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Birmingham City Council claims open-source success

Birmingham City Council has defended its year-long trial of desktop Linux, claiming it to be a success, despite an independent report showing it would have been cheaper to install Windows XP.

[Aha! We knew there was more to this than met the eye! - dcparris]

Novell Readies Customers and Partners for Linux-Based Open Enterprise Server 2

Support from Software Partners Along with Training and Technical Services Promotion Will Help More Customers Take Advantage of Advanced Workgroup and Networking Services on SUSE Linux Enterprise

Hp flogs its 100,000th UK Linux server

THE MAKER of printer ink and creator of spy scandals, HP has announced that it has just flogged its 100,000th Linux based server in Blighty.

Inside Oracle's bombshell plan to support Red Hat

[We interrupt your daily dose of the Microsoft-Novell fiasco to bring you this juicy tidbit from the Oracle-Red Hat saga - dcparris]

Oracle's bombshell plan to offer full support for Red Hat Inc.'s Linux distribution at half the price sent shock waves through the IT industry.

Pardus 2007 Beta 2 Screenshot Walkthrough

The second beta release of Pardus Linux 2007 is out. Code named "Sait Faik" after the great Turkish short story writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Pardus Linux 2007 comes with the following new features: multilingual installer supporting Turkish, English, German and Dutch; smaller packages and faster updates thanks to the improvements to the Pardus package manager PiSi; intuitive graphical interface of PiSi which makes software installation and updates much easier; fast start-up thanks the new init system developed using the Pardus configuration framework ÇOMAR. The new release also includes a new Tulliana icon set..

Microsoft vs. Linux: An Updated Perspective

In the war between Microsoft and those that support Linux, there have been many phases. Most of this war, like most wars, has been concealed by the “fog of war” and propaganda from both camps. Initially, both sides seemed more interested in positioning than in true discourse, and if Microsoft used undue pressure (often positioned as FUD), the Open Source community seemed willing to use outright physical attacks against Microsoft platforms to make their point.

[Hey, everyone needs some comic relief now and then. - dcparris]

Turbolinux proposes mobile Linux for consumers

TOKYO — Turbolinux, Inc., a major Linux operating system supplier in Japan, said it will offer a Linux booting device in an iPod-sized media player as a way to promote Linux among consumers.

DSL 3.1 Screenshot Walkthrough

Damn Small Linux 3.1 has been released: Converted 54 Lua and Lua/Fltk programs to Lua 5.1.1 Fltk 1.1 via MurgaLua interface; Updated SQLite to 3.3.6; made Unionfs the default boot; improved mount tool for 'after boot' pen drive support; updated hard drive install for consistent fstab; New boot option 'dosswapfile' to auto-scan or specify DOS swap file; new boot option 'fuse' to load upon boot the FUSE file system; improved Antiword fonts; added right click to MyDSL Icon for easy UCItool access; changed color escape codes to echo commands; made mydsl boot option consistent with restore boot option; new theme..

Ubuntu CE 2.0 Screenshot Walkthrough

We are excited to announce the release of Ubuntu CE v2.0. Improvements have been made all around, such as faster system boot up times, faster GNOME start up times, improvements to the user interface, a shiny new optimized kernel, GNOME 2.16 and much more.

Novell abandons Hula open source collaboration project

  • Computer Business Review; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on Nov 30, 2006 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell Inc has abandoned the Hula open source collaboration server project it started in February 2005, saying that it could not justify its investment in the project.

PolyServe Joins Red Hat Advanced Software Partner Program

PolyServe Software Solutions Receive Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

''sergeant'' ZABBIX for your Network

Check this tutorial on Sergeant, an OpenSource monitoring software that provides real-time alerts and generates detailed graphs for various events related to network hardware and application servers

Introducing the Novell's Cunning Plan™

So what if Novell had not sold out? If we consider that the Novell executives are not the donkeys some would like to see in order to give way to their own arguments, the scenario of the « Novell's Cunning Plan ™ » comes to mind. What this means is that Novell may perhaps have defined a strategy that would trap Microsoft and let Novell grow its market share of Linux and other software.

Title: Linux Kernel "get_fdb_entries()" Integer Overflow ...

Eugene Teo has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Cool Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail

Gmail works well for me. I use it almost exclusively, even forwarding emails sent to my other addresses to my Google mail account. I like its labeling function and the tightly integrated chat feature that saves each conversation in the mail archives. But recently, I discovered a few Greasemonkey scripts that make Gmail even better.

Novell's Susan Heystee to Oversee Microsoft Pact in Strategic Partner Role

General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances Will Manage Company-wide Implementation of Microsoft Agreement

Multimedia-oriented mobile apps processor runs Linux

3DLabs is sampling a unique mobile applications processor supported initially under Linux 2.6. The DMS-02 combines a pair of ARM9-EJ cores with 24 FPUs (floating-point units). It targets portable digital entertainment, portable navigation, video conferencing, automotive infotainment, video surveillance, and high-end mobile handsets.

SCO No Longer Matters

You may have noticed that I don't cover news about the never-ending SCO vs. IBM, Linux, Novell, et al much anymore. There's a reason for that: SCO doesn't matter anymore.

Why Flash 9 for Linux is taking so long

Adobe skipped a version of Flash for Linux and released stable versions of the Flash 9 player for Windows and Mac OS X long before the beta of Flash 9 to Linux users. Paul Betlem, senior director of engineering for Adobe, explained why the process is taking so long.

FizzBall - A well designed enjoyable game for Linux

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Nov 30, 2006 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
This is a review of a fantastic albeit paid game called FizzBall which has been released for the Linux platform. The game is gorgeously animated and well illustrated and is developed by a professional game developing company. What is worth noting is that professional game developers have started eyeing the Linux platform rather seriously which is good news for all Linux enthusiasts.

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