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Sun to integrate PostgreSQL into Solaris 10

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 23, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems announced on earlier this month that it would begin including the PostgreSQL database with Solaris 10 sometime in the 30 days, and will immediately offer full support for it, as well as fully integrate the software into the operating system over the next several months.

Impressions: Damn Small Linux 2.0

  •; By Visitor (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
It's only been a little over a couple months since the last release of Damn Small Linux 1.5. Once again we have a distro update on their rapid release schedule. This is my quick look at the features and look & feel of Damn Small Linux 2.0.

Announcing Fedora Core 5 Test1

  • Mailing list; By Warren Togami (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
For some, it will be a day of thanksgiving - a day to be grateful for the many blessings they have. For others, it will be a day of mourning ( For Fedora Core fans, however, it will be a day of rejoicing and installing, for we are proud to announce:

Sun support of PostgreSQL seen as boon to open databases

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jack Loftus (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
When Sun Microsystems announced plans to integrate PostgreSQL into its Solaris operating system and offer support to customers running the software, it became a fair question to ask whether or not the news would affect open source vendors who have based their own products on the popular database.

Information Builders pushes Linux on IBM mid-range

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 9:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Information Builders Inc has strengthened its ties to IBM Corp's mid-range server platforms through an expanded alliance program for resellers aimed at bringing enterprise business intelligence onto Linux platforms

Bloated Exchange 12 Begs For The Atkins Diet

  •; By BJ Gillette (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 7:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Reviews of Microsoft's porky new Exchange 12 uniformly miss a key point. More processes make slower and buggier mail servers.

Linux News Responds to Washington Technology on OpenDocument

  LXer Feature

LXer editor, Don Parris, responds to a confusing and misleading Washington Technology article focused on OpenDocument.


Postx Receives Three Nods for SC Magazine 2006 Awards

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PostX, the leader in the delivery of encrypted email communications for businesses and consumers, today announced that SC Magazine and its readers have nominated the PostX Messaging Application Platform (MAP) as a finalist for Best Email Security Solution and Best Email Encryption in this year's Reader's Trust Awards in addition to Best Security Solution for Health Care in the Excellence Awards. Finalists will be selected in each product category based on SC Magazine judge's deliberations, reader votes and vote validation exercises.

Estonian elections illustrate limitations of Internet voting

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 23, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Estonia's latest local elections, held online nationwide, included the use of open source software in electronic voting. However, experts caution that the use of Linux on Web servers does not equate to publicly viewable voting code, and the system's reliance on the Internet raises red flags.

Comment of the Day - November 23, 2005 - The Sky is not Falling

jayrfink writes: Things are not as bad as you might think.

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The Biggest Threat to Microsoft Might Not Be Those G-men at All, but Apple

  • PBS; By Robert X. Cringely (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Here's where I go out on a limb, but I think Microsoft's clearest threat still comes from Apple, though not the way most people expect. Yes, Apple is about to take Microsoft to the woodshed when it comes to Internet movie distribution. Yes, Apple already super-dominates the music player market where Microsoft doesn't even really exist. But the real jewel is one Microsoft has to lose, not gain -- the PC platform, itself.

ThinkFree's Newest Microsoft-Compatible Office Suite Now Available for Linspire Desktop Linux

ThinkFree's Newest Microsoft-Compatible Office Suite Now Available for Linspire Desktop Linux.

ThinkFree Office 3 Offers Linux Users Cross-Platform Productivity Tools for Home and Business

Open source gains momentum

  • Washington Technology; By Doug Beizer (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Experts claim adoption is not a matter of if, but when When Red Hat Inc.'s Tom Rabon was in Malaysia recently, talking with government officials about open-source technology, he was surprised by one of the first questions he was asked by the media there: What's going on with Massachusetts' state government's decision to adopt the OpenDocument format?

[Ed: This article is more about OpenDocument than about Open Source. And call me crazy, but it seems pretty lopsided in its presentation of the issues. - dcparris]

Writely warms to OpenDocument

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 4:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The company behind Web-based word processor Writely announced on Monday that it will handle documents saved in the OpenDocument format.

Firefox plans mass marketing drive

The Mozilla Corporation is gearing up to launch a large-scale marketing drive when Firefox 1.5 is released. Christopher Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla Corporation, told ZDNet UK on Monday that there is a "strong likelihood" that Firefox 1.5, the next major version of the open source browser, will be released on 29 November.

Firefox RC3 and other news

Mozilla released Firefox Release Candidate 3, a final step on the path to the release of Firefox 1.5 around November 29th. Along with the RC3 release, some other news is surfacing regarding the up-and-coming Open Source browser.

Ufficio Zero 0.6 Screenshot Tour

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 1:52 AM EDT)
DistroWatch reports - Ufficio Zero is an Italian Linux distribution optimised for use in office environments. Version 0.6 is a brand new release - now based on Ubuntu instead of Arch Linux which was used as the base for all previous versions. Other changes included the following: added simple scripts for downloading and installing non-distributable software, e.g. media codecs, Flash player, Java; included a graphical network configuration dialog; added scanner support; automatic hardware detection and configuration.

OSDir has some nice shots of Ufficio Zero 0.6.

From the Outside Looking In: Analysts, Developers on Microsoft, Open Standards

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and Mary Jo Foley (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
News Analysis: Analysts and developers speak out about Microsoft's recent Office open standard announcement.

rPath Linux 0.99.0 Screenshot Tour

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 12:41 AM EDT)
DistroWatch reports - rPath Linux is shifting closer towards its first stable release: rPath Linux 0.99.0 (Beta) available. rPath Linux 0.99.0 is a lot like rPath Linux 0.70, only with fewer bugs. In particular, automount works with GNOME; has working dependencies; and firstboot, GIMP, and GDM runtime requirements have been fixed so that they will work even if group-gnome is not installed.

OSDir has put together some nice screenshots of rPath Linux 0.99.0.

Test drive: EnGarde Secure Linux

EnGarde Secure Linux is a server-based distribution developed with security in mind. It comes with a minimal set of services so that the server is not unnecessarily exposed, and no superfluous software -- including no X Window-based window manager. Even compilers, such as GCC, are not included. Yet EnGarde enables you to run any sort of Web presence, from a simple mail server to a complete e-commerce site.

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