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Boot out Microsoft, boot up Linux

For many, Microsoft Windows seems like the only game in town. Linux is viewed as too difficult for the average consumer -- a perception the Linux community challenges head-on with user-friendly distributions, commitment-free liveCDs, how-to-books, and articles like a recent four-part offering from ExtremeTech.

Trust and Zeal in Open Source Advocacy

  • LinuxDevCenter.com (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Advocacy is critical to the spread of open source and free software. Good advocates build trust in their audiences, explaining how, and if, F/OSS can help them solve their problems. Jono Bacon explains how to build trust and avoid overzealous advocacy.

Open Source a Driving Force for VoIP?

  • internetnews.com (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 22, 2005 7:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
TORONTO -- Open Source is a major force in Voice over Internet Protocol (define) that contributes innovation and provides real business value for the telecom manufacturers and resellers. That was the message from Mark Spencer, founder of the open source Asterisk PBX project and president of its commercial offshoot Digium, at the Voice Over Net (VON) show here today.

Mandrake Corporate Server 3.0: Server software made easy

Mandrakesoft released its Corporate Server 3.0 product in February. It's a significant upgrade to the older 2.1 edition. With a newer kernel and a competent GUI management utility for its services, Corporate Server 3.0 is a good, inexpensive choice for businesses that need a powerful and secure server operating system with as little overhead as possible.

Greenplum Debuts Open-Source Data Warehouse Software

  • Information Week; By Rick Whiting (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Greenplum Corp., which aims to bring the benefits of open-source software to the business-intelligence area, this week launched the beta version of its DeepGreen open-source database for data warehousing. The company also revealed the Bizgres project to enhance the open-source PostgreSQL database, upon which DeepGreen is based, for business-intelligence applications.

Tridgell drops Bitkeeper bombshell

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 6:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Samba developer Andrew Tridgell has released the source code to a tool that interoperates with Bitkeeper, the proprietary tool used by waddling Finn Linus Torvalds to manage the Linux kernel until last week.

Luban Programming Language Beta 1.2 Released

Luban is a newly released component oriented scripting language. Luban is a clean syntax scripting language with its own component model tailored for scripting purpose. Luban’s component is Java Bean link attribute based object that is simpler than commonly used object oriented model.

Linux programmers prefer their Linux free

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 4:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It could be argued that among Linux users who know the technology best, application developers who write code on Linux boxes for Linux systems are in the upper echelon. One interesting trend among this influential sub-group of the Linux user base is a penchant for non-commercial or homespun Linux distributions.

Tutorial: WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 2

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Part 1 of our WiFi PDA/Linux series focused on setting up the iPAQ to browse the Web and connect to a Linux/Samba file server. This time, we'll look at printing from the iPAQ to a CUPS print server.

My Workstation OS: Damn Small Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 22, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Damn Small Linux is much more than the business-card LiveCD that it originated as. It is a desktop computing powerhouse. DSL boasts an impressive and useful software collection while maintaining a slim 50MB footprint. It offers several options to run or boot the system along with simple configuration. Top it all off with a custom extension system, as well as apt-get, and you can begin to see why DSL is my workstation GNU/Linux distribution.

Programming apprentice scheme demanded

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Apr 21, 2005 11:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup and software design guru James Coplien are calling for better training for software developers.

Dynamic Web sites using Rational App Dev for Linux

This tutorial shows you how to use IBM Rational Application Developer V6.0 to build dynamic Web sites. The tutorial walks you through a simple example that uses Java servlets and JavaServer Pages to implement a simple messaging center

Security guru wants access to bug databases

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Apr 21, 2005 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cambridge academic Ross Anderson argues that empirical analysis of software bug records will prove whether open source code is more secure than closed source, and show the true value of techniques like peer review and extreme programming.

MySQL And Red Hat Vow Improved Customer Support

  • Information Week; By Charles Babcock (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2005 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL, Red Hat
Businesses increasingly use MySQL database and Red Hat Linux for grid computing, MySQL CEO says. MySQL AB is partnering with Red Hat Inc. to ensure that the two companies support users running the MySQL open-source database on Linux as companies build out large server clusters and grids.

An Overview of Linux USB

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2005 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Learn some of the basics of the USB subsystem, including how URBs work and what kind of host controllers are available.

Ballmer backs Linux

Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1, due by the end of the year, will feature support for Linux.

Novell reaches out to the retail sector

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2005 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell has just announced a point-of-sale (POS) system. Well, Novell is calling it "Novell Linux Point of Service 9" but those of us who've spent any time in the retail industry know that it's just the latest version of a POS system.

OpenOffice.org Conference 2005 - Vote for the location

Koper, Slovenia and Lyon, France have been proposed as locations for the OpenOffice.org Conference 2005. Please visit the conference website and submit a vote for your favorite location.

IBM: Open Source is More Than Just Linux

  • InternetNews.com (Posted by dave on Apr 21, 2005 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Scott Handy says there's more to open standards and open source than just Linux. Handy, who is the vice president of worldwide Linux business strategy at IBM, delivered a keynote on the second day of LinuxWorld Canada.

Move Win32 C/C++ apps to Linux Part 3: Semaphores

Get detailed code examples illustrating how to map Win32 to Linux with respect to semaphore application program interfaces (APIs).

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