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Tuxcards and KnowIt: Open source outlining

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tuxcards and KnowIt are two twists on the same idea. These open source two-pane outliners can be used as quickly searchable notebooks, or collections of Web clippings, to-do lists, or projects in progress. Both make fine text databases, and both are handy for the planning of complex documents.

Newly released MEPISLite 3.3.1 aims to ease Win98-to-Linux migration

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 8:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The MEPIS community asked for an "easy migration path from Windows 98," and this week MEPIS LLC delivered with MEPISLite 3.3.1 -- a lightweight version of SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 optimized for "modest hardware." To run gently on older machines, MEPISLite includes skinnier packages and a number of tweaks to minimize "disk thrashing."

Linuxworld Summit: Quantifying value of Linux no easy task

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many firms today profess a desire for the price/performance, security and reliability associated with Linux. But, Novell strategist John Dobbs points out, most are still only experimenting with the open source operating system while proprietary offerings hum with life on the majority of their desktops and servers.

Unisys teams with Novell for Linux migration center

Unisys has strengthened its commitment to Novell's SUSE Linux operating system, creating a migration center in Europe to help users migrate to SUSE Linux Enterprise server from Unix.

Three-year wait ends for Debian fans

The Debian Project has finally released a long-anticipated new version of its widely-used Linux distribution.

Community Mozilla Application Suite Project Not Renamed Yet

Contrary to some reports, the community-driven continuation of the Mozilla Application Suite has not been officially named SeaMonkey. Earlier today, Henrik Gemal claimed that the Mozilla Application Suite would be rebranded as SeaMonkey based on some patches attached to an installer bug report. However, Alex Vincent stated that the SeaMonkey name is not yet official.

MySQL For Beginners -- How To Create A MySQL Database

Whether you are an experienced web programmer or a complete novice attempting to provide data interactivity with your web site, MyQSL is an easy to use and free database solution that can allow you to store and configure data to be displayed on your web site.

Trusted Matters: Interview with Chad Hanson, Trusted Computer Solutions

I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Chad Hanson, Manager of the Trusted Operating Systems Lab at Trusted Computer Solutions in Urbana, Illinois. Chad has a long history in working with Trusted Operating Systems. He came to Trusted Computer Solutions from Argus Systems, where he led the development of PitBull, itself a Trusted Operating System. Chad's experience also includes leading the design and development of new components to NSA SE Linux that are leading to greater security in the Linux kernel.

Europeans flock to Firefox

Firefox is enjoying success in Europe by snaffling market share from mighty Microsoft.

Slackware 10.1: An In-Depth Review

  • http://www.linuxforums.org; By lakerdonald (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 7, 2005 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Slackware
Slackware is the tried and true Linux distribution. It's been here since (near) the beginning. And now it's hit version 10.1. Come check out LinuxForumsDOTorg's in-depth look at the newest iteration of Slack here.

Microsoft's EU Proposal a Blow to Open Source

MS' proposal for resolving antitrust issues leaves open source out of the equation, which could knock Samba out of the game.

Apple CEO promises two-year Intel conversion

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Steve Jobs has committed Apple Computer to an aggressive timetable for porting the Mac architecture to Intel, while promising a smooth transition for developers and ISVs already building applications and services for PowerPC machines.

Linux gives new life to old boxes

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 7, 2005 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Build a usable Linux system on a busted laptop with a budget of $50? People do say Linux can make old machines useful. This article shows that with the right Linux distribution and a little ingenuity you can breath new life into an old machine.

'PC World' Names Mozilla Firefox Product of the Year 2005

The July 2005 issue of PC World includes the magazine's list of the 100 best products of 2005 and names Mozilla Firefox as Product of the Year. "This open-source program," they say, "is streamlined, customizable, and just plain better."

Debian 3.1r0 CD/DVD image problem

  • Mailing list; By Colin Watson (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Debian
A bug has been discovered in the 3.1r0 CD/DVD images: new installs from these images will have a commented-out entry in /etc/apt/sources.list for "http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates" rather than an active entry for "http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates", and thus will not get security updates by default. This was due to incorrect Release files on the images.

Microsoft 'hypervisor' plan takes shape

  • CNET News.com; By Mike Ricciuti (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Hypervisor software is all the rage, and Microsoft plans to enter the market with its own product in 2007.

o*rev Launches Open Source Consulting Network

  • PR Web (press release) (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
A respected open source advocate launches an enterprise open source consulting firm with a global network of open source experts.

Open source software looks skyward

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open source software movement is making the leap from the desktop to the stars with applications like Virtual Moon Atlas, Stellarium, and Celestia. Amateur astronomers use these programs to identify lunar features, chart celestial bodies for observing sessions, and take users on virtual tours of the universe.

Code Skipper Qt Community Resource Site Launches

The Code Skipper, a new free Qt community resource site has been founded to provide our community of developers with a place to meet. This is a site where tutorials and articles that can be found on a range of Qt related subjects including a Programming with Qt tutorial, Building a Universal SQL Client and 3D Programming. The Code Skipper also contains a lot of code that can be easily integrated into your applications. Learn Qt tricks from there and share your own ideas.

KDE Kiosk Desktop Hacks Article

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Jun 7, 2005 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Administrators and power users will be pleased to note that the text of the Locking down KDE with Kiosk Mode article as featured in newly published book Linux Desktop Hacks is available for reading online. Written by our very own Dot editor and KDE hacker Jonathan Riddell, this article takes you through basic Kiosk configuration using the Kiosk Admin Tool to lock down KDE. A must read for anyone from internet cafe administrators to those who have a KDE machine for children to use.

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