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Red Hat Joins Interop Vendor Alliance

Red Hat today announced it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance, an industry-wide organization working to connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability. Red Hat's membership in the alliance builds on the interoperability work started by the JBoss Division 18 months ago to optimize JBoss Enterprise Middleware on the Windows platform.

Akademy 2007 Call for Sponsorship

The organisers of Akademy 2007 have put out a Call for Sponsorship. Akademy is the KDE World Summit, this year taking place in Glasgow at the end of June. Sponsorship is an opportunity to promote your company or product to the developers, users, deployers and consultants who will attend the conference. It will also provide a marketing avenue for your company to the thousands who read our website and publications. Most importantly, it gives vital support which ensures that hundreds of KDE contributors can meet together to plan the future of the free desktop. If your company would like to sponsor Akademy contact us at If you know any companies in your local area who could also be potential Akademy sponsors please let us know too.

Linuxworld preview: Sun dishes on Linux identity management

Identity management is the bane of IT administrators' existence if they're presiding over heterogeneous Windows and Linux environments. The hang up arrives when they attempt to synch Linux boxes with Active Directory, or try to manage those servers from a central point.

Eight nations to test 2,500 OLPC Linux laptops

The One Laptop Per Child project will ship nearly 2,500 of its $150 laptops to eight nations this month, Reuters reported today. The experiment is a prelude to mass production of the kid-friendly, lime-green-and-white laptops scheduled to begin in July, when 5 million will be built.

Klik: the un-packaging system

Klik is unique among software installation systems for Linux, in that each package installed through klik is self-contained, isolated from the rest of the operating system. Klik isn't a package management system; rather it's an application that lets you download and run software without installing it.

Ubuntu says no to non-free video drivers for Feisty

Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman has announced two Ubuntu Technical Board decisions that will affect the upcoming Feisty Fawn release, due out in April of this year. For the Feisty release, proprietary video drivers are out of the default install, and the PowerPC port of Ubuntu is being downgraded to an unofficial release.

Ubuntu Reverts Video Driver Stance

  •; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Feb 13, 2007 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Moments ago hitting the ubuntu-announce-list is word that the upcoming 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" release will not include the closed-source ATI and NVIDIA display drivers by default. There was much controversy behind this decision of whether to include the ATI and NVIDIA binary blobs and enable them by default; so that its users can immediately benefit from Composite and desktop effects. Like existing releases, the proprietary video drivers will be easily available through their repositories, but they will NOT be activated by default.

Trustix Secure Linux 3.0.5 RC 2

And here we go with the last release candidate before we explode with the final of 3.0.5. With special requests we have added something newer and more:..

ISO and OOXML: Fact and Fancy

Given that there has been a fair amount of information, disinformation, and supposition flying around, I thought that I should share some additional details that I've learned relating to the contradictions received by JTC 1 regarding Ecma 376 (nee Microsoft OOXML).

Review: Frets on Fire

You suck on electric guitar. If you are not aware of that now, you will be after playing Frets on Fire -- a cross-platform, GPLed music game from Unreal Voodoo, where your PC's keyboard is the instrument and you play lead.

Debian Linux file and print server: NFS, CUPS, LPR

Setting up a home LAN on Debian sharing directories with Linux clients and your printer to Windows and Linux clients.

Groundwork ships new open source IT management suite

IT management software specialist GroundWork Open Source will today begin shipping the latest version of its systems and network management suite GroundWork Monitor in the UK. Tony Barbagallo, vice president of product management at the company, said version five of GroundWork Monitor featured new service level availability reporting capabilities and a dashboard designer that allows users to tailor the suite's monitoring dashboard for different users

Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubuntu

  • (Posted by gg234 on Feb 13, 2007 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux

Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubuntu.

Linux Appliances Get New rPaths

The Linux appliance market for the most part has been more about building appliances than managing them. Today, rPath is taking care of both. The Linux appliance vendor is making announcements on both the building and maintenance of Linux appliance fronts. The rPath Appliance Platform extends the manageability of the Linux appliance for a more complete lifecycle, though rPath's founder and CEO admits there is still much to be done.

SCaLE 5x: Pictures

LXer Feature: 13-Feb-2007

Here are the pictures I took while at SCaLE 5x with some brief descriptions.

Open source software lets Genuitec forgo venture capital

One business that relies heavily on open source software is Genuitec, the company that produces the proprietary subscription-based MyEclipse interactive development environment. Low-cost MyEclipse adds functionality to Eclipse, an open source application development software framework. Genuitec co-founder and Vice President of Technology Todd Williams says his company is able to keep prices affordable because it avoided using venture capital money, and because Genuitec itself is built completely on open source.

Geeks and suites to mingle at Open Tuesday

The Open Tuesday concept has reached South Africa and will kick off on March 13. Started in Finland, the fortnightly free events offers a chance for geeks and business people to meet.

50 000 Linux Desktops deployed in Brazil

  • EnabledPeople; By Tim King (Posted by tkroot on Feb 13, 2007 2:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
BitWay Computadores, EnabledPeople and IMTECH Brazil companies today announced that they made large PC desktops deployments for Ā«Computers for AllĀ» Brazil federal government program. Ready PC solution provided by Bitway includes preinstalled Linux XP Desktop operating system developed by EnabledPeople and supported by IMTECH. Estimated month deployment is about 10000 desktops with 50000 desktops already delivered.

Open News Podcast Episode 3 Released

This week on Open News we cover stories on Microsoft OpenXML, Sun's ODF Converter, Linspire and Ubutu and much more.

Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian

  • (Posted by gg234 on Feb 13, 2007 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian

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