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Community: Why There is Better Driver Support in 64-bit Linux Than 64-bit Windows XP

I have a 64-bit Athlon machine and I run SUSE 10.1 64 bit. Recently someone bought be a copy of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and I thought I would give it a try. This is what happened.

IMIA Open Source Group to co-sponsor LMN Award

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) will be co-sponsoring the Linux Medical News Freedom Award to be given at this years American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Open Source Working Group meeting on Monday November 13th at the Hilton Washington Towers in Washington, D.C. United States:"We are pleased to announce that, as from this year, the Open Source Health Informatics Working Group (OSWG) of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) will co-sponsor the Annual Linux Medical News Freedom Award." Read more for the full announcement. Note that the Linux Medical News Freedom Award is not an officially sponsored award of AMIA but it should be.

Funambol Wins First Place Honors for Consumer Push Email and PIM Software

Funambol Mobile Open Source Software and Executive Leadership Recognized by Mobile Star Awards

Novell Delivers Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Built With Mixed Source Software and Systems From IBM

With More Than 700 Orders Worldwide to Date, Solution Brings Flexibility and Low Cost of Linux Into Windows Environments for File, Print, Database and Web Applications

New Linux/Unix Ranking Portal Is Online

Portal has a lot of features, including voting system, free IT (security too) articles and more. If you want to promote your distribution, you can register it and submit news which appear on the main site automatically. The readers can also submit news without login - it requires moderator's acceptance. Top Ten charts will be published in IT magazines (PHP Solutions, Linux+, en.hakin9.org, SDJ) every month. If you're looking for Linux that fits you perfectly - you'll find it on DistroRankings.com!

Mysql revamps enterprise open source database offering

The move sees MySQL's Network subscription offering renamed MySQL Enterprise, but it is more than just a re-branding exercise as the Uppsala, Sweden-based company has begun to roll out new services that make the database more enterprise-friendly.

Running A File-, Print-, Proxy-, DHCP-, AND Time-Server For Small/Medium Enterprises

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Oct 18, 2006 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This article shows how to run a file-, print-, HTTP proxy- DHCP-, and time server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Debian Sarge system. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line.

Interview with Pavel Kanzelsberger ("Pixel" developer)

  • www.linuxinterviews.com; By Sarted (Posted by Cypress on Oct 18, 2006 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
Pixel (formerly Pixel32) is an image editing program, similar to Photoshop or Gimp, that runs on a large variety of platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, Zeta, OS X, SkyOS and more. In an 8 year period, it has grown to become a very pleasant-looking and usefull application. It currently supports a large variety of formats, and though it is not open-source, we consider it to be a must-have for every Linux user. Unlike Gimp, it has support for CMYK and uses it's own GUI toolkit called eLiquid.

The Unicode Standard 5.0: An Appreciation

  • ConsortiuimInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Oct 18, 2006 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
Chances are you haven't heard a lot about the Unicode, or those that created it, and that's a shame. Unicode 5.0 has just been released, and believe it or not, it's a fascinating read.

Windows servers at risk at Linux-friendly Bartter

Local poultry producer Bartter Enterprises is evaluating the future of around 70 Microsoft Windows servers, in the context of a recent migration of other systems to Red Hat Linux.

agámi Systems Selects rPath’s rBuilder to Deliver its Next Generation of NAS Appliances

rPath’s technology allows agámi Systems to reduce development costs and streamline field maintenance

UWC releases kForums bulletin board

Community bulletin board software built on the PHP-based KINKY framework adds multilingual support, multimedia handling and mindmapping to track discussions.

Oracle's mega-patch shuts 101 doors

Oracle today published the mother of all security patches containing 101 fixes for flaws in its database, application server, E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications. Almost half - 45 - of the flaws can be can be exploited by a hacker over a network, while at least six errors in the Oracle database http server can be exploited without the hacker requiring any user name or password. A re-assuring 22 database flaws do at least require some form of authentication.

The unique relationship between Hollywood Movies and Linux

Quite often, we speculate about Linux grabbing a major share of the desktop PC market. But it seems the film industry are heavy users of Linux, and applications that run on Linux which include both open source and closed source custom made software. Take the popular Hollywood movie 'Scooby Doo' for instance. It was created at Rhythm and Hues studio and the whole movie was rendered and touched up using custom made software which ran on Linux.

Updated eBay tools leave Linux users in the cold

Online auction giant eBay is continually upgrading and supplementing its services, and that means frequent users periodically discover something new when they log in -- integrated PayPal, new messaging tools, and so on. I am one of those frequent users, and I recently discovered that the latest update to one of the core auction tools locks out Linux users.

Tips and Tricks for the Linux Network Admin

There's always something new and progressive in the free and open source software universe. Here's a roundup of some recent worthy happenings in the fun worlds of iptables and VoIP: getting SIP through iptables NAT firewalls, adding new modules to iptables with Patch-O-Matic, monitoring iptables in real-time, and a look at the excellent AstLinux, "the professional's PBX".

Novell Promotes Tom Francese to Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales

President of Novell EMEA will now also oversee company's global sales, channel and alliances activities

Free Standards Group launches LSB Developer Network

The Free Standards Group (FSG) is scheduled to announce today its answer to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) -- the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network. The LSB Developer Network (LDN) will combine community content with original content in one convenient location to provide developers with information on writing portable Linux applications.

This week at LWN: Device drivers and non-disclosure agreements

Anybody who has been working with free software for any period of time knows that hardware support is often one of the community's thorniest problems. Manufacturers are often reluctant to tell their customers how to actually use the hardware they sell. For some strange reason, people buy that hardware anyway, and promptly want it to work with their operating system of choice. If that system is Windows, the manufacturer will usually provide a driver (of uncertain quality). Free software users, instead, are usually on their own.

Don't be afraid to change course during a project

This week I'm going to cover some of the things they don't teach you in systems analysis and design courses. If you recall, the aim for the project I was working on was to convert an old _ and I mean very old _ Excel 4 application (before Visual Basic) and convert it to a MySQL and PHP based application.

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