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Linux Powers Nokia 770

The Linux-based Nokia 770 Internet tablet is an intriguing gadget for Linux enthusiasts and professional embedded developers. Though it lacks personal information manager (PIM) apps one would expect from a palmtop-sized device, it is instead pitched as an “Internet tablet”, providing applications such as Web browser and an e-mail client.

OpenSUSE 10.2 RC1 out and about

Novell is releasing Basilisk Lizard, its codename for Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of openSUSE 10.2. RC1 is intended to help Novell fix "shipment blockers" and is, says, the last development build before v10.2 of the Linux distro hits the streets in its final version.

Report: GL Studio Puts Simulators On The Desktop

  • LinuxPlanet; By Rob Reilly (Posted by dcparris on Nov 28, 2006 3:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In the latest multi-million dollar training simulators, pilots get to shoot the bad guys out of the virtual sky, while infantry men practice driving their vehicles over virtual desert terrain. Today's sophisticated virtual trainers immerse the soldier in ever more realistic combat situations.

Gnu Tar "GNUTYPE_NAMES" Record Handling Directory Traversal ...

A vulnerability has been identified in GNU Tar, which could be exploited by malicious people to conduct directory traversal attacks. This flaw is due to errors in the "extract_archive()" and "extract_mangle()" functions when processing a "GNUTYPE_NAMES" record with a symbolic link, which could be exploited by attackers to overwrite arbitrary files by tricking a user into extracting a specially crafted archive.

Oh, the emails you'll get...

  • Joel on Software; By Joel Spolsky (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 28, 2006 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
A management consultant at Bain wrote me a nice email, that included the following sentence:

"Our team is conducting a benchmarking effort to gather an outside-in view on development performance metrics and best practice approaches to issues of process and organization from companies involved in a variety of software development (and systems integration)."

I didn't understand a thing he wrote.

This shows the stark contrast between the FOSS model and typical commercial business practices. It seems that merit is not even a criterion in the suits' world- TC

Ibm Offers Linux Implementation Services Across All Systems

  • IT Jungle; By Timothy Prickett Morgan (Posted by dcparris on Nov 28, 2006 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
If you want to put Linux on an IBM server--no matter what Big Blue brand you are talking about--and you don't want to be hassled by setting it up on the box, then IBM has a bunch of services for you.

French parliament dumping Windows for Linux

  • CNET News.com; By Christophe Guillemin (Posted by dcparris on Nov 28, 2006 12:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Study by tech services company convinced Assemblee Nationale that switch will be cost-effective.

RMS: No plain sailing for Novell

The Novell-Microsoft deal is set to come up against hurdles next year with the head of the Free Software Foundation, Richard M. Stallman, confirming that the organisation would use the terms of the next version of the General Public Licence to prevent Novell from using FSF-copyrighted software.

Microsoft, Novell, and now Ubuntu join to boost Apple and Debian

You've read more than enough already about how Novell and Microsoft signed an agreement that's supposed to help Novell sell Linux to Microsoft customers and help Microsoft customers integrate Linux -- as long as it's Novell Linux -- into their IT environments without fear of patent lawsuits. Part of the yammer was an open letter from Novell's CEO claiming that deal didn't really mean what you thought it did, followed by a statement from Microsoft that said Novell's CEO didn't really mean to say what he said or was wrong about some of it. Or something. Then Mark Shuttleworth jumped into the mess by offering a new, Microsoft-free home for openSUSE developers who didn't want to truck with Novell any longer because of its Microsoft deal.

A French Paradox

The Assemblée Nationale, an institution that is meaningful to any freedom-loving, truth and justice-seeking french citizen, chooses Linux, OpenOffice.org and OpenDocument on its desktops. This can be seen as a major victory in France, but although I applause these news, I am, just like many of my fellow citizens involved in the fight for digital freedom and independence quite skeptical on the progress of the Linux Desktop in France.

Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP, Part 1

  • na; By BlueVoodoo (Posted by solrac on Nov 27, 2006 10:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
CakePHP is a stable production-ready, rapid-development aid for building Web sites in PHP.

Using eCos with CMake

Foreword: This detailed, technical how-to explains how eCos developers can use CMake to simplify and streamline the chore of writing makefiles manually. It discusses both simple, single-application eCos build environments, as well as those with multiple targets, such as production and debug builds for actual and virtual hardware.

Red Hat dumping Nasdaq for NYSE

The Linux seller announces plans to shift from one stock exchange to another.

Linux for Windows users

  • Manila Standard Today; By Chin Wong (Posted by dcparris on Nov 27, 2006 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
SHIFTING to the Linux operating system can be pretty daunting for long-time Windows users who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way.

openSUSE holds public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell deal

OpenSUSE project developers held a public IRC meeting at noon EST today to discuss the recently announced and highly controversial Microsoft/Novell agreements. Nat Friedman, chief technical and strategy officer for open source at Novell, fielded most of the questions, with assistance from Andreas Jaeger, openSUSE project manager, and others.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 68

In this issue, we have following articles: 1 Fedora 7 Artwork Proposals 2 Peace In Our Time 3 VanLUG Report 4 SCALE Readies 'Non-Commercial' Open Source Conference 5 Review: Fedora Core 6 6 Review: Fedora Core 6 7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-11-20 8 Fedora Core 5 and 6 Updates 9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News 10 Editor's Blog

Mps: Open source faces exclusion in schools

A group of MPs have accused a government agency of restricting schools from deploying open source software.

‘it’s Linux’s Time’: So Says IBM’s Top Executive Focused ...

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – November and the last few days of October in 2006 will be remembered in years ahead as the time period in which Linux took on an unstoppable momentum as an open-source rival to proprietary systems such as Microsoft and Oracle.

Chat to Novell at Cape OSS event

  • Tectonic.co.za; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on Nov 27, 2006 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
A chance to pose questions directly to Novell's regional manager, Peter Hunter is one of the highlights of the event that Cape Information Technoloy Initiative (CITI) are holding next week.

Trusted Computer Solutions' Cross Domain Linux Product Now Part of Accredited System at U.S. Coast Guard

U.S.C.G. Intelligence Program Implements NetTop2 - Thin Client to Provide Access to JWICS and SIPRNET from a Single Desktop

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