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Get a terabyte of storage on Windows and Linux

  • Inquirer; By Doug Mohney (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 2:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people who chimed in complained that the NetGear box didn't support anything other than Windows – I don't find this to be a tragic big deal since if you're running Linux, you can find yourself a way to rig up a RAID array with a suitable distro on a spare server.

Microsoft begin to squeal over Massachusetts decision.

Warning. If you read any further, you will find yourself at ground 0.0 of the biggest battle the computer industry has ever seen. It is where the biggest warriors from the proprietary software world, the open standards world, and the open source world are engaged in hand-to-hand combat. At least for the moment, the open source and open standards worlds (the Rebel Alliance) appear to have joined sides against the proprietary warlords, led by Microsoft.

CLI Magic: Trojan Scan

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 17, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We're all about security this week. Not the security you get from being all wrapped up in a baby-blanket, coddling, gratuitous GUI, but the kind that comes from knowing who is connected to your machine, and why. Trojan Scan is a simple but effective tool that monitors connections and alerts you to unauthorized activity of the sort that a rootkit, trojan, or other bad-to-the-bone-ware might engage in. Jump down out of that hi-tech hammock you're in and let's take a look.

BEA Aquires More Stack

  • The Register; By Martin Banks (Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 12:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is undeniably hard for technology vendors like BEA to step outside of their comfort zone of talking technological terms, especially when they are dealing with the still-alien concept of enabling `business services’ rather than simply selling products. This is brought into relief even more sharply when it acquires businesses that extend the ability to provide those services.

Comment of the Day - October 17, 2005 - SMB's Real World Problems

rht wrote: "The speil of most advocates for change in the server setup of SMEs (or SMBs or whatever you like to call small business) goes something like this: If you've got lots of little server boxes replace them with a smaller number of bigger boxes; if you've got a small number of bigger boxes replace them with a quasi-mainframe; vice versa; replace the one or more OSs you currently have with a single OS; and, by the way, our organisation just happens to sell the hardware/software/services that will make your migration path simple, trouble-free and expensive."

from the article Linuxworld Special: Migrate and Consolidate Leveraging Linux

Mandriva Linux 2006 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - 2006 is the ultimate version of Mandriva Linux. It is the fruit of the convergence of three technologies: Mandriva, Conectiva and Lycoris. Mandriva Linux 2006 is also more easy-to-use, more user-friendly and more powerful. It is ideal for the needs of all customers, from the beginner to the SOHO user. New features in 2006: Desktop Search tool, Interactive Firewall, new package manager: Smart, DeltaRPM updates; new installer feature; new software: graphical desktops: KDE 3.4 & GNOME 2.10; better look-and-feel and ergonomics...

OSDir's got shots of the super-slick Mandriva Linux 2006.

Interview with Tony Bove, Author of "Just Say No to Microsoft" at XYZ Computing

  • XYZ Computing; By Swank1 (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 16, 2005 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
This is an interview with Tony Bove, author of the upcoming book, "Just Say No to Microsoft".

Microsoft Admits Trouble with Windows

The plan Mr. Allchin ultimately proposed was an ambitious one. The first step was simple; throw out years of code built into Longhorn and start fresh. They would rebuild Windows into one fresh kernel that was being built - Linux style - for a Windows Server OS. The idea was to make Windows a series of modules built into a core, so that Microsoft could simply plug in features at will without disrupting other modules. The second step, led by Amitabh Srivastava, was to automate the tasks of bug detection and bug fixing, tasks traditionally done by hand.

Get Linux drivers for wireless network cards

  • Tech World; By Steve Blass (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Steve Blass writes "No problem: if you can't get a Linux driver, Ndiswrapper lets you use the Windows drivers."

Mr. Blass knows one side of the story, using Windows drivers isn't always a panacea. - Ed

Return of the Sith ... err... astroturfers

Like smoke to a fire, you can follow the astroturf to whatever frightens Microsoft the most. This time it is the partnership between Google and Sun Microsystems to build a web based multi-platform distributed client office suite. Geee... for most companies this would mean the choice of operating system would no longer matter as long as a browser existed. I seem to remember the same behavior when Netscape began to plan such a project. Cold chills in Redmond today?

KernelTrap: Infrequent Updates Into November

I will be making infrequent updates to KernelTrap for the next 3-4 weeks. During that time, the infrastructure behind KernelTrap will be makeing a few changes. For the past many months, we've been running on a server borrowed from Oregon State University'sOpen Source Lab [story]. Shortly, we will be migrating back to our own server, still hosted in the wonderful Open Source Lab. The migration itself should be transparent. Beyond that, I will soon be making efforts to upgrade the site to the upcomingDrupal 4.7, bringing in many improvements over the currently running Drupal 4.5 release. Finally, I'll be taking advantage of this time to pursue long standing efforts to improve the functionality and layout of the site.

