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Entry-level 4-port IP power switch runs Linux

Opengear has launched a low-cost, Linux-based, four-port remote power switch with serial and browser control interfaces. Combined with the company's inexpensive remote access server, the IP Power 9258 lets administrators securely monitor and control all the servers, PCs, routers, switches, and devices at small branch offices, the company says.

Red Hat Linux rises over Chicago

The City of Chicago had always been a Sun shop, but when it was time to begin a hardware replacement cycle two years ago, platform architect Amy Niersbach knew the city needed to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. That's why she turned to Linux.

The ultimate Mashup with RDF and OWL

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Nicholas Chase (Posted by solrac on Oct 12, 2006 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Two good tutorials to help you build the ultimate Mashup using RDF and OWL.

Libya to buy 1.2 million Linux laptops?

Libya reportedly plans to purchase 1.2 million low-cost laptops, after signing a deal earlier this week. Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) non-profit association, told the New York Times that the deal had been reached in Libya on Tuesday.

Mozilla to Free Up Eudora

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dcparris on Oct 12, 2006 6:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
There was a time when Qualcomm's (Quote) Eudora e-mail program was one of most-used applications in the world. That time has long since past. The company announced today that it would cease producing commercial versions of Eudora, which it has been using and developing since 1991 when the project started as a freeware effort.

Linux saves the day by recovering data in Windows servers

This article will review some options for recovering data including a cool way to recover data from a Windows disk using a Linux server.

ApacheCon 2006: The state of the feather and more

ApacheCon US 2006 kicked off its general session this morning in Austin, Texas, following two days of tutorials. Apache Software Foundation (ASF) president Sander Striker opened the proceedings with his "State of the Feather" address. Cliff Stoll, the hacker-catching, planetary astronomer, author, and volunteer 7th grade science teacher, followed Striker with a keynote address which included a demonstration of how he taught a 7th grade science class to measure the speed of light.

Desktop FreeBSD: Fully Optimized 6.x Installation

  • Open for Business; By Ed Hurst (Posted by dcparris on Oct 12, 2006 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
You’ve installed FreeBSD, and it works fine, of course. If you are as seriously committed to using it as your desktop as I am, you’ll want to get the most out it. Let’s go hardcore! The key with FreeBSD is optimization— tweaking the compile process so the resulti...

Windows Vs. Linux Battle Evolves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There's a popular notion swirling around the high-tech sector that Microsoft's dominant position in the industry and software bugs have customers scurrying for the cover of Linux.

Infrant Introduces Linux Compatible NAS For SMBs

Estacado Systems, a provider of real-time communication software products and services, announced a freely available version of its SIPWright Proxy Server. This release, Version 2.0, leverages a highly customizable message-processing framework to provide a general purpose SIP server that is easy to install, manage, and use. The server can provide SIP proxy, registrar, and redirect services.

Intel, IBM, Featured at Open Source Developer Event

Dublin, Ireland - (The Hosting News) - October 12, 2006 - NLnet, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Desktop Linux (DTL) group, and the KDE open source development community, recently hosted an ODF Day at aKademy 2006.

EU Increases Support Open Source Solutions

October 13th, 2006: The European Union Commission is getting behind open source software with the creation of a web portal it hopes will increase public sector adoption of open solutions.

Web Crimes

  • O'Reilly Linux DevCenter; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 12, 2006 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Web developers never visit their own sites or surf the Web at all. If they did, we would not have so many pure suck Web sites. Readability, navigability, and persistent searchable archives are apparently Crimes Against L33t Web Development. Why do site owners spend zillions of dollars for poo?

Who's Winning the Usage Stats Race? Firefox or IE?

Who is winning the usage statistic race and who is getting relegated to the background? Firefox or IE. This is a question playing on everyone’s minds, what with two different browser statistics and contradictory reports issued over the past week, highlighting the difficultly in obtaining accurate usage numbers of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Episode 35 - Fluxbox

In this episode: Slackware 11, a free course from, adding Ogg Vorbis files to main feed; a discussion of the Fluxbox window manager (helpful information is here, here, and here); a Listener Tip; listener feedback.

Linux gains commercial IPv6 stack

LVL7 Systems is shipping a new version of its Fastpath IP stack that adds support for Linux-based systems operating in IPv6 networks. Fastpath 4.4.3 also supports a broader line of StrataXGS II and III chips from Broadcom, and includes provisions for dual IPv4/v6 stacks, IPv6 addressing, and OSPFv3, according to the company.

Pumpkin seeds to power mobile networks

MTN, Ericsson and the GSM Association have set up a project in Nigeria to demonstrate the potential of using biofuels to power mobile network base stations in areas beyond the power grid in developing nations.

Reiser filesystem development to continue

Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested in Oakland, California as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina Reiser. As the news of his arrest spreads in the free and open software communities, a growing concern is the effect that the case might have on Namesys, Hans Reiser's company, as well as the future of his filesystem work.

Google mixes up letters and numbers

Writely, meet SpreadsheetsGoogle has combined its online word processing and spreadsheet applications through a common interface, single sign-in and data repository.

Real-time Linux gains real-time JVM

Real-time JVM (Java virtual machine) specialist Aonix and real-time Linux specialist Concurrent Computer Corp. have formed a joint development and marketing partnership. The deal leverages the combination of Aonix's PERC real-time JVM and tools, along with Concurrent's RedHawk Linux and SUSE-based real-time offerings for multi-processor x86 systems, the companies say.

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