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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]

DistroWatch Weekly: New SUSE and FreeBSD releases, wrecking the Internet, DSL Linux interview

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on May 8, 2006 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 19th issue of DistroWatch Weekly. The long delayed SUSE Linux 10.1, which is expected to be released on Thursday, should be the highlight of the week, but FreeBSD 6.1 is also likely to hit the download mirrors within the next day or two. In other news, confirmation of the Debian "etch" December release date target, an introduction to an Ubuntu-based live CD with a collection of genealogy software, and an announcement by a project developing a range of Gentoo-based virtual machines for VMware and Xen. In the interview section, we talk with the two lead developers of Damn Small Linux about their new product - DSL-N. Finally, don't miss the chilling opinion piece by Robert Storey who appeals to all US citizens to fight against the newly proposed COPE legislation. Happy reading!

Flight 7

Flight 7, the latest alpha of Dapper Drake, is now available. These releases are tested to be reasonably free of showstopper bugs, but are still not release quality, so do not use these on your production systems. You can download the Flight 7 CD here:

MCNLive Leuven Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - I am glad to announce a new version of MCNLive, code name Leuven. Some highlights: 2.6.14 kernel with updated Unionfs and SquashFS. Desktop environment: KDE 3.5.2. Office suite: KOffice 1.5, Open Document Format, Firefox, music, video and image applications with all common codecs, Internet and networking applications for all your needs. All this on less than 350 MB.

OSDir has some great screenshots of MCNLive Leuven in the MCNLive Leuven Screenshot Tour.

Digital Signatures Can Lie To Linux, OSX and Windows Users

Digital signatures were designed to allow secure, confidential communication between two parties. As Wikipedia describes it: 'A user may digitally sign messages using his private key, and another user can check that signature (using the public key contained in that user's certificate issued by a certificate authority). This enables two (or more) communicating parties to establish confidentiality, message integrity and user authentication without having to exchange any secret information in advance.'

Frenzy BSD 1.0 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - Frenzy is a small FreeBSD-based live CD with a good collection of security and penetration testing tools. After several months of delays and fundraising, the project has now announced the first beta release of the upcoming version 1.0. The new Frenzy is based on a pre-release version of FreeBSD 6.1, includes an improved hard disk installer, language options, an option to load the entire system into RAM disk, various methods to monitor disk activity, several new configuration tools, a new backup mechanism, an installer for USB storage devices, a stress testing utility, and many other updates.

OSDir has put together some cool shots of Frenzy BSD in the Frenzy BSD 1.0 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour.

Desktop Linux needs to develop standards

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By Neil McAllister (Posted by dcparris on May 7, 2006 7:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Say what you will about Windows' lack of openness or its seemingly never-ending software flaws, but if you double-click on an installer and the version of Windows you're using is reasonably up-to-date, your software will install. This is even truer on Mac OS X, where installing software often involves nothing more than dragging a single icon from the install disk to your applications folder.

Nanotechnology expert analysis: Huge impacts from tiny tech

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology announces new essays from leading thinkers

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