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Debian Linux Adds OpenVZ Virtualization Software

The OpenVZ virtualization software is built on Linux and creates isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server to enable greater server utilization and better availability with fewer performance penalties.

[I suggest Mr. Galli look again. The name is Debian GNU/Linux. It is just as wrong to call it "Debian Linux" as it would be to say "Red Hat GNU/Linux" or "Petre Galley". -- grouch]

Yahoo! sees limits to open source goodness

Yahoo! doesn't plan to release all its software code under an open source license because it's unpractical and carries limited benefits, Yahoo! developer Jeremy Zawodny said on his blog.

Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.0 Screenshot Tour reports - Ubuntu Christian Edition is a free, open source operating system geared towards Christians. It is based on the popular Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Along with the standard Ubuntu applications, Ubuntu Christian Edition includes the best available Christian software. OSDir has some nice screenshots of Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.0 in the Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.0 Screenshot Tour.

Firefox Turns Up the Heat

Challenger to Internet Explorer crosses the 200-million downloads mark and partners with RealNetworks.

Free Software Advocates Defend GPLv3

Free software advocates are defending revisions to the General Public License, while critics emerge to oppose the most recent version.

New book explains Ubuntu to non-geeks

Open source teacher Rickford Grant, author of "Linux Made Easy," has written a new volume to help non-technical users get started with Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks is characterized as "a pain-free, project-based, get-things-done guidebook," by its publisher, No Starch Press.

Report: Finding the Open Source Tipping Point

When open source developers gather on a panel to discuss whether "all software will go open source," you can expect the sentiment to tip that way, only with lots of arguments. A recent AlwaysOn Innovation Summit planel explored this very question and others.

Screencasting Linux

Linux support should head towards video, according to Belgian computer scientist Bram Biesbrouck. He's developed GPL software to record Linux tutorials, and started a website -- -- which he hopes will become a repository for Linux video help files.

SeaMonkey 1.0.3 Released

Version 1.0.3 of SeaMonkey, the community-driven replacement for the Mozilla Application Suite, is now available for download. This release includes security and stability improvements and fixes a bug introduced in SeaMonkey 1.0.2 that sometimes stopped the Location Bar from working when switching tabs. In terms of some of the issues addressed, this update can be considered to be equivalent to Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird

New website hosts open-source mobile app projects

A community-maintained website has sprung up around mobile-oriented open source software projects. The "Linux-To-Go" website currently hosts OpenEmbedded, Angstrom, GPE, Gomunicator, and several other high-profile open-source software projects. It has invited other projects to join, along with interested individuals and companies.

Zawodny On Open Source Citizenship

With a title like "Why Google and Yahoo! can't be better open source citizens" one might think that our companies were squeezing as much as possible out of the open source world and giving little back.

Ivt Unveils Open-Source Based PBX Software For SMBs

Intuitive Voice Technology (IVT), developer of IP telecom products, today announced Evolution, PBX solutions for small businesses. Evolution seamlessly integrates VoIP and standard phone lines. Based upon the popular open source project, Asterisk, Evolution provides telecom capabilities previously not available to smaller companies.

Tiny XScale module gains long-life Linux BSP

Pengutronix is shipping an embedded Linux implementation for a tiny Intel PXA270-based processor module targeting industrial applications. The "OSELAS.BSP()" (open source embedded Linux automation services board support package) for Phytec's phyCORE-PXA270CE features a userland cross-development build tool aimed at increased maintainability, for high-longevity applications, such as machine control.

Environment Ministry seeks open source solution

As part of a swathe of changes it's making to its web presence the Ministry for the Environment has gone to tender for an open source content management system.

Vyatta launches open-source router

August 03, 2006 (Computerworld) -- Open-source software for uses in networking applications is relatively rare, but start-up Vyatta Inc. recently released free software that provides basic router functions while running on a commodity PC.

Device Profile: MobileRobots Seekur indoor/outdoor mobile robot

ActivMedia division MobileRobots is shipping an all-weather, indoor/outdoor Linux-ready mobile robot that targets "intelligent navigation" applications, such as laser mapping. The nimble, "holonomic" Seekur offers space, power, and networking for up to five EBX form-factor embedded PCs, and is available with a variety of sensor options.

Building Network Appliances With Linux, Part 6: Running Servers

In the previous installments of this series, we built a good, solid iptables firewall on Debian Linux. Last week we left off with testing and activating the firewall. At this point your firewall blocks all incoming connection attempts, and allows only connections initiated from inside your LAN, such as checking e-mail, IRC and Web surfing. If you are not running any public services you're all finished. If you want to run your own public Web or mail server you need to poke a hole or two in your firewall.

Oss offers cheaper, open source Windows alternative

Novell’s desktop solution costs up to 70% less to operate than the equivalent Microsoft products, says Open Systems Specialists, which resells the solution.

Wash. Times: Bill Frist Weighs in on EMR's, VistA

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS (Posted by dcparris on Aug 3, 2006 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Senate majority leader Bill Frist in the Washington Times hasweighed in on the subject of electronic medical records in general and VistA in particular:'...The Veterans Affairs Department hospital system -- once widely loathed -- has almost entirely turned itself around, thanks largely to a well designed computer system called Vista. When the New England Journal of Medicine used 11 measures to compare VA patients with Medicare patients treated on a fee-for-service basis, the VA's patients were in better health and received more appropriate treatment, though Medicare-paid care, on average, actually costs more than services from VA hospitals...For more than 20 years, the private sector has tried to set standards to make these records interchangeable, interoperable and fully privacy protected. Efforts have never succeeded...'

Free Medical Records Management software that really works? It's eleMental!

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Brian Jamison (Posted by dcparris on Aug 3, 2006 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Portland, Oregon-based technology company OpenSourcery is rapidly gaining substantial recognition for its quality open source development work. On August 15, 2006 OpenSourcery will unveil its eleMental Clinic 3.4, a free medical records management system, to an international audience at Linux World. Currently in active use across multiple mental health clinic sites, this notably stable system was designed to keep large and small clinics productive.

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