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Open Source Grid Community Releases Latest Toolkit

The Globus Consortium of enterprise grid vendors – including IBM, Intel, HP, and Sun -- this week released an upgraded Globus Toolkit. GT4 sports better support for web services and security standards, and should better enable devs to build Open Source grid applications.

Simplify Network Programming with libCURL

  • (Posted by dave on May 6, 2005 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The curl command-line utility is a fantastic way to download data from all kinds of repositories via HTTP, FTP, LDAP, and more. It's not just a utility, though. The back-end library libCURL allows you to make your programs URL aware, publishing and retrieving data over HTTP and http://FTP. Ethan McCallum demonstrates how easy it is to use.

Countdown to OpenSolaris -- An Enterprise IT FAQ

  • (Posted by dave on May 6, 2005 6:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Gentoo
As Sun counts down to the June 30 deadline for releasing the full Solaris 10 codeset to Open Source, Open Enterprise Trends spoke with the Sun exec responsible for the hand-over. OET asked Sun’s Operating Platforms Group vice president Tom Goguen key questions submitted by IT and OEM execs about how OpenSolaris might change their IT shops, the way they deploy and upgrade software, and the way they work with Sun.

Mepis Linux partners with Technalign.

  • (Posted by VISITOR on May 6, 2005 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Mepis Linux just announced a partnership with Technalign. Technalign was previously the US distributor for Mandriva (formally Mandrake). Technalign's partnership with Mepis places the distribution in retail stores, preinstalled with hardware and in the hands of some very large companies such as Computer Associates.

Product of the Day: Communication PC/104 Module with GPS and GPRS/GSM/PCS

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 6, 2005 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The following information has been provided by the product vendor and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Linux Journal.

Free Software Foundation Latin America lays groundwork

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 6, 2005 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A small group of free software advocates has released a declaration of intent to create the Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA). Aided by both the FSF and FSF Europe, the organizing committee hopes to both address regional concerns and to work with other branches of the FSF to promote and defend free software internationally.

My Workstation OS: Kanotix LiveCD

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 6, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
Today, PC system security is paramount. Hackers, viruses, and malware usually target Windows systems, so using Linux moves you off the bull's-eye. Execute from a LiveCD and your system becomes nearly invulnerable; any damage done can be corrected by a simple reboot. That's part of why my current distro of choice is Kanotix 2005-2 LiveCD. I wanted a KDE-based distro for its simple, Windows-like appearance to help the "Windows-only" family members with whom I share the PC. And since we require many applications, we needed a full-featured distro and access to additional applications if necessary.

Laszlo LZX IDE 2.0 available for Linux

IDE for Laszlo is a technology preview of an Eclipse-based development environment for creating, editing, debugging, and testing applications based on the LZX (an XML and JavaScript description language).

Open source groups ally to target schools

  • ZDNet UK; By Dan Ilett (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Free software could appear in more UK schools now that Schoolforge-UK and the Open Source Consortium have teamed up

Microsoft competitive chief pragmatic on Linux

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Microsoft's new spirit of acceptance of Linux and open source seems to be filtering through the ranks, with its GM of competition taking a pragmatic stance.

Emulex Open Source Driver Incorporated into Linux 2.6 Kernel

Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the industry's preeminent source for a broad range of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions, today announced that its latest Fibre Channel host bus adapter driver version 8.0 is now part of the Linux "upstream" kernel published by the Linux community, effective with kernel version 2.6.12-rc3. As a result, Emulex customers adopting Linux-based storage solutions may utilize the Emulex kernel contributions across any distribution, complementing the Emulex driver support already included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Flag Data Center.

Mepis 3.3 A Beginners Review

  •; By James Roettger (Posted by VISITOR on May 5, 2005 6:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Learn why Mepis 3.3 is one the best distributions for the beginning Linux user as well as more advanced users. Tired of the tedious try Mepis 3.3 and start enjoying your computer.

Turbolinux signs massive banking deal

The firm will roll out Linux across all of the Industrial Commercial Bank of China's 20,000 branches and 1,000 global subsidiaries

Fast Linux Web Browsing with a Caching Proxy

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on May 5, 2005 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to compile, install, and configure oops, an open source, high-performance, multi-threaded Web proxy under Linux. Caching Web proxies are especially useful for accelerating Web browsing performance while at the same time conserving your network bandwidth.

Open Source: Chicken Little and Age-Appropriate Explanations

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even if a major lawsuit were filed tomorrow, open source would still have an outstanding track record of avoiding intellectual property infringement, compared to proprietary software, which is the subject of frequent infringement claims.

Foresight 0.8, A new look at a new look

  •; By Capnkirby (Posted by VISITOR on May 5, 2005 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Foresight Linux has progressed up to a 0.8 release, and appears to be getting closer to a full "stable" release. There has been a great deal of activity going on not only creating a better Distro but trying to build a business model as well. It seemed like as good a time as any for a second look.

AMD/Tyan/SUSE Set LAN Server Throughput Record

  •; By Nelson and Associates Benchmarking Laboratory (Posted by cjcox on May 5, 2005 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
Benchmarked for 48 hrs and moving 1 petabit of data averaging 6.5Gbits/sec, setting a new record with just stock components.

Open Source in the Public Sector: Far Beyond Linux

  • Gartner (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 2:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software has consistently raised political attention across the globe, and continues to leave most uncertain regarding how viable to consider open source for their needs. Our analysis will offer a new perspective on the impact of open source solutions, together with a pragmatic and strategic overview of open source technologies, and how they must align within your agency environment.

Emerging Technologies at Babson College Features Paul Gillan and Sam Hiser

Babson's Emerging Technologies session features an overview of technology trends and a detailed look at the status of “alternative” desktops. A testiment to the Linux's gaining market share.

Computing Our Liberty: May 2005

"Humanity has made so much movies about threats from space, and yet, space is calm and friendly to us while the biggest threat comes from those who are threatened - human beings!"

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