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Novell puts SuSE out in the open for review

Remember when Novell was the technology leader that others followed? Remember when Novell was renowned for having the best server software engineers anywhere in the world? Me too. But evidently, that's changed.

Linux wireless freedom with OpenWrt

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 18, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You can turn your blue Linksys router into a Linux box with OpenWrt, an embedded Linux distribution for Linksys WRT54G and WRT54GS routers. This tiny distribution exceeds the default firmware functionality in many useful ways. Instead of having only a Web-controlled wireless access point, OpenWrt provides you with a fully interactive Linux system. Some notable features are the ability to telnet/SSH to your router, install software such as Snort, Mini-Sendmail, and Asterisk, and create and control VLANs for every Ethernet port on the device.

Mozilla Seeking Thunderbird Testers

Mozilla put out a call Wednesday afternoon to seek out beta testers interested in testing out the basic functions of Thunderbird, the group's open-source e-mail client. The quality assurance arm of the organization has asked that all interested persons subscribe to the Tbirdtesters mailing list.

Getting your hands dirty with open source ROI, TCO calculations

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by bstadil on Aug 18, 2005 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Don't believe analyst firms' reports or vendors' measurements of the total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) of Linux and open source. Businesses that do their own measurements will get a true picture of the cost savings associated with open source software

Titan IT skills up to meet demand for Linux

Titan IT, local Novell and Microsoft business partner, has announced a move to enter the Linux services market by adopting an aggressive Linux certification strategy for its key technical staff.

Best practices for the Linux home office, part 2

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 18, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last time we began talking about using Linux in a small office by discussing what to look for in hardware and the operating system. Once you've settled on your base system, it's time to connect it to the Internet, and that brings up concerns about your systems' security.

Announcing a New Online Store for Tux T-shirts

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 18, 2005 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Still waiting to get that fabulous Tux t-shirt? Wait no more. Now you can get a Tux T-shirt and help out the Linux community! Introducing TuxDelux, a new online store solely devoted to marketing and promoting Tux the Penguin.

MS unaffected by Linux, says BMI-T

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Aug 18, 2005 6:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The strengthening position of Linux and open source in the local and global arena is not leading to attrition of Microsoft's market share, which still has a huge hold on the worldwide market, a study on the Linux open source software and services market in SA has revealed.

A Video Card Upgrade HOWTO

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 18, 2005 5:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think of this as a good little computer upgrade for those times when you really do need a break.

Review: Imendio Planner

As a project manager, what software do you find essential? Well, if you're good, you'll say none -- there's nothing that you can do on a PC that you can't do with a pencil and paper. However, if you want help from software, and you don't have unlimited funds for proprietary applications such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Project, there are a number of Linux-based project planners that you can choose from. If you want one that's simple but covers many of the basics, consider Imendio Planner.

Jboss VP: Why CIOs save big bucks with open source licenses

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by bstadil on Aug 17, 2005 11:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
Businesses can save a bundle by combining the best of both the open source software and commercial software worlds, says Bob Bickel, vice president of corporate strategy and development at JBoss Inc., which has flourished doing just that.

Can Linux Put PalmSource Back On Top

If its strategy for migrating its Palm OS over to an open-source kernel is successful, PDA powerhouse PalmSource could thrust Linux into the center of the mobile device marketplace.

Review: SUSE Linux Professional 9.3

  •; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on Aug 17, 2005 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: SUSE
Novell and SUSE's latest Linux offering is very slick, and it's going to impress the business community. The casual home user may feel a little differently, however. Unless you are feeling particularly adventurous and you've got some time on your hands, I'd pass on taking the Beagle for a walk.

Chinese developers should take global open-source role

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by bstadil on Aug 17, 2005 8:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chinese developers of open-source software should play a more prominent role in the development of Linux and other open-source software, senior industry executives said at a conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

Modern History of Cryptography Techniques

  • IBM (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 17, 2005 4:10 PM EDT)
The encryption scheme you rely on today might be full of holes just a few years down the road. Learn how far we've come in the last few decades, and why your apps need to be ready for change. This article builds on a previous article about Enigma, Germany's WWII-era encryption system.

Enterprise Windows-to-Linux migration tool goes gold

  • (Posted by bstadil on Aug 17, 2005 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MoveOver automates the migration process, allowing users to move their files, settings, and emails from Windows to Linux desktop within six steps

Going once, twice, sold! for $52.49!

A friend of mine who watches these things tells me that Microsoft in the past would have shut down sales of pirated Windows copies on eBay — but isn't any more, essentially allowing the eBay marketplace to discover the "true" value of the OS.So, three somewhat overlapping questions... 1. (Maybe I should know the answer to this already, but I don't) Are sales of these copies violating Microsoft's rules? 2. Is there really a new Microsoft practice involved here? Meaning, are they passively sanctioning a Windows market flourish outside their authorized retail and OEM channels? 3. What, if anything, has happened, and why?

Zotob Madness and the Real Cost of Windows vs. Linux

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Aug 17, 2005 12:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Opinion: The Zotob attacks could have been prevented by proper Windows patching, or they could have easily been prevented for less by using Linux in the first place.

Yankee Group Still Doesn't Get It

Despite neutral-sounding statements about Total Cost of Ownership ("TCO") of Linux v. Windows -- and even some surprisingly insightful comments -- a lady who used to shill for Microsoft is still shilling, arguing that large organizations should not switch. Her sophistry is as transparent as glass.

Get a remote display With NoMachine

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 17, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I needed a way to display my desktop to a user at the other end of a network connection for an online training project. All the obvious solutions had serious drawbacks, so I had to dig deeper to find an answer. I turned up NoMachine's NX software, a terminal server application for Linux and Solaris hosts. The product worked across my LAN, although I was only partially successful going across a WAN.

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