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Which Open Source Wiki Works For You?

A Wiki is a web site that can be edited directly by people browsing it. That way, they can add new content, correct errors or inaccuracies, and add their own comments, among other things. Since the debut of the original Wiki Wiki Web, many publicly available, usually open source, Wiki implementations have appeared, enabling webmasters to set up their own Wikis on their sites. These Wiki implementations vary in their features, ease of installation, syntax, and semantics.

Linux in Government: Stanislaus County Does Linux with a Best Practices Slant

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Nov 5, 2004 4:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A progress report on how one California county government systematically is turning to Linux and open source.

The MJPEG tools

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When it comes to video processing, many free software users don't look beyond the well-known mainstream utilities, like transcode and MPlayer. When these utilities don't produce the desired output, the MJPEG Tools suite might be able to help. Mature, feature-rich, and of extremely high quality, the MJPEG Tools provide video manipulation facilities that you can use either as a complete end-to-end solution or as a toolbox from which you can select the exact tool you need for a given job. Whether you need assistance with capturing, improving, or encoding video, the MJPEG Tools can help.

November Edition of the Linux Gazette Released (#108)

The Linux Gazette is a reader-supported monthly e-zine dedicated to two simple ideas: making Linux a little more fun, and sharing ideas and discoveries. Issue 108 of Linux Gazette is ready for viewing and downloading at

Tutorial: Keep an Eye on Your Linux Systems with Netstat

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maintaining a Linux system involves paying close attention to running services and network traffic. With netstat, you've got a powerful surveillance and troubleshooting tool.

German Firefox fans start fundraising campaign

Firefox supporters on Tuesday set up a Web site in Germany to raise funds for an ad in one of three German newspapers. This campaign has started only a few days after the New York Times (NYT) campaign finished, which raised a total of $250,000 dollars in 10 days. Michael Bona, one of the founders of the Web site, said he came up with the idea when he saw the press release for the NYT campaign.

PalmOne ponders Microsoft, Linux options

  • CNET; By Ina Fried (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Handheld-computer maker PalmOne is considering moves that would take it beyond the operating system that helped make the company a household name.

DB2 connection routing using Linux load balancing

Spread DB2 client connections across multiple servers with Balance, a powerful open source tool for the Linux platform. This article tells you what DB2 UDB connection routing is and explains how you can use it to balance your client requests on the Linux platform.

Q&A: Bernard Golden on why your future depends on open source

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: MySQL, PHP
Bernard Golden's webcast Why your future depends on open source lay out three main reasons why open source alternatives are sure to lay ahead for your organization. After Bernard's PowerPoint presentation, he took some questions from audience members, but some were left. We bring you these questions in this Q&A.

Microsoft: IP indemnification 'does include damages'

Microsoft has clarified its IP indemnification policy, saying that it will indemnify claimants against damages as well as just legal costs, but some legal observers say the company still needs to spell out the small print on the protection it is offering customers. Questions on Microsoft's indemnification policy were initially raised after chief executive Steve Ballmer wrote an email to customers claiming that Microsoft offered better protection against legal action over IP violations than its open-source rivals.

Linux Networx Launches Clustered Storage

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 12:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux cluster vendor Linux Networx has released the Xilo scalable clustered storage system. Combining management software, scalable file systems and storage devices, Xilo pools capacity from multiple storage devices into a single resource to distribute large files.

Open source intrusion prevention test tool released

  •; By Robert Jaques (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
US security firm TippingPoint has released its Tomahawk test software platform to the open source community, claiming that the offering is the first test tool designed to evaluate the capabilities of network-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS).

Open-source details hold up Solaris release

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
SAN FRANCISCO--Sun Microsystems is planning the bold move of releasing the source code of its Solaris operating system, but those eager for details of the plan may have to wait until early 2005.

Sun sees brighter days for Linux-Solaris alliance

With only two weeks to go before Sun Microsystems enters into the open source foray with its Solaris 10 operating system, the Sta. Clara-based company isn’t seeing adversity from the open source community, particularly with Linux developers. In fact, it sees some form of integration between Linux and Solaris 10 that may grow stronger in following years.

Wikalong - Margin Notes for the Web

While firefox is getting a lot of entirely due attention these days, there is a lot of really interesting extension work happening underneath the hood. One such extension that has a lot of potential is Wikalong examined in Wikalong - Margin Notes for the Web. It essentially is a wiki that sits in your firefox sidebar and changes depending on what site you're looking at. Great for annotating web pages while the Microsoft and SCO pages are naturally great fodder for gaming wikalong too.

Novell counters Microsoft's Linux 'facts' with 'truth'

Countering the latest salvo of Microsoft's Get the Facts campaign against open-source software, Novell yesterday launched a website devoted to "unbending the truth" about Linux in the enterprise. Novell CEO Jack Messman is also in the process of sending an email to Novell customers, to debunk a memo that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent to customers last week. Ballmer wrote that Windows has economic and security advantages over open-source software and warned that Linux users are fair game for intellectual property lawsuits.

OSDL and the Service Availability(TM) Forum Jointly Support OpenAIS Development

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Open Source Project is Designed to Meet the SA Forum's High Availability Specifications for Carrier Grade Linux

Linux Networx Releases New Clustered Storage System

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Xilo(TM) Scalable Storage System Provides High-Performance, Easy-to-Manage Storage for Linux Networx Systems

IT analysts' influence on open source adoption

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 4, 2004 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have now attended conferences held by two major IT analyst firms: Forrester and Gartner. While I have talked to (and quoted) many analysts over the years, these were the first times I watched them interact with their clients in person. Like it or not, these firms and their competitors are major influences on enterprise IT adoption.

Mozilla Firefox: It is Microsoft vs. Online community

It is not everyday that Microsoft feels threatened by something so trivial. But I am pretty sure that they would be terrified of November 9. Well, not exactly… they are going to rock the gaming world with the launch of Halo 2. But that day Mozilla Firefox also releases its first final version.

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