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Cutting the tcp/ip network connection with cutter

  • nixCraft; By nixCraft (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 15, 2005 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
An essential utility for network or Linux firewall administrator.

ODF/XML Open Forum: Something Happened!

  •; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 15, 2005 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There was a lot of talk at the Open Forum on ODF and XML in Massachusetts yesterday. Followed by a lot of head-scratching by the multiple journalists in attendance over what, if anything, had happened. In fact, something did happen: Microsoft enunciated a strategy that is based upon coexistence with, rather than undermining ODF

Microsoft has most likely made a strategic decision that it will be sufficient for its XML Reference Schema to be blessed by Massachusetts – as compared to pressing for a final decision that would *include* its Schema while *excluding* ODF - a significant development in that in September it appeared that the goal was to block ODF from adoption at all.

University to get new open source lab

  • Inside Bay Area (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
The University of California, Berkeley's College of Engineering is expected to announce today the opening of a new Internet research lab and collaboration with Google, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems that will pump $7.5 million into the lab.

The new RAD Lab, to be located in Soda Hall, will focus its research on open source development of software for Internet services, according to the university. Technically, it will work on so-called Reliable, Adaptive and Distributed (RAD) systems, thus the name RAD Lab.

PCLinuxOS team releases v0.92 beta

  • (Posted by bstadil on Dec 15, 2005 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The PCLinuxOS development team has announced that PCLinuxOS 0.92 is now available for download. PCLinuxOS, a relatively new distribution (less than a year old), is an English-only Mandrake (now Mandriva) Linux derivative

Student council implements new voting system

The second semester student council election has elicited a new electronic voting system at Paly.

The student government decided to allow voting to be completely voluntary, after teachers from the history department voiced complaints to the council that the old mandatory voting system was flawed. According to a member of the council, the history teachers claimed that the old method of handing out ballots in social studies classes was undemocratic because it obligated students to vote, while the right to vote is actually discretionary.

Australia reluctantly contributes to open source

  • (Posted by bstadil on Dec 15, 2005 7:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Australian companies are not only lagging behind the United States and Asia when deploying Linux and open source software (OSS), they are also reluctant to contribute developer time back into the OSS community

Impressions: Kubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight CD 2

  •; By Distro Reviews (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 15, 2005 7:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Unlike a lot of people, I get very excited when a new beta of Ubuntu/Kubuntu is released. It's amazing how Ubuntu has taken the Linux community by storm over the past couple of years. Finally, Linux is stepping up to be a real contender on the desktop.

Taiwan's Quanta selected to build $100 Linux laptop

  • (Posted by bstadil on Dec 15, 2005 6:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taiwan's Quanta Computer has been selected to produce $100 Linux laptops developed at MIT, for eventual distribution to children in developing countries

[ED- We have covered this before but if this pans out according to plan Linux will get additional 4%-8% of the desktop market. -bstadil]

Postgresql 8.1.1 Released

  • Database Journal (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the month since the release of 8.1.0 several minor bugs have been fixed, which have been accumulated into the 8.1.1 release. 7.3.12, 7.4.10 and 8.0.5 patch releases are also available.

How-To Resize Your Windows Partition To Make Room For Linux

  • nixcraft; By nixcraft (Posted by rd2005 on Dec 15, 2005 6:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This is an easy step by step guide on how to resize your Windows partition using Knoppix to make room for a new Linux partition

Impressions: Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight CD 2

  •; By Distro Reviews (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 15, 2005 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight CD 2 announced it's released today. It was with great excitement that I proceeded to download this latest Ubuntu release to give it a shot.

Google improves music searches

  • Macworld; By James Niccolai, IDG News Service (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google revamped its Web search engine on Thursday to make it easier for users to find music-related content such as lyrics and track listings. It is pushing into an area that has been raising eyebrows among record labels.

Apache 2.2.0: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Apache 2.2.0 is major release of the Apache httpd server and includes a number of critical changes. Many of these changes are improvements of existing modules, but there are also a number of new modules and improvements in some aspects of the operational functionality. This article will cover some of the specific elements that have changed (with examples and alternative configurations) as well as discuss when to upgrade to the new version and when to wait for a future revision.

ODF: The Better, More Affordable Office Standard

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Opinion: If you take a close look, as many people have, it's clear that ODF, and not Open XML, is the better document standard.

OSDL cautiously optimistic on desktop Linux

  • Reg Developer; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has voiced cautious optimism that its latest initiative could finally herald a mass-market for Linux on the desktop.

Stymie RIAA / MPAA spider bots

p2p news / p2pnet: "Hiya," says an email we received a couple of hours ago. We don't usually open emails that start with Hiya. But this one looked a little different and, "I'm an open source developer and I've just finished a project I thought you might be interested in writing about," it said ----- a php script that, "generates fake apache directory indexes for the purpose of slowing, and overloading with false positives the RIAA/MPAA's spider bots."

Gmail now has a vacation response

  • Google (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 1:34 PM EDT)
Going on vacation or planning to be out of the office? No access to the Internet? No problem! Use Gmail's vacation responder to let people know you won't be able to get back to them right away. Here's how.

Gmail Contact Groups: Finally

You have been waiting for this feature for a long time, right? It will make group email blasts easy. Now, we need a v-card feature to click and save in our contact list.

Merry Christmas From The RIAA

  •; By Roy Mark (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The music industry dropped 751 copyright-infringement lawsuits in the mail today, bringing the total number of legal actions this year against alleged peer-to-peer (P2P) infringers to more than 7,000.

Aging computers hobble Homeland Security - DHS using Windows 95

  • C/Net News; By Anne Broache and Declan McCullagh (Posted by tadelste on Dec 15, 2005 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A recent extended downtime of Homeland Security computers only added to a list of issues the department is having with their network. Also included are system reverted back to Windows 95 after a failed Windows 2000 upgrade and databases only being linked to certain computers, meaning data must be entered repeatedly on different machines

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