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Pumpkin seeds to power mobile networks

MTN, Ericsson and the GSM Association have set up a project in Nigeria to demonstrate the potential of using biofuels to power mobile network base stations in areas beyond the power grid in developing nations.

Reiser filesystem development to continue

Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested in Oakland, California as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina Reiser. As the news of his arrest spreads in the free and open software communities, a growing concern is the effect that the case might have on Namesys, Hans Reiser's company, as well as the future of his filesystem work.

Google mixes up letters and numbers

Writely, meet SpreadsheetsGoogle has combined its online word processing and spreadsheet applications through a common interface, single sign-in and data repository.

Real-time Linux gains real-time JVM

Real-time JVM (Java virtual machine) specialist Aonix and real-time Linux specialist Concurrent Computer Corp. have formed a joint development and marketing partnership. The deal leverages the combination of Aonix's PERC real-time JVM and tools, along with Concurrent's RedHawk Linux and SUSE-based real-time offerings for multi-processor x86 systems, the companies say.

The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.4

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm (Posted by falko on Oct 12, 2006 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This is a detailed description about how to set up a CentOS 4.4 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.). This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.4, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

EC boosts open source

Sets up consortium for software poolingThe European Commission has taken steps to promote the use of open source systems and software in the public sector.

Version Control for Linux

Version control systems or source configuration systems (SCM) is one of the most important tools you probably didn't learn in school, mainly because without one an accident is inevitable. In this article get an overview of SCM, including its benefits and architecture, CVS, Subversion, Arch, Git, and a compare and contrast of new approaches to earlier methods.

"Multiplied" Linux Desktop Migration Strategy for Novell SLED 10 and openSUSE 10.1

With the excitement surrounding the launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and openSUSE 10.1, it is clear that Novell has a winner with its new desktop strategy. Customers are choosing to migrate to SLED 10 because of its increased reliability, security, performance, cost savings and global support when compared to Windows desktops and other environments.

Portland points desktop Linux at $10 billion market

Nearly a year in the making, the OSDL and freedesktop.org today announced general availability of Portland 1.0, the first set of common interfaces for GNOME and KDE desktops. This support may be a small step for GNOME and KDE, but it's a giant leap for the Linux desktop.

KDE 3.5.5 Hits the Streets

The KDE developers are pleased to announce the release of KDE 3.5.5. This release includes plenty of bug fixes and updated translations for 65 languages but also features improvements such as version 0.12.3 of Kopete, sudo in kdesu, CUPS 1.2 support and speed improvements in KHTML.

[This week, just like I said it would - Scott]

UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Stutz (Posted by solrac on Oct 12, 2006 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Did you know that blogging and UNIX go hand in hand? The native Web and text-processing tools of UNIX enable you to create your blogs quickly and easily. Discover command-line tools and some handy tips for improving your UNIX blogging skills.

wakeonlan from Debian and from the router

  • TheDebianUser.org; By wjl (Posted by wjl on Oct 12, 2006 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
You probably know this situation: you’re at work, or on holiday, and you need an information from your machine at home. Or you’re at home, you have a working VPN to the company, but your workstation there is switched off. And of course you didn’t rsync whatever you need right at this moment, so…

Integrate secure GridFTP into Firefox

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Karan Bhatia, Michela Taufer, et al (Posted by solrac on Oct 11, 2006 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
This article describes a way to integrate a grid protocol into the Mozilla Firefox browser. This technique effectively extends the server-based grid to include controlled resources on the user's desktop or laptop. Specifically, the technique described here provides users with a secure and integrated way to access grid data resources stored on remote GridFTP servers.

QUALCOMM and Mozilla Develop Open Source Version of Eudora Email Program

QUALCOMM Incorporated and the Mozilla Foundation, today announced that future versions of Eudora® will be based upon the same technology platform as the open source Mozilla Thunderbird™ email program. Future versions of Eudora will be free and open source, while retaining Eudora's uniquely rich feature set and productivity enhancements.

A Third Way on Network Neutrality

  • The New Atlantis; By Robert D. Atkinson and Philip J. Weiser (Posted by SamShazaam on Oct 11, 2006 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is not often that a relatively technical telecommunications policy issue receives as much attention as “network neutrality.” The central question is whether broadband network providers—for example, cable and telephone companies—can prioritize the data they transmit to give an advantage to the most important or most profitable traffic

Episode 34 - IceWM

In this episode: a discussion of the IceWM window manager; a Listener Tip; listener feedback.

This week at LWN: Busy busy busybox

BusyBox is a set of command-line utilities developed with the goal of keeping its size as small as possible. To that end, all unnecessary options and code are ruthlessly cut out, and the entire command set is implemented by a single, multipurpose executable. BusyBox is found in a number of embedded environments; chances are it is running on your wireless router, for example. The command set has reached a level of capability that the new BusyBox maintainer believes that it is almost ready for use on desktop systems.

[I think I got it figured out, the link that is :-) - Scott]

Founder Augustin to abandon VA

VA Software founder and general open source blowhard advocate Larry Augustin plans to sever his ties with the company come December. In a regulatory filing, VA revealed that Augustin will not seek re-election as Chairman later this year. The company provided no details to explain Augustin's decision but said it did not result from a disagreement with the rest of the board.

Interview: Gael Duval

A few weeks ago, Gael Duval lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding his new project a little bit by 'leaking' some screenshots and information. Obviously, a lot of questions remained, and hence we contacted Gael Duval in order to ask him some basic questions about Ulteo.

Terracotta for Spring Delivers Enterprise Open Source

Terracotta, a provider of solutions for enterprise Java scalability, has rolled out the Terracotta for Spring, to arm developers with plug-in capacity and scalability for Spring applications with no additional infrastructure or code required.

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