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India's Upcoming Free Software, Free Society Conference

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 27, 2005 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Free software advocates and IT delegates from around the world will be in Kerala, India, this week in the hopes of building free software collaborations for the future.

Nokia unveils Linux-based tablet

  • Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 11:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia is introducing a Linux-based handheld tablet for web-browsing over a wireless broadband connection. It is the company's first non-phone mobile device and the latest in a long line of attempts to create a so-called "internet appliance" for quick online access around the home.

An End to Free Linux Support

  • Red Herring (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 11:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux developers could find themselves with a peculiar choice this July: either build an open-source replacement for a proprietary software tool that has become critical to product development, or pay for the commercial version.

The Open Source Heretic

  • Forbes (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 10:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since 1993, Larry McVoy has been one of the closest allies to Linus Torvalds, creator of the open source Linux operating system.

Interview with the Guru of Python

  •; By (Posted by VISITOR on May 26, 2005 10:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An italian web magazine interviewed Guido Van Rossum, the guru of Python. An interesting interview has been created.

SIPFoundry pushes open source for VoIP

  • (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VoIP is finally becoming a mainstream application for small and large business -- but with IP telephony at the high end, and Skype cleaning up in homes and home offices, there's a gap in the market. If your connectivity is based on Frame Relay or metro Ethernet, you're most likely a big enterprise with hundreds if not thousands of employees on several sites, and you use probably those connections to provide Internet access, as well as inter-office or branch office connectivity.

LinuxWorld: Big Changes Coming from Open-Source Licensing, Developers

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The move away from one-size-fits-all licensing is a hot topic at the LinuxWorld show. However, analysts say that the real changes in open-source software development may be coming from the enterprise businesses that support it.

Is Linux the Itanium's saviour?

Has the Itanium got a future? It's question that many people have asked in recent years, as the development and sales pace of Intel's most powerful -- but also slowest-selling -- processor continue to dribble along in a most unIntel-like manner. We asked the question we asked back in September but things have moved on since then -- not least HP's acquisition of a new leader.

Basic Guide to Dial-up Fedora & SuSe HOWTO

This beginner article summarizes my experiences using a dial-up internet connection using SuSe and Fedora. It's intended as a review for the many people who are still using dial-up all around the world and need basic help getting started. In my desire to help everyone switch to Linux I did not want to leave out the dial-up crowd!

Vendor Support Key To Big-Business Adoption Of Open Source

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 6:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At LinuxWorld, Cendant, Citigroup, and E-Trade talk about what swayed them to open source, and what it'll take for them to expand its use.

The Future of Free Software Lies in The Past

  • (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 6:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Eben Moglen is convinced the software industry is returning to being about a free exchange of ideas and code. The lawyer for the Free Software Foundation said during a keynote at the LinuxWorld Summit that the IT world will return to a time before large businesses co-opted freely licensable software for proprietary products.

Is Linux Palm's savior?

  • ZDNetIndia (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The deliberately simple nature of the Palm operating system was so inspiring to Rick Broida that in 1997 he started a magazine, Tap, dedicated to devices using the handheld operating system.

LPI Exams To Be Offered on Education Day at LinuxWorld Italy

Toronto, May 25, 2005 - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), (, the premier professional certification program for the Linux community, worldwide, will offer reduced price certification testing during LinuxWorld Italy on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Milan Linate Hotel, in San Donato Milanese (Milan, Italy).

Firebird 2.0 Alpha 2 Released

The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release today of the second round of Firebird 2.0 public Alpha kits for immediate download and testing. This version of Firebird 2 is an alpha version, meant for field testing only and not for use in production.

Why CIOs balk at open source apps

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Major open source business applications - like those that cover collaboration and enterprise resource planning (ERP) - don't seem to be making a big impression on company decision makers in 2005.

Column: The Future of Linux on Laptops

  • Cool Tech Zone (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although Linux is growing meekly when it comes to end-user usage and interaction, the overall experience of using a Linux distribution has turned out to be a positive one for numerous beginners. In recent years, Linux has made advancements in leaps and bounds, which has led to its adoption by many corporate users as well as regular desktop users. Though it’s still not in a perfect state, the rapid pace of development in numerous areas of Linux promises a bright future, nonetheless.

Novell Reports Loss, Shares Slip

Novell posted a quarterly loss on restructuring charges, while revenue rose slightly from a year earlier, but shares in the software company dropped after both fell short of expectations.

Nokia offers its technology to Linux developers

  • (Posted by dave on May 26, 2005 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia is allowing open source developers to use its patented technology to develop the Linux operating system.

Nokia opens the door to its Linux kernel

Nokia has announced its patented technology may be freely used in the Linux kernel, making the Finnish mobile phone giant the newest computing company to begin offering intellectual property protections to open source programmers.

Installing VMware on Slackware Linux 10.1

Some of you may already know that Vmware does not install on Slackware Linux without some serious coaxing. Others may not. This HOWTO is aimed at the latter crowd. In other words, this HOWTO is for you. Read the full column at Mad Penguin.

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