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Review: Linspire Five-O Linux OS Gives System Builders Low-End PC ...

Linspire aims to take over the low-end desktop with its Linspire Five-0 Linux operating system. The San Diego-based company is taking a different approach to Linux by focusing on mimicking Microsoft Windows. Linspire looks to make links as easy as possible and boasts that its flavor of the open-source OS is the easiest to use. That could prove attractive to many system builders, which are always looking to differentiate their offerings from those of tier-one vendors.

Conform Your Applications to the LSB

  • ibm.com/developerWorks; By Martin Streicher (Posted by IdaAshley on Jul 20, 2006 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, discover the Linux Standard Base (LSB), and learn how to port your code to the LSB standard. While a variety and choices are beneficial for Linux users, heterogeneity can vex software developers who must build and support packages on similar but subtly different platforms. Fortunately, if an application conforms to the LSB, and a flavor of Linux is LSB compliant, the application is guaranteed to run.

Season of KDE 2006

The first Season of KDE has started. The Season of KDE is a follow-up project to Google's Summer of Code, giving all the applications that did not make it into the final selection a chance to be implemented anyway. We are happy to announce that 14 students have agreed to work on their projects even without the financial support from Google.

Extended Open Source DRM

MutableMedia has released version 2 of its OpenIPMP, a Digital Rights Management program based on open standards. The goal of the Open Source project is to provide an interoperable and easily portable solution for the management of rights to digital media on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and embedded systems.

Create a secure Linux-based wireless access point

Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 (WPA2) is becoming the de facto standard for securing wireless networks, and a mandatory feature for all new Wi-Fi products certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. We all know the security weaknesses of its predecessor, WEP; this time they got it right. Here's how to implement the WPA2 protocol on a Linux host and create a secure wireless access point (WAP) for your network.

Red Hat Magazine: Issue 21: Latin America loves Linux

This month Red Hat Magazine takes a look at the open source community in Latin America with features on the International Free Software Forum in Brazil, music with Latino flair, and the travel diary of one Red Hat associate visiting Sao Paulo for LinuxWorld.

Healthcare IT budget boost good news for Linux

The consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux and open source software cited a Rand Corporation study suggesting that IT budgets average just two to three per cent of overall healthcare expenditure. In contrast, IT spending comprised between 12 and 15 per cent in other industries. As a result, healthcare IT spending is expected to grow at a faster rate than overall IT, increasing the appeal of open source software.

Via-specific Linux distro eyes UMPCs

EpiOS is a hardware-specific Linux distribution for Via Epia boards. It is based on Gentoo and KDE, and aims to support traditionally problematic Via processor features, such as hardware MPEG and cryptography acceleration, "out-of-the-box." For example, the project relies on software from the OpenChrome project, in order to support Via's advanced graphics features.

Ajax Book Review

If you are scratching your head and asking "What's Ajax?", well, it's the new (really not so new) way of doing interactive web pages. It's how Google does Gmail, and more and more it's how a lot of web pages handle the need for smooth interaction with the public.

Linux-powered robots from France? Oui!

A French start-up created to build autonomous, easily programmable, affordable humanoid robots has emerged from stealth mode. Aldebaran Robotics, of Paris, expects to ship its first product -- a humanoid household service robot running Linux -- in early 2007.

Brandon Elementary transformed by K12LTSP

Two parent volunteers at an Atlanta district school have revolutionized technology use there by replacing Windows workstations with Linux on thin clients, using K12LTSP.

[Parents and Teachers bringing the true power of FOSS to bear. - Scott]

Coding without side effects

  • IBM developerWorks; By Bruce Tate (Posted by solrac on Jul 19, 2006 8:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Structured programming and object-oriented programming both revolutionized the way business applications are built. But other programming models exist, and some visionaries argue that those paradigms are more productive than object-oriented programming. This article explores the basics of functional programming using Haskell. Learning a functional language can reshape ways you think about Java programming.

Novell SUSE Linux 10 Arrives

Novell releases its anticipated SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Open Source enterprise operating system.
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Road show events showcasing the new technology are due to be held around Australia and New Zealand from mid to late August. Brisbane - 15 August, Adelaide - 16 August, Perth - 17 August, Canberra - 22 August, Melbourne - 23 August, Sydney - 24 August, Auckland - 29 August, Wellington - 30 August, Christchurch - 31 August.

Book Review - Linux Patch Management

  • PCBurn.com; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by Inhibit on Jul 19, 2006 7:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Michael Jang has written a new book in Bruce Perens' Open Source Series tackling the often sticky subject of Linux patch management. PCBurn has a review and a practical examination of how well the book works for setting up a repository.

Better database design with foreign keys and referential integrity ...

Format: PDF

Size: 52KB

Overview: Recent versions of MySQL have implemented support for foreign keys through the new InnoDB table engine. This document explains how it works.

Government Insights Predicts Open Source Software Will Grow ...

  • Directorio del Estado; By Juan Gigli (Posted by grouch on Jul 19, 2006 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
According to a recent analysis conducted by market research firm Government Insights (an IDC company), open source software will gain momentum faster within the government sector than it will in other markets.

Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop Linux Champ

Review: The distro's usability and active community earn it high marks; its long-term support will appeal to businesses.

Linux IPTV/STB stack gains browser option

Opera Software reports that its embedded browser for devices is available for sublicensing with a Linux-based software stack for IPTVs and IP-STBs (Internet protocol TVs and set-top boxes) from Amino spin-off IntAct. Opera for Devices can serve as a platform for custom web-based interfaces, or simply allow users to surf on their TVs, the companies say.

First Look: Firefox 2 beta

Things are a little bit different with the public beta of Firefox 2.0 released by Mozilla last week. (A final release of Firefox 2 is expected later in 2006.) Before starting my download, I noted this interesting warning on Mozilla’s DevNews page that appeared in bold text no less:

Freespire Beta 1 arrives two weeks early

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony announced on the Freespire forum website July 16 that Beta 1 of Freespire has been released -- about two weeks earlier than anticipated. Freespire, a no-cost version of the Linspire Debian-based operating system, features a KDE desktop and a 2.6.14 kernel.

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