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Why Wait for Eiger When Linux is Ready Today?

Microsoft has finally realized that Windows NT Workstation, 98, and ME users need an upgrade path that will work with their hardware. Too bad, Linux desktops can already fill that bill.

Everything you always wanted to know about Linux, but were afraid to ask

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you haven't already done so, I'll bet you would really like to try out Linux, right? You want to see for yourself what all the hype and hoopla is about. But a couple of things have held you back, haven't they?

Open Source Software in Schools

  • eGov monitor (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A project report evaluating the use of open source software (OSS) within a small number of schools will be published on Friday 13th May 2005 by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency [Becta].

Vexira cleans Linux e-mail servers

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users of Linux-based e-mail servers might want to check out the latest anti-virus and filtering options from Central Command, which announced the latest version of its e-mail security software last week. 

Indian professor plans new open-source licence

  • Techworld.com (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 9:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
A professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai is working on an alternative open-source licence to the GNU General Public License (GPL) because he claims GPL is "too restrictive".

OpenOffice, Free-Software Supporters Make Peace over Java

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 8:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
The FSF, Sun and OpenOffice.org are moving to reconcile their differences about the use of Sun's Java in OpenOffice 2.0.

O-Ya Software Extends it’s DeepDiveTM Search SDK Platform Supporting a Growing Family of Database Backends

  • www.oyasoftware.com; By Lawrence M. Fullerton (Posted by larryf46 on May 13, 2005 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Chandler, AZ. May 11, 2005: O-Ya Software’s DeepDiveTM SDK Platform can now support 4 databases – postgreSQL, SQLite, mySQL, and Oracle 10g. SQLite is integrated and shipped as part of the platform, and the other 3 databases are available upon request

Quickly build Web services with Rational software

Quickly learn how to build Web services with a two-part tutorial series. The first tutorial - Building and testing, shows you how to use Rational Application Developer to use existing functionality that you have developed in Java code and expose it as a Web service.

Open-source divorce for Apple's Safari?

Two years after it selected open-source rendering engine KHTML as the basis of its Safari Web browser, Apple Computer has proposed resolving compatibility conflicts by scrapping that code base in favor of its own

Tangent to unveil Linux management tools at LinuxWorld

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tangent Systems has announced it will be debuting its new graphical management solutions for Linux servers called Meridian at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference. The conference runs from 17 to 20 May at the Sandton Convention Centre.

More Flat Thoughts

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here's a look at some of the conversation sparked by Doc's commentary on our Flat New World.

MS unfazed by OSS schools report

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The long-awaited report on the use of open source software (OSS) in schools was published today by Becta, the Government's lead agency for ICT in education. As expected, the report concludes that OSS can offer a "cost effective alternative" to proprietary solutions. But it also cautions that an OSS implementation needs careful planning and support.

Review: Pavilion, SUSE Make for Great Portable 64-Bit Computing

While Microsoft struggles to capitalize on 64-bit power, Linux has led the way for years. Correspondent Rob Reilly dusts off an older version of SUSE and demonstrates that even year-old Linux technology can run rings around anything out there for the 64-bit desktop and provide users with one screaming portable machine.

Get ahead, by knowing how to move back a step

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on May 13, 2005 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
CVS, the Concurrent Versions System, is used by developers around the world to develop software in a flexible and collaborative manner. Whether you'd like to use CVS to check out the latest sources of a particular software package, or whether you'd like to begin using CVS as a full-fledged developer, this tutorial will get both general users and new developers up to speed quickly.

At the Sounding Edge: Introducing seq24

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 2:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This MIDI sequencer's simple interfaces and design put usability and functionality at the forefront.

Open Source Extends To Portals

  • Information Week; By Larry Greenemeier (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Metadot provides an open-source alternative for small companies and departments for building Web and intranet portals.

A Linux magic trick: Mandrakesoft now Mandriva

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mandriva; Story Type: News Story
Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) announced the latest version of its Linux operating system for machines based on IA-32 and PowerPC processors.

Mozilla Firefox Viral Marketing Videos

Mozilla Europe has considered for some time the opportunity of spreading Firefox with innovative means, including viral marketing. While Flash animations were an obvious choice, we have met with a French advertising agency, which has made three short videos located on http://funnyfox.org/ while meeting our goals in terms of (very small) budget and ability to be understood by the vast majority of Europeans who have trouble understanding English (hence the lack of dialog in the three movies). Enjoy and spread the word!

What is Cisco doing with Linux?

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While networking giant Cisco has advantages most competitors don't - dominant market share, a multi-billion-dollar R&D budget, thousands of engineers - the vendor is also taking advantage and making the most of resources that are open to everyone: Linux and open source software.

Singapore Government Accredits and Endorses LPI Training and Certification

  • Press release (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: LPI
The Linux Professional Institute today announced its official accreditation and endorsement by The National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) of Singapore.

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