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Shape your traffic with trickle

Trickle is a lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper for users with low-speed Internet connections that lets you limit the bandwidth that a specific protocol is using so that you can maintain multiple simultaneous connections and not end up in a traffic jam.

Google Summer of Code Projects Announced

Google revealed a list of over 900 accepted Summer of Code projects. Ubuntu, as one of the mentoring organizations, lists 20 projects.

Red Hat-based CentOS 5 goes gold

CentOS 5, touted as a "100 percent compatible" rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, was released today, featuring the GNOME desktop and a 2.6.18 kernel. CentOS targets those who need enterprise-class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support, chief maintainer Karanbir Singh said.

Open source's Fast Ethernet router outperformed Cisco's Router

"Twice the performance at half the price:" The emergence of enterprise-class, open source solutions is yet another chapter in a "commodity" vs. "special purpose" battle that has been raging for several decades now. Well on its way to becoming IT's version of The Thirty Years' War, the struggle has gone hot and cold over the years -- but it has never gone away.

Third OpenSUSE 10.3 public alpha available

OpenSUSE announced today the release of the third public alpha of OpenSUSE 10.3, which boasts a 2.6.21-RC5 kernel, a choice of GNOME or KDE desktops, and its usual complete roster of application packages.

Ohloh's Open Source Goods

There are tens of thousands of open source projects in the wild, but how do you determine what's good and what's not? Ohloh, a resource for open source intelligence on thousands of open source projects, has up-to-date information on open source projects and the people who develop them.

LinuxWorld San Francisco invites registration

Attendee registration opened today for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco, scheduled for Aug. 6 through 9 at the Moscone Center. More than 100 technical sessions will focus on key themes and technologies that include applications, virtualization, system troubleshooting, Linux/Windows interoperability, and more.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn release candidate delayed due to validation bugs

The release Date for Ubuntu Feisty Fawn has been delayed due to validation bugs, There is no ETA yet, but the Ubuntu team hopes the delay will be just a few days.

The Linux desktop: boom or bust?

Ironically for Microsoft, Vista is just the shot in the arm that desktop systems with open-source Linux operating systems needed to boost their sales. At least that's the way solution providers see it.

Turning any computer into a Linux machine

BOOTPLUG, basically, is a USB flash memory (1GB) with USB-HD bootable Linux (kernel 2.4) installed. Insert the BOOTPLUG into USB slot and boot up, any PC will be totally hijacked by BOOTPLUG and turn into a Linux client machine.

Desktop FreeBSD Part 3: Adding Software

  • OFB.biz: Open for Business; By Ed Hurst (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 13, 2007 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
FreeBSD is very much a source-based system. The operating assumptionof the architects of FreeBSD is that you will compile most things fromthe source code. The system is designed to work that way, and does itexceptionally well.

Why a Unix-based system?

The buzz about Linux, BSD, Open Solaris, and other free versions of Unix seems to swell every month. In case you haven’t tried one of them yet, you might be wondering, “What is all the fuss about?” Truly, you see passion about these systems that is seldom shown to their competitors. Here’s a brief list of where the Unix system triumph.

Open source Mule takes the "donkey work" out of ESB

  • ITManagersJournal; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 13, 2007 2:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mule is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) -- the "glue" between different enterprise applications in different company departments that allows IT managers to move information back and forth seamlessly. Think of disparate enterprise applications as ribs, with the ESB as a backbone that connects everything. Mulesource founder Ross Mason says open source is the best way to make an ESB that is customizable and affordable.

Why Linux is the perfect system for people who hate computers

It's a delicious paradox that Linux, which was for years the system for people who really enjoyed fiddling with their computers, should have developed to the point where it's the best system for people who hate the bloody things.

Opera 9.2 adds "speed dial," web dev tools

Norway's Opera Software yesterday released Opera 9.2, an update to its popular, freely-available web browser. The new version supports 31 languages and introduces a new "speed dial" function plus a set of alpha-level developer tools, according to the company.

Linux Scheduling for Absolute Beginners, Part 2

In my first article, I provided some basic understanding of how scheduling on Linux operating system works. This article will provide some additional detail that I may have missed and it will mostly give examples of many different neat tricks you can do in a crontab file.

[There are some neat things in here that are even new to me — Sander]

News: IBM, Canonical Set to Release DB2 9 For Linux--For Dapper

If you thought old releases of Linux were just going to passively lie and wait for the end of their maintenance cycle, think again. Canonical Ltd., the commercial driving force behind the Ubuntu distribution, is planning to announce April 13 that users of its 6.06 LTS release will be able to download and deploy IBM's DB2 version 9.

Release for CentOS-5 i386 and x86_64

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5 for the i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Further Arch support for PowerPC, IA64 and Sparc are planned and will be released soon. These arch's will follow the existing pattern of release to Beta first, and then to Final.

VectorLinux issues v5.8 SOHO RC2 prerelease

The VectorLinux team on April 9 released VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO RC2, built on the base of VL 5.8 standard GOLD. This edition addresses all the bugs reported and suggestions given since the RC1 release, and features a custom 2.6.20 kernel and the KDE 3.5.6 desktop with Kmyfirewall, the team said.

aKademy 2007 Registration Open

aKademy 2007 is now open for registration. aKademy is KDE's World Summit, a week long event for all KDE contributors, industry partners and users. The week starts with a two day conference, and is set to include a tutorial day and a schools and education day. As always, attendance to aKademy is free of charge, but you must register. Registration must be in by the end of the month if you want the aKademy Team to book your accommodation for you. See you in Glasgow!

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