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Linux Desktop Must Work to Head Off Straying Users

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
You can talk all you want about how Mactels aren't going to be that wonderful, but if you want to see many enterprise Linux desktops around in 2007, start making it happen.

At the Sounding Edge: Using QSynth and QJackCtl

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two strong GUIs for fluidsynth and JACK make Linux audio tasks easier and faster, letting you get straight to the music.

Sendmail Pushes the Envelop for Securing Open Source Mail

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Engineers from Sendmail, Inc. are helping make Open Source email safe for wide-scale enterprise use with the release of its latest consolidated email security framework for the Open Source sendmail Mail Transport Agent (MTA).

Linux Networx Appoints Robert H. Ewald CEO

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 4:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Ewald Will Expand Global Presence and Continue Tradition of Innovative Leadership

Building a Linux virtual server

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 9, 2005 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With the explosive growth of the Internet, the workload on servers providing Web, email, and media services has increased greatly. More and more sites are being challenged to keep up with the growing demands and are employing several techniques to avoid overloading their servers. Building a scalable server on a cluster of computers is one of the solutions that is being effectively put to use. With such a cluster, the increasing requests can be easily managed by simply adding one or more new servers to the existing cluster as required. In this article we will look at setting up one such scalable, network load-balancing server cluster using a virtual server via the Linux Virtual Server Project.

Fixing the problems with extensions

In (OO.o), extra features and extensions can be distributed inside OO.o files or packaged in their own, cross-platform format. Many members of the OO.o community would like to see a full-blown extension installer fully integrated into the program. Most GNU/Linux distributors, however, see this and other non-native, application-specific installers (from the CPAN shell to the one for Firefox extensions) just as a "cause of much annoyance and grief".

Red Hat Summit: Overview and Reflections

The topics from last week's Red Hat Summit, and what they might mean for the future of the open-source revolution.

Juggling with light -- using real-time Linux in molecular physiology

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- This article describes how researchers at the University of Vermont used a real-time Linux operating system from FSMLabs to build a "laser trap" that manipulates individual molecules with a computer-controlled laser beam. The project illustrates how RTLinux separates time-critical and non-time-critical tasks, according to FSMLabs CEO Victor Yodaiken.

New Version of Debian Linux Reports for Duty

Pleasing impatient open-source developers,"Sarge," the latest Debian Linux distribution, finally arrives.

Apple opens up open-source effort

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

Eclipse Offers Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools

  • InformationWeek; By Rick Whiting (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
Birt 1.0 makes it easier for Java developers to build reporting and analysis capabilities into enterprise applications.

Wireless VoIP "router-on-a-chip" runs Linux

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PMC-Sierra will ship a "router-on-a-chip" targeting VoIP (voice-over-IP) CPE (customer premises equipment) in Q3, 2005, along with a complete Linux-based software reference design. The MSP4200 is a 32-bit MIPS-based SoC (system-on-chip) with integrated voice processor DSP (digital signal processor), the company says.

Open-source databases find their place in the enterprise

  •; By Matthew Broersma (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The sales pitch for EnterpriseDB (EDB) is pretty simple: it's an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) based on twenty years of open-source development, compatible with Oracle - and costing a fraction of the price of a commercial system.

MySQL 5.0 Architecture Director Preps for Final Shipdate

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: MySQL
As the clock ticks down to this summer’s release of MySQL 5.0, Open Enterprise Trends spoke with MySQL AB’s Director of Architecture Brian Aker. In this interview, Aker shares his views with OET on what early adopters are saying about MySQL 5.0, his thoughts on the impact MySQL 5.0’s stored procedures and triggers will have on the enterprise, and how the new upgrade might affect ISVs, as well as long-time end user DBAs and developers.

Recognized Open Source Leader Bruce Perens Joins SourceLabs, Will Lead Developer Relations and Policy

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Perens Will Build New Bridges Between Open Source Developers and Enterprise IT Users, Complementing His Leadership Role in the Open Source Developer Community

Bruce Perens joins Sourcelabs as VP

  •; By Bruce Perens (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 12:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
I will be continuing, with Sourcelabs support, my role as a leader in the Open Source developer community, devoting about half of my time to that task as I have since 1999. I will continue to work on political issues that threaten Open Source, such as increases in software patenting. My current involvements in Open Source projects such as UserLinux will continue. I will also continue as a board member of Open Source Risk Management, Technovera, SPI, and No-Code International, and as operator of .

Version control for non-programmers with Subversion

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine a utility that lets you make an annotated backup of any of your project files with the click of a mouse or a single command. It would let you review the history of your backups and recover any version you wished. And it would integrate with your file browser and would keep track of files that have changed since your last backup. The utility exists -- Subversion, and its companion program TortoiseSVN, can help you safely manage your files as you work with them.

Nokia release tiny Linux PC

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia last month released a Linux-based handheld computer aimed at mobile power users and gadget enthusiasts alike. About the size of a disposable camera, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet runs a mini desktop Linux distribution put together by the phone maker. The interface is a 4-inch touch screen, which is used to access Web browsing, e-mail, some office productivity applications, as well as an RSS news reader, a digital music file player, and tools for viewing movies and photos. Future releases are said to include applications for presence management and VoIP.

Linux Networx names new CEO

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 8, 2005 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Company that sells supercomputers built from clusters of interconnected Linux servers names Robert "Bo" Ewald its new chief.

PowerPC Linux Vendors Are Sticking with It

Apple is leaving the PowerPC chip family behind, but Linux on Power vendors, Terra Soft, Red Hat and Novell/SuSE are staying with the IBM chip family.

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