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Brainshare Bonanza: Novell's New Products Aim To Rally The Linux ...

Novell launched its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 last week along with other products aimed at SMB customers, its traditional NetWare base and mobile users.

Zero Touch Linux

  • Technology News Daily (Posted by tadelste on Mar 26, 2006 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Zero Touch Linux (ZTL), a complete suite of back office server applications centrally controlled by a friendly web based control panel. A single installation of ZTL can act as a central File Server, Print Server, Domain Consoler, DNS, Mail Server, Database Server and Web Server. The package overcomes the traditional difficulties of deploying a Linux infrastructure by reducing the setup of multiple server types to a one time installation and configuration.

Survey: Financial IT Execs Say Jury Still Out Open Source

  • OpenEnterpriseTrends.com (Posted by tadelste on Mar 26, 2006 9:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source is gaining some mindshare among IT professionals in Financial Services sector, but has a long way to go, according to a survey released this week.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: This Is Linux at Brainshare

  • Server Watch; By Amy Newman (Posted by tadelste on Mar 26, 2006 8:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV).

Yes, like the blossoms of the flowers, the swallows of Capistrano, March Madness, and the first pitch of baseball, Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. And with it comes the not-quite-so-noble Season of the Open Source Events. In April, it will be the Boston edition of the LinuxWorld Conference and Exposition and the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego. In May, Nashville will host the 2006 Red Hat Summit.

Practical Development Environments

  • Reg Developer; By Pan Pantziarka (Posted by Herschel_Cohen on Mar 26, 2006 7:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
From soup to nuts, book review: "Practical Development Environments".

Grassroots Linux porting to HTC devices

Incredible but true: mobile Linux - ported by fans - is running on several models of HTC manufactured phones: including small phones like HTC Typhoon (Orane SPV C500, Audiovox STM 56000, etc) and big phones like HTC Universal (T-Mobile MDA Pro, i-mate JASJAR, etc)! Is Linux becoming thus a danger to Windows Mobile?

Linux desktops need more than just a pretty face

  • iTWire; By Stan Beer (Posted by tadelste on Mar 26, 2006 6:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When one launches into a critique about Linux, you really do have to be careful not offend the sensibilities of open source devotees. However, when it comes to certain things that we have come to take for granted in a Windows desktop, well there is no option but to be brutally frank. Linux has a serious problem to overcome before it can it even begin to make even tiny dents in Microsoft’s desktop dominance and the problem is usability.

Penguinating The Beast: Linux and the AMD 64

Search for Linux AMD 64 chips. Some listed, e.g. "A basic guide to AMD64 Linux, biased to Gentoo...".

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hints at possibility of Microsoft litigating against Linux

  • forbes.com; By Daniel Lyons (Posted by henke54 on Mar 26, 2006 4:54 AM EDT)
In an interview with Forbes... Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer stops short of announcing patent litigation against Linux: "Well, I think there are experts who claim Linux violates our intellectual property. I’m not going to comment. But to the degree that that’s the case, of course we owe it to our shareholders to have a strategy. And when there is something interesting to say, you’ll be the first to hear it." This is almost like announcing that there will sooner or later be an announcement of Microsoft starting patent litigation against Linux vendors and/or users.

Mozilla Firefox 2 Alpha 1 – Bon Echo Officially Launched

[F]inally given the official version of Mozilla's Firefox 2 Alpha 1, named Bon Echo.

"Bon Echo Alpha 1 is a developer preview release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only..."

Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial

Looking for an in-depth and easy to understand introduction to Linux? Then look no further Here you will find hundreds of articles on a wide range of Linux-related topics, glossary definitions, links to more information as well as a "Test Your Knowledge" sections with hundreds questions and answers.

CentOS 4.3 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir; By No author listed (Posted by linuxbeta on Mar 26, 2006 2:00 AM EDT)
Centos.org reports - The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the availability of CentOS-4.3 in the following architectures: i386 - This distribution supports AMD (K6, K7, Thunderbird, Athlon, Athlon XP, Sempron), Pentium (Classic, Pro, II, III, 4, Celeron, M, Xeon), VIA (C3, Eden, Luke, C7) processors. x86_64 - This distribution supports AMD 64 (Athlon 64, Opteron) and Intel Pentium (Xeon EM64T) processors. ia64 - This distribution supports Intel Itanium2 processors. OSDir had a peek at CentOS's latest offering in their recent CentOS 4.3 Screenshot Tour.

CheckPoint withdraws from Sourcefire acquisition

Sourcefire announced yesterday that Check Point Software Technologies has withdrawn the merger filing, and that the companies would instead pursue partnership opportunities.

New MEPIS Linux Test Version Uses Ubuntu Base

MEPIS founder Warren Woodford has announced a test release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0, incorporating software from the Ubuntu Dapper package pools. This is the first version of SimplyMEPIS with an Ubuntu base.

Internet Explorer under attack

  • DesktopLinux.com (two links) (Posted by tadelste on Mar 25, 2006 11:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft Watch reports: "That unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that we told you about earlier in the week? It's already being exploited by hackers who are using hijacked Web servers and compromised Web sites to launch a wave of attacks against Microsoft browser users."

Release of Webswell Connect 1.4.1 complex open-source ebXML ...

Finding Linux Applications (Brazilian Web Site)

Welcome to the launch of linuxappfinder.com. We are a new site devoted to making it easier to find valuable Linux applications. The database is still in its infancy and we have already identified many more programs to be added. Please check back regularly for updates.

Free software for all in Caracas

Caracas is host to the II Latin American Festival of Free Installation Software this weekend, an initiative supported by the Chávez government and designed to promote the use of alternative operating systems.

The Ministry of Science and Technology indicated that the Festival, which is taking place simultaneously in a dozen other countries in the region, is introducing Venezuelans to the advantages of free software, whose use is said to disrupt the exclusivity of “owner software” and the monopolies of multinational companies such as Mi-crosoft.

Growing Momentum for Desktop Linux/Open Source?

OSDL ran an online survey for one month, asking more than 20 questions about the way users now use desktop Linux, how company policies might effect wider desktop Linux adoption, and asked for a wish list of the most important desktop Linux apps. After reviewing more than 3300 responses, OSDL issued the following survey report that looked to answer some key questions about what is driving Linux adoption – and what are the top barriers to more desktop Linux/Open Source use.

Cuba to Participate in Latin American Festival of Free Software

  • Cuban News Agency (Posted by tadelste on Mar 25, 2006 6:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Havana, March 24 (ACN) Cuba will join other Latin American nations in a simultaneously held festival on Saturday aimed at promoting the use of free software programs; these are seen as alternatives to commercially marketed programs such as the costly Windows operating system.

The event, known as FLISOL, has been organized in Cuba by the Young Peoples Computer Club network, and will take place in community computer centers in each of the nation’s provincial capitals.

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