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Reuters Partners With Novell to Offer Reuters Market Data System on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

NEW YORK, Linux on Wall Street Conference, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reuters (LSE: RTR; Nasdaq: RTRSY) and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced an alliance in support of Reuters Market Data System (RMDS) on SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server from Novell(R) for financial institutions worldwide.

My desktop OS: FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE

  • NewsForge; By Vaida Bogdan (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
I've been using FreeBSD since I dumped Linux six years ago at a friend's suggestion. I quickly learned to appreciate its intelligent design: a bare /etc where you can find only necessary system files, good use of /usr/local (most Linux distributions leave this empty and concentrate on filling /etc and /usr/*bin instead), an application system called Ports, which contains a set of scripts that download, install, and patch any program found in the /usr/ports directory, and a very good handbook.

Perl's Artistic License undergoing update

The GPL isn't the only license being revised this year. The Perl Foundation has published its drafts of the Artistic License 2.0 and Contributor License Agreement for public comment.

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Microsoft vs. EC: Day two MS questions EC data

Open Source Storage’s OSFiler Chosen For NAB-HD Pavilion’s ...

Open Source Storage (OSS's new OSFiler NAS/SAN storage appliance was chosen by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to be a part of this year’s NAB-HD Pavilion at NAB 2006.

When is an application not an application?

MS vs. EC: Day Two Judges move... and speak!

Making wireless work in Africa

  • Tectonic.co.za; By Alastair Otter (Posted by dcparris on Apr 26, 2006 12:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WiMax may hold promise for connecting all Africans to the Internet and each other in the near future but it is not ready for prime time yet, says Bushnet director Malcolm Brew. Speaking at the WiMax/CDMA forum in Johannesburg yesterday Brew warned against making expensive wireless mistakes and offered insight into making wireless projects sustainable in African rural environments.

Linux Networx partners with CEI to power 2X visualization power of ...

  • Carolina Newswire (press release); By Press Release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
SALT LAKE CITY -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, announced a new partnership with Computational Engineering International (CEI), a leader in visualization software, to deliver a family of application-tuned, tightly integrated, compute and visualization systems. These high performance systems will provide a new approach to visualization, offering two times the power of legacy visualization systems at reduced cost. Linux Networx visualization systems will scale from the department level to large visualization centers, enabling users across industry, government and research environments to visualize scientific datasets containing tens of millions, and even billions, of polygons.

'Geocoding' mapping software goes open-source

  • CNET News.com; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 11:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SRC will release code for organizing data to be displayed on mapping services.

How to use open source with confidence

  • ComputerWeekly.com; By James Duffett-Smith (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
Open source software allows businesses to use cutting edge code without licence fees. Sadly nothing comes for free, and a lot of scaremongering has followed its rise.

Aspect Software Breaks Down Last Barrier With Open Source IP PBX ...

  • Market Wire (press release); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
WESTFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/25/2006 -- Aspect Software, Inc., the world's largest company solely focused on the contact center, today announced it will provide and support the Digium open source internet protocol (IP) PBX, the Asterisk Business Edition -- a professional-grade version of the industry's first open source IP PBX -- for customers of its Unified and Signature product lines.

Test It Out: Early Access Book Programs

  • Linux Journal; By Pat Eyler (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Get involved now that publishers are beginning to take advantage of beta testing cycles for their upcoming titles.

Virtualizing

Yesterday, I splitted up a machine for virtual hosting & development purposes. I used Xen 3.0.2-2 for it, and everything went well.

Linspire: The Revolutionary Linux

Pamela Jones unfairly raked Linspire over the coals with this article, Freespire: A Linux Distro For When You Couldn't Care Less About Freedom. PJ, when you're right (which is most of the time) you're awesome, and when you're wrong you're awesomely wrong. Here is why.

Ie 7, Microsoft you must be kidding

The last time I did a review of a browser beta, I'm embarrassed to say I got it wrong. My apologies to Opera 9 fans. Your favourite browser is lightning fast - I just didn't wait for my cache to catch up. I still prefer the Firefox interface and I reckon the speed is comparable. Oh that's right, this article is supposed to be about the latest Internet Explorer 7 beta. In my opinion, it's a dog. It's slow and I hate the user interface.

Killing With Linux: A Primer

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 6:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
So there you are, dutifully wading through the documentation for whatever gnarly Linux application you're rassling into submission. You're running commands and editing configuration files and things are working and life is good. Until -- yes, you knew the good times weren't going to last -- until you hit the dreaded "send the process a SIGHUP" instruction.

Goodbye, Mr. McNealy

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Sun
Never forget that while he was unable to right Sun in recent years, McNealy wasn't just an industry giant, he changed the IT world forever.

KDE 3: All About the Apps - Part 2

  • KDE Dot News; By Carsten Niehaus (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Two weeks ago, you read about several apps which keep KDE 3.5 alive. Today's issue of the mini-series provides even more reasons to love KDE. Covered applications include Krita, the image and painting application, Guidance, a configuration tool, frontends to Beagle and finally Scribus, the Qt-based DTP application.

First Colombian Linux SBC runs Debian

A graduate student in Colombia has developed a small ARM9 SBC (single-board computer) that runs Debian Linux. Carlos Camargo says he built his ECB_AT91 board for a doctoral research project in swarm robotics. He claims his design to be the first Linux-enabled SBC developed in Colombia.

Day one at the Desktop Linux Summit

SAN DIEGO -- The Desktop Linux Summit (DLS) 2006 kicked off yesterday in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. The summit, now in its fourth year, was created by Linspire, but it has outgrown its uni-distro roots, with sponsors and speakers coming from competing Linux vendors such as Mandriva, Novell, Red Hat, and Ubuntu. An opening day crowd of more than 600 attendees heard a range of speakers reflecting that diversity.

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