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Patent Law Ruling Threatens Free and Open Source Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn a dangerous patent law ruling that could pose a serious threat to Free and Open Source Software projects.

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Nandu Pradhan Takes Helm Of Red Hat India

Pradhan brings more than 25 years of sales and management experience to Red Hat.

Real Time Coming to Linux Real Soon

Real Time operating systems have traditionally been a separate breed from mainstream ones. Thanks to efforts to incorporate Real Time enhancements into Linux, standard mainstream Linux may well become a real, Real Time OS real soon. A Real Time OS offers the promise of better response times and a degree of determinism not found in non-Real Time OS's.

Fresh Rumors Erupt over Red Hat-Oracle Buy

Opinion: Open Source industry watchers are weighing in on Oracle's Linux moves, a potential Red Hat buyout and other related rumors.

Novell Wins Top Channel Award for Open Platform Solutions

Novell Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Take Top Two Spots in VARBusiness ARC Awards

Liberated DESKTOPS

From universities, colleges, government offices to individuals, free software is gaining acceptance on computer screens in Kolkata. Blame the likes of Richard Stallman

How To Secure Your CentOS Server Against Attackers

This article shows how to secure a CentOS server using psad, Bastille, and some other tweaks. psad is a tool that helps detect port scans and other suspicious traffic, and the Bastille hardening program locks down an operating system, proactively configuring the system for increased security and decreasing its susceptibility to compromise.

Opensource Bandwidth, Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

Opensource Bandwidth,Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

Extending Thunderbird's wings

All the focus these days seems to be on Firefox but what about Thunderbird, the equally cool email client? Like Firefox, Thunderbird has an unrivaled collection of extensions that do just about everything imaginable. Richard Frank lists some of his favourite Thunderbird add-ons.

InDesign in Easy Steps

If you're not a full-time desktop publishing expert then an application such as InDesign from Adobe is likely to look a little like weird science. InDesign is a intimdating programme for many but very possibly the best tool for doing great news layouts. This book strip away some of the mystery and gets new users going with this application.

Free Software Directory Nears 5000 Entries

  • LinuxElectrons; By Tommy (Posted by dcparris on Aug 23, 2006 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Boston – The Free Software Foundation has announced details of a contest to celebrate the milestone of reaching 5000 free software packages listed in the Free Software Directory.

Red Hat Gets Its New President

Red Hat India has recently appointed its new President and Managing Director, Nandu Pradhan who succeeds Javed Tapia, and will serve as a Director on the board of Red Hat India.

The ongoing MythTV saga continues

I have good news, bad news, and worse news. The good news is that I managed to get MythTV working well enough that it now plays standard definition channels better than the cable box alone, even though it's getting its signal from the cable output of the cable box. I get this benefit because MythTV allows me to tweak various parameters that you can't change on the cable box.The bad news is that high definition channels still look worse through MythTV than they do if I watch then directly from the cable box. I don't expect to solve this problem.

grep 'Open Sense Solutions' FOSSBiz

LXer Feature: 23-Aug-2006

Grepping for businesses that focus solely, or even mostly, on FOSS is prooving to be quite a challenge. Open Sense Solutions is a Greenbay, Wisconsin-based provider of GNU/Linux desktop solutions. Their Groovix public access system is not only popular, but libre too. Michael Pardee was kind enough to answer the questions Don Parris threw at him.

OLPC confirms field tests, other deets

A spokesperson for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project on Aug. 22 confirmed to DesktopLinux.com a report that 500 field tests of its low-cost, portable, Linux-powered computers will begin in September, with working devices set to begin rolling off the production line in November.

Puppy Linux celebrates its success

The Puppy Linux team has organized a "Media Fiesta" to recognize innovations within the mini distribution. The interactive, web-based confab is intended to bring professional Linux developers, intermediate-to-high ability users, and newbies together to share information and tips for using the distro and developing new applications.

Integrator Goes Back To School With Linux Desktops

Hargadon Computer will get a lot busier in about three weeks, after kids are back in school and teachers and school administrators realize they need to do something with their outdated classroom PCs.

Linux-based wrist PC goes to military expo

Eurotech's U.S. arm, Parvus, will demonstrate the multinational company's innovative wrist-worn PC at a military electronics conference Aug. 22-24 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The Zypad WL 1000 runs Linux or Windows CE, and features hands-free operation, wireless networking, GPS tracking, and patent-pending power management technology.

Mobile Linux at heart of Japanese handset venture

Linux-based mobile phones could be a focus for a $100m collaboration between handset and chipset suppliers. NEC, Matsushita and Texas Instruments (TI) have invested $103m in a new company called Adcore-Tech to design and license hardware and software technology for next generation (3G/3.5G) handsets.

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