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Novell Making Gains in Europe on the Desktop

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Sep 12, 2005 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Public and Commercial Organizations Find Linux a Secure and Cost-Effective Alternative to Windows

Open source aims to cash in on Vista migrations

The launch of Microsoft's Vista operating system will see a major push by open source vendors to encourage companies to defect to their software. Jack Messman, chief executive at Novell, told that, while open source software is doing well in high-end and point-of-sale computing, it is less popular on corporate desktops. He explained that many companies fear the disruption that a move to open source would entail, but that Vista's launch will give IT managers a reason to make the transition from Windows. "We think that the opportunity [for open source] is when Vista comes on to the market," said Messman. "That will be the momentum that pushes Linux to the desktop. The cost of transitioning from XP to Vista will be more than moving to open source."

Firefox Receives Softpedia User's Choice Award

  • Softpedia; By Tudor Raiciu (Posted by tadelste on Sep 12, 2005 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Battle of Browsers is over! Until the new versions are released, here is the absolute champion. Sound the drums, ladies and gentleman, the indisputable winner of the heavy-browser category is... Firefox! Of the 912 votes, 58.99% were given to the open source browser, which has crushed any competition. Internet Explorer came on the second place, but the difference between it and the winner was humongous. Only 14.91% of the voters have chosen Microsoft’s solution as their favorite. The 1.000 votes do not represent a final conclusion, but when it comes to popularity, Firefox definitely has an edge over Internet Explorer.

Strengthening Open Source's Weakest Link

  • SYS-CON Media; By Iain Thomson (Posted by tadelste on Sep 12, 2005 8:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The answer is probably closer to 30 percent than 50 percent, since both users probably focused on common functions like start-up, shutdown, and data access. The problem gets amplified if the application is built for n-tier deployment based on service-oriented architecture. newspapers and broadcasters. The service handles between 150,000 and 500,000 pages of content per affiliate per day, supporting 11,000 concurrent users. MySQL, a free open source database, has been the backbone of AP Hosted News since 2002. Everyone knows that the cornerstone of open source software is the free availability of its source code, which lets developers and users around the world contribute to it and improve it. The software naturally becomes stronger as it accumulates improvements and sheds imperfections. The quality improves based on more usage and reviews.

ETU thumbnailer

The Enlightenment project has created a great deal of incredibly useful software as a result of working on a window manager. One piece of that software is the Epeg API. The Epeg software is designed solely to thumbnail - fast. In two other articles , single file thumbnailing and using a hardcoded source to destination directory method was used. In this text, the two are combined.

Software Freedom Day, Florida style

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BRADENTON, FLORIDA - The Suncoast Linux Users Group (SLUG) in Florida's Tampa Bay region decided to hold not one, but two Software Freedom Day (SFD) events. SLUG is an odd LUG, one you might almost call a Beowulf cluster of LUGs, since it holds meetings in a number of locations instead of in a single central one. This gives the group a slightly anarchic feel, but when it came time to step up to the SFD plate, enough members worked together to distribute more than 250 free software CDs even though local media almost totally ignored the event.

Novell: Vista will drive users to Linux

  • CNET; By Andrew Donoghue (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Jack Messman claims that the cost of moving to Windows Vista will prompt users to consider moving to desktop Linux.

OSDL Names Dave Rosenberg Principal Analyst

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Open Source Journalist, LinuxWorld Programs Director and Former Telecommunications System Architect Joins Leading Linux Advocacy Group

Happy Software Freedom Day, Comrade!

  • LXer; By Jon 'maddog' Hall (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 4:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
Free Software is good for Russia. Lowering their balance of payments, employing local programmers, creating opportunities for local service, allowing their students to see how major pieces of software work, reducing the issues of software piracy, allowing them to adopt software to their languages and culture and giving their country better security are all reasons why the Russians (as a lot of other countries) have embraced Linux.

