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Systems Solutions, Open-Xchange Team on Turnkey Collaboration Server

The package combines an IBM xSeries server, the customer's choice of a Novell/SUSE or Red Hat server Linux distribution, and Open-Xchange 5 collaboration server. (Linux-Watch)

Open Source Systems Solutions Teams With Open-Xchange To Deliver ...

Systems Solutions Inc. today announced the availability of a turnkey mail and collaboration server designed especially for SMB to Enterprise clients -- giving customers with little or no open-source experience advanced email, calendaring and collaboration functionality at a low cost.

First call for votes for the GFDL position statement

  • Mailing list; By Debian Project Secretary (Posted by tadelste on Feb 26, 2006 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Voting period starts 00:00:01 UTC on Sunday, 26th February, 2006 Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC on Saturday, 11th March, 20= 06.

Sun Snaps Up Aduva Patch Manager

Sun Microsystems reaches an agreement to acquire Linux and Solaris patch management software company Aduva. (Linux-Watch)

Dropping Debian etch in favor of Fedora: my reasons

A long time debian user prepares to switch to another distro and considers Fedora Core. Here is his story.

Open source software for educational ICT: JISC briefs universities

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Joint Information Systems Committee has issued a briefing paper to all colleges and universities in the UK to raise awareness of the issue of open source software. With almost every further and higher education institution in the UK making using of open source software, and with the European Commission and the UK Government giving their support to its development and deployment, it has become a central issue for institutional management of IT systems and services in education.

Free Linux handheld app stack to gain easier porting

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A free application environment for Linux-based handheld and mobile devices may support lots more devices in the future, including Linux mobile phones. The GPE (GPE palmtop environment) project is planning a "device abstraction" layer aimed at simplying new device ports, according to maintainer Florian Boor.

Open-source router firm looks to take on Cisco, Juniper

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Vyatta, an open-source router company, released the first beta version of its WAN router code this week, with the goal of becoming the networking equivalent of Linux or Firefox, but taking aim at Cisco instead of Microsoft.

High-security ARM9 SBC runs Debian Linux

Technologic Systems will ship a new ARM9- and FPGA-powered SBC (single-board computer) next quarter, targeting high-security applications such as gaming, building security, and network gateways/firewalls. The TS-7300 offers several intriguing security features, and is available now as a development kit featuring a bootable Debian SD card.

South Africa may migrate 14,000 Windows desktops to Linux

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The South African Revenue Service has issued an RFP (request for proposal) for Linux desktops to help the agency do its tax collecting, according to a report in the country's Mail & Guardian Online. A successful proof of concept could result in 14,000 Windows XP SP2 desktops migrating to Linux, the article said.

Mindawn music player now bundled with Mandriva 2006

The Kompany announced Thursday that its Linux-friendly Mindawn online music player is now bundled in Mandriva Linux 2006. This marks the first time a digital media download client has been bundled with any Linux distro, The Kompany president Shawn Gordon told

Free beta of Linux securityware

  • (Posted by tadelste on Feb 25, 2006 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Panda Software has announced a freely downloadable beta release of its anti-malware, firewall, and intrusion-prevention software for Linux. DesktopSecure also addresses buffer overflow and privilege escalation vulnerabilities, the company said.

Red Hat May Give Novell Run For Its Money

Friday, February 24, 2006: The upcoming version of Red Hat's Fedora Linux will include software that will give a tough time to the rival Novell project, but it will use a less intrusive mechanism, advocates say.

Why Ubuntu isn't for New Linux Users

I was getting a bit tired of saying the same things over and over to friends on the net. I was getting tired of repetitiously posting in forums the same sentiment over and over. Yet, just like getting a second wind in a long and tiring tiredness melts away and I find myself feeling refreshed and anew. What the subject of this rant has to say and what I have to say in the paragraphs below are NOT written to start a flame war. I am a user of Ubuntu and a strong supporter of all Debian based distros. Nay, this article is written to allow insight into where I believe Linux needs to go to succeed.

HP picks Red Hat for AdvancedTCA Blade Server

Hewlett-Packard has announced that it will certify Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 as the preferred operating system for its new AdvancedTCA Blade Server, which the company debuted last week at the 3GSM World Congress.

Microsoft and Officials in IBM's Linux Hot Tub

Microsoft doesn't seem to worry about missing a software release. They also haven't worried about paying off private anti-trust cases. But when they start posting exhibits on their web site in defense of legal rulings, then doubt, suspicion, or lack of confidence in future outcomes have become a preoccupation in Redmond.


Report: Collax Takes Appliance Approach to Push Linux into SMBs

In the early days of the Internet, a software appliance would have been called a "turnkey solution," so the idea is nothing new. But that hasn't stopped a number of Linux vendors from pushing their software appliance wares into the market, a move that is seeing some early signs of success. Brian Proffitt reports on one vendor that may have big things to offer SMBs

Struggles for Open Clip Art

  LXer Feature: 25-Feb-06

Success can bring travails for open source projects. A small crew cannot keep pace. The archive hasn't release a new image since October. So how will the Open Clip Art Library continue to provide new images for, KOffice and related apps?


New Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep

Here's a series of well written IBM Linux tutorials to help you learn Linux fundamentals and prepare for system administrator certification. The LPI prep tutorials help you prepare for the topics in LPI exam 201 and the topics in LPI exam 202.

Password protect your website in Apache webserver

Here is a very interesting tip on how to password protect ones website or a section of the website in apache webserver. The author takes the readers through all the finer details of setting up user authentication in ones website in this well written article.

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