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George Mason University Speeds Research and Collaboration With Government Labs Using SGI Technology

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 11:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Powered by SGI, GMU School of Computational Sciences Builds High-Performance Computing Center to Greatly Improve Time to Solution. All Altix systems run the Linux(R) operating environment on Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors.

Open source ESBs race to define themselves

  • Search Webservices (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even though the dust hasn't settled around an exact definition of an enterprise service bus (ESB), there are several open source efforts forging ahead. Most recently, the ObjectWeb consortium released Milestone 1 of Celtix, an open source ESB sponsored by Iona Technologies. At the same time, ObjectWeb and Iona announced cooperation between Celtix and ServiceMix, an open source ESB supported by LogicBlaze Inc., a provider of open source integration technology and services.

Shopping cart comparison: Drupal's E-Commerce vs. Mambo's mambo-phpShop

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 10, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source Web site content management systems (CMS) don't provide a full solution for the needs of many Web site administrators because they lacked a shopping cart. But thanks to projects like Drupal's E-Commerce shopping cart and Mambo's mambo-phpShop, things are getting easier: The shopping carts integrate directly into the core of the system, providing an acceptable shopping experience without requiring multiple logins, and they keep the theme of the Web site intact.

Linux Professional Institute offers reduced pricing on ...

Report: LinuxWorld UK Impresses With Depth

  • LinuxPlanet; By Martin C. Brown (Posted by ralph on Oct 10, 2005 11:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last week's LinuxWorld UK may not have been the biggest Linux show around, but LinuxPlanet editor Martin C. Brown was more than a little impressed by the depth of the vendors and presentations there. Linux is still running strong in Europe and momentum couldn't be higher.

Ibm's top Linux expert

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president, Technical Strategy and Innovation, IBM, attributes the success of the OS to this growing community of Linux contributors. The Linux Executive Report recently spoke with Wladawsky-Berger about the past, present and future of Linux.

Novell Launches the Better Desktop Initiative for the Open Source Community

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Extensive Usability Research, Including Video Trials, Is Now Available to Developers Worldwide at

LinuxToday is no friend of Linux

In the past, we took a strong stance on this, even calling for a boycott.

After many discussions with Brian Proffitt, we have a different point of view. In our considered opinion, Linux Today and its sister sites can be relied upon as trusted sources for information about Linux and Open Source. One has to separate the editorial content from the advertising. Linux Today belongs to a conglomerate - Jupiter Media. Their advertising department doesn't consult the editors. And while we consider that a shame, we consider Brian and his team top notch. - Ed

Wyse Launches Industry's Fastest, Sleekest New Thin Client

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Wyse Thin Client Handles Communications, Press Room and Registration for Over 3,000 Conference Attendees at Citrix iForum Global 2005

Gateway Enhances Server Line With Dual Core, Dual Processor Capabilities

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Gateway's New Dual Core Server Line Offers Flexibility and Expanded Application Coverage Breadth With SATA or SCSI Support. The solution supports Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3.0 and 3.0 EM64T and SuSe Linux Enterprise 9.0 and 9.0 EM64T.


  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.; By Wikipedia Contributors (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, GNU; Story Type: News Story
Debian was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock, then a student at Purdue University, who wrote the Debian Manifesto which called for the creation of a Linux distribution to be maintained in an open manner, in the spirit of Linux and GNU. He chose the name by combining the first name of his then-girlfriend (now wife) Debra with his own first name "Ian", forming the portmanteau "Debian", pronounced as the corresponding syllables of these names are in American English: /dɛbˈiːjən/.

OpenLab4 released into growing African Linux market

With more than 500 school and community centres across Africa already using its Linux distribution, OpenLab international has released that latest version of the software, including simplified tools to build Linux-based thin client centres.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 17

Welcome to our issue number 17 of Fedora Weekly News.

Linux: State Tracing, Visualizing Fragmentation

Yumiko Sugita announced the 2.3.1 release ofLKST, the Linux Kernel State Tracer. The project page notes, the "Linux Kernel State Tracer(LKST) records information as trace data about events in the Linux Kernel. It records various events like process context switch, send signal, exception, memory allocation, send packet, and so on." LKST is primarily a debugging tool that allows debugging on a live system, and it can also be used for performance analysis. It was originally announced inearly 2002, withregular releases over the past few years.

At the same time, Yumiko also announced version 1.2.1.ofdav, the Disk Allocation Viewer. The project page describes dav as "a program which collects and visualizes the fragmentation status information of [the ext2 and ext3] Linux filesystems. dav can collect the fragmentation status information regardless of whether [or not the] filesystem is mounted, and can output its text data orvisualize it."

Linux on the Desktop: How RIA Technology Can Help Linux Seize the ...

In the same way that Visual Basic created a Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment for Windows, RIA technology can do the same for Linux. The Rich Internet Application (RIA) space is new and evolving, but offers the potential for creating Linux applications that are robust, feature-rich, browser-based, cross platform and require no client-side installation. As organizations rebuild applications to implement service-oriented architectures (SOAs), now is the time for the Linux community to leverage emerging RIA technology to make Linux a viable alternative to Windows on the desktop.

Mysql CEO defends SCO partnership

Editorial note: In a move that makes one question his loyalty, MySQL AB's CEO has defended his company's joint development agreement with SCO. One has to ask: Is this addition by subtraction? Soon, we will see.

MySQL is a very popular piece of the LAMP development stack and has demonstrated its maturity as a company. MySQL worked closely with the PHP to accomplish much in the open source world. But Marten Mickos has made a rather dumb mistake working with SCO - a company people hate. One day, he may wake up to find his support in the OSS community gone.

Red Hat CEO unmoved by Linux consolidation

Red Hat's CEO has rejected the idea that a reduction in the number of Linux distributions would be good for the industry, and described Novell's acquisition of SUSE Linux as "theatre"

Review:Perl Best Practices

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 10, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Damian Conway's Perl Best Practices is not your standard "learn to program" Perl book. Think of it as The Elements of Style for Perl -- the book will help you to write Perl programs that are easier to read and maintain and less likely to have errors.

Microsoft finally admits to third XP service pack

  • TechWorld; By Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service (Posted by tadelste on Oct 10, 2005 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Microsoft has finally confirmed that there will be a third service pack for Windows XP, nearly a week after the news broke and two days after a version of it appeared on the Web. The company declined to release further details, but said that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) will be available after the shipment of Windows Vista, the next version of the client OS. Vista is scheduled to be available at the end of 2006.

Windows is safer than you think

Microsoft Corp. launched a trust-building initiative on Thursday designed to show its commitment and progress to date in making its frequently attacked Windows computer operating system more secure from hackers. Microsoft, which is moving increasingly into the territory of specialist security software companies such as McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE - news) and Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC - news), said it planned a string of product launches designed to combat cybercrime. The world’s biggest software company said it planned to release a preliminary, or beta, version by the end of this year of new software to protect corporate computers running Windows against viruses, worms and other attacks. “It’s a unified product. You don’t have to pick whose anti-virus solution you think is the best,” Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told a news conference in Munich. “The threats we see do need more than secure software.”

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