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Linux "Jewel of the Week" Small App Delivers as Promised

Finding just the right application in Linux can sometimes be frustrating. Helios did some digging at Freshmeat and uncovered a jewel.

OSCON Day 2: The long tail and open source

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since Chris Anderson introduced the Long Tail last year, long tails have been popping up everywhere. Most recently, Kim Polese used the long tail in open source to illustrate the concept behind her new company Spike Source. Kim pointed out that open source software also has a long tail: The most prominent projects like Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, perl, python and Mozilla get a lot more mind-share and attention that the smaller projects in the long tail.

Programming Tools: FitNesse

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A wiki-based tool that lets developers and end users communicate efficiently about the code being produced.

PHP, Perl and Python on the wane?

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
PHP and Python have each experienced a 25 per cent drop in the last 12 months while Perl fell 20 per cent. Those not planning to evaluate or use either of the three in future projects, meanwhile, is growing - up by as much as 40 per cent in the case of PHP. EDC polled 400 developers in small, medium and large enterprises.

Symphony OS Alpha 4 Released

I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment,

OSCON: Sun, Yahoo, Google -- and maybe you

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
After two days of tutorials, O'Reilly's OSCON Open Source Convention began in earnest yesterday by highlighting some unusual approaches to open source software development and use, including Sun's contention that OpenSolaris should be compared to Linux less on ideology and more on a technical basis.

Open Source Goes Main Street

Mozilla and the Debian Core Consortium are only two examples of a trend of open-source projects morphing into open-source businesses.

New Mozilla Subsidiary to Cash in on Firefox Success

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation has set up a commercial subsidiary to generate revenues from the popular Firefox and Thunderbird projects.

Microsoft, Google to tangle in LinuxWorld trivia game

Two tech giants -- Microsoft and Google -- have clashed head-on in a few arenas recently: over leadership in the Internet search market, over the use of open source software -- even over employees, like Kai-Fu Lee. Now comes the real test of superiority: The Golden Penguin Bowl. The open source trivia contest is set for Aug. 9 at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Novell's Jeremy Allison will host the event at 4:30 PM.

SA wine bottling co-operative turns to open source

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Western Cape wine bottling co-operative switches to a Plone-based laboratory information system to allow clients to track and manage progress. The code for the system will be released under the GPL later this year.

FFII Web site taken down

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by hkwint on Aug 4, 2005 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Legal troubles have led to the anti-patent group's hosting company pulling the plug on

Review: REALBasic 2005 for Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
RealSoftware's REALBasic 2005 -- the popular cross-platform interactive development environment (IDE) for Mac OS X and Windows -- is scheduled to debut for the Linux platform later this month, perhaps as early as the LinuxWorld Conference& Expo in San Francisco. For the past couple of weeks, I've been falling asleep each night to the glow of beta versions of REALBasic 2005 running happily on SUSE Pro 9.3 on my monitor.

Learn, shop, gawk at LinuxWorld San Francisco

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The summer edition of LinuxWorld takes place next week at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Linux pros on the West Coast, or those heading there should find plenty at the show to keep them entertained and enlightened.

A Practical Approach to Open Source

  • IT Business Edge (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
With Maria Winslow, open source practice leader at Virtuas. Winslow is the author of "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" and writes an open source blog for LinuxWorld magazine.

Linux 2.6 kernel: Making Your First Hack

In this second of a two-part series, discover the organization of the Linux kernel source, build an understanding of system calls, and craft your own kernel modules and patches.

Linux influence to strengthen

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The next five years will bring big changes in how platform and operating systems are viewed, and Linux can potentially impact dozens of markets, technologies and vendors depending on its continued evolution.

Making Open Source Play Nice In The Data Center

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Novell pledges to certify applications running in high-performance computing environments on Hewlett-Packard servers and to offer technical support for users of JBoss Inc.'s Enterprise Middleware System.

Start-up targets open-source Web services

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some of the technical minds behind Web services protocols have launched an open-source services company, pulling in fellow open-source company Covalent Technologies as an investor.

Key bugs in core Linux code squashed

  • CNET; By Joris Evers (Posted by dave on Aug 3, 2005 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Serious bugs in the latest Linux kernel have been fixed, a sign that the open-source OS is maturing.

Novell/HP tout high-performance Linux

Novell today unveiled its first validated Linux-based high performance computing (HPC) system. Conforming to Novell's Validated Configuration Programme launched earlier this year, the integrated system is based on HP BladeSystem servers, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, and additional components from Novell and HP partners.

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