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HP offers open-source software bundles

Hewlett-Packard plans to package their products in bundles called HP's Open Source Integrated Portfolio, the computer maker plans to announce Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo Tuesday. The bundles combine open-source "building blocks"--including the JBoss Application Server, JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite, and Symas' Connexitor Directory Services software--with Linux, Windows or HP's version of Unix, HP-UX.

Microsoft Fallout: Rep. DeLay Won't Seek Reelection

We received an email from Dr. Nelson this evening alerting us to the pending resignation of Tom DeLay. Dr. Nelson serves as an advocate for unemployed technology workers who have lost their jobs as a result of cheap labor furnished by H-1B workers. He has found that Microsoft lobbied for increases in worker Visa programs while obliterating the workforce protections of the Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967, as Amended. The Act designates U.S. citizens over age 40 as a "protected class" so designated to insure US supremacy in the field of technology innovation.

Many believe that Microsoft's intent in lobbying for H1B Visas had more to do with destroying the pool of knowledgeable programmers and administrators familiar with the UNIX operating system than in finding technology workers.

You can visit Dr. Nelson's web site to find extensive research and information putting our friends in Redmond in the forefront of the DeLay-Abramoff affair. Meanwhile, we will continue to monitor these events with the help of Dr. Nelson.

Vendors, Customers Should Set Xen Standards High

Opinion: A specter of vendor-introduced incompatibilities looms, but an appropriate level of Xen standardization will carry the day.

Customizing Ubuntu

  Thunderbird Latest Version   Simple steps to install version 1.5 with previously used data and configuration files. A few words about extending the customization to enable a few nice features.

Simple and Easy Linux File System diagram

When you click on the link below, you are presented with a graphical display of the structure of the entire Linux file structure. For those of you (like me) who are primarily visual learners, this will make a lot more sense than struggling through text or verbal descriptions of where to find what on Linux.

If you are going to print it, I suggest you use a landscape orientation for best results. A handy little "quick guide" to use if you're studying. -Trip

Virtualization start-ups hit reset button

Virtual Iron and XenSource, two contenders in a hot market, will tell LinuxWorld faithful their new ways to take on VMware.

Linux developer sets own hours, but his days are grueling, nonstop

S oftware developer Chris Wright works from home in Northeast Portland, and his boss is more than 2,500 miles away in Boston. But that doesn't mean Wright gets to take it easy.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 9 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir (Posted by linuxbeta on Apr 3, 2006 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE
DistroWatch reports - I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename 'Agama Lizard' Beta9. Please read the complete list of known issues. We've created a repository with some non-OSS software. The same software is also available via two non-OSS CDs that can be used during installation as add-on media. There's one media for both i386 and x86-64 and one for PowerPC. Have a lot of fun!

OSDir toured this beautiful SUSE beta in their SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 9 Screenshot Tour.

Novell Announces New Programs, Services Under Development

At the annual LinuxWorld Conference, Novell discusses its OpenSUSE build service as part of a new Linux build service framework that will become the development platform for future SUSE Linux distributions.

Open Source For Perimeter Security

[M]ost major open source projects are very tightly managed highly disciplined teams. This article gives examples of very successful Open Source security projects — netfilter and Snort — and also describes some weaknesses that need to be addressed by IT organizations or vendors.

SFLC Establishes Conservancy to Give Aid to Developers

The Software Freedom Law Center has set up the Conservancy to provide financial and administrative services to open-source developers.

Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually

The Windows giant will support customers that run Red Hat and SuSE Linux in Virtual Server 2005 R2, which will now be offered as a free download.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 40

Welcome to our issue number 40 of Fedora Weekly

Ibm Announces 'Migrate to the Penguin' Initiative

IBM has announced the 'Migrate to the Penguin' initiative to help customers move from Microsoft Exchange to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino on Linux quickly and easily. The new initiative is an expansion of IBM's Move2Lotus program, which now includes more than 100 IBM Business Partners helping customers migrate to Lotus Notes and Domino and developing migration tools to help customers make the transition.

Open Source Moonlighters Need A Boost

What FLOSS moonlighters with separate day jobs need are more friendly companies willing to help them bridge the gap by sharing tech support services. Recently, this can be done more cheaply than ever...

CLI Magic: When

If you're the type of geek who likes tools and apps that are fast and lean, and you're not afraid of getting a little CLI under your fingernails, When is a good choice for your personal calendar. Even better, it's easy enough to install and use, and well enough documented, that you don't have to be a geek to take advantage of it.

LinuxWorld: Virtualization Bake-In Off and Running

Red Hat, Novell and a host of other Linux players are lining up to add virtualization technology into the OS kernel, but the reaction is mixed. Is open-source virtualization a threat to VMware?

Marketing vs. Intention

We're at the end of the Marketing Era. What will it take for the Market Era to begin?

[Variation on the theme of Customer Entrapment.]

Case Study II: A National Archive Moves to ODF

  •; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 3, 2006 7:18 AM EDT)
Last week, the City of Bristol, England, anounced that it would convert its 5,500 desktops from Microsoft Office to Sun's StarOffice. Now, the National Archives of Australia (NAA) has announced that it will move its digital archives program to OpenOffice 2.0.

Little Things Will Soon Make A Big Difference

For practical purposes, Firefox was the shot across their bow, and as cavalier as they treated it, Mozilla has shaken them. Their shareholders are nervous, the rank and file CodeMeisters are in revolt, and Microsoft has again delayed the premiere of Windows Vista. All the ingredients are there for a hard fall at Microsoft...someone just has to stir the pot.

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