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Opinion: Intel's Itanium is a good platform, but unless prices go down, it'll be left on the shelf. (Linux-Watch)
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.
ConsortiumInfo.org 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.
KDE-Artists.org 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.
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.
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.
Apple OS X and Firefox and Mozilla Browsers Show Rapid Growth in Critical Vulnerabilities, Reinforcing the Need for Vigilance
Flexibility, Ease-of-Use and Top Performance Drives DataCore to the Winner's Circle for This World-Class F1 Team
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.
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.
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]
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]
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?
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, 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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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