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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.

Local councils get the hots for Linux

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 6:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Local authorities in the UK are embracing Linux and other Open Source operating systems and applications, a probe by the Society of IT Managers has shown.

Microsoft Study Favors Linux

  • CXOlinux; By Anonymous (Posted by VISITOR on May 10, 2005 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Latest Microsoft sponsored benchmarks conducted by Veritest gives enterprises all the more reason to consider Linux as a serious alternative.

New Members to 'Enrich' ObjectWeb

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
French open-source software consortium ObjectWeb announces new members from France, as well as Italy, and a new agreement with a Chinese research center.

IBM Expected to Buy Start-Up to Advance Open-Source Strategy

  • New York Times (Posted by dave on May 10, 2005 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM is increasingly betting that it can build a big business around open-source software. The latest step in that strategy is the purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up.

Novell acquires Linux security company

Snags Immunix, a small company that sells software designed to improve the security of programs running on Linux servers.

Intel forms internal open-source group

Move is part of an effort to bring Linux closer to parity with competing products from Microsoft.

Mozilla Expands International Affiliate In Europe

Expansion of Mozilla's non-profit international affiliate in Europe as worldwide Firefox downloads surpass 50 million.

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