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Oracle Taking On Red Hat in Linux Market

Oracle has announced it's "Unbreakable Linux" program. According to Oracle, they take Red Hat Linux, remove Red Hat's trademarks, add Linux bug fixes and then offer support at prices that undercut Red Hat. Not to say anything, but doesn't that amount to an endorsement of Red Hat by Oracle?

AIX commands you should not leave home without

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Shiv Dutta (Posted by solrac on Oct 26, 2006 5:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
AIX has a vast array of commands that enable you to do a multitude of tasks. Depending on what you need to accomplish, you use only a certain subset of these commands. There are a few core commands that you commonly use. This article will cover some of the core commands with the intent to provide a list that you can use as a ready reference.

Curtin undergrad wins open source contest

Curtin University of Technology Sarawak undergraduate Lai Chiong Ching emerged winner of the Sarawak open source competition with his entry File Injection and Retrieval Application Version 2 (FIRA2).

Novell announces PCs preloaded with SUSE Linux

Wouldn't it be great to just get a PC with Linux already installed and ready to go? Novell thinks that's a grand idea too, and on Oct. 25 announced agreements with four white-box PC manufacturers who will globally distribute PCs pre-loaded with SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10.

Walmart.com Relaunches With Open Source Features

The world's largest retail has relaunched Walmart.com after a 13-month overhaul.

Red Hat Gives Denkavit's Web Applications Added Bite

Major European animal food manufacturer first to implement Oracle EnterpriseOne running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Xandros layoffs? Just staffing 'adjustments'

Xandros, a distributor of Linux desktop and server operating systems, caught at least five of its employees by surprise last week by suddenly terminating their employment without warning. While CEO Andreas Typaldos says the move is simply an "in-flight adjustment," at least one former employee questions that statement.

trixbox 2.0 released

rixbox 2.0 beta will be available for download on Wednesday. This release will be Fonality's first big contribution to the trixbox/Asterisk community after the recent Fonality acquisition of trixbox. which certainly caused a stir within the Asterisk community. I spoke with Chris Lyman, CEO of Fonality, to find out more about this major new release of trixbox.

White-box PC Makers Pre-Install Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise ...

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today announced it has signed agreements with four white-box PC manufacturers who will globally distribute PCs pre-loaded with SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell(R). European manufacturers ETegro Technologies, MAXDATA and Transtec along with R Cubed Technologies in the United States will sell notebooks and/or desktop computers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 already installed, giving customers around the world simplified access to a complete desktop computing solution that dramatically reduces costs, improves end-user security and increases workforce productivity.

DE: Der Pinguin tanzt

  • Frankfurter Rundschau Online; By Iris Hilberth (Posted by incinerator on Oct 26, 2006 12:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux

DE: Aktueller deutscher Artikel ueber das Muenchner LiMux-Projekt.

EN: Recent article written in German, reporting about Munich's city council's LiMux project. LiMux is a project to migrate virtually all PC IT kit to GNU/Linux, including desktops.

Review: Firefox 2.0 is a solid improvement

Not to be outdone by the debut of Internet Explorer 7 last week, the Mozilla team has released Firefox 2.0 with a minor makeover, a few new features, and a number of enhancements to existing features. It's not a drastic change from the 1.5 series, but Firefox 2.0 bring enough improvements to make the upgrade worthwhile.

Open Source Database meets needs of embedded industry.

Developers Gain Improved Performance, Availability and Ease of Use with Newest Release of Open Source, Embeddable Database

Citrix shuns Linux due to 'lack of demand'

  • ComputerWeekly.com; By Antony Savvas (Posted by dcparris on Oct 25, 2006 11:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Citrix says it has no interest in delivering native Linux support in its products, and that it will continue to rely on the Windows platform. The company, which is a close partner of Microsoft, says there is no significant demand for Linux in the public and private sector.

[Let me guess. They read one of those Microsoft-sponsored studies. Meanwhile, in other FUD... - dcparris]

Debugging Make

Most UNIX and Linux programs are built by running make. Make and utilities like it are fundamental tools for streamlining the application build process. Learn the structure of the makefile, how to avoid common mistakes in its creation, and how to solve or work around portability issues and other problems as they crop up.

Linux-based tablets and webpads

This bare-bones computer module measures 3 x 5 x 1 in., weighs approximately 9.1 ounces, and packs the functions of a full PC based on a 1GHz processor running Linux -- minus the power supply, display, and I/O connectors.

Japanese game show?

Sometimes the comments are better than the story:

"[Announcer] Today's guest is Sam Higgins, who insisted that security in regards to Firefox is "a concern but it needs to have a proper cost benefit analysis done and is dependant on the organization's protection strategy..."

[Chip] Mr. Higgins has had a pacemaker installed in his chest. It has been designed to run based on whether Internet Explorer keeps from being hacked..."

MyFaces and Facelet Java-based MVC Web apps

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Susan L. Cline (Posted by solrac on Oct 25, 2006 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The ready-to-download sample application in this article uses a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture to illustrate the power of the MyFaces components and the ease of developing with Apache Derby and the latest view technology, Facelets.

Pretty is a feature

  • Shuttleworth's Blog; By Mark Shuttleworth (Posted by dcparris on Oct 25, 2006 8:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
If we want the world to embrace free software, we have to make it beautiful. I’m not talking about inner beauty, not elegance, not ideological purity… pure, unadulterated, raw, visceral, lustful, shallow, skin deep beauty.

Ibm, Oracle Join Forces For Linux

The joint initiative includes sales collaboration, expanded technology solutions centres.

DE: Volle Fahrt voraus für Linux in München

Die Stadt München will die begonnene Umstellung von über 80 Prozent der Desktop-Systeme auf Linux bis 2008 abschließen und verweist auf positive Erfahrungsberichte erster Anwender der freien Software in der Verwaltung.

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