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Web 2.0 Journal Newsflash: Wikipedia Nixes "Enterprise 2.0"

This week's remarkable deletion, from Wikipedia, of the useful colloquy "Enterprise 2.0" coined by a Harvard Business School professor (Andrew McAfee, pictured) and popularized by Web 2.0 Journal editor-in-chief Dion Hinchcliffe - has set the cat among the pigeons.

Linux: Kernel Released

Willy Tarreau, the new maintainer of the Linux 2.4 kernel [story], released the kernel. This is a security fix release for the 2.4.33 kernel. This is the first time a 2.4-series kernel is being released with 4 version fields. The fourth version field, introduced in the 2.6 kernel series, has now also been implemented for the 2.4 kernel.About this release, Willy says"As there were a few security fixes pending and 2.4.34-pre1 has not received enough validation, I've released with the most important fixes.

Centeris Unveils Linux-Supported Likewise 2.0

Centeris announced that it has been selected to join Novell's Market Start program, which connects businesses to Novell-certified applications from proven commercial open-source and Linux-based software vendors.

First Development Snapshot of KDE4:"Krash"

Today, KDE releases a first developer snapshot of the upcoming KDE4 release. This snapshot is meant as a reference for developers who want to play with parts of the new technology KDE4 will provide, those who want to start porting their applications to the new KDE4 platform and for those that want to start to develop applications based on KDE4.

LinuxWorld Healthcare Day Presentations

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 11:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
There is awiki page of all the presentations at the recent Linux World Healthcare Day presentations:'On August 15th, 2006 OSDL hosted the first ever Healthcare Day at LinuxWorld Expo. Below is a recap of the event as well as links to the presentations from Medsphere CEO Dr. Kennth Kizer, Joe Alexander - Bull's Director of Strategy and Planning as well as panel discussions moderated by Bernard Golden and Fred Trotter...'

Google To Pay Freight for Number 2 Linux Guy

Now that English-born Aussie Andrew Morton, Linux' second-ranking kernel hacker, has resolved what friends described as his US visa issues, he has "taken a job" with Google. In other words, Google is going to pay his salary while he continues to act as the 2.6 kernel's maintainer full-time.

An overview of modern fancy UNIX desktop systems

In the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about Xgl, compiz, AIGLX et cetera. It seams that "Xgl" has become a synonym for fancy desktop on Linux - but noone seems to talk about the alternatives or how it all works. I have had a little look into this and am going to summarize it for y'all.

The web development megaframework TurboGears

  • IBM/developerworks; By Ian Maurer (Posted by solrac on Aug 19, 2006 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Developers call this project a "megaframework," because it is made up of several pre-existing subprojects.

Xensource CEO Addresses Microsoft, Red Hat-Novell Dispute

XenSource CEO Peter Levine spoke with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney after his LinuxWorld Expo keynote about his company's partnership with Microsoft and other hot topics.

Becoming a free software developer, part II: Free software ...

  • Free Software Magazine; By Rosalyn Hunter (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Why aren't there more female free software developers out there. In my attempt to find out, I decided to write a program and see what barriers got in my way. Most free software developers are men. Women are vastly under-represented in the world of free software. Being a woman, I wanted to know why, so I tried to do it myself. The first barrier was my inability to program in any modern computer language, so my first step was to learn a new one.

First I had to pick a language to program in.

Who understands the OSS community?

Jim Morrison once said "You can't petition the Lord with prayer". To paraphrase that it I'd like to say "You can't address the OSS community", because it is much too varied to be addressed. What do you expect when you address the community like it is a company? That there will be a board meeting? That we will issue a press statement? That all of a sudden the community will change its corporate strategy? We have none of those things!

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Stacking Up LinuxWorld

  • Server Watch; By Amy Newman and Brian Proffitt (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To be sure, this year's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo was certainly the highlight of many of the exhibitor's business year. The sampling we took on the show floor was uniformly happy — nay, giddy — about the attendance level and the traffic in their booths. As for the booths themselves, with few exceptions, everyone looked like they were offering some sort of open source solution. In years past, this was not always the case.

Embedian Ships ARM-based SBC With Debian

Embedian, a Taiwan based embedded board start-up, is shipping an ARM-based Single Board Computer (SBC) with embedded Debian Linux.

The state of the 2006 Linux desktop

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 19, 2006 1:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Were you to walk around LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week, for almost every person you'd see sitting, you'd see a laptop in front of them. And, if you're a snoopy person, like me, you'd also see that about half of those laptops were running Linux.

Using Templates

Howto use Templates to make Labels

ATI - 32 and 64-bit Linux driver - 8.28.8

  • Start64! - Start on 64 (Posted by panisz on Aug 19, 2006 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
ATI have updated their 32 and 64-bit drivers. Official name of the current version: ATI Proprietary Linux x86_64 Display Driver for XFree86 / X.Org Version 8.28.8, and ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Drivers for XFREE86 / X. Org Version 8.28.8

Good article on Debian (1 of 2)

Every day someone takes a whack at installing some Linux distribution on a computer and ultimately gives up out of frustration. Follow this guide to installing Debian GNU/Linux and reduce your frustration to zero.

Openvz Project Releases Software For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

The OpenVZ project ( released its operating system-level server virtualization software in the form of a kernel build for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4), plus enhancements that provide users with additional flexibility.

LinuxWorld wraps up

SAN FRANCISCO -- Another LinuxWorld Conference& Expo has come and gone. More than 10,000 attendees and 175 exhibitors passed through the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The show ended yesterday after a shorter schedule of talks and exhibits, including a session by kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman. Here's our final report, including more video goodness.

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