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WebSideStory: Mozilla Firefox Growth Slowing, IE Below 90 Percent

WebSideStory has published some February 2005 United States browser usage figures as part of its latest Data Spotlight. According to the statistics, Mozilla Firefox's growth is slowing.

JBoss upgrades object-relational technology

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Feb 26, 2005 9:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: JBoss; Story Type: News Story
JBoss at its JBoss World 2005 conference in Atlanta next week will upgrade its Hibernate object-relational mapping software and debut service programs for open source projects and users of the vendor?s middleware.

Storage options for Linux

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 26, 2005 8:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An increasing number of storage players are showing up at Linux-related trade shows, which certainly makes sense as Linux transitions from being an operating system for wonks, hackers (in the old, good sense), scientists and aficionados, and becomes an operating environment for mainstream commercial computing.

SCO Skirts Nasdaq Delisting with Post-Deadline Hearing

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 26, 2005 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
After missing several deadlines to turn in its late financial reports, the company files an appeal and secures a March hearing with the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel.

OSDL Linux Summit papers now available on-line

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Feb 26, 2005 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
A number of the presentations from the OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit held earlier this month are now available online. The presentations span a wide range of topics of interest to DesktopLinux.com readers, including an update on the Desktop Linux market by analyst Amy Wohl, open-source best practices, several informative presentations about the GNU General Public License (GPL), and more.

Puppy Linux 0.9.9 released

  • http://www.goosee.com/puppy; By Barry Kauler (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 26, 2005 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The latest and greatest Puppy is out, plus the first official release of Puppy Unleashed. Puppy is a tiny, approx 50M live-CD with all the GUI apps in that 50M, not as extra add-ons. Boots from CD or from USB-stick, loads totally into RAM, for incredible speed. Puppy Unleashed is the individual packages and a build script, to create your own custom Puppy with exactly the applications you need.

IBM, Zend Welcome Open-Source Developers

The upcoming Zend Core will combine IBM's Cloudscape database and Zend's PHP environment, while the latest IDS upgrade has enhanced security options and backup utilities.

New Mozilla Firefox Options/Preferences Window Lands

The latest trunk builds of Mozilla Firefox now feature the redesigned Options/Preferences window that has been developed over the last few weeks.

Open Source Database Market Share Breakdown

  • infoworld.com; By Tom Sullivan (Posted by mariuz on Feb 26, 2005 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Evans Data revealed the results of a study on open source databases. While the familiar names MySQL and PostgresSQL were in there, the biggest surprise may be that Firebird was nearly tied for the most used open source database.

Running Windows Inside of Linux with Wn4Lin

  • http://spidertools.com; By Mike Weber (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 25, 2005 5:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: SUSE
Despite interest in moving to a full Linux commitment, sometimes you need to settle for a transitional position and that is where a program like Win4Lin can help a business or school system maintain a Linux base but still use aspects of Microsoft that are needed for special projects.

C++ exception-handling tricks for Linux

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 25, 2005 1:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Handling exceptions in C++ has a few implicit restrictions at the language level, but you can get around them in some instances. Learn ways to make exceptions work for you so you can produce more reliable applications.

Build a GCC-based cross-compiler for Linux

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 25, 2005 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Step-by-step instructions for building a cross-compiler so that you can build and develop applications for an alternative platform. Cross-compilers can be useful in many different situations, such as developing applications for embedded platforms.

SCO Group buys some time from Nasdaq on de-listing; no annual report filed yet

The embattled SCO Group announced through a legal posting Friday that it has requested and has been granted a hearing on whether the company should be de-listed from the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. The Lindon, Utah-based Unix products and services company had published no press release but only posted its SEC Form 8K on the matter, which is considered sufficient public notification of the Nasdaq action. The hearing will be held on March 17, effectively buying about three weeks' time to continue selling stock on the exchange.

First Look at Solaris 10

  • Mad Penguin; By Narayan Newton (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 25, 2005 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems has recently released Solaris 10. It is currently free, as in beer, and most of it is promised to be released under an OSI approved license in the second quarter of 2005. Most everyone reading this probably knows all of that. The release and subsequent open sourcing of Solaris 10 has caused quite an uproar in the Open Source community and the IT industry as a whole. Linux advocates have been fighting Solaris advocates on forums across the Internet. The zealotry and misrepresentation from both sides has been really quite impressive. However, I am a BSD user. I am not on either side and will do my best to allow neither zealotry nor misrepresentation into this review.

Forgotten Security (Cooking with Linux)

  • MarcelGagne.com; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on Feb 25, 2005 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
...steganography. Using this process, you can take any message, encode it inside another message (or in this case, a graphic image). In fact, you could create a whole web site, full of images with secret messages in all of them and none would be the wiser.

The GIMP at a crossroads

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 25, 2005 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A critical point for Adobe developers arrived a few years back during the Web boom period. The company had to choose whether to continue developing Photoshop as an all-in-one graphic tool supporting both publishing and Web development, or create a separate Web graphics editor for Web graphic creation. It chose to spin off ImageReady for Web development and GIF animation and keep Photoshop for desktop publishing. Now the GIMP, the open source answer to Photoshop, faces the same decision.

Summary of Upcoming Mozilla Releases

Next up is likely to be Mozilla 1.8 Beta 1, coming straight from the trunk. A more cutting-edge release, 1.8b1 will be the first non-alpha version to feature the major internal changes that have been completed since 1.7 branched, including many substantial improvements to Gecko.

NetBSD 2.0 Rendezvous

In December 2004, the NetBSD Project released the feature-rich NetBSD 2.0. Even after such a masterpiece, developers kept working on improvements, new features, and new ports following the new development roadmap. Federico Biancuzzi recently interviewed them to find out what they are working on and how they plan to promote their project in the near future.

LinuxHardware.org 64-Bit Desktop Battle!

  • LinuxHardware.org (Posted by dave on Feb 25, 2005 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CPU Reviews Earlier this week Intel announced their first desktop processors that will support 64-bit extensions similar to those found on the AMD Athlon 64 processors. These new chips not only bring new features to the table, they also raise the maximum clock speed of the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition to new heights. I've received both the new Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition at 3.73GHz and the Intel Pentium 4 660 (3.6GHz) and I plan to show you the most comprehensive 64-bit benchmarks of these chips that are available on the Internet. While Microsoft still hasn't come around with an x86-64 64-bit OS, Linux has had a stable 64-bit version for some time now. So let's take these processors out for a spin and find out how they handle 64-bit code and how they stack up against AMD's top two processors. Welcome to the LinuxHardware.org 64-Bit Desktop Battle!

OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours

OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours for Feb 24, 2005. This week we had a look at some nice software, including Linspire 4.5, amaroK 1.2, and Lineox Enterprise Linux 4.0 RC1.

This week was a little light as we set up our site to receive your submissions of distros, apps, and Linux user desktops.

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