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So you've got insert_linux_distro_name_here installed and you're ready to get started with your standard computing day. You've only recently converted to this Linux thing. You know enough about Linux to install it and have it up and running for your main desktop. You've slowly begun easing yourself into this new Linux role by replacing the applications you used in Windows with free and open source ones installed or installable on Linux.
A couple of interesting stories related to open source user-centric identity came my way, courtesy of CNET. The first concerns a donation to the Higgins Project from IBM and the second is about some important interoperability announcements to come at this week's RSA Conference.
The evangelism phase is over; analysts agree that open source no longer has to fight to be viewed as a sound option in corporate IT deployments. The next step, they say, is to widen open source’s footprint further into the corporate application stack.
No more to say
BT says it has done enough to make its wireless Hub comply with the General Public License despite criticism from gpl-violations.org that it is still in breach of the license.
[I guess we'll have to find out what the Courts say - dcparris]
Welcome aboard Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 1.1. You will find all the features of Christmas Edition plus much more, however due to licensing agreements, we have removed Google Earth, Java, Flash and Acrobat reader. You can however download each of these programs using our built in Repository. - Ubuntusoftware.info
Screenshots of Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 1.1 are available at LinuxQuestions.org
We didn't mean to do it
Microsoft has pulled a patent application for "Object Test Bench" in Visual Studio after it was accused both of copying the idea from the BlueJ community, and of filing the patent application in the full knowledge that prior art existed.
[Busted! - dcparris]
3Comis moving away from proprietary solutions by creating what it says is an open platform for its enterprise-class switches and routers.
Linux distributor Terra Soft, makers of the Fedora-based Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) distribution for the PPC platform, recently announced plans to provide a complete Linux distribution for the TPPC64, a single-board computer developed by Themis. Terra Soft, which once specialized in Linux support for Apple computers, has found several new PPC Linux niches since Apple's unexpected transition to Intel processors.
Major Upgrades Include Automatic Change Tracking and Remediation
TWO pioneers of the open source movement, the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, have merged to form the Linux Foundation, which intends to speed the growth of Linux.
CodeWeavers this month announced version 6.0 of its flagship Windows compatibility product. Now called CrossOver Linux, the new version is the first with official support for games. With its growing application support and foray into gaming, CrossOver Linux 6 is an excellent alternative for Linux users who are stuck with a Windows application at work or at school.
This provides an easy way to get started with large Linux clusters.
One of the most talked about features of Web 2.0 are what might be called recommendation engines, or social networks that focus on finding and promoting content of some kind, usually links to interesting websites.
Save disk space and bandwidth, and increase the reliability of your site by using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) remote storage service to host your media files.
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN Technology, Inc., an innovator of high-quality KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and remote connectivity products to centrally manage servers, network devices and IT infrastructure, today announced two new rack mount CAT5 KVM switches designed to eliminate traditional cable management problems and offer extended distance capabilities for up to 130 feet from the single-user KVM switch.
Welcome to our issue number 75 of Fedora Weekly News.
Vyatta's Dave Roberts went to Hawaii and all Richard Stallman got was this undressing ... which, depending on your view of Stallman, either reeks of unfairness or fits the man to a T (my vote).
[Finally, an honest, eloquent crticism of RMS without all the pinko-hippie-commie inflamatory drivel. This is something to which the community can respond. - dcparris]
Via e-mail, I've gotten some interesting, wide-ranging responses to Saturday's preview of Windows Vista's launch, "Rush for Windows Vista is more like a stroll."
The Company migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux from AIX to realize significant performance gains as well as centralized, secure management through Red Hat Network. Union Bank is also piloting JBoss as well as MySQL and plans to make Red Hat's complete solution stack part of its core technology direction.
The most interesting news this morning is that Adobe is contributing the entire PDF specification to the open standards process. According to the Adobe press release (reproduced in full at the end of this post), the specification will be contributed to AIIM, which currently administers those component parts of the PDF specification that Adobe had previously made available for standardization. When AIIM has completed the preparation work and its membership has adopted the new material, it will be submitted to ISO.
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