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Many years after first announcing plans for a native version of for the Mac OS X platform, the development team yesterday released the first alpha version.

Open source phone plans September launch

OpenMoko Neo1973, an open source mobile phone similar in concept to Apple's iPhone, is expected to be launched in September this year.

How To Block Spam Before It Enters The Server (Postfix)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Jun 6, 2007 2:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The last few weeks have seen a dramatic increase in spam (once again). Estimates say that spam makes now up for 80 - 90% of all emails, and many mail servers have difficulties in managing the additional load caused by the latest spam, and spam filters such as SpamAssassin do not recognize large parts of that spam as they did before. Fortunately, we can block a big amount of that spam at the MTA level, for example by using blacklists, running tests on the sender and recipient domains, etc. An additional benefit of doing this is that it lowers the load on the mail servers because the (resource-hungry) spamfilters have to look at less emails.

TreeLine: Outliner meets free-form database

TreeLine is a hybrid application that combines the features of a traditional outliner with a free-form database. As such, it offers a unique way to organize heterogeneous data, be it contact information, bookmarks, text snippets, bibliography, task lists, or something else. Moreover, using TreeLine's outlining capabilities you can easily group and manage the mixed data inside the database.

Linspire's New CNR Takes on Other Distros

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 6, 2007 12:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linspire
Linspire is a company that is never dull in regards to controversy. From their Lindows days to the recent Freespire release day, they have always been in the thick of things. Lately, however, it feels like they have been overly quiet, maybe too quiet. Perhaps it has something to do with people and their expectation of seeing the latest developments of CNR to other distributions.

Microsoft puts in Stirling work for unified security Nirvana

Microsoft is prepping a security software suite that will take it deep into Symantec and McAfee heartland. They won't be quaking in their boots just yet: the suite, called Stirling, hits the streets in 2009, at the earliest.

[So after letting other companies make money closing the holes in its code MS wants a slice of the pie for themselves. Why not just fix the code in the first place? Oh, that's right. There's no money in doing that. - Scott]

Vice-like grip of US copyright laws bears down on Australians

There will be more criminal prosecutions for intellectual property (IP) violations as a result of Australia's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, according to leading IP academics.

Camino 1.5 Released for Mac OS X

Camino, the Mozilla-based native Mac OS X browser, has reached version 1.5. Camino 1.5 is built on the core Gecko 1.8.1 platform, which also powers Mozilla Firefox 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1.

Red Hat Asia Pacific News Volume 15

Welcome to issue 15 of the Red Hat Asia Pacific Newsletter.

Mozilla plugs Thunderbird security hole

Mozilla is certainly having a nightmarish security week. Late yesterday, it released a security-fix version of its Thunderbird email client, after updating its Firefox browser, a Firefox Google toolbar extension, and its SeaMonkey web application suite -- all within the last six days.

Palm puts Linux in "mobile companion"

Palm has used Linux to build a "new class" of mobile device. The Foleo aims to expand the email, Internet, and productivity application capabilities of mobile phones such as the Palm Treo, by adding a full-size keyboard and a larger screen.

Why Did Microsoft and Sun Support SCO?

In Sun's case it was, as we knew, to try to slow down Linux, but also to use SCO's intellectual property rights to Unix.

Capgemini and Novell Enter Broad Mixed-Source Partnership

Capgemini endorses SUSE Linux Enterprise platform from Novell and provides consulting services and support for Novell open source and proprietary software

Dell vs. System76 Ubuntu Comparison

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 6, 2007 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Now that Dell has entered into the Linux OEM marketplace, we have to consider how this is going to affect other companies that have already been selling Linux-ready PCs for some time now. In short, what Dell is doing is not really news by itself. It is taking an existing concept and simply making it something that has been able to really gain some press. Great for them, but are they really doing anything productive for the Linux cause in the long run?

Kamloops school district gets an education in free software

  •; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by alc on Jun 6, 2007 5:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Kamloops/Thompson School District in British Columbia, Canada, is a free software success story. Gregg Ferrie, manager of information technology for the district, believes its infrastructure may be "the largest Linux on-the-desktop implementation in Western Canada"

DreamWorks Animation "Shrek the Third": Linux Feeds an Ogre

  • Linux Journal; By Robin Rowe (Posted by dcparris on Jun 6, 2007 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
DreamWorks Animation pushes the limits of CG filmmaking with Linux.

The Little Broadband Engine that Could: Using SPEs

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by IdaAshley on Jun 6, 2007 3:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
Get a feel for programming models that work on the Cell/B.E. processor. In this first article, Peter Seebach introduces the API used to run programs on SPEs, focusing specifically on loading code on an SPE and sending data to it for processing.

DebConf7 Schedule available

The schedule is now available in various formats.

June | Liberation fonts | Microsoft "Be Very Afraid" tour

Did you miss the 3rd annual Red Hat Summit? Not to worry, this month's Red Hat Magazine synopsis has all the updates, blogs, and announcement coverage you need to stay informed. Also in May, Red Hat Magazine featured articles on open voting, video updates on the One Laptop per Child project, and the continuation of popular columns. More Inkscape anyone?

Microsoft/Xandros Patent Pact Deja Vu

Xandros gets a sweet deal from Microsoft by implying that there's Microsoft intellectual property hiding in Linux.

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