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Patch This! Musings on Microsoft's Windows Patching

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Jan 13, 2006 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Opinion: When comparing Windows and Linux patching, there's a clear winner, and it's not Microsoft.(Linux-Watch)

Doctorow, Moglen to keynote at Red Hat Summit

World-renowned IT visionaries Cory Doctorow, noted author and fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Eben Moglen, chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, will give keynote addresses at the second annual Red Hat Summit in Nashville, Tenn.

The Summit will be held May 30-June 2, 2006 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The event will feature a number of well-known industry speakers, hands-on technical workshops, a technology lab, roundtable discussions, and product demonstrations. It also will feature sessions on key open source issues and technologies -- including security, virtualization, and storage, organizers said.

Novell releases SP3 for SuSE Enterprise Linux

Commercial Linux distributor Novell has put out its Service Pack 3 for its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 implementation of the Linux 2.6 operating system. The update includes all of the security fixes and patches for SLES 9 since SP2 shipped in August 2004.

OEM/Microsoft Tax Survey Established

Stepping up the community's efforts to get OEMs to offer real options when it comes to the software we get with our computers.

AlienDrive Live CD 1 Screen Shot Tour

  •; By LinShots (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 13, 2006 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Slackware
Alien Drive Systems states - The AlienDrive System is a Live CD based on the SLAX Operating System. AlienDrive Live CD 1 is now available to download. LinShots has taken Alien Drive on a quick tour. Be sure to check it out.

Mobile device maker tips Linux transition tactics

  • (Posted by tadelste on Jan 13, 2006 4:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Neuros Audio will reportedly shift two product to Linux, and launch a third based on open source software. Existing Neuros products being transitioned to Linux include a portable media player (PMP) and a media recorder, while the new product will be a music server, according to an article at The Register Previously, Neuros announced plans to switch its 442 to Linux. The 442 (pictured above), a PMP with a 40GB or 100GB harddrive, is the product Neuros is best known for.

New Linux Website Dedicated to "Bringing together developers and users concerns" Opens is a newly created website dedicated to bringing the Linux community into a forum to gather and discuss ideas about Linux software improvements.

IBM looks to patent new system for patenting patents

IBM has announced its 13th successive year as patents king while cheering a community and government backed program to "improve" the quality of US patents.

Creating and compiling Qt projects on the command line

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 13, 2006 2:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, KDE
You can create and compile a KDE/Qt project from an IDE like KDevelop or you can do it the old fashioned way via the command line. Here is how...

Secure Java Apps on Linux using MD5 Crypt

If you are a security developer and need to interface a Java application with the local operating system user registry, what do you do? This article gives you the answer: UNIX/Linux PAM-compatible systems that use authentication based on the GNU MD5 extensions to the crypt() system call. A pure Java implementation of MD5 crypt can provide a simple interface that can be used by Web applications to authenticate against the local UNIX registry.

Linux Standard Base Forms the Basis of Emerging Chinese National ...

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by bstadil on Jan 13, 2006 1:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, has announced the opening of a Linux certification lab in the People's Republic of China. The lab will certify Linux distributions and applications to the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and will be maintained by the FSG and the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)

Ubuntu founder to speak at annual Debian conference

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth will give the annual report on his hot, Debian-based distro at the 2006 Debian Developers Conference (DebConf), set for May 14 through 22 in Oaxtepec, Mexico.

25 Reasons to Convert to Linux

Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. They are likewise converting their application programs from commercial software to free software (also referred to as open source software). There are at least 25 reasons for this situation, including:

[ANNOUNCE] PHP 5.1.2 Released!

  • Mailing list; By Ilia Alshanetsky (Posted by tadelste on Jan 12, 2006 11:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: PHP
The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.2. This release combines small feature enhancements with a fair number of bug fixes and addresses three security issues. All PHP 5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

Roll Your Own Firefox Search Engine

  • WebProNews; By Ken Yarmosh (Posted by tadelste on Jan 12, 2006 10:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dave Pell was nice enough to give me a heads up on Rollyo's new simplified means to create customized Firefox Search Engines.

TimeSys to Host Educational Webinars for Embedded Developers Creating Custom Linux Platforms for PowerPC and x86 Processors

  •; By TimeSys (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 12, 2006 10:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups:
PITTSBURGH, PA – January 12, 2006 – TimeSys® Corporation, the leading developer service provider for the embedded Linux market, will host complimentary webinars addressing key challenges faced by embedded developers creating custom Linux platforms.

Use open source software, govt told (Uganda)

THE Government should use free and open source software because it enables effective and simplified delivery of messages to local people, an information and communication technology (ICT) expert has said.

“Uganda should emulate Brazil, China, and the US state of Massachusetts who have adopted free and open source software. It reduces the costs of using ICTs and can be modified and translated into languages understandable by the local communities,” Allen Gunn, the executive director of Aspiration, a US-based ICT non-governmental organisation said at a press conference on Tuesday at Kalangala.

Gunn is one of the trainers of 140 African participants at an eight-day training course. The participants are being trained in use of ICTs like the Internet, digital audio and video systems and building wireless antenna networks in rural areas.

The training’s theme is, “Free and Open Software for Local Communities.”

Synaq to support Altiris

Linux services company Synaq has allied with the South African importer and distributor of Altiris, First Technology, to offer support for Altiris products on Linux in the local market.

Previewing KDE 4

  • Linux DevCenter (Posted by tadelste on Jan 12, 2006 6:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
The next major release of KDE will come out in the fall, and the developers are already planning new features and benefits. John Littler recently interviewed Aaron J. Seigo about the team's plans--and controversy surrounding upcoming ports to nonfree platforms.

Document management - an OSS solution

Ever thought how important it is to be able to find your documents just when you need them? Now, a geek from South Africa and his team is offering a solution with the open source KnowledgeTree. Frederick Noronha caught up with Neil Blakey-Milner at the Africa Source II developer workshop being held in Uganda to talk about document management, PHP and his association with FreeBSD.

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