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Enlightenment E17 - A Detailed Review

  • Yet Another Linux Blog; By Guest Editor - Misunderstruck (Posted by devnet on Aug 22, 2005 10:46 PM EDT)
My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments. The first one I installed was Enlightenment 16, which I must confess I had first heard of in Neal Stephenson's essay "In The Beginning There Was the Command Line.”

Novell Announces Worldwide Availability of Only Linux-Based, Cross-Platform Systems Management Suite

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Newest Version of Award-Winning Suite Enables Organizations to Ensure Security and Compliance and Reduce Management Costs

Review: Freespire 5.0 - Linspire Freed

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 22, 2005 9:37 PM EDT)
Hold on a sec... did you say Free-spire? It's true. It seems that a free Linspire clone has hit the ftp mirrors. DistroWatch reports 'Freespire is a new Linux distribution, a free edition of Linspire with all proprietary components and trademarks removed. The distribution comes with a free repository of over 1,500 packages available via apt-get and Synaptic.

Take a tour of Cloudscape and Apache Derby

The core of IBM Cloudscape is the Apache Derby open source database. With both you can take advantage of Java integration to create Java functions and stored procedures.

Linux: Linus Clarifies the Linux Trademark

There has been a large amount of confused coverage in the media recently regarding the Linux trademark. The confusion eventially reached the Linux Kernel Mailing List where active kernel development occurs, and Linus Torvalds offered some insight.

Sun Micro Announces Open-Source DRM Project

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun is throwing its hat in the DRM ring with the announcement of a project it calls the Open Media Commons initiative.

Torvalds wades into Linux trademark row

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Companies have been asked to pay up to $5,000 to use the Linux trademark, but Linus Torvalds insists this trademark sublicensing is a loss-making operation

Linux takes to the streets on Software Freedom Day

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by bstadil on Aug 22, 2005 6:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Australia is taking free and open source software to the streets with Australia's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, 2005.

Mambo, Open Source Phenomenon? Open Source Beer, Air Travel On Demand?

  • IT-Analysis (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The speed at which Open Source products can suddenly establish themselves seems remarkable. I guess it isn't so remarkable when you analyze the situation; the web has accelerated the speed of 'word-of-mouth' recommendation and dramatically increased its scope. Open Source products are also helped by the fact that the initial outlay is zero.

Apache Launches Open Source Software-Integration Project

  • InformationWeek (Posted by bstadil on Aug 22, 2005 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Apache Software Foundation on Monday launched an open-source project to develop application-integration middleware, a move that could lead to a viable alternative to vendor-supplied products used in service-oriented architectures.

O'reilly Releases " Linux in a Nutshell, Fifth Edition"

  • Corporate Media News (Posted by bstadil on Aug 22, 2005 5:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, " Linux in a Nutshell" covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions.

Eclipse Foundation Announces CDT 3.0

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Generation of Widely Adopted Eclipse CDT Project Now Available

Quake 3 Source Code Released

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
id Software has released the source code to Quake 3. You can find information about the source, links to the source, and links to projects around the source over at Liberated Games.

Apache encourages female coders

A 'welcoming environment' is being created to spur more women into get involved in Apache projects

New Novell tools link Linux, Windows systems

Novell Inc. today plans to announce that an upgrade of its ZENworks software will ship on Friday with complete life-cycle management capabilities for Linux systems and support for managing Windows PCs from servers running Linux.

Greater nominal fees for the Linux brand

  • Heise Online (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
According to press reports, some 90 Australian companies have been told they will have to pay between 2000 and 5000 Australian dollars if they want to keep using the Linux brand. According to Jon "Maddog" Hall, CEO at Linux International in the US, Linux Australia handles brand rights issues for Australia and sent out these letters. He added that similar letters could be sent out in the US soon by the Linux Mark Institute (LMI), which handles the brand rights for Linux there. Linux Torvalds has held the rights to the brand "Linux" since 1997. He has specified a number of rules for the use of this name.

Progress Takes Eclipse Track

Progress Software Corp. announced that it has joined the open source community, Eclipse Foundation, and will base future tools on the Eclipse platform.

Day for software freedom

  • Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Australia will organise the country's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, the organisation's president, Jonathan Oxer, said today. The Day is a global initiative in 63 countries to take free and open-source software to the public.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 10

  • Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 10 of Fedora Weekly News.

Review: HD-3000 HDTV tuner card

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story's $170 HD-3000 PCI high definition television tuner card supports over-the-air HD broadcasts and even some HD cable, as well as standard US television. You may remember this product from when the company announced it would ignore the now defunct broadcast flag. Politics aside, how well does it perform? Fairly well on standard broadcasts, but I had less success with HDTV programming -- through no fault of the hardware.

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