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Ie 7, Microsoft you must be kidding

The last time I did a review of a browser beta, I'm embarrassed to say I got it wrong. My apologies to Opera 9 fans. Your favourite browser is lightning fast - I just didn't wait for my cache to catch up. I still prefer the Firefox interface and I reckon the speed is comparable. Oh that's right, this article is supposed to be about the latest Internet Explorer 7 beta. In my opinion, it's a dog. It's slow and I hate the user interface.

Killing With Linux: A Primer

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 6:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
So there you are, dutifully wading through the documentation for whatever gnarly Linux application you're rassling into submission. You're running commands and editing configuration files and things are working and life is good. Until -- yes, you knew the good times weren't going to last -- until you hit the dreaded "send the process a SIGHUP" instruction.

Goodbye, Mr. McNealy

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Sun
Never forget that while he was unable to right Sun in recent years, McNealy wasn't just an industry giant, he changed the IT world forever.

KDE 3: All About the Apps - Part 2

  • KDE Dot News; By Carsten Niehaus (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Two weeks ago, you read about several apps which keep KDE 3.5 alive. Today's issue of the mini-series provides even more reasons to love KDE. Covered applications include Krita, the image and painting application, Guidance, a configuration tool, frontends to Beagle and finally Scribus, the Qt-based DTP application.

First Colombian Linux SBC runs Debian

A graduate student in Colombia has developed a small ARM9 SBC (single-board computer) that runs Debian Linux. Carlos Camargo says he built his ECB_AT91 board for a doctoral research project in swarm robotics. He claims his design to be the first Linux-enabled SBC developed in Colombia.

Day one at the Desktop Linux Summit

SAN DIEGO -- The Desktop Linux Summit (DLS) 2006 kicked off yesterday in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. The summit, now in its fourth year, was created by Linspire, but it has outgrown its uni-distro roots, with sponsors and speakers coming from competing Linux vendors such as Mandriva, Novell, Red Hat, and Ubuntu. An opening day crowd of more than 600 attendees heard a range of speakers reflecting that diversity.

Dirk Meyer

In the same way that Linux is battling against a much larger competitor in the software industry, so AMD is confronted by a quasi-monopoly rival in micro-processors. This is a comparison that appeals to AMD which claims to deliver a similar value proposition to that offered by Linux.

[Interview with AMD CEO Dirk Meyer - dcparris]

Firefox Zero-Day DoS Discovered

  • Security Pronews; By David Utter (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Mozilla
A Javascript handling issue in the latest version of the Firefox browser can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and crash the browser.

Xandros Launches First Linux Server to Provide Powerful Platform ...

  • Market Wire (press release); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Apr 25, 2006 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
Award-Winning Xandros Server Delivers Effortless Replacement for File, Print, and Groupware Servers for Enterprises and SMBs

OpenBRR Launches Closed Open-Source Group

The OpenBRR Corporate Community presents its closed membership as a way for CIOs and IT directors to safely share information, but some find this inappropriate.

Argus Systems Group Announces an MLS Linux Kernel

SAVOY, Ill., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus Systems Group, the global leader in trusted web foundations, today announced the release of PitBull Foundation and PitBull Foundation Suite for Linux. Users can now have MultiLevel Security (MLS) on a Linux platform.

Financial Times Columnist Tries To Play Peacemaker Between Red Hat ...

Columnist John Gapper, writing in Monday’s FT under the headline “A threat to the fragile Linux ecosystem”, said: “Anything that makes companies less confident about Linux would provide a reason to buy Microsoft software instead, which is why IBM makes a point of supporting both Novell and Red Hat.” (For details, see: news.ft.com/home/us Registration required.)

Expert Shortage May Thwart Malaysia's Open Source Initiatives

Many private sector companies are not likely to join the OSS bandwagon unless they can see their competitors using the opportunity to make profit. "The private sector has more issues to worry about -- namely escalation of employee costs, foreign competition, shrinking market size, less mega-projects and environmental problems," said Open Source Special Interest Group chairman Lee Nan Phin.

Virtual hosting & first motorcycle rides

I reported here about splitting an old Celeron machine and setting up small parts of it as separate Debian machines. In one of these machines, called oc03, I set up Debian Sarge with an Apache2 web server, a Postfix mail server, a MySQL database, PHP, FTP, Webalizer, in short: everything we have here on our real web hosting package as well.

Hp Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- April 25, 2006 -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) (Nasdaq:HPQ) and MySQL AB today announced that HP will offer new services for MySQL(R) database software.

Red Hat: Born on Wall Street and Here to Stay

Red Hat says Linux and open source have only scratched the surface on Wall Street and it is becoming increasingly expensive for proprietary vendors to compete.

Notes From the DLS

  LXer Feature: 20-Apr-06
News from the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego.

DSL-Not 0.1 Alpha Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The Damn Small Linux project has released the first development build of DSL-N (Damn Small Linux Not), an enhanced live CD based on Damn Small Linux, but not limited to 50MB in size. Besides the usual base applications found in Damn Small Linux, DSL-N also includes the Mozilla suite, MPlayer, AbiWord, Gnumeric, Leafpad, Gaim, CUPS and a number of other popular software packages. It is powered by kernel 2.6.11 with Unionfs support available as an optional boot parameter. DSL-N is not designed to replace Damn Small Linux; instead it is intended for different set of tasks or perhaps for a slightly more demanding user.

OSDir has some cool shots of DSL-N in the DSL-N 0.1 Alpha Screenshot Tour.

Users Ponder Linux Tradeoffs

NEW YORK -- Think you're going to save gobs of money by opting for Linux over other operating systems?

Reuters offers financial services on SuSE Linux

Reuters' market information services are now available for the SuSE Linux platform following a joint effort by the global information provider and Novell. Reuters says Linux is becoming an increasingly popular server option for many financial organisations.

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