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I predict a DRM riot

Can information ever really be free, even on the Internet?

Dell's Linux Problem

Dell became a hero to Linux fans worldwide when it announced last week that it would begin selling PCs loaded with the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft's Windows.

[You don't reckon Daniel's been reading LXer, do you? - dcparris]

Microsoft-Novell partnership hooks Dell

Open source and filed IP / live together in perfect har-mo-nyDell has become the first major player to show up to Microsoft and Novell's compatibility love-in.…

KDE Commit-Digest for 6th May 2007

  • KDE Dot News; By Danny Allen (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2007 1:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Atlantik, KFouleggs, Klickety, KPoker, Kenolaba, KAsteroids, KSnake, KSokoban, KJumpingCube and KTron move to playground/games.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 86

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 86 for the week of April 29th through May 5th, 2007.

Linux and The Indianapolis 500

LXer Feature: 08-May-2007

The idea to have the Open Source community sponsor a car in the Indianapolis 500 put forth recently has more than just the Open Source Press taking notice. Here is my take on it.

A keyhole for your system's back door

While a properly set up SSH service can give you secure remote access to a server, you might not like the idea of having an SSH server always running on your machine. Secure Back Door (SBD) can open an encrypted connection to your system, allowing you to remotely execute any operating system commands for example start your SSH or Web server or reboot the server.

Howto create a Free CD/DVD databases and Labels in OpenOffice.Org

If you're serious about music or DVDs, at some point you cross the threshold of having more than you can keep track of easily. The box full of index cards has served its purpose; it's time to move on to storing information about your CDs and DVDs in a database.


It's easier than you might think to create your own extensions.

LDAP configuration management and troubleshooting on AIX

Learn how to diagnose IBM Directory Server problems and how to identify what is needed to resolve the issues. This article is a quick reference for IBM Directory Server configuration management on AIX.

ASCII-Art fun: cowsay and FIGlet

  •; By Karol “axio” Kozioł (Posted by michux on May 7, 2007 8:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor, Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Ever wanted to type in text terminal somehow funnier? This article describes two programs that can be used to generate a little less standard output in Linux console: cowsay and figlet. If you don't know them it's the right time to test them on your desktop!

Jitterbit 1.2 Released

Jitterbit has released version 1.2 of their open source integration software that allows users to connect customer data from a variety of sources and formats, such as local and hosted ERP and CRM applications, legacy systems, data warehouses and online marketplaces.

IBM offers annual support for free DB2

  • Reg Developer; By Bryan Betts (Posted by dcparris on May 7, 2007 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Contracts buy you clustering and replication tooIBM is offering "low cost" 24x7 support contracts to users of the free version of DB2, called DB2 Express-C. As well as tech support, coughing up the readies allows users to hook up a second server for high-availability clustering or remote database replication.

Interview with Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps defends the open-source roots of Sun and the GPL-ization of Java.

Open source software spurs Roaring Penguin

Open source advocate David Skoll launched Roaring Penguin Software in 1999 because he was restless in his job as R&D project leader at Chipworks, Inc. Roaring Penguin started strictly as a consultancy, but the next year, after Skoll was commissioned to create software to help London's Royal College of Physicians stem the tide of email viruses and spam to its servers, he decided the world needed a better email filter. Skoll wrote the now ubiquitous MIMEDefang email filter, released it to the community, and proceeded to build a successful business on top of GPL software.

Is brand name Ubuntu over hyped ?

Check out any technology related site and you will find at least one or two articles which praise Ubuntu Linux - a distribution which has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds over the rest of the brood. This author had a different experience with the latest version of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn which prompts him to question whether there is some over hype involved as far as the brand name Ubuntu is concerned....

A split-screen Windows?

Every now and then something comes along that makes you say "whatever for?". The latest news from Microsoft's Indian research arm is one of those.

Mono developers to bring Silverlight to Linux

Mono project lead developer Miguel de Icaza says that the Mono development community plans to have an experimental Linux-based Silverlight browser plug-in ready for testing by the end of the year. Silverlight, Microsoft's new .NET-based technology for rapid development of interactive rich media applications, is currently only supported on Windows and Mac OS X.

Use Web search engines to locate XML

You have a variety of advanced Web search engine features to use in such cases. In this tip I'll present a variety of techniques and gotchas to help you in your quest.

Impi Linux 7.05 released

South Africa-developed Impi Linux, a local version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, today announced its latest release. With this release Impi Linux, is hoping to extends its existing public sector foothold and grab a little more of the enterprise sector.

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