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Red Hat launches Hindi Linux in MP

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solution, on Friday launched a Hindi version of its linux - Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.4 Hindi - in Madhya Pradesh.

Distribution Release: SUSE LINUX 9.3 Live DVD

SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3 Live version enables users to learn about and test the functions and applications of this new system without installing it on the hard disk and consequently offers an easy and convenient way to review the operating system. In addition to English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, and Dutch, the LiveDVD supports a variety of other languages.

The SCO Boomerang and the Strength of Linux

  • Enterprise Linux I.T. (Posted by dave on Apr 16, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, SCO
As a result of the SCO litigation, the community has bonded more tightly than ever, and showed that it will support Linux and free and open-source software and any company that stands up for it. That is how Groklaw was born.

Why does anyone use Internet Explorer?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 16, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
Recently, our church made the switch to a new Web hosting service that offered us a database-driven site that we can keep updated through a Web interface. Strangely enough, the Web interface operates only under Internet Explorer, although it appears to be written in PHP. I've tried using the interface with both Firefox and Konqueror. It sort of works, but I need it to really work, so I'm stuck with IE. (Maybe that's why I'm the church's unofficial Web master.) After working with the world's most popular Web browser, I wonder why so many people put up with it.

'Cool it, Linus' - Bruce Perens

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With Andrew Tridgell silent, apparently on legal advice, open source community leader Bruce Perens has stepped up to defend the work Tridgell did reverse engineering the protocols used by Bitkeeper. Bitkeeper is the closed source proprietary source code management tool that until last week, Linus Torvalds used to manage Linux kernel source code.

Does Open Source = Closed Mind?

  • BetaNews (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 10:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is difficult to ascribe any rational explanation to the vitriolic responses that descend on any reporter, analyst, rival vendor or industry observer that dares to voice any criticism of Linux or open source, no matter how constructive, logical or accurate. For the record, only a very small portion of individuals engage in such abusive, insulting and divisive rhetoric and activities.

Fortinet Under Fire for Allegedly Violating GPL Terms

A German Linux kernel developer has won an injunction against Fortinet (UK) Ltd., accusing it of using GPL software and then failing to provide the full corresponding source code.

Mandriva (ex Mandrake) Linux LE 2005 hits FTP mirrors!

  • http://www.mandrivalinux.com; By Ulteam (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 6:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mandriva
The very latest version of Mandriva Linux, Limited Edition 2005 is now available as a full FTP installation tree which can be downloaded on a number of FTP mirrors, for both x86-32 and x86-64 processors.

Linux: Beginner's Guide To Git

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 5:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tony Luck offered a beginner's guide to git [story] on the git mailing list...git is not an SCM. it's a filesystem designed to _host_ an SCM

Oracle brings in open source development community

Oracle is bringing in the open source Eclipse development community to support its Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3.0 specification, and ease development of its own high-end Java-based products.

Security Patch for OpenOffice

  • Linuxlookup.com (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Linuxlookup.com is reporting all users of OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 are urged to download and install this security patch. It addresses a problem noted in a recent advisory. That advisory states that there is a security risk in all circulating releases of OpenOffice.org. This patch fixes the problem in 1.1.4 but not in earlier or subsequent releases.

Fortinet in court for hiding Linux in its code

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A German court has granted a preliminary injunction against security firm Fortinet for allegedly violating the general public licence (GPL) and hiding Linux in its code.

Userspace Filesystem Encryption with EncFS

  • LinuxDevCenter.com (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 2:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Laptops and removable storage devices are convenient both for users and for thieves. While you can't always protect the device from wandering away, you can protect the data. EncFS, a user-level encrypted filesystem in a file, makes this possible. KIVILCIM Hindistan explains how.

Linux more secure than Windows: BZ Research

In its first annual "Security Issues Survey", BZ Research polled 6,344 American software development managers about the security of different popular enterprise operating environments, and in this poll, open source consistently topped Microsoft Windows.

City of Munich picks its Linux distro

Debian has got the nod from the city of Munich for its trail-blazing migration from Windows to Linux on the desktop

Munich banks on Debian

The companies Softcon and Gonicus were awarded the contract with the City of Munich, the capital of Bavaria, to create, configure and administer an Open Source base client for the 14,000 workstations in the city government in the IT migration project LiMux. That means that the future base client for the city government is to be based on the Debian Linux distribution. The City of Munich called for tenders all over Europe.

Non-commercial Linux Use on The Rise

New data released this week from research firm Evans Data shows that non-commercial Linux distribution use has passed the inflection point and is now more widely used by developers than commercial Linux distributions.

Linux wins on security in survey of 6,000+ software developers

A poll of 6,000+ software developers released today shows that Linux consistently tops Microsoft Windows in terms of security. The full survey results will be given today (Tuesday, April 12) at the Software Security Summit in San Diego, CA.

Twenty Years of Business Programming to be Converted to Open-Source

Tri-Stanna Industries of Morehead City, NC, will convert more than twenty years of business management programming into Open-Source 'Intranet' web services. Over 750,000 lines of code for business information processing from a variety of platforms, operating systems and languages will be involved in the conversion to 'Web' standards.

Blocking Adverts and Malware

  • The Linux Box; By Adam Trickett (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While browsing the Internet the quality of the service you receive may be degraded by various factors such as adverts & maleware most of these undesirable elements are simply annoying, and to dial-up users in particular are costly, but some may be serious security threats.

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