Novell Sees Strong Momentum in Linux Workgroup Solutions

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Customers Gain flexibility Along with Greater Application and Hardware Compatibility to Meet the Needs of Information Workers Across the Enterprise

DistroWatch Weekly: Four distributions in final tests, Debian's security support for testing, Eric S Raymond fun, Foresight Linux, Linux+ DVD review

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. Last week was an exciting one - besides GNOME 2.12 and the first beta release of Firefox 1.5, four major Linux distributions have been sprinting towards the finishing line, with the brand new Slackware Linux 10.2 release now imminent and the other three following within the next few weeks. In the meanwhile, Debian has announced security support for its testing branch, a move that will likely be greeted with much enthusiasm among the Debian users. Also in this week's issue: Microsoft tries to recruit a well-known open source advocate, a brief look at Foresight Linux and a quick review of Linux+ DVD, a popular European Linux magazine. Happy reading!

Open Source Community Embracing Novell's openSUSE project is off to a strong start, generating extensive interest and support from both the development community and end users. Within the first few weeks, registered installations of the SUSE Linux distribution have soared to more than 5,000 per day, with a copy downloaded every 18 seconds.

CLI Magic: the word on wget

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OK, you laggardly louts late to the Linux party, listen up! This week's column is all about power to the people. Command line power. Power that keeps working while you're off lollygagging. We're talking about wget: the behind-the-scenes, under-the-hood, don't-need-watching, network utility that speaks HTTP and FTP with equal fluency. Wget allows you to create your own personal version of a web site on the Internet that you can peruse offline at your leisure, or retrieve the complete contents of a distribution directory on a remote FTP site.

Review: aLinux 12.5

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 12, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
aLinux, formerly known as Peanut Linux, is a strange GNU/Linux distribution. It bills itself as a "Professional Linux Operating System" for advanced users, hobbyists, and new Linux users. However, the distribution has a number of problems that make it unsuitable for new users and unpleasant even for experienced users. It claims to be "professional," yet it's harder than heck to install and configure. On paper, aLinux 12.5 looks like a great desktop distro, but it's lacking in several areas.

VMware Introduces New Release of Its Powerful Desktop Virtualization Software

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by bstadil on Sep 11, 2005 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
VMware Workstation 5.5 Features Support for 64-bit Guests for AMD64 Technology Systems and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) Systems with Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) and Two-Way Virtual SMP

Nations urged to embrace open standards

  • International Harald Tribune; By Steve Lohr (Posted by bstadil on Sep 11, 2005 10:46 PM EDT)
In a report to be presented at the World Bank on Friday, a group that includes senior government officials from 13 countries will urge nations to adopt open information technology standards as a vital step to accelerate economic growth, efficiency and innovation.

'Failing' SCO sees Linux licence revenue plunge

  • ZDNet; By Graeme Wearden (Posted by tadelste on Sep 11, 2005 5:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
Under a much-lambasted licensing programme, SCO has been offering a licence to companies who use Linux, saying that it will protect from action by its legal department. But very few companies have acquiesced to what many see as a groundless threat and this programme, called SCO Source, brought in revenues of just US$32,000 during the quarter, compared to SCO's overall legal costs of US$3.1m.

People Behind KDE: Derek Kite

  • KDE Dot News; By Tijmen Baarda (Posted by tadelste on Sep 11, 2005 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
He has fans all over the world. Every week he provides us with news from the latest and greatest straight out of the KDE SVN tree.

KDE to Migrate to bksys/SCons Build System

At the build system BoF at aKademy it was decided to start moving the KDE 4 build system from unsermake to the SCons/Python based system bksys. To find out more about this important future technology, KDE Dot News talked to its lead developer Thomas Nagy about the reasons behind the change and what it will mean for KDE developers.

The Linux Show Returns

  • The Linux Show; By Jeff Gerhardt (Posted by bstadil on Sep 11, 2005 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
From high atop the lofty tower of their new (but still secret) location in Chicago, Kevin Hill and Jeff Gerhardt announced today the long awaited return of THE LINUX SHOW!!

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