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Taiwan mandates Linux-ready PCs

Government requires future desktop PCs to be compatible with Linux, but is not pushing for the open-source operating system to be installed.

Who Should Govern the Internet (Act II)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 28, 2006 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Last year, many countries were up in arms over the fact that the US, via an agency of the Department of Commerce that maintains a contract with ICANN, controls the root directories of the Internet. Now they have an opportunity to make their objections known again.

Network based (encrypted) backup in 15 minutes

Open source based data backup tools have come a long way. This article shows how to quickly setup network based backup all using freely downloadable open source tools. A combination of Amanda, Samba and open source encryption tools enable this setup. Backup configuration on two different Linux distributions and a Windows client is shown.

Openlogic updates and re-brands open source stack

Open source management and services firm OpenLogic Inc has launched a new version of its certified open source software stack, and changed the brand from BlueGlue to OpenLogic Enterprise.

Lyricue Gets Lifted to Higher Ground

  LXer Feature: 28-Jun-06

With Lyricue, you can display song lyrics on the wall screens during worship. With Lyricue 1.9.3, you can easily add Bible verses, and manage the display across the network from the comfort of your pew, using a server and a tablet PC running GNU/Linux. Support for two more languages makes Lyricue usable by more people as well.

Schools and Open Source

Schools need to save money (know any school districts so rich money doesn't matter?) and one way to do so is via Open Source Software. That's the premise behind the story How one school system makes the most of open source. Yet the story doesn't talk about one of the best ways to save money while reducing security risks in a variety of ways: using Linux and OpenOffice in place of Microsoft Windows and Office.

Registration Open, Call for Speakers for Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo Singapore 2006

The Gelato Federation announces the opening of registration for the Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo to be held on October 1-4, 2006 at the Biopolis in Singapore.

Red Hat CEO Says Linux Could Become U.S. Standard

CEO Matthew Szulik predicts greater growth and innovation for open-source products, and says better education and access to information are crucial.

Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 28, 2006 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty sandals. So what can a non-coder do?

Collax is now a Solution Alliance Partner of Fujitsu Siemens Computers

  • www.collax.com; By Press Release (Posted by sharonpr on Jun 28, 2006 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Collax will receive marketing and sales support as part of Fujitsu Siemens Computers' Solution Partner Program

What moves a movement

Like a cuckoo in the nest, Microsoft's arrival in the Creative Commons movement threatens trouble in the free culture family. In Rio de Janeiro for the iSummit, Becky Hogge hopes that iCommons can restore the movement's cool.

Stallman: Take French copyright battle to the streets

Copyleft legend wants the youth to mobilize on DRM

Desktop Linux relies on the kindness of strangers

Distos key to Portland Project

An OSDL project to simplify porting and integration of applications with Linux desktops is gambling on support from Linux distros and other community standards efforts.

Sql Injection Weaknesses Found in Mambo, Joomla

Potentially serious security flaws have been found in existing versions of the Mambo and Joomla content management systems, and developers of the two projects are advising users to install upgrades or security patches as soon as possible. Both programs are vulnerable to SQL injection attacks, which allow remote attackers to execute commands on the web server in by typing SQL code into form fields. Joomla is a fork of Mambo, with both programs derived from the same code base.

How to correct perspective and lens distortion in digital photos

  • NewsForge; By Nathan Willis (Posted by dcparris on Jun 28, 2006 12:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Warped horizon lines and bent skyscrapers are just as disheartening to the travel photographer as the demonic "red eye" effect. Red eye correction is commonplace in software today, but you don't have to live with distortion either. Free software can correct lens- and perspective-distortion, turning the fishbowl look into the landscape as you remember it. And even if you don't have vacation pictures that need a new perspective, the same technique can come in handy elsewhere -- such as for extracting undistorted textures from a photo to use in a game or 3-D model. Here's how to do it.

System Administration: One Step toward the BIND

  • Linux Journal; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by dcparris on Jun 28, 2006 12:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux

DNS is mostly a directory service. Millions of people and computers use one or more directories every day. Currently, so many directories exist in our world that they have become almost transparent to casual observers. You could say it's a directory kind of world out there and DNS remains a big part of it for people who use the Internet regardless of the device.

Tutorial: Building a Linux Network Appliance, Part 2

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 27, 2006 11:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In the first installment, we described why you need our Linux-based network appliances. Today we're going to start construction. We will be building two separate appliances: one for network border services, such as firewalling, secure remote access, and intrusion prevention; and one for LAN services, such as file and printer sharing, network storage, and backups.

Music Distributor Ships Linux PMP

The Linux answer to the video iPod is on its way.

Novell previews new SUSE Linux Enterprise distros

Novell Inc. is treating its users to early Independence Day fireworks, by releasing a special, free preview of its upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. In this pre-release, Novell is offering early versions of both of its flagship distributions: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

A GPL requirement could have a chilling effect on derivative distros

Warren Woodford, the founder of the MEPIS distribution, would prefer to be concentrating on polishing his latest release. Instead, he is distracted by an official notice from the Free Software Foundation that, because MEPIS has not previously supplied source code for the packages already available from the distribution it is based on -- once Debian, and now Ubuntu -- it is in violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Woodford intends to comply, but he worries about how this requirement might affect all distributions derived from other distributions -- especially those run by one or two people in their spare time.

[Give me a break! If Red Hat, Mandriva and Debian all have to offer source code, then why would the downstream developers think they are any different? Where do the "upstream distros get their code from? Hmm? I don't see the concern. - dcparris]

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