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Hackers, Windows passwords, Linux and Knoppix

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 11, 2005 5:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Being the kind of technical person you are, you most likely identify with the old-time hacker ethic and disdain the popular use of the word"hacker" when"cracker" would be more apropos. ...

Linux in Government: Linux Desktop Reviews, Part IV - Linspire

Furthering the process of introducing and innovating Linux.

BitKeeper and Linux: The end of the road?

BitKeeper, the proprietary source management tool used by Linus Torvalds and other Linux kernel hackers to apply patches to their versions of the kernel, is once again at the center of controversy. This time it looks as if the relationship between Bitkeeper and the poster-child project for free software is going to come to an end as the result of irreconcilable differences. NewsForge has spoken with the three primary figures involved in the dispute -- Larry McEvoy, Linus Torvalds, and Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell -- to learn what happened and whether or not it could have been avoided.

Making a plastic texture with The GIMP

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 11, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I got the idea for this project during a visit to a jewelry art exhibition. The artwork on display incorporated an amazing range of unconventional media, including rusted iron, precious stones and metals, wood, plastic, and the like. One of the most interesting creations among the "wearable art pieces" was a plastic object with a satin finish. I liked this satin effect so much that I decided to re-create it as a graphic material using the GIMP.

Bloomberg Article on Blake Ross and Mozilla Firefox

The online edition of the Chicago Sun-Times is carrying a Bloomberg article about Blake Ross and Mozilla Firefox. In the report, Blake says that he believes Firefox could capture a fifteen percent share of the browser market over the next year. Security is also mentioned (Symantec found that Firefox had 31 security flaws to Internet Explorer's 13 between July and December last year).

Linux, Microsoft Battle Heats Up

The study, done by Yankee Group analyst Laura DiDio, showed that a majority of respondents that are implementing Linux are not collecting cost-of-ownership information.

Sarge vs. The Hoary Hedgehog?

The wildly popular Debian-based Ubuntu Linux distribution released its newest version, code-named Hoary Hedgehog, today. But Debian's own offering, code-named Sarge, remains on the sidelines.

Vmware on Ubuntu Hoary

  • Tuxme; By (Posted by tuxme on Apr 10, 2005 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ever wanted to run another OS within your Ubuntu Hoary installation? This article is a quick n' dirty how-to on installing Vmware in Ubuntu's recently released Hoary 5.04. See for the article.

Taking the Plunge into Linux

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Apr 10, 2005 10:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You're probably wondering why in the world I've chosen to use Linux. Well, first it was out of curiosity. Having seen it in action, I really wanted to try it. And now that I have, I'll stick with it. Goes Live

A new site to unite the individuals interested in Linux and Biometrics has opened its doors.'s purpose is to fill the biometrics void in the Open Source community. With the increased adoption of Linux in Europe and the recent increase in biometrics interest by the EU, this appears to be a field ready to blossom into heavy adoption and will be in need of OSS support.

Interview with Ladislav Bodnar -

  •; By Frantisek Hucek (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 10, 2005 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Born in former Czechoslovakia, now running from Taiwan the best site of linux distros DistroWatch.

Google, Firefox offerings shame Microsoft

  • Chicago Tribune (subscription) (Posted by dave on Apr 10, 2005 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
The week's most noticed giveaway was Google's addition of spy satellite images, which show nearly every address in the United States, to its map address-finding service. Even better was Firefox's new Scrapbook extension. A constant torrent of these new powerful tools stands naked as a lighthouse in a computer industry where innovation languishes like the cash building up in Microsoft's corporate treasury from continuing sales of the same old stuff.

How to spin statistics - Microsoft way

Info-Tech Research Group reports Microsoft could lose as much as 10% of its mid-sized business customers to Linux, in its best markets, over just the next three years. Sounds really bad for Microsoft, doesn’t it? That’s not how the story was reported.

ActiveGrid's Application Server Goes Open-Source

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 9, 2005 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ActiveGrid has released the early-access version of its open-source grid application server, combining XML, open-source and grid computing technology.

Understanding the Basic B2B Profile

The Basic Business-to-Business (B2B) Profile 1.0 is a profile that, in the fashion of the WS-I profiles, enables basic B2B integration scenarios using Web services technologies. In this paper, author Chris Ferris explain the profile's purpose and technical content.

Brazilian Java Users Society Joins JCP

Brazil's largest Java user group, SouJava, will now be able to take part in development, the Java Community Process announced at the broadly sponsored technical event CafeBrasil.

Linuxcounter estimates page updated; LXer mentioned

Maybe you now the Linuxcounter from the good old days. Well, it's still up, at, and it's age is almost 12 years now. It contained an estimates page, which estimated the number of Linux users in the world. The page was made in 2001, and needed an update. So, I decided to do just that, and of course, make a reference to the LXer migration DB.
You can view the new estimates page here. The estimate is a bit conservative however, but we shouldn't be boasting too much.
For people who had an account once: since a lot of inactive users were removed, it is possible your account was removed. Read on to see how you can reactivate.

Open-Source Project Offers Alternative to Visual Studio Team System

NTeam will use several existing open-source tools and applications and will cover various stages of the application development life cycle, just like Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System does.

The ultimate (generic) press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Our company, the leader in world-changing technology, is about to debut a revolutionary new open source-based solution that will change the IT marketplace paradigm forever. We expect wide acceptance among businesses ranging from Global 1000 companies to work-at-home network marketers, not to mention millions of individual computer users.

Announcing YES Linux 2.2 Build 2 available now!

  • Mailing list; By YES Linux Release Team (Posted by dave on Apr 8, 2005 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
YES Linux Release Team would like to announce the immediate availability of YES Linux 2.2 Build 2. This release of YES Linux features many updates.

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