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Three New Companies Join The GNOME Foundation's Advisory Board

European Start-Ups in Media and Mobile Technology Use GNOME

Read Microsoft's Linux reports, says Novell

Windows and Unix users evaluating Linux should read all studies on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), even those from Microsoft, according to Linux champion Novell. Brian Green, Novell's director of solutions management, has urged potential customers to "get the big picture" even though TCO reports sponsored by Microsoft quote selectively on the performance of Linux. Green noted Novell had also quoted from the same reports used by Microsoft in an attempt to further Linux.

OpenLab 4.0.0 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir.com (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 5, 2005 10:21 AM EDT)
getopenlab.com states - OpenLab is a GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution from South Africa, created by Direq International. The distribution focuses particularly on the education market, especially thin client systems. OpenLab currently runs in hundreds of schools in Africa and being freely downloadable on countless home desktops and schools as well. The system was originally based on slackware and maintains full package level binary compatibility with its parent system although it is an independant development with a different design philosophy.

OSDir has some great shots of OpenLab 4.0.0.

Ingram Micro Delivers Linspire's Desktop Linux Products

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by bstadil on Oct 5, 2005 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Linspire, Inc., developer of the Linspire desktop Linux operating system, today announced that the world's largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro, Inc. has begun selling the full range of Linspire products to its network of U.S. resellers and retailers. Leveraging Ingram Micro's broad catalog and North American distribution center network, thousands of new customers and markets will now for the first time have unfettered access to desktop Linux products and services offered by Linspire.

Best Practices for Apache Derby and J2EE Servers

  • developerworks; By IBM (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 5, 2005 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Cloudscape is a freely available repackaging of the Apache Derby relational database manager. Its implemented in Java, and integrates cleanly and will run unaltered anywhere a J2EE Server will run. Most J2EE applications require that a JDBC-compliant database be integrated with the Server to store information. This article shows how to best fit Cloudscape or Derby into a J2EE environment.

Wind River Announces Industry's First True Commercial-Grade Linux For Device Manufacturers

Company to Extend Leading Product Line With Commercial-Grade Quality Linux Device Software Platform for Consumer Devices

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 AS Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir.com (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 5, 2005 8:13 AM EDT)
DistroWatch reports - Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 AS is built from the source RPMs of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS. The only packages modified are 'redhat-logos', 'redhat-artwork', 'anaconda-product' and 'firstboot'. These packages are changed in order to remove Red Hat's trademarks from all artwork and to skip the RHN registration step immediately after installation. All other packages remain unchanged from those released by Red Hat and there are no packages added or removed. This results in a product that is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Features of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 AS include the Linux 2.6 kernel, SELinux, GNOME 2.8, Samba 3.0, Logical Volume Manager 2, PCI Express support and NFSv.4.

Nigel sent in to OSDir some nice screenshots of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4

Briton appointed to monitor Microsoft

A British specialist in IT security has been appointed to monitor Microsoft's compliance with the European Commission's antitrust verdict

Wind River Linux Platforms First to Integrate ARM TrustZone Software Technology

World-Leading Device Software Provider Enables Manufacturers to Address Critical Security Infrastructure Requirements of Emerging Device Applications and Services

Sun and Google: Much ado about a toolbar

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 5, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Having allowed hype to build following Sun President and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Schwartz's blog entry on October 1, the announcement of a "strategic partnership" between Google and Sun Microsystems may have meant something big, but neither company revealed much of what they plan to do.

The Template Toolkit

  • Linux Magazine; By Randal Schwartz (Posted by tadelste on Oct 5, 2005 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you’re building web applications with Perl, the popular Template Toolkit provides tools to construct programs faster. Guru Randal Schwartz describes the Template Toolkit and how he uses it to manage his company’s web site in this four-part series.

Cape Town reaps OSS benefit

Cape Town's back-end woes come to an end as it moves over to Linux for its Oracle database.

Downloading Source Trees 101

Here, let’s see how to use CVS and SVN to access the development tree of a few notable projects. (Jeremy Garcia is the founder and administrator of LinuxQuestions.org, a free, friendly, and active Linux community. )

Canonical launches the Ubuntu Partnership Programme

Canonical, sponsors of the Ubuntu Linux project are announcing the Ubuntu Partnership Programme. Designed to recognise and reward expertise and experience, the Partnership Programme is open to both businesses and individuals who have shown technical and commercial success with Ubuntu Linux.

MySQL 5.0 closes in on the finish line

Those who write for, support, install and maintain the widely used open source MySQL database platform will be interested in the first release candidate of the forthcoming MySQL 5.0, launched last week.

#debian-tech@OFTC: port "qualification declarations" for etch

  • Mailing list; By Steve Langasek (Posted by tadelste on Oct 5, 2005 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
I would like to invite you to join Anthony Towns and myself on IRC this Sunday, October 9 from 0000-0200 UTC in the #debian-tech channel on irc.oftc.net.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 104: We talk to Enlightenment developer Nathan Ingersoll Linc goes the VOIP route for his home phone Blocking Blog Spam CDs & DVDs of the show archives The donation system is finally in place And much, much more Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams: http://www.binrev.com:8000/main http://media.sysop.ca:8000/techshow http://wdsmn.com:8000/techshow You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Former SUSE/Novell Channel Vice President Joins Open-Xchange to Run Worldwide Sales Organization

Brings extensive Linux, collaboration experience to leader in open source groupware; Company also adds channel executive for EMEA

Why is the Deputy President signing deals with Microsoft?

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is in town and signing deals with senior members of government. The SA government, however, has a declared open source strategy, so why are they entertaining Mr Ballmer?

Nokia delays shipments of Web tablet

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Oct 5, 2005 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Software issues push back the launch of device geared for Web surfing and e-mail use.

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