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Linux: New Features For 2.6.12

In response to whether or not he had any objections to merging FUSE into the mainline kernel, Andrew Morton offered some insight into what new features were slated for the upcoming 2.6.12 kernel. Andrew began, "I was planning on sending FUSE onto Linus in a week or two," going on to add "that and cpusets are the notable features which are 2.6.12 candidates."

Mandrakesoft signs a distribution agreement with the French Ministry of Education and Research

  • Mailing list; By Mandrakesoft Press (Posted by dave on Mar 3, 2005 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Mandriva
Mandrakesoft today announced an agreement with the French Ministry of Education and Research which allows the distribution of its line of products and services to Higher Education institutions, including universities and research laboratories, throughout France. The agreement also makes it easy for students and workers from these institutions to purchase Mandrakesoft products for their private use. All information is available in the press-release below.

Symbio Technologies' VAR Network Grew from 1 to 27 in 2004

Symbio Technologies, an innovator in server-centric diskless thin client computer systems, said today that it grew its VAR network from a single outpost in Canada to 27 value-added resellers worldwide in 2004.

Linux grids take over high performance computing at Penn State

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 3, 2005 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux-based computing grids are becoming the default setup at Penn State University's High Performance Computing department, thanks in part to the Emerging Technologies (ET) group at the college.

No Love Lost in the Enterprise OS Fight

Who has the best enterprise operating system? That depends on who you talk to. IBM, Red Hat and Sun are taking the gloves off and maneuvering for x86 desktops.

Review: VIA Epia MII-12000 motherboard

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 3, 2005 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's quiet, it's small, it's powerful enough for everyday desktop use and versatile enough to be a set-top media device or small home server. It takes PCMCIA cards, IDE drives, DDR memory, and a standard ATX power supply, yet it's smaller than a laptop computer. It has a built-in DVD decoder (no more DeCSS!) and with its built-in RSA chip it can encrypt and decrypt data faster than the most powerful Athlon 64 system. The question isn't, "What can you do with the Epia MII-12000?" The question is, "What can't you do with the Epia MII-12000?"

An open source cookbook

There are a number of different open source cookbook-related applications currently under active development in the community; a few of them even actually deal with food. If you're hungry for some open source code that will help feed you, Gourmet Recipe Manager and PHPRecipeBook are two applications that can help satiate your appetite.

Part IV & Final Corporate Desktop Linux - The Hard Truth

  • OSDir.com; By Steve Mallett (Posted by comforteagle on Mar 2, 2005 4:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups:
W. McDonald Buck, retired CTO of World Bank, finishes his four part essay on the subject of why Corporate Desktop Linux is an unrealistic goal in the short term for Linux advocates. "The hard truth is that the benefits that are most important to individual technical people are simply not important to those lacking technical skills. When you couple this with the relatively meager hard dollar cost savings, the prospect of some extra costs of migration, and the large risks of such a move, is it any wonder few corporate customers are making the transition?"

Freedom in Software

  • Tuxme.com; By Daniel Werner (Posted by tuxme on Mar 2, 2005 4:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups:
What exactly is the value of software such as GNU/Linux? This article takes a look at the value of freedom in software, how it relates to open source software and Linux in particular, and why it is something we should all take note of.

Bringing an old Laptop back to Live - The experiment

  • Tuxme.com; By peekj (Posted by tuxme on Mar 2, 2005 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Debian
Thinking of changing an old laptop's OS from Windows to Linux? Don't do it until you read this. The benefits, the pains, the arguments, and the results. It's possible, but will everybody like it?

Software industry struggles to survive in an open source world

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Software industry dignitaries at the EclipseCon 2005 conference here Tuesday pondered a burning question: How do you make money in open source software when the software is free?

IBM tests new ways to support open source

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM on Wednesday announced new measures designed to promote open-source innovation, including a job candidate database and an e-learning initiative.

SimplyMEPIS 3.3 is Here!

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MEPIS has released the SimplyMEPIS 3.3 bootable CD, which the company touts as a Linux that is easy to install and use, and that should appeal to the beginner and expert alike. According to MEPIS developer Warren Woodford, the SimplyMEPIS bootable CD enables potential users to verify hardware compatibility, test drive applications, and determine the value of SimplyMEPIS before they make a commitment to install it on their hard drive. After installation, the CD can be used as a rescue and repair disk for MEPIS and also for computers still running Windows, he adds.

Open-source overseer proposes paring license list

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Russ Nelson, the new president of the Open Source Initiative, floated a proposal Wednesday to address what several believe to be a significant problem: the proliferation of open-source licenses.

File Synchronization with Unison

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Keeping directories in sync on multiple machines can be difficult. Running Unison is one way to make the task easier.

From the Editor - The Linux of Satellites

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A hardware design from an unmanned aircraft project, along with Linux and other free software, got this project done quickly at a bargain price.

UNC makes profitable investment in open source for drug research

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The United States spends about $30 billion annually on pharmaceutical research and development, and Europe spends about $20 billion, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer's Association. For at least one major university, Linux has played a big part in making that research more efficient and cost-effective.

Linux: 2.6.11 Released, "Bug Free"

Linux creator Linus Torvalds released the much anticipated 2.6.11 Linux kernel declaring, "so it's now _officially_ all bug-free." Though bugs are certain to still remain, quite a bit of effort was made to stabalize this release.

New OSI President Seeking Proactive License Simplicity

Russell Nelson, newly appointed President of OSI (Open Source Initiative), is proposing the addition of three new terms to the Definition of Open Source. The move comes after drawing fire over the growing number of licenses the OSI approves as meeting the definition and a long acknowledged problem of the proliferation of vanity licenses & incomprehensible legal jibberish.

ASF Releases Apache Lenya Update

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2005 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Version 1.2.2 of the open-source content management system includes improved collaboration tools, editing tools which allow publication to browsers, and a multilingual user interface.

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