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Alliance to provide Java-Linux mobile platform

Swiss company Esmertec and MontaVista Software of California are teaming up to provide a Java-Linux software open platform solution for mobile phones.

Some Linux apps are small wonders

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 28, 2005 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While it's easy to sing the praises of big applications like or the GIMP (and rightly so), the heavyweights of the open source world cast a long shadow over a host of much smaller, lesser-known apps that may do just what you need. One of the original philosophies behind Unix was that a program should do one thing and do it well. Here are a few programs that embody that philosophy.

Novell's Linux strategy causes customers concern

Novell's ambitious strategy for Linux has led some customers to worry that the networking company may withdraw support for some of its legacy applications.

Review: Xandros Desktop OS 3.0: A Solid, Modern Replacement for a Windows Desktop

Xandros' latest release of their Linux Distribution, known as Xandros Desktop OS, continues their tradition of a polished, complete distribution oriented towards user who formerly used a Microsoft Windows desktop system.

Installing Xfce 4.2

  • (Posted by tuxme on Jan 27, 2005 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
On January 16th, version 4.2 of Xfce, the popular lightweight desktop environment was released. In this article I will walk you through installing Xfce 4.2 on a Ubuntu Warty Warthog system. The process on other distributions is nearly the same. How hard is it to install Xfce 4.2? Find out that it's not hard at all by continuing...

Tux Can Give Windows a Helping Hand with Knoppix

  • Enterprise IT Planet (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As you faithful Enterprise Networking Planet readers know, Knoppix is a great all-purpose rescue CD for both Linux and Windows. A few months ago you read about using Knoppix to run a virus-scanner on Windows machines. The advantages of this are getting the most current virus definitions, running the scan from a guaranteed clean disk, memory-resident nasties are not present, and it's free of cost. Weekly Screenshot Tours Weekly Screenshot Tours for Jan 26, 2005. What a fun week we had at OSDir doing screenshots of your favorite apps and distros.

Linux IT jobs increasing, outsourcing showing signs of weakness

The job market for Linux IT professionals still looks mighty good. Actually, it looks too good -- the market has attracted enough IT pros to drive salaries down a bit, according to David Foote, president of Foote Partners, an IT compensation research firm in New Canaan, Conn. But don't worry. There are other ways to get top dollar for your messaging, security and networking skills. Another promising trend: a minor, but growing, backlash against outsourcing IT outside of the U.S.

Adlink Releases SBC with Embedded Linux Support

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 12:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Adlink releases an ETX form-factor single-board computer SBC with embedded Linux support for Intel Celeron and Pentium processors

Security myths and architectural realities

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 11:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
From user accounts to viruses, security is one of the basic concerns in computing. Yet, although everybody talks about security, much of what average computer users believe about security is inaccurate, because their explanations refer primarily to symptoms of system behavior rather than to principles of system design. In this interview with Dan Razzell, a computer scientist with over 25 years of experience in system architecture and security, we discuss the differences between how average computer users and security professionals approach security.

Linux for Cars on Horizon

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux, the ubiquitous and free operating system that by some estimates runs half of Internet servers, is targeting automobiles.

IRMA to Deliver Complete Translations of Linux in 78 Languages by 2006

Web-Based Service Allows Volunteers to Assist in Translations

Linux startups among top private European companies

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Several embedded Linux-oriented companies were named to a list of top privately held companies in Europe and Israel. The 2004 Tornado100 list, assembled by European tech media company Tornado Insider, includes virtual platform start-up Jaluna, Linux firewall company Astaro, and VoIP (voice-over-IP) software pioneer Skype.

What to make of IBM's silence about its desktop Linux policy?

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A while back, chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano challenged the company to move its desktops to Linux by the end of 2005. What's clear is that this hasn't happened and doesn't look like happening. And there's probably a good reason. IBM is not alone in its policy of moving to Linux on the desktop, of course, though the number of organisations of any size that are mandating such a move is small indeed. Novell is however following this path -- though as a major vendor of Linux software, you'd expect that.

OSDL, Oregon Launch Open Technology Incubator

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
A center for "open technology" startups will open in a Portland, Ore. suburb on February 1, the OSDL has announced. Funded by the City of Beaverton, the Open Technology Business Center will offer residencies to qualified early-stage companies, with the OSDL providing consulting around open source business models and opportunites.

Open Source Centers on Beaverton

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An ambitious $1.2 million project to create new jobs in the city of Beaverton, Ore., is under way. The Open Technology Business Center (OTBC) will open its doors Feb. 1, according to its executive director, LaVonee Reimer, in a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

OSDL gives a boost to open source start-ups

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
The Open Source Development Lab is set to open a new center to encourage technology start-ups working on open source technologies with the backing of the local State and City governments. Click here to find out more!

Open Source Closed Minds: Information Control For Social Manipulation

  • Always On (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The news and entertainment we consume, and thus our thoughts and opinions, are shaped not just by the media and entertainment corporations but by governments, their agencies and the military-industrial complex.

OSAIA posts amicus curiae brief in Blizzard/bnetd case

The Open Source and Industry Alliance (OSAIA) have just posted their amicus curiae brief, supporting Internet Gateway (bnetd).

Site review:

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 27, 2005 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At first glance, there's nothing all that special about -- unless you count the fact that it has an Emperor penguin as part of its logo instead of some funkified version of Tux. But if you can look past the clunky page design, you'll find a lot of useful information here: links to the latest Linux news, busy forums, plus a great big hardware compatibility database with scads of new entries each week (hence the name of the site).

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