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Business Management System has Linux-based back end.

Designed for back-end deployment on Nitix Linux-based OS, Sage Accpac ERP uses IBM DB2 or Pervasive.SQL database to provide automated ERP administration. Front-end software can be run on both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems, with ability to run Linux and Windows clients in parallel against same database. Sage Accpac ERP also enables small enterprises freedom to choose from variety of industry leading databases.

February 2006 - From the Editor: Nick Gets His Wish

Introducing Nicholas Petreley as the new Editor in Chief ofLinux Journal.

[Ed: Here's wishing Nicholas all the best in his new position as LJ's Editor-in-Chief - dcparris]

Mozilla Newsgroups Migration Scheduled

Frank Wein has announced that the migration and reorganization of Mozilla newsgroups will take place in January 2006.

Linux Netwosix Creator Discusses 2.0 Vistion, Future

  • SYS-CON Media; By LinuxWorld News Desk (Posted by tadelste on Jan 2, 2006 6:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The recent announcement of the 2.x branch of Linux Netwosix may prompt LinuxWorld readers to ask why there were two releases--1.3 and 2.0-rc1--of this software within a week. So we contacted its creator, 19-yeard-old Vincenzo Ciaglia (left) of the University of Salerno, Italy to find the answer to this and other questions.

KDE 4 to Support Apple Dashboard Widgets

The start of something bigger?

It's official; Zack Rusin, a lead developer of KDE, has stated in his journal that the upcoming KDE 4 will be able to run and display Dashboard widgets much in the same way that Mac OS X 10.4 can. He writes:

I finally got most the implementation of the HTML Canvas element for KHTML finished. It's in the kdelibs-js branch in SVN. After George/Maks merge their other changes we'll merge it to HEAD. I'm planning to add full OSX Dashboard compatibility layer for Plasma (hence why I've spent most of the day yesterday on implementing the Canvas element).

Quickuml 2.0 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

Excel Software began shipping QuickUML 2.0 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. QuickUML is an intuitive UML tool, well suited to agile development methods or extreme programming.

Linux Netwosix Creator Discusses 2.0 Vision, Future

  • LinuxWorld Magazine; By linuxworld (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 2, 2006 4:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
The recent announcement of  the 2.x branch of Linux Netwosix may prompt LinuxWorld readers to ask why there were two releases--1.3 and 2.0-rc1--of this software within a week.  So we contacted its creator, 19-yeard-old Vincenzo Ciaglia of the University of Salerno, Italy to find the answer  to this and other questions. Exclusive Interview with 19-Year-Old Vincenzo Ciaglia.
Linux Netwosix Creator Discusses 2.0 Vision, Future @ LINUXWORLD MAGAZINE

Open source applications and games for Symbian phones

Smart phones are real computers with multimedia capabilities. You can find many open source applications for these devices, covering many different areas, including multimedia, office, calculation, games, Global Positioning System (GPS), and even development languages.

Trojan Attacks Google AdSense

  • eBCVG; By IT Observer Staff (Posted by dcparris on Jan 2, 2006 3:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new Trojan horse is designed to produce forge Google ads that are formatted to look like legitimate ones. The Trojan attempts to incorporate its ads in Google AdSense publishers program. Once installed, the Trojan horse downloads itself onto the computer and replaces the original ads with its own ads.

Separating the cart from the horse

  • ITworld.com; By Sean McGrath (Posted by dcparris on Jan 2, 2006 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Imagine a world in which carts full of goods are designed to be pulled by a single horse. If the horse slows down, the cart moves more slowly. If the horse dies unexpectedly, the cart comes to an immediate halt and a lot of time and money is expended, pulling all the contents out of the cart for transfer to a second horse-and-cart combo.

[Ed: While Windows as an alternative OS would never cross my mind, I still think the article has value. Find a decent OS, like one of the BSDs or something. Windows? Ya gotta be kidding! - dcparris]

Slush Funds, Litigation for Linux Advocates

Linux users feel pretty content just running their systems. Some even complain when newswires run stories about Microsoft. The users don't feel threatened, but should they?

A new year and a new media for Mozilla Links

  • Mailing list; By Mozilla Links Newsletter (Posted by tadelste on Jan 2, 2006 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: Interview
Hope you are still enjoying the celebrations of the new year and wish you all the best.

UK school learns a Linux lesson

  • NewsForge; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by dcparris on Jan 2, 2006 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Like many schools, Parkhill Junior School in Essex, UK, was short on space and short on money, but long on the need to keep up with the ever-expanding role of technology in the classroom. Alison Seagrave, the computer curriculum development manager at Parkhill, found a way to provide her students with more computers, Internet access, and a good selection of software, all for under£1,000, using Linux.

[Ed: Excellent case study on GNU/Linux in schools - dcparris]

Linux-based Media Centers By VWB

  • EFY Times (press release); By EFY News Network (Posted by tadelste on Jan 2, 2006 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Revolutionary advancement in media center technology showcased the Linux-based Media Center at the Consumer Electronics Show. It supports Apple iPod and iTunes, Google Video, AOL Optimized 9.0, and more.

Victoria Murphy Barrett On Information Technology

Tech roars. There’s too much good stuff coming out of Silicon Valley and elsewhere for tech buyers to sit on the sidelines. Non-tech companies in 2006 will again tout technology as their chief competitive advantage.

24 April: MySQL Users Conference

  • EFY Times (press release); By EFY News Network (Posted by tadelste on Jan 2, 2006 9:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: MySQL
The annual event is an unmatched opportunity for databases developers, DBAs, users, and vendors to come together and share the latest information on MySQL and open source technology. The theme for the 2006 conference is `Discover, Connect, Succeed, Scale Your Business with MySQL'.

Presentations with Pylize

  • Linux.com; By Keith Fieldhouse (Posted by dcparris on Jan 2, 2006 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
If you need to give a presentation, you're going to need slides. If you don't give presentations often, you may spend a lot of time playing hunt-the-feature with a traditional presentation application as you try to bring the slides in your mind's eye to the screen. Pylize, a Python-based command-line tool, lets you use familiar HTML coding techniques to get the job done.

What's So Bad About Microsoft? Bloat.

Why is it that Microsoft's products keep mushrooming in size with each new release always requiring significantly more disk space and more processing power than the last time? This is Microsoft's way of rubbing Intel's back so that Intel will give Microsoft preferential treatment when it comes out with new chip specs.

Spyware's bad; free software to fight it is good

  • Seattle Times; By Phillip Robinson (Posted by dcparris on Jan 2, 2006 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Do you have to spend $80 to $100 on security software with that new computer? No. Pick a Macintosh or Linux computer, and you're pretty well protected from Internet threats such as viruses and spyware.

[Ed: It's more about freeware than free software. Still, it's good they mentioned GNU/Linux and Mac as solid options. - dcparris]

The Data Strategy Adviser:

  • DMReview.com; By Lou Agosta (Posted by dcparris on Jan 2, 2006 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the coming year, data warehousing trends will be driven by factors obvious and less obvious. Among the obvious drivers are data volumes that continue to grow by leaps and bounds, increasing intolerance for latency in getting answers to business questions and the expanding diversity and complexity of data types.

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