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Interview with Will Stephenson

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on May 22, 2005 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: Interview
Will Stephenson is one of the attendees at the KDE PIM Event. 4 years ago he started with contributing to Kopete, the instant messaging client for KDE. His recent contributions made it possible to let Kopete communicate with Kontact. In this interview, he will tell you about Kopete and his exciting plans for the upcoming meeting.

Microsoft (Russia) uses Linux/OpenOffice

OpenOffice 1.1.2 and Alt Linux Master 2.3 (russian distro) That is REAL! Microsoft presenation about SSI.

IT meet to showcase initiatives, free software

  • Webindia123 (Posted by dave on May 22, 2005 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Kerala capital will play host to a unique two-day international conference that will showcase free software and free content initiatives being undertaken by participants. The conference, beginning May 28, will cover topics like e-governance, bridging the digital divide, education, social justice, legal issues and micro-finance.

Linux in oil exploration & production

  • AME Info (Posted by dave on May 22, 2005 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Leveraging the power of Linux on IBM hardware as a platform for leading-edge solutions helps build revenue and cut costs in many ways, including high-performance computing, streamlined operations, and distributed enterprise, at a low total cost of ownership.

Gmail on Home Linux Box using Postfix and Fetchmail

  •; By Mike Chirico (Posted by yuk on May 22, 2005 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Do you have a Gmail account? Then, you'll want to read this step by step tutorial for configuring and installing the latest version of Postfix with SASL authentication and TLS encryption necessary for connecting and relaying Gmail to Plus, I'll walk you through configuring fetchmail (with STARTTLS), which will grab (fetch) Gmail to your local system. But it does not stop there. You'll learn how to forward mail to other computers you have in the house, plus how to automatically backup copies of email.

Security Alerts: Mozilla and Firefox Flaws

Noel Davis looks at problems in gzip, Mozilla and Firefox,, the FreeBSD kernel, Ethereal, TCPDump, libTIFF, Smail, Apache2's htdigest, and SCO UnixWare's chroot.

Cnet declares Firefox best browser available.

  • HTML FixIT (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 4:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Firefox has come up in leaps and bounds of late. The latest tidbit is that Cnet has done a review of all the latest versions of the most popular browsers out there and gave Firefox an 8 out of 10 and the clear lead in the browser war. Unsurprisingly IE6 SP2 tied for last with Opera 8 and Deepnet Explorer with 7 out of 10. Cnet seems to push a pro Microsoft bias most of the time but in this case they have done the opposite...

WSDL Eclipse Modeling Framework client code for Linux

This tutorial shows you how to use the WSDL1.1 Eclipse Modeling Framework plug-ins that are packaged with Rational Software Architect. Upon completion of this tutorial, you will understand Eclipse Modeling Framework models, have a good understanding of the WSDL1.1 e-core model.

Linux present in 60% of Windows environments, says Yankee

  • OSDir (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.

Government Studies Open-Source Migration

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even though the authority recognizes Paraguay has a high piracy rate, losses in terms of revenues for the industry are not the highest in the region. Brazil leads with US$659 million while the Paraguayan software industry only lost $11 million.

Wi-Fi Stack Targets Embedded Linux Devices

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For OEMs that want to add secure 802.11a/b/g access point capabilities to a variety of devices, TeamFI is shipping Linux middleware with built in Wi-Fi.

Move from NetWare to Linux forms basis for new software

“This is the next Novell. We are now not only NetWare, because we’ve had many changes in technology. Novell is well positioned right now to tap into the market,” said KK Leong, country manager for Novell Corp (Malaysia).

Need open source code?

  • (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Koders has launched an optimized search engine meant to give developers a way to find source code examples and new open source projects they can use in their applications.

The death of Shorewall.

Tom Eastep ends his involvement with Shorewall. "Unlike the originators of other successful open source projects, I have not been able to attract a core of people who believe in Shorewall and who are willing to make sacrifices to ensure it's success. That is my weakness and I accept it. But is means that I have been left with trying to develop, document, and support Shorewall almost single-handedly. I cannot do it any more."

Netscape (based on Firefox and IE) Record Rapid Early Bug Count!

  • (see other links); By David Utter (Posted by TxtEdMacs on May 21, 2005 7:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Within hours Netscape 8 went from 0 to 41 bugs. It's even worse, Netscape development has been outsourced and was supposedly in beta since February. Moreover, despite the initial claims about security, the fixes available for Firefox 1.0.4 were left out of the original release. Contrast their claims upon release (it's sad, but with the outsourcing there is hope that more prompt, complete flaw fixes may happen with the browser in AOL hands in name only).

Debate pits open source Linux against Microsoft

Many argue that Linux, for a variety of reasons, is a better operating system than any product from Microsoft's Windows line. However, for every Linux lover it's not too hard to find someone who will take the opposing viewpoint.

Editorial: From the Editor: Making the 'Planet a Better Place

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on May 21, 2005 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
If life hands you lemons, make some lemonade. The fallout from SCO has led to some changes on the editorial landscape. An announcement about some wayward editors and their new home on LinuxPlanet (and Linux Today).

One small business's year without Windows

My company, Adams-Blake Co., started its business life on a Macintosh platform and moved to Windows in 1995. By late 2001, administration had gone from a chore to a nightmare. When it was again time to upgrade we decided to change to Linux. We began with Mandrake, then tried Slackware, and now run a few machines with Mepis. We've always had a challenge to see if we could not use Windows for an entire year. We've never been able to do it -- until now.

Two more open source little fish, down the hatch

The trend of open source consolidation continues, as last week saw Novell snap up Linux security vendor Immunix, while open source stalwart IBM bought out tiny GlueCode, a maker of application server middleware based on Apache and Java.

New open source initiative seeks to push SystemC adoption

  • Design and Reuse (Posted by dave on May 20, 2005 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new open source initiative has been established to encourage SystemC use through the development of infrastructure to complement capabilities developed by the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) and commercial EDA providers.

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