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Linux-powered Nokia Internet tablet ships

Nokia has begun shipping its much-anticipated 770 Internet Tablet through a direct-sales website in Europe, LinuxDevices.com reports.

ReactOS 0.2.8 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir.com (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 4, 2005 3:05 PM EDT)
reactos.org states - The ReactOS® project is dedicated to making Free Software available to everyone by providing a ground-up implementation of a Microsoft Windows® XP compatible operating system. ReactOS aims to achieve complete binary compatibility with both applications and device drivers meant for NT and XP operating systems, by using a similar architecture and providing a complete and equivalent public interface.

OSDir has some screenshots of ReactOS 0.2.8.

Red Hat Set For Rising Margins

Rick G. Sherlund of Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Red Hat (nasdaq: RHAT - news - people ) with an "in-line" rating given the stock's high valuation premium.

The stock trades at 64 times the analyst's calendar 2006 earnings estimate of 39 cents per share, well above the broader software group median of 22 times estimated 2006 earnings.

Red Hat is expanding margins and growing at a much faster rate than the rest of the industry. Its Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform has gained a leading market position and supports major hardware, database and applications systems.

World of Warcraft hackers using Sony BMG rootkit

  • SecurityFocus; By Robert Lemos (Posted by Koriel on Nov 4, 2005 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want to cheat in your online game and not get caught? Just buy a Sony BMG copy protected CD.

FreeBSD Project Launches FreeBSD 6.0 - Raises the Bar for Open Source Operating Systems

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 4, 2005 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The FreeBSD Project announces the availability of FreeBSD 6.0, an open source operating system derived from BSD UNIX, which offers a powerful alternative to Linux, Solaris, and Windows. FreeBSD enables enterprise organizations to utilize open source technologies that focus on reliability, security, and scalability.

Comment of the Day - November 4, 2005 Linux Looks More Attractive than Windows

Skapare writes: "In the USA, computer manufacturers are not really selling you a computer so much as they are delivering your eyes to the multitudes of marketing offers that are integrated into the various sample programs installed in the system, or accessed through the default browser home page that is not easy to change (though telco and cable broadband providers manage to do so at times). It's a model not unlike how printers are sold (nearly give away the low end printer, and make obscene profits on cartridges ... e.g. the razor blade practice)."

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Chinese Halloween with Intel

Ff extension: Unblock Google Cache in China

A new feature in CustomizeGoogle (Firefox extension) modifies the Google Cache urls so that they are no longer blocked by the Chinese firewall.

Linux Desktop Making Major Gains via Intel

A Halloween Style Document Uncovers Intel's Dealins with desktop Linux

Nokia to promote Open Source more intensely

"Open-source initiatives are the most important components of Nokia's offers for the mobile solutions market," Nokia declared at the Mobility Conference 2005 in Barcelona, while at the same time with its own open-source website launching a portal aimed at promoting open-source projects and embracing open-source developers to a greater degree. Besides the Web browser for Series 60 mobile phones, presented a short time ago, projects such as Python for Series 60, maemo, an open development environment for creating applications for handhelds, and Wilbur, a Semantic Web toolkit written in Common Lisp, can be found at opensource.nokia.com.

Linspire will replace Windows with crippled Linux - cheap

If Microsoft makes good on its self-destructive threat to pull Windows from the South Korean market rather than accede to local damands to un-bundle its proprietary media and IM apps, there's a safe harbour waiting in the form of blanket, country-wide licenses for the OS formerly known as Lindows. Noting that South Korea blows $100m per year on Microsoft bugware, Linspire honcho Kevin Carmony has made a formal offer to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun to license every computer in the realm for the bargain price of $5m.

A Beginning Look At MythTV

Television: we may grumble about its poor quality and the time it wastes, but we don't want to miss our favorite shows. MythTV to the rescue!

Open source SchoolTool looking for partners

The open source school management system is looking for schools to collaborate in the future design and testing of the software. The participating schools will get customised versions of the software and support for the entire year.

Ibm throws down the collaboration gauntlet

The company’s latest version of its Domino messaging server takes aim at market leader Exchange.

Red Hat Certifies SWsoft's Plesk, SiteBuilder and HSPcomplete

SWsoft (www.swsoft.com), an established leader in server automation and virtualization software, announced that its Plesk, SiteBuilder and HSPcomplete products have all been awarded Red Hat Ready certification. As an official member of Red Hat Ready Partner program, SWsoft customers and partners are assured enhanced support and technical commitment for their Red Hat-based hosting service offerings.

Lycoris Source Code Controversy Clarified

Parties on both sides of the Lycoris source code controversy stepped up to clarify the issues raised in a LXer article published on Wednesday. Both sides took issue with some of the statements in the article. The controversy came to light as a report on OSNews.com, and the ensuing discussion left questions in many users' minds as to whether the code in question would, in fact, be released. The code in question involves both, portions of Lycoris' Desktop/LX, the Lycoris operating system, and Iris, the software delivery service similar to Linspire's "Click and Run" (CNR).

1st Story Line Patent Published

  • Groklaw.net; By Pamela Jones (Posted by Tsela on Nov 4, 2005 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story

It reads like an Onion parody, but it is real. Here's the USPTO published application title:

Process of relaying a story having a unique plot

[ED.- The nonsense landslide that began with software patents has now finally reached its logical conclusion. If this patent is accepted, nobody will ever be able to deny anymore that the US Patent system is irreparably broken. - Tsela]

How will you consume your open media?

Michael Sharon writes: "The Open Media Developer's Summit in New York hammers out standards, ideas and the future of media distribution and consumption for tomorrow's tube watchers, bringing together the top developers, vendors and hackers. Our man in Manhattan reports."

[Looks like Lawrence Lessig's book, "Free Culture" has made its impact, even if it didn't directly influence this initiative. - Ed]

Nokia's love for Open Source exposed

  • Inquirer; By Tony Dennis in Barcelona (Posted by tadelste on Nov 4, 2005 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
SEARCHING FOR a URL for Nokia's new portal aimed at developers - opensource.nokia.com, the INQ stumbled across another open source announcement to do with Web browsers.

It says right here that there's a new browser available to all those who have decided to licence its Series 60 3rd edition platform.Fine.

But the browser is based on WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple's Safari Web kit. It's based on KHTML and KJS from the KDE Konqueror open source project.

Red Hat calls for Linux management focus

Red Hat Inc has called on the Linux community to focus on the manageability of the open source operating system and outlined its plans to introduce virtualization and stateless Linux technology in the next version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

MapFS makes its debut

After nearly two years, Levanta is making an effort to bring the MapFS kernel module to a wider audience. MapFS is part of the core software for Levanta's Intrepid M management appliance, a system for provisioning, deploying, and managing Linux servers.

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