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Customizing Dynebolic version 2

  •; By Tom 'Stomfi' Russell (Posted by grouch on Jun 2, 2006 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Dynebolic is a live CD distro packed with tools for working with sound and video files. Dynebolic uses the Squashfs filesystem to fit a lot of applications into a small space, along with a speed-tweaked kernel and the tools to perform well on low-end equipment. The upcoming Dyne:II release also lets you add and remove tools to create your own custom version of the distro. Here's how.

Ibm Applies Open Source Lessons to Commercial Apps

  •; By Vance McCarthy (Posted by grouch on Jun 2, 2006 2:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM is borrowing some important pages from the Open Source playbook in its pushes to re-architect its most valuable software assets, including Websphere and Tivoli.

Consistent backup with Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) snapshots

  • nixCraft; By LinuxTitli (Posted by nixcraft on Jun 2, 2006 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
LVM is an implementation of a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel. The biggest advantage is that LVM provides the ability to make a snapshot of any logical volume. A backup in which some of the files in the backup contain changes that were made after the files were checkpointed. This type of backup needs recovery before it can be made consistent. Inconsistent backups are usually created by taking online database backups; that is, the database is open while the files are being backed up. This article covers both old (read-only) partition and LVM snapshot methods to make a consistent backup.

Frontier Takes Off With Massively Parallel Flight Management ...

  • InformationWeek; By Charles Babcock (Posted by dcparris on Jun 2, 2006 12:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To stay competitive, Frontier has adopted Greenplum's Bizgres MPP business intelligence tools, which act on data in a PostgreSQL open source database.

KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting exceeds expectations

  • NewsForge; By N. Sanders (Posted by dcparris on Jun 2, 2006 11:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE members associated with the desktop environment's major multimedia components and marketing efforts met last weekend in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, at the KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting (K4M, previously known as K3M). Attendees discussed goals for their projects and wrote a fair amount of code that promises exciting improvements in KDE 4's multimedia components.

Report: Open Source a Judgment Standard

Open Source is changing the way that Gartner Group measures the application development market. The big loser as a result may well be proprietary Java application development tools, according to this Sean Michael Kerner report.

Linux News Urges Action on Net Neutrality

  LXer Feature: 2-June-06

I would not be where I am today without a free and open Internet. The same could be said for many, if not most, Internet users. Whether you use the Internet to engage in business, education, politics or religion, or you just want your fill of sex, hacking and multi-media, a free and open Internet is an absolute must.

KDE 3.5.3 Released

  • KDE Dot News; By Adriaan de Groot (Posted by grouch on Jun 2, 2006 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.3, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

MySQL addresses SQL injection vulnerability

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by grouch on Jun 2, 2006 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
MySQL AB has issued updates to its MySQL 4.1 and 5.0 series to address a SQL injection vulnerability. MySQL's action follows the PostgreSQL project's release last week to address the same issues.

News: Google to Take 630 Summer of Code Projects

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by grouch on Jun 2, 2006 3:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google has announced that it will accept no fewer than a whopping 630 open source projects for this year's Summer of Code. The number is up from last year's 410 projects. Sean Michael Kerner files this report.

SeaMonkey 1.0.2 Released

SeaMonkey 1.0.2 is now available. This release contains important security and stability improvements, and the SeaMonkey Council recommends that all users upgrade.

Open Source Industry Veteran, Paula Hunter, Joins Collax to Lead U.S. Marketing

European Leader in Bringing Linux Functionality to SMBs Now Building Management Team for Upcoming U.S. Launch

Switching Back to Desktop Linux

  • Linux DevCenter; By chromatic (Posted by grouch on Jun 2, 2006 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Almost everyone at O'Reilly owns an iBook or PowerBook and almost everyone runs Mac OS X. It's not everyone's ideal operating system, however. Recently, free software editor chromatic explained to Mac editor Derrick Story why he switched back to desktop Linux. Here's what he wants in a usable Unix desktop.

Hamilton Sundstrand Uses SGI Technology for Faster Analysis of Aerospace Components and Assemblies

SGI Altix and SGI InfiniteStorage Systems Boost Performance 5-10X for Multiple CFD and Structural Analyses

Web 2.0's Not GNU

The success of the free software movement is not due to or dependent upon the trustworthiness or virtue of the particpants, from individual long-haired hackers to IBM and Novell; the success comes from having clear, morally-grounded, legally-binding rules.

University moves toward open source despite some resistance

Systems administrators fighting tooth and nail for open source in their own all-Windows shops would be wise to look to John Scott for a little inspiration.

Open source debate brought to a close - for now

Arguments over whether open source software really does save money over commercial rivals have come to a head...

Mozilla's Thunderbird flies forth

Mozilla released an additional "security and stability" update to its Thunderbird email client, v1.5.0.4, on June 1.

Making SUSE Linux 10.1 the perfect desktop OS

  •; By Jem Matzan (Posted by grouch on Jun 1, 2006 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, SUSE
When you're done downloading and installing SUSE Linux 10.1 OSS, your desktop system is not complete. You might still need support for Java programs, MP3 audio files, and browser plug-ins for Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Video. You may also want to add support for playing DVD videos on your computer, and to try out the new XGL graphical toys. Here's how to effectively make SUSE Linux 10.1 into the perfect desktop OS.

OpenOffice Attracts its First Virus (and the press notices)

Two weeks ago, a Word Trojan with minimal impact was in the news, and now its StarOffice's turn, having taken a single "proof of concept" hit. So far, the "Stardust" virus seems to be bigger news.

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