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Tutorial: Handling Multiple Displays with x2x

Many screens, one keyboard, one mouse. Ah, what's a Linux technophile to do? Rob Reilly shows you how to use x2x to get multi-screen control for your work area.

Techspin: Open-Source Redmond

In another example of modern-day coopetition, Microsoft and JBoss, the open-source middleware products company, announced plans on Tuesday to improve interoperability between their platforms. In a joint announcement, both companies said they would enhance support for each other’s technology in both JBoss’ Enterprise Middleware System and Microsoft Windows Server

Rational Software Architect V6.0 for Linux

Rational Software Architect is an integrated design and development tool that leverages model-driven development with the UML for creating well-architected applications and services. Download a free trial version of Rational Software Architect for Linux and you will automatically be entitled to phone-based technical support at no charge during the evaluation period.

Secure POS SoC ported to Linux

  • (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A French fabless chip house has ported Linux to its flagship SoC (system-on-chip) for secure smartcard readers and PIN-entry pads used in point-of-sale (POS) applications. Innova-Card's MIPS32-based USIP Professional IC features on-chip memory, storage, and cypto, and is available with a Linux-based software stack, reference designs, and professional services.

Debian and Ubuntu: The keyword is freedom

This is a follow up to the previously published article "Ubuntu: derivative or fork?" written in an attempt to "clear up" the issue and point to the freedom as the uniting value of Free Software community. It takes into account the response to the first article and the poll results on the question it was asking.

Proper HTML Code For SEO

  • WebProNews; By Terry Mickelson (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you want your site listed on search engines then make sure that you have correct HTML code. Many search engines cannot properly catalog or index a site that has HTML errors. This can greatly reduce the amount of traffic your web site receives from search engines. The lowest form of "browser" out there is the search engine. The search engine is about the equivalent of a version 2 browser. It can't read flash, DHTML, JavaScript, dynamic pages, - even having trouble at times with frames. Search engines may have difficulty crawling, indexing, and extracting the content of your site if you have broken HTML.

S'pore risks missing out on open-source wave: RedHat

  • IT AsiaOne; By Roland Lim (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SINGAPORE could miss out on the open source momentum that is growing in other countries if the government decides to look only towards proprietary software, says a senior RedHat executive.

SE Linux embarks on Common Criteria testing

  • Government Computer News; By Joab Jackson GNC Staff Written (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, IBM, Sun; Story Type: News Story
The National Security Agency’s Security Enhanced Linux has started to undergo Common Criteria evaluation. Earlier this month, IBM Corp. submitted Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.5 (RHEL 5)—which includes the SE Linux module—for Evaluation Assurance Level l. With the evaluation in place, this version of Linux, available from Red Hat Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., in late 2006, could offer another trusted operating system for handling sensitive information. Traditionally, Sun Microsystems Inc.’s Trusted Solaris operating system has dominated this market.

Linux Adoption For The Windows User Overcoming Habit and Fear of ...

IT professionals face a wide variety of issues ranging form virus outbreaks to security flaws across the board. In fact, advisories from IT-security services have grown from less than 300 per month to an average well above that for 2005. Of those advisories, 72% of them were of a nature where they could be executed remotely. These problems have spurred a revolution in the IT industry.

InformationWeek's Cover Story: Open Source Goes Corporate

With a big penguin dressed in a power suite and tie, pocketing a Blackberry and holding a cell phone to his ear, InformationWeek (Sept. 26, 2005) writes "Hey, Yahoo, Disney's on the other line. Call you back." And below that, the lead says, "Open-source software, led by Linux, is barreling into big business. P. 38"

Not bad for the print friendly Microsoft publication.

Nubridges Unveils truExchange: Open Source B2B Platform Delivers ...

nuBridges, a leading provider of eBusiness community management solutions, today launched its truExchange eBusiness platform. With truExchange, nuBridges brings the innovation and low cost of open source development to enterprise-class eBusiness applications.

World Wind -- an open source alternative to Google Earth

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 27, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Few of Google's projects, rumors of projects, and acquisitions have generated as much envy among Linux users as Google Earth. In some respects the search engine behemoth is quite OS-agnostic, but the 3D virtual globe remains limited to Windows desktops only. But there is an alternative. NASA's World Wind project -- like Google Earth -- is a 3D planetary visualization system that overlays satellite imagery, weather, political, and topological map data. Zoom in and look for your childhood home, fly past your favorite landmarks, study the coastlines for continental drift -- you have all of the same options. The only difference is that World Wind is open source.

RealPlayer, Helix users at risk of attack

  • CNET; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Sep 27, 2005 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Media players running on Linux face a new security vulnerabiliy that could leave users open to remote attacks, security experts say.

Infinite Loop: Toasted by a DVD writer

Richard Frank confesses to a secret Windows habit and an equally disturbing interest in dodgy literary "classics". Over the coming weeks he'll document his attempts to kick the proprietary habit. This week, however, he just loses his disc of Russian short stories.

SAP Leads Industry Collaboration in Support of Enterprise Services

Avaya, Dell, HP, Network Appliance, Novell, Research In Motion and RSA Security Form Second Wave of Technology Titans to License SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture

RealPlayer, Helix at risk of exploit

  • CNET; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Sep 27, 2005 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Media players running on Linux face an exploit that could leave users open to remote attacks, security experts say.

Linux: PATA Drivers in LibATA

Alan Cox [interview] provided astatus update on his PATA driver efforts with libata [story]. He offered a qualified call for testers, "some initial patches are now ready for wider testing although strictly suicide squad material at this point." His status document currently lists 11 drivers about which he notes, "a lot of hardware isn't yet covered - I'm working on adding more support but I wanted to start with weirder devices first to better understand what was needed in libata."

In the brief thread, error handling was brought into question. Alan noted, "basic error handling in the libata code seems to work as well when I tested it, if not better because the old PATA code hangs the box on SMP or pre-empt if you get a DMA timeout and cable changedown due to locking flaws and also issues an immediate idle in error recovery which seems to crash some drives for good." He went on to point out that failed cable detect currently isn't supported by libata, "the speed change down support simply isn't in libata yet and that turns a downspeed change for poor cables or cable misdetect into a hang."

Citadel: open source groupware made easy

Read about a unique and powerful open source groupware server that's been around for years, but you might not have known about it.

How to build a better web browser

  •; By Scott Berkun (Posted by tadelste on Sep 27, 2005 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: LXer; Story Type: News Story
After learning of Scott's participation in FireFox, we took a look at a link on the article, "Why Former IE Developer Switched To Firefox". We feel it's definitely worth its own publication space at Lxer. Enjoy! -ED

Apachecon US 2005 Leads the Wave of Open Source

ApacheCon announced today the opening of registration for ApacheCon US 2005, taking place December 10-14 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina San Diego, California.

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