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Debian Linux project to pay developers

A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.

Mercurial Joins Software Freedom Conservancy, Retains Services of Software Freedom Law Center

Nonprofits to Support Popular Source Control Management Software

Novell Honors Top Global Training Partners

Company names 25 Linux Centers of Excellence worldwide for quality of Linux training and superior customer satisfaction

My Gentoo odyssey

Gentoo is a Linux distribution unlike any other I have used, not just in terms of how it does things, but in the philosophy which drives its design. Gentoo doesn't ask what it can do to make things easier, it asks you exactly what it is that you want it to do, and then does precisely and only that. I gave Gentoo a good try, but I won't be sticking with it. Why not? I'm glad you asked.

Building Web Sites With PHP-Nuke

Community websites explained
Building a configurable, flexible and highly interactive community web site from scratch is no mean feat. Get the technical implementation right and you might have a vibrant and active community coalesce around your site. Get it wrong and you're left with dead web real-estate that's dressed right but is going nowhere. However, thanks to PHP-Nuke, most of the hard work has been done up front. And, for the would-be community site developer who doesn't have the time to read manuals, Packt Publishing has even taken the hard work out of figuring what to do post-installation.

Free processor firm discloses business plans

  • EETimes.com; By Peter Clarke (Posted by dcparris on Sep 19, 2006 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
LONDON — Simply RISC, a team of engineers formerly with STMicroelectronics NV, has revealed plans to provide design services around its offering of a free 64-bit processor core. Simply RISC's release of the OpenSPARC T1-based processor is intended to show potential customers the team's capability as well as providing a building block for future system-on-chip and network-on-chip design work.

[Free processors, free video cards... What's next? - dcparris]

Mercury Computer Systems Announces Software Development Kit for Programming the Cell BE Processor

MultiCore Plus SDK empowers users with programming ease and maximizes application performance for Cell BE processor-based solutions from Mercury and IBM

[Supported on GNU/Linux, but appears non-libre - dcparris]

Now shipping: Red Hat-JBoss application stack

Users and analysts alike responded positively today as Red Hat Inc. delivered the fruits of its JBoss acquisition with an announcement that the Red Hat Application Stack subscription is now available.

Working from home - Choosing a PC part 4 – Mac, Windows or Linux ...

This article is not meant for highly technical people so we may bend historical facts here to make life simple. Please do email us if you feel strongly about anything in this article though, we love to hear from our readers!

[Article is still bent toward Mac & Windows, but actually does say that "Linux usage by the mainstream is growing rapidly". - dcparris]

KDE Thanks Rob Levin

  • KDE Dot News; By Jes Hall (Posted by dcparris on Sep 19, 2006 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
We knew him as lilo. He was the founder of the Freenode IRC network, a place where many open source projects established a real-time meeting ground. Freenode is where we work, play, and share. It is where many a small idea has grown into a large project. It is where we are all enriched by the experience and diversity of a group of people from many cultures who all have in common a love of open source.

Cluster Programming: You Can't Always Get What You Want

  • ClusterMonkey.net; By Douglas Eadline (Posted by deadline on Sep 19, 2006 1:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Fifteen years ago I wrote a short article entitled "How Will You Program 1000 Processors?" Back then it was a good question that had no easy answer. Today, it is still a good question that still has no easy answer. Except now it seems a bit more urgent as we step into the "mulit-core" era. Today, 1000 processors are a reality for many practitioners of Linux HPC.

Teradata goes open source

NCR data warehousing division Teradata has shipped an enhanced version of the Teradata database running on the 64-bit version of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell. It is available globally for enterprise-class data warehouses.

Levanta Unveils New Version Of Intrepid M Linux Management ...

Virtual Machine Migration, GUI Enhancements And Additional Linux Distro Support Among New Features

Akademy 2006 Schedule Finalised

More than 200 members of the KDE community, related projects, industry partners, and interested users will be gathering on Friday for Akademy 2006 at the Trinity College Dublin to work on the next-generation KDE 4 desktop and cross-desktop standards. See the official press release for the full announcement.

HP trojan foiled by Linux

  • Growklaw; By Pamela Jones (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 19, 2006 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups:
The HP story just grew again. This is the worst yet. Now it's being reported in the New York Times in an article titled Hewlett Review Is Said to Detail Deeper Spying [sub and cookies req'd] that pretexting isn't the only issue:

Fossfa calls on African leaders to adopt FOSS

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa has called on African leaders to adopt open source software as a tool to speed up development saying this would reduce costs and enhance opportunities for innovation.

Microsoft's Masterpiece of FUD

I've been tracking the evolution of Microsoft FUD for nearly 10 years now, and wrote a shorthistory of the subject a few months back.  But even I was impressed when I came across Microsoft's latest effort in this department: it's truly a masterpiece of its kind.

NMC faculty to beef up Linux OS in the CNMI

To increase awareness as well as boost the number of Linux users in the CNMI, a faculty member of the Northern Marianas College has set up a showroom that demonstrates the merits of the operating system for those interested in converting their old PC OS to Linux.

[This is just one of the growing number of FOSS related articles coming out of the South Pacific these days. - Scott]

Alacarte: GNOME's long overdue menu editor

The Alacarte menu editor is one of the major additions in GNOME 2.16. Already previously available in Ubuntu and other distributions, Alacarte adds a degree of customization that has been generally lacking since GNOME dropped its previous menu editor more than five years ago during the early 2.x releases.

Is Antivirus Ready for Open Source?

The open source software movement has come a long way. A decade ago, nobody but the actual participants in open source projects and other IT enthusiasts gave the movement much chance of succeeding, but today, it's tough to deny the success of open source products. However, when it comes to security tools and antivirus software--the thin blue line separating our computers from certain infection on the Internet--there is less agreement that open source can secure as well as traditionally developed, closed-source products.

[Interestingly, numerous companies are offering ClamAV-based solutions that apparently protect their clients quite well. As always, watch for the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. - dcparris]

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