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Wall St. does a numbers job on Linux

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Just seven per cent of companies currently without Linux servers plan to adopt Linux during the next year, compared to between 12 per cent and 17 per cent when SG Cowen began tracking in 2003. SG Cowen surveyed 500 organizations.

Eclipse releases open source business intelligence

The open source Eclipse Foundation has released Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (Birt) 1.0, a specification that developers can use to more easily build reporting capabilities into enterprise Java applications.

Review: Review: XAMPP--An Apache Server Stack

"The cornerstone of most open source application serving is the ubiquitous LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP/Python/Perl) stack. Yet it's not always as easy as you'd expect to get all the elements of the stack properly installed and working together. Enter XAMPP..."

Review: ImpiLinux 2005

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ImpiLinux 2005, the homegrown South African Linux distribution making inroads into the SA market is an attractive and usable platform for users. Walter Kruse takes it for a spin to see see what has changed since the last big release seven months ago.

Debian AMD64 Sarge released

  • Mailing list; By Joerg Jaspert (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Just following the "big" Release we have a small one to announce: Debian AMD64 Port is now (since Wednesday, 8th June 2005) also declared stable. From now on there will be no changes to this archive, except for point releases which will be coordinated closely with the Debian ones.

Does 'community' still exist in open source?

The nature of the open source community is changing. I'm not exactly sure what "open source community" means anymore. When I first got involved with open source in 1998/99, the community was distinct: It was Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens, Robin Miller, and others like them. Developers. Gear heads. Hackers. Today, it's unclear whether that community still exists in any separate, discernible form.

Developing Code in the Open-Source Kitchen

  • CIO Today (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 11:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many software executives break out in hives at the mere mention of the GPL. Most likely, this is due to the GPL's "restriction on downstream restrictions," a clause that sets the GPL apart from other open-source licenses that allow downstream users to license derivations restrictively.

New concept to prevent Prior Art patents

The State of the Art decides, whether an invention is new or not. Let's certify all publicly available programs and technical papers by a notarial act!

IBM a reluctant user of Wine software

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 9:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Like Firefox, Wine is open-source software that provides an important piece of the Linux desktop puzzle. IBM's reluctance to promote Wine underscores some of the complex legal and technical issues surrounding Linux adoption.

Open source "is free like a puppy is free" says Sun boss

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Scott McNealy defended his company's purchase of StorageTek, and laid into some old and new targets, at a Sun event in Scotland

Linux Desktop Must Work to Head Off Straying Users

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
You can talk all you want about how Mactels aren't going to be that wonderful, but if you want to see many enterprise Linux desktops around in 2007, start making it happen.

At the Sounding Edge: Using QSynth and QJackCtl

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two strong GUIs for fluidsynth and JACK make Linux audio tasks easier and faster, letting you get straight to the music.

Sendmail Pushes the Envelop for Securing Open Source Mail

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Engineers from Sendmail, Inc. are helping make Open Source email safe for wide-scale enterprise use with the release of its latest consolidated email security framework for the Open Source sendmail Mail Transport Agent (MTA).

Linux Networx Appoints Robert H. Ewald CEO

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 4:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Ewald Will Expand Global Presence and Continue Tradition of Innovative Leadership

Building a Linux virtual server

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With the explosive growth of the Internet, the workload on servers providing Web, email, and media services has increased greatly. More and more sites are being challenged to keep up with the growing demands and are employing several techniques to avoid overloading their servers. Building a scalable server on a cluster of computers is one of the solutions that is being effectively put to use. With such a cluster, the increasing requests can be easily managed by simply adding one or more new servers to the existing cluster as required. In this article we will look at setting up one such scalable, network load-balancing server cluster using a virtual server via the Linux Virtual Server Project.

Fixing the problems with extensions

In (OO.o), extra features and extensions can be distributed inside OO.o files or packaged in their own, cross-platform format. Many members of the OO.o community would like to see a full-blown extension installer fully integrated into the program. Most GNU/Linux distributors, however, see this and other non-native, application-specific installers (from the CPAN shell to the one for Firefox extensions) just as a "cause of much annoyance and grief".

Red Hat Summit: Overview and Reflections

The topics from last week's Red Hat Summit, and what they might mean for the future of the open-source revolution.

Juggling with light -- using real-time Linux in molecular physiology

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- This article describes how researchers at the University of Vermont used a real-time Linux operating system from FSMLabs to build a "laser trap" that manipulates individual molecules with a computer-controlled laser beam. The project illustrates how RTLinux separates time-critical and non-time-critical tasks, according to FSMLabs CEO Victor Yodaiken.

New Version of Debian Linux Reports for Duty

Pleasing impatient open-source developers,"Sarge," the latest Debian Linux distribution, finally arrives.

Apple opens up open-source effort

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

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