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Updated Linux interface targets users of desktops

Novell this week unveiled updates to the Linux graphics subsystem that are aimed at making it a more attractive operating system for desktop users.

Managing bibliographies with Bibus contains bibliography features, but the lack of advanced features makes it better suited for simple references than sophisticated bibliographies. For a serious bibliography tool that works with Writer, consider Bibus, which has many of the advanced features that lacks.

Firstgov Embracing Syndication

  • WebProNews; By David A. Utter (Posted by tadelste on Feb 13, 2006 5:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The federal government has slowly begun the painful shift to a more effective electronic means of doing its work. One site that has been the open side for citizen access to government information, FirstGov, announced the addition of RSS feeds and email updates on topics it covers.

CLI Magic: MultiTail follows files in style

Troubleshooting often involves having to watch logfiles in real time. That means using tail or a similar utility to see new messages that are added to a logfile by Apache, MySQL,, or whatever program you're trying to deal with at the time. While tail is usually readily available on *nix systems, I prefer to use MultiTail whenever possible. It has some features that you won't find in tail, such as filtering and a color display, and MultiTail allows you to follow the output from a command as easily as following a logfile.

Validate Pre-Existing Java GUI-based apps with RAVEN

RAVEN(Rule-based Accessibility Validation Environment) is a suite of Eclipse plug-ins used to inspect and validate the accessibility of Java-based, rich-client GUIs (Swing or SWT) and Eclipse plug-ins. RAVEN can be used to validate pre-existing Java GUI-based applications while the GUI is running.

Google Windows apps coming to Linux

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 13, 2006 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google and CodeWeavers Inc. are working together to bring Google's popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux. The program is now in a limited beta test. If this program is successful, other Google applications will be following it to the Linux desktop, sources say.

The LQ News Forum Now Syndicates LXer

  • Linux Questions; By Jeremy (Posted by tadelste on Feb 13, 2006 3:23 PM EDT)
The LQ news forum now syndicates all LXer news posts. This means you can discuss anything posted at LXer right here at LQ. Thanks to David for supporting the idea and Chris for coming up with it.

[Ed: This was originally posted in December. If you haven't visited the forum, you might find it interesting -tadelste]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: LXer

LXer is a website, founded by webmaster Dave Whitinger, which publishes up-to-the-minute news on the world of GNU/Linux, the various BSD's, & Open Source/Free Software. Dave Whitinger also co-founded one of the original Linux Community News sites back in the 1990s. This explains, in part, why so many long-time Linux community members have found their way to the site.

Intel, SAP among VCs investing $18.5 million in MySQL

MySQL has secured $18.5 million in its latest round of venture capital funding, the open source database vendor announced Monday. The company plans to spend the money on new product development and expanding its sales and marketing operations. The investors include the venture capital arms of Intel and enterprise applications vendor SAP.

Army makes major Linux HPC cluster move

  • ComputerWorld; By Patrick Thibodeau (Posted by tadelste on Feb 13, 2006 2:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
FEBRUARY 13, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A U.S. Army supercomputing center with a legacy that dates to the first large computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) launched in 1946, is moving to Linux-based clusters in a major hardware purchase that will more than double its computing capability.

Network Neutrality and an Internet with Vision

In recently-aired plans by telephone companies, content providers who are willing to pay extra would get their content delivered at a higher bandwidth. While it's easy to wax indignant over telephone companies' presumptuousness in deciding what packets should travel at what times, it's harder to step back and take in the economic issues driving the proposed change. And there are technical questions about it as well.


Test drive: Kororaa

Ever wanted to try Gentoo, but you didn't want to spend hours compiling to get a working installation? Kororaa may be the answer. It's a great tool to get a working Gentoo installation, rather than a distinct distro in its own right. It takes some of the complexity out of installing Gentoo, but still provides the advantages of Gentoo's Portage system and extensive package availability.

The year ahead in Java Web services

2006, is going to be a banner year for Web services in general, and for Java Web services in particular. New third-generation frameworks are being unveiled, which offer much better support for doc/lit SOAP as well as potential performance improvements. This article looks at both the state of Web services today and the major changes coming in 2006, and get an overview of how the new frameworks and technologies relate and interact.

Linux Networx Announces Record Orders and Growth in 2005

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Feb 13, 2006 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Supercomputing Veterans From SGI, Cray Research, Sun Microsystems, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Maui High Performance Computing Center Enhance Executive Leadership Team

Get around MS software when using Windows with portable apps

  LXer feature

On a lot of locations, you are forced you to use Windows, but you are not allowed to install anything on your networked PC. Probably, you think this also forces you to use other MS software; like MS Office and Windows Messenger when using the MSN IM-protocol. Well, think again, because It is possible to put 'portable' apps like Firefox, OpenOffice and Gaim on an USB stick, and use it in Windows without installing anything.


Basic setup of MySQL in GNU/Linux

A concise article explaining the basic setup of MySQL in GNU/Linux

DebCentral interviews Daniel Orsolic the founder of

  •; By Josh King (Posted by jimf on Feb 13, 2006 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
As open source software becomes more and more prevalent in the everyday life or more and more people, many are quick to point to it as evidence of the success of a new way of developing software. However, before there even was an open source community, there was the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Free Software movement. Today, the FSF is as active as ever, promoting their ideals and goals. One group has formed itself around these Free Software ideals, and expanded to include the idea of Free Culture as well. This group has found a home at and the associated Libervis Network, founded by Daniel Orsolic. Recently Daniel took some time to sit down with us and discuss his group's history, future, and share some of his own views and opinions on free Software and Free Culture.

Ellison on why JBoss would be a good buy

Open source: Although it is still merely rumor, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison explains why buying JBoss would make sense. "Rather than fight this open source trend, we think it's important to figure out ways to make it work to our advantage," Ellison says. That doesn't end with JBoss; Oracle reportedly is in talks to purchase Zend Technologies and Sleepycat Software, too.

Beyond CRM mashes it up on the AppExchange

Linux Management F.U.D. is Bogus, Says New Study

  • (Posted by sharonpr on Feb 13, 2006 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and member company Levanta today announced the free availability of an Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) study titled "Get the Truth on Linux Management." The study re-examines previously reported, anti-Linux management claims -- deriving updated analysis from in-depth research with more than 200 end users. The "Get the Truth on Linux Management" report is available in its entirety, for free download, at:

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