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Forget the apple; surprise teacher with open-source software

  • Nashua Telegraph (subscription); By Dave Brooks (Posted by dcparris on Jun 29, 2006 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Few things are quite so technically cutting edge as open-source software, which is why you expect to see it used by really cutting-edge folks. Like . . . kindergarten teachers?

Cybersource in desktop Linux deal with Victorian Government.

Australian Linux and open source solutions company Cybersourcehas deployed 120 thin client Linux-based desktops and servers for the Victorian Department of Justice.

I love Microsoft

OK, that's not exactly true, but I don't hate them either. Here's why
[Oh, go on. Read it! - dcparris]

Taking A Bite Out of Microsoft: Red Hat Partners Report More ...

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat will announce its latest quarterly earnings today, and if the outlook of its partners provides any clue the report should be good for shareholders – as well as in future quarters.

SUSE Desktop 10 RC3 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - Novell has announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 RC3, both Desktop (SLED) and Server (SLES) editions, for public testing: Be among the first to install, test and enjoy SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. The pre-release contains all the functionality of the regular release, but is not the final product. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is an open, flexible and secure platform that is ready to host the applications and databases critical to your business -- from the desktop to the data center, across a wide variety of workloads. OSDir has some great screenshots of the upcoming SLED 10 in the SUSE Desktop 10 RC3 Screenshot Tour.

Wells' Order Granting in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims, as tex

Here is Judge Brooke Wells's Order as text. 39 pages and 128 footnotes! Why? I can't read the judge's mind, of course, but my best guess is she is indicating to SCO not to bother to appeal this order. And if they do, she has provided her reasons -- with specificity, one might even say, sufficient to uphold her decision. You can follow along with the references on Groklaw's IBM Timeline page, where the docket numbers are provided.

[Yippee! This is the smack-down SCOG has deserved from the beginning. You can almost hear Judge Wells sizzling and simmering as she dots every 'i' and crosses every 't'. -- grouch]

Widespread Linux GPL Violations Alleged

Could many smaller Linux distributions be in violation of the GPL? That's what Warren Woodford, the man behind the popular MEPIS distribution thinks.

Nominations Open for 2006 Linux Medical News Freedom Award

  •; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 29, 2006 12:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Nominations are officially open for the 6th annual Linux Medical News Freedom Award to be presented at the November 11th-15th AMIA Fall conference in Washington, D.C. Deadline for entries is July 30th, 2006. This is NOT a officially sponsored event of AMIA. Free and open source software isn't 'magic pixie dust' and there are people making significant personal sacrifices as well as doing difficult work to make medicine's free software future a reality.

Supreme Court to hear collusion case against major telecoms

  • Ars Technica; By Anders Bylund (Posted by SamShazaam on Jun 29, 2006 12:10 AM EDT)
An antitrust lawsuit against four major telephone companies will be going to the Supreme Court next. The Bell Atlantic v. Twombly class-action suit, No. 05-1126, claims that Verizon, AT&T, BellSouth, and Qwest commit an act of illegal collusion by not competing with each other in local phone service markets.

Running Linux for ARM processors under QEMU

QEMU is well known as an x86 CPU emulator, and is often used as a free alternative to VMware. What is less well known is that QEMU also has the ability to emulate a number of other architectures; AMD64, Sparc, MIPS, PPC and ARM CPUs all have varying levels of support. This article is a guide to building a Debian ARM/Linux guest system under QEMU.

Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster Helps University of Cologne Become Regional Powerhouse for Clustered Linux Computing

Panasas Storage Cluster Enables Prestigious University to Increase the Speed of Research and Maximize Cluster Performance

The perfect live cd

From time to time you need to boot a Linux live cd to perform some task. There are so many variants that choosing the best for your need may actually be hard. A list of features that a GNU-Linux live cd should have to be the best live cd around

Anti-ICANN Groups Spam The US Department of Commerce

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by zanek on Jun 28, 2006 10:00 PM EDT)
Groups who despise the US-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) have organized an email campaign to let the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) know what they think of its continuing effort to privatize coordination and management of Internet Domain Names and DNS. So how's it going? Email Battles shows how the mysterious power of the Web reveals all.

Leveraging processor-supplied SRAM to facilitate OneNAND bootloaders

  • (Posted by grouch on Jun 28, 2006 9:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IntroductionNAND flash memory densities for device-resident memory are increasing -- and the price decreasing -- with designers desiring to remove NOR flash devices from their design, and instead boot their processors from less expensive NAND. However, due to the architecture of NAND memory devices, NAND flash can't be used

Red Hat Security Advisories Now OVAL Compatible

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat announced last week that it has rejiggered the security advisory format for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 versions so these advisories now conform to the format specified by the Open Vulnerability Assessment Language, or OVAL.

Firebird Mandriva VMware virtual machine

IBPhoenix is pleased to introduce you a Firebird Mandriva Corporate Server VMware virtual machine

Is the Google Web Toolkit right for you?

The recently released Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a comprehensive set of APIs and tools that lets you create dynamic Web applications almost entirely in Java code. However, GWT is something of an all-or-nothing approach, targeted at a relatively small niche in Web application development market. This article shows you what GWT can do and will help you decide if its the best tool to use for your web development.

Laszlo and Goodmail Partner to Provide Trusted Web Mail Solution for Internet Service Providers

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by grouch on Jun 28, 2006 7:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
CertifiedEmail Support in Laszlo Mail Provides Additional Security for Consumer Web Mail

Wells Grants in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims! In *Large* Part.

Feast your eyes on this, my friends! Judge Brooke Wells' Order Granting in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims [PDF]. Finally, SCO's refusal to offer specificity has cost them, as it should. There is almost nothing left in the case as far as the challenged items are concerned.

Linux and Windows get hitched - 2X ThinClientServer v3 makes ...

Convert PCs to thin clients & manages them & thin client devices from any vendor

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