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Linux Solutions Company Releases Appliance Server Plug-In

Linux-based IT solutions company, Turbolinux, has initiated the international sales release of a plug-in CMU for existing COBALT users to migrate to Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 (TLAS2).

Intel's Core 2 Under Linux

By now, you've probably heard that Intel has a new chip out that went by the code-name “Conroe” but now goes by the names Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme. So while you may have read about how great these chips are under Windows, I bet you have heard little to no news about Linux performance or even Linux support. As usual, this is where Linux Hardware comes in to fill in the gaps.

15 Minute Linux Install

We have seen recovery CD's and DVD's from the likes of Dell and Gateway. Now LixSystems has adopted this scheme

Infotech and the law: Open-source licensing is at the crossroads

  • Washington Technology; By James Gatto (Posted by dcparris on Aug 22, 2006 8:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Users of open-source general public licenses should be prepared to decide early next year whether to stick with Version 2 of their GPL or opt for GPLv3.

Expand RSS Capabilities with RSS Extensions

For all its popularity, the RSS standard is surprisingly simple and, one can even write, limited. RSS does not pretend to do many things, but it is designed to be extended through RSS modules. This article introduces three popular RSS extensions and explains how to design your own extensions.

Centeris Helps Windows, Linux Systems Get Along

eWEEK Labs: Centeris Likewise Management Suite 2.0 allows IT managers to easily integrate Linux systems into Windows networks, using a familiar interface and directory system.

[The likewise license is non-libre. You mean to tell me someone can't figure out how to make money without tying us to stupid non-libre license terms? - dcparris]

Desktop Linux survey launches launched its 2006 Desktop Linux survey on August 21, asking users of Linux desktops to identify what distributions they use, as well as their choice of windowing environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), web browsers, email clients, and Windows-on-Linux solutions.

Immanuel: KDE Introduces New Server

  • KDE Dot News; By Wade Oslon & Daniel Molkentin (Posted by dcparris on Aug 22, 2006 5:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
With a donation of a new Poweredge server from Dell Inