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Novell stacks Linux with Oracle and JBoss

Novell today mixed Linux with proprietary offerings from Oracle and JBoss with the introduction of what it describes as a "mixed source" software stack. Combined with approved server hardware from HP, the validated software configuration is designed to reduce the risks for customers deploying integrated, multi-application solution stacks on Linux.

The Penguin Sees Red

  • CIO Magazine (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 3:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source computing has sparked a revolution in South America, but the heads of Microsoft say they aren't losing any sleep over the trend. With developing countries the world over looking to cut IT costs, maybe they should be . . .

KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD Screenshot Tour announced - The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

OSDir has the shots of KDE 3.4.1 Klax Live-CD.

Linux line laid out at Govis

Open source champion Igor Portugal, from developer Asterisk, told a Govis audience that Linux is less of a worry from the security point of view than proprietary operating systems because fixes are likely to emerge more quickly.

Mozilla unveils next-gen Firefox to developers

  •; By Iain Thomson (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Mozilla Foundation has released the code for its next-generation Firefox 1.1 browser, codenamed Deer Park Alpha 1. The latest version features enhancements including a "sanitise" button that automatically clears out browsing history, cookies, cache, form information, and other personal data.

CoolTechZone: The Future of Linux on Laptops

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apparently HP has announced that they will be shipping laptops that will support the Linux OS 100% and CoolTechZone has a little write-up on what exactly HP has promised.

SafeDesk Server System Thinks Thin

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Review: SafeDesk's thin-client Linux app deployment software can save time and hardware.

Microsoft server software challenges Linux offerings

Windows is taking the server operating systems market by storm -- and Linux has no hope of catching it, according to market researcher IDC.

Unlocking The Secrets Of Open-Source Success

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The story of open-source software has largely been one of success to date. Open source has grown exponentially in popularity among Web users, and it's making headway in corporate application-development environments, even influencing the ways in which proprietary app vendors create and distribute their own products.

Carrier-grade Capabilities May Ring Up Big Linux Sales

  • Investor's Business Daily (subscription) (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If Linux can run your business, why not your phone system? Companies that sell the open-source software hope more telecom and networking firms start asking that question. They're launching beefed-up versions of the open-source software to convince users that Linux can do the job of trusty old Unix — for a lot less money.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Compiling the kernel - Vanilla vs distro supplied? What to be aware of Linux screen recordings with vnc2swf and vnc2rec Package managment vs Rolling your own - Using Checkinstall Techie video shows available on the net And much, much more

IT giants accused of exploiting open source

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Major companies that sell open source software have been accused by a top EU official of treating open source developers as mere subcontractors

Golden's Rules: Open source ERP directions and predictions

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the past year, as I've attended open source conferences like LinuxWorld and the Open Source Business Conference, I've noticed an interesting phenomenon. The sessions have shifted away from Linux-specific topics and started including presentations on enterprise applications - especially ERP. But why is this broader focus happening now? What does it mean? And what does it imply for the future of open source?

SafeDesk, Others Ease LTSP Setup

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Third-party tools such as SafeDesk Server make it easier to get an LTSP thin client up and running.

KDE Project Offers Kolab Groupware Services to its Contributors

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
At the Dutch KDE-PIM meeting in Annahoeve last weekend it was announced that the KDE project will offer groupware services to all KDE contributors using the Free Software groupware server Kolab2. This means that every KDE project or contributor can get a Kolab2 account for sharing tasks, appointments, contacts and email.

Who will defend open source?

  • Computerworld Singapore (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), chaired by Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen, announced that it would provide legal services free of charge to the Wine project, an open source implementation of the Windows API on Unix-based systems. And the funny thing is, to my knowledge the Wine project hasn’t even been sued yet.

Canadian firm scores with open source call center

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
The decision to create a call center based on open source technology turned out to be a profitable one for Aheeva Technologies. The Montreal-based firm had long specialized in assisting firms choose, develop and manage interactive contact center systems based on proprietary technologies. But when Aheeva began moving forward with plans to branch out and offer hosted call center services, it found that the open source private branch exchange (PBX) Asterisk made the most financial and technical sense.

FreeNX Ups the Remote Linux Desktop Ante

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroeder (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
You fine folks who need to connect remotely to your Linux boxen and prefer to use a nice graphical desktop should take a look at FreeNX.

Red Hat Summit Day 1: You are here

The first Red Hat Summit kicked off this morning at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. The $999 conference is a way for Red Hat to offer education about Linux specifics and information about its direction to current and prospective customers.

Migrating from NetWare, NDS to Linux, OpenLDAP is a smooth ride, says user

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 1, 2005 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Any server administrator who came up through the Novell ranks knows the value of directories; Netware Directory Services has been a valuable tool to network admins for years, allowing for control of network access and applications.

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