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The head of Microsoft Corp's Linux and Open Source Software Lab is taking on responsibility for the company's shared source initiative after its former manager, Jason Matusow, stepped up to the role of director in the corporate standards strategy team.
THE MOZZARELLA Foundation's new version of the open sauce browser Firefox is apparently shipping with reduced functionality.
Donald French, a Firefox user and President of the Institute for Advanced Professional Studies in Boston, Massachusetts said that the loss of functionality is only noticable if you read the release notes and who ever does that?
According to French, Flamingbadger 1.5 blocks the use of any plug-in that it thinks is incompatible with its operation.
XenSource, the company founded to provide support and maintenance for the open source Xen virtual-machine monitor, is releasing its first commercial product, a set of tools that the company says will make it easier to virtualize servers.
Called XenOptimizer, the product is in beta for the latest release of Xen, a community-developed program that provides an alternative to commercial offerings from VMware and others.
Major Linux Vendors Reach Major Milestone in Advancing Enterprise Adoption of Debian GNU/Linux
The good people of one of the larger Debian deployments in the world (80k+ debian boxes) have generously offered to host a number of work meetings for debian during 2006.
Debian GNU/Linux, a free Linux distribution started by Ian Murdock in 1993, is the fastest growing distribution for web servers, according to figures collated by network services vendor Netcraft.
The British company, which releases a monthly report on the number of active websites, web server software and operating systems in use, said its latest survey had counted 1.2 million active sites hosted on Debian. Netcraft chart
[ed: Please remember that Debian does not get counted in "sales" of Linux figures. - tadelste]
BeleniX is a free live CD based on the OpenSolaris kernel. With it you can have Solaris, which once ran exclusively on SPARC servers, powering your modest desktop computer. But with few applications and lacking an installation script, the Live CD does little more than slake a nerd's thirst for a taste of Solaris.
XYZComputing.com has published a human-interest story about helping Mom and Dad learn to use a Linux-based desktop computer. The author explains how he moved his elderly parents from a problematic Windows XP desktop system to Mandriva PowerPack 10, leaving spyware, viruses, slow performance, and myriad other problems behind.
"I did not write this to say that people who do not know much about computers need to be told what to do, or to assert that Windows is not a good OS for casual users, but rather to point out that Linux is a great choice for this," Author Sal Cangeloso writes.
Installing softwares was always a command line job in Linux. And many a times people have wondered why we can't have a installer like you have in windows for instance. Here is an article which describes about Autopackage, which is one such installer which makes installing softwares in Linux as much (if not more) easier than in windows.
DaVinci Technology Enables OEMs to Implement Digital Video Without Codec or DSP Expertise
SSC provides open source Content Management System to government agencies The State Services Commission has made available to government agencies, both central and local, the open source code for a Government Web Guidelines compliant Content Management System.
Intel will invest more than $1 billion in India over the next five years to increase its presence in a country that continues to evolve into an economic powerhouse. The plan was announced by Intel Chairman Craig Barrett today.
Safari has become the world's third most-used Web browser while Internet Explorer continues to lose its grip on the worldwide information superhighway.
New research from Web analysis firm Market Share shows Safari with 2.78 per cent of the market, up from 1.56 per cent in December 2004.
In the previous installment of this four-part series regarding creating spatially enabled Web applications, you learned how to create a local datasource mapping mailing addresses to latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates using the Geo::Coder::US Perl package and the U.S Census Bureau's TIGER/Line data. In this final installment, you'll learn how to make this data available to the world through a Perl-based Web service. To demonstrate the service's capabilities, a PHP-driven client will pass a mailing address to the Web service, retrieve the spatial data made available through this Web service, and finally feed it to the Google Maps API to produce a map marking the location of the mailing address.
Red Hat and Fujitsu are expanding their global partnership agreement, expanding applications to Primequest Intel Architecture servers to support Red Hat enterprise Linux.
To build something flexible and extendable, you're going to need to use a well-known integrated path to relay messages to the central server. Syslog-ng will handle that. You'll use a simple program in perl as a destination for some Snort messages relayed over syslog-ng. The perl program will use a PostgreSQL database to store the messages in a very custom fashion. You'll employ perl again in the frontend utilizing Mason to throw together a simple console to view messages. From the example in the article, a user should be able to incorporate other syslog enabled daemons into the security framework and begin correlating events systematically.
New "Velocity System(TM)" Delivers the Industry's Most Complete and Flexible Solutions-Focused Managed Service Provider (MSP) Offering
Ad-supported, open-source apps are gaining ground on traditionally licensed programs like MS Office and Windows.
[Ed.- Am I the only one reading this who is reminded of the hundreds of science-fiction stories that predict an ad-saturated society that you can't turn off? -tuxchick.]
When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got from readers with suggestions for other tools. With all those good suggestions, it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities to cover some of the programs that didn't make the first column.
Welcome to our issue number 24 of Fedora Weekly News.
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