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EC official says Europe is falling behind on open source

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An official at the European Commission has called on Europe to take a more proactive approach to open source or risk missing out, and outlined steps that European businesses and governments can take to help open source.

Microsoft's New Improved XML

  • LXer; By Sam Hiser (Posted by swhiser on Jun 2, 2005 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
As the EU debates SUSPENDING Microsoft in Europe, the company throws them a bone: a new Office XML File Format

Red Hat Summit Day 2: Good collaboration and more

Day 2 of the Red Hat Summit in New Orleans began with speeches from Red Hat's Michael Tiemann and IBM's Irving Wladawsky-Berger. I also caught up with free music guru John Buckman for his thoughts on making money from music online.

grml linux 0.4

  • capnkirby.com; By capnkirby (Posted by capnkirby on Jun 2, 2005 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
grml is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. This one is a bit different, grml is set up for the text/command line user and includes only lightweight window managers.  But overall, grml is solid, likable and gives a very fresh look at an old way of doing things.

Arkeia data protection embraces Linux

Red Hat Ready certification has been awarded to Arkeia's enterprise network backup software so that it can provide backup services to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 environments for x86 platforms.

GPLFlash lives again

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The original GPLFlash project, which was meant to bring to GNU/Linux the ability to play Macromedia Flash movies, stalled when Macromedia released a 32-bit binary Flash Player for Linux. Because of that, and because of a lack of development help, the last significant update to GPLFlash was in June 2000. But in the past year there has been a surge in developer interest in the GPLFlash project, and now it's back, with greater stability and fewer bugs. Unfortunately, it would take a complete rewrite of GPLFlash to play the vastly different Flash 6 and Flash 7 file formats. That's why GPLFlash2 is now under development, with the goal of being a fully Flash 7-compliant replacement for the restrictively licensed Macromedia Flash Player and browser plugin.

Linux Gazette #115 is out!

  • Mailing list; By "Benjamin A. Okopnik" (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest issue of Linux Gazette is ready for viewing and download...

Linux Fans Unleash New Distro Called 'Puppy'

A retired university lecturer in Australia has come up with the latest twist on Linux, fielding a distribution of the operating system that takes little memory and can boot directly off of a USB thumb drive. Dubbed Puppy Linux, the OS is one of dozens of custom and guerilla variants on Linux circulating throughout the broader software community.

Red Hat Releases Directory Server Code

Making good on its promise to the open source community, Linux vendor Red Hat Wednesday released the Fedora Directory Server. Officials said they have spent the past nine months working on the core components of the code to get it licensed under the GPL and make it available for ongoing open source development at the Fedora Project.

HP sees Linux-NonStop server connection

  • Computerworld Australia; By Robert McMillan (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Hewlett-Packard (HP) may soon support a version of the Linux operating system designed for its NonStop line of fault-tolerant servers, an HP executive hinted Wednesday.

Linux goes all a cluster on VoIP

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 4:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Telephone company, VoX Communications has just rolled out what it is calling the first VoIP application server cluster technology based on Linux.

Fedora Directory Server news!

  • Mailing list; By Bob Lord (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
I'm proud to announce that the Red Hat Directory Server product, and the Fedora Directory Server open source project have launched!

OSCommerce in action

What's the best way to use the Web to sell products? A good open source option is OSCommerce, a shopping cart package that uses Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) software. Because it's open source, companies that use it can customize it themselves to better meet their needs.

Unix decline extends SCO revenue drop

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
But the company that launched a legal attack on Linux reports a narrower net loss compared with the year earlier.

Trustix Secure Linux now available via BitTorrent

  • Mailing list; By Christian Haugan Toldnes (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 4:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Trustix
This is to announce the availability of Trustix Secure Linux Installation ISO images for downloading via BitTorrent.

Red Hat to train Linux Architects in Singapore

  • Computerworld Singapore (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
With Linux bagging more “prime time” in the enterprise, there is now a growing demand in the region for certified professionals to work on major open-source projects.

Novell stacks Linux with Oracle and JBoss

Novell today mixed Linux with proprietary offerings from Oracle and JBoss with the introduction of what it describes as a "mixed source" software stack. Combined with approved server hardware from HP, the validated software configuration is designed to reduce the risks for customers deploying integrated, multi-application solution stacks on Linux.

The Penguin Sees Red

  • CIO Magazine (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source computing has sparked a revolution in South America, but the heads of Microsoft say they aren't losing any sleep over the trend. With developing countries the world over looking to cut IT costs, maybe they should be . . .

KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD Screenshot Tour

kde.org announced - The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

OSDir has the shots of KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD.

Linux line laid out at Govis

Open source champion Igor Portugal, from developer Asterisk, told a Govis audience that Linux is less of a worry from the security point of view than proprietary operating systems because fixes are likely to emerge more quickly.

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