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SCO's Legal Wrangles Take an Odd, Personal Turn

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 9:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: SCO
What happens when a recalcitrant reporter becomes the story in the seemingly never-ending SCO-vs.-the-world saga?

Get the (real) facts!

  • http://getthefacts.nu; By jka (Posted by jka on May 11, 2005 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Microsoft is playing a high game with their 'Get the Facts'-campaign. This site show the latest Windows-to-Linux migrations and a lot of updated articles, white papers, tools, HOWTOs, success stories and tips for your migration.

IT managers just love open source

  • Techworld.com (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 8:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The use of open source software, including Linux and applications, in local authorities has a bright future, according to a survey by the Society of IT Managers. Almost 100 councils and other organisations responded to a survey by the Society, which represents those in the public sector. Sixty percent of them expected their use of open source (OS) oftware to increase. Only one per cent said they would using less OS software, while the rest will remain the same or didn't know.

IBM, Red Hat Expand Linux Deal; Szulik Talking With Microsoft?

Red Hat and IBM are expanding their relationship to drive more Linux use in mainframe computers, the companies said Tuesday. Also Tuesday, IBM confirmed its acquisition of Gluecode Software, a California-based startup focused on Linux.

TimeSys Introduces Linux Customization Solutions for Embedded Developers

  • www.timesys.com; By TimeSys (Posted by VISITOR on May 11, 2005 7:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups:
TimeSys Introduces Linux Customization Solutions for Embedded Developers

Making plans with GanttProject

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think that project management software belongs only in the realm of big corporations with huge budgets? In reality, anyone can benefit from using a project management tool. With the open source GanttProject application, you can easily keep track of big and small projects.

Linux gains another cell phone ally

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux gained another friend in the mobile phone market last week, as Qualcomm said it would support the open source operating system in its cell phone chipsets.

Hacking trail leads to Swedish teen

  • Guardian Unlimited; By Julian Borger (Posted by Armand on May 11, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Community
A Swedish teenager is being questioned over a daring internet attack that penetrated thousands of computer systems in the US, including military and Nasa websites, the FBI said yesterday.

Linspire and Micro Center Announce Expanded Desktop Linux Offerings In Response to Customer Demand

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Customer Survey Shows 75% of Computer Shoppers Interested in Linux-Based Operating Systems

Debian is Different

  • Tony's Place; By Anthony Awtrey (Posted by DaGoodBoy on May 11, 2005 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Debian
Debian is more than just a Linux distribution and using its tools to bring distribution management inside an organization can offer significant value. Franchise a Debian distribution today!

Slackware 10.1 Review

  • www.manicgeeks.com; By Robert Burns (Posted by Koriel on May 11, 2005 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Slackware
1. Introduction As most most veteran Linux users know, Slackware is the oldest Linux distribution properly-speaking in existence. To many people, "Slackware" is synonymous with "Linux". As the old saying in the Linux community goes, "If you learn Red Hat, you learn Red Hat. If you learn SuSE, you learn SuSE. But if you learn Slackware, you learn Linux."

Free Software Law Center adds Wine to client list

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), announced today that it is now providing free legal services to the Wine Project, and that this is only the beginning of what SFLC Chairman Eben Moglen described as a legal defense of the entire FOSS (free and open source software) enterprise stack.

Review: CentOS 4

Many Red Hat clones have sprung up since the company decided to stop offering free downloads of its flagship operating system. Distributions like White Box Linux, Lineox Enterprise Linux, Pie Box Enterprise Linux, and CentOS Linux are among the many projects that seek to fill the gap between Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I tested the new CentOS 4, and found it to be a worthy upgrade that brings all the goodness of RHEL to the open source community.

You Can Go Your Own (Linux) Way

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 12:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How to stray from your Linux distribution without getting lost.

Mozilla Adding Calendar To Thunderbird E-Mail Client By Year's End

While the rapid adoption of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is driven in part by the perceived security risks in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the disclosure of two critical security flaws in Firefox over the weekend makes it clear that there's no monopoly on imperfect software.

Apache prepares for open source Java

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 10:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Apache Foundation is preparing to launch an open source project to create software that is compatible with Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE). The software is needed to run Java applications on a desktop PC.

Ubuntu Linux encourages sharing and copying

Free operating system Ubuntu Linux has been heralded as one of the most exciting software projects ever created, writes Michael Herman.

Popular MEPIS Linux Goes Commercial

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Small, but well-regarded, MEPIS Linux is expanding beyond its enthusiast market to the business market with a business desktop, server and a new channel and support partner.

Linux Gets Hawaii's Records House in Order

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 8:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Case Study:The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix.

Open Source Software: Resources for Nervous Nonprofit Executives

  • Digital Divide Network (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 7:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
As I have previously pointed out, open source software (along with variants such as free software, libre software, FLOSS, FOSS, and OSS) is not a magic solution, but it can be an extremely strong option for the nonprofit/philanthropic sector.

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