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The Puzzling Success of Open Source

  • Islam Online (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Against many economic, production and social norms, open-source software has emerged as a serious challenger to proprietary software products. Steven Weber’s new book comprehensively tells the story.

Hungarian ClusterGrid Infrastructure Project Uses EtherDrive Storage Blades

  • http://www.coraid.com; By Chris Fernstrum (Posted by fernbreak on May 20, 2005 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
San Clemente, CA, May 19, 2005—The National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Program http://www.niif.hu is the driving force behind the operation and development of Hungary’s research network. The program covers the entire Hungarian science, education and public collection community by providing a networked computer infrastructure and a wide range of communication information, co-op services, and networking applications.

The Open Source Time Bomb - "Infected" Commercial Software

  • Always On (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 3:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Commercial software publishers and distributors as well as end-users run a risk when using commercial software that may or may not have open source modules embedded

Opinion: Linux May Be the Main Life Support for Intel's Itanium

  • SYS-CON Media (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
"If Intel Truly Believes in Itanium, Then It Has To Do Away With Windows"

A Whole New World with The G System

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The G System is a free and open source simulation framework and virtual reality, using Qt and KDE. The recent 0.5 release adds multi-user capability, an important milestone in the history of this project. Using the G System many users can now join in the same virtual universe.

Windows cheaper to patch than open source: report

Microsoft has sparked heated debate by claiming that Windows software is cheaper to patch than open-source alternatives.

Micro Center, Linspire conspire to bring desktop Linux to average consumers

Linspire Inc. and Micro Center have teamed up to bring Linux to the average consumer. Linspire 5.0 is now available as either a standalone boxed product or pre-installed on desktops and laptops at Micro Center retail outlets nationwide in the US.

Linux in Education: Novell Donates Over $1.5 Million in Software

Launches New Training Course to Promote Education on Linux

Open Source Podcast App LoudBlog Adds Features

German designer Gerrit van Aaken has updated Loudblog?, an open source application designed to make publishing audio content easy.

LinuxQuestions.org Adds an Officially Recognized MEPIS Forum

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that it now hosts an officially recognized MEPIS Linux forum, increasing its total number of participating distributions to twenty-four. With the addition of MEPIS, LQ now has participation from all of the six most popular distributions, as ranked by Distrowatch.

Dual-Core on the Desktop: AMD's Athlon 64 X2

  • LinuxHardware.org (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 12:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last month we took our first look at dual-core processors in the form of AMD's Opteron processors. While those processors are targeted at servers and workstations, AMD still had dual-core desktop parts to deliver. Today we bring you the first look at dual-core Athlon 64 parts, dubbed Athlon 64 X2, under Linux.

Novell Drives Linux Into Academia With Training and Technology

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Company Donates Over $1.5 Million in Software and Launches New Training Course to Promote Education on Open-Source Operating System

Oracle teams up with open source PHP firm

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle, PHP
A popular open source scripting language has won its second major database backer, following a development deal between Oracle and PHP specialist Zend Technologies. The database giant is teaming-up with Zend to make it easier and quicker for PHP developers to build and deploy database-driven applications on Oracle.

A tip for inserting special characters easily into OpenOffice.org documents

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenOffice.org lets you process multiple languages within the same document easily, as long as you use only the characters your keyboard offers you. Anything beyond that requires you to Insert> Special Character. This is acceptable, as long as you don't need to enter too many of these special characters. This article discusses a convenient way to mix two or more languages in small amounts, as with single words or single characters.

Interview: OpenBSD 3.7 - The Wizard of OS

  • ONLamp.com; By Federico Biancuzzi (Posted by VISITOR on May 20, 2005 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups:
Today the OpenBSD project announced the new 3.7 release. This is the first release to support newer wireless chipsets, especially for 802.11g, thanks to a big activism campaign lead by project leader Theo de Raadt. It's now possible to create a portable access point with a tiny PDA using the Zaurus port, too. As usual, there are a lot of other big and small changes, such as the import of Xorg, the jump towards gcc3, and a feature to update your installed packages automagically. Discover the details behind the scenes in this interview that Federico Biancuzzi had with several OpenBSD developers.

Obsidian gets Ubuntu deal

Ubuntu Linux has signed Obsidian up as the first certified support partner in South Africa. Obisidian expects to certify 15 engineers for Ubuntu -- the same number of certified Red Hat engineers it has in its stable.

Leading Activist with The Freely Project Launches "Penguin in the Pew" v2.0

More and more individuals and organizations have been discovering and turning to free and open source software as an alternative to costly Microsoft and legacy software in use today, and so the new version of the book "Penguin in the Pew" - while aimed primarily at Christians - might also be useful to people of other faiths and the secular non-profit community.

Installing software under Linux

  • Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 10:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
The installation of Linux as an operating system has become just as easy as installing Windows. Where problems do turn up now and again, however, is when it comes time to install individual programs. The biggest problem is that there are no wizards to help users set up software written for Linux.

Hacking the Linux Desktop

  • LinuxDevCenter.com (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
Modifying stuff to suit individual desire is the credo of hackers everywhere. These two excerpts from Linux Desktop Hacks let you modify Linux to suit your desires: The first hack uses Virtual Network Computer (VNC) to access Windows and Mac OS X from your Linux desktop. The second shows how to lock down KDE with Kiosk mode, allowing you to control exactly what users can and can't change.

Linux users still at risk from KDE flaw

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 9:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Linux users who patched their systems for a serious security vulnerability in K Desktop Environment last month will have to patch once again, because of errors in the original patch, according to the KDE project.

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