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Mozilla Thunderbird Announces Tabbed Message Browsing

Mozilla has released an updated patch for Mozilla Thunderbird for tabbed message browsing. Developed by Myk Melez, the feature allows users to right-click a message header and select "Open Message in New Tab" from the context menu.

Users occasionally want to keep a particular message open while browsing their mail, open multiple messages simultaneously for quicker reading of messages over a slow network connection, or otherwise access multiple messages at the same time. Thunderbird currently supports this with its "open message in new window" feature, which displays one or more messages in separate windows.

HOWTO Install FreeNX Server on SUSE 10

  • Mad Penguin; By Adam Doxtater (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 11, 2005 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: SUSE
Not long ago, I reviewed SUSE Linux 10 and found that they had included the latest version of FreeNX (a free version of NoMachine's NX Server) on the installation media. I'd never really tried FreeNX at that point but had heard some good things about it, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, once it was installed and working I have to say I was immediately impressed by how simple it was to setup and how well (read: fast) it performed over a WAN connection. I was literally able to get my desktop at home from anywhere else in the world and get near-local speed. Normally, working on a remote system is alright until you need to type in any shape or form. There was almost no delay from the time I'd press a key to the time it would show up on the screen. This is what sold me on FreeNX and prompted me to offer to write a HOWTO on the topic. I was overwhelmed with email from our readers asking that I write it... so here we are!

Linux Makes it to the NASDAQ-100 Index with Red Hat

New York – (NASDAQ:NDAQ) The Nasdaq Stock Market has said that the annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ-100 Index®, will be effective with the market open on Monday, December 19, 2005. The new listing includes Red Hat and Google.

Firefox 1.5 exploit code released

  • TechSpot; By Derek Sooman (Posted by tadelste on Dec 11, 2005 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Already Firefox 1.5, the latest incarnation of the popular alternative browser, has had exploit code released which takes advantage of a bug in the history.dat file, which stores information from Web sites users have visited. Basically, using an overly long topic of a page can cause the browser to crash each time it is started after going to such a page. According to the Internet Storm Center, it is not possible to start Firefox normally until the history.dat file is manually erased.

Firefox 1.5 anti-phishing toolbar update available

  • (Posted by bstadil on Dec 11, 2005 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Internet services company Netcraft Ltd. invites Firefox users who haven't yet tried the Netcraft Toolbar to install its latest version, which has been updated for compatibility with Firefox 1.5

OEM/Microsoft Tax Survey Established

Inspired by the ideas and work of Hans Kwint, I have decided to try and breathe new life into the OEM/Microsoft Tax survey I started several months ago. In addition to collaborating with Hans, I am looking for assistance from our community.

Setting up an Internet server on Mandriva 2006

A new, simplified but detailed tutorial on how to set up a Mandriva 2006 Free Edition-based server for Web and other Internet services has been published on The server 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.), reports author Falko Timme.

To bypass the referring article, you can go diretly to Howto Forge

Microsoft Offers Free Software For Small Retailers

From the FYI department:

Microsoft Corp. is giving small retailers in the United States free add-in software to integrate Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 with either Microsoft Point of Sale or Microsoft Retail Management System.

The software allows integration between the Microsoft products that wasn't possible before. "Instead of having to wait for the next full release of the product we're offering it as a module add-in," said Mike Dickstein, director of retail solutions at Microsoft Business Solutions, late Thursday. "It's something customers have asked for."

Q&a: SAP Exec Fields Database Queries, Zings Oracle

Calm but determined, Shai Agassi had a message for analysts who gathered earlier this week in Las Vegas: "The database layer as we know it will go through radical shifts."

Agassi, president of SAP‘s product and technology group and a member of its executive board, also sat down with reporters, including TechWeb‘s Laurie Sullivan, to explain the NetWeaver platform, composite applications projects, database commoditization, and the $1-billion-per-quarter for services the German software company expects to generate.

Siemens says, "Go Linux Go!"

Siemens recently announced that it has joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a group of international companies pushing for increased adoption of Linux worldwide. The mobile phone manufacturer will be participating in OSDL’s Carrier Grade Linux (CGL), Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI), and Data Center Linux (DCL) working groups. Linux is a free open-source operating system based on Unix that is quickly making headway into a number of industries, and not just mobile

Technology war in India just got rocking

  • Daily News & Analysis; By Jayalakshmi Venugopal (Posted by tadelste on Dec 11, 2005 1:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
BANGALORE: "Open all the windows, as he shuts the door,'' chorused a rock group as Microsoft monarch Bill Gates made his entry at Friday night's meeting of developers in Bangalore. It looked as if Microsoft was finally responding with a rock composition of its own to the musical offensive ``Linux Can'' that has been at play at the conferences of it's traditional rival Linux.

