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Linux Is Already Big Business

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 8:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Fast, cheap and reliable, Linux is here in the enterprise; where are you?

The "hello world" breakpoint caper

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 7:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this entertaining yet edifying essay, Viosoft Founder/CEO Hieu Tran sets out on a quest to debug a bug-report filed against his company's source-level debugger. The case leads Tran and his trusty Pomeranian toward a surprising, Sherlock Holmes-like epiphany illuminating the semantic assumptions made by compilers, debuggers, and, especially, users.

Review: MailFoundry 1100 anti-spam appliance

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fighting spam in a corporate environment has become a significant annoyance. Software remedies such as SpamAssassin work decently, but require a lot of training before they become effective -- then they need to be re-trained as new spam hits the net. Even then there are false positives with some anti-spam solutions, which can be worse than the problem it's meant to fix. In addition to spam, there are email-borne viruses, Trojan horses, and other dangers to cope with. These problems require more software, which has to be monitored and configured. Wouldn't it be better to have a hardware device that you can just plug into your network and take care of it all for you? I've just spent a week with one such device: Solinus' MailFoundry 1100 email filtering device.

Novell reports loss as older business shrinks

Company says revenue from its NetWare product line declined at a slightly faster pace than expected.

Another Challenge to Microsoft's Monopoly: Linux PC Offering Includes Earthlink, Microtel and Xandros

Recently, Linspire 5.0 and Micro Center announced a major retail offering featuring the PowerSpec line of Computers and Micro Center's Notebook. Not to be outdone, Microtel and Earthlink have put together an impressive offering bundled with Xandros.

Skills deficit still dogs open source software in Africa - report

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After close on two year's research Bridges.org this week released the findings of its study on the use of free/open source and proprietary software in public computer centres in Africa. It found that where free software was well-implemented there were many advantages but FOSS still faces many challenges to widespread adoption. It also found that many of the preceived advantages of free software - such as cost - were not realised in Africa.

OSS on OS X

Apple recently released Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, the latest update to the flagship operating system. Featuring developer-oriented features such as Core Data under the hood, the Unix-based Tiger and the introduction of powerful yet increasingly cost-effective Mac hardware is enticing many a curious Linux enthusiast to prowl over to the nearest Apple Store and get their paws on a Mac. And while the Mac OS opens up a world of elegant interface design and commercial software unseen on the Linux desktop, lacking out of the box is the plethora of open source software to which we are so accustomed. Luckily, a growing community of open source developers and advocates has been working since the birth of the platform to bring free software to Mac OS X.

GNU guru asks Taiwan PC makers to free their drivers

  • itWorldCanada.com (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 11:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Richard Stallman, one of the main forces behind the GNU/Linux operating system and the free software movement, is in Taiwan fighting on a new front — to get the island's PC makers to release source code for their drivers.

Red Hat aims to dominate

Leading Linux vendor Red Hat says it is keen to maintain its 100% year-on-year growth in the Asia-Pacific region and is promising greater partner support to achieve this.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Kevin Carmony , President and CEO of Linspire will be our guest

Linux HQ Lays Off Employees

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source Development Labs, the self-proclaimed"center of gravity" for Linux, laid off almost a sixth of its staff. Analysts say they think financial troubles could be behind the cuts.

Nokia Unveils Linux-based Web Device Without Phone

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia unveils a pocket-sized Web browser for wireless broadband networks, which is the Finnish firm's first Linux-based device and its first product without a built-in mobile phone.

Trustix Secure Linux 3.0 Release Candidate 2

  • Mailing list; By Christian Haugan Toldnes <christht@trustix.org> (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Trustix
This is to announce the second release candidate for Trustix Secure Linux 3.0. Amongst the many enhancements to the new Trustix Installer "Viper" is PXE support. Instructions on how to install over the network using PXE is found in the file /pxeboot/README.txt on the installation CD.

CSIR's open source centre evolves

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Around R50 million a year to be pumped into growing the number and quality of technical skills in South Africa through learnerships, increased research and new technologies.

Debian Weekly News - May 25th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. A lot of activity has still been recorded on the debian-release list in order to fix the remaining release-critical bugs and to get the translations into shape. Matt Whipp quoted several people to counter the claim that Free Software is running short of developers.

In Pursuit of a Flat World

To really flatten the world, the people responsible for much of today's progress must not just drink from the golden goblets of benefits but must also commit resources and effort in action to those who cannot cross the digital divide on their own.

Nokia: Linux kernel may use our patents

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Finnish cell phone giant becomes the newest computing company to begin offering intellectual property protections to open-source programmers.

A Setback For Linux

Developers of the open source Linux operating system are about to lose a crucial software tool [BitKeeper] that lets them keep track of version changes. The loss could delay Linux development and even make the operating system more vulnerable to security breaches.

BitDefender for small businesses and FreeBSD

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The security conscious will be pleased with the decision by BitDefender to extend support to FreeBSD as well as introducing a small business-focused version that runs on most Linux distributions.

Penguin Computing touts updated Beowulf Linux clustering

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As promised, the Scyld Software unit of Penguin Computing Inc has begin shipping its latest release of the Beowulf clustering software that its founders created for the Linux operating system. Last week, Scyld was demonstrating Beowulf Series 29 cz-5 at the BioIT World conference in Boston. With the latest release, Scyld is hoping to significantly increase the use of its software in clusters, and it will be using the $10m in funding it secured in November 2004 to promote Beowulf.

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