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Red Hat aims its JEMS at telecom

Red Hat has joined OPUCE, a European telecommunications industry group chartered with building an "open service infrastructure." The company hopes its JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (aka "JEMS") will emerge as a core technology for the "service delivery platform" (SDP) being defined by OPUCE.

Novell delivers integrated mixed source stack for Linux

Novell Inc and IBM Corp have delivered their promised Integrated Stack for Linux, which combines open and closed source middleware and database offerings with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM hardware.

Updating Slackware using Swaret

Now that Slackware 11.0 is out, you may wonder what is the best way to update the distribution. Swaret is an open source project that aims to keep various versions of Slackware up-to-date. I use Swaret and some cron scripts to keep my servers current automatically.

Report: Tux Barada Nikto?

They may not be trying to take over the world, but robotic science is coming right along. Given its flexibility and low to no license fees, Linux is more and more the operating system of choice as Jacqueline Emigh discovered in Wired NextFest's "Robot Row."

Open Source Geospatial Foundation Selects Tyler Mitchell, Open Source Advocate, as Executive Director

Mitchell to Assist OSGeo in the Collaborative Development of Open Source Geospatial Technologies and Data

ActivCollab 0.7 - greater project control for free

ActiveCollab, an open source web-based collaboration and project management tool designed by a Croation student, nears its first stable release. Running on PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1, it allows one to retain control of data and provides an easily managed alternative to other management tools.

GPL backers agree to disagree

A plan to revise the "constitution" of the free software world, Richard Stallman's General Public Licence (GPL), has split the hacker world in two.

How Can Ubuntu Improve?

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Oct 19, 2006 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
With the next version of Ubuntu set to release in the near future, I found myself curious about the general consensus of the average user population. Early on, I made a conscious decision that I would not review this upcoming version of Ubuntu until it had been released in a non-beta format.

Koffeeware launches KoffeePhoto, a free photo sharing software

Benefitting from an unlimited network storage capacity, KoffeePhoto is an innovative answer to photo sharing needs.

[Reader Beware: This is freeware - not Free Software. It's availability for GNU/Linux systems is the only reason I'm posting this. You'll have to decide for yourself whether this has any value. - dcparris]

Review: Frugalware 0.5 (Siwenna)

  • polishlinux.org; By wiezyr (Posted by michux on Oct 19, 2006 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
PolishLinux.org has a review of Frugalware 0.5, the latest release of this independent Linux distribution. From the article: "It's not as good for the newcomers as openSUSE or Mandriva since there are not so many graphical wizards and tools included. On the other hand, the system is fast and simple, offers a great package manager, large software repository and decent multimedia support[...] All in all, Frugalware is a very nice distro and it may be a good choice for a power user's desktop."

LPI beta-tests level 3 exams

The Linux Professional Institute held a series of "beta" exams for its forthcoming level three certification. The LPIC-3 certification is expected to be released in January 2007.

OOoBasic crash course: Working with files

OpenOffice.org's OOoBasic gives users tools to programmatically access and manipulate files. To see how that works, we'll create a simple macro that allows you to save text snippets from the current document in a plain text file. This macro can be used to store text fragments from multiple documents in one text file, or to save deleted passages in an external file in case you need them later.

The Secret to Linux Dominance

With Microsoft's Vista looking more like a joke everyday, there is a real opportunity for Linux to make a true attempt to go for the mainstream user. Unfortunately, it’s their openness and freedom that is holding them back. Obviously we are not going to see the Linux companies out there working together as they are after all, still competing with one another. But there are some things that they can do to enable the development community in such a way that it will give Windows a run for its money unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

Flash Player 9 for Linux Beta Has Arrived

Flash Player 9 Update includes all of the features from the release versions of Flash Player 9 (9.0.16.0 and 9.0.20.0) for supported platforms. In addition to bug fixes and minor enhancements, this release introduces support for full screen mode in the web player and support for Windows Vista. These release notes document known issues related to the beta versions of Flash Player 9 Update.

When is Asia ready for major open source conferences

My friend Bjorn Stabbel posed some interesting questions about the lack of enthusiasm for open source in China. Bjorn is an owner in a software development company, Exoweb, that specializes in content Management systems using Python and Plone development.

Red Hat Organises Red Hat Developer Day

Red Hat, Inc. organised the first Red Hat Developer Day in India in Bangalore on 18 October 2006. The one-day Red Hat event brought together Linux developers and users to facilitate the growth of open source technologies, development, techniques, tools and standards through the sharing of technical knowledge and expertise.

Updated Web browsers heighten competition

Here's a preview of the Explorer-Firefox battlefield:

Novell, IBM Counterpunch Red Hat's Application Stack

Once upon a time, the open source JBoss Java application server was a neutral player in the server market. But back in April, when commercial Linux distributor Red Hat shelled out $350 million in cash and stock to acquire JBoss, that middleware platform was no longer the same Switzerland it used to be. It was only a matter of time before Novell, which was a JBoss distributor itself, had to find another ally.

Ebx SBC targets M2M, runs Linux

WinSystems is shipping an x86-compatible EBX SBC (single-board computer) that runs Linux and targets M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity applications. The LBC-GX500 is based on an AMD GX500@1W processor, and targets industrial automation, transportation, test and measurement, petrochemical, MIL/COTS, medical/diagnostic equipment, communication gateways/routers, and homeland security applications.

Vulnerabilities found in Adobe Flash Player plugin

Two vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player version 7.0.63 for Linux -- as well as earlier versions -- that provide an opportunity for attackers to send arbitrary HTTP requests from an unsuspecting user's browser, reports Rapid7 LLC in a security advisory published Tuesday.

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