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IBM acquires BuilldForge

  • Reg Developer; By Tony Lock (Posted by dcparris on Jun 11, 2006 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM

Rational development

IBM has announced it has acquired BuildForge Inc, a privately held software company based in Texas.…

How To Set Up suPHP With PHP4 And PHP5

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Jun 11, 2006 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
This tutorial shows how to install and use suPHP with PHP4 and PHP5. suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user. With the help of suPHP you can also have PHP4 and PHP5 installed at the same time which I will describe at the end of this article.

Jive to Release XMPP Client as Open Source

  • Instant Messaging Planet; By Michael Hall (Posted by dcparris on Jun 11, 2006 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Jive Software announced this week that it plans to make the source of its IM client available under a free software license.

No, has not been taken over by aliens

  • Network World; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dcparris on Jun 11, 2006 7:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
If you're a frequenter of for Linux and open source news, don't adjust your browser color and font settings. The site relaunched last week under new ownership, as Network World took over the domain.

VectorLinux releases v5.1 live CD

The VectorLinux project team June 9 released the final version of the live CD edition of VectorLinux 5.1, featuring a kernel and a choice of desktop environments.

Open source promises more business functions

A new wave of open-source tools will offer capabilities for collaboration, portals, content management and business intelligence, say analysts

Germans Linux migration not taxing decision

A Hanover-based tax department is ditching Sun for SuSe Linux and KDE desktops

EnGarde Secure Linux v3.0.7 arrives

Guardian Digital released v3.0.7 of EnGarde Secure Linux on June 6, featuring a 2.6.12 kernel, several bug fixes, feature enhancements to the Guardian Digital WebTool and the SELinux policy, and several updated application packages, project spokesman Ryan W. Maple said.

Red Hat expands channel partner network in south India

The new partners signed include Bangalore IT Capital, Ashram, Login & Anora in Bangalore, Dynamic, Veeras & Gem Infotech in Chennai and SP Soft, Softpro & Computech in Hyderabad

Embedded Linux webinar series adds online training materials

TimeSys will offer several educational webinars this month, on topics of general interest to embedded developers. It will also launch a series of "training" webinars available to subscribers (including trial subscribers) of its "LinuxLink" online services.

Nokia releases beta of new 770 tools, Linux

Nokia's open source Maemo project has released a beta version of its next-generation SDK (software developer kit). The Mistral SDK beta aims to help developers port applications to Maemo 2.0 prior to the debut of Tablet OS 2006 for the Nokia 770 later this quarter.

Mark Shuttleworth speaks with The 451 Group on Red Hat, Impi, HBD ...

In the last of a three-part analytical series, Canonical CEO and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth speaks with The 451 Group on the different approaches and business models of Canonical and Red Hat.

Pepper Pad Player Gives Linux Place Among Handheld Media Gadgets

  • TechNewsWorld; By Jay Lyman (Posted by dcparris on Jun 10, 2006 10:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Loaded with open source software that includes the Mozilla Firefox browser, MPlayer voice, Helix streaming media applications, FreeType font and Cairo graphics libraries, the latest Pepper Pad runs Linux for the operating system's stability and resistance to viruses and other malicious software, Pepper spokesperson Mark Metzger told LinuxInsider. "It was a very conscious decision not to use Windows," he said.

Mashing Up a Commons

  • Linux Journal; By Doc Searls (Posted by dcparris on Jun 10, 2006 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux

Is it possible that, for all our talk about The Commons, the Net doesn't have one yet? Or at least not a complete one?

Newly Developed Open Source Adapter Opens for Alternatives To ...

OMC Denmark ApS being a Danish cutting edge software and technology development company have after several years of development launched its Open Source adaptor, (BRUTUS) for Microsoft Exchange servers.

What is a Kernel?

What is a kernel? A piece on defining a kernel from a very hueristic point of view. What does a kernel do and what does it have to deal with while it is doing ... exactly what it supposed to do-do?

WAPI Standards War to Reach Washington (Again)

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 10, 2006 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two years ago, a wireless standards war between the US and China escalated to the highest levels of government before a truce was reached, with then-Secretary of State Colin Powell personally intervening. The subject then was the WiFi wireless standard, and the challenger was a Chinese competitor with a security algorithm called WAPI. That truce, unfortunately, is now breaking down.

Google Spreadsheets and the usefulness of online applications

To many commentators, the newly released Limited Test version of Google Spreadsheets is the first move by a major company to challenge Microsoft's domination of the office suite. The functional reality, however, is less dramatic. From a user's perspective, Google Spreadsheets suffers the same limitations as Writely, Ajax13, ThinkFree Online, and half a dozen other online applications. Its lack of printing options and narrow selection of format, sorting, and formula tools makes it such a lightweight application that using it for anything except the simplest of projects is impossible. In fact, now that online applications are no longer a novelty, its main interest is as an illustration of how little developers assume that users actually need in an office application.

Ethereal changes name to Wireshark

  • NewsForge; By Joe Barr (Posted by dcparris on Jun 10, 2006 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gerald Combs, founder of the Ethereal project -- billed as the world's most popular network protocol analyzer -- caused a flurry of excitement among users and developers yesterday when he announced on the Ethereal developers mailing list yesterday that he was changing jobs, moving to a new location, and taking the project and its core developers with him as he leaves.

Fsmlabs Unveils OSDL Carrier Grade Linux 3.2

FSMLabs has announced immediate availability of a complete 64-bit Carrier Grade Linux distribution qualified under the recently published OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 3.2 specification.

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