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SugarCRM dangles Microsoft and AJAX sweeties

SugarCRM is touting the first fruits of a technology relationship with Microsoft in the next version of its open source customer relationship management suite.The bitterest pill for some, though, is likely to be Sugar's plan for a distribution issued under Microsoft's Community License, part of Microsoft's pseudo open source Shared Source Initiative. SugarCRM is currently licensed under a modified version of the Mozilla license, called SugarCRM Public License (SPL).

NeroLinux revisited: No better than the alternatives

For several years, Nero has manufactured one of the most popular CD/DVD burning suites for Windows. Now at version 2.1.0.1, NeroLINUX is the GNU/Linux equivalent of Nero Burning ROM, one of the main programs in the Nero suite. Like its Windows counterpart, NeroLINUX combines an easy-to-use interface with a variety of options. However, unlike the Windows version, it offers little, if anything, that is not available in comparable free software.

Sun and Greenplum Launch Open Source Data Warehouse Appliance

Sun Microsystems, and Greenplum recently unveiled a data warehouse appliance built from open source software and general purpose systems. Powered by the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) and PostgreSQL, both the mature product of open source development, this breakthrough solution aims to deliver two orders of magnitude better price-performance over the competition.

Motorola Goes Linux

Motorola's new flagship platform, SCPL will support slider, flip, candy bar, swivel, touchscreen and QWERTY keyboards. The first SCPL phone is called the MOTOFONE. In addition, Motorola will be abandoning the familiar operating system used on its feature phones, such as the RAZR, for a Linux- and Java-based solution.

Should we limit the terms of free software operating systems to ...

These days, when one talks about free software, the first word that comes to mind is Linux—be it the kernel or a distribution based on it (which would then be a GNU/Linux operating system, and its flavour marked by a brand name: Red Hat, SuSE, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware...) At one time, there was another project worthy of note: BeOS. It wasn’t POSIX-compatible, but it was neat. But now, only free *NIX prevail... really?

OSCON day 2

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 26, 2006 11:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) continued yesterday with more tutorials, the O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing, the Open Source Awards, and Larry Wall's State of the Onion report.

Linux: Linus On The Extensible Firmware Interface

A recent patch posted to the lkml contained the following description, "this patch adds an efi e820 memory mapping", in response to which Andrew Morton asked, "why?". Linus Torvalds offered his views on EFI, the Extensible Firmware Interface beginning by describing it as "this other Intel brain-damage (the first one being ACPI)".

Tutorial: Securing Your Asterisk Server, Part 2

Last week in Part 1 we changed a bale of passwords. Today we'll take two more important steps to lock down our Asterisk@Home server: make sure that all Web administration traffic is encrypted, and lock down OpenSSH more tightly.

Myspace Users Get MyMalware

Any user that was browsing with Internet Explorer and had not installed the latest Microsoft patches was vulnerable to this attack. In January, Microsoft released a patch that prevents WMF (Windows Metafile) files, so users that had installed the patch were safe. Browsers using Firefox version 1.5 or later are also protected from WMF files.

“Knock” Some Sense into your Linux Laptop

Using Linux and the HDAPS kernel drivers, you can access the embedded accelerometers on Lenovo ThinkPads, then process the accelerometer data to read specific sequences of "knocking" events -- literally rapping on the laptop case with your knuckles -- and run commands based on those knocks. Double tap to lock the screen, and knock in your secret code to unlock. You can also download and use article Perl scripts to customize your own knocking input environment.

Podcast - Linux Video Applications

In this episode: voice mail update (or lack thereof) and Ogg Vorbis RSS feed link; listener feedback; this week’s Listener Tip about the alias command; the legal and philosophical issues concerning proprietary video and audio codecs; a review of Linux video players, such as MPlayer, xine and gxine, VLC, Totem, and Kaffeine, Linux video editors, including Kino, Cinelerra, Avidemux, LiVES, and Diva, Linux DVD ripping/encoding applications, such as dvd::rip, acidrip, xdvdshrink, and k9copy, and DVD authoring applications, including QDVDAuthor and DVDStyler.

Developers confirm release schedule for Linux distribution Debian ...

The new Version 4.0 of Debian, known to date by its code name "Etch", will appear in December of this year, those responsible for the Linux distribution project state in a new status report.

Emacs tips: Checking spelling and syntax

Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings who may err. We make spelling mistakes in our writing, and syntactical mistakes in our structured documents. So let's take a tour through Emacs' built-in tools for preventing, catching, and correcting mistakes.

The open source approach to education

A new report from Futurelab suggests that the open source model of peer-reviewed collaboration could radically transform educational practice for teachers and learners.

New Linux Drivers for Digitizer, AWG and Fast Digital PCI, PXI and ...

Supports kernel 2.6 versions of RedHat, SuSe and Fedora. Driver source code is available.

Strategic Test Corp has announced the release of new Linux drivers for kernel 2.6 versions of RedHat, SuSe and Fedora distributions. The kernel 2.4 drivers have also been updated. Linux kernel 2.6 gives increased stability and near to real-time operating system performance, useful for measurement and signal generation applications.

IBM to support SLES 10, Xen

IBM has extended its portfolio of middleware and systems platforms to support Novell's new Suse Linux Enterprise 10 offerings. Particularly exciting from IBM's perspective is the Xen virtualisation feature.

solidDB for MySQL Beta Now Available

Solid Information Technology, a provider of fast, always-on and affordable databases used in more than 3,000,000 mission-critical deployments worldwide, today announced the availability of the beta version of its open source product, solidDB ™ for MySQL. solidDB for MySQL is covered under GNU Public License (GPL) and is downloadable from forgemysql.com and http://dev.soliddb.com/download.

[That forgemysql.com wasn't working when I tried it. -- grouch]

Trying to keep e-mail safe and sound

  • NetworkWorld.com; By Paul McNamara (Posted by grouch on Jul 26, 2006 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Directed by Hoffman and John Levine, the organization intends to work together on best practices and technical solutions, in particular the promotion of the Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) approach being championed by Yahoo and Cisco.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 150:
Chris & Bryan fromThe Linux Action Show tell us why they switched to Linux from Mac
Dan installs trixbox after our Asterisk server flakes out
Pat uses Opera for a week and likes it
Linc gets into Arch Linux
And much, much more

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Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 in December

The Debian project confirms plans for its next release in December this year. The team also announces the new release will include support for AMD64 systems.

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