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Corporate Fight Against Open Source

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Feb 13, 2007 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Remember during the Dot Com boom when sites used to display which browser you should use in order to best utilize their website? Quaint, annoying and even a little narrow minded. Those of us who have been yearning for a blast from the past will be thrilled to learn that Wal-Mart is apparently doing this in the year 2007. Wait, it gets better...

Access Linux Platform for mobile devices goes gold

Access is finally shipping its next-generation Linux-based operating system and development kit for mobile devices. The company is showing off version 1.0 of Access Linux Platform (ALP), and various tools and high-end mobile applications processor support packages, at the 3GSM World Congress this week in Barcelona.

KateOS ships first beta of 3.2 live CD edition

The KateOS team today announced the first beta release of its live CD edition of KateOS 3.2, which now includes a graphical system installer, the team said in the release announcement. Kate OS uses a 2.6.18 Linux kernel and the default Xfce desktop.

Sangoma Open Source Technology Chosen by Pakistan Telecoms

Sangoma Technologies, a company that specializes in open source PBX solutions announced Monday that is has been contracted by Pakistan-based integrator and consultancy Convergence (News - Alert) to provide an open source telecommunications platform. Convergence will use Sangoma’s technology to develop the platform for Worldcall Telecom Limited and Barraqtel, both based in Pakistan. The two companies have been looking for an open source platform that their technical teams can easily manage.

Questioning the Linux Foundation’s credentials

What do you get if you cross an open source development consortium with an organization that promotes free standards? Answer: You get a Linux advocacy group. Or so it seems. On the surface, the union of Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) seems like a natural fit. Open standards and open source software are two great ideas that go well together.

Intel, Novell Deliver Virtualization Windows Drivers to Linux

Although Microsoft and Novell are collaborating on virtualization to enable Windows Server to run on SUSE Linux, and vice-versa, Novell and Intel have advanced toward that goal with the release of paravirtualized network and block device drivers that allow Windows Server to run unmodified in Xen virtual environments.

Ubuntu gains business-oriented commercial support

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, and SpikeSource, a provider of open-source software and services, today announced that SpikeSource will certify its business-ready open-source applications for Ubuntu and deliver support for Ubuntu through its channel of solution providers.

O/R Mismatch is "The Vietnam of Computer Science"

ODBMS.ORG Publishes Ted Neward's Analysis of Approaches in the Light of Vietnam War Analogy

Proposing An Open Source Groove Alternative

  • J_K9@Linux; By J_K9 (Posted by J_K9 on Feb 13, 2007 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
There is a growing need in the Open Source community for a complete and dedicated project management solution, such as Microsoft Groove 2007 (which is not without its faults and which, unsurprisingly, is proprietary). If you want to see such an application become a reality, please read this post and share your thoughts.

Multimedia on your bad-ass Debian Etch Desktop

I dig the fact that within about 1 minutes time (while, before, after) installing my desktop, I can be groovin' on my favorite tunes or catching a funny video online. OK -- I don't watch that many videos, but sometimes the chillen and I will watch some movie previews on apple trailers. We say things like " COOL! and "that was darn cool" is a favorite of my almost-six-year-old. How 'bout you? Got music?

Backup Software and The Long Tail of Open Source

  • Zmanda; By Chander Kant (Posted by submitckt on Feb 13, 2007 4:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The long tail effect of open source has some interesting implications when it comes to backup software. This blog discusses some of these implications.

Cisco takes NAC software open source

Cisco is ceasing development of its network access control client software, called Cisco Trust Agent, and will submit the code to the open-source community.

Remote file management with konqueror and kate

Use konqueror and kate for your remote file management. These two are born to work together.

Understand Typeahead in Rational Apps Developer v7.0

One of the Ajax features available in IBM Rational Application Developer is the Typeahead component. Go beyond the most straightforward use cases, and into more advanced Typeahead usage.

Autopackage struggling to gain acceptance

Fourteen months ago, the Autopackage project was small and active, and members sounded optimistic about its success. Now, although the alternative installer project continues, progress has almost come to a halt. The #autopackage channel on sits vacant most days, the developer blogs cover almost anything except the project, and commits to the source code repository have become rare. Formally, the project is still alive, but the major contributors all agree that it is faltering. So what happened?

Upcoming Ubuntu Events

We are pleased to announce some exciting upcoming events in the Ubuntu project. We are looking forward to the release of Ubuntu 7.04 in April 07, but our gaze also shifts beyond that to ...

How To Run Windows And Linux On A Single System

This Recipe will tell you how to install and optimize VMware Server, a software virtual machine emulator that lets you run Linux and one or more other operating systems at the same time, each in a separate window. In most cases this means Windows, though other OSes can be run as well.

Tutorial: Keeping a Lid on Linux Logins

When asked about security on a multi-user Linux system, a wise man once said "everyone is root if you allow them to login as a user." There is plenty of truth in that, but embracing imminent compromise isn't always acceptable. Charlie Schluting takes a look at how you can limit your exposure while letting unknown and untrusted users login with a shell.

Motorola touts new Linux/Java phone platform

Motorola is showcasing its Linux and "kJava" based music phone for U.S. and European markets, at the 3GSM World Congress this week in Barcelona. The MotoRIZR Z6 is said to be based on a "new Linux operating system that incorporates kJava."

LA hosts laid-back Southern California Linux Expo

LOS ANGELES -- The fifth annual Southern California Linux Expo last weekend at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel brought in more than 1,200 paying attendees. SCALE featured a wide range of talks on topics from Inkscape to OpenNMS, and an exhibit hall with about 70 projects and companies from the Linux and open source community. While the quality of the talks varied, the show was a good opportunity to meet and learn from other Linux users.

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