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Avg UK Underlines Support For Open Source Community With Launch Of ...

IT Backbones writes: "At this year’s LinuxWorld Show AVG UK, the official UK partner for Grisoft, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus family of software products, will introduce the first commercially developed Linux antivirus product to be available free for Linux users at home."

"The free Linux antivirus software, called AVG Free Edition for Linux, is one of several new Linux initiatives aimed at making Grisoft the number one provider of antivirus software for the Linux community. AVG Free for Linux is the only program for Linux that self-updates the software as well as the virus updates."

Grisoft has provided a quality anti-virus product for other home desktop users. Perhaps they might get ahead of the curve this time.

Breezy, breezy everywhere

In addition to the Ubuntu Breezy for AMD, Intel and PowerPCs announced yesterday, a volunteer group has ported the Debian-based distribution to Intel's 64-bit architecture, HPPA and UltraSparc.

New national center to assist governments with open source applications

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 14, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The National Center for Open Source Policy and Research (NCOSPR) was launched today at the first Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) at Oregon State University, a meeting of more than 200 representatives of government entities and software developers hosted by the university's Open Source Lab (OSL).

Zend releases PHP tools for Oracle

Zend Technologies releases supported-PHP for Oracle on Linux, AIX and Solaris to aid developers in building enterprise web applications. The company says the updated OCI8 driver included in this release also makes for easier and more reliable connections to Oracle.

Acer unveils Aspire SA 60 PC

  • DQ Channels; By Acer India (Posted by tadelste on Oct 14, 2005 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Using the Linux operating system, the Aspire SA 60 has a 15" silver and black combo TFT monitor with in-built speakers. The TFT technology with MPRII Certification is safe for children, even for extended periods of viewing movies or playing games. Available at Rs 29,999 Acer will also give a Powertainment CD gift pack of 11 CDs worth Rs 3,000, containing encyclopedias for children, advanced puzzle games for adults and a host for thrilling games and movies like Mowgli, Lord of the Rings and Munna Bhai MBBS.

Google Updates Firefox Toolbar

  • WebProNews; By David Utter (Posted by tadelste on Oct 14, 2005 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google has announced via a post in its blog an update to its useful toolbar for Firefox, and made all of its features available on that browser.

It Salaries Heading North in 2006

  • InternetNews.com; By Lynn Haber (Posted by tadelste on Oct 14, 2005 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
October 13, 2005: With demand for IT talent finally catching up with supply, companies can expect to pay more for help in the coming year.

Canonical Launches Ubuntu 5.10 - Possibly the World's Favourite ...

Ubuntu 5.10 is now available. Aimed at both desktop and server installations, this latest version includes many new features for usability and ease of use. Also launched today are Kubuntu and Edubuntu.

Comment of the Day - October 14, 2005 Responding to the Ugly Penguin

NoDough writes: "Follow the above link, pull up the full story, scroll down toward the bottom and look at the photo of the ugly penguin. This penguin shows up on hundreds of eWeek pages, and is it ugly!"

"There are other examples of this, and I wonder how we as a community should react."

Since I've only been on the job a month, I needed time to learn the intracacies of this site. We're seeing a response to the quality of Lxer by increasing statistics. Soon, we should seize the moment and become a voice of reason and influence. -Tom Adelstein Editor in Chief

Second-tier Linux makers release new products

Ubuntu debuts Breezy Badger, while Mandriva offers three versions with support for wireless networking, other features.

Xara leaps into open source community

After nearly 25 years as a proprietary software company, Xara is throwing itself headfirst into the open source community with two announcements that could have a significant impact on the vector graphics software landscape.

JBoss takes SOA step closer to IBM

  • The Register; By Gavin Clarke in San Francisco (Posted by tadelste on Oct 14, 2005 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, JBoss; Story Type: News Story
When IBM bought JBoss's application server rival Gluecode earlier this year, JBoss's chief executive, Marc Fleury, was characteristically unphased. he took time out to ensure there was no hasty response to IBM's predatory move.

Now he's back with plans to take JBoss further away from its original incarnation as an "open source application server company" and deeper into Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) as a provider of business process tools and infrastructure.

Red Hat Launches Linux Security Certification Program

The performance-based test is the first to focus on enterprise Linux server security, the software company said. (The Channel Insider)

What Is the Linux Desktop

  • Linux DevCenter; By Jono Bacon (Posted by tadelste on Oct 14, 2005 2:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Much has been made of predictions about the "year of the Linux desktop," but what is the Linux desktop, why should we use it, and why should you care? Jono Bacon takes a look at development of the Linux desktop, from its roots to its apps to its future prospects. Jono is the author of Linux Desktop Hacks.

Kubuntu 5.10 Released With KDE 3.4.3

Kubuntu has released Kubuntu 5.10, including the newly released KDE 3.4.3. Significant additions in this release include Adept package manager and Guidance configuration tools.

Finding voice codecs for free software

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 14, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a recent article about VoIP softphones, I touched on the problem of proprietary, patent-encumbered codecs. To recap, the point was that a triumph of open protocols, like Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Inter-Asterisk EXchange (IAX), is hollow if the marketplace standardizes on closed, proprietary codecs for delivering the voice data itself. But how do you find the good free codecs? Here are some options.

Mandriva Linux 2006 available for net-install

CD/DVD ISO images are not ready yet. In order to install, users need to download the floppy or the CD image from the install directory and proceed with a network install. Following that, it's possible to install more than 12,000 application packages online, the French-based company said.

Device profile: Securetex MDVR-4120

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by tadelste on Oct 14, 2005 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Securtex International has used embedded Linux to build a rugged DVR (digital video recorder) targeting vehicle surveillance and operator management applications. The MDVR-4120 is optionally available with GPS, WiFi, and cellular networking, and besides surveilling passengers, can be used to "condition" drivers into safer habits,

Linux Advisory Watch - October 14, 2005

This week, advisories were released for mason, cpio, dia, masqmail, shorewall, tcpdump, openvpn, up-imapproxy, ethereal, weex, py2play, graphviz, xloadimage, xli, xine-lib, hylafax, Ruby, SVG, hexlix player, uw-imap, openssl, thunderbird, binutils, and libuser. The distributors include Debian, Gentoo, and Red Hat.

Linspire goes to school

Linspire Inc. appears to be making an effort to become the "Education Linux" distribution of choice. The desktop Linux software maker Thursday launched a new, low-cost licensing program for schools that wish to install a Linux desktop as an alternative to the more costly Microsoft Windows

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