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New Ways Offered to 'Open Up' Windows

Open-source software tools can come in handy for Microsoft shops.

Intel starts big reseller desktop Linux push

  • The Inquirer; By Jock McFrock (Posted by phubert on Mar 16, 2005 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
CHIP GIANT Intel - which could probably make a decent job of writing an OS if it had the will to do so - has started a major push for dealers, promoting the Linux operating system on the desktop.

Red Hat Magazine | March 2005

  • Mailing list; By Red Hat (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
This month's issue features a special section dedicated to the Red Hat Summit, June 1-3 in New Orleans. Browse a list of sessions you can expect to see, get Tiemann's take on the Summit, and read about a few of the speakers. Thanks to everyone who asked that we create an RSS feed for the magazine. We've been listening. It's now available, and we've even included an article about how to get hooked up to the feed.

Welcome to Linux!

  • http://www.tuxme.com; By Aaron Graves (Posted by tuxme on Mar 16, 2005 8:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
This is an article written by Aaron Graves and submitted to Tuxme.com: "Let me start by saying I know what you're thinking. This is all we need, right? Yet another “How I switched to Linux and it saved my life” story. Even I get tired of reading them. And yet, here I sit, writing one. What is my motivation, you ask? I'm not sure, but maybe we'll figure that out together by the end of this article." Read the rest here.

Linspire Launches World's Easiest Desktop Linux, Linspire Five-0

Expansive System-Wide Improvements Result in Practical, Affordable Operating System for Homes, Businesses and Schools

IBM, Novell to Launch New SuSE Program for ISVs

The companies' worldwide initiative seeks to accelerate the development of ISV applications for SuSe Linux on the IBM eServer and middleware platforms and will provide ISVs access to resources and tools.

'Open Source Software will save South Africa billions'

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source Software (OSS) is gaining in popularity as more companies begin to realise its benefits - and the cost savings that are associated with it, says Michael Leeuwen of PM Tech.

Open source CRM software makes a big splash

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BlueWhale 1.0 is a new customer relations management (CRM) product from TechWhale, a Tampa, Fla.-based open source development company. TechWhale's president Alan Ranciato claims BlueWhale, which was released in December, is the first all-encompassing open source CRM application written in .Net.

UK councils use open source to hit e-targets

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 16, 2005 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
APLAWS, an open source content management system, is proving popular with local councils and the United Nations.

Red Hat names top marketing exec

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2005 5:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat has named Timothy Yeaton as senior vice president of marketing, the top Linux seller said on Tuesday.

China's Linux market grows

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 16, 2005 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Latest figures from IDC show that Linux revenues are picking up in China, but will foreign vendors soon face tougher times?

To Evil! March '05 Edition

In this month's mock celebration of technology evil Danny O'Brien gives a lot of us a good thwacking about the head for our eagerness to judge. "the evil award this month will given to an abstract idea: that of being too quick to judge others without knowing the burdens they bow to. The poor (though only in spirit) folk at Google, trapped by their own corporate culture and SEC regulations from being able to speak freely, or look after their own. The poor benighted downloaders of the Google Toolbar, who think that this is all the choice they get. And the poor providers of content, who given the choice between allowing others to improve on their work - even when enacted by companies like Google - and keeping it all to themselves, would rather 'opt out', hoard up their treasures, and forbid anyone else from touching it."

Nine tips for filtering messages in Novell Evolution

Novell Evolution (nee Ximian Evolution) has become a world-class email client. It's sleek, beautiful, and very powerful. Because it can do so many things, it can be a bit intimidating for first-time users. We put together this guide to help new Evolution users do one thing: filter the mail. Here is a brief overview of filtering and nine tips to help you take advantage of Evolution's sophisticated filtering capabilities.

State of the art Gid computing

Here's a wide-ranging discussion with IBM's Ken King, vice president, Grid Computing, regarding the State of the Art Grid Computing and current activities, positions, and ideas on this front from IBM.

Debian Weekly News - March 15th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 1:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Sean Finney uploaded the first version of the dbconfig-common package which implements a general database maintenance interface and is intended to be used by other packages.

New Linux Distribution

A new distribution, still at the stage of development, comes to be born. Its name :"Xline". Of an European origin, it should attract the beginners and the programmers of GNOME. The initiator of this project is not other than a former engineer of MandrakeSoft, the company editor of Linux Mandrake.

Key open-source programming tool due for overhaul

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 12:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The entire realm of open-source software could get a performance boost if all goes well with a plan to overhaul a crucial programming tool called GCC.

Using the PHP 5 SOAP extension

Learn how to use the new SOAP extension in PHP 5 to access a J2EE application using Web services.

Open Source Electronic Voting Call to Action

As we have all been hearing, the situation with electronic voting in the U.S. (and elsewhere) is a mess. Free (GPL) software seems to make the most sense for a host of reasons. However, with efforts as widely distributed as they are, what seems clearly like a very good idea isn't making much headway...

Review: Wordpress 1.5

There are almost as many blogging tools out there as there are bloggers. In addition to closed source vendors such a Movable Type and Blogger, big players are entering the field, such as Microsoft with its MSN Spaces offering and the lesser-known .Text ASP.net toolkit. But even among both these, and the vast array of open source blogging tools, Wordpress rises above the others for being open source as it should be done.

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