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Sun Announces the Latest in Open Source Tools with the Availability of NetBeans Visual Web Pack and NetBeans C/C++ Development Pack

NetBeans Community offers Developers Tools Designed to Fuel the Build Out of Next Generation Web Applications and Integrated Support For Building Native Applications

Novell Supports Linux Professional Institute's Upcoming Enterprise ...

TORONTO and WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier vendor neutral Linux* certification and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL - News), developer of the widely acclaimed Linux distribution, SUSE® Linux Enterprise, today announced a series of initiatives to promote Linux professional credentials and the global adoption of open source software. In particular, LPI welcomed the cooperation of Novell on the development of LPI's upcoming enterprise-level certification program, LPIC-3.

New Firefox Add-On Automates All Web Surfing and Form Filling

Heidelberg, Germany -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/06/2006 -- iOpus Software has released its iMacros Firefox Add-On, a free program that lets Firefox users automate most of the web browsing functions associated with the popular open-source browser.

Interview with Linux security expert Kurt Seifried

  •; By Michael Stutz (Posted by dcparris on Dec 7, 2006 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux readers might know Kurt Seifried as the author of the Linux Administrators' Security Guide or proprietor of the popular security mailing list. In this interview, he gives his views on how security in Linux has been stacking up and where it's lacking, what users can do to secure their systems, and whether every admin needs to know much about security.

Video: Aussie Education Dept considers Linux on the desktop

The NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) may increase the penetration of Linux on its 165,000 desktop fleet because open source is "clearly an industry trend".

Kurdish translation of Ubuntu stirs controversy in Turkey

Controversy followed the release of a Kurdish translation of Ubuntu in Turkey last week. The release was originally reported in Millyet, a Turkish national newspaper, on November 21. This first release of a Kurdish language operating system and software has caused a stir in Turkey, where, up until 1991, it was illegal even to speak Kurdish in public.

Developing Linux apps for the Trolltech Greenphone

Foreword: Trolltech's Linux/Qtopia-powered Greenphone aims to provide a real (rather than emulated) hardware platform for mobile phone application developers to test their applications on. This hands-on review takes an in-depth look at the phone's software environment, and at the development tools supplied with the phone.

Browser Smackdown: Firefox vs. IE vs. Opera vs. Safari

  • Computerworld; By Scot Finnie, Dennis Fowler, Preston Gralla and Ken Mingis (Posted by dcparris on Dec 6, 2006 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft, Mozilla
Four experts go head-to-head (to-head-to-head) to defend their Web browser of choice in an opinionated free-for-all.

[This one will make you feel all warm and runny inside - everyone's a winner! - dcparris]

5-point checklist for understanding Linux as part of a virtual ...

When executives from VMware Inc. and commercial Linux vendor Red Hat said they would expand cooperation between the two companies on the Linux front, it signaled a possible shift in the way IT managers might look at operating system distribution in the future.

Terracotta's Open Source JVM Clustering Project Well-Received

On Monday, clustering provider Terracotta announced that it is launching a new open source project around its Java Virtual Machine clustering product line. The company hopes to increase adoption of the technology by open source developers.

Why Ajax Works So Well with Ruby

  • (Posted by IdaAshley on Dec 6, 2006 8:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
The hype for Ajax, a technique for making Web pages more interactive, is in overdrive. In this article, find out why Ajax works so well with the flourishing Ruby on Rails framework to make Ajax on Rails a powerful combination.

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  • And the desktop Linux survey says...

    •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Dec 6, 2006 7:44 PM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
    Analysis -- The OSDL's Desktop Working Group recently concluded a survey on what areas of development are most important to desktop Linux users. The results, now in, will be put to immediate use at the next Desktop Architects Meeting this week in Portland.

    [Meanwhile, we hope they'll take Carla Schroder's suggestion that the various distro leaders team up to push for support. - dcparris]

    More Power to Linux, IBM says

    Enough of this Lintel stuff, IBM says. More Power to Linux.

    Sun Announces the Latest in Open Source Tools..

    NetBeans Community offers Developers Tools Designed to Fuel the Build Out of Next Generation Web Applications and Integrated Support For Building Native Applications

    Mandriva Linux, 3D on a flash drive

    Mandriva Flash is meant for all those who want to have a complete OS and their personal data handy at all times without the hassle of carrying a laptop around. It is a full workstation, packed with all the latest technologies.

    Novell Supports Linux Professional Institute's Upcoming Enterprise-Level Certification

    Cooperation Aimed at Driving Open Source Adoption.

    Edgy Kubuntu: A great desktop alternative

    After testing Kubuntu on an office machine Ian Gilfillan takes the next step and installs the latest version, Edgy Eft, on his laptop. Despite a couple of hardware obstacles, he is impressed by the result.

    ResellersPanel Debuts API and Launches a Hosting Plan Creator

    The UK Linux-based web host ResellersPanel has incorporated API (Application Programming Interface) software into its hosting platform, and has launched Liquid Plan Builder – a web hosting tool, which allows the resellers to create their own hosting plans.

    Terracotta Enters the Open Source Arena with JVM

    erracotta is planning to open source its Java Virtual Machine (JVM) clustering software. Open source software companies like Spring, Geronimo, Tomcat and others support this move. “Terracotta’s move will have a positive impact on the Java open source community,” said Jeff Genender, CTO and chief architect of Savoir Technologies and active committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member for Apache Geronimo.

    More on Novell and ODF

    David Berlind posted an interesting interview yesterday with Justin Steinman, Novell's director of marketing. In that exchange, Steinman doesn't show any cards regarding Microsoft's plans, but he does confirm that the conversion code that Novell is developing to make its office suite "bi-directional" will be "100% open source."

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