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Full steam ahead for Linux railway project

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
What is being touted as the world's largest Linux migration has passed another stop. German national railway Deutsche Bahn Aktiengesellschaft has moved all of its 55,000 Lotus Notes users onto the open source operating system.

New Products, Services and Software to Be Featured at Desktop Linux and Open Source Conference

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Novell Joins AMD, Real, and Linspire in Key Sponsor Lineup at San Diego Desktop Summit Next Week

Cygwin: Changing the Face of Windows

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 11:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Glueing together Cygwin's odds and ends to make life on your Linux-by-way-of-Windows desktop more comfortable.

Briefing on Linux solution to replace Microsoft Office

The free Tech Briefing will cover a Linux collaboration solution to replace microsoft office, tools to migrate Infrastructure workloads, tools to migrate windows applications and more.

Enterprises Seek Direction on Utility Computing Front

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 4:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Enterprises need help managing the commodity hardware and software that underpin utility computing before the model can reach its potential, panelists say at a Linux conference.

Becoming a Debian developer

So you want to be a Debian developer? You're not the only one. Preparing software packages for the distribution, writing documentation, and testing a release are all endless, thankless tasks. Yet, at any given time, hundreds have applied to do them. However, before candidates are trusted with such tasks, they have to prove not only their programming skills, but also their understanding of Debian processes and philosophy. The process takes months, and there are few exceptions.

EU parliament demands patent restart

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 3, 2005 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opponents of software patents are delighted that the EC will be asked to rewrite the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive.

Top open source minds tout divisions as strength

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BURLINGAME, Cal. -- What was posed as an issue or a weakness of Linux and open source software and development -- the lack of a single entity in charge of it -- was presented yesterday as a unique strength in the industry by top Linux and open source developers Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, and Brian Behlendorf.

Reviews: BeatrIX - A Non-Linux Linux.

  • LinuxTimes.net (Posted by LTN on Feb 2, 2005 2:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Of all the distros that I have used, Beatrix has got to be one of the most interesting. The title of this article is derived from something I read in the Beatrix Design Goals.

Detecting hardware from outside the box

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 11:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux comes with several good utilities for getting detailed information on what's inside the box. Here are three recipes for getting information from lspci, dmesg, and /proc.

Open-Source Leaders Accept New Challenges

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
Torvalds, Morton, Behlendorf and Kapor call for "well-defined standards and interfaces," including on the desktop front, as they discuss common challenges at the OSDL Enterprise Summit.

UK schools trial open source access control

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 2, 2005 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open source access system should ease teachers' password woes.

Fedora Extras available for download

  • Mailing list; By Elliot Lee (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
...we are all deeply deeply ashamed for the delay and we throw ourselves on the mercy of the community and ask for forgiveness

Review: Novell's Openexchange Server is powerful, versatile

A scalable, stable, secure software stack for small and medium-sized business network services is hard to develop in-house or integrate from piecemeal components. To integrate it all with a single sign-on for users requires even more work. Enter Novell's new SUSE Linux-based OpenExchange, a packaged, full-featured, secure, all-encompassing operating environment.

Open-source honchos trash software patents

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two open-source leaders joined Linux founder Linus Torvalds in disparaging software patents Tuesday, the newest volley in a battle that pits the cooperative programming philosophy against Microsoft.

Levanta Joins Open Source Development Labs

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Experts in Linux Systems Management to Join OSDL Data Center Linux and Desktop Linux Working Groups

IBM Seeks Documents from Intel

International Business Machines Corp. has requested documents from Intel Corp., the world's largest chip maker, as it prepares its defense in a billion-dollar dispute with SCO Group Inc. over the Linux operating system.

Rewriting GPL No Easy Task

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
It's been 14 years since major changes have been made to the GNU General Public License, and there is a need for a new version; however, there will be significant challenges, claims FSF's Eben Moglen.

Shutdown, by Jeremy Zawodny

Sun Microsystems President Jonathon Schwartz recently joined the weblog community (http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/jonathan/) to regularly dish out his thoughts on Sun's business and the computer industry at-large. Sure, Schwartz's blog is part propaganda, but he's also provided some interesting insights into how Sun looks at Linux and -- reading between the lines -- how they plan to compete with it.

Perl of Wisdom, by Randal L. Schwartz

  • Linux Magazine (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As I mentioned last month, having persistent Perl code means that some steps of your application can be reused rather than repeated. One very easy optimization is keeping your database handles open between web hits, rather than reopening them on each new hit. The Apache::DBI module (found in the CPAN) does the work for you by altering the way normal DBI connections are processed.

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