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A Linux magic trick: Mandrakesoft now Mandriva

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mandriva; Story Type: News Story
Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) announced the latest version of its Linux operating system for machines based on IA-32 and PowerPC processors.

Mozilla Firefox Viral Marketing Videos

Mozilla Europe has considered for some time the opportunity of spreading Firefox with innovative means, including viral marketing. While Flash animations were an obvious choice, we have met with a French advertising agency, which has made three short videos located on http://funnyfox.org/ while meeting our goals in terms of (very small) budget and ability to be understood by the vast majority of Europeans who have trouble understanding English (hence the lack of dialog in the three movies). Enjoy and spread the word!

What is Cisco doing with Linux?

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While networking giant Cisco has advantages most competitors don't - dominant market share, a multi-billion-dollar R&D budget, thousands of engineers - the vendor is also taking advantage and making the most of resources that are open to everyone: Linux and open source software.

Singapore Government Accredits and Endorses LPI Training and Certification

  • Press release (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: LPI
The Linux Professional Institute today announced its official accreditation and endorsement by The National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) of Singapore.

Apache group takes a big step toward open source Java

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
At least one version of Java code, Java 2 Standard Edition, may soon be set free of Sun Microsystems' notoriously complicated licensing. While Sun is apparently OK with it, some of its large, license-paying-through-the-nose customers won't be.

Novell writes about how it migrated to Linux

I'm sure quite a few of you had a chuckle reading last week's newsletter outlining the attempts by Nick Farrell of the U.K.'s The Inquirer to install SuSE Linux 9.3. One of the bigger guffaws came from Novell's Doug Clower, who is a global solutions director (formerly a global solutions manager - I've no idea what that means translated from marketing-speak, though).

Linux: The real roadblocks in education

  • ZDNet.com.au; By Con Zymaris (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this issue of Industry Insider, Con Zymaris, our guest columnist from Open Source Industry Australia, describes the major barriers for Linux in the education system.

db.* open source embedded database reaches version 2.0

ITTIA is releasing db.* 2.0 to its community members (Club ITTIA). Club ITTIA is a mobile and embedded database community, where developers come together to share information. The new features include XML export support, improved test suites, better multi-platform support and an enhanced autotools-based build system.

Sun updates NetBeans open source tools platform

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 8:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems on Monday will formally announce an upgrade to the open-source NetBeans development platform and remains undaunted by the rival Eclipse offering.

The adventures of installing SuSE Linux

I read a fascinating article in The Inquirer (not the one from Florida, the one from the U.K.) last week. In it, IT gadfly Nick Farrell documents his attempts to install SuSE Linux 9.3 on his home computer (see editorial links below). You'll appreciate it, because it will reflect the opinion of many of your users should you install the full bore of Novell Linux Desktop on their machines.

Test drive a live Linux desktop on the web

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In an effort to raise awareness of Linux and other Open Source within government, corporate, and private sectors, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corp. has created a live, interactive online Linux demonstration. Thanks to unexpectedly high popularity among fellow Germans, the group has now translated the demo into English.

Three open source password managers

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 13, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Finding it difficult to keep track of all your usernames and passwords on Web sites, forums, and portals? Don't start writing them down on scrap paper -- get help from a password manager application. I found three open source candidates for this task: Password Gorilla, KeePass Password Safe, and Oubliette.

Additional JDS Linux software.

While Sun Microsystems concentrate in providing a robust linux distribution for the needs of everyone, gcclinux.com tries to help the JDS community by providing that little bit extra.

My Desktop OS: VectorLinux

I chose VectorLinux as my workstation operating system because I love Slackware, on which Vector is based. Vector is what I would like Slackware to be.

IBM, Red Hat widen Linux mainframe promotion

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, IBM; Story Type: News Story
Combining new and old technologies, Integrated Facility for Linux lets customers run the open-source operating system on an IBM mainframe.

Novell writes about how it migrated to Linux

I'm sure quite a few of you had a chuckle reading last week's newsletter outlining the attempts by Nick Farrell of the U.K.'s The Inquirer to install SuSE Linux 9.3. One of the bigger guffaws came from Novell's Doug Clower, who is a global solutions director (formerly a global solutions manager - I've no idea what that means translated from marketing-speak, though).

Leader: Open source news not as good as it sounds

  • Silicon.com (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Still a strong case for Microsoft in schools and local government...Setting aside for a moment the debate going on in enterprises over whether to use Microsoft or open source alternatives, this week has seen much noise over two other battlegrounds: schools and local government.

Firefox video campaign storms the Web

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Witty promotional videos featuring people's extreme reaction to discovering Firefox are spreading fast online

IBM and Redhat [sic] work to accelerate adoption of Linux

New best buddies IBM and Red Hat are working together to accelerate the adoption of Linux. They have extended their relationship with the goal of steering more customers towards the take-up of Linux on the IBM E-server Z-series mainframe.

Dell's Investment Shows Red Hat Is Red Hot

Company Chairman Michael Dell's major investment in Red Hat shows the strength of the Linux server and desktop markets, and may imply future moves for the computer company.

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