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Novell: Vista will drive users to Linux

  • CNET News.com; By Andrew Donoghue (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Jack Messman claims that the cost of moving to Windows Vista will prompt users to consider moving to desktop Linux.

OSDL Names Dave Rosenberg Principal Analyst

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Open Source Journalist, LinuxWorld Programs Director and Former Telecommunications System Architect Joins Leading Linux Advocacy Group

Happy Software Freedom Day, Comrade!

  • LXer; By Jon 'maddog' Hall (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 4:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
Free Software is good for Russia. Lowering their balance of payments, employing local programmers, creating opportunities for local service, allowing their students to see how major pieces of software work, reducing the issues of software piracy, allowing them to adopt software to their languages and culture and giving their country better security are all reasons why the Russians (as a lot of other countries) have embraced Linux.

Novell Sees Strong Momentum in Linux Workgroup Solutions

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Customers Gain flexibility Along with Greater Application and Hardware Compatibility to Meet the Needs of Information Workers Across the Enterprise

DistroWatch Weekly: Four distributions in final tests, Debian's security support for testing, Eric S Raymond fun, Foresight Linux, Linux+ DVD review

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. Last week was an exciting one - besides GNOME 2.12 and the first beta release of Firefox 1.5, four major Linux distributions have been sprinting towards the finishing line, with the brand new Slackware Linux 10.2 release now imminent and the other three following within the next few weeks. In the meanwhile, Debian has announced security support for its testing branch, a move that will likely be greeted with much enthusiasm among the Debian users. Also in this week's issue: Microsoft tries to recruit a well-known open source advocate, a brief look at Foresight Linux and a quick review of Linux+ DVD, a popular European Linux magazine. Happy reading!

Open Source Community Embracing Novell's openSUSE project

OpenSUSE.org is off to a strong start, generating extensive interest and support from both the development community and end users. Within the first few weeks, registered installations of the SUSE Linux distribution have soared to more than 5,000 per day, with a copy downloaded every 18 seconds.

CLI Magic: the word on wget

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OK, you laggardly louts late to the Linux party, listen up! This week's column is all about power to the people. Command line power. Power that keeps working while you're off lollygagging. We're talking about wget: the behind-the-scenes, under-the-hood, don't-need-watching, network utility that speaks HTTP and FTP with equal fluency. Wget allows you to create your own personal version of a web site on the Internet that you can peruse offline at your leisure, or retrieve the complete contents of a distribution directory on a remote FTP site.

Review: aLinux 12.5

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
aLinux, formerly known as Peanut Linux, is a strange GNU/Linux distribution. It bills itself as a "Professional Linux Operating System" for advanced users, hobbyists, and new Linux users. However, the distribution has a number of problems that make it unsuitable for new users and unpleasant even for experienced users. It claims to be "professional," yet it's harder than heck to install and configure. On paper, aLinux 12.5 looks like a great desktop distro, but it's lacking in several areas.

VMware Introduces New Release of Its Powerful Desktop Virtualization Software

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by bstadil on Sep 11, 2005 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
VMware Workstation 5.5 Features Support for 64-bit Guests for AMD64 Technology Systems and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) Systems with Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) and Two-Way Virtual SMP

Nations urged to embrace open standards

  • International Harald Tribune; By Steve Lohr (Posted by bstadil on Sep 11, 2005 10:46 PM EDT)
In a report to be presented at the World Bank on Friday, a group that includes senior government officials from 13 countries will urge nations to adopt open information technology standards as a vital step to accelerate economic growth, efficiency and innovation.

'Failing' SCO sees Linux licence revenue plunge

  • ZDNet; By Graeme Wearden (Posted by tadelste on Sep 11, 2005 5:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
Under a much-lambasted licensing programme, SCO has been offering a licence to companies who use Linux, saying that it will protect from action by its legal department. But very few companies have acquiesced to what many see as a groundless threat and this programme, called SCO Source, brought in revenues of just US$32,000 during the quarter, compared to SCO's overall legal costs of US$3.1m.

People Behind KDE: Derek Kite

  • KDE Dot News; By Tijmen Baarda (Posted by tadelste on Sep 11, 2005 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
He has fans all over the world. Every week he provides us with news from the latest and greatest straight out of the KDE SVN tree.

KDE to Migrate to bksys/SCons Build System

At the build system BoF at aKademy it was decided to start moving the KDE 4 build system from unsermake to the SCons/Python based system bksys. To find out more about this important future technology, KDE Dot News talked to its lead developer Thomas Nagy about the reasons behind the change and what it will mean for KDE developers.

The Linux Show Returns

  • The Linux Show; By Jeff Gerhardt (Posted by bstadil on Sep 11, 2005 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
From high atop the lofty tower of their new (but still secret) location in Chicago, Kevin Hill and Jeff Gerhardt announced today the long awaited return of THE LINUX SHOW!!

Gnu Mailutils imap4d "search" Command Remote Format String Exploit

A vulnerability was identified in GNU Mailutils, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands. This flaw is due to a format string error in the "util_finish()" function that does not properly handle specially crafted "SEARCH" commands, which could be exploited by authenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system.

Jon Smirl On The State of Linux Graphics

  • KDE.NEWS; By Jon Smirl (Posted by dave on Sep 11, 2005 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
After quitting work on Xgl I received a lot of email and read a lot of posts. My conclusion is that most people don’t really know what is going on with graphics in Linux. It’s understandable that people don’t see the whole picture. Graphics is a large and complex area with many software components and competing developer groups. I’ve written this as an attempt to explain how all of the parts fit together.

The State of Linux Graphics

  • Freedesktop; By Jon Smirl (Posted by bstadil on Sep 10, 2005 11:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Most people don’t really know what is going on with graphics in Linux. It’s understandable that people don’t see the whole picture. Graphics is a large and complex area with many software components and competing developer groups. I’ve written this article as an attempt to explain how all of the parts fit together.

Brendan Eich Discusses Python for XUL Scripting

Brendan Eich sent us a link to his weblog post about using Python for XUL scripting. At the moment, only JavaScript can be used for scripting in XUL applications but Brendan describes how Mark Hammond is adding support for the popular Python programming language as well. Support for Python in XUL will land in the Mozilla 1.9 timeframe and is expected to be used primarily by developers of extensions and standalone XULRunner applications.

Microsoft Makes a Mea Culpa for Hiring Situation

Microsoft on Friday issued a mea culpa for not doing its due diligence before sending Linux and open-source luminary Eric Raymond an e-mail expressing interest in having him work for the Redmond software giant. But Microsoft Corp. spokesman Mark Martin told eWEEK on Friday that the company remains committed to employing talented people—regardless of their background. "Microsoft is always looking to hire talented people from across the industry—including those in the open-source community. While, in this case, we didn't do our full due diligence, we encourage and benefit from a diversity of perspectives at Microsoft," he said.

In China, It's All About The Guanxi

  • Investor's Business Daily; By BRIAN DEAGON (Posted by tadelste on Sep 10, 2005 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
They have all struggled in some degree to find a successful direction in China. For Microsoft, they have faced piracy issues and a government that has been more pro-Linux. Yahoo (YHOO) recently invested in AliBaba, the Chinese portal to help improve customer awareness. Google invested in Baidu, (BIDU) having gradually lost its market share to the (Chinese) home-grown search engine. So, in short, each is still trying to find its way. They all seem to realize that China represents a big upside and the long-term benefits are worth the challenges.

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