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GNUmed releases

GNUmed version has been polished and released ! For the impatient: Go grab your copy at Next to bug fixes and code cleanup this release has a nice selection of new features as well ... We need testers. Let us know if it works for you.

Is the BBC Perpetuating the Microsoft Monopoly?

LXer Feature: 20-Oct-2006

The BBC recently released its Public Value Test for "public consultation" with respect to its proposed on-demand services. The problem is that, while the EU has hammered Microsoft for using its monopoly unfairly, the BBC is poised to prop up the convicted monopolist with a Windows-only service.

Review: Sabayon Linux

  • Linux Tech Daily; By Rich Hughes (Posted by SamShazaam on Feb 9, 2007 4:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Gentoo
There is a newer distro in town, gaining traction. Sabayon Linux is an installable, Gentoo based live Cd/DVD. It has the stated goal of being 100% Gentoo compatible. A lot of attention has been paid to the Sabayon brand. Theming is consistent and striking. Sabayon is one of the best looking distros I have used.

Virtualization goes Nationwide

Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, a $21 billion company with 30,000 employees, has turned to virtual servers running Linux to gain more control over computing power and expenditures.

News: New Open Solutions Alliance Focuses on Apps

The new group, known as the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), could well prove to be the missing link between standards and application interoperability that the open source market has been missing.

Software Company CEOs Attending Second Annual Open Source Think

Premier event for open source, community and business draws leaders from Covalent, db4objects, EnterpriseDB, Funambol, Groundwork Open Source, HelmiTech, Intalio, JasperSoft, KnowledgeTree, Laszlo, Mulesource, MySQL, Ohloh, OpenLogic, rSmart, and SugarCRM

Nobody can stop us from selling Linux!

"I guess that my readers will appreciate this intolerable way of handling their code and contributions to Free and Open Source software. Don't worry, the entire community, from the BSD proponents to the FSF will never do this as well. Yet some people out there seem to think they are entitled to do it. "

PlaneShift Open Source MMORPG 0.3.018 Released

PlaneShift, an Open Source MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game) which is in a steady process of development just released another expansion of the PlaneShift world!

Build dynamic rich Web apps with Open Source ThinWire

Learn how ThinWire, an open-source development framework can build Web applications that look and feel like desktop applications. These tutorials are designed to teach you how to develop rich Web applications using ThinWire and Java programming.

EC rebuffs Microsoft over open-source report

The European Commission has resisted efforts by Microsoft to make it abandon its report into open-source software, it was revealed this week. But the Commission was swayed into allowing a 10-day period for feedback before completing the report.

Firewire problems on Debian sarge

Last week I had to move (and therefore reboot) a machine running Debian sarge (stable) which has a couple of FireWire drives attached to it. Last time I did this it all came up beautifully of its own accord; sadly not this time. The logs showed the nodes being recognised by the ieee1394 module, but not actually being mounted.

Interview: Kristian Høgsberg

Learn all about the history and prospects of AIGLX from its creator and FOSDEM 2007 speaker Kristian Høgsberg. In an interview he reveals that AIGLX is 'more or less just done', and he is now working on Linux FireWire drivers for Red Hat.

Upcoming debian meetings

One is in france, and has limited capacity for non-debian-edu people left. Please let me know on what and with whom you want to work together if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. It takes place in temporal and physical proximity to fosdem.

Web Host Verio Displays Linux Virtualization in Action

Web hosting provider Verio will address the benefits of Linux Virtual Solutions to help businesses, developers and ISVs gain greater control and lessen IT headaches

[They are presenting there software solutions at SCALE 5x - Scott]

Enhance security with file encryption tools

System-wide security solutions such as SELinux, AppArmor, Bastille and grsecurity can, in most cases, make your Linux desktop more than reasonably secure. But there are still cases where file or directory encryption is necessary. Here are some tools that can help you when you need to move files outside of your home computer, carry personal data around with you on a pendrive, or send email messages containing sensitive information.

Embedded USB Software Solution

Jungo Announces USBware Support for the Samsung SC241x Multipurpose Micro-Processor

Avoid traps when porting Java Web apps from Windows to AIX

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Shu Fang Rui (Posted by solrac on Feb 8, 2007 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Examine three traps you could fall in when porting Java Web applications from Windows to AIX, and learn how to maneuver around them.

Linuxasia 2007 sees Microsoft among prominent exhibitors

The three-day Open Source event, LinuxAsia 2007 began in the capital amidst many surprises, including a prominent participation by Microsoft, which has traditionally been considered the bete-noire of the open source movement, showcasing interoperability between MS' proprietary platforms and OSS.

Bill Gates ignores Gorbachev's plea for leniency

In an unsurprising move, Microsoft's Bill Gates rejects Mikhail Gorbachev's plea to intervene and assist in the case of a school teacher being sentenced for "piracy"

Sun to release ODF conversion tool

Sun Microsystems announced that the first version of a plug-in for converting MS Office documents to OpenDocument Format (ODF) will be available soon.

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