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Open Source Symposium at MIT, Features Sun, BBC, Techno Luminaries

Sun Microsystems, Inc., hosted an open source education symposium, spotlighting more accessible education resources, featuring the Open Source Solaris Operating System. The discussion focused on collaboration and community, in an effort to rethink traditional education models.

IBM Goes for SCO KO

IBM swung a haymaker at SCO on Sept. 25. The corporate giant asked the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah for summary judgment against all of SCO's claims. The SCO vs. IBM case is over three years old. Although The SCO Group Inc. has had little success in persuading the court or the buying public that IBM did indeed take SCO's Unix intellectual property and place it within Linux, the company has stayed its course.

Software as a service - can value outweigh price

Software as a service (SaaS) has been one of the most widely talked about topics in IT circles over the last few years for a number of reasons. Rightly, one of these reasons has been the benefits SaaS can deliver to businesses; another has been the hard work of some of the leading proponents of this delivery model in getting the message out there.

Shuttleworth should sell 'open energy technology' plan to Branson

Non-patentable shared "open energy technology" has the potential to have a profound impact on the reduction of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, in the same way that open source software has changed computers and the Internet.

Platform Introduces Stack For Integrating Grid, HPC Software

Platform Computing has introduced Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS), a modular and hybrid stack that integrates open source and commercial software into one cluster operating environment.

Zimbra sets sights on Exchange, and beyond

There's no shortage of messaging and collaboration suites trying to unseat Microsoft Exchange, but many of the suites are still playing catch-up with Microsoft in terms of features. Zimbra, on the other hand, seems to be on par with Exchange in many ways -- and ahead of Exchange for hosting providers and in collaboration features.

Oracle sticks with open source Berkeley license

Claiming that, from an open source standpoint, things haven't changed with its recently acquired Berkeley open source embedded database, Oracle Corp is now releasing its next version under the same licenses.

Xi Graphics, Inc. Releases Graphics Drivers for ATI FireMV Cards

Both Linux and Solaris Support Available

Interactive and completely browser-based services from IBM R&D

  • IBM/alphaWorks (Posted by solrac on Sep 27, 2006 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The IBM alphaWorks services are on-demand applications developed by various teams throughout IBM Research. The services are prototypes of emerging technologies and concepts available as online applications through any Web browser. Services are provided at no charge.

Is Linspire Any Good for System Builders?

  •; By M. Hartley (Posted by gsh on Sep 27, 2006 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linspire; Story Type: News Story
Even though there is still a lot of frustration in regards to the CNR client, thanks to the issues that are yet to be resolved, I’ve begun to see a glimmer of hope.

Interview with Milosz Derezynski (BMPx developer) has a second interview since the site launched few days ago, this time with the lead developer of BMPx - Milosz Derezynski. BMPx launched a new version of the auio player just a few days ago, dropping the Winamp-like look and choosing a new iTunes-like skinnable interface. A lengty and detailed interview.

Updated Free Documentation License released

With arguments about changes to the GNU General Public License (GPL) still sizzling, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released a discussion draft of the new version of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). Many of the changes to the FDL mirror those to the GPL, including increased clarity of language and changes in wording to make internationalization clearer. In addition, the draft expands the license to make it suitable for audio and video, defines fair use, and introduces the Simpler Free Documentation License (SFDL), which is presented as a more straightforward alternative to the FDL. However, it seems questionable whether these changes will be enough to silence previous criticisms.

Be yourself. Take Control. Have fun!

Are you in control over your own digital life? It just isn't fun to have someone else tell you what you can or can't do with your own property, from your computer to the music you bought. This article was written to contrast the two worlds and inspire you to make the leap, escape an increasingly dystopian system.

Flash for Linux: Adobe's Disappointment

Lately, I have found myself becoming more and more disenfranchised with the whole concept of flash media. I’ve been feeling that way ever since the original Macromedia days and continue to feel that way now with Adobe.

Review: Conversational Voice Recognition With Wizzard Software

Voice recognition has been a dream of many for the last 10 years. It's an illusive goal because interpreting speech is very complicated and takes a lot of computing power. Rob Reilly reviews one Linux application trying to meet the challange.

Online Journalism at Internet Speed

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 27, 2006 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yesterday, the New York Times broke a story that suggested that IBM would put its entire patent portfolio on line, would post all of its patent applications as well, and finally, would call for an end to all "business method" patents. The only problem is, none of those things turned out to be true.

Understand IPv6 Addresses

  • Enteprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Sep 27, 2006 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today we're going to learn all about how to understand IPv6 addressing by breaking it down into nice understandable chunks, and we'll cover some shortcuts for writing IPv6 addresses. You'll be able to look at an IPv6 address and understand exactly what it does.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 159:
Author and columnist Marcel Gagne talks about his latest book
Mozilla vs Debian, who's right?
GPLv3 is causing quite a stir in the F/OSS world
We'll see you in Columbus this weekend
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT
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Distribution Release: Cross Linux From Scratch 1.0.0

Jeremy Utley has announced the release of Cross Linux From Scratch (CLFS) 1.0.0, a book that teaches how to make a cross-compiler and the necessary tools to build a basic system on a different architecture: "The CLFS Development team is pleased to announce the final release of CLFS 1.0.0, code-name 'Bender'. This release features Glibc 2.4, GCC 4.1.1, Binutils 2.17, and supports the x86, x86-64, SPARC, PowerPC, PPC64, MIPS, MIPS64, and Alpha, including multilib on those architectures that support it. Cross-building is also supported, even from non-Linux host systems such as Solaris, *BSD, and OS X."

Fear the Metasploit Framework

The Metasploit Project is one of the most popular penetration testing suites available. If you're responsible for the security of networked systems, you'll want to become familiar with Metasploit Framework, so you can test your client PCs before someone with malicious intent does it for you. I'll walk you through an example exploit of a Windows XP system to show you how effortlessly Metasploit can penetrate remote systems.

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