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Ion, the efficient window manager

"So-called 'modern desktop environments' are totally unusable, and present-day mainstream graphical user interfaces in general are far less usable than they are praised to be." So begins the declaration of intent behind Ion, a tiny window manager with no icons, backgrounds, or themes. It does have tabs -- its author, Tuomo Valkonen, invented the concept -- and once you spend time with it you're struck by the efficiency of its design.

MIT looking for African open courseware partners

OpenCourseware team looking to distribute OpenCourseware in a Box to institutions to make free Web-based training material available to more African users.

Eastern Software Systems' ebizframe Now Available on Red Hat Linux

Eastern Software Systems Pvt. Ltd. (ESS), an IT products and services provider in India, announced that its flagship product ebizframe is now available on Red Hat Linux.

Linux: Reviewing Suspend2

Nigel Cunningham submitted hissuspend2 patches [story] to thelkml for review and inclusion into Andrew Morton [interview]'s -mm tree [story]. Jens Axboe summarized the current roadblocks to merging suspend2, "now I haven't followed the suspend2 vs swsusp debate very closely, but it seems to me that your biggest problem with getting this merged is getting consensus on where exactly this is going. Nobody wants two different suspend modules in the kernel. So there are two options - suspend2 is deemed the way to go, and it gets merged and replaces swsusp. Or the other way around - people like swsusp more, and you are doomed to maintain suspend2 outside the tree."

"Locked down" Linux dispenses Justice

  • ZDNet Australia; By Iain Ferguson (Posted by daria42 on Jun 27, 2006 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) is understood to have deployed a secure, "locked-down" Linux environment across more than 100 desktops in state prisons.

Qlogic To Support OFED 1.0 For Linux-Based Data Center Fabrics

QLogic Corp. announced that its InfiniPath InfiniBand Interconnect will support the newly released OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 1.0 for Linux-based data center fabrics. OFED 1.0 is the first enterprise version of the open source software stack, providing users with a standardized, fully tested and robust tool to develop RDMA-capable datacenter fabrics.

Hitting the Cluster Wall - A Study in Cluster Optimization

Linux cluster optimization is often considered an art form. In some cases it is less art and more like flipping a coin. Just how much performance can you get out of a commodity cluster? Or simply put when do you hit the cluster wall. In this article, no stone is left unturned in an effort to maximize cluster performance.

World's Largest Linux System Image Achieved on SGI Altix 4700 Blade Servers

SGI Shatters Linux Scalability Records Yet Again With 1,024 Processors Running Under Single Copy of Linux

Eclipse Foundation synchronizes largest ever open-source project ...

The Eclipse Foundation is making history this week with what looks to be the largest ever synchronized open-source project release. The Callisto Simultaneous Release initiative coordinates 10 Eclipse project upgrades, including business intelligence and reporting tools, a modeling framework, a Web tools platform, test and performance tools, integrated development environments, and the latest version of the Eclipse tooling framework (3.2) itself—all of which will be available for download this Friday, June 30.

OpenLogic Library Gains 18 Open-Source Projects

  • eWEEK Linux; By Darryl K. Taft (Posted by dcparris on Jun 27, 2006 7:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Renamed OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0, the library gives enterprises a central repository of approved, certified open-source products within the corporate firewall.

SGI Signals New Era of Aggressive Innovation With Powerful New Server Solutions

New Strategy to Deliver SGI's Most Comprehensive Array of Solutions to More Customers than Ever Before

Cluster Resources TM to Open First European Base of Operations in the UK

Cluster Resources, Inc. announced today the planned opening of a European base of operations in the United Kingdom.

Linux & Windows get hitched: 2X ThinClientServer v3 makes Windows

  • Press World (press release); By Press Release (Posted by dcparris on Jun 27, 2006 6:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
2X ThinClientServer V3 deploys a secure, centrally managed Linux desktop which runs any Windows application via RDP.

Mobileaware Offers Open-Source Developers an Intuitive Route to ...

Dublin, Ireland, 26 June 2006 - MobileAware, the world's leading provider of Mobile Service Infrastructure, today announced an enhanced version of Mobile Interaction Server (MIS) that enables open-source developers to easily create mobile content without requiring the expertise of mobile-specific technologies.

Sgi Launches Entry Woodcrest Xeon, Itanium Linux Supers

Having tried to make a go of it solely as a maker of exotic NUMA-based supercomputer clusters based on Intel's Itanium architecture and the Linux operating system, struggling supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics today will launch its first Xeon-based machines, which will use Intel's new "Woodcrest" implementation of the low-power Core architecture. At the same time, SGI, which has been in bankruptcy protection since early May, is talking up the impending dual-core "Montecito" Itaniums, which will plug into the Altix 4700 blades and roughly double their performance and is launching a midrange Itanium box.

Mysql AB Becomes a Member of the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry ...

LONDON -- June 27, 2006 -- MySQL AB, the developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program as an Alliance-level partner. With over 240 members, Microsoft's VSIP program gives partners the tools and resources they need to successfully integrate their tools, components and services into the Visual Studio 2005 development environment.

Linux 101: Manage user accounts in a multi-user Linux environment ...

Disk quotas in Linux make use of software managed constraints on how much disk space can be used by specific user accounts. This brief tutorial explains how to set up them up on your system.

Bittorrent to the Rescue

Who was that masked man?

Jon Watson dishes on Linux World Net

We sat down virtually this weekend with Jon Watson, the head of the Linux World Net blog network - focused on Linux. Here’s Jon’s dish:

Is Browsezilla a Malware Magnet?

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dcparris on Jun 27, 2006 2:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
You've all heard about malware writers targeting Web browsers. But have you ever heard of a browser that intentionally inserts malware onto a user's PC?

[Now this is just plain dirty. Browsezilla is not affiliated with Mozilla. - dcparris]

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