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Ubuntu Linux Displays Business Savvy

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Nov 12, 2005 3:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Ubuntu is a Debian Linux branch. In the past, its developers have emphasized its community Linux status. In particular, it's well-known for being a Linux used by those interested in the third world and education. Nevertheless, Ubuntu engineers worked directly with IBM DB2 Lab Software engineers to do compatibility testing under the DB2 for Linux Validation program to earn the "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux" service mark.

Microsoft "copies Apple", open source "breaks applications"

Florian Mueller, who spearheaded a successful political campaign against European software patents, said: "MSFT (Microsoft) and SAP collaborate ever more closely on the lobbying front. Initially they were only together in EICTA, a big industry association where IBM, Sun, Nokia, Philips et al. are also involved. MSFT and SAP became the main sponsors of the Campaign for Creativity."

From little Acorns to Linux PDA gadgets

  • Drobe.co.uk; By Chris Williams (Posted by tadelste on Nov 12, 2005 2:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
The programmer who looks after the Linux kernel for legacy Acorn kit has spoken of his work with ARM powered PDAs. Ian Molton's efforts on the portable gadgets, whose internal workings are closely guarded by their manufacturers, began when he decided to port the open source kernel to a PDA that originally had WindowsCE installed on it. Upset at the lack of stability in Microsoft's attempt at embedded software engineering, Ian drew on his knowledge from working with 26bit ARM powered Acorn machines to hack the Linux kernel onto the devices.

Welcome to CUTs!

  • transgress at Digg; By transgress at Digg (Posted by tadelste on Nov 12, 2005 1:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CUTs is a procmail "hack" that basically enables you to use a normal cellphone as a Unix/Linux terminal. From anywhere.

Evil Conservatives Score One For Joe Sixpack

  • Washinton Post; By Brian Krebs - Submitted by helios (Posted by helios on Nov 12, 2005 12:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Community
With the Bush Administration under siege, it is surprising that they find time for everyday matters. The Sony "rootkit" mess has become known at the White House and they have responded.

Appligent's Standalone Desktop Tool Eases the Electronic Filing of PDF Documents

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 12, 2005 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
APSplit Desktop Edition automatically splits PDF files based on size and other variables on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux desktops

Is Autonomic code the ultimate outsourcing solution

  • developerWorks; By IBM (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 12, 2005 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IT professionals can automate IT management tasks by delegating them to the system, and can plan the degree of automation that is right for them and how manual managers and autonomic managers work together. This article discusses the role of the human, or lack there of, in autonomic systems. Is it about replacing people with machines? Is Autonomic computing the ultimate outsorcing solution? This article sheds light on the truth.

Microsoft Astroturfing Exposed BIG TIME

If you want to see how Microsoft fans can invade a high volume Linux web site - go to Digg and see how this article redirects users to the "Get the Facts" pages at Microsoft.com. What the posting member does is like spamming unsuspecting users. We call that referral spam.


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Welcome to coolcommands.com

coolcommands.com is a search engine for UNIX system administrators. Our database provides access to useful commands for all flavours of UNIX including:

Sun Solaris,I BM AIX, HP/UX, Linux, SCO UNIX, OpenBSD, SGI Irix , Compaq, Tru64, FreeBSD.


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p2p Shriekers Force Network Lock-Downs

  • trimMail's Email Battles; By Brian J. Gillette (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 12, 2005 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Europe's answer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, BEUC added another line yesterday to those previously drawn in the sand, declaring that consumers have the "right to benefit from technological innovations without abusive restrictions," and redundantly, the "right not to be criminalised."

Besieged Owners of Various Assets heard this as "the right to steal anything, anytime without being hassled."

Thus, the circle is complete. Network managers are surrounded.

Stolen Computer Has Credit Data for 3,600

  • Yahoo News; By Associated Press (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 12, 2005 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A desktop computer stolen last month from one of the nation's three major credit bureaus contained Social Security numbers and other credit information for as many as 3,600 people, the company confirmed Friday.

Tiny Linux lovers, AOpen wide

For those who demand the latest Linux machines, but despise a cluttered desktop, a new Taiwanese PC firm has a good thing in a small package.

The Ultimate Pro-Customer Computing Platform

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dave on Nov 12, 2005 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
When you build your infrastructure around the Linux operating system, you get the ultimate in flexibility. Linux servers don't care if you want them to serve Linux, Unix, Windows or Mac clients. Linux desktops don't care if they have to rely on an Active Directory domain controller for authentication and access to resources, or if the get to play in an all-Linux environment, or have to tug a forelock to a mighty Unix server.

Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu

The Ubuntu H2 Micro USB Drive is a pretty interesting product idea. Bundling a tiny storage device with a fully-featured open source operating system enables the user to take a system installation, all its settings and applications, and a limited amount of data with him.

[Ed.- OK, I know I keep ranting about Ubuntu everywhere- but this is very interesting and kewl.]

High-performance Linux clustering, Part 1 and 2

  • IBM DeveloperWorks; By Aditya Narayan (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 12, 2005 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
This two-part article introduces the concepts of High Performance Computing (HPC) with Linux cluster technology and shows you how to set up clusters and write parallel programs. This part introduces the different types of clusters, uses of clusters, some fundamentals of HPC, the role of Linux, and the reasons for the growth of clustering technology. Part 2 covers parallel algorithms, how to write parallel programs, how to set up clusters, and cluster benchmarking.

Firefox Hacks (Hacks)

Good bok for developers and admins alike Firefox Hacks is a great collection of information about the Mozilla Firefox browser. While almost anyone who has used Firefox would learn a great deal from reading this book, developers, admins, and advanced power users would benefit most from reading this. The book starts out nicely by going under the hood to look at internal settings, then turns to presentation aids and then to developer tools. I wish I'd had the book several months ago when I was doing more development! From code development the book moves into altering the browser look and feel, and finally into extension development. Although I may never do so, it's nice getting a guided look into areas I don't see on a day to day basis.

An Overview of Dell's Open Source Computers

The article goes over Dell's open source line of desktop computers and workstations. The N line is something which Dell began to sell recently, but the situation is much more complex that it would seem.

Macedonia leads world with wi-fi

Formerly part of Yugoslavia and previously better known as a potential ethnic trouble spot, Macedonia is now rapidly becoming a wi-fi hotspot.

FBI Hunkered in The Bunker

  • EarthWeb News; By Roy Mark (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 12, 2005 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine this on your plate every morning: terrorist cyber attacks, malicious coders, online sexual predators, phishers, pirates, spammers and scammers.

On the other hand, imagine you have this going for you: the best the world's only super power can give you in personnel, intelligence, hardware and software with cost overruns no problem.

Meet Steve Martinez, cyber G-man.

Linux-Vserver on Debian Sarge

Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and security contexts which operate like a normal Linux server, but allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box at full speed. All services, such as ssh, mail, Web, and databases, can be started on such a VPS, without modification, just like on any real server. Each virtual server has its own user account database and root password and doesn't interfere with other virtual servers

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