Microsoft denies it, but, finally, the battle of technology is being fought to the tune of rock at Bangalore.

While Delhi's rock band Parikrama has performed for Microsoft, Bangalore's Phenom has done the job for Linux. Microsoft, which follows a license-fee-based model where the source code is not given to users and Linux, which works on free open source software, have been at loggerheads. Microsoft may have lost its battle against open source software in Germany and Brazil, but the fight is still on in India.

Free German Wikipedia DVD

German publisher Directmedia is taking thousands of Wikipedia entries and images and putting them on DVD and making them available in print. The DVD is available as a free download, a 7.5GB ISO image (which of course you can burn directly to DVD, if you have a dual layer burner and DL media). An earlier DVD version released in spring had just 2.7GB in comparison. That version however, was found to contain over 100 copyrighted articles; when noticed, Directmedia replaced the DVD image.

Mandriva Strives to Win Business, Desktop Users

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Dec 10, 2005 10:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mandriva
The popular French Linux distribution has made it back from the financial edge and is now pushing hard into the enterprise and desktop markets.

Apache Announces Jetspeed 2.0 Open Source Enterprise Portal

Jetspeed-2 has passed the TCK (Test Compatibility Kit) suite and is fully certified to the Java Portlet Standard

KDE India Founded

A group of enthusiastic KDE users and developers met last week at the FOSS.IN conference in Bangalore, one of the largest Free and Open Source Software meetings in the world, to combine their efforts in various regions of the country under a common banner and build a central platform for all things KDE in India. Along with spreading KDE awareness in India, especially in colleges and with local businesses, has a few more practical goals. will provide Indian KDE developers and users with a community hub to coordinate with and support each other.

Google Earth for Mac OS X Beta posted online - Where's the Linux Version?

"Ok, so you know there is a beta of Google Earth floating on the net. I’m sure you would love to play with it. Wait no longer my children. A VERY MYSTERIOUS person sent an email to our tipline with the download link," UNEASYsilence reports.

MacDailyNews Note: We have run this application on Max OS X 10.4.3. It seemed to work well enough in our brief testing. We did have to hit "Command-." on the first run to stop the application from attempting to connect to the Google server, as it seemed to hang there forever. Subsequent runs of the app. worked without needing to hit "Command-."

Xen Open Source Project Readies Version 3.0

The Xen project has released version 3.0 of its virtualization software, its first major release in over a year, and XenSource, the folks that are commercializing the open source VMware competitor, claim that it is now really enterprise-ready - but not without its new XenOptimizer.

Xen 3.0 is a so-called community release that signals that the code base is functionally complete and ready for further testing and validation by the Xen community and qualification by vendors. It's expected to be distributed by Novell and by Red Hat.

10 most popular Ubuntu sites on the net

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2005 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
In a previous post, I had written how I solved certain problems in Ubuntu like getting support for proprietary file formats. That post may or may not be helpful to many. But for me, it is definitely useful because, in a situation where I want to re-install Ubuntu on my machine, I just have to pull up my blog page and I can come up to date in very little time. The alternative being having to spend valuable time searching on the net or forums all over again.

Having said that, I think credit has to be given where it is due. So here I have put together a collection of sites which are dedicated to Ubuntu Linux and where one can find a wealth of information on general topics or accomplishing a particular task in Ubuntu.

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Smear of ODF proponent by MS and Boston Globe backfires

  • Groklaw; By Pamela Jones (Posted by bstadil on Dec 10, 2005 10:36 AM EDT)
The attack was front page "news" in the Boston Globe. The exoneration of Peter Quinn, whose only "sin" was wanting to use OpenDocument Format instead of Microsoft's solution, is now complete. The bogus investigation is over, and they couldn't find any dirt.

[ED- Covered by Oram earlier today but more details at Groklaw bstadil ]

Red Hat to Compete Against SourceLabs and SpikeSource in Open ...

Red Hat will compete with Spikesource and SourceLabs, who are in the business of validating, integrating, productizing, certifying and supporting LAMP stacks, by early 2006 with three certified open source software stacks through the Red Hat Network that are production-supported.

Each stack will be certified and supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and delivered in a subscription model. Pricing will start at $599 per server.

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