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Book Writing Applications in Linux

  • OS News; By Alcibiades (Posted by dcparris on Dec 21, 2005 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In order to see what is needed in book writing applications, you need to look carefully at the desk of someone who is actively writing a book. You will most likely see piles of paper, often cut up and marked with pencil, and if you examine those of the papers that are in piles, you will see that the pagination is all over the place because pages have been reordered.

[Ed: Pretty good intro! The author covers some of the advantages and disadvantages of Lyx, OOo, etc. - dcparris]

Survey: Open source developers jump on bugs, open to closed tech

It comes as no surprise that open source software developers are fixing bugs faster and faster, but the majority of Linux developers' willingness to use proprietary products -- a la the Bitkeeper debacle -- may be more likely to raise eyebrows. Both findings -- that open source developers find and repair severe bugs in less than four hours on average and that 64 percent of OSS developers would purchase a tool for Linux if it worked well even if it was not open source -- come from the Evans Data Fall 2005 developer survey.

Report: Interop: Giants, Start-ups Examine Open Source

From giants such as Sun and Computer Associates to start-ups such as Sourcefire and GroundWorks, companies are now stepping in to the open source market from a variety of directions and perspectives, as evidenced at last week's Interop show in New York City. Jacqueline Emigh reports.

Anti-porn tool now in Mozilla flavour

Guardware has release a new version of its anti-porn system which it claims can stop employees viewing sexual content in web browsers, regardless of the source.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 115:
We talk to Joe Born from Neuros Audio
Dan's 7 year old daughter installs Ubuntu
Linc gives Slackware much love
Updates on our upcoming T.W.A.T.episodes
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

HP Fosters OpenLDAP Growth

  • EFY Times (press release) (Posted by tadelste on Dec 21, 2005 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP; Story Type: News Story
Hewlett-Packard (HP) boosts OpenLDAP software. The software shall ease small companies to adopt open source software from which they primarily feel nervous off.

Press Release: Mandriva and Skype Partner to Provide High-Quality Voice Calling Over the Internet Using Linux

Mandriva and Skype today announce their partnership to provide high-quality voice calling over the Internet using Linux. Mandriva Linux 2006 offers out-the-box use of Skype's popular application. With Mandriva Linux 2006, users will be able to easily make business or personal phones calls all over the world using their computer, while taking advantage of local rates. Customers can connect from PC to PC, PC to landline phone, or PC to mobile phone. Additional features, such as voice mail and call forwarding, are also available.

HP, Symas Partner for Open Source Directory Across HP Platforms

  • IT News Online (Posted by tadelste on Dec 21, 2005 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP; Story Type: News Story
HP has signed an agreement with Symas Corp. to expand its certification and services for an open source directory across all HP industry-standard platforms.

Symas is a prolific contributor to the open source project, OpenLDAP, which based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Symas' OpenLDAP distribution, Connexitor Directory Services, is said to offer customers fast deployment, easy paths to upgrades and rapid bug fixes.

CaseData Deploys DataCore IP SAN Software to Manage Storage for Its Vast Set of Legal Documents and Case Files

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 21, 2005 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Leading litigation technology and document management company utilizes DataCore SANmelody(TM) to manage their growing storage needs

Red Hat Wins Major Swedish Firm to Linux

RALEIGH – Skanska, a large construction conglomerate based in Sweden, has switched to Red Hat Linux from a Unix solution. By making the switch, Skanska said it expected to reduce costs by 30 percent.

SP2 Slows Down Dual-Core Processors

  • pcworld; By Steve Bass (Posted by henke54 on Dec 21, 2005 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
You're going to love this. You spend a bundle on a fast motherboard. Like a smart user, you follow Microsoft's advice and do all the necessary upgrades and patches. Then you find out that if your motherboard has multiple processors that support specific processor power management features, your system will experience decreased performance. Or in Microsoft's quaint way of putting it, you'll experience "unexpected behavior."

Debian Weekly News - December 20th, 2005

Welcome to this year's 51st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Mohammed Adnène Trojette summarised the events from last year and created the timeline 2004. Thomas Lange announced version 2.9 of FAI, the fully automatic installation for Debian.

Free, open or proprietary?

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tom Chance (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 21, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Free Software Magazine's Tom Chance has written on the philosophical differences in software licensing.

First revision of Debian 3.1 released

For the Linux distribution Debian 3.1 (also known as "Sarge") the first revision comprising a collection of updates has now been published. Debian 3.1 r1 contains remedies for security problems in particular. The most recent package of patches it contains bears the date of December 14 and removes problems with kernel 2.6.8 that could be used for DoS attacks or to infiltrate code. Over and above these remedies, Debian 3.1 r1 features, for example, solutions to problems to emerge with the networks sniffer Ethereal, to security loopholes in PHPGroupWare or in Mozilla applications.

Miro formalises Mambo copyright transfer

Melbourne software company Miro says it has delivered on its August promise to assign the intellectual property inherent in its open source Mambo content management system (CMS) to the non-profit body it created to administer the application.

Why open source software is hot

  • Rediff; By Sudhi Seshachala (Posted by dcparris on Dec 21, 2005 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The purpose of this article is to outline some ways to make business sense of open source software. Open source has joined the main stream. Studies, surveys and experience have shown that majority of IT managers of global corporations are using open source software.

[Ed: Not a bad introduction, really. RMS would oppose vehemently the references to software as 'products', and a few other things. Otherwise, the author did pretty decent. - dcparris] Reaches Two Million Posts and Two Hundred Thousand Members is proud to announce that it recently reached two milestones. The site now contains over two million (2,000,000) posts and has over two hundred thousand (200,000) registered members. As one of the largest non-distribution specific Linux communities on the web, LQ continues the rapid growth that it has sustained for almost six years. The site was recently redesigned and is an integral part of a growing network of Linux-related sites.

[Ed: Congratulations to Linux Questions! LXer wishes you continued growth and success in the coming New Year! - dcparris]

OpenSolaris Gets Linux

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Dec 21, 2005 1:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
This early release brings some Linux application interoperability to Solaris, but it's more suited for technical experimentation than business deployment, analysts said.

[Ed: If you're a Solaris fan, or a GNU/Linux user experimenting with Solaris, you'll be interested in the report on BrandZ. - dcparris]

Windows and Linux - Done the other way

  •; By peekj (Posted by tuxme on Dec 21, 2005 1:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups:
So you're not quite ready to ditch Windows alltogether for that new, tempting Linux distribution. Or there's some particular reason why you can't make the switch 100%. Maybe you like to play games, like myself. And I'm talking about the latest and greatest games that will only run properly in Windows XP. What to do? Well, there's several options available, but I want to briefly talk about the one that's maybe not quite as commonly used. Read on.

Lightweight podcatching client targets Linux users

  • (Posted by bstadil on Dec 21, 2005 12:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's a new, minimalistic -- and reportedly fast -- podcatching client for Linux now available for free download. BashPodder is a podcatching client written in bash code that requires the bash shell, wget, and sed -- all three of which are typically installed on any Linux system.

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