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Linux Fans Unleash New Distro Called 'Puppy'

A retired university lecturer in Australia has come up with the latest twist on Linux, fielding a distribution of the operating system that takes little memory and can boot directly off of a USB thumb drive. Dubbed Puppy Linux, the OS is one of dozens of custom and guerilla variants on Linux circulating throughout the broader software community.

Red Hat Releases Directory Server Code

Making good on its promise to the open source community, Linux vendor Red Hat Wednesday released the Fedora Directory Server. Officials said they have spent the past nine months working on the core components of the code to get it licensed under the GPL and make it available for ongoing open source development at the Fedora Project.

HP sees Linux-NonStop server connection

  • Computerworld Australia; By Robert McMillan (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Hewlett-Packard (HP) may soon support a version of the Linux operating system designed for its NonStop line of fault-tolerant servers, an HP executive hinted Wednesday.

Linux goes all a cluster on VoIP

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 4:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Telephone company, VoX Communications has just rolled out what it is calling the first VoIP application server cluster technology based on Linux.

Fedora Directory Server news!

  • Mailing list; By Bob Lord (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
I'm proud to announce that the Red Hat Directory Server product, and the Fedora Directory Server open source project have launched!

OSCommerce in action

What's the best way to use the Web to sell products? A good open source option is OSCommerce, a shopping cart package that uses Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) software. Because it's open source, companies that use it can customize it themselves to better meet their needs.

Unix decline extends SCO revenue drop

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
But the company that launched a legal attack on Linux reports a narrower net loss compared with the year earlier.

Trustix Secure Linux now available via BitTorrent

  • Mailing list; By Christian Haugan Toldnes (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 4:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Trustix
This is to announce the availability of Trustix Secure Linux Installation ISO images for downloading via BitTorrent.

Red Hat to train Linux Architects in Singapore

  • Computerworld Singapore (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
With Linux bagging more “prime time” in the enterprise, there is now a growing demand in the region for certified professionals to work on major open-source projects.

Novell stacks Linux with Oracle and JBoss

Novell today mixed Linux with proprietary offerings from Oracle and JBoss with the introduction of what it describes as a "mixed source" software stack. Combined with approved server hardware from HP, the validated software configuration is designed to reduce the risks for customers deploying integrated, multi-application solution stacks on Linux.

The Penguin Sees Red

  • CIO Magazine (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source computing has sparked a revolution in South America, but the heads of Microsoft say they aren't losing any sleep over the trend. With developing countries the world over looking to cut IT costs, maybe they should be . . .

KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD Screenshot Tour

kde.org announced - The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

OSDir has the shots of KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD.

Linux line laid out at Govis

Open source champion Igor Portugal, from developer Asterisk, told a Govis audience that Linux is less of a worry from the security point of view than proprietary operating systems because fixes are likely to emerge more quickly.

Mozilla unveils next-gen Firefox to developers

  • VNUNet.com; By Iain Thomson (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Mozilla Foundation has released the code for its next-generation Firefox 1.1 browser, codenamed Deer Park Alpha 1. The latest version features enhancements including a "sanitise" button that automatically clears out browsing history, cookies, cache, form information, and other personal data.

CoolTechZone: The Future of Linux on Laptops

  • LinuxHardware.org (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apparently HP has announced that they will be shipping laptops that will support the Linux OS 100% and CoolTechZone has a little write-up on what exactly HP has promised.

SafeDesk Server System Thinks Thin

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Review: SafeDesk's thin-client Linux app deployment software can save time and hardware.

Microsoft server software challenges Linux offerings

Windows is taking the server operating systems market by storm -- and Linux has no hope of catching it, according to market researcher IDC.

Unlocking The Secrets Of Open-Source Success

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The story of open-source software has largely been one of success to date. Open source has grown exponentially in popularity among Web users, and it's making headway in corporate application-development environments, even influencing the ways in which proprietary app vendors create and distribute their own products.

Carrier-grade Capabilities May Ring Up Big Linux Sales

  • Investor's Business Daily (subscription) (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If Linux can run your business, why not your phone system? Companies that sell the open-source software hope more telecom and networking firms start asking that question. They're launching beefed-up versions of the open-source software to convince users that Linux can do the job of trusty old Unix — for a lot less money.

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Compiling the kernel - Vanilla vs distro supplied? What to be aware of Linux screen recordings with vnc2swf and vnc2rec Package managment vs Rolling your own - Using Checkinstall Techie video shows available on the net And much, much more

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