are pleased to announce the release of KDE 3.5.5. This release includes plenty of bug fixes and updated translations for 65 languages but also features improvements such as version 0.12.3 of Kopete, sudo in kdesu, CUPS 1.2 support and speed improvements in KHTML.

[This week, just like I said it would - Scott]

UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Stutz (Posted by solrac on Oct 12, 2006 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Did you know that blogging and UNIX go hand in hand? The native Web and text-processing tools of UNIX enable you to create your blogs quickly and easily. Discover command-line tools and some handy tips for improving your UNIX blogging skills.

wakeonlan from Debian and from the router

  • TheDebianUser.org; By wjl (Posted by wjl on Oct 12, 2006 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
You probably know this situation: you’re at work, or on holiday, and you need an information from your machine at home. Or you’re at home, you have a working VPN to the company, but your workstation there is switched off. And of course you didn’t rsync whatever you need right at this moment, so…

Integrate secure GridFTP into Firefox

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Karan Bhatia, Michela Taufer, et al (Posted by solrac on Oct 11, 2006 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
This article describes a way to integrate a grid protocol into the Mozilla Firefox browser. This technique effectively extends the server-based grid to include controlled resources on the user's desktop or laptop. Specifically, the technique described here provides users with a secure and integrated way to access grid data resources stored on remote GridFTP servers.

QUALCOMM and Mozilla Develop Open Source Version of Eudora Email Program

QUALCOMM Incorporated and the Mozilla Foundation, today announced that future versions of Eudora® will be based upon the same technology platform as the open source Mozilla Thunderbird™ email program. Future versions of Eudora will be free and open source, while retaining Eudora's uniquely rich feature set and productivity enhancements.

A Third Way on Network Neutrality

  • The New Atlantis; By Robert D. Atkinson and Philip J. Weiser (Posted by SamShazaam on Oct 11, 2006 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is not often that a relatively technical telecommunications policy issue receives as much attention as “network neutrality.” The central question is whether broadband network providers—for example, cable and telephone companies—can prioritize the data they transmit to give an advantage to the most important or most profitable traffic

Episode 34 - IceWM

In this episode: a discussion of the IceWM window manager; a Listener Tip; listener feedback.

This week at LWN: Busy busy busybox

BusyBox is a set of command-line utilities developed with the goal of keeping its size as small as possible. To that end, all unnecessary options and code are ruthlessly cut out, and the entire command set is implemented by a single, multipurpose executable. BusyBox is found in a number of embedded environments; chances are it is running on your wireless router, for example. The command set has reached a level of capability that the new BusyBox maintainer believes that it is almost ready for use on desktop systems.

[I think I got it figured out, the link that is :-) - Scott]

Founder Augustin to abandon VA

VA Software founder and general open source blowhard advocate Larry Augustin plans to sever his ties with the company come December. In a regulatory filing, VA revealed that Augustin will not seek re-election as Chairman later this year. The company provided no details to explain Augustin's decision but said it did not result from a disagreement with the rest of the board.

Interview: Gael Duval

A few weeks ago, Gael Duval lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding his new project a little bit by 'leaking' some screenshots and information. Obviously, a lot of questions remained, and hence we contacted Gael Duval in order to ask him some basic questions about Ulteo.

Terracotta for Spring Delivers Enterprise Open Source

Terracotta, a provider of solutions for enterprise Java scalability, has rolled out the Terracotta for Spring, to arm developers with plug-in capacity and scalability for Spring applications with no additional infrastructure or code required.

Device Profile: Pinnacle Audio Athenaeum music server

UK-based Pinnacle Audio used embedded Linux to build an ultra-high-fidelity, hard-drive-based music server capable of storing roughly 9,000 CDs, with lossless compression. The Athenaeum comes with a Linux-powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, which serves as its remote control, and it features a 24-bit, 96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

Of IBM's systems management initiative

IBM is in full swing promoting its highly integrated and extensive It management tools and technologies which it's ready to roll-out into an enthusiastic, waiting business community. Or so it thinks. Why does this seem like another chapter in Kafka's The Trial to me?

Bluefish: Getting Your Feet Wet with Linux HTML Editor

Let's face it, these days it takes a special breed of individuals to be able to successfully create and maintain websites for a living. Those who choose this career path likely have their own special brand of tools that they use on a daily basis to get their workload under control. As for the rest of us, however, we need a HTML editor that is usable, yet remains robust enough to get the job done right with no excuses.

Mandriva 2007: Why is this distribution still around?

  • Linux Online; By Michael J. Jordan (Posted by h00pla on Oct 11, 2006 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mandriva
Naming distribution versions after a calendar year sounds familiar to me. I'm thinking of Windows 95, of course. And my experience with French distribution Mandriva 2007 brought me back to those frustrating times I used to have with Microsoft's decade-old offering.

Multi-Platform XML Custom-Coded Java Framework

  • IBM/alphaWorks; By Marco Seifried and Jacek Zimorodzki (Posted by bex84 on Oct 11, 2006 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
The Systems Management Framework for Distributed Environments is a custom-coded Java framework that provides a single point for executing system management tasks in a distributed WebSphere environment.

Opening doors to open source for women

  • IT Managers Journal; By Lisa Hoover (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 11, 2006 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From thoughtless comments on mailing lists to outright rudeness, women constantly battle the perception that there is no comfortable place for them in the predominately male world of open source software. That, however, may be beginning to change.

Using R to Data Mine Apache Logs

  • Dee and Steve's Web; By Steve McInerney (Posted by stevem on Oct 11, 2006 12:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
One of the nice things about Apache is it's amazing ability to be configured. The logging sub-system is a lot more configurable than most people realise or make use of. This article will give a brief overview of extending the log format to include logging of the time taken to serve a request, and then extracting some insights into the overall speed of the website for most users. The key difference is this is not using external measuring tools and utilities, this is measuring what real users really get!

Terra Soft, Sony Partner To Build World's First Cell-based Supercomputing Cluster

Terra Soft announced the construction of the world's first Cell-based supercomputing cluster. Terra Soft was contacted by Sony Computer Entertainment, to develop and manage a supercomputing cluster built upon the IBM Cell Broadband Engine and the Linux OS.

Torvalds takes bite of Mac mini

Linus Torvalds has picked up one of Apple's new Intel-based Mac minis to play with, but the Linux creator still prefers Apple's old PowerPC architecture for his primary desktop machine.

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