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OSDL Targets Next-Generation Handsets With Mobile Linux Initiative

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Working Group Supports Growing Opportunity for Linux in Mobile Market; More Than 2.8 Billion Mobile Phones Expected to be in Use by 2009

Open source monitoring tool saves financial firm time, money

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jack Loftus (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Eventually, Yodlee would discover Groundwork Monitor, an open source monitoring application from Emeryville, Calif.-based GroundWork Open Source Solutions Inc., as a way to save time and money. But first, the company did it's best to make due with OpenView.

Out With the Old Desktop and in With the New: Glide Effortless Featuring a Brand New Patent Pending Bubble Interface, the First Complete Overhaul of the Desktop in More Than 20 Years

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome to Glide Effortless the complete portable desktop solution that combines the functionality of software with the sharing possibilities of online services. It is also very easy to use. Glide is designed to replace the need for many single purpose software applications and web services, enabling users to simplify and consolidate their digital lives and save time and money.

Say Hello to Edubuntu

Thursday marked the release of Ubuntu Linux version 5.10 (thats year dot month), better known as "Breezy Badger." Since the release of "Warty Warthog" a year ago, Ubuntu has quickly become one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in the world, thanks to a combination of good timing, good taste and a focus on global collaboration and community building. Ubuntu Linux is and always will be completely free.

Of particular interest to educators is the new Edubuntu distribution, which is a special version of Ubuntu Linux tailored for schools. The first Edubuntu release only represents a few months of work, so its goals are modest, particularly for the casual user.

Its big innovation is infra-structural: a significant re-working of the architecture of the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP), which is used to connect Linux thin clients to a server. A computer with Edubuntu installed is ready to act as a thin client server right out of the box.

Bnetd reverse engineering ruling may stifle innovation

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 17, 2005 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Blizzard Entertainment, maker of the popular Warcraft and Diablo videogame titles, handed opponents of reverse engineering perhaps their most potent weapon to date last month when the US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in its case against open source software developers who had created BnetD, an application that emulated Blizzard's Battle.Net and let gamers connect with each other outside of the company's servers.

Edubuntu 5.10 Official Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the first Edubuntu release Edubuntu 5.10. The Edubuntu 5.10 release consists of an Install CD for the PC (Intel x86), 64-bit PC (AMD64) and PowerPC (Apple iBook and Powerbook, G4 and G5) architectures. Edubuntu is a flavour of the Ubuntu operating system, which is optimised for classroom use. It has been developed in collaboration with teachers and technologists around the world.

OSDir's got some damn sweet shots of Edubuntu 5.10 Official.

DistroWatch Weekly: 'Breezy Badger' notes, wireless on SUSE 10.0, Kate OS, Google Earth

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Oct 17, 2005 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly. The timely release of Ubuntu Linux 5.10 and its sister distributions last Thursday was the event of the week - this issue naturally starts with a closer look at "Breezy Badger". We'll also investigate wireless network configuration on SUSE Linux 10.0, feature the unusual, Slackware-inspired Kate OS distribution, and ask why the otherwise Linux-friendly Google has expended so little effort to make Google Earth available on our preferred operating system. Happy reading! Join us at #distrowatch

Open Doors To Innovation

  • InformationWeek; By Larry Greenemeier (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 3:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Small and midsize companies are creating IT infrastructures based on open-source software to reduce licensing fees and increase flexibility

Is open source coming to a mobile near you?

  •; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by ralph on Oct 17, 2005 2:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), an industry consortium devoted to improving Linux, plans to launch an initiative today to bring the open source operating system to mobile phones.

Get a terabyte of storage on Windows and Linux

  • Inquirer; By Doug Mohney (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 2:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people who chimed in complained that the NetGear box didn't support anything other than Windows – I don't find this to be a tragic big deal since if you're running Linux, you can find yourself a way to rig up a RAID array with a suitable distro on a spare server.

Microsoft begin to squeal over Massachusetts decision.

Warning. If you read any further, you will find yourself at ground 0.0 of the biggest battle the computer industry has ever seen. It is where the biggest warriors from the proprietary software world, the open standards world, and the open source world are engaged in hand-to-hand combat. At least for the moment, the open source and open standards worlds (the Rebel Alliance) appear to have joined sides against the proprietary warlords, led by Microsoft.

