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Software Maker Baynote Launches Open Source Search Site

The Apache Foundation and Doug Cutting, inventor of the open source Nutch search engine, have teamed with Baynote to expand the adoption of open source search. "The goal of Nutch is to provide effective Web site search," said Cutting. "Baynote's open source program will benefit Web developers and system administrators ... who can use one of Baynote's three Nutch-based options for their own sites."

Gnu/linux OS pre-loaded in SBC flash

Arcom has introduced an entry level embedded Linux development kit to support its low power PXA255 XScale-based single board computers.

Companies urged to check IE7 readiness

Users will get Internet Explorer 7 whether they want it or not. Microsoft's upgrade to Internet Explorer will be automatically pushed to desktops later this month, but a web testing firm has warned that many companies may not be ready.

SUSE Linux 10.1 "Remastered"

The openSUSE project has released an updated set of installation CDs and DVDs of SUSE Linux 10.1: "I'm happy to announce the availability of SUSE Linux 10.1 'remastered'. This release combines the 10.1 GM and all online updates that we have released for 10.1 so far, including libzypp, which should make the installing and working experience much smoother for everyone. We have created new CD ISO images and supplied delta ISOs from the goldmaster.

OpenVZ Virtualization Software Available for Power

Users Can Benefit from Operating System-Level Virtualization Technology. The OpenVZ project (www.openvz.org) today announced its operating system-level server virtualization software technology has been ported and is available for systems using Power 64-bit processors giving users full access to OpenVZ software, which helps increase server utilization rates.

Mandriva One Not the Linux Dinosaur of Old

I found early versions of Linux weren't very user-friendly, so this time around, I used my 7-year-old son as my test subject. I gave him a little lesson on how to use Mandriva One and off he went. On his own, he was able to boot up the machine and get himself online to his favorite kid Web sites without any problems at all -- meaning today's Linux has a short learning curve.

[Another "I never heard of this Linux thing before" stories. - Scott]

Workshop: Open Source CMS and CRM

John Kenyon, a highly recommended professional trainer, will conduct a workshop Thursday, November 2, 2006, at the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) on the Duke University campus, Durham, NC. The morning session is on Open Source Content Management Systems, focusing on Drupal, and the afternoon session is on Open Source Customer Relationship Management Systems, focusing on CiviCRM. See http://civicrm.org/aboutcivicrm for more information about CiviCRM and a list of key features.

Tip: Faster, Better Search for Movable Type

Out of the box Movable Type’s (MT) search engine isn’t terrible. It meets minimum requirements, is fairly accurate, but not much more. The big issue is performance. Under any sort of load, MT’s native search starts to creak and groan, and suck gobs of CPU time.

Channel moving closer to open source platform, claims Red Hat

A new trend is emerging wherein channel partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) are largely turning toward subscription-based platform as against the proprietary model and thus opening ample opportunities for enhanced Linux-based operation, Tirthankar Mitra, head - Channels and SI, Red Hat India said.

Firefox vs IE: The battle of the stats

Mozilla's Firefox increased its share of the browser market last month at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer and other browsers, according to one set of statistics released this week. But with another set showing that the opposite happened - with Firefox's share dropping in September - it's unclear which figures are correct.

Real World Government Open Source

Bill Welty, CIO of the California Air Resources Board, is well-known as an open source evangelist. Today, in Portland, Ore., he spoke at GOSCON 06 -- the Government Open Source Conference -- to a gathering of the faithful.

Wind River hires new manager for embedded Linux dev tools

Embedded software specialist Wind River has hired Sven Dummer to manage its line of Eclipse-based Workbench tools for embedded Linux developers. Dummer joins Wind River from Novell, where he formerly led product management efforts for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Goodbye Palm, hello Access Linux Platform

Future iterations of the Palm operating system (OS) will no longer bear that name. Instead--as predicted since Palm sold its PalmSource OS division to Japanese firm Access last year--it is now called Access Linux Platform (ALP).

Nexenta combines OpenSolaris, GNU, and Ubuntu

What do you get when you combine OpenSolaris, the GNU utilities, and Ubuntu? Nexenta -- a GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. I took the Alpha 5 release out for a spin to see how well it's progressing. It might sound like an odd combination, but after more than a year of development, it actually works well, and is shaping up to be a very interesting operating system.

People Behind KDE: Jaroslaw Staniek

On tonight's People Behind KDE we present a coder who has been the driving force behind not only the premier free software database client, Kexi, but also single handedly ported kdelibs to win32. Find out how he achieved such feats of development hights while still breading a heard of crickets for his chameleon in our interview with Jaroslaw Staniek.

Business-ready Java Template Toolkit for Eclipse

Component Templates for Assets and Artifacts is a Java-implemented Eclipse-based toolkit that allows developers to focus on business aspects of the development process instead of the technological.

Editorial: Is Medsphere an Open Source Company or Not?

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 13, 2006 5:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community; Story Type: News Story
After years of publicly saying they are an Open Source company, and the 'leading provider of Open Source software for the healthcare industry',Medsphere Corp. has yet to release their core product OpenVista® as Open Source. It is entirely their right to use the Veterans Affairs VistA codebase, modify, rewrite and not release it to the VistA community. However, holding forth as loudly and as publicly as they have that they are an Open Source company while not releasing their core software, makes me question the sincerity of their claim of being the 'leading provider' of Open Source. Especially in the face of suing the founders of the company for many millions of dollars because they actually released company developed software as open source on Sourceforge.

OpenSSH with Public Key Cryptography Tutorial

  • Nuxified.org; By a_thing (Posted by Libervis on Oct 13, 2006 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
This tutorial is intended for people with at least basic Unix knowledge, such as mounting file systems and copying files. OpenSSH, an OpenBSD project, is an incredibly secure implementation of the SSH protocol, a way of logging into a remote machine. For users of outdated protocols such as RSH, rlogin, and Telnet, it's an updated, secure replacement. For those who have never used anything like it, SSH can become a very valuable tool.

Waldo Bastian and John Cherry Speak About Akademy on LugRadio

The latest LugRadio episode features interviews with Waldo Bastian and John Cherry from before Akademy 2006 speaking about what they hoped to get from the conference and what they'll be talking about in their keynotes. Waldo talks about the Portland Project and what desktop cooperation is all about, and John talks about the state of the Linux desktop from OSDL's point of view.

Linux XP Desktop: A Windows face on an old Linux base

Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?

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