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Redefining Online OSes and Discussing Their Value

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 27, 2007 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
What defines an online operating system? In my neck of the woods, it would have to be the applications it comes with. The biggest problem I see at this point with online operating systems is that they have you emulating what you already have access to, thus canceling out any shot of providing added value.

Mark Shuttleworth Interview Coming, Request for Questions

We would like to ask our readers for input and collect some of our readers’ questions. Our intent is to focus on exclusionary deals and the integrity of Free software although any ‘lighter’ questions would be very suitable as well.

Open Source Apps: Now With Smaller Teams

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 27, 2007 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
What used to be created by a team of open source programmers is now being done by one or two programmers. I have seen this trend happening with a few different projects recently and found myself wondering if this is what is needed to get more, viable applications in the market - faster.

An Open Letter To ATI/AMD

"...If you care about my situation (which I think is representative of many others' too) please let me know if you decide to go with free software support. You could make a lot of friends that way - not just with me (and those I influence) but in the wider Linux community. Don't you want that market?"

No to OOXML!!!

A petition calling for Microsoft's OOXML "standard" to not be ratified as an ISO standard.

Zonbu: An Environmentally Friendly Linux PC

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 27, 2007 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
When I first heard about Zonbu, I was skeptical. After all, much of it sounded too good to be true. But after carefully reviewing it, I found that Zonbu may have hit upon a niche market that to this day is largely ignored.

Configuring Samba 3.0 To Use The ADS Security Mode (CentOS)

  • HowtoForge; By Fahd Aziz (Posted by falko on Jun 27, 2007 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Red Hat
The intent of this article is to show you how to configure your Linux machine and Samba server to participate in a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain as a Member Server using Kerberos authentication. This involves using the security = ADS security mode in Samba.

Epson jumps into the Linux PC market

  •; By Chris Scott Barr (Posted by henke54 on Jun 27, 2007 6:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
When you hear the name EPSON, what images come to your mind? Mine, like many of you I’m sure goes to inkjet printers, or even scanners. But Linux-powered PCs? That one never crossed my mind.

Postfix mail server block Malware with blacklist

Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. It is a portmanteau of the words "malicious" and "software". The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code. Setting up a malware blacklist in Postix MTA is quite easy. The Malware Block List is a free, automated and user contributed system for checking URLs for the presence of Viruses, Trojans, Worms, or any other software considered Malware

Novell kicks off Hackweek

Sends its SUSE Linux developers on a seven-day busman's holiday. Open source developers at Novell are spending this week on a 'working holiday' that the company calls Hackweek.


Open source visionaries from Hewlett Packard and Olliance Group share insights regarding effective open source software management and governance

Virtually Speaking: Are We 'There' Yet?

  •; By Amy Newman (Posted by alc on Jun 27, 2007 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
In the opening keynote of the Gartner's IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit earlier this month, research firm's Vice President & Distinguished Analyst Thomas Bittman noted that "should an ecosystem build up around Xen, they'd be serious competition for VMware. But they're not there yet."

Open Solutions Alliance invites customers to join

In an effort to promote more communication between open source users and vendors, the nonprofit Open Solutions Alliance, Inc. (OSA) is opening up its membership to customers.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Schwartz Extends Olive Branch to Linux

  •; By Brian Proffitt (Posted by alc on Jun 27, 2007 12:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
It all started last Tuesday, when yet another debate on the merits of applying the upcoming General Public License (GPL) version 3 to the Linux kernel was raised — again — on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). For those who don't follow the LKML, it's a high-volume list where Linux kernel developers discuss and debate various technical aspects of the ongoing process of coding the kernel. CEO: With open source, it's all about the people

Jack Dorsey wants to change the way people communicate on the Internet. Are you used to updating your blog once every 24 hours? If Dorsey has his way, you'll soon be thinking about lots of tiny blog posts from wherever you are, whenever you want. Dorsey, a former software developer for a courier and dispatch service, is the founder and CEO of, a social networking Web site with a twist: in the clipped style of a taxi drivers radioing a status report to the dispatcher, Twitter users post mini-updates throughout the day and night to let friends (and the world) know the minute details of what they're doing.

Will HP Follow Dell With Ubuntu Linux PCs?

  •; By Joe Panettieri (Posted by alc on Jun 26, 2007 10:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: HP, Ubuntu
Joe Panettieri (The VAR Guy) submits: Initially, I was skeptical about Dell's (DELL) decision to sell selected consumer PCs with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. But after a few days of testing, I'm a skeptic no more. And I'm not alone. Dell insiders tell me that the Ubuntu PCs, introduced in late May, are selling well -- though they decline to share exact sales figures with me.

How to build a dirt easy home NAS server using Samba

A huge problem in most digital households is a growing collection of data without an easy way to share it and store it in one spot. Music. Movies. Pictures. Documents, backups, operating system images. Wow! Where do you put all of this stuff?

New York legislators keep e-voting software in public hands

  •; By Marc L. Songini (Posted by alc on Jun 26, 2007 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With this year's New York Senate and Assembly session now ended, local voting activists are chalking up a victory for the public at the expense of Microsoft Corp. and the e-voting industry.

Dell to offer Ubuntu on more systems

Dell isn't resting on its recent consumer Linux PC laurels. The computing giant has added a new laptop -- the Inspiron 1420 Notebook -- to its Ubuntu Linux 7.04 offering. It is also replacing the Dimension E520 desktop with the new, low-priced Inspiron 530.

Firefox 3 and Google team up for offline apps

  •; By Barry Collins (Posted by alc on Jun 26, 2007 7:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla and Google are collaborating on an effort to make web applications work offline. Firefox 3 will be the first internet browser to offer offline web application support when it launches at the end of this year.

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