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Camino 1.5 Released for Mac OS X

Camino, the Mozilla-based native Mac OS X browser, has reached version 1.5. Camino 1.5 is built on the core Gecko 1.8.1 platform, which also powers Mozilla Firefox 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1.

Red Hat Asia Pacific News Volume 15

Welcome to issue 15 of the Red Hat Asia Pacific Newsletter.

Mozilla plugs Thunderbird security hole

Mozilla is certainly having a nightmarish security week. Late yesterday, it released a security-fix version 1.5.0.12 of its Thunderbird email client, after updating its Firefox browser, a Firefox Google toolbar extension, and its SeaMonkey web application suite -- all within the last six days.

Palm puts Linux in "mobile companion"

Palm has used Linux to build a "new class" of mobile device. The Foleo aims to expand the email, Internet, and productivity application capabilities of mobile phones such as the Palm Treo, by adding a full-size keyboard and a larger screen.

Why Did Microsoft and Sun Support SCO?

In Sun's case it was, as we knew, to try to slow down Linux, but also to use SCO's intellectual property rights to Unix.

Capgemini and Novell Enter Broad Mixed-Source Partnership

Capgemini endorses SUSE Linux Enterprise platform from Novell and provides consulting services and support for Novell open source and proprietary software

Dell vs. System76 Ubuntu Comparison

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 6, 2007 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Now that Dell has entered into the Linux OEM marketplace, we have to consider how this is going to affect other companies that have already been selling Linux-ready PCs for some time now. In short, what Dell is doing is not really news by itself. It is taking an existing concept and simply making it something that has been able to really gain some press. Great for them, but are they really doing anything productive for the Linux cause in the long run?

Kamloops school district gets an education in free software

  • linux.com; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by alc on Jun 6, 2007 5:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Kamloops/Thompson School District in British Columbia, Canada, is a free software success story. Gregg Ferrie, manager of information technology for the district, believes its infrastructure may be "the largest Linux on-the-desktop implementation in Western Canada"

DreamWorks Animation "Shrek the Third": Linux Feeds an Ogre

  • Linux Journal; By Robin Rowe (Posted by dcparris on Jun 6, 2007 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
DreamWorks Animation pushes the limits of CG filmmaking with Linux.

The Little Broadband Engine that Could: Using SPEs

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by IdaAshley on Jun 6, 2007 3:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
Get a feel for programming models that work on the Cell/B.E. processor. In this first article, Peter Seebach introduces the API used to run programs on SPEs, focusing specifically on loading code on an SPE and sending data to it for processing.

DebConf7 Schedule available

The schedule is now available in various formats.

June | Liberation fonts | Microsoft "Be Very Afraid" tour

Did you miss the 3rd annual Red Hat Summit? Not to worry, this month's Red Hat Magazine synopsis has all the updates, blogs, and announcement coverage you need to stay informed. Also in May, Red Hat Magazine featured articles on open voting, video updates on the One Laptop per Child project, and the continuation of popular columns. More Inkscape anyone?

Microsoft/Xandros Patent Pact Deja Vu

Xandros gets a sweet deal from Microsoft by implying that there's Microsoft intellectual property hiding in Linux.

Lack of database trip-wires gives crooks an easy run

Leaked information from databases is becoming an increasingly serious concern, yet when it comes to plugging the wholes many organisations are running so many databases they hardly know where to start.

Dell *is* offering full Linux desktop hardware support

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Jun 6, 2007 12:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In the past several days, rumors have surfaced that Dell would not be offering extended warranty and CompleteCare hardware support options for its Ubuntu Linux desktop and laptops. And indeed, if you went to Dell's Ubuntu PC buying site, you'd find those options missing.

Salesforce bolts on Google ad management utility

  • Reg Developer; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by dcparris on Jun 5, 2007 10:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So what was all the fuss about?Salesforce.com and Google have announced an online ads and CRM alliance that'll have some in Silicon Valley feeling deflated this morning.

[Not specific to GNU/Linux, but may be of interest to some in our audience - dcparris]

Vulnerability found in Firefox extension, Google toolbar

A security researcher has found a remote vulnerability in the upgrade mechanism in the Firefox extension used by Google Toolbar and Google Browser Sync that could lead to a man-in-the-middle attack and covert installation of malicious software.

Former Microsoft Insider Speaks Out

He is considered a maverick where he works. Despite the environment being a Microsoft shop, he still manages to run Free and Open Source Software. After being inspired by Richard Stallman's message of Free Software in which people can modify it freely and compiling his own Linux kernel, he discovered for himself that he was free at last. He states that GNU and Linux are superior to Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Here's where the irony comes into play: In the mid 1990's, he worked for Microsoft.

Saga of trying to buy an Ubuntu Dell with CompleteCare (tm) support

Good news, everyone! Dell is now selling PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled. Read on to discover what happens when one man decides to buy one of these PCs, then chooses Dell's Complete Care solution to protect his new hardware. Chaos, or at very least, confusion, ensues.

Extended Warranties on Ubuntu Systems Back Soon

Dell replies to extended warranty claims on Ubuntu systems. "Recently, folks like Slashdot and others reported that we are no longer offering extended warranties or CompleteCare on Ubuntu-based systems. User johnnyk submitted an idea on IdeaStorm asking us to bring back warranty options for these systems. The short answer—we will soon."

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