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Make Mine a Lite, a MEPISLite

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 1:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Do you hate to see a good computer go to waste? I know I do. I have half a dozen Pentium II machines, which came with Windows 98SE. If I trusted Windows 98SE to be even half secure, I'd still be using them. But I don't. So what to do with old boxes? Well one good thing is to run MEPIS' lightweight Linux distribution, MEPISLite.

SSH Delivers Next Generation Secure Shell Products With Higher Encryption Performance and Automated File Transfers

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
SSH Tectia Client/Server Solution 5.0 and SSH Tectia Manager 2.0 Now Generally Available

Microsoft Supported by Dead People

This article was pointed to by a prestigious member of the Lxer community in a post. It's really worth having its own article space. For your information, the post read: Just a reminder of who CAGW really is. (click "Read more" for a snapshot). Warning: laughing so hard that your ribs ache could be hazardous to your health.

Linux Users: Consider a free anti-virus program for your desktop

After I wound up stuck on a Windows computer for a week, I noticed my mind wondering about the possibility of a virus lurking on my Linux desktop. So I tried an anti-virus program for Linux and found a surprise.

Microsoft in Trouble With EU Again?

The European Commission may bring a fresh round of competition charges against an already embattled Microsoft after it received several complaints recently about the software giant.

Google's Summer of Code concludes

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 21, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google's Summer of Code (SOC), a program that matched computer science students with free and open source software (FOSS) projects and paid for results, is over. Despite some organizational problems, the SOC attracted an overwhelming response from both students and projects, and early indications are that the program has produced a wide range of projects and attracted a number of promising students to the FOSS communities. Whether the program will be repeated, however, remains undetermined.

OOo Off-the-Wall: Back to School with Bibliographies

Setting up a bibliography is hard enough, but misleading OOo examples don't help the process. Learn how to do it the right way.

Open source PBX provider teams up with Intel

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Mark Brunelli (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 10:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Digium -- provider of the open source private branch exchange (PBX) called Asterisk -- yesterday announced plans to support Intel Corp.'s NetStructure and Dialogic products in its Asterisk Business Edition. Asterisk creator and Digium founder Mark Spencer says the move to support Intel -- a company that among other things is a highly established telephony card vendor -- will translate to more features and functionality for firms that use Asterisk-based telephony systems with Intel components. SearchEnterpriseLinux.com recently spoke with Spencer to find out a little more about this announcement and Asterisk, and to get his thoughts on the open source movement in general.

Linux users warned about Firefox flaw

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users running Firefox on Linux may be vulnerable to a security vulnerability that can be exploited to compromise the user's system. Security firm Secunia warned on Tuesday that a flaw rated as "extremely critical" has been found in Firefox 1.0.6. The flaw can only be exploited on Unix or Linux based environments and can be fixed by upgrading to Firefox 1.0.7.

Dell gives Media Center and Linux a vote of confidence

  • Computeractive; By Rob Jones (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
But it's not all good news for Microsoft, as Dell plans to sell OS-free PCs as well. With Linux becoming more popular, the company recognises there is a sizeable niche market that wants to choose which operating system to use. Adam Griffin, Dimension product marketing manager, made it clear that Dell has no plans to sell PCs running Linux, but believed the move would attract customers who want to install it themselves, and so save money by not paying for Windows XP.

Cagw Criticizes Open Source Mandate in Massachusetts

  • PR Newswire (press release) (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today criticized a plan in Massachusetts to force all state computer networks to move to an open source format.

Neuros takes open source approach to hardware and software development

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 21, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Audio/video hardware manufacturer Neuros Technology has embraced the benefits of open source development.

Python: Scaling a new PEAK

  • IBM Developer Works; By David Mertz (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 21, 2005 7:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Python Enterprise Application Kit (PEAK) is a Python framework for rapidly developing and reusing application components. While Python itself is already a very high-level language, PEAK provides even higher abstractions. One fairly recent capability added to PEAK is the capability to create generic functions and specifically to dispatch them on predicates, not simply on type. Sounds mysterious?

Postgresql 8.1 targets data warehousing

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by tadelste on Sep 21, 2005 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Companies can save hundreds of thousands of pounds by switching to the open source database for their data warehousing projects, a PostgreSQL consultant claims

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 Released

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7, a security and stability update to the flagship Mozilla browser, is now available for download. Fixes are included for the international domain name (IDN) link buffer overflow vulnerability and the Linux command line URL parsing flaw. There are also other security and stability changes, including a fix for a crash experienced when using certain Proxy Auto-Config scripts. In addition, some regressions introduced by previous 1.0.x security updates have been resolved.

Oracle(r) Database 10g Release 2 on Linux Sets World Record TPC-H ...

Today Oracle announced a new world record TPC-H 300 gigabyte (GB) data warehousing benchmark for Oracle(r) Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, overtaking IBM DB2's best benchmark performance in the same category.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

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Linux: 2.6.14-rc2, Getting Kernels With Git

Following the piratical release of 2.6.14-rc2, a brief discussion looked at the advantages of using git to grab the latest version of the kernel code. A small break in service as the master.kernel.org server was situated in its new home [story] caused the 2.6.14-rc2 patch to not show up right away, and led to people pointing out the advantages of using git. When the ketchup script [story] was proposed as an alternative, it was illustrated how git can keep you up to date with the kernel down to a patch by patch level, or with a specific checkpoint. Linus further explained how git can be used to first track down that a bug was introduced between for example rc1-git3 and rc1-git4, and then to use "git-bisect" to further isolate the problem to a specific change.

As for -rc2, Linus noted, "not a whole lot o' excitement, ye scurvy dogs, but it has t' ALSA, LSM, audit and watchdog merges that be missed from -rc1, and a merge series with Andrew. But on t' whole pretty reasonable - you can see t' details in the shortlog (appended)." Evidently Monday the 19'th of September was InternationalTalk Like A Pirate Day.

Bluetooth and GNU/Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 21, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Bluetooth is an open, IEEE connection standard for wireless device communications. Here's an introduction to Bluetooth on GNU/Linux, including how to enable support for it, some programs that monitor Bluetooth communications, and some hardware devices that use Bluetooth.

Firms Make Open, Closed Cases For Powerful Software Programs

  • INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY; By KEN SPENCER BROWN (Posted by tadelste on Sep 20, 2005 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Sun; Story Type: News Story
It's easy to see why Marc Fleury's numerous enemies accuse the 37-year-old CEO of having a god complex. By his account, his 100-person software firm is responsible for a 40% drop in shares of BEA Systems (BEAS) over the last two years. It has sparked at least one IBM (IBM) acquisition. And it forced Sun Microsystems (SUNW) last spring to give away the software recipe to its Web application software.

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