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Nokia: No Linux phones yet

Finnish phone maker is behind the open source movement, but it is still giving Symbian its vote for cellphones.

This week at LWN: Much ado over licenses

Selling a new license to the kernel developers was always going to be an uphill battle. They are a large and strong-minded crowd, occasionally suspicious of the Free Software Foundation and its attitude toward Linux, and happy with the licensing that they have now. Given the immense practical difficulties involved in changing licenses, there would have to be a strong incentive to get the developers to even try.
[I goofed and linked to suscriber content, I linked to an article that has been released. I'll get the kinks worked out on this though, Sorry. - Scott]

OOo gives chart module a brand new look

Want to see a dinosaur? Press the Chart button in OpenOffice.org Calc, and you will be presented with a real software relic. While other parts of OpenOffice.org have been thoroughly redesigned and updated, the features and the overall look of the chart module remain virtually untouched since version 1.0. The situation is changing, though, as a group of OpenOffice.org developers has started to work on a new chart module.

Install .rpm Files in Debian and Ubuntu

Install .rpm Files in Debian and Ubuntu

Shedding Some Light on LAMP

The acronym "LAMP" was coined by writer Michael Kunze in an article in the December 1998 issue of German computing magazine Computertechnik. Kunze was trying to show that a bundle of free software could be a feasible alternative to expensive commercial packages.

Epiware Document Management Goes Open Source

The Epiware has announced that their flagship Project and Document Management Suite — which is something like a very light version of SharePoint for LAMP environments — will be released as Open Source under the GNU General Public License.

Crystal balls with HP

HP looks to utility, aggregation and legacies. Following on from the formal launch earlier this month of the latest version of its Integrity Servers equipped with dual-core Montecito processors, HP put on a users' bash in London to drum up business from both existing and new customers.

Hack web-enables Linux config/build process

Kirk Murrin of Linux Guru Consulting has published a clever-looking hack that adds a web interface to mconfig. The hack aims to let users configure and build Linux kernels remotely, access kernel and driver documentation, and even use browser forms to add and edit source files.

Linux: 2.6.19-rc1, Merge Window Closed

Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.19-rc1 patch noting that for a number of reasons it was larger than usual, "it's a huge thing with tons of changes". He described what's in the patch, "I think we got updates to pretty much all of the active architectures, we've got VM changes (dirty shared page tracking, for example), we've got networking, drivers, you name it."

Microsoft will police licenses through SMS

That's Systems Management Server to you. Microsoft is beefing up policing for Windows licensing after going back to the drawing board on its asset management strategy. Upcoming editions of Systems Management Server (SMS) will introduce metadata and workflow tools and capabilities for management of software licenses in a three-phase plan.

The Firefox development team returns from Redmond

Back in August, Ars reported that Sam Ramji, Director of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab, invited members of Firefox's development team to the Microsoft campus. At the time, it was unclear whether the Firefox team would actually accept the invitation. Now, roughly one month later, we have discovered that a handful of Firefox developers did journey to Redmond, and one member of the team kept track of the experience in his blog.

Proactive Business-Oriented Weather Forecasting

  • IBM/alphaWorks (Posted by bex84 on Oct 5, 2006 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Deep Thunder is a web-based business-oriented service that provides weather forecasts precisely and quickly enough to address specific business problems and streamline weather-sensitive operations.

Open source CRM meets SaaS CRM

Open source and on-demand CRM are experiencing a convergence of sorts, brought together by online application exchanges. Mirroring Salesforce.com's AppExchange platform, Cupertino, Calif.-based SugarCRM today launched its own marketplace for business applications based on its open source CRM tool.

Fundamentals of POWER5 Assembly Language

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Jonathan Bartlett (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 5, 2006 6:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
The POWER5 processor is a 64-bit workhorse used in a variety of settings. Part 1 of this Assembly language for Power Architecture series is an introduction to assembly language concepts and the PowerPC instruction set. The series as a whole will introduce assembly language in general, specifically language programming for the POWER5.

Getting Cheeky At the Ohio LinuxFest

LXer Feature: 5-Oct-2006

We finally got around to getting a few photos from the 2006 Ohio LinuxFest on-line. Enjoy!

Firefox Gains Ground On Microsoft's IE

For the third consecutive month, Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox has posted a half a percentage point or more gain in market share, a Web metrics company said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Internet Explorer's still-commanding lead has slipped slightly.

Library system migrates from Linux -- to more Linux

The six branches of the Howard County Library system in Maryland provide 300 computers to their clients. This week, every computer has been upgraded from a "homegrown" Linux kernel, to Groovix, an Ubuntu Linux derivative.

Linux, PDAs and consumer goods drive IT growth

Internet-related investments in Linux servers, PDAs, digital storage and new portable consumer products will be the highest growth areas in the global IT market in the next year, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Fonality Acquires trixbox, World's Largest Asterisk Based Community

Pledges Capital to Keep trixbox Free (as in Freedom & Beer)

Construction Material Giant Selects MySQL Network for Flexibility ...

The Lafarge group, a global leader in building materials, has selected the MySQL® database to operate the real-time management of the different sales and dispatch phases of its Aggregates & Concrete business. The system is already installed at over 100 quarries, with plans to service up to 250 production sites in Europe by the end of autumn 2006.

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