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Ark Linux 2005.2 Release Candidate with KDE 3.5 beta

A release candidate of Ark Linux 2005.2 has been released, featuring KDE 3.5 beta 1. Ark Linux is a very KDE centric desktop Linux distribution, aimed at making Linux easily usable to everyone while remaining technically sane.

Microsoft polishes image with security suite

  • The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg News (Posted by tadelste on Oct 6, 2005 10:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
MUNICH Microsoft unveiled on Thursday a suite of corporate products that will move it more fully into competition with the leading makers of security software for Windows computers.

Zimbra debuts open-source collaboration suite beta

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by bstadil on Oct 6, 2005 9:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Messaging and collaboration vendor Zimbra Inc. has released a beta version of its new open-source Zimbra Collaboration Suite, which integrates other applications such as antivirus, antispam and search software..

O'Reilly has covered this as well. Here

Running Cyrus IMAP

  • Onlamp; By Francisco Reyes (Posted by tadelste on Oct 6, 2005 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cyrus IMAP is an efficient IMAP server capable of handling a large number of accounts. Its biggest drawback is getting it installed and configured. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide on how to use Cyrus with the Postfix mail transfer agent (MTA). I tested these instructions with FreeBSD 5.4.

How Linux could solve China's software piracy problem

Could it be true that 90 percent of all software used in the Republic of China is pirated? That's what a recent study by International Data Corp. (IDC) and the Business Software Alliance has determined. Not only that, but "software vendors claim they suffered $3.5 billion in losses last year due to Chinese piracy," writes Maria Trombly in an article at CIO Insight. If this is indeed true, the door is wide open for Linux and other open source software to step in and combat this epidemic of theft. So, under pressure from the world community and from local technology companies and other industry sectors, China has started thinking about cleaning up its act, Trombly writes.

Web 2.0 day two -- and a taste of Web 1.0

SAN FRANCISCO - Last night I was derelict in my duty. Instead of going to a supper billed as a "Conversation with Microsoft" I left the Web 2.0 Conference for a few hours and went to the Web 1.0 Summit at a bar a few blocks away, where we all pretended it was 1998 and presented can't-miss dot-com business plans to each other. But I have some serious observations about Web 2.0, too.

Brrs group bringing order to open source chaos

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jack Loftus (Posted by tadelste on Oct 6, 2005 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In August, the Business Readiness Rating Standard (BRRS) was founded to sort out projects so that the everyday IT guy wouldn't have to. With more than 100,000 OSS projects currently available on SourceForge and similar repositories like Codehaus, Tigris, Java.net, OpenSymphony -- the list goes on -- members of the group believe their initiative could prove very valuable in 2006.

What Is Linux

  • Linux DevCenter; By Ellen Siever (Posted by bstadil on Oct 6, 2005 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For a long time, Linux was seen as a geek's system--too complicated for ordinary folks. But Linux has matured, and with today's desktop environments and new user-friendly installations, Linux is finally coming into its own as a desktop system. Ellen Siever takes a fresh look at what Linux is (and is not), its features, distributions, and much more. Ellen is a coauthor of Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Debian menu transition, part 2

  • Mailing list; By Bill Allombert (Posted by tadelste on Oct 6, 2005 4:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: News Story
Starting with the upload of menu 2.1.26, we enter stage 2 of the menu transitions.

SuSE 10 Arrives

As the LXer community have known for almost a day the first community-build version of SuSE has been quietly released and is now available. Here is a bit more coverage

Monitoring network traffic with Ruby and Pcap

  • arstechnica.com; By By Ryan Paul , Ian Smith-Heisters (Posted by ubuntu4all on Oct 6, 2005 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Introduction Linux.Ars returns with yet another fun-filled edition. It seems like many of our readers are interested in learning how to take advantage of specific Linux technologies. Based on reader input, we have decided to place a stronger emphasis on technical tutorials and code examples. This week, we have some nifty stuff for you.

Open-Source May Help China Curb Software Piracy

"Free" might not really mean free, but an operating system that doesn't require user licenses makes it a lot easier to avoid piracy, in accordance with a four-year-old government push to get Chinese companies to respect intellectual property.

OSDir Launches GrepBlogs - Tech Blogging Network

With all the talk and excitement of Web2.0, blogging, and specifically participation & community it is with my own great excitement that I announce that OSDir has moments ago launched a tech blogging network - GrepBlogs.

All aboard the Enterprise Service Bus

Sonic Software has a good claim to the invention of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and has done more than anyone else to evangelise the concept, backed by the resources of its parent company, Progress Software.

Solaris 10 submitted for Common Criteria

“Sun views Common Criteria as not just something that we have to do, [but] something that we want to do," he said. "It is, and always has been, a differentiator for us.” Recently, Red Hat announced that the next version of its Linux distribution has begun the evaluation process.

Report: Inside the Novell Linux Migration

It is open knowledge that Novell has been progressing towards migrating their own internal desktops and servers to a pure-Linux play. Details of this migration have been sketchy, but in a public presentation to attendees of Ohio LinuxFest, Novell specialists gave a rare look inside the ongoing move to Linux and laid out ideas for other companies to follow in their own migration plans.

Nessus 3.0 to abandon GPL licensing

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 6, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nessus -- once billed as "the open-source vulnerability scanner" -- is changing its ways as of the 3.0 release, which is expected shortly. According to a recent post on the Nessus Announcements mailing list "Nessus 3 will be available free of charge, including on the Windows platform, but will not be released under the GPL." On its web site, Nessus now just bills itself as "the network vulnerability scanner."

Java object serialization for Ajax

If you're doing Java Web development using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax), then delivering data from the server to the client is probably your top concern. This article focuses on what matters most for many Java Web developers: producing data for the client and walks you through five approaches to Java object serialization. It will give you all the information you need to choose the data format and technology best suited to your application.

Sun Wah Pushes Debian based Linux in China - Why Debian?

Now, 142,000 Linux PCs should make some news. But, of course, Sun Wah isn't Red Hat or SUSE based.

Tilix 1.0 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The first official release of Tilix, which is a Bulgarian Linux distribution based on KANOTIX, is now available. Tilix 1.0 (code name "Boris") includes: kernel 2.6.13 with many extra modules for improved hardware support, KDE 3.4.2, latest packages from Debian sid compiled with GCC 4.0.1, many new drivers for modems and wireless network cards, new look and feel, graphical boot, new control centre for system administration, new hard disk installer, many other improvements and applications.

OSDir has some nice screenshots of Tilix 1.0.

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