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Scalix brings mobile messaging to Linux

  • TechWhack (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux surely is going places. Reports already claims that this Operating System is giving Microsoft Mobile OS a hard time in the small screen device market and now with the growing popularity of messaging on the move, the latest news would boost the user confidence in the Linux model for PDAs and mobiles. Linux-based messaging vendor Scalix Corp has reportedly extended its email and calendaring functionality to wireless devices.

Spikesource Branches Out With Made-To-Order Open-Source Stacks

  • SYS-CON Media (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 8:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SpikeSource, the Kim Polese-Kleiner Perkins open source start-up testing and certifying LAMP stacks, is branching out into free fully configured made-to-order stacks. Developers will be able to configure a stack from a virtual Chinese menu of the 73 open source components that SpikeSource currently supports. The list includes applications, libraries, web servers and tools.

More Security Flaws in Firefox Than IE This Year

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Jul 31, 2005 6:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer Weekly is reporting that Firefox has had more flaws found in it this year than Internet Explorer.

Embedded Red Hat powers sub-$150 Linux thin client

We've discovered a $150 Linux-based thin-client PC based on a 433MHz Via Eden processor. The Ntavo NTA 6010A comes equipped with 64MB of DIMM DRAM and 64MB of CompactFlash memory, and a display controller that supports up to 1280x1024 pixels in 24-bit color. Expansion ports include 3 USB, 2 serial, parallel, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, audio in/out, and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. With DIMM-socketed DRAM, 3 USB ports, an available internal PCI slot, and a built-in CompactFlash socket, it sounds like a gloriously hackable platform. Bring on the projects!

Fedora: Gone Bug Hunting

Are you a Fedora Linux user that wants to contribute to the community but don't know how? You could start by "Zapping" bugs.

KDE 3.4.2 Screenshot Tour

KDE announced - The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.2, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.4.2 ships with a basic desktop and fifteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). OSDir has the shots of this fresh KDE update.

Study: Open Source Set to Grow in Asia/Pac

  • InternetNews.com (Posted by dave on Jul 30, 2005 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open Source adoption among developers is expected to grow at a faster pace in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) than in North America.

Towards a Standard of Freedom: Creative Commons and the Free Software Movement

  • Advogato (Posted by dave on Jul 30, 2005 12:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Creative Commons is described as a movement translating the Free and Open Source software movement model to other forms of creative works. This description misses some important differences between the projects. Unlike Free Software, Creative Commons has failed to set any standard of freedom. This article compares Free Software's "essential rights are unreservable," with Creative Common's comparitively hollow, "some rights reserved."

Devon NTA 6010A Linux thin-client

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Jul 30, 2005 11:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Devon IT Inc. has embedded an "optimized" version of Red Hat Linux in a line of low-cost thin-client terminals ranging from the entry-level NTA 6010A priced at $149, to the $599 NTA 6015L that boasts an integrated 15-inch, 1024x668 TFT LCD screen.

Open Source iSCSI Gains Traction

  • InternetNews.com (Posted by dave on Jul 30, 2005 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux and iSCSI are two technologies that are gaining ground in the storage space. And thanks to a reborn effort, the two may be poised to gain together.

Open Chips Take Aim at Hardware World

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jul 30, 2005 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A movement to deliver open processor designs is gathering momentum as an alternative to standard processor design methods, participants say.

Building on two previous articles -- Three ways to connect a database to a Geronimo applicatio

Building on two previous articles -- Three ways to connect a database to a Geronimo application server and Dive into EJB Web applications with Geronimo This article will show you how to develop a stand-alone (fat) client that can communicate with an EJB application running inside the Geronimo application server.

Microsoft boosts efforts to beat Linux

Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that it is stepping up efforts to replace Linux with Windows, highlighting a new campaign aimed at specific kinds of server workloads.

Novell Goes for SCO's Throat

Novell doesn't simply deny that SCO has any rights to Unix's copyrights; the company is claiming that SCO has no rights to sell Unix licenses and that SCO must turn over all its Unix royalties to it.

Microsoft has to frighten their employees into not quiting...Sound Familiar?

"This lawsuit is a charade," Google said in court documents filed before a hearing on Wednesday in Seattle. "Indeed, Microsoft executives admitted to Lee that their real intent was to scare other Microsoft employees into remaining at the company."

Symbio Technologies' Intern Releases Firefox Kiosk Extension

Symbio Technologies' intern Jevin K. Ramjattan has contributed a new extension to the Firefox browser—a kiosk browser extension. Ideal for public access sites such as Internet cafes, libraries, and schools, the extension displays the browser in a locked down mode. By using the extension, administrators can now limit the end-users' activities and substantially reduce the threat of viruses to the network.

Kenosha Finds Big Savings in Linux

  • CIO Today (Posted by dave on Jul 29, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kenosha, a city of about 100,000, was on the bleeding edge when it began deploying Linux nearly a decade ago. The city had been a Unix shop, but as I.T. demands became more dynamic and more dependent on the Internet, Schall decided that instead of buying more Unix boxes, it was time to look at an inexpensive alternative.

Novell makes Linux deployment easier, across the pond

They say Europe has richer architecture, tastier coffee, more advanced cell phone technology ... now add better Linux licensing options to the list.

Linspire Five-O Desktop Linux Reviewed

  • XYZ Computing; By Swank1 (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 29, 2005 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linspire
Linspire Five-O is a full-featured Linux operating system which is intended for desktop use, mainly as an alternative to Windows XP. The company, which was formerly known as Lindows, has gotten a lot of press for including their OS with pre-bundled computers.

Microsoft driving freeloaders to Linux?

Is this the week Microsoft finally got serious about fighting piracy -- and could its efforts cost Redmond business?

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