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Sabayon Linux 1.0 Business Edition Screenshots

Sabayon Linux has released a "business edition" of its popular LiveDVD distribution known for its use of desktop accelerated effects and being based upon Gentoo. Sabayon Linux 1.0 Business Edition ships without the eye candy and games and is for when art meets business. This business edition ships with an optimized server profile, the Linux 2.6.22 kernel, and the latest proprietary display drivers. An easy firewall management package, KMyFirewall, has also been included.

Linux: KVM Adds Support For SMP Guests

A recently merged KVM patchset included support for guest SMP, various performance improvements, and suspend/resume fixes. KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, "a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions".

GnuCash 2.2.0 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.0, the new stable release of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software. With this new release series, GnuCash is available on Microsoft Windows for the first time, and it also runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac OSX.

Linux: PlugSched, Pluggable CPU Schedulers

Updating the pluggable scheduler patches for the 2.6.22 kernel, Peter Williams noted, "probably the last one now that CFS is in the main line". CFS author Ingo Molnar asked, "why is CFS in mainline a problem? The CFS merge should make the life of development/test patches like plugsched conceptually easier." Peter explained, "it means a major rewrite of the plugsched interface and I'm not sure that it's worth it (if CFS works well). However, note that I did say probably not definitely :-). I'll play with it and see what happens."

Living with a Computer--in 1982

  • The Atlantic Monthly; By James Fallows (Posted by gus3 on Jul 18, 2007 7:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
"I'd sell my computer before I'd sell my children. But the kids better watch their step. When have the children helped me meet a deadline? When has the computer dragged in a dead cat it found in the back yard?"

Mozilla Firefox Released with Fix for firefoxurl:// Exploit

Mozilla Firefox has been released and is currently being distributed to Firefox 2 users via the application's built-in software update system. The browser upgrade fixes several security bugs, which are detailed in the Firefox section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. Firefox includes a fix for the firefoxurl:// security exploit, which allows an attacker to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to trick Firefox into executing malicious code.

Newbie flunks firefox update

OK, Desktop Linux heads, I'm a confessed newbie trying to switch to Linux from XP. My simplyMEPIS install from an ISO went well, but now, on day two, my attempts to install the just-released Firefox update have failed.

More Pragmatic Questions about F/OSS on Proprietary Platforms

Thanks to everyone who commented on The Dubious Benefits of Porting F/OSS to Windows. There are a lot of good points in the comments. For example, Simon Hibbs responded that more users of a piece of software increased the value of that software. This is important for programs that follow open standards, such as Mozilla Firefox, or and Abiword. In one sense, I see the value of open standards and unfettered access to data as more important than the four software freedoms. If I had to choose one over the other, I’d choose open standards… but I think that’s a false dilemma.

Pan - a feature-rich newsreader for Linux

If you still visit Usenet or occasionally participate in its discussions and newsgroups, you can get by with Linux newsgroup readers that are integrated into browsers or email clients such as Thunderbird, Evolution, and the Opera Web browser. But if you're an advanced user who wants a more feature-rich newsreader, you need Pan.

Retiring the sparc32 port

For the last couple of years the sparc32 port did not have an active upstream maintainer, so the task of kernel maintenance has been shifted on to the developers and contributors, working on Debian's sparc port. It was suggested that support for it should be dropped in the next Debian's release. While there were a few objections, nobody stepped up to the plate and volunteered to become a new sparc32 maintainer. Thus, the only option we have at this point is to officially declare that lenny will not include support for sparc32 hardware.

Open News Podcast Episode 20 Released

This week on Open News Intel And OLPC Join Forces, Open Source Adoption In Italy And Japan, Flash For Linux Vulnerabilities, A new Scheduler For The Linux Kernel, Easy TV To Replace Zap2it, BBC Gets An Ear Full From Open Source Users, GnuCash 2.2.0 release and Wine-Doors.

Open XML Suffers a Setback on the Road to ISO Ratification

A U.S. vote on whether or not to support the application for ISO approval failed to pass.

Firefox eats into IE share in Europe

A recent report showed that Firefox now accounts for almost 28% of the European browser market while Internet Explorer's dominance is begin to wane with 66.5%. XiTi monitor reported that behind these two browsers were Opera, Safari and Netscape, with 3.5%, 1.7% and 0.3% respectively.

Software Freedom Day 2007 - Bigger than ever!

September 15th marks Software Freedom Day, the world's largest celebration and outreach effort about why transparent and sustainable technologies like Free & Open Source Software are so important. Community groups in more than 80 countries organise local activities and programs on Software Freedom Day to educate the wider public about free software: what it is, how it works and its relationship to human rights and sustainability. We already have over 140 teams around the world registered: join them in spreading the word! Registrations for Software Freedom Day teams that want to receive a free SFD team pack close in two weeks, so register now!

System logging explained in Linux

  • (Posted by dsTst on Jul 18, 2007 12:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In linux, a variety of log files are maintained. And its understanding is often vital for troubleshooting system problems. This article explains the different log files maintained in Linux and how to make good use of them.

Installing The PHP-MemCache Module On CentOS 5.0

  • HowtoForge; By Tim Haselaars (Posted by falko on Jul 18, 2007 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP, Red Hat
MemCached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. In this article I explain how you can very easily install it and make it avaible in PHP.

Web 2.0 shows its data muscle

Mashups are, of course, the "new black" in the world of web services, but building them does mean getting access to data on different databases and services - and that can sometimes be a bit of a problem. So a web server that is aimed at making that task a great deal easier may be worth a look. That is one of the main claims being made for Version 2 of Sri Lanka-based WSO2's Web Services Application Server (WSAS). The company claims it is the first to feature data services that easily tap relational databases for mashups, together with Eclipse integration to let developers work directly in the IDE, and the first clustering available on a web services server.

Oracle signs Symantec to ULN

Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) has landed its third big partner since a launch nine months ago that had Wall St predicting Red Hat's impending death. The market's number-one database vendor announced on Tuesday that Symantec has certified its datacenter software with Oracle's Enterprise Linux alternative to Red Hat. Symantec follows in the footsteps of EMC and Hitachi Data Systems.

The Back-to-Basic Tech Guide | What is Virtualization?

Welcome to The Red Hat Back-To-Basic Tech Guide. With the recent buzz in the marketplace around the term "Virtualization", you may be wondering what Virtualization really is. Why is Virtualization so critical to the success of companies? To help you appreciate Virtualization better, we have developed this back-to-basic guide that will give you a better view of this technology in order for you to turn buzz-word into an effective and efficient way to manage and grow your business, virtually anywhere!

Xandros bundles NoMachine thin-client server

Linux distributor Xandros along with NoMachine, maker of NX virtualization desktop, remote access and server management software, will announce on July 18 that NoMachine's NX Enterprise Server will start shipping immediately with Xandros Server 2.0.

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