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OOo Off the Wall: Tabling the Notion, Part 2

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 4:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although not as versatile as a spreadsheet, table formulas in OOo Writer can help you automate more of your work.

Red Hat CEO Talks Up 'Open-Source Revolution'

Red Hat opens its first partner and customer get-together with a song, an announcement of the open-source rebirth of the Netscape Directory Server, and an odd dig at Sun.

Top minds must open to open source

  • Business Day, South Africa (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The potential importance of open-source models is beginning to dawn on mainstream business and government. How companies and nations respond could help to determine who thrives in the growing know-ledge economy. Yet a high proportion of decision-makers is only dimly aware of what open-source is and why it matters.

Open source projects 'need more customer focus'

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developers have been urged to pay more attention to issues such as support, documentation and roadmaps if they want companies to trust open source

Two Enterprises Share Linux Success Stories

At the Red Hat Summit, KeyWest Bank says open-source software has brought cost savings.

Google to Students: Try Open Source

  • BetaNews (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Search giant Google has announced a contest that is intended to introduce aspiring developers to open source software. To sweeten the pot, Google will give $4,500 to each student who completes an open source project. Several groups are participating, including Gnome, Apache and The Wine Project, among others.

20 Percent of You Are Using Firefox

  • PC World (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hear ye, hear ye: Over the last week, 20.02 percent of visitors to PCWorld.com have been using Firefox as their browser. I believe that's the first seven-day period in which the Little Browser That Could has surpassed 20 percent usage here. (It shot up to about 18 percent usage very quickly after its official release, and has been gaining more users at a much more leisurely pace in recent weeks.)

Google Offers $4500 Open Source Bounties

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 11:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Application NewsThe Summer of Code is Google's program designed to introduce students to the world of Open Source Software Development. The open source model of software development is one of the most effective innovations of all time. Who doesn’t love the idea of great programmers working on their own time to crank out elegant code that benefits us all?

Report: OpenNMS: A Study in Deployment

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"At one point we had three separate network monitoring systems, three separate performance management tools and a plethora different scripts, web pages and command line tools. We sent out critical alerts by email, pager, and SMS, often to completely inappropriate people. The company was growing, and it looked like it was beginning to need a grown-up systems management tool, but which one...?"

A good morning with: Theo de Raadt

  • tuxjournal.net (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 2, 2005 10:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Everybody know that you're the OpenBSD and OpenSSH GURU and creator, one of most famous and used secure operating system nowaday. Why you created them? What did you need many years ago from os world when you created OpenBSD? What inspired you to write from scratch OpenBSD and OpenSSH?

EC official says Europe is falling behind on open source

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An official at the European Commission has called on Europe to take a more proactive approach to open source or risk missing out, and outlined steps that European businesses and governments can take to help open source.

Microsoft's New Improved XML

  • LXer; By Sam Hiser (Posted by swhiser on Jun 2, 2005 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
As the EU debates SUSPENDING Microsoft in Europe, the company throws them a bone: a new Office XML File Format

Red Hat Summit Day 2: Good collaboration and more

Day 2 of the Red Hat Summit in New Orleans began with speeches from Red Hat's Michael Tiemann and IBM's Irving Wladawsky-Berger. I also caught up with free music guru John Buckman for his thoughts on making money from music online.

grml linux 0.4

  • capnkirby.com; By capnkirby (Posted by capnkirby on Jun 2, 2005 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
grml is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. This one is a bit different, grml is set up for the text/command line user and includes only lightweight window managers.  But overall, grml is solid, likable and gives a very fresh look at an old way of doing things.

Arkeia data protection embraces Linux

Red Hat Ready certification has been awarded to Arkeia's enterprise network backup software so that it can provide backup services to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 environments for x86 platforms.

GPLFlash lives again

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The original GPLFlash project, which was meant to bring to GNU/Linux the ability to play Macromedia Flash movies, stalled when Macromedia released a 32-bit binary Flash Player for Linux. Because of that, and because of a lack of development help, the last significant update to GPLFlash was in June 2000. But in the past year there has been a surge in developer interest in the GPLFlash project, and now it's back, with greater stability and fewer bugs. Unfortunately, it would take a complete rewrite of GPLFlash to play the vastly different Flash 6 and Flash 7 file formats. That's why GPLFlash2 is now under development, with the goal of being a fully Flash 7-compliant replacement for the restrictively licensed Macromedia Flash Player and browser plugin.

Linux Gazette #115 is out!

  • Mailing list; By "Benjamin A. Okopnik" (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest issue of Linux Gazette is ready for viewing and download...

Linux Fans Unleash New Distro Called 'Puppy'

A retired university lecturer in Australia has come up with the latest twist on Linux, fielding a distribution of the operating system that takes little memory and can boot directly off of a USB thumb drive. Dubbed Puppy Linux, the OS is one of dozens of custom and guerilla variants on Linux circulating throughout the broader software community.

Red Hat Releases Directory Server Code

Making good on its promise to the open source community, Linux vendor Red Hat Wednesday released the Fedora Directory Server. Officials said they have spent the past nine months working on the core components of the code to get it licensed under the GPL and make it available for ongoing open source development at the Fedora Project.

HP sees Linux-NonStop server connection

  • Computerworld Australia; By Robert McMillan (Posted by dave on Jun 2, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Hewlett-Packard (HP) may soon support a version of the Linux operating system designed for its NonStop line of fault-tolerant servers, an HP executive hinted Wednesday.

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