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Linux growing, limited by Microsoft

Research house BMI-t predicts steady but capped growth for open source, particularly on the desktop, due to Microsoft's market domination.

Linux is open source but its trade mark is not

An anti-software patent campaigner yesterday called on the open source community to recognise why trade marks are a good thing, after Linux-founder Linus Torvalds faced criticism for supporting licence fees for use of the “Linux” mark.

Open source computer drivers licence goes live

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New computer learners can now complete their International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) using a free, Linux-based curriculum.

Synapse to provide open source Web services mediation

A proposal to create an open source Web service mediation framework has been submitted to the Apache Software Foundation "incubator" under the Web Services project. The "Synapse" framework is intended to intermediate between Web services to provide transformation and routing, promote loose coupling between services, and support greater reliability and resiliency.

Australian electoral commission eyes open source voting

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If bringing total democracy to electronic voting can only happen via software source code that can be viewed by all, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is happy to oblige with its next-generation voting application. The idea of publicly available source code for any software involved in government elections has been argued by free-software pundits for years, but as Ken Hunter, CIO of the AEC told Computerworld Australia, the move away from incumbent legacy systems has made it possible.

LQ ISO Linux Download Site Reaches One Million Downloads

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that LQ ISO has now facilitated over 1,000,000 Linux downloads. Founded in August of 2004, LQ ISO allows users to find and rate fast local download mirrors. The site currently allows you to download almost 120 different Linux distributions from over 430 different mirrors. The site now utilizes GEO IP data to help you find the fastest local download mirror.

Mambo breakaway shakes Foundation

The open source CMS Mambo is likely to split into two separate projects after its core development team resigned en masse last week to form a new development community.

FOSS word processors compared: OOo Writer, AbiWord, and KWord

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
OpenOffice.org receives most of the attention among free and open source (FOSS) office suites, but users shouldn't forget that free software includes at least two other word processors: AbiWord, part of a projected GNOME Office, and KWord, part of the KOffice suite. From their inception, both have been playing catch-up with OpenOffice.org's Writer. But now, after several years of development, AbiWord and KWord are both reaching early maturity. How do Writer, AbiWord, and KWord compare?

Rational ClearCase MultiSite and SAMBA 3.0

This article will show you how to configure and use the new net command in SAMBA 3.0. The command provides group mapping functionality that maps UNIX groups with Windows group SIDs, allowing you to improve IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite functionality by identifying correct user privileges.

Open Source: It's Still All about Control

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by bstadil on Aug 23, 2005 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

What do Microsoft's offer to do a joint, independent research project to analyze the benefits of Linux versus Windows, Miro fighting with Mambo's developers over Mambo management and Sun's Common Development and Distribution License all have in common? They're all about control.

Linux-on-Mac seller aims to fill void

  • CNET News.com; By Ina Fried (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Originally selling Linux for Macs using IBM's PowerPC chips, Terra Soft has regrouped to resell PowerPC-based servers from Mercury Computer Systems.

Red Hat doesn't have Linux License, neither does Mandriva, Novell has one

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 23, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does.

Linux and VMware add up for Connecticut nonprofit

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Family Services Woodfield (FSW), a nonprofit organization in Bridgeport, Conn., is dipping its toes in open source waters with the help of virtual machines.

Lloyd's ready to cover open source legal risks

  • ComputerWeekly.com (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Lloyd's of London syndicates are poised to underwrite the use of open source software by users who are worried about being sued by proprietary software makers claiming their intellectual property rights have been violated.

A Comparison of Linux Performance Tuning Books

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 5:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pat's back with more mini book reviews to help you sort through the abundance of HOWTOs, references and tech books published every day.

Review: Underground Desktop

Underground Desktop is a GNU/Linux distribution, based on Debian-unstable, that touts itself as being fast and easy to install. Certainly, it attains the former goal better than many distributions, but this beta software remains very rough around the edges.

SA open source task team to plan for action

Open source advocates, government officials and business leaders will gather in Johannesburg today to build a plan to ensure South Africa makes the most of open source software. Task team conveners Go Open Source expect the proposed plans devised at the conference to be presented to president Mbeki later this year during his international advisory commission.

Installing DHCP on Linux

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After setting up 30 computers with static IP addresses, we want to implement a DHCP server but do not have access to the router or any money to spend on a dedicated appliance. I have a Linux system I could use. How do I set up a DHCP server on a Linux system?

Enlightenment E17 - A Detailed Review

  • Yet Another Linux Blog; By Guest Editor - Misunderstruck (Posted by devnet on Aug 22, 2005 10:46 PM EDT)
My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments. The first one I installed was Enlightenment 16, which I must confess I had first heard of in Neal Stephenson's essay "In The Beginning There Was the Command Line.”

Novell Announces Worldwide Availability of Only Linux-Based, Cross-Platform Systems Management Suite

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Newest Version of Award-Winning Suite Enables Organizations to Ensure Security and Compliance and Reduce Management Costs

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