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Intel Aims to Breach Digital Divide With Linux-Based Mobile PC

Tentative designs call for a machine that uses one-tenth of the power of conventional laptops, a 7-inch screen and the Linux operating system. The project's partners include Google and AMD.

Covalent Technologies and Chariot Solutions Deliver Complete Solutions

Covalent announced a strategic partnership with Chariot Solutions on Apache Geronimo support

Red Hat Strengthens Partner Network in N. India

Red Hat, the global provider of open source to the enterprise, announced that they have welcomed four new resellers as Red Hat Ready Business Partners to cater to markets in northern India.

US in open source backlash

Think of the children

WCIT The US has fallen way behind other nations with regard to its embrace of open source technology, and the situation may only get worse. Open source coders face their grandest test to date as organizations place more and more scrutiny on the origins and value of FOSS (free and open source software) products.

Case STUDY: Chevron data centers looking to leverage hierarchical ...

Chevron has two U.S. data centers - one in Houston, Texas, and the other 1600 miles away in San Ramon, California. These data centers are the centralized service hubs for the business units located in their respective areas.

Meet The Legal Team Stalking Yahoo-Overture

Pay-per-click fraud. First, Google was on the hook. Now it's Yahoo's turn. The plaintiffs charge Yahoo enabled all manner of it. Anybody can file a lawsuit. But to assess Yahoo's chances of getting off, you need to see who they're up against. After taking a look at each of these battle-hardened class-action litigators, you'll probably conclude that Yahoo's going to be writing a real big check.

Xitimonitor: "The 20% rate of Firefox use is crossed for half the European countries"

  • xitimonitor.com; By XiTi (Posted by hkwint on May 5, 2006 1:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
The 'new' XiTi-report about Firefox-usage worldwide is in, and it shows us Finland has lost is lead in Firefox-usage to Slovenia. Three countries have have more than 30% usage of Firefox now: Slovenia, Finland and Croatia, while the European average is 19,4%.
Usage in the continent of Northern America is 15,6% now.

[ The report is a few weeks old, but I thought our readers might like it anyway. The survey was based on 268M visits to the websites audited by XiTi during a full week.
Note to our American readers: Please read a point where this report states a comma. - hkwint ]

Openwater Solutions And Zabbix Partner To Bring Open-Source Multi ...

OpenWater Solutions has announced its partnership with Zabbix. OpenWater Solutions and Zabbix have partnered to deliver Zabbix's open-source multi-platform monitoring system which effectively monitors application, servers and network devices of enterprise IT infrastructure irrespective of its complexity and types of hardware platforms and operating systems, to North America.

Atmel adds Linux support to ARM processors

Atmel has announced that it has chosen TimeSys, the embedded Linux specialist, as the source of the primary Linux distribution mechanism for their latest ARM-based processors.

Ie7 Beta 2 Breaks Outlook Web Links

  • InformationWeek; By Antone Gonsalves (Posted by dcparris on May 4, 2006 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The problem has been a topic of discussion of newsgroups on Microsoft's support site. The issue--broken Web links in messages--affects at least Outlook 2000 and 2003, and similar problems were also reported on Outlook Express.

[Just when I was looking to start a humor column... - dcparris]

Online Census Discriminates Against Open Source Users

In 2006, Canadians can fill out their census forms online for the first time -- but not if they use GNU/Linux, or are free software advocates who prefer not to install a proprietary version of Java. The situation raises questions of open access to government that are familiar to most of the free and open source software (FOSS) communities, all the more so because other government services are implementing systems with the same limitations.

OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin

' I have just heard from the OpenDocument Foundation's Gary Edwards, with news about a plugin the Foundation is offering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in response to the Commonwealth's request for information on any plugin that could "allow Microsoft Office to easily open, render, and save to ODF files, and also allow translation of documents between Microsoft's binary (.doc, .xls, .ppt) or XML formats and ODF."'

[May 3 - Massachusetts requests plugin. May 4 - Plugin offered. Earlier story linked from this one.]

Are Freespires Proprietary Packages a Problem?

Although I can't say much for their choice of a name, Linspire will soon have a cost-free variation available. Freespire aims to offer up all the binary/proprietary package goodness of Linspire in an even lower cost package. Is it's proprietary-ness a problem?

LinuxCult : A Review of Bluefish

  • LinuxCult.com; By abhishek (Posted by linuxfora on May 4, 2006 7:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Bluefish, the GTK-based text editor tailored for dynamic web programming, includes most standard features like syntax highlighting and multiple documents, but also some very neat features such as integrated documentation, boilerplate code, and dialogs and wizards. In this article, we will evaluate Bluefish's unique features as well as its shortcomings.

Learning the lesson: open content licensing

The need for an appropriate open content license was felt from the earliest days. Strangely, it was not Richard Stallman who filled this gap: the honor for the creation of the first formal non-software open license goes to David Wiley.

Sporting goods retailer now sporting Linux everywhere

  • NewsForge; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by dcparris on May 4, 2006 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
When Backcountry.com, an outdoor sporting goods retailer, was looking for shopping cart software, it picked an open source application called Interchange. It worked so well that the company began an enterprise-wide migration to open source software that has Linux running everywhere, from the servers to the desktops.

Convergence comes of age

Foreword: In this guest column, David Wood, co-founder and executive vice president of research at Symbian, explains why increasingly powerful and useful smartphones are beginning to proliferate. Noting the different categories of devices that smartphones are likely to supersede -- such as music players, games consoles, messaging terminals and digital

Dos flaw hits Linux kernel

A flaw in the Linux kernel could be exploited by malicious users to cause a denial of service attack.

Open Source and the Profit Motive

With corporations prowling for multimillion dollar open source buyout prospects, it is becoming clearer than ever that open source software – software you can download, use and modify for no charge – has the potential to generate serious profits for corporations clever enough to figure out how to make it pay.

Mysql releases security patch

  • ComputerWorld; By Elizabeth Montalbano (Posted by dcparris on May 4, 2006 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
MAY 04, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - MySQL AB this week issued a security patch for multiple vulnerabilities in its MySQL open-source database. The MySQL 5.0.21 update patches three flaws that affect versions 4.0.26, 4.1.18, 5.0.20 and 5.1.9, as well as prior versions of the company's database, according to security company FrSIRT.com.

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