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Blocking Adverts and Malware

  • The Linux Box; By Adam Trickett (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While browsing the Internet the quality of the service you receive may be degraded by various factors such as adverts & maleware most of these undesirable elements are simply annoying, and to dial-up users in particular are costly, but some may be serious security threats.

Essential Firefox extensions you should download today - part 4

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If the last three days' worth of Firefox extensions have only whetted your appetite for more, we're here for one last installment to feed that hunger.

Apps o'plenty for SuSE Linux users

Corporate Linux server buyers who may think that Red Hat is the only game in town for broad application support may want to think about investigating in Novell's SuSE, as several vendors announced enterprise products that run on the platform this week.

Getting Flat, Part 1

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Our Senior Editor digs into Tom Friedman's new bestseller, from a Linux/open source angle.

Eclipse To Pursue Open-Source Tools For Parallel Computing

The Eclipse Foundation is forging ahead with an attempt to bring order to the fragmented field of tools for building software to run on parallel computers.

LPI certification 101: Linux Fundamentals

In this tutorial, Daniel Robbins begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute's Exam 101 Release 2. In this first in a series of four tutorials on the 101 exam, Daniel introduces you to bash (the standard Linux shell), shows you how to take full advantage of standard Linux commands such as ls, cp, and mv, explains Linux's permission and ownership model, and much more.

Interview with the Open Source Software Institute's executive director

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
John Weathersby is head of the Mississippi-based Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), which earlier this year signed its second Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy. This is the lightly-edited transcript of an IM conversation we had with Weathersby last month.

Monitor Linux file system events with inotify

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Inotify is a file system event-monitoring mechanism slated for inclusion in upcoming Linux kernels that is designed to serve as an effective replacement for dnotify, which was the de facto file-monitoring mechanism supported in older kernels. Inotify is a powerful, fine-grained, asynchronous mechanism ideally suited for a variety of file-monitoring needs including, but not limited to, security and performance.

Professional Sound Editing with Audacity

  • LinuxDevCenter.com (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think Linux lacks for good multimedia creation and editing applications? Think again. In the world of sound editing, Audacity is powerful and easy to use, and it's free software. Howard Wen explores the design, features, and future of Audacity.

At the Sounding Edge: What's Going On with Csound?

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A look at what's changed and what's new in Csound5, the major overhaul to the long-standing Csound software sound synthesis language.

Windows to Linux: A Beginner's Startup Guide

  • ReallyLinux.com; By Mark Rais (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 12:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
If you have any experience with Windows, the switch to Linux will be relatively simple. Truly, the biggest challenge is to find the tools and applications you need in Linux. This beginner startup guide will give you plenty of ideas how to access key tools and how they relate to Windows.

Small but mighty: little Bricolage carries a huge newsfeed

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 14, 2005 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Interview; Groups:
Of the multiple hundreds of thousands of open source projects on Source Forge, the vast numerical majority is small projects run by one or two persons. This interview with Bricolage founder David Wheeler is one of a series of interviews of small projects which have contributed mightily to the richness of open source.

LinuxWorld Magazine Interview: MySQL Network

  • LinuxWorld; By Martin C. Brown (Posted by yuk on Apr 14, 2005 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: MySQL
The MySQL Network is a new service operated by MySQL AB to help companies use and deploy MySQL technology in their applications. It bundles up a number of different components into a single chargeable service and includes certified copies of the MySQL binaries, online and phone-based support, full access to the MySQL KnowledgeBase, and updates and notifications of new releases.

Crunch time for Linus

  • Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) (Posted by dave on Apr 14, 2005 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
There is unease within the Linux kernel development project following Linus Torvalds' decision to stop using the BitKeeper source code management system. Torvalds reportedly decided to start using BitKeeper three years ago because it made him much more productive. It helped him to deal with large numbers of kernel patches submitted by developers, who often got fed up waiting for a patch to be evaluated.

Review: Tenor, The Context Link Engine

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Apr 14, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
The increasing number of files that are showing up on computers make traditional heirarchical file management systems harder and harder to use, regardless of platform. One group in the KDE Project believes they may be onto the solution with the context-based file management system known as Tenor.

IBM Hiring Mozilla Firefox Programmer

CNET News.com is reporting that IBM is looking for a Mozilla Firefox programmer. The position involves "enhancing the Mozilla Firefox Web browser with new features complimentary to IBM's On Demand middleware stack." According to the article, IBM says that the successful candidate will make contributions to the Firefox project.

Linux: Continued git Development

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Apr 14, 2005 2:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Rapid git development continues, though most discussions have moved from the lkml to a new git mailing list.

SCO Gives Sun Blessings to Open-Source Solaris

The SCO Group CEO reveals that the company's been made aware of Sun's plans to open-source Solaris and approves of them.

Linux programmer wins legal victory

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Apr 14, 2005 12:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
German court supports effort to enforce the General Public License, which governs countless projects in the free and open-source software realms.

IBM patent sparks open source code rewrite

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Apr 14, 2005 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
A patent filed by IBM has prompted PostgreSQL developers to rewrite an algorithm, even though IBM says it is opening up many of its patents for the open source community

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