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Itanium Needs Linux, but Does Linux Need Itanium?

  • Linux-Watch; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Intel, Linux
Opinion: Intel's Itanium is a good platform, but unless prices go down, it'll be left on the shelf. (Linux-Watch)

TorPark: A secure, anonymous, and portable Web browser

  • NewsForge; By Nathan Willis (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
TorPark is the intersection of two relatively recent free software developments: portable Firefox and the onion router. Just like the chocolate and peanut butter of the old Reese's ads, they taste better together. With TorPark on a USB flash drive, you can bring the power and flexibility of Firefox with you when you travel -- and count on Tor to keep your browsing anonymous and secure at the same time.

Inge Wallin on KOffice and OpenDocument

  • KDE Dot News; By Albert Astals Cid (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE is carrying an interesting interview about KOffice called "The Evolving ODF Environment: Spotlight on KOffice". In this interview, Inge elaborates on ODF support, KOffice vs OOo and KOffice future developments. The OpenDocument format, recently defined as an ISO standard, is the new default format in KOffice 1.5.

The New and Improved is Live!

  • KDE Dot News; By Janet Theobroma (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE is back up sporting a brand new look and feel. We have created a much more community centric site where those interested can submit news, tutorials, links and more. There is also a new feature we call Studios. This is a new twist on blogging that is completely focused on the creation of art and showcasing the process of creation. Artists who are interested will be able to share their artwork with others and talk about how they created it, and what influences them in their creative process.

Malware targeting Linux on the increase

  • SC Magazine; By William Eazel (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The number of malicious programs that attacked Linux operating systems during 2005 was more than double the previous year’s figure, according to new research.

CLI Magic: Bash complete

  •; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on May 8, 2006 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The auto complete feature of the Bourne Again SHell makes bash one of the most loved and newbie-friendly Linux shells. Just by pressing the Tab key you can complete commands and filenames. Press the Tab key twice and all files in the directory get displayed. But you can do more with autocomplete -- such as associating file types with applications, and automatically designating whether you're looking for directories, text, or MP3 files. With simple commands such as complete and the use of Escape sequences, you can save time and have fun on the command line.

Qualys Offers Free Vulnerability Scan Mapped to New Threats ...

Apple OS X and Firefox and Mozilla Browsers Show Rapid Growth in Critical Vulnerabilities, Reinforcing the Need for Vigilance

Honda Racing F1 Team Speeds Storage With DataCore Virtualization Software

Flexibility, Ease-of-Use and Top Performance Drives DataCore to the Winner's Circle for This World-Class F1 Team

Anti-drm march in Paris targets Big Tech firms

PARIS — Several hundred people gathered nonviolently at the Place de la Bastille in Paris Sunday afternoon (May 7) to march in support of “digital freedom” and against DRM and a change in copyright laws currently under debate in the French Senate.

Free software abounds at Interop

Savvy Interop attendees last week walked away from the show with more than a pocket full of USB flash drives and retractable Ethernet cables - they also took home free software and services.

The On-Demand, Open Source Business Software Transformation

Key to its appeal is the try-it-before-you-buy-it nature of the open source movement. When the software works and it's easy, it catches on fast within companies and quickly builds a grassroots following. Increasingly, open source designers understand that their audience is counting on them to develop easy-to-use programs.

[Try before you buy? FOSS? Since when? It just seems a gross distortion of the nature of FOSS. - dcparris]

EC reluctant to recommend OpenDocument

European Commission officials, unhappy there may be two competing ISO document standards, want industry players to work together.

[We have been trying to get Microsoft to work with ODF since its inception. The EC should just point out to Microsoft that they have had plenty of opportunity to participate. - dcparris]

Mandriva Linux 2006 for home users

What can a Linux distribution such as Mandriva Linux 2006 mean to a Windows user? Is it a valuable alternative, or do you have to be a real computer nerd to risk the move?

Life, The Universe, and Your Cluster - A Study in Cluster Optimization

Getting the most out of your cluster is always important. But how does one do this? Do you really need to dissect your code and analyze every instruction to get optimal performance?

AquaFold Releases Enterprise Oracle Database Administration Tools for Windows, Linux and OSX

AquaFold, Inc has Released Aqua Data Studio 4.7, a Powerful, Multi-Platform Application That Provides Complete Database Administration and Query Tools for Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, Informix, and PostgreSQL

Four-day course offers intensive Linux training

Learning Tree International has announced the addition of a new Linux course to its IT curriculum. Entitled "Linux: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction," the four-day course offers participants the opportunity to gain experience with Linux through intensive exercises under the guidance of an expert instructor.

Coming soon: ODF for MS Office

Just because Microsoft refuses to support ODF (Open Document Format) never meant that someone wouldn't write a plug-in to enable Microsoft Office users to read and write ODF documents. Well, it's happened.

Freespire: Great Idea? Awful Idea?

Opinion: Can you have open-source goodness and proprietary programs in one Linux distribution? Linspire says yes, but Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and others aren't so sure.(DesktopLinux)

Pro::php Webcast - Interview with Mike Morgan of Mozilla

Join us on May 5th, 2006 for a Cinco De Mayo celebration of scalable PHP as we are joined by Mike Morgan of Mozilla. Mike has had extensive experience using the LAMP application stack for Mozilla on projects such as Bugzilla and the Mozilla Extensions site. Mike will share with us his experiences and advise on good architecture decisions, why PHP is used for performance and where how to determine what packages and extensions you should be using in your application.

C++/CLI: a paradigm too far

Microsoft's new albino jumbo

Stob Microsoft has been firing off some big guns in support of something called 'C++/CLI'.

[For those who might be keeping an eye on the .Net platform - dcparris]

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