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UNC makes profitable investment in open source for drug research

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The United States spends about $30 billion annually on pharmaceutical research and development, and Europe spends about $20 billion, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer's Association. For at least one major university, Linux has played a big part in making that research more efficient and cost-effective.

Linux: 2.6.11 Released, "Bug Free"

Linux creator Linus Torvalds released the much anticipated 2.6.11 Linux kernel declaring, "so it's now _officially_ all bug-free." Though bugs are certain to still remain, quite a bit of effort was made to stabalize this release.

New OSI President Seeking Proactive License Simplicity

Russell Nelson, newly appointed President of OSI (Open Source Initiative), is proposing the addition of three new terms to the Definition of Open Source. The move comes after drawing fire over the growing number of licenses the OSI approves as meeting the definition and a long acknowledged problem of the proliferation of vanity licenses & incomprehensible legal jibberish.

ASF Releases Apache Lenya Update

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Version 1.2.2 of the open-source content management system includes improved collaboration tools, editing tools which allow publication to browsers, and a multilingual user interface.

Review: Blender 3D

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Imagine yourself making a Pixar movie and not paying a dime for the software needed to do it. That's the premise behind Blender 3D, a free fully featured 3D content creation suite. Open sourced under the GNU GPL since 2002, Blender has grown a lot since then. The current version, 2.36, is a real winner.

Podcasting from Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2005 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Podcasts are reinventing talk radio on the Web. These homemade audio downloads have become popular since they were introduced last year. Pontificate on your political opinions, praise your favorite bands, interview your hero -- the possibilities are limitless. Podcasts were created by fans of the Apple iPod, but you don't need an iPod or a Mac to make your own. Properly configured, the average Linux distribution can podcast with the best of them. Here's how.

Review: A First Look at OpenOffice.org 2.0

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2005 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A lot can change in a software release, and OpenOffice.org 2.0 is no exception. Rob Reilly takes a first look at OpenOffice 2.0 Beta, with screenshots of the latest addition to the popular office application, Base, as well as some of the other new features this open source productivity suite has to offer.

Sony / Phillips vs MS codec battle

If you were Sony or Philips and you found that Microsoft had been not just using technology that you invented to invade your markets, but had been giving it away, would you want to sue or negotiate?

TimeSys Delivers 2.6-based Linux Development Kits for Intel XScale® I/O Processors

  • http://www.timesys.com/; By TimeSys Marketing (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 1, 2005 1:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Intel
Certified and Supported Kits with Latest Platform-specific Linux Features and Eclipse 3.0-based Development Tools Available for Intel IOP321, IOP331, IOP332 and 80219 Processors

Win4Lin Pro Ships, Delivering Windows 2000 and Windows XP on Linux

Win4Lin Pro™ Becomes Flagship Product for Running Windows Applications on Linux

Debian Weekly News - March 1st, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2005 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Harald Welte reported a 2.1 M pps (packets per second) UDP packet forwarding rate over four gigabit ethernet ports, which is a new record for Linux. After OASIS, of which Debian is a member, has accepted a patent policy that has bad consequences on implementation of the standards, John Goerzen called for support for an open letter.

VA Linux and China-based Sun Wah Linux Form Strategic Alliance To Build Universal OS Infrastructure

VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. (VA Linux), a leading provider of Linux solutions for the telecommunications and enterprise systems markets, today announced a strategic alliance with Sun Wah Linux Limited (SWL) to jointly develop a universal Debian GNU/Linux infrastructure and actively promote the adoption of Debian-based systems in both the Japan and China markets.

Quasar Accounting finds move to open source adds up

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2005 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Last month Linux Canada released Quasar Accounting 1.4 for Linux under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Phil Tonnellier, president of Linux Canada, says it's too early to tell if the move to open source is paying off, but response has been good so far, with more than 6,000 downloads since the January 13 release.

New P2P Internet Audio Idea

Imagine combining BitTorrent and streaming audio. Instead of a web host and mirrors serving up streaming audio content at their expense, each listener of the audio becomes a potential server for it.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter -- February 28, 2005

A fabulous first European Gentoo developer meeting and the bustling atmosphere of the FOSDEM conference in Brussels last Saturday and Sunday, news from Apache and documentation for Gentoo/FreeBSD: The Gentoo Weekly Newsletter is late this week, but hopefully worth the wait. Gentoo in the press still contains indirect fallout from the Boston LWE, and an interesting article about Gentoo in the enterprise, and the community section introduces a new mailing list archive for catalyst developers and users. Our usual GLSAs and bug statistics complete the picture for this week, enjoy reading the GWN!

Report of Paris Solutions Linux 2005

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2005 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Solutions Linux trade show is the French annual rendez-vous of Free Software technologies and their commercial applications. This year, it ran from February 1st to February 3rd. Like preceding years, KDE-France was present and benefited of a free booth in the "Associative Village".

Resurgent Novell: Building Linux for Grownups?

  • Enteprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Mar 1, 2005 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell, SUSE
My heart's desire, as a gnarly old Linux/Windows sysadmin, has long been for better management utilities: directory services, user and resource management, system monitoring, and single sign-on that work across a mixed environment. Something like Active Directory, only without the vendor lock-in, and it works right....In a sane world, Novell NetWare would have remained the dominant network operating system.

How secure is your computer?

“Honey pot” experiment shows unprotected Windows SP 1 at risk

First look: OpenOffice.org version 2.0 beta

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 1, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenOffice.org has always been conservative with version numbers. Enough minor releases have boasted enough new features that the current release could easily be 3.0 or 4.0 instead of 1.1.4. Given this record, it's hardly surprising that version 2.0, for which beta code was set to be unveiled yesterday, amounts to a major rewrite of the software. Although key functionality remains largely intact, version 2.0 promises dozens, possibly hundreds, of changes. Many times during our testing of the first beta release, we felt we could almost have been looking at an entirely new piece of software.

Basic Tasks for New Linux Developers

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 28, 2005 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Linux systems require you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM. If you are new to Linux, this article will guide you through these tasks and more.

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