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Schools Linux volunteers install ten laboratories in one day

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Schools Linux User Group volunteers yesterday rolled out ten Linux-based laboratories. And they did this before midday.

Learning PHP and What's Open about Open source

If you're looking for an easy way to setup basic PHP script to work with MySQL, then take a look at this tutorial, which looks at the basics of building a PHP script, including syntax, HTML forms, and MySQL database connections.

Computing Our Liberty: June 2005

"We live in a time where the days of picking up a gun and starting a revolution are over, you don't need 100,000 people to take to the street for things to be "that bad", the wars are still taking place, battles being valiantly fought, yet they're done in court rooms and behind people's backs."

My Workstation OS: Kurumin Linux

One of the many myths surrounding Linux is the one about it being difficult for beginners used to Windows. One distribution that proves this is not so is Kurumin Linux, a small Brazilian Knoppix-based distro maintained by Carlos Morimoto, who has become a personality in the Brazilian Linux community. Because it is based on Knoppix, Kurumin offers solid hardware detection accuracy and works natively as a live CD, and it's much easier to install on a hard drive than Knoppix thanks to a set of installation scripts that alleviate a lot the pain in the process.

IBMer leaves to don Red Hat

A former senior manager from IBM's software group in Australia, Max McLaren, has been appointed general manager Australia and New Zealand of the Linux vendor. McLaren replaces Gus Robertson, who was recently promoted to an Asia-Pacific channels and alliances role.

Does Google Have Issues With Firefox Prefetching?

  • WebProNews (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since the release of Google's Web Accelerator tool, there have been many who follow the search engine industry questioning the purpose and the effects of prefetching.

Getting pupils to class in open source time

The SchoolTool development team and the Shuttleworth Foundation today released SchoolTool Calendar, an open source calendar server for schools. One of Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth's original 'big ideas' SchoolTool has suffered a few false starts but today but pulls through.

South Africa group supports open source software

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A South African network services and computing solutions developer has been appointed support and distribution partner for NoMachine's NX server and business software solutions.

Dell founder thinks different about Apple

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chairman of the No. 1 PC maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.

Mandriva Acquires Lycoris, Boosts U.S. Presence, Desktop Prowess

On the heels of its recent acquisition of Brazilian Linux vendor Conectiva and name change from Mandrakesoft to Mandriva, Mandriva acquires Lycoris, a maker of user-friendly desktop Linux distributions.

Michael Dell thinks different about Apple

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chairman of the No. 1 computer maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.

Open source Sun ‘should help VARs'

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
The launch of Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris, the open source version of its Solaris OS, should be greeted as pretty good news by its reseller partners, say analysts.

Dell CEO thinks different about Apple

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Founder and chairman of the No. 1 computer maker says he'd be interested in becoming a switcher himself if the opportunity ever came up.

IAG dives into open source, gives code back

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Without a formal policy governing free software use, one of Australia's largest general insurers has developed an application using free software and in the process has given code fixes back to the community.

Integrate Firefox with other tools

If you're moving over to Firefox from Mozilla, you've surely noticed how Firefox is built to be a sleeker, faster browsing engine. It accomplishes this in part by shedding all of its counterparts from the Mozilla Suite, including an email/news client, composer, and chat client. But that doesn't mean this functionality is no longer available. With a few extensions -- or with no work at all -- you can make Firefox integrate with your email client as though it were still part of a suite. You don't have to stop there, either; at least one valuable extension gives you the power to connect Firefox with virtually any program on your system.

Linux's Growing Role in Storage

  • Enterprise IT Planet (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SAN, NAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI, it all sits on an operating system. Sometimes that OS is UNIX, other times it's Windows, and in a growing number of cases it's now Linux as well.

Open Source Smack-Down

  • Forbes (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marc Fleury is shocked--shocked!--that IBM would use the same tactics to attack him that he's been using to attack IBM. "Frankly, it leaves us scratching our heads," he says. For the past two years Fleury's company, Atlanta, Ga.-based JBoss, has been stealing business from IBM by giving away a set of open source programs that do the same work as IBM's WebSphere software. Fleury claims JBoss shipped more copies last year than IBM did. IBM apparently has grown tired of having a freebie program eating away at its sales. So now it is going nuclear. In May the computer giant acquired JBoss's main rival, Gluecode, which also distributes a set of open source Web server programs.

Open-source firm renames, moves to U.S.

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Netline Internet Service becomes Openexchange and moves from Olpe, Germany, to Tarrytown, N.Y.

OpenSolaris: A Time to Be Born

With Microsoft's Longhorn spinning in circles, Sun's OpenSolaris may have an opening in the enterprise. But it's facing increasingly tough competition from Linux in the server space and now, Mac OS X on Intel for the desktop.

Red Hat makes patent reform a key strategy

  • ComputerWeekly.com (Posted by dave on Jun 16, 2005 7:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat is to make the drive for industry patent reform a key part of its open source strategy. At last week's Red Hat Summit in the US, Red Hat deputy general counsel Mark Webbink pushed a three-part intellectual property strategy to promote product innovation.

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