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Xandros CEO doesn’t agree that Linux is patent violator

Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos said Thursday his company did not agree that its Linux distribution violates any Microsoft patents nor did the software giant ask Xandros to do so as part of the patent cross-licensing deal the two signed Monday.

Microsoft Says Open Source Infringes On Patents

June 7th, 2007
In this issue of the FINFlash Update...


The Daily Static - 8-June-2007

  •; By J.D. "Illiad" Frazer (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2007 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor; Groups: Community
A Popular comic strip among us computer geeks.

Deploy Red Hat Across Multiple Computers Using Tivoli

This tutorial shows you how to use Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment to create installation images and manage packages for an actual deployment of RedHat Enterprise Linux.

Revisor utility creates custom install images for Fedora

Imagine a customized GNU/Linux distribution, built to your specifications with a minimal amount of effort on your part. If you are running Fedora 7, that dream is now a reality, thanks to Revisor, a graphical interface for building custom install images for Fedora. Taking the shape of a GNOME wizard, Revisor comes close to being an ideal desktop tool. Inexperienced users can use its default settings without much knowledge of what is happening behind the scenes, while more expert users can customize each aspect of producing an .ISO.

Can a Linux veteran deflect the angry mob from the Microsoft door?

Tom Hanrahan, best known within the open source movement for his recent role as Director of Engineering at the Linux Foundation, has been confirmed as the new Director of Linux Interoperability at, wait for it, Microsoft.

It is can be LOLCODE time plz?

  •; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 8, 2007 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
They're in ur Intarwebs, creating a programming language. The attack of the lolcats has spilled over to programming, with LOLCODE, a language based on the mangled grammar of lolcats. Pull up a buckit and I'll help wif ur understanding of LOLCODE.

New York becomes latest state to ponder ODF

  •; By Elizabeth Montalbano (Posted by alc on Jun 8, 2007 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New York has become the latest U.S. state to ponder whether to use open standards for government document formats, though the move is not necessarily good news for proponents of the ISO standard ODF (Open Document Format)

Introducing Remo - An Easy Way to Secure an Insecure Online Application with ModSecurity

  • HowtoForge; By Christian Folini (Posted by falko on Jun 8, 2007 12:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Say you have a nasty application on your Apache webserver that has been installed by some people from the marketing department and you can neither remove nor patch it. Maybe it is a time problem, a lack of know-how, a lack of source-code, or possibly even political reasons. Consequently you need to protect it without touching it. There is ModSecurity, but they say this is only for experts. A straightforward alternative is Remo, a graphical rule editor for ModSecurity that comes with a whitelist approach. It has all you need to lock down the application.

X11 Forwarding using SSH

  •; By Frank Neugebauer (Posted by fneagle on Jun 8, 2007 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
One way to enforce the traffic security is to use the SSH by the way of X11 tunneling or port forwarding. SSH was developed  to replace the insecure telnet, ftp,  rcp, rlogin, rsh software. FreeNX is already perfectly using this technology. In this article I will show, how to forward X11 using ssh without any additional software on the Linux site. Additionally I will explain how to run Linux applications on Windows XP clients using PuTTY and X-Deep/32.


ATI R200 Linux Driver Redux

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Jun 8, 2007 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Last week we had published The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux, and to no real surprise, the feedback ranged from beliefs that it was propaganda to others being grateful that AMD finally shared some additional information with their Linux customers about the fglrx development cycle. While the article was far from being propaganda, what had outraged a number of open-source developers were AMD's comments on the R200 support or there the lack of. In this article, we have a few additional comments to share along with what some open-source developers had to say about AMD's information.

First Ubuntu 7.10 alpha release shows up

Canonical's Ubuntu development team today released the first alpha forerunner of Ubuntu 7.10, nicknamed "Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1." The new release -- for all Ubuntu variants -- sports a cutting-edge 2.6.22 kernel, team spokesperson Martin Pitt said.

Ubuntu Magazine Issue #1

The first full edition of Full Circle, the community-driven Ubuntu Linux magazine is available for download.

The $15 Laptop

Have you heard me moan? You must have. "Why, oh why are used laptops so expensive?" Even old, doggy ones go for way too far north of $100 -- and we're starting to talk doggy and unusable. "Are those people on eBay high (on drugs -- they're already high on prices)?"

Microsoft aims Linux patent FUD at devices

Microsoft and LG Electronics, best known for its DVD players, home theater systems, and cellphones, announced on June 7 that they have entered into a patent cross-license agreement to enable LG to use Microsoft patented technology in its product lines, including in its Linux-based embedded devices.

Download Netscape Navigator ver 9.0 for Linux

  •; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Jun 8, 2007 6:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Remember Netscape - the very web browser which once enjoyed a major browser market share and which was nearly killed by Microsoft's anti-competitive practices by its release of Internet Explorer ? The very Netscape navigator whose code base was then released as open source and which lead to the eventual development of the stable and increasingly popular Mozilla and then Firefox? Guess what, it has re-incarnated as Netscape Navigator ver 9.0.

Google promises mobile software platform to challenge Windows

The most critical battle in the wireless world is to take the reins of the mobile internet as it evolves, and that means all the majors are trying to create a software platform that will make the web even more usable on a small device than it is on a PC, and so drive new applications and revenue streams.

Inconvenient truths: PC vs. Mac, Windows vs. Linux, us vs. them, et al.

Windows is not slow. Some Linux distros are. On new hardware, you might not notice. On old hardware, you will. I'm talking mostly about Windows 2000 here, and to a lesser extent Windows XP. I've run Win 2K on many, many platforms, and I'm continually surprised on how well it runs, even with low RAM. It may not be secure at all, may need lots of add-ons just to be usable and may be orphaned by Microsoft in a few years, but for now it's blazingly fast. - desktop's art

There is in the net new community portal storing artworks about the Linux desktop.

Novell, Capgemini, and the rise of corporate Linux

Novell didn't win many friends in the open-source community with its Microsoft partnership. However, that deal, along with Novell's growing partnerships with enterprise software players such as SAP and now Capgemini are bound to win it friends in big business.

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