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Red Hat to Move to NYSE

Red Hat won't be hanging its hat at the Nasdaq for much longer. The Linux software distributor has applied for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange and expects to be traded on the big board on Dec. 12. Its new trading symbol will be "RHT."

Build a Basketball Team with GLPK

  • ibm.com/developerWorks (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 18, 2006 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU
The GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK) is a powerful, proven tool for solving numeric problems with multiple constraints. This article, the third in a three-part series, uses GLPK and the glpsol client utility with the GNU MathProg language to solve a perfume production problem and a basketball lineup problem.

LPI Rolls Out New Linux Training Partner Program

  • Linux Watch; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Nov 18, 2006 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, LPI
LPI seeks to ensure that Linux certification training has the right stuff. (Linux-Watch)

Red Hat Rolls Enterprise Linux Beta

A day after Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer held out both a carrot and a stick to Red Hat, the Linux distributor on Friday announced Beta 2 of Enterprise Linux and rejected Ballmer's offer.

First OLPC computers leave factory

The One Laptop Per Child project has manufactured a first set of 200 notebook computers. The devices will be distributed as test units to government officials and software developers. The units are "very close to the final hardware builds of the machine", Christopher Blizzard wrote on his blog. Blizzard is a software developer with Red Hat who is developing the OLPC's Linux operating system. Software developers can use the software to test their applications for potential compatibility issues.

Daisy MP3 Player Brings Hope To The Open Source World

The Daisy MP3 Player isn’t an iPod killer. It’s not supposed to be. Originally created by artist and designed Raphael Abrams as a challenge to himself, the device has come a long way since 2001 and is incredibly easy to integrate into existing interfaces such as kiosks and displays. Abrams’ goal was to create an easy to build MP3 player that was open source and connectible. So if you’re a DIY kinda guy, you should check out the Daisy and see how you can integrate it into your life.

[O.k., so you can build your own. Now it just needs Ogg support. - dcparris]

City of Vienna Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), a provider of open source solutions, today announced that the city of Vienna has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for its servers. Austria’s capital is using the operating system for both mission-critical applications such as database servers and other systems including file servers.

LinuxQuestions.org Podcast - 11.16.06

The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast. Topics include an LQ stats update, Sun Open Sources Java under the GPL, IBM cool to Sun’s Open Source Java plan, Samba team asks Novell to reconsider, is SugarCRM Open Source and Adobe releases the source for its ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation.

Criticism mounts over Birmingham's Linux project

  • ZDNet UK; By Richard Thurston (Posted by dcparris on Nov 18, 2006 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Criticism is mounting over the termination of a large-scale Linux project in Birmingham.

May: Red Hat Summit 2007

Tuesday, November 14, 2006: The third annual Red Hat Summit 2007 is going to take place from 9 to 11 May 2007 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California. The open source knowledge exchange summit is designed especially for IT decision makers, enterprise architects, current and future Red Hat customers, engineering managers, open source enthusiasts and partners from around the world.

System Administration Toolkit: Problems and pitfalls

  • na; By BlueVoodoo (Posted by solrac on Nov 17, 2006 11:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article focuses on some of the most common problems and issues facing UNIX administrators and ways to achieve a safe and effective resolution.

Linux Distribution Debian 4.0 "Etch" suffers delays

The developers of the Linux distribution Debian have now made the first Release Candidate of the new installer, which represents the most important new feature of the new Debian Version 4.0 ("Etch"), available. The RC1 makes use of the Linux Kernel 2.6.17 for all architectures that support Debian; for a list of further changes and new features please consult the developers' announcement.

Red Hat drives Open Source adoption

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announced its flagship events for 2007, including the Red Hat Summit 2007, JBoss World 2007 and FUDCON 2007. Red Hat is designing these events to encourage content-driven agendas for the company's various constituencies and customers and to add further value to the deployment and development of open source solutions. Each venue will engage audiences and help attendees to gain insight into the latest open source technologies, trends and issues.

OpenOffice.org Calc adds support for Excel VBA

As an Excel user, you may have looked at OpenOffice.org and found that it doesn't support Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the Microsoft Office macro language. If you've spent years building hundreds of Excel macros, the fear of losing them all could keep you locked in to Office. If so, it's time to look again; Novell has taken OpenOffice.org's source code and create a version of its own that supports Excel VBA.

Web Hosting Provider VPSLink.com Adds Fedora Core 6, Debian Etch ...

Web hosting provider VPSLink.com (http://www.vpslink.com) has announced the addition of new versions of Fedora Core 6, Debian Etch, and Ubuntu 6.10 (edgy) Linux to its service offerings. Each technology will be available through each of VPSLink’s hosting plans.

Collection of Kaiser EHR Troubles Links

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on Nov 17, 2006 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Here's a collection of links about Kaiser's problems with its electronic medical record: (links omitted) quote from one:'Kaiser is the tip of the iceberg. I wonder how much money has been wasted in the US on EMR and so-called electronic health records? Kaiser isn't the only organization to waste tons of money based upon false hopes for unproven systems. Unfortunately, the billions of losses are paid by health care consumers.

Epatec dwarf PC makes a capable thin client

  • NewsForge; By Michael 'STIBS' Stibane (Posted by dcparris on Nov 17, 2006 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNU, Linux
What can you do with a tiny 200MHz computer? We tested such a computing dwarf, the Epatec eTC thin client, and found you can save big money with this box by using it as a thin client.

Running Linux on Sony's PS3

Running Linux on Sony's PS3 console isn't just allowed, it's encouraged. PCBurn has a quick overview of the PS3, Linux, and links to the relevant information.

Black Duck Welcomes Sun's Decision to Open Source Java

Black Duck, the provider of software compliance management solutions, has given the thumbs up signal to Sun Microsystems’ decision to open source Java. Many organisations are using open source code to develop software, and the Sun announcement means that any company using Java will need to understand the implications of the licensing terms of the open source General Public License (GPL) and the impact on software that is developed with Java, the company said.

Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) Ontology Released as Open Source

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on Nov 17, 2006 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
The Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) Ontology has been released under an open source license locatedhere. From the announcement:'In response to the increasing demand from the life science and biomedical informatics communities and the private industry for an anatomy ontology that can empower computer applications in biomedicine and provide a basic science framework for the integration of biological data from different sources, the University of Washington and the FMA Ontology Research team hereby release the open source license for the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) ontology and grant licensees a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, copyright license to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, prepare modifications of, and distribute the FMA ontology with or without modifications. For more information on the availability, terms and conditions of the license and on how to access and download the Release version of the FMA ontology please visit the FMA Ontology Research Project site [url=athttp://fma.biostr.washington.edu/license...']athttp://fma.biostr.washington.edu/license...'[/url]

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