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Ecma Approval Day for OOXML - What Does it All Mean?

Today is the day that Ecma, the European-based standards body chosen by Microsoft to fast-track its Office Open XML standard to ISO, will vote to approve that specification. What exactly will that mean? Let's try the Q&A format again to sort it all out.

Review of Jive Software's Wildfire IM Server, v 3.1.1

  • UnixReview.com; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on Dec 7, 2006 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From a business standpoint, Jabber should be your clear IM choice. Because Jabber is an open protocol, it doesn't belong to anyone in particular, so there is no single company driving its destiny. Your business won't get locked down by proprietary formats. Jabber also uses a decentralized approach so the system is more robust. Best of all, any company can run its own private, secure, standards compliant, Jabber instant messaging server for little or no cost for the software.

Ulteo Alpha 1 Screenshot Walkthrough

Here is the first public version of Ulteo! Its codename is 'Sirius' because we want to make it a star. This installable live CD is based on Debian and Ubuntu packages. It's installed on the hard-drive using "Yuch". A daemon, called UGD (Ulteo General Daemon), is always connecting to Ulteo servers to see if a newer, more up to date system is available. It can then upgrade to this new system.

Postfix with dkfilter (DomainKeys Implementation)

  • HowtoForge; By Sohail Riaz (Posted by falko on Dec 7, 2006 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
DomainKeys is an anti-spam software application in development at Yahoo that uses a form of public key cryptography to authenticate the sender's domain. dkfilter is an SMTP-proxy designed for Postfix. It implements DomainKeys message signing and verification. It comprises two separate filters, an outbound filter for signing outgoing email on port 587, and an inbound filter for verifying signatures of incoming email on port 25. This document shows step-by-step how to install dkfilter for Postfix to deploy DomainKeys signing and verification.

Tutorial: Virtualization and Linux--A Primer

Virtualized Linux provides you with a way to sandbox critical-but-vulnerable services and reap the benefits of consolidated hardware.

Npulse And Napatech Power 10Gig Appliances For Developers

nPulse Networks, integrator of hardware acceleration tools for open-source network monitoring and security applications, and Napatech announced they are entering into an OEM agreement enabling nPulse Networks to use Napatech adapters in delivering their advanced network appliances to the market.

Palm pays $44m for Palm OS source code licence

How to buy back PalmSource without buying back PalmSourcePalm has effectively committed itself to producing handheld devices based on the Palm OS - which it no longer owns - by agreeing to pay $44m for a perpetual licence for the source code underlying the Garnet incarnation of the operating system. The move is tantamount to Palm re-acquiring PalmSource.…

UNIX tips for new users, Part 3: Filters and regular expressions

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Tim McIntire (Posted by solrac on Dec 7, 2006 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Discover the power of UNIX filters. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the grep family in depth, including the syntax of regular expressions in many UNIX utilities

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Alpha Screenshots Gallary

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Alpha Screenshots Gallary

Adobe Reader 8 Linux whoops

Some Linux users may already be on their way to download Version 8 of Adobe Reader, formerly Acrobat Reader, announced today by Adobe. Stop that download... there's just one "small" problem!

How to make RSS better with PHP

RSS Syndication is virtually ubiquitous these days, so it's imperative that a PHP developer at least understand RSS and how it works. This article explains the basics and how to use PHP to create a much better RSS feed from a database, and how to use the XML_RSS module.

SCO's web site shows signs of life

Almost fully functional, Cluster Watch: Day 6 It may have been CEO Darl McBride or attorney David Boies, but someone has stepped up to fix the SCO Group's web site.

Linspire Linux continues multi-language push

Linspire Inc., which on Nov. 28 introduced a French-language version of its popular commercial Linux operating system, today announced the immediate digital availability of Linspire 5 in four other languages: German, Dutch, Espanol, and Standard English (UK).

WebReach, Inc. Launches Line of Health Network Appliances based on Open-Source

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 7, 2006 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WebReach, Inc. Announces Mirth Enterprise and Mirth Pico appliances based on Open Source Mirth HL7 middleware, deliver simplified, black-box data exchange at Dramatically Reduced Cost.

Using Automatix2 to add popular apps to Ubuntu

Following its installation, Ubuntu is rife with potential but lacks a number of highly desirable Linux applications. An informative online article gives step-by-step instructions on how to use Automatix2 to install Skype, Opera, the Macromedia Flash plugin for Firefox, Google Earth, Picasa, VMware Player, Adobe Reader, DVD support, and more.

Red Hat Magazine: November highlights

Red Hat Magazine - Best of November 2006

Novell's OpenOffice.org Is Not a Fork

Wakey, wakey, let's look at the facts, shall we? I've heard from several people in the last day that Novell's support for Open XML in OpenOffice.org 2 represents a fork in the code. Ah... no, I don't think so. What Novell is actually doing is its throwing its support behind the Open XML/ODF Translator project. This project is under the BSD open-source license. These translators can then be used to read and write to Microsoft's Open XML format.

Homemade Firefox videos to become TV ads

Mozilla announced today that Firefox browser fans are underwriting four 30-second videos to air on U.S. primetime TV this month. The ads were produced by Firefox fans in response to this year's "Firefox Flicks Video" campaign, which resulted in approximately 300 homemade clips about the browser.

Linux: Merging In 2.6.20

Following the release of the of the 2.6.19 kernel, Andrew Morton offered a list of patches in his -mm tree, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they will be pushed to Linus for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.20 kernel. Andrew's summaries were generally terse, often as simple as "shall merge" or "shall hold in -mm". Many patches were noted as having been forwarded on to the appropriate subsystem maintainer for further review. As per the current kernel development model, all major changes to find their way into 2.6.20 should be merged by the time 2.6.20-rc1 is released in mid-December, two weeks after 2.6.19 was released.

Loves Linux, Runs Windows

European governments have long complained about their dependence on Microsoft's software, but their rhetoric has not turned into a mass migration away from Windows. During the past few years, Europe's elected officials have made a lot of noise about ambitious projects to switch to open source software, including big migrations of government PCs in France, Germany, Spain and Norway.

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