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German Linux startup moves HQ to Mass.

A German Linux startup has moved its headquarters in Bedford, Mass., after receiving initial funding from Boston's Atlas Venture.

Win4Lin Pro improves

Win4Lin has released another version of its Win4Lin Pro Windows compatibility program for Linux desktops, which promises improved speed, better networking performance, and sound playback and recording for Windows 2000 and Windows XP guest operating systems. Win4Lin Pro is still lags behind alternative virtualization products, such as VMware Workstation, but it has come a long, long way since the last review.

Dock any application to the system tray

  •; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Jun 20, 2006 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
Wouldn't it be nice if you could dock any application, and not just those that support the docking feature, into the system tray? A simple point-and-click operation is all it takes, thanks to a couple of helpful applications called KDocker and Alltray.

Creative Commons Announces Open Video Contest with the Fedora Project

Creative Commons and the Fedora Project are pleased to announce the Open Video Contest taking place now. The contest promotes flexible copyright, open media formats and the Fedora Project.

Mysql Documentation Update; Week 24

  • Free Software Magazine; By Martin Brown (Posted by dcparris on Jun 20, 2006 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: MySQL
Documentation is a vital part of any application, proprietary or free software, as it is often the first way to communicate with users about the application or software and how it should be used. I also think it tends to be one of the areas most taken for granted; most users expect it to be there and often forget just how much effort goes into producing it.

Where's The Memory?

As one example of this phenomenon, the SUSE Linux system that I use for my public Web and e-mail server originally only had 512 MB of RAM. This should have been more than adequate for the lightweight load that I was expecting, but the system tools showed that the box was constantly running low on memory. And even after I bumped it up to a full gigabyte, the system still complained.

Jpmorgan Chase leads open source messaging push

The US investment bank is teaming with Cisco Systems, Envoy Technologies, iMatix Corporation, Iona Technologies, Red Hat, 29West and corporate treasury body Twist to create the AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) Working Group.

Microsoft judge applies eBay's patent rule

Microsoft has become the first major beneficiary of a patent precedent set by the US Supreme Court last month. The software giant does not have to stop using technology that infringes someone else's patents as long as it pays the patent holder.

Server Monitoring With BixData

  • HowtoForge; By Jed McCaleb (Posted by dcparris on Jun 20, 2006 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. It can be used for general reporting, for sending notifications when problems arise, or for automatic maintenance and repairs - by executing scripts when errors or particular conditions arise.

Setting up RAID-1 mirroring on a running remote Linux system over ssh session

Setting up RAID-1 mirroring on a running remote Linux system over ssh session RAID -1 allows to create an exact copy of the original drive. Thus, it results into the increased fault tolerance and easy data recovery option for single server. It is true that the best and easy way to setup a RAID 1 is during installation. But if you forget to setup RAID – 1 during installation or if you have added new hard disk after installation, then this how to covers setting up a RAID-1 mirroring on a running remote Linux system over ssh session.

How the Net was Lost - the real story behind Net Neutrality

  • Free Software Magazine; By David Sugar (Posted by fsmdave on Jun 20, 2006 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In the beginning, the Internet was a peering arrangement where all nodes were treated equally, and anyone could interconnect from any one node to another. The Internet flourished and grew because nobody was in control of traffic. That millions now are classified as passive consumers already is an affront to the dream of an active community where everyone has opportunity to participate and publish. The remaining struggle over Net Neutrality today is simply one of how small and how privileged a minority will still retain the ability to publish.

Ruby and .NET - how will they taste together?

Wow, big news to start off my new blog. The Gardens Point GP Ruby .NET development team has announced an initial beta version of their system.

At this point, they claim that it can compile Ruby source into verifiable .Net v2.0 assembly, or it can run Ruby code directly in a compile, load and execute cycle. They do warn that their implementation is not yet complete, although it does pass everything in samples/test.rb (I wonder if they're using theRubicon/Rubytests stuff for further testing?).

Ingres And BEA Offer An Enterprise Open Source Choice For SOA

Ingres Corporation announced it has initiated a partnership with BEA Systems with the common goal of dramatically lowering costs and increasing flexibility by providing a proven, open source alternative for enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) development.

Tutorial: Triple-boot Win XP, Linux and OS X on an Intel Mac

Moving your entire product line of both hardware and software from one CPU architecture to another isn't an easy job, but given its progress so far I'd say that Apple could write the book on it.

Avid: A Trend In Motion; Firefox Rocks; IT Without Gates

I was asked last week why I keep changing the D-word in AVID e.g. Antivirus Is Dead, Doomed, Dying and Dysfunctional.
Last week I mentioned that I had upgraded Firefox to version 1.5. I never realized at the time, but have quickly come to realize that this is now no ordinary browser.
Retiring BG 2.1 will include the following features:
  • The Ballmer control interface will remain in place.
  • CTO functionality will be added to the Ozzie wizard.
  • Chairman functions will remain with Bill, but will be invoked by RPC.

Puppy Linux project spins 2.01th release

Puppy Linux 2.01 was launched June 19 for i386 PCs, a mere 18 days following the dispatch of v2.0.

A Dapper Drake in Your Server Closet?

Yes, I know you're sick of hearing about Ubuntu. Ubuntu this, Ubuntu that, everyone must love Ubuntu or else. Don't run away screaming just yet, because there are good reasons for all the Ubuntu buzz.

Tomahawk Linux update dual-boots Windows

Singapore-based Tomahawk Computers Ltd. has released an updated version (version 1.1.1) of its Tomahawk Desktop operating system, featuring a fully automated Windows Dual Boot, lead developer Sagara Wijetunga told via email June 12.

Embedded is a Services Industry - Part II

  •; By Curt Schacker (Posted by grouch on Jun 20, 2006 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Foreword -- Positioning the intellectual property that goes into embedded systems as "service" rather than "product" distributes risk more evenly between client and vendor, writes embedded services company founder Curt Schacker. The service model fits the "no-cost" nature of software copying, and has been proven successful by free software vendors,

GNOME courts women developers with $3000 stipends

If you know any women who might be interested -- whether they're students of computer science or another field -- GNOME wants them to know about the program.

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