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Has Anyone Else Discovered Magnatune?

Today I stumbled across a gem of an online music service, http://www.magnatune.com... preview and buy music that appears to be unencumbered by DRM... Think we can rouse the geek world behind this "Open Music" service?

Automating Web site and WordPress upgrades with Subversion, mirrorlinks and bash

  • The R Zone; By Rudd-O (Posted by RuddO on Nov 11, 2006 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Automating a very complicated process is always worthwile, but only possible sometimes. Read on to find out how the writer automated the updates of two very complicated Web sites and one software product build.

Dynamic XForms with JavaScript and the DOM

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Kevin Kelly, et al (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 11, 2006 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
XForms is an ideal open standards technology for collecting and submitting data from a wide variety of Web-capable platforms. Using JavaScript to edit the DOM with XForms allows a single form to accommodate multiple, site-unique submission requirements.

Ibm announces 'bulletproofed' midrange arrays

IBM announced the System Storage DS4700 Express Models 70-DC and 72-DC, which are compliant with the Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) Level 3 "hardening" requirements originally designed for the telecommunications industry. Products can be either NEBS certified or NEBS compliant, the distinction being that the former have been submitted to an independent lab for formal testing and the latter have not.

Report from the Ubuntu Developer Summit

Ubuntu developers and other interested parties from all over the world have swarmed to Google's offices in Mountain View this week for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) to plan out the next release of Ubuntu.

Debian Etch Kernels

The release of the next stable Debian version, 4.0 (code Etch) is getting closer. What changes will we see in the next Debian stable release? There are many changes, and this article will show the ones related to the Debian kernel packages that will be available in Etch.

Developing with Apache Derby – Hitting the Trifecta

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Robert Brunner (Posted by solrac on Nov 11, 2006 2:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
After you've mastered these advanced database concepts, you'll be well positioned to begin developing Java database applications with Apache Derby.

Release-critical Bugreport for November 10, 2006

Bug stampout list November 10, 2006

GNewSense joins list of FSF-approved distros

If users look beyond the splash screens and other branding, they will find almost nothing in the recently announced GNewSense distribution that is not already available in the Ubuntu Dapper Drake release. In fact, according to Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley, the Irish free software advocates behind the distribution, users may find that GNewSense detects less of their hardware than Ubuntu does -- particularly their wireless cards. So why would anyone use GNewSense?

How GPLv3 Tackles Licence Proliferation

Increased compatibility and flexibility can make the GPLv3 a viable option for more projects, which could reduce licence proliferation. Preventing licence incompatibility can also reduce the problems caused by the increasing number of licences. This article is a discussion primer for what licences, such as GPLv3, can themselves do to ease licence proliferation.

Mozilla Issues 'Critical' Security Fixes

Although the vast majority of Internet attacks are aimed at Microsoft's Internet Explorer, due to its share of the browser market and IE's tight coupling with Windows, some do target Firefox code. Browser-based attacks have become common, and the trend is fueled by "point and click" exploit-and-attack methods, as well as the increasing availability of attack code.

Why people became IT architects

  • IBM/developerWorks (Posted by solrac on Nov 10, 2006 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IT architects usually have a common love for new experiences, and new knowledge.They often may be considered rogues, but one thing is for sure they all seem to be having a wonderful time!

Selecting a flash file system for wireless devices

  • LinuxDevices.com; By Cortney Jacobsen (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 10, 2006 9:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although it is neither seen nor touched by a user, flash file system software is integral to the basic functionality of a mobile phone. This important embedded software component ensures that data can be written to the storage media, accessed by the user, and read on demand.

Ledger, the bran muffin of accounting tools

Ledger is a command-line accounting application for the hardcore financial professional. If you're an MBA who groks Emacs and regular expressions, or a kernel hacker who appreciates tax deferred accruals, you'll love this application.

Mozilla announces SeaMonkey update

Mozilla has announced updates to SeaMonkey, an unofficial, open source, all-in-one internet application for software developers.

Gnustep: A Free Software alternative to OpenStep

The popularity of OS X among geeks in recent years has led to a lot more people discovering OpenStep through Cocoa. GNUstep provides a much-needed Free Software alternative, as David Chisnall explains.

Open Source Web Browser Bundled With Corel WordPerfect Office X3

To Distribute Mozilla Firefox With Corel WordPerfect Office X3 - Home Edition

WineHQ Releases WINE 0.9.24, Better Installer Support

WineHQ has released another snapshot of their popular WINE APIs for Unix. Included in this release are the usual round of bugfixes plus additional installer support updates. Serve chilled.

Unsinkable Vista?

Vista doesn't need anti-viral software? That's what Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, said in a recent phone conference on Vista's release to manufacturing (RTM).

Open-source vendors seek help from Congress

Open-source software vendors are prodding Congress to define some legal standards to support the development and deployment of such software. The vendors, which have formed the nonprofit Open Source Initiative (OSI), are most concerned about the legal definition of open-source software. Traditionally, such vendors provide full access to the source code of their applications, allowing others to study, change and redistribute the software on their own.

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