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Device Profile: ThinLinx Hot-E thin client device

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ThinLinx has launched a line of Linux-based thin-clients that access Ubuntu Linux desktops and commercial Linux applications hosted on ThinLinx's grid network. The Hot-E initially offers Firefox database, Compiere and OpenCRX ERP/CRM software, E-GroupWare, and LinuxCanada POS/accounting software. It uses caching X proxies from NoMachine to improve performance.

Red Hat partners with GT Computer, Rajasthan

Leading open source provider and Linux Solutions, Red Hat today announced its partnership with Rajasthan based GT Computer Hardware Engineering College as part of expanding its partner ecosystem in the country. With this partnership, Red Hat said its complete range of Training and Certification programmes would be available to students in six different states where GT Computer has its presence.

Hacking the Linux 2.6 kernel, Part 1

In this first of a two-part series, learn about system and environment requirements, the best ways to acquire Linux source code, how to configure and boot your new kernel, and how to use the printk function to print messages during bootup.

Mistika HD 2.0 for Linux to be demo'd at IBC 2005

  • Digital Video Editing (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mistika is a complete post production system incorporating editing, compositing and effects, with more than a decade of development behind it. It uses industry standard Linux workstations and storage to deliver an ultra high-end solution at a very competitive price. A big appeal of Mistika lies in its productivity, derived from its unique artist friendly workflow and speed of operation, making it ideal for client attended suites.

Ugandan Linux guide to be used at Cape access points

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A free beginners guide to Linux produced by the Uganda Martyrs University is to be translated into three South African languages and distributed in the Western Cape.

Farris: What CIOs should know about the open source revolution

CIOs can gain competitive advantages by taking part in the open source revolution, a movement that will shake up the power structure of the IT world, said Julie Hanna Farris, the founder of Scalix. Farris explains why open source is not a fad and how it will benefit the business world.

No let-up in Microsoft-Linux war

The continued commercialisation of Linux is helping Microsoft defend its Windows patch against the rising tide of open source, claims the head of Redmond’s competitive strategy efforts.

XYNTService open source admin tool for Windows

Running a background process on the Windows platform requires running a Windows Service. To run a Windows Service, you must have an application that is Windows Service aware. A Bash script is not Windows Service aware and neither are many console applications. Converting those applications into a Windows Service is not feasible. Without any additional applications, it's complicated to run a console application as a service. Microsoft distributes with its Resource Toolkit an application that converts a console program into a Windows Service. Unfortunately, the Resource Toolkit is not available free. A solution that is free, however, is the XYNTService open source application, which allows an administrator to define a console program and its options to execute. The XYNTService application is a Windows Service that reads a configuration file to know which applications to run.

VC Money Continues To Flow To Open Source

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
JasperSoft pulls in $8 million in funding a day after ActiveGrid Inc. attracts $10 million in venture capital.

Open-source maneuvers

A new Java undertaking gets some Big Blue backing, while a Microsoft exec calls the open-source architecture "brittle."

Tutorial: WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 4

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An avalanche of content will soon appear in the palm of your hand. Tiny screens are showing up everywhere in PDAs and cell phones. Many are equipped with some form of network device and a browser, so it's not hard to see what's coming down the pike. Rob Reilly shows how LAMP can be configured to deliver the best content for handheld browsers.

Ottawa Linux Symposium, 2005: first day

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I've finished the first day of the Ottawa Linux Symposium, and already feel I've had enough conference to last a long while. The last time I got to an OLS was four years ago. In the intervening time they've grown a great deal, learned a lot, and become even more professional. Some 800 attendees from 37 countries are here.

Official Launch of the Fedora BugZappers Triage Team

  • Mailing list; By Jack Aboutboul (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 9:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Want to help out with the Fedora Project, but can't code a lick? Well fear not my dear friends. There are many ways you can help the cause and today I am pleased to announce a brand new way you can help contribute. Join the Fedora BugZappers!

Sizing up the Linux desktop market, part 1

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Tony Iams understands the Linux desktop market. And to him, it's really a mixed bag. A vice president and senior analyst with Ideas International in Port Chester, N.Y., Iams has spent 13-plus years evaluating and contrasting the features and functionality of the leading operating systems. Despite years of hearing that a Linux on the desktop explosion was just on the horizon, he said the market has yet to take off. But that's just half of the story.

Linux Community Embraces Free Distribution Backed by Professional Development Team

Trustix today highlighted a surge in interest in Trustix Secure Linux since making the distribution freely available. A huge growth in downloads in the six weeks following the introduction of the new build confirms recent reports from independent site monitoring organizations of increased interest in the OS.

Prepre for the XML Certification exam

Interested in taking the Certified Solution Developer Exam for XML and Related Technologies. Part 1 will help you prepare for the exam with explanations, examples, practice questions, and tips that cover the following topics: XML basics, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), W3C XML Schema, Web services, and security.

Microsoft's Talent Defections Indicate the Outlook for MrSofty

When human captial leeks systematically away from a leading tech company, you have to see fundamental trouble.

The future is open source

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 3:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the last 10 years open source has exploded onto the enterprise scene. With support from governments growing, how will it mature over the next five? Danny Bradbury reports.

Ottawa Linux Symposium, Day 1

OTTAWA -- The seventh annual Ottawa Linux Symposium was kicked off by's energetic Jonathan Corbet giving his interpretation of the Linux kernel road map.

Review: Acer TravelMate 2300 notebook computer

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Laptop computers embody a series of compromises. You sacrifice speed and comfort for size; power and technology for price; and durability for weight. GNU/Linux and *BSD users often make another sacrifice: compatibility for portability. Running a free operating system on your computer means that parts of it may not work. Somehow, Acer managed to hit all of these compromises squarely in the center with its TravelMate 2300. For less than $700, you'll have a hard time finding a better Linux laptop computer than this.

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