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Critical Shortage of Linux Talent Slowing Adoption

Microsoft Professionals provide an adbundance of applicants for infrastructure. Disheartening as it seems, corporations, governments, start-ups and small business have difficulty recruiting and retaining talented Linux IT workers. That has become a familiar refrain whenever Linux fails the adoption test in many places across the globe.

UK open source consultancy provides services for free

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 4, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenAdvantage is an IT consultancy based in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. As the name suggests, OpenAdvantage deals strictly in open source software solutions, providing its clients with everything from a basic introduction to open source, to custom development services. The best part? It's all free -- free as in beer.

Microsoft CEO makes free-software pledge

“We hope to reach perhaps 500000 or more people who don’t today have access to information technology,” he said.

Microsoft, Motorola eye emergency providers

  • CNET News.com; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Oct 4, 2005 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
The companies team up to enhance software applications for law enforcement and other emergency service providers.

Fast wireless robot prototyping

Rather than constructing a solid finished robot, see how to build a fast and easy prototype that can be disassembled, reconfigured, and reassembled quickly and easily.

Surfing in high places (Broadband on Airline)

  • Malaysia Star; By CHRIS CHONG (Posted by tadelste on Oct 4, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
EVER dreamt of surfing the Web while cruising at 10,000 metres above sea level? Now you can – as long as you fly with Lufthansa. The German airline’s FlyNet in-flight wireless broadband service is based on Boeing’s Connexion system, which allows aircrafts to connect to the Internet through 10 geostationary satellites.

Migrating to OpenOffice.org 90 per cent cheaper than to Microsoft Office 12

The industry's two major office suites, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org, will soon be releasing new versions. Recent research into these versions by large government departments indicates that for many sites, it is now 10 times cheaper to migrate to the new OpenOffice.org 2.0 than upgrading to Microsoft Office 12.

Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation: Part II

  • LinuxHardware.org (Posted by tadelste on Oct 4, 2005 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
f you've read part one of Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation, then you already know what my goals and thoughts were surrounding this system. If you haven't read that part yet, I'd suggest that you do that first. It will make what follows make a little more sense. In this part of my look at building what I would consider the ultimate Linux workstation, I will take you through some of the special construction that had to be done to accommodate some of the special hardware I selected. Although I will be commenting on what was done, much of this article will be a pictorial. In my final article about this system I will show some final pictures of the rig and produce some benchmarks from this system as well as my budget system that I outlined in the last article. The following is not a log of every aspect of construction, just the more interesting parts.

Dell offers an open-source PC

  • CNET News.com; By Michael Singer (Posted by dave on Oct 4, 2005 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dimension E510n1 is geared for customers who want to use open-source software such as Linux.

Spread Firefox Hacked Again

The Mozilla Foundation's community marketing site Spread Firefox has been hacked for the second time in less than three months. According to an email sent to registered users of the site, unknown remote attackers exploited a vulnerability in the Twiki wiki software, which was installed on the server but not actually used by the public website. The TWiki software has now been disabled. The Spread Firefox Team does not believe that any sensitive data was taken but they have shut down the site as a precaution. Only Spread Firefox was affected by the security breach; no other Mozilla Foundation or Mozilla Corporation sites have been hacked and the flaw does not affect users of Mozilla software.

Mozilla launches "DevMo" web developer site

Mozilla Corp. has launched a website for developers wanting to build on the Mozilla platform -- the Mozilla Developer Center (MDC), unofficially dubbed "DevMo." MDC aims to provide the Mozilla product news, discussion, and the code, tools, and documentation needed to build new websites and applications

Managing digital photos with Album Shaper

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 4, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even a novice digital photographer knows that finding a good application for managing digital photos is as important as having a decent lens in your camera. DigiKam and F-Spot are the most obvious open source tools for the job, but a lesser known but equally useful digital photo application called Album Shaper is also worth considering. This multi-platform software allows you not only to organize your digital photos, but also enhance them and share them with others.

Next Up: Google Office?

  • Internet.com; By Susan Kuchinskas (Posted by tadelste on Oct 4, 2005 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Google and Sun Microsystems (Quote, Chart) will hold a press conference on Tuesday at which they're expected to announce a collaboration to bring StarOffice productivity applications to Google users. StarOffice is Sun's suite of integrated word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database software based on the OpenOffice open source project.

Microsoft, Motorola form new alliance

  • CNET News.com; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Oct 4, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Motorola and Microsoft team up to enhance software applications for law enforcement and other emergency-service providers.

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Zimbra Unveils Innovative, Open Source Collaboration Software and Messaging Server

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 4, 2005 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Compelling New Open Source E-mail and Messaging Application Transforms Administrator and User Interaction, Permits Effortless Integration With Existing Infrastructures

Linspire has pro take on enterprise desktop Linux

  • Computer Business Review; By Matthew Aslett (Posted by tadelste on Oct 4, 2005 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linspire; Story Type: News Story
Desktop Linux specialist Linspire is now beta-testing its first enterprise desktop product, with the finished product due in about three months, according the company's CEO, Kevin Carmony.

The Arrival of NX, Part 5: Using NX

We know you've been waiting for it, so here's the next installment of our NX series. This time out, learn how to navigate with hands-on exercises that demonstrate all NX can do.

QNX Unveils Linux Connectivity Solution for Networking OEMs

Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications.

Pocketlinux 1.3 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - A new version of pocketlinux, a minimalist Slackware-based distribution with KDE Light, has been released. New features in version 1.3 include: upgraded KDE components to 3.4.2, arts to 1.4.2, Firefox to 1.0.7; added multilanguage support for Firefox; added French language support...

OSDir has some great shots of pocketlinux 1.3.

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