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DRM doesn't work - Shuttleworth

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth says digital rights management doesn't work and content owners should rather spend their time working on making it easier for customers to buy their products than pursuing aggressive DRM policies.

R1soft Adds Support for SWSoft Virtuozzo for Linux

Righteous Software, a developer of disk-based backup solutions, announced today that its line of Continuous Data Protection (CDP) applications now support SWSoft Virtuozzo for Linux, a product used in Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting environments.

Mobile Linux set for take off

  • Silicon.com; By Tim Ferguson (Posted by dcparris on Apr 10, 2007 11:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The number of mobile phones running on Linux is predicted to rocket in the next five years, with more than 200 million in use by 2012 - up from just 8.1 million currently.

Linux Users - Start.....Your.....ENGINES!

This is indeed a historic moment for Linux and the Linux Community. Bob Moore, A Linux Administrator, enthusiast and Advocate understands completely the need for Linux-At-Large to gain recognition in the market place. While the Boxset distros such as Xandros and RedHat are marketed by their respective corporate entities, the "One-Man" distros and the smaller projects are left to word of mouth fate. That works fine to a point, but has proven to fall short of getting the word of Linux "Out There".

The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Apr 10, 2007 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Debian Etch, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Mot ships 800,000th Linux-based IP-STB

Motorola has shipped its millionth Internet Protocol set-top box (IP-STB), it announced last Friday. Linux has been the embedded software platform in "about 80 percent" of these devices, a company spokesperson said.

Book allows Linux appliances

Linux Appliance Design shows how to use Linux to build better appliances-appliances with more types of interfaces, more dynamic interfaces, and better debugged interfaces.

Debian 4.0 is out the door

The Debian project has released a new version of its Linux- and GNU-based operating system distribution. Debian 4.0, aka "Etch," is available for 11 architectures, including Alpha, AMD64, ARM, HP-PA/RISC, x86, IA-64, MIPS, MIPS (DEC), PowerPC, S/390, and SPARC.

[With a cheeky salute to the recent discussion of the 11 architectures - dcparris]

Marvell, Nokia and VirtualLogix join Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation (LF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced three new members who represent the increasing opportunity for Linux as it continues to mature on devices.

Abi Research: 203 Million Mobile Phones Will Use Linux Operating ...

ABI Research forecasts that by 2012, more than 127 million devices will be enabled with a commercial Linux OS, up from 8.1 million in 2007.

Open News Podcast Episode 8 Released

This week on Open News Compiz and Beryl are joining forces, Open Source Code Changes Hands, and Will The Real Pamela Jones Please Stand Up.

Open source software still fighting FUD

t has been almost 16 years since Linux version 0.01 was released, and since then the open source OS, and many other open source products, have proven themselves invaluable productivity tools and platforms.

AOL dispute forces GAIM to become "Pidgin"

GAIM, the popular open-source instant messaging (IM) application, last week changed its name to Pidgin, in order to settle a longstanding legal dispute with AOL. GAIM originally got its name as the acronym from "GTK+ AOL Instant Messenger," the Pidgin website says.

Programmer Deathmatch II

Last fall, Berkeley Data Systems ran a "Programmer Deathmatch", offering a $10,000 prize to the one programmer who successfully navigated 3 timed rounds of programming competition.

First Thunderbird 2 release candidate emerges

Mozilla this week made available the first release candidate of Thunderbird 2, the next generation of the organization's popular open-source email client. The team asks that users report any bugs or problems that they encounter.

Building a new Slackware machine.

The process of building a new Slackware box for my wife's use; a new Slackware 11 system.

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SourceForge.net(R) and Krugle Bring Code Search to World's Largest Open Source Software Repository

Collaboration Highlights Trend Toward Search-Driven Development

Install Multiple Linux Servers with NFS

Learn how to install multiple Linux servers at the same time using network-based installation. In this second article of two parts on installing Linux server software, understand how to configure and install using Network File Share (NFS) on System x with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4.

FSM Newsletter 9th of April 2007

Firstly, we have just released Issue 17, and it is packed full of good things for your reading pleasure. Highly recommended, even if we do say so ourselves! Secondly, we are finally running our web site using Drupal 5! Not noticing anything different? Excellent. That means everything is working as planned. We rewrote our article management system, and are about to release it under the GPL as a Drupal module. This means that we are about to roll out several exciting features, which we have been hoarding up until the new site was out. So... stay tuned!

Swiftfox - the perverting of an open source browser

Swiftfox is a Firefox-based browser, but there is one big difference between it and Firefox -- you can't share Swiftfox with a friend or place it in a repository of a Linux distribution because the Swiftfox license prohibits repackaging and redistribution.

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