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Reader reviews SuSE Linux courses

We've been talking about training a fair bit recently, but mostly it's been about which courses are offered where and at what price. Novell's "Bridging NetWare skills to Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux", for example, is a free online session. You might think it's only worth what you pay for it, but the time you invest in it is also a form of payment and it could keep you from having the experience one reader did with the more Linux-oriented courses that will actually cost you money.

Mark Shuttleworth Is The International Open Source Personality Of ...

A Kurta-Pyjama clad Mark Shuttleworth was eye-candy during the ceremony. Robert Adkins commented, ”You look like an Indian.” Mark received the special award, 'International Open Source Personality of the Year'.

Convincing management to approve free software

  • Free Software Magazine; By Maria Winslow (Posted by fsmdave on Feb 10, 2006 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, News Story; Groups:
The grassroots efforts of system administrators have brought Linux and other free software into the mainstream. To be an effective advocate for free software at work, you need to speak the language of management and convince them from their point of view. This article discusses how to present your case, why your audience makes all the difference, how to hook them with proof of cost savings, and reveals two secret weapons for your quest to promote free software.

This article explains why bashing Microsoft won’t help you in your case, which migration recommendations will seem the most practical and feasible to management, and how to present those recommendations in terms that management will respond to.

Comment of the Day - February 10, 2005 - Lessons Learn in Brazil

  • Lxer - Article; By Mario Miyojim (Posted by tadelste on Feb 10, 2006 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
Mario writes: ",,, if any of you is young and ambitious, fear not and go ahead and fight for what is right. You will have nothing to regret in the future".

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Spyware Barely Touches Firefox

Internet Explorer users can be as much as 21 times more likely to end up with a spyware-infected PC than people who go online with Mozilla's Firefox browser, academic researchers from Microsoft's backyard said in a recently published paper.

"We can't say whether Firefox is a safer browser or not," said Henry Levy, one of the two University of Washington professors who, along with a pair of graduate students, created Web crawlers to scour the Internet for spyware in several 2005 forays. "But we can say that users will have a safer experience [surfing] with Firefox."

Back to school with education LiveCDs

  • IBM developerWorks; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by linuxlala on Feb 10, 2006 4:18 AM EDT)
Make open source education tools available on your Linux® system without lengthy installation and configuration efforts. Discover three packages -- FreeDUC, Knoppix for Kids, and Vigyaan -- that make it easy to set up a learning environment.

Free Software Foundation launches Gnash

Gnash is a free player for Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Shockwave/Flash (SWF) files. Developer Rob Savoye started the project last fall at the request of the Free Software Foundation.

Copy Protection on German Video DVD Impairs CD/DVD Writers

Sony all over again. This time it's a DVD that cripples your computer.

CrossOver Office Gets Optimized for Linspire

CrossOver Office allows Linspire users to run Windows applications natively from their Linspire desktop. (DesktopLinux)

Anti-spy sleeve for electronic passport

Don't want your insecure RFID passport exposed? Read this!

Japanese Linux Vendor Turbolinux To to Open an Affiliate in India

Japanese Linux (Overview, Articles, Company) vendor Turbolinux plans to establish a joint-venture company in India in order to expand its presence in that country, the company said Tuesday.

Turbolinux India will be a joint venture between Turbolinux and India Action Plan and will be based in Gurgaon City, India. Turbolinux will hold a 55 percent stake in the venture, which will be capitalized with 27.2 million rupees ($615,000), it said.

MEPIS may be going Ubuntu

MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian.

Open-Source Advocates Ask for Patience in GPL 3 Debate

News Analysis: Open-source advocates are calling for patience and calm in the often-heated debate about many of the provisions in the first discussion draft of the GNU General Public License version 3.

Health, nutrition, and diet apps for Linux

If your goal is to get fit or stay fit in 2006, here are several diet and nutrition applications for Linux that will help you keep your resolutions all year long.

MP3tunes' Locker sounds good

So you've ripped all your CDs on your hard disk, and you now have gigabytes of MP3 songs that you have no idea how to back up in case of disaster. Wouldn't it be nice to have something offsite, easy to use, and not that expensive? Enter MP3tunes' Locker service, a clever way to backup and synchronize your music files.

Report: IBM Rolls Out Blades for Virtual Desktops, Hollywood Movies

IBM and some of its customers are starting to test new "virtual desktop" solutions running atop Linux-, Unix-, and Windows-based blade servers, including three souped-up systems rolled out at an event in New York City this week. Meanwhile, all IBM blade servers, old and new, are now being outfitted with new Linux-enabled management controllers, regardless of which OS the servers running. Jacqueline Emigh reports.

Powerful Remote X Displays with FreeNX

Imagine X server technology with compression so tight that GNOME and KDE sessions yield impressive response times when run over modems with SSH encryption. Don't pinch yourself; you're not dreaming! Tom Adelstein explains how FreeNX is the cure-all to many of X11's ills in this excerpt from Running Linux.

Sun butts against IBM in integration

Sun Microsystems is today expected to make the first fruits of its SeeBeyond Technologies acquisition available with software targeting IBM. Sun is launching four separate modules as part of the new Java Composite Application Suite (Java CAPS), serving web, application and enterprise integration. Java CAPS updates the former SeeBeyond's Integrated Composite Application Network (ICAN) Suite.

Restore compromised systems with diagnostics LiveCDs

  • IBM developerWorks; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by linuxlala on Feb 9, 2006 3:26 PM EDT)
Want to assess your Linux® system's integrity and recover lost data without lengthy installation and configuration efforts? Get to know two packages -- Helix and Plan-B -- that bring you that ability through the magic of LiveCD.

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