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Red Hat Linux gets dual-core support

Company updates commercial Linux product with support for chips with dual processing engines from Intel, AMD.

Nokia's Open-Source Push

Nokia is leveraging technology from both open-source programmers and Apple in the new mobile phone browser it announced this week at its annual conference in its hometown of Helsinki.

Creating a custom live CD with Slax

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 15, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Live CDs can be useful for testing an operating system or performing special operations -- assuming there's a live CD distro that does what you need. Unfortunately, if you are running a special application, especially one you wrote yourself, no live CD will be tailored exactly to your needs. But creating you own live CD is easier than you might think, with Slax and its easy customization utility MySlax Creator.

Analysts: OpenSolaris Needs Time to Shine

Competitors and analysts are waiting to see whether possible Linux challenger OpenSolaris will build enough of a community to change Sun's business future.

Eclipse plug-in based Semantic annotation tool for Linux

This Linux Semantic tool for Web Services is a set of Eclipse plug-ins that allow developers to insert semantic annotations into a WSDL document that describe the semantics of the inputs, outputs, preconditions and effects of service operations. Semantic matching and composition is based on the algorithms using ontology-based inferencing. The ontologies are represented in Web Ontology Language (OWL), and inferencing is accomplished via the ABLE rule engine. This technology is part of the Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK).

Linux distro daddy goes to Redmond

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Jun 15, 2005 6:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Robbins' recruitment comes as Microsoft makes increasingly friendly noises towards Linux. According to reports, Red Hat chief executive and prez Matthew Szulik has been courted by Microsoft and even joined chief software architect Bill Gates for lunch at an exclusive New York eaterie earlier this year.

New Version of Fedora Hits the Streets

Core 4, the latest version of the community-supported Linux distribution, is largely drawn from the work of Red Hat programmers.

EU to make changes to the software patent directive.

  • ZDNET-UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by maggrand on Jun 15, 2005 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You say implemented, I say aided. The European Parliament wants to get rid of the term 'computer-implemented inventions' in a key directive because it implies that software can be patented

Solving E-mail Problems Using sendmail "Milters"

  • SYS-CON Media (Posted by dave on Jun 15, 2005 4:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Milter is a multi-threaded email-filtering program. Milters run in parallel to sendmail, and can review every aspect of every email message. Multiple Milters can run in parallel, each dealing with a different aspect of email. Milters can be shared among several sendmail processes, even sendmail processes located on separate machines, even when those machines are in separate towns or countries. In this way, spam/virus suppression can be central to a mail server and, at the same time, available to its MX backup servers.

BSD cognoscenti on Linux

Recently we published an interview with Linus Torvalds on the similarities and differences between the Linux kernel and the BSD operating systems. As a follow-up, I asked similar questions of OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt, and NetBSD's Christos Zoulas.

South African Creative Commons licences go live

  • Tectonic - Africa's source for open source news (Posted by dave on Jun 14, 2005 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Good news for South African artists and content producers is that they can now licence their works under a South Africa-specific Creative Commons licence. Also local language versions are in the pipeline.

Linux support for physicochemical software

  • Laboratory Talk (Posted by dave on Jun 14, 2005 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Batch versions of physicochemical property prediction and systematic naming software modules, suitable for working with tens of thousands of compounds at a time, are now available to run on Linux

Open-source Releases Invade the Reporting Market

  • Intelligent Enterprise (Posted by dave on Jun 14, 2005 2:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A trio of vendors is preparing to release open-source reporting tools, looking for profits by selling support and enhanced versions of free, open-source software. The availability of open-source tools will bring welcome competition and price pressure to a market that has long been dominated by proprietary software such as Business Object's Crystal Reports and Cognos's ReportNet. The three would-be market disrupters, business intelligence (BI) veteran Actuate and start-ups JasperSoft and Pentaho, want to emulate MySQL's open-source database-market success by offering low entry costs and products with developer appeal.

Eclipse Device Software Development Platform Project approved

Top-level Eclipse project proposed by Wind River approved; Sub-projects for target management and device debugging initiated

Miracle Linux president sees more growth ahead

  • Computerworld Singapore (Posted by dave on Jun 14, 2005 12:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Two years ago, Japanese Linux server operating system developer Miracle Linux Corp. decided it needed to better promote its local Linux distribution. It developed two aims, according to Miracle's president, Takeshi Sato.

Debian: Whereshould wewe should go from here?

Debian sarge has finally been released -- now what? If you ask me (and you didn't, but I'm going to tell you anyway), Debian should have two overarching priorities for the next release: 1. putting a timed release cycle in place, so what happened with sarge never happens again; and 2. keeping the growing family of Debian derivatives united around a common core -- namely, Debian itself. What's at stake? If we don't do something about both of these problems, actual and potential, Debian will be irrelevant by the time etch is out.

Enterprise-level accounting software comes to Linux

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Jun 14, 2005 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linspire Inc. and InsynQ's Appgen Business Software recently teamed up to bring a "special version" of MyBooks Professional, a "fully audited," "full-featured accounting and finance software solution" aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses, to Linspire Linux's CNR (click and run) Warehouse.

An Extended X Windows Example

  • systhread.net; By Jason (Jay) R. Fink (Posted by jayrfink on Jun 14, 2005 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
Setting up an extended X windows desktop A sample config file using X.org and Xinerama for an extended laptop desktop.

Users Push Merits of Linux on the Desktop

  • NewsFactor Network (Posted by dave on Jun 14, 2005 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Speaking at an IBM panel called "An Open Discussion on Open Source" held during the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, consultant and author Marcel Gagne said he runs Einux on his Compaq notebook and added that many people are beginning to look at Linux on the desktop as well.

Open-source LAMP a beacon to developers

For years, the business-software development world has been split largely between Microsoft's .Net toolset and Java. Get ready for a third option. The so-called LAMP stack of open-source software--which includes the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, MySQL database and scripting languages PHP, Perl or Python--is pushing its way into mainstream corporate computing.

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