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Red Hat Linux 4.0 offers power, security

  • Computerworld Malaysia (Posted by dave on Apr 2, 2005 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
IN our Clear Choice test of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, (we tested RHEL 4.0 Advanced Server, Red Hat’s most robust Linux distribution), we found huge performance gains over previous editions, beefed up security options and vastly improved hardware detection mechanisms. Weekly Screenshot Tours Weekly Screenshot Tours for March 31, 2005. We had another great week in the screenie department at OSDir, grabbing nice shots of Linspire 5.0, SkyOS 5.0 Beta 8.4, Foresight Desktop Linux 0.6, Conectiva Linux 10 and Turkix 10.0 Alpha

GeNToo - Gentoo on the Microsoft NT kernel

Gentoo is happy to announce the first experimental release of Gentoo for the NT kernel! Away from mainstream Gentoo a group of developers has managed to push the flexibility of our distribution to new heights and getting it to run natively on the well-known NT kernel!

Linux : April Fools on LKML

Every year thelkml sees a handful of April 1'st gags, and this year was no exception.

Best practice XML importing to OpenOffice with XSLT

When it comes to importing generic XML into OpenOffice, the user is on his own. This article offers a quick XSLT tool for this purpose and demonstrates the Calc import of records-oriented XML. In addition to learning a practical trick for working with Calc, you might also learn a few handy XSLT techniques for using dynamic criteria to transform XML.

How to Get Your Boss to Approve Open Source

  • LXer; By John H Terpstra (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 1, 2005 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Maria Winslow has done the open source advocate a treat. Her book is a great tool you can use to not only create awareness of open source, but also buy-in from senior management. Do not miss out.

'Open source, more than Linux, the real winner for business'

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CSC, formerly Computer Sciences Corporation, is a fortune 500 company supplying high level IT services to companies and government agencies in 76 locations on 6 continents . The organisation employs nearly 80 000 people and reported revenues of US$13.9 billion last year. In November CSC Leading Edge Forum completed 18 months of research into OSS. The report Open Source: Open for Business (7.8 MB) explores the usage and potential of open source both within the company and amongst its heavyweight client base.

Samba, Soccer and Open Source

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since the election of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil has gradually become a beachhead for Open Source, and consequently a thorn in Microsoft's side. Soon after his election, President da Silva appointed Sergio Amadeu, an academic and Open Source enthusiast, to head Brazil's National Information Technology Institute. Announces New Improved Format:

In an effort to be more competitive with other Linux news sites, has improved the site interface and added more visually appealing graphics and advertising. Editors Note: The author of this story (Paul Ferris) wishes to apologize to the members of the Linux Community that were unintentionally offended by this article.

Improved Popup Blocker Available for Testing

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Asa Dotzler wrote in to tell us that the Mozilla Foundation is testing a patch for Mozilla Firefox that improves popup blocking. In a recent weeks, a number of advertising networks (once again, we won't mention Fastclick by name) have started exploiting the fact that Firefox's popup blocker doesn't stop popups launched by plugins (for example, Flash movies) by default. The patch, which is available as a signed extension for testing purposes, adds no new functionality but does change a couple of hidden preferences.

Nessie - The Loch Ness Monster of Programming Languages

a new programming language has been sighted, it goes by the affectionate name "nessie" and it claims to be the loch ness monster of programming languages.

Every Market That Rises Must Converge

  • Tech Central Station (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The advent of open-source software has been hailed as the most significant event in computing since Apple played David to IBM's Goliath. Yet, while open-source code can be found practically everywhere these days, the companies dedicated to bringing it into the mainstream have had a rough time staying afloat. To economists, open-source's growing pains offer fascinating insights into the impact of technological change on the way markets are organized. But to firms now investing billions of dollars in IT infrastructure, there's nothing academic about the issue.

Using KOffice to create good-looking reports

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 4:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE is featuring an article about using KOffice to create good-looking reports. The article covers importing from a database into KSpread, preparing the data for KChart and formatting it in KWord.

KDE Chooses BitKeeper for Source Code Repository

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Due to severe problems with the scheduled migration of KDE's massive source code repository from the CVS revision control system to Subversion, the KDE project has decided to opt for the BitKeeper source control system as the more pragmatic choice. The full press release follows; further details on what this will mean to KDE developers and contributors requiring repository access will be posted shortly to the KDE Wiki.

Device Profile: First Technologies FXA-50 networked media player

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Finland-based First Technologies is offering a Linux-based network media player for signage and advertising applications in the transportation, hospitality, and corporate markets. The FXA-50 features a depth of less than 2 inches, LCD display options from 3.9 to 10.4 inches, and central management software supporting a variety of network transports.

A Motherboard Upgrade HOWTO

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tips and directions for replacing your computer's motherboard--from deciding whether it's worth the hassle to tweaking the BIOS.

My Workstation OS: Yoper Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My journey with Linux, since 2003, has been a roller-coaster ride with its fair share of bumps. But I have finally settled down with one of the best distros around, Yoper, which stands out for features like usability, available packages, hardware detection, and support.

One-on-one with Miguel de Icaza

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: Interview
One of the highlights of my trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell. Like everyone else at BrainShare, Miguel was on a tight schedule, but he took time out from preparing a Friday morning keynote to do this interview.

Subscriptions lift Red Hat revenue

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Strong showing in corporate subscriptions boosts revenue by 56 percent in the fourth quarter for the Linux seller.

Apache Maven and Rational Application Developer

This article shows how to set up a portal project infrastructure in Rational Application Developer that can be used to perform daily builds using Apache Maven.

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