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Sun makes more Java open source

Sun Microsystems has announced the release of a series of Java technologies to the open source community.

Dive into Python

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Cash'n'CarrionDive Into Python is a hands-on guide to the Python language. Each chapter starts with a real complete code sample, proceeds to pick it apart and explain the pieces, and then puts it all back together again in a summary at the end.…

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) for Linux

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don't speak browser quirks as a second language. Writing dynamic web applications today is a tedious and error-prone process; you spend 90% of your time working around subtle incompatabilities between web browsers and platforms, and JavaScript's lack of modularity makes sharing, testing, and reusing AJAX components difficult and fragile.

Linux-based handheld console launches in UK

The GP2X can run games, music and movies, read e-books and store photos. The distributors claim that the handheld offers "higher quality audio and video playback" than the Sony PSP and it can also be connected directly to a TV set.

Comodo extends HackerGuardian offering

  • Linux PR (press release); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on May 18, 2006 3:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
Comodo's expertise as a Certification Authority, enabled the development of this Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment Service (VSA) to meet the intensive security requirements of the sophisticated enterprise, yet costs thousands less than the leading competitor.

Novell trains Oracle consultants on Suse Linux enterprise server

Novell has recently delivered five-day training classes to 15 Oracle Consultants, at Oracle local offices, Amman – Jordan, and prepared them to become certified Linux professionals - a key to delivering quality Linux technical support to the market.

Keeping Thunderbird from breaking

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on May 18, 2006 12:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mozilla
My love/hate relationship with Thunderbird, the Mozilla Foundation's email client, continues. On the one hand, Thunderbird's a very good open-source email/Usenet/RSS client. It's easy to filter, search, and sort messages with Thunderbird -- even with multiple mail accounts. And, unlike Evolution, my favorite email program, it's also available on Windows and Mac OS, besides Linux.

Paremus Announces Open Source Distributed Service Framework for

Developers evaluating Infiniflow DSF or building new DSF-based components will be able to use the software under a standard open source GPL license. Deployment to a production environment will require a commercial license from Paremus. Annual subscriptions, including a right-to-use license and professional product support, are priced at $195 per node.

[Can somebody explain how GPL and a right-to-use license go together? -- grouch]

Oracle donates Ajax development tools to open source

Oracle has contributed a set of tools that let developers build Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) user interfaces to the open source community.

Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate: Part II

  • Free University of Amsterdam; By Andy Tanenbaum (Posted by grouch on May 17, 2006 9:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Over the years there have been endless postings on forums such as Slashdot about how microkernels are slow, how microkernels are hard to program, how they aren't in use commercially, and a lot of other nonsense. Virtually all of these postings have come from people who don't have a clue what a microkernel is or what one can do.

Mandriva One 2006 final ISOs available

The Mandriva One 2006 final iso images were released May 16 to public FTP mirrors, the France-based Linux company said on its website. The distro's combined live and installation CD uses a 2.6.12 kernel and includes the KDE desktop as a default, plus numerous other applications.

Linux makes gains, sees challenges, in retail IT

  • Network World; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by grouch on May 17, 2006 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
"You have a bright future in retail," isn't always the best compliment to give someone. But this is a positive statement regarding the Linux operating system.

Open source video editor now ready for Intel Macs

Post-processing of digital video has, with few exceptions, remained a fairly expensive proposition for most — often requiring an investment of hundreds or thousands of dollars. An open source project called Jahshaka aims to change that, however. Now available as a “release candidate” of its 2.0 version, the software runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Both its source code and executable binaries are available, including a binary designed for Intel-based Macs.

Software is special

  • The Sunday Times; By Gervase Markham (Posted by grouch on May 17, 2006 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since Adam and Eve, almost everything humans have created is either like my machine or my novel. Functionality and copyability have been mutually exclusive. But software is the exception.

Fiserv core solution now available on Linux

Fiserv CBS Worldwide, a division of the Fortune 500 company, Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq: FISV), announced today that its international core banking solution, ICBS, is now available on Linux. Fiserv has added ICBS-Linux to its industry-leading product suite to address the needs of the growing majority of the global financial services market.

Image Processing Flaw Found in Firefox

Firefox users may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack after researchers looked into reports of a new vulnerability within Firefox The flaw exists in how the browser handles image tags. The SANS Internet Storm Center first wrote off the problem, but continued research has shown that the flaw could be used maliciously.

Flash Player 8.5 Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

This is a short tutorial showing how to install the Macromedia Flash player on a Linux system using Wine. It was tested on Ubuntu Dapper Drake beta 2 (on x86 - 32 bit machine).

Linux-based Handheld Offers Free Games

  • TrustedReviews; By Gordon Kelly (Posted by dcparris on May 17, 2006 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
FREE is a magic word. It transforms even the most sensible, sedate and rational of people into greedy lunatics. So just imagine the chaos now there is a portable gaming console that has free titles.

Open source package passes personal learning test

In the world of education, technology plays an ever-increasing role in student management and other administrative tasks. Teachers all over the world are using an open source GPL-licensed course management system called LON-CAPA, and the result are "revitalizing," "unique," and "creative," according to some of its users.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 140:
We talk to Maria Winslow, author of The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source
Linc becomes a KDE convert?
Our review of Suse 10.1
Package management woes
Recap of desktop recording tools in linux
And much, much more

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