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Linux Swiss Cheese? Not Likely...

Linuxblog Editors Note: This article was written as a direct response to the report published by Security Innovation in March 2005 featured at various news sites.

Linux training - how much will it cost you?

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Mar 23, 2005 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You're ready to get trained in Linux. But how much of your hard-earned cash is this going to cost you? Alan McKinnon looks at the options - and how much they are going to set you back financially.

Why Novell's internal migration to Linux desktops is a landmark story

SALT LAKE CITY -- There have been so many announcements, so much activity, such a hurried pace to the Brainshare 2005 conference that I think many may have overlooked the big story. It was thrown out in an almost offhand manner during Novell CEO Jack Messman's keynote address on Monday: Longtime Microsoft partner Novell is migrating all of its own 6,000 Windows desktops to Linux.

Africa's first Linux competency centre launched

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Mar 23, 2005 8:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
A plethora of partners, led by IBM, launched Africa's first Linux competency centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, earlier this week.

Businesses Behaving Badly

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 23, 2005 8:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This article looks at user reactions to common problems with user interfaces and corporate policies, and how these reactions can make some common business decisions counterproductive. When it comes to inconveniencing your customers, and sometimes even offending them, are some sales tactics worth it in the long run?

Getting started with BitTorrent and Azureus

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 23, 2005 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most of us have heard of BitTorrent, the highly scalable peer-to-peer file sharing technology designed to reduce the bandwidth strain on content distributors. With BitTorrent, the challenge is not in finding content to download, but in installing BitTorrent on your computer and finding a good, user-friendly client to manage them. We took a look at BitTorrent itself and the excellent Azureus client, and can offer you some tips on how to install them on your system.

Building Bridges Between the NGO and Tech Worlds

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 23, 2005 5:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An interview with an organizer of Asia Source about what NGOs and OSS technology can do for each other.

Novell's BrainShare 2005 - Day 3

Day 3 at BrainShare 2005 was another busy day. I managed to visit informally with a couple of Novell customers at breakfast, followed by formal meetings with other customers and channel partners in the press room. Last but not least, I was able to meet one-on-one with two Novell executives: CIO Debra Anderson and VP Jeff Hawkins.

Open source translation tools

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 23, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do you speak open source, but English is not your native language? You can turn to a growing list of user-friendly tools for translators, including specialized graphical tools like poEdit, KBabel, and Gtranslator.

Novell and VERITAS Deliver Storage Management and High Availability Software on SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 6:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Expanded Linux Offerings Increase Customer Choice and Flexibility Across the Database Tier

Oregon Department of Transportation Migrates Statewide System to SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server From Novell

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Moving Driver's License Management System to Linux Increases Service Uptime to 99 Percent and Reduces Software Costs by 30 Percent

Debian Weekly News - March 22nd, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. The proposal from the meeting of release and ftpmaster teams was discussed controversial on the debian-devel list by many developers with more than 1000 mails. Many people don't appreciate to drop several architectures since supporting them was one big benefit of the Debian system.

Linux riskier than Windows?

  • CNET News.com; By Robert Lemos (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Microsoft-funded study concludes that companies that install Linux-based Web servers run greater risks than those that use Windows.

The GPL with a Full Win in Michigan Court

  • Groklaw.net; By Groklaw.net (Posted by devnet on Mar 22, 2005 2:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Many people claim that the validity of the GNU Public License has not been tested in court in the US. Well, it just has been tested, in Michigan, in a case that validated open-source car diagnostic software against the pretension of automakers who want to keep it secret.

Rapid prototyping IDE for Laszlo and the ETTK

The ETTK-WS is a software development kit for designing, developing, and executing emerging autonomic and Web service technologies. The Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK) team bloggers bring you insights about the IDE for Laszlo, a member of the ETTK family of technologies.

Miguel de Icaza Explains How To "Get" Mono

It's perhaps the most controversial project in the open source world, but this mostly stems from misunderstanding: Mono, the open source development platform based upon Microsoft's .NET framework. Immediate reactions from many dubious Linux developers have ranged from confusion over its connection with .NET to wondering what the benefits of developing under it are.

Mozilla 1.7.6 Released

The latest maintenance release of the Mozilla Application Suite is now available. Mozilla 1.7.6 includes several security updates and fixes for a number of other bugs, including some crashers. More details can be found in the Mozilla 1.7.6 Release Notes and rough 1.7.6 changelog. We expect the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory page to be updated soon.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 Released

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 has been released. Consisting of security and stability fixes, this version is an essential upgrade for all Thunderbird 1.0 users. The Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 Release Notes have more information and builds can be obtained from either the Thunderbird product page or the Thunderbird 1.0.2 directory on http://ftp.mozilla.org. Full details of the security fixes will be posted on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page soon. As previously reported, there was no Thunderbird 1.0.1.

Novell's Brainshare 2005: Day 2

CEO Jack Messman kicked off Day 2 at Brainshare 2005 with a confident keynote that recounted promises made last year, Novell's execution of those, and a flurry of new product announcements. If Novell is acting in desperation, as some have suggested of their move to Linux, it doesn't show itself in their public face. NewsForge also spent some time on the exhibition floor and a lot of time in the press room, where Novell was conducting rapid-fire one-on-one briefings for the media.

Zeta OS is rising from BeOS ashes

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, several years after BeOS developer Be Inc. went out of business, the small German company yellowTAB GmbH is getting ready to release Zeta 1.0, a successor to BeOS.

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