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FOSS word processors compared: OOo Writer, AbiWord, and KWord

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story receives most of the attention among free and open source (FOSS) office suites, but users shouldn't forget that free software includes at least two other word processors: AbiWord, part of a projected GNOME Office, and KWord, part of the KOffice suite. From their inception, both have been playing catch-up with's Writer. But now, after several years of development, AbiWord and KWord are both reaching early maturity. How do Writer, AbiWord, and KWord compare?

Rational ClearCase MultiSite and SAMBA 3.0

This article will show you how to configure and use the new net command in SAMBA 3.0. The command provides group mapping functionality that maps UNIX groups with Windows group SIDs, allowing you to improve IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite functionality by identifying correct user privileges.

Open Source: It's Still All about Control

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by bstadil on Aug 23, 2005 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

What do Microsoft's offer to do a joint, independent research project to analyze the benefits of Linux versus Windows, Miro fighting with Mambo's developers over Mambo management and Sun's Common Development and Distribution License all have in common? They're all about control.

Linux-on-Mac seller aims to fill void

  • CNET; By Ina Fried (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Originally selling Linux for Macs using IBM's PowerPC chips, Terra Soft has regrouped to resell PowerPC-based servers from Mercury Computer Systems.

Red Hat doesn't have Linux License, neither does Mandriva, Novell has one

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 23, 2005 9:27 AM EDT)
Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does.

Linux and VMware add up for Connecticut nonprofit

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Family Services Woodfield (FSW), a nonprofit organization in Bridgeport, Conn., is dipping its toes in open source waters with the help of virtual machines.

Lloyd's ready to cover open source legal risks

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Lloyd's of London syndicates are poised to underwrite the use of open source software by users who are worried about being sued by proprietary software makers claiming their intellectual property rights have been violated.

A Comparison of Linux Performance Tuning Books

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2005 5:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pat's back with more mini book reviews to help you sort through the abundance of HOWTOs, references and tech books published every day.

Review: Underground Desktop

Underground Desktop is a GNU/Linux distribution, based on Debian-unstable, that touts itself as being fast and easy to install. Certainly, it attains the former goal better than many distributions, but this beta software remains very rough around the edges.

SA open source task team to plan for action

Open source advocates, government officials and business leaders will gather in Johannesburg today to build a plan to ensure South Africa makes the most of open source software. Task team conveners Go Open Source expect the proposed plans devised at the conference to be presented to president Mbeki later this year during his international advisory commission.

Installing DHCP on Linux

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After setting up 30 computers with static IP addresses, we want to implement a DHCP server but do not have access to the router or any money to spend on a dedicated appliance. I have a Linux system I could use. How do I set up a DHCP server on a Linux system?

Enlightenment E17 - A Detailed Review

  • Yet Another Linux Blog; By Guest Editor - Misunderstruck (Posted by devnet on Aug 22, 2005 10:46 PM EDT)
My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments. The first one I installed was Enlightenment 16, which I must confess I had first heard of in Neal Stephenson's essay "In The Beginning There Was the Command Line.”

Novell Announces Worldwide Availability of Only Linux-Based, Cross-Platform Systems Management Suite

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Newest Version of Award-Winning Suite Enables Organizations to Ensure Security and Compliance and Reduce Management Costs

Review: Freespire 5.0 - Linspire Freed

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 22, 2005 9:37 PM EDT)
Hold on a sec... did you say Free-spire? It's true. It seems that a free Linspire clone has hit the ftp mirrors. DistroWatch reports 'Freespire is a new Linux distribution, a free edition of Linspire with all proprietary components and trademarks removed. The distribution comes with a free repository of over 1,500 packages available via apt-get and Synaptic.

Take a tour of Cloudscape and Apache Derby

The core of IBM Cloudscape is the Apache Derby open source database. With both you can take advantage of Java integration to create Java functions and stored procedures.

Linux: Linus Clarifies the Linux Trademark

There has been a large amount of confused coverage in the media recently regarding the Linux trademark. The confusion eventially reached the Linux Kernel Mailing List where active kernel development occurs, and Linus Torvalds offered some insight.

Sun Micro Announces Open-Source DRM Project

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun is throwing its hat in the DRM ring with the announcement of a project it calls the Open Media Commons initiative.

Torvalds wades into Linux trademark row

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Companies have been asked to pay up to $5,000 to use the Linux trademark, but Linus Torvalds insists this trademark sublicensing is a loss-making operation

Linux takes to the streets on Software Freedom Day

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by bstadil on Aug 22, 2005 6:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Australia is taking free and open source software to the streets with Australia's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, 2005.

Mambo, Open Source Phenomenon? Open Source Beer, Air Travel On Demand?

  • IT-Analysis (Posted by dave on Aug 22, 2005 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The speed at which Open Source products can suddenly establish themselves seems remarkable. I guess it isn't so remarkable when you analyze the situation; the web has accelerated the speed of 'word-of-mouth' recommendation and dramatically increased its scope. Open Source products are also helped by the fact that the initial outlay is zero.

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