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Site offers online Linux desktop

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open source demonstration centre which allows free testing of the Linux OS has been put online by the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation.

Hula brings open source groupware to SMBs

Linux adoption by small and medium-sized businesses is being held back by the lack of an open source groupware server that's easy to install and configure. SMBs will see little cost advantage from using Linux after adding in the cost an enterprise groupware product. But this problem may soon be a thing of the past, with the recent launch of the Hula project. Hula is an ambitious, open source project jump-started with more than 200,000 lines of code donated from Novell's NetMail product.

Michael Dell Puts His Own Money in Red Hat - Does Dell Have a Linux Desktop Plan?

I have considered a scenario where Dell takes a commanding lead over Apple in the Educational market. With the release of Red Hat Desktop, Dell's engineers could offer a complete line of desktops and laptops bundled with Dell's consumer products. If I wanted a great return on investment, I would do that.

Outlook Express vs Thunderbird: an e-mail client comparison - Part 1

We've put together a series of side-by-side screen shots of Outlook Express and Thunderbird as a visual comparison of these basic rival e-mail clients.

Excellent open source Outlook Express alternatives are available which provide similar and additional features. Such is the case with Mozilla's Thunderbird, which is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. Moving away from Outlook Express is a no-brainer, as our screen shots illustrate.

Run a secure Linux server with Annvix

  • Tech Republic (subscription) (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Annvix 1.0-RELEASE is a server-oriented Linux OS. Take a look at some of the features of this secure Linux distribution.

The Third Commandment of system administration

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nothing will make your team look worse than getting a call from an angry boss wondering why he couldn't get into the company email server all weekend. Server and service monitoring provides a way to know at all times which items on your network are up, which are down, what servers are experiencing issues handling load and just about any other type of availability information you could want. By configuring alerts and notifications, you can be the first to know when a problem on your network arises.

Oracle to host Linux and Java installfest at LinuxWorld

Oracle South Africa will host a Linux and Java 'installfest' at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference and exhibition, being held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17th to 20th May.

LugRadio goes live this summer

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The creators of LugRadio, a fortnightly radio programme that takes an irreverent look at Linux and open source, are holding a Linux community event this summer in Wolverhampton. It is aimed at open source fans, rather than corporate IT buyers, and the emphasis is very much on fun, rather than sales pitches.

Government: Open source could halve school IT bills

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 4:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A leaked report from the British Educational Communications and Technology Association contains bad news for software vendors such as Microsoft

Security Advisory

The Mozilla Foundation is aware of two potentially critical Firefox security vulnerabilities as reported publicly Saturday, May 7th. There are currently no known active exploits of these vulnerabilities although a "proof of concept" has been reported. Changes to the Mozilla Update web service have been made to mitigate the risk of an exploit. Mozilla is aggressively working to provide a more comprehensive solution to these potential vulnerabilities and will provide that solution in a forthcoming security update. Users can further protect themselves today by temporarily disabling JavaScript.

DistroWatch Weekly: Mini review of Gentoo Linux, Frugalware Linux

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 2:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 19th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Robert Storey has installed Gentoo Linux for the first time and he summarises his impressions in a mini-review. Despite some reports in the media, the FTP edition of SUSE LINUX 9.3 has not been released just yet, but there is much to look forward to in the next few weeks - the 3rd test of Fedora Core 4 should be out this coming Tuesday and, according to a new report, Debian Sarge is not far off either. Also in this issue - focus on Frugalware Linux as our featured distribution of the week. Happy reading!

Allowing exactly the right people to send email

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 9, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
EXACT, the EXperimental Access Control Thing, is a POP-before-SMTP daemon that integrates with most email systems to control email relaying and thereby potentially reduce spamming. Here's how you can install and configure EXACT to keep spammers from taking advantage of your mail server.

Meet the Head of Microsoft's Linux Lab

Hidden away in Building 17 — when he's not on the road, working to counteract the impression among open-source backers that Microsoft is the devil personified — is Bill Hilf.

Linux Stateful Firewall Design

Daniel Robbins, President/CEO of Gentoo Technologies, Inc shows you how to use netfilter to set up a powerful Linux stateful firewall. By completing this tutorial, you will understand how Linux stateful firewalls are put together, and you'll have several example configurations to use in your own projects.

Microsoft versus Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Unix

On the Internet there is a tremoundous amount of argument over which operating system is the best for web hosting. There are anti-windows haters, there are FreeBSD fanatics and more. But which is the best? The truth is it depends on what you are doing.

Microsoft changes tune on open source

For a company whose most familiar competitive tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, Microsoft has faced a new and unusual threat from "free" open-source software such as the Linux operating system.

Easy DB2 skill building with Oracle experiance

Two DB skills are better than one and can expand your potential compensation scale. If you've had experience with Oracle and now are starting or want to learn DB2 Universal Database, this article will help you leverage your previous experience.

Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter #103

  • Mailing list; By Adam Williamson (Posted by dave on May 8, 2005 8:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Mandriva
Welcome to the Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandriva-related news & info.

US DoD Buys Renewed Support for Red Hat Certificate Software

  • Defense Industry Daily (Posted by dave on May 8, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
The department's Defense Information Systems Agency has agreed to purchase subscriptions for Red Hat Certificate System software. The contract is a two-year deal with possible extensions. It permits the DoD to keep track of as many as 12 million certificates, and an optional extension could boost that to 38 million. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Open source project boosts democracy online

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on May 8, 2005 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A pilot e-democracy service cannot tackle low voter turnout, but it is beginning to engage the public, says a new report

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