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[lg-announce] Linux Gazette #119 is out!

  • Mailing list; By Benjamin A. Okopnik (Posted by dave on Oct 2, 2005 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Gazette is a volunteer-run monthly web magazine dedicated to two simple ideas: making Linux a little more fun, and sharing ideas and discoveries.

Open Source Software, Open Source Politics

The Bus Project and the Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs (POSSE) partnered to lead the pilgrimage to the OSU lab in Corvallis. For the activists of Jefferson Smith's Bus Project, the trip was an introduction to the three mantras of open source in Oregon: good jobs, good government and good software.

Distrowatch weekly News

News is unusually slow this weekend, so here is a roundup of miscellaneous tidbits from the Linux distribution world. Ubuntu is in the headlines once again, featured in this article by CNET; In the meantime, the openSUSE web site was cracked earlier today and defaced with a message arguing in favour of Iran's right to resume its uranium enrichment programme.

Code reuse engineering for SOA

In most development organizations, software reuse occurs on a regular basis in at least an ad hoc manner. Code is shared across projects in an informal manner. SOA provides the mechanism for more formal code reuse. So what are the issues? This article examines some of the challenges associated with the creation and usage of reusable services.

SysAdmin Paper from Yankee Group Ignorable

The Yankee Group has produced another of its infamous surveys about TCO comparisons between Microsoft and Linux. Excuse the yawn but has Yankee ever used its skills in statistical analysis to win a lottery? If not, then they have no business making comparisons between IBM zSeries Linux installations and Proliant installs and calling that relevant. With so many balls in the basket and only five or six released into the shute, what kind of a study can they really product?

I want my DVD, your honor

Originally published at OSopinion, Dean granted permission to Lxer to republish this humorous but insightful article for Linux enthusiasts who might wonder about playing DVD's on their computers. Perhaps the issue isn't as clear cut as some want us to believe. Theoretically this is a wonderful argument. Consult your own legal professional and please do not construe this as legal advice.

Red Hat Aims to Simplify Linux

The corporate sector does not just run on servers. Thus, Red Hat is putting lots of effort into the desktop in an effort to simplify Linux for this environment. Even the universal serial bus flash drives which required a user to "mount" or "dismount" via the console is now a simple matter of plug and play.

Netforce v4.02 Sends NIS Password Maps with passwords hashes over ...

NetFORCE's operating system on the NAS includes the ability to send a diagnostic e-mail with a wealth of information to the technician to be able to diagnose problems without providing direct remote access. This diagnostic email includes output from various programs, statistical reports, and several file attachments.

Opera tunes up to overtake Firefox

Interview: Opera is looking to mobilise its existing community of users in order to overtake Firefox as the number two browser on the desktop. Last week, Opera decided to give away an ad-free version of its browser for the first time. Jon von Tetzchner, chief exec of Opera Software, said that by removing the inclusion of banner ads from the free version of its browser the company had removed the biggest reason users might have for avoiding its software.

BEA Expedites SOA with World's Fastest JVM; Scorching Sun's HotSpot

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 2, 2005 6:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
JRockit Is 50 Percent Faster at Half the Price

GemStone Systems Improves Data Access, Scalability and Ease of Use With Release of GemStone Facets 3.0.1

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 2, 2005 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- GemStone Systems, Inc., a leading data services infrastructure software company, today announced the availability of GemStone Facets 3.0.1, a next-generation transactional Java Persistent Store built on object database technology.

Google In The Air

  • Techweb LinuxPipeline; By Matt McKenzie (Posted by tadelste on Oct 2, 2005 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google has dropped another of its seemingly endless supply of bombshell announcements: The company has submitted a plan to cover 95 percent of San Francisco with 300kpbs wireless Internet access, at no charge either to users or to the city. I'm thrilled with the plan, both because I live in San Francisco and because SBC is obviously terrified at the idea.

Web cafes gripe on computer software

SEVERAL Internet cafe owners said it should be the local government units, police, military and other government agencies that should be prosecuted first for using pirated Microsoft software. Ronald Valdehuesa told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro that the government is guiltier of the unauthorized usage of these computer software than small Internet cafes. "I challenge Microsoft Philippines to raid City Hall, Provincial Capitol, NBI-10, DTI Camp Evangelista, Camp Alagar, etc. for violation of RA 8293 otherwise known as the Intellectual Property Law and not only to focus on Internet shops as this is grossly unfair!" he said.

Transparency of RSS belies its popularity

  • NJ.com; By Allan Hoffman (Posted by tadelste on Oct 2, 2005 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The technology known as RSS is increasingly popular, but don't feel badly if you don't recognize the initials. Even big-time users of RSS don't always know they use it.

Jataayu Software extends partnership with MontaVista; Joins Mobilinux Open Framework Partner Program

ataayu Software (Jataayu), a leading vendor of mobile device solutions, today announced that it has joined the Mobilinux Open Framework Partner Program. MontaVista’s Mobilinux Open Framework is a program designed to increase the adoption of Linux within the mobile phone industry by providing handset vendors and mobile operators with solutions consisting of components from best of breed mobile software providers and MontaVista’s Mobilinux OS platform.

Big Brother is watching you

Google not only gathers vast amounts of personal data, it aspires to global domination - and that's creepy, writes John Naughton

What Do TiVo and the Mac Mini Have in Common?

  • New York Times; By JAMES FALLOWS (Posted by tadelste on Oct 1, 2005 8:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
TODAY'S theme is elegant underdogs: the devices or solutions that don't lead their markets but are in many ways more admirable than the ones that do.

Linux Australia Episode 6 Now Available

This fortnight we talk to Con Zymaris about the Live LAMP project and have a chat with Jeff Waugh about Gnome, Ubuntu and anything else that sprang to mind at the time.

Open Source: Now It's an Ecosystem

This software movement is branching into not just mainstream business applications but also the associated services. And VCs are eager to help

ISP Server Setup - OpenSUSE 10 RC 1

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm (Posted by dave on Oct 1, 2005 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a OpenSUSE 10.0 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.) and the ISPConfig control panel.

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