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Linux goes from small to tiny

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 4:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Damn Small Linux is a really amazing distribution and, as we noted, rather than having DSL take over the whole machine and then the PC requiring a reboot to get back to Windows, there is a version called "Embedded DSL" that can run alongside Windows in much the same way that coLinux can.

Talking Windows and Linux in Round Rock

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
[Dell CEO] Rollins says the long-term solution to the interoperability issues faced by companies that want to deploy both Windows and Linux will involve some kind of systems-management approach that makes it easier for companies to run and manage the two environments side by side. Once that happens, he says, the differences in the two platforms will become “immaterial” to the companies that use them.

Open-source Foes

Yes, Sun Microsystems' new OpenSolaris really is an open-source project. And no, it's not likely to be much like the Linux open-source project. How are they alike? Both projects will produce a production-grade version of Unix, including source code, that we'll be able to download and use without paying for. So from where corporate IT sits, there's lots of similarity.

Tutorial: Connecting To A Wireless LAN With Linux, Part 1

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wireless hardware for Linux is a moving target. The wireless network adapter that worked fine with Linux yesterday may be released with an unsupported radio chipset today, and with no indication of the change. So buyer beware--always confirm the chipset before you buy. Part 1 begins within. New MEPIS Community Site Launches Contest, the newest addition to the MEPIS Linux community, is proud to announce the official launch of their website

Site review:

When I think of the Linux desktop called GNOME, I think of Red Hat, or Ubuntu. I also think "sleek," "sophisticated," and "sexy." The GNOME Journal is all those things, with "intelligent," "enlightening," and "thought-provoking" thrown in for good measure.

Firefox 1.1 delayed

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Jan 31, 2005 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The launch of the next version of Firefox has slipped three months, but allegations that Google is the root cause have been dismissed as 'wacky speculation'

Linux Home Office

  • LXer; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by tadelste on Jan 31, 2005 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Home users are one of the often-missed market segments of Linux distributors. For example, when not on the road, many consultants work out of home offices. It's time to make it easier.

Open Source CRM – Daffodil CRM v1.0 (beta) – released at

Daffodil CRM development team is pleased to release the first version of Daffodil CRM, an easy to use, user friendly and flexible Java based Customer Relationship Management software.

Is Open Source Ready for Prime Time?

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The emergence of stacks of open-source infrastructure software will spawn new opportunities for companies to enter and succeed in the open-source space, according to a panel of experts at the Harvard Business School's annual Cyberposium conference.

Windows security is a 'myth', claims Linux Community Member

A senior Linux community member, speaking exclusively to, has dismissed Windows' reputation as a secure platform as a "myth", claiming that the proprietary development process, coupled with a lack of corporate accountability creates fundamental security problems.

Must-have open source applications for consultants

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 4:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a consultant to small businesses trying to get up to speed on Linux, my must-have applications are, MySQLAdmin, and Rekall. I'm going to include Knoppix as well; although it isn't an application in the sense of being a single package, I use it as a system recovery tool rather than an operating system.

Linux in Government: Another Look at Linux in the MS Infrastructure

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 4:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Considering the capabilities of Samba 3 and what they could mean for your workplace network.

ActiveGrid Joins Open Source Development Labs

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2005 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Start-Up Developing Commercial Open Source Software for Transaction Grid Computing to Join OSDL Data Center Linux Working Group

Linux Netwosix Virtual World Community

  •; By Linux Netwosix (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 30, 2005 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The first Linux Netwosix Virtual World Community is born! If you're a Netwosix user please join our community to interact with the other one. If you have a problem with Netwosix or you just want to talk about Linux, if you want to improve our work or if you just want to help us to grew up, join the first Linux Netwosix Virtual Community at :

Linux Genuinely Advantaged

In a classic illustration of the kind of junk Linux users DON'T have to suffer, Ed Foster identifies some people about to be genuinely disadvantaged by Microsoft's Genuine Advantage program.

Open-source software urged for poor nations

  • Seattle Times (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2005 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Activists at the World Social Forum, where Microsoft is viewed as a corporate bogeyman, urged developing nations yesterday to leap into the information age with free, open-source software.

Managing Projects with GNU Make, 3rd Edition.

  •; By Andy Kissner (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 30, 2005 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community
Every Open Source developer uses or has used GNU make at some point or another. Everyone who has ever compiled a piece of Open Source software has used GNU's make. So what exactly is GNU make and how does it work? Leave that to O'Reilly. The 3rd Edition of 'Managing Projects with GNU Make' tells you all about using GNU make and more. LinuxForumsDOTorg has brought you a review detailing the content and quality of said O'Reilly publication. Read it here before you buy!

CentOS-4.0 (Beta) Releases for i386, x86_64, ia64

The CentOS Development Team has released CentOS 4.0 (Beta) for three architectures (i386, x86_64, and ia64).

Blake Ross on Firefox Developer Recruitment and Why Firefox Will Never Grow Up

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2005 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Blake Ross has written two weblog postings on Mozilla Firefox. One clarifies the developer recruitment policy and the other talks about how the project doesn't take itself too seriously.

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