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Sun ad campaign to buff 'sharing' image

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems set to begin multimillion-dollar rebranding effort that spotlights its new emphasis on open source and the like.

Open source Linux clustering

  • Techworld.com (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
The Linux Enterprise Cluster is a how-to book and explains how to convert two or more PCs into a high-reliability, high-availability cluster based on Linux and inexpensive hardware using free and mainly open source software - what would have been an unthinkable configuration back when mainframes ruled the earth.

Sleepycat -- the world's leading (open source) database vendor?

  • IT-Analysis (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Log on to the Sleepycat web site and you will find that it claims to have 200 million users of its database, Berkeley DB. 200 million! In the immortal words of John McEnroe: you have got to be kidding me! Well no, actually.

Free Software for India

  • WorldChanging (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 7:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brazil's position as the leading developing world champion of Free/Open Source Software may soon by challenged by India. The Indian government has begun distributing free CDs with localized versions of a variety of F/OSS applications. The first set of CDs contain Tamil-language versions of Firefox, OpenOffice, an email utility and a dictionary, as well as a variety of Tamil fonts. Hindi will be next, with all 22 official languages of India covered eventually.

How to try out a virtual Linux desktop freely and easily

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you're a Windows 2000 or XP user who always wanted to try out a Linux desktop but were afraid of downloading and installing software that might upset your computer, I have some good news for you. Go to a new Web site called Open Source Region Stuttgart, click on a few links, and you're in virtual Linuxland.

Perens: Too many licenses deters sharing of code

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
To date, between 50 ad 60 licenses have been issued within the open source community. And concern is growing over the legal problems that could pop up as interactions between the various licenses become more frequent. In this exclusive interview, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com site expert Bruce Perens gives his take on licenses in the open source community, and responds to comments made by the Free Software Foundation's general counsel Eben Moglen at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York last week.

Firefox about to get IE on its knees

  • Softpedia (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It looks like Firefox is unstoppable. In spite of the vulnerabilities discovered lately, the open-source browser continues to rise in the top of the user’s preferences. According to W3schools, a site known amongst web developers, Firefox reached a market share of 25%, while Internet Explorer plummeted to 64.8%. If we take into consideration the entire browsing solutions suite, Mozilla Foundation now owns a market share of almost 30%.

Linuxworld Summit: Professor predicts open source revolution

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 5:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What began as a keynote panel on the evolving world of open source quickly escalated into a debate on the future of open source licensing when a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University took center stage.

Linux in Government: Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part III

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 4:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Continuing to transform your Linux system into a fast desktop by removing unused utilities.

Enterprises Tout Linux's Cost, Performance Benefits

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 3:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Large enterprises such as Boscov's Department Store are beginning to see significant cost savings and performance benefits as a result of migrating to Linux.

Bender finds Linux server suite

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 31, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bender Engineering got free of its Web host and even started running its own Web and email server after IT administrator Victor Reinhart discovered a Linux-based server software solution.

Insider Hints at GPL Changes

  • www.internetnews.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by Tsela on May 30, 2005 5:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Just a little bit more on the work which is done on updating the General Public License, but every bit is interesting here.

South Africa in key open source project

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 4:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR) are SA's representatives in a European Union-funded international research project on free and open source software.

751,075,200 seconds after the PC launch

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 2:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Enterprise Cluster is a how-to book and explains how to convert two or more PCs into a high-reliability, high-availability cluster based on Linux and inexpensive hardware using free and mainly open source software - what would have been an unthinkable configuration back when mainframes ruled the earth.

The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux?

  • TechNewsWorld; By Rob Enderle (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is power that Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and many governments could only dream of having. The power to control the press and the skills contained in this organization are likely capable of disrupting travel, power grids and other broad national infrastructure systems if their demands are not met.

South Africa partners to participate in global free software study

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 12:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
South Africa's CSIR and the University of the Western Cape have been selected as research partners for a European Union-backed global study of free and open source software. The two-year project involves 17 partners from 12 countries around the world.

Jeff Garzik's Short git HOWTO

Jeff Garzik posted a step-by-step guide to using git to manage kernel sources.

The best tools for Linux

  • Monitor.ca; By Paul Godin (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: LXer
First prize goes to: http://lxer.com/, a great site with no advertisements and no silly drill-down clicking to get to the root of the subject. It features excellent news updates with added user comments and discussion.

Linux server revenue continues to grow at double-digit pace

  • Heise Online (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After Gartner the US American market researchers of IDC have now published an analysis of the server market. According to which in the first quarter of 2005 spending on servers world-wide was just under ten billion euros. In the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth this amounts to a quarter on quarter increase of 5.3 percent.

X Factor - understanding the X windows system

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 30, 2005 8:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Unix systems and their derivatives, including Linux, these days have one major thing in common. They all use the same system as the back end for their graphical interfaces. This system is called the X window system, or more commonly X.

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