CLI Magic: Trojan Scan

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 17, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We're all about security this week. Not the security you get from being all wrapped up in a baby-blanket, coddling, gratuitous GUI, but the kind that comes from knowing who is connected to your machine, and why. Trojan Scan is a simple but effective tool that monitors connections and alerts you to unauthorized activity of the sort that a rootkit, trojan, or other bad-to-the-bone-ware might engage in. Jump down out of that hi-tech hammock you're in and let's take a look.

BEA Aquires More Stack

  • The Register; By Martin Banks (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 12:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is undeniably hard for technology vendors like BEA to step outside of their comfort zone of talking technological terms, especially when they are dealing with the still-alien concept of enabling `business services’ rather than simply selling products. This is brought into relief even more sharply when it acquires businesses that extend the ability to provide those services.

Comment of the Day - October 17, 2005 - SMB's Real World Problems

rht wrote: "The speil of most advocates for change in the server setup of SMEs (or SMBs or whatever you like to call small business) goes something like this: If you've got lots of little server boxes replace them with a smaller number of bigger boxes; if you've got a small number of bigger boxes replace them with a quasi-mainframe; vice versa; replace the one or more OSs you currently have with a single OS; and, by the way, our organisation just happens to sell the hardware/software/services that will make your migration path simple, trouble-free and expensive."

from the article Linuxworld Special: Migrate and Consolidate Leveraging Linux

Mandriva Linux 2006 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - 2006 is the ultimate version of Mandriva Linux. It is the fruit of the convergence of three technologies: Mandriva, Conectiva and Lycoris. Mandriva Linux 2006 is also more easy-to-use, more user-friendly and more powerful. It is ideal for the needs of all customers, from the beginner to the SOHO user. New features in 2006: Desktop Search tool, Interactive Firewall, new package manager: Smart, DeltaRPM updates; new installer feature; new software: graphical desktops: KDE 3.4 & GNOME 2.10; better look-and-feel and ergonomics...

OSDir's got shots of the super-slick Mandriva Linux 2006.

Interview with Tony Bove, Author of "Just Say No to Microsoft" at XYZ Computing

  • XYZ Computing; By Swank1 (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 16, 2005 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
This is an interview with Tony Bove, author of the upcoming book, "Just Say No to Microsoft".

Microsoft Admits Trouble with Windows

The plan Mr. Allchin ultimately proposed was an ambitious one. The first step was simple; throw out years of code built into Longhorn and start fresh. They would rebuild Windows into one fresh kernel that was being built - Linux style - for a Windows Server OS. The idea was to make Windows a series of modules built into a core, so that Microsoft could simply plug in features at will without disrupting other modules. The second step, led by Amitabh Srivastava, was to automate the tasks of bug detection and bug fixing, tasks traditionally done by hand.

Get Linux drivers for wireless network cards

  • Tech World; By Steve Blass (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Steve Blass writes "No problem: if you can't get a Linux driver, Ndiswrapper lets you use the Windows drivers."

Mr. Blass knows one side of the story, using Windows drivers isn't always a panacea. - Ed

Return of the Sith ... err... astroturfers

Like smoke to a fire, you can follow the astroturf to whatever frightens Microsoft the most. This time it is the partnership between Google and Sun Microsystems to build a web based multi-platform distributed client office suite. Geee... for most companies this would mean the choice of operating system would no longer matter as long as a browser existed. I seem to remember the same behavior when Netscape began to plan such a project. Cold chills in Redmond today?

KernelTrap: Infrequent Updates Into November

I will be making infrequent updates to KernelTrap for the next 3-4 weeks. During that time, the infrastructure behind KernelTrap will be makeing a few changes. For the past many months, we've been running on a server borrowed from Oregon State University'sOpen Source Lab [story]. Shortly, we will be migrating back to our own server, still hosted in the wonderful Open Source Lab. The migration itself should be transparent. Beyond that, I will soon be making efforts to upgrade the site to the upcomingDrupal 4.7, bringing in many improvements over the currently running Drupal 4.5 release. Finally, I'll be taking advantage of this time to pursue long standing efforts to improve the functionality and layout of the site.

Though there will be only infrequent updates to the front page, don't forget that the KernelTrapforums remain active, including specialLinux,OpenBSD,FreeBSD,DragonFlyBSD,NetBSD,GNU/Hurd andhardware forums. As time permits, features will occasionally be posted to the front page, including an interview that I'm currently working on. By mid-November, I expect to be able to begin making more regular updates again.

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