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Book Review: Moving to Linux, Second Edition

Even a casual look at the front and back covers of this book tells you that the author is serious about converting the Windows faithful to the Linux bandwagon. While the subtitle Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye! is perhaps more overstated now than in the days of Windows 98, Marcel Gagne' is passionate and driven about the benefits of Linux as a home desktop platform.

The Fake Pretense of the Port 25 Project

Don't fall for the Port 25 Project trick from Microsoft. It's like Lucy with the fake football hold, hoping that GNU/Linux, like Charlie Brown, will come running.

VMware throws next punch in virtualisation battle

Comment VMware has announced it is making its virtual machine file format freely available, with no license or royalties.

Technical Program Set for Gelato ICE: ItaniumĀ® Conference & Expo

The technical program is set for the Gelato ICE: ItaniumĀ® Conference & Expo to be held on April 23-26, 2006 in San Jose, California, USA. See http://www.gelato.org/pdf/apr2006/gelatoICE_agenda.pdf.

Koffice Version 1.5 Includes OpenDocument File Format Support

Great care has been taken to ensure interoperability with other office software that supports OpenDocument, most notably OpenOffice.org. We acknowledge, however, that the ODF support and interoperability is not yet perfect. We hope to be able to quickly identify and fix the incompatibilities that do exist in the upcoming 1.5.1 and 1.5.2 bugfix releases.

Survey of IE7 Beta 2 Reviews: Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

If you sensed something might be slightly askew when Microsoft switched from allowing anonymous public comments about Internet Explorer 7 to requiring sign-ups in order to see Internet Explorer Feedback... you sensed right. The reviews of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 are in. After toting them up, Email Battles has Good News and Bad News. The good news is for Firefox. The rest of it belongs to Internet Explorer.

Emu Software and Strategic Technologies Announce Joint Management Solution

Joint offering provides Change Management Tracking for Managed Services

GeoTrust Unveils Extension for Mozilla Firefox Browser

Firefox users can now immediately see a trusted search rating displayed next to each search result when using the Google search engine built into the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Firefox 3.0 leaked? Not exactly

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 11, 2006 4:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Is Firefox 3.0 really out? An anonymous reader wrote in to let us know that Firefox 3.0 builds have been sighted in the wild, but don't get your hopes up.

Novell: Linux desktop set to take off

Novell President Ron Hovsepian believes the market for Linux on desktops will become ripe in the next 12 to 18 months.

Network Monitoring With Zabbix

  • HowtoForge; By Ivo Schaap (Posted by falko on Apr 11, 2006 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Zabbix has the capability to monitor just a about any event on your network from network traffic to how many papers are left in your printer. It produces really cool grahps.

Red Hat-JBoss Deal Could Alter Co-Opetition In Open Source World

After the official announcement Monday morning, investment firm Goldman Sachs issued a statement praising Red Hat's move to buy JBoss for $350 million. The New York investment firm acknowledged it would come as a blow to many of Red Hat's Linux partners as well as operating system rivals Novell and Microsoft but asserted it's a good risk.

Novell still running Windows

Novell may be passionately evangelising Linux and Open Office on the desktop but more than half of its own employees can still boot Microsoft Windows and Office if they wish.

Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat Discuss Existing Relationships

Microsoft says there will be no change to its existing technical collaboration agreement with JBoss; Red Hat says customer demand will drive all existing Red Hat-JBoss partnerships.

Microsoft Gives Away Virtual Server, Supports Linux

When you are the wealthiest company in the world (in terms of cash on hand and ongoing quarterly profits), you have some options that other companies just don't have when it comes to dealing with competition. And last week, at the center of the LinuxWorld maelstrom of open source projects and products, Microsoft threw a few surprises at the Linux and virtualization camps when it announced that not only would it be giving away the latest iteration of its Virtual Server 2005 software for free, but that it would also provide technical support for Linux running inside virtual machines inside VS 2005.

Aarnet upgrades open source software distribution

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched a major upgrade of its mirror service that provides an Australian site from which users can download the most popular open source software.

Ushering in a new era of angst at Microsoft

Desktop Linux has finally turned into the real deal--and that can only mean real headaches for Microsoft, says Jon Oltsik.

My desktop OS: Damn Small Linux

I'm a student who does freelance PHP coding and pixel art. I've always wanted a dedicated computer for my work, but that would take a considerable investment on a student's income. I found the perfect solution in the pairing of an older Compaq Deskpro and Damn Small Linux (DSL).

Running Photoshop plugins in the GIMP, even under Linux

Linux advocates are familiar with the refrain that would-be switchers in the graphic arts have to rely on Adobe Photoshop under Windows because it can do things that the GIMP can't. An important but altogether different hurdle is the installed (and paid-for) base of often expensive third-party Photoshop plugins. But a solution to that problem might be easier than you think.

Report: The Mobile Linux Initiative at OSDL

On October 16, 2005, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announced the creation of a new initiative called the Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI) to focus on accelerating the adoption of Linux in the rapidly growing mobile market. The OSDL's Ibrahim Haddad files this report on the progress of MLI.

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