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Nokia, India boost open source

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gadget maker taps Linux for a tiny tablet, as India's government pushes local versions of Firefox and more.

Defeating the no-help desk

When you're a GNU/Linux or *BSD user, tech support can be a real hassle. Not technical support for your software -- there are newsgroups, mailing lists, and message forums for that -- but support for hardware and services that officially require Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. If your hard drive dies or your Internet connection goes out, the last thing you want is the support person to hang up on you because you're using a free software operating system or some other "unsupported" variable in your computer or network. How can you successfully deal with clue-challenged phone support people?

IBM Teams with Red Hat to Boost Linux at College Level

Rochester may still be struggling to get iSeries classes on more college curricula across the country, but Big Blue envisions a far rosier reception for its latest educational push: Linux. The IBM iSeries Scholars Program — better known by its old moniker, iSeries Partners in Education (PIE) — has been contending with a lack of student interest that has forced some colleges to drop or drastically reduce their iSeries curriculum.

I'm Ready To Pick a Fight

  • http://lobby4linux.com/WordPress/; By Ken Starks aka helios (Posted by helios on May 25, 2005 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In a political sense, Microsoft can be seen or perceived as the “Evil Conservative Entity”. They pollute, steal, are convicted monopolists and yet thrive under a capitalist system that protects them from true harm or conviction.

Nokia debuts Linux-based Web device

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cell phone maker has diversified with a Linux tablet that uses Wi-Fi, but has no phone.

Entrepreneur finds success in helping open source

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Content management systems (CMS) continue to grow in popularity as a way for harried IT directors to delegate some of the labor involved with inserting content in company intranets, Web sites, e-commerce systems, and other Web operations revolving around the concept of workflow. With thousands of options available, it's difficult for a CMS shopper to evaluate those options in a timely way. Now companies looking for an open source CMS have a more efficient way to conduct the search, thanks to OpenSourceCMS.com.

Opinion: How Can Vendors Make 64-bit Computing Attractive?

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 6:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
64-bit platforms are here. The operating system of choice, Linux, is here. So what does it take to get more widespread adoption of the next generation of processing power? Rob Reilly has a few words of advice for those hardware vendors.

EU showdown over open source

  • Australian IT (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
...companies such as Microsoft and Apple argue that they need broader patent protection to prevent open-source companies, which give away their software and make money through service, from effectively expropriating their development costs.

Database Startup Unveils Open-Source Product

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Startup EnterpriseDB unveils an open source-based database that the company claims is comparable, but less expensive, than products from Oracle.

EnterpriseDB CEO: Open source databases are 'unstoppable force'

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 3:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
EnterpriseDB CEO Andy Astor saw potential in the PostgreSQL open source database. In fact, this company, which is only one year old, has bet the house on the technology, which has been developed and refined from its infancy at the hands of a few software engineers at Berkeley, Calif., over the course of the past 20 years. Astor's company is releasing a beta version of EnterpriseDB this week. He recently spoke with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, examining the future of the open source database, which he labels the 'unstoppable force' necessary to weaken the behemoths of the industry, including SQL Server and Oracle.

Open-source keeps me 'coding fit'

  • IndicThreads.com (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 2:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source software has had a major role to play in the growth of Java. Apache and in particular the Jakarta project has been the birth place of several top Java components like Struts, Ant and Tomcat. In this interview, we speak to Henri Yandell, the current chair of the Jakarta project.

Sentry CD - A different firewall approach

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you want to set up a Linux-based firewall, there's no need to run a bloated distribution that installs everything but the kitchen sink. If you are not afraid to get your hands dirty, and like having total control over your system, then Sentry Firewall CD (SFCD) is just what you need. It is a highly configurable, bootable CD that takes a minimalist approach to firewalling.

Open source through the Microsoft window

Martin Taylor, Microsoft Corp’s general manager for its platform strategy, and considered one of the software giant’s utmost authorities in its battle with Linux and the open source movement, was in town recently.

LPI Holds South African Exam Item Writing Workshop

  • I-Newswire.com (press release) (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 12:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: LPI
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification organization, worldwide, announced today that it will hold an Item Writing Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2005.

IBM Appoints Open-Source Promoter To Head Rational Software

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Danny Sabbah is a 30-year veteran of the company and an architect of its open-source policy, as well as overseer of its mainstream WebSphere middleware.

Macs replace university's Linux desktops

Hope of Linux tackling the desktop market has suffered a reality check with the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College dumping the penguin in favor of Unix cousin Mac OS X, not x86-based rival, Windows.

Sun disapprove of open source Apache Java 2 SE

  • TechSpot (Posted by dave on May 24, 2005 10:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
The latest Apache Foundation project to create an open source implementation of the Java 2 Standard Edition has not exactly received blessing from Sun Microsystems. They are expressing "serious doubts" about the usefulness of the project, and have said that they do not understand why the open source consortium was undertaking the project.

Linux creator escapes open source cull

  • ComputerWeekly.com (Posted by dave on May 24, 2005 10:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Open Source Development Labs has cut a sixth of its staff as part of a re-organisation, but senior programmer Linus Torvalds is not among those culled.

Gluecode Founder Officially Launches Open Source Investment Firm

  • socalTech.com (Posted by dave on May 24, 2005 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As reported Friday, Winston Damarillo, founder of Gluecode, has launched a new investment company backed by Redpoint Ventures and Mission Ventures. The new company is targeted at commercializing open source software projects.

FSF works on 'fully free' OpenOffice

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on May 24, 2005 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Concerns that OpenOffice will be trapped into using Sun's proprietary implementation of Java have lead the Free Software Foundation to improve its own version

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