Though there will be only infrequent updates to the front page, don't forget that the KernelTrapforums remain active, including specialLinux,OpenBSD,FreeBSD,DragonFlyBSD,NetBSD,GNU/Hurd andhardware forums. As time permits, features will occasionally be posted to the front page, including an interview that I'm currently working on. By mid-November, I expect to be able to begin making more regular updates again.

Gprs Calls Through Infrared Under Linux

  • OS News; By Eugenia Loli-Queru (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 4:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
Eugenia writes: "A few days ago I wrote a tutorial on how to connect your Mac to a GPRS service via Bluetooth and a Bluetooth-enabled phone. However, not everyone owns a Mac or a higher-end phone. And so here is a quick tutorial on how to connect your Linux laptop to a GPRS service using an infrared-enabled phone. For this article we used a Sony Ericsson K700i phone, a Sony Vaio N505VX laptop (which has an onboard IrDA) running the latest Arch Linux and Cingular's GPRS. In the following weeks I will also be publishing two more tutorials showing how to do the same thing under Linux but via Bluetooth and the USB port."

You can read Eugenia's Bio here. Among other things, she functioned as editor in chief of OSNews from August 2001 to June2005 building that news portal to one of the most popular on the Internet.

FOSS: The Savior of Democracy

I'm afraid I do not have an optimistic view of the future. People throw away their rights as heedlessly as pieces of litter. The one ray of hope just may be the FOSS world, because it puts powerful tools into the hands of anyone who wants them. Television, radio, and print media are lost to us, and that is deliberate, because the most powerful tool of all for liberty is free speech. The first act of any tyrant is to control broadcast and print media. "Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one."

Graphon Corporation: Application Publishing Made Easy and ...

Migration to Linux desktops is also under way. "A number of our PCs are already using GO-Global's Linux client to access MS Office and other applications," said Pace. "We'll be migrating all our desktops to Linux in the near future."

Linuxworld Special: Migrate and Consolidate Leveraging Linux

  • SYS-CON Media; By Anindya Mukherjee (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In an all too familiar saga taking place in small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) everywhere, file/print, Web, e-mail, and application servers are multiplying at an alarming rate in response to ever-increasing demands for processing power. Initially, the decision to bolster capacity-constrained servers by adding more seems like a reasonable remedy for managing aggressive growth. However, when two-to-three additional servers grows to 10-to-20 over time while being provisioned for extra cycles to accommodate peak loads, this quick-fix solution mushrooms into a major IT problem, leading to accelerated operating costs, increasingly complex administration, and ineffective resource utilization.

'browser Wars are on'

Hindu Businessline writes: "MICROSOFT'S Internet Explorer (IE) may be ruling the world of Internet browsers, but a number of players have started to make an earnest attempt to win a larger share of the browser market through innovative strategies.

"The Norway-based Opera Software is one such company challenging IE's dominance with its Opera browser. (Another is Firefox, from Mozilla Corporation). "

While we have become used to Microsoft's dominance, one might want to return to the original complaint and request for relief filed by the US Department of Justice in 1998 at the DOJ's site and read the people's concerns. Who knows how many hundreds of millions of dollars, we spent on that litigation. Ask yourself if the DOJ's fears were real. The only conclusion one can draw is yes they were real and they still exist today. -Ed

Nokia Engineers on KHTML, Collaboration and aKademy

So, you have KDE on your desktop and laptop systems, you've heard that Apple uses KDE components for its web browser Safari and you've tried Konq/Embedded on your handheld. But did you know that KDE could soon be making its way into your mobile phone? At aKademy in August David Carson and Deepika Chauhan from Nokia presented the work they've done in integrating KDE components into the latest version of the company's mobile phone software. I recently caught up with them to ask about the technical side of their work, why they chose KDE components and their experiences of aKademy.

Jadeliquid Software WebRenderer: Seamlessly Connect the Rich

The desktop Java re-emergence has been driven by a number of factors, one being the emergence of rich client vendors providing frameworks to display Web content in a meaningful way.

Visual Paradigm Suite: Build Quality Applications Faster, Better ...

Do you ever have the feeling that you've spent lots of money for a developer tool without gaining the productivity boost you were hoping for? Do you find it hard to track the status of your development against the project requirements? Does it seem difficult, keeping your design and implementation in-sync so that you can generate accurate documentation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then probably you are using the wrong tool!

Comment of the Day October 16, 2005 Worth the Fight

  • Lxer - Article; By Abe (Posted by tadelste on Oct 16, 2005 8:23 AM EDT)
Note: I didn't need to register to read this article. It is a very good interesting read. Comment from The Open Source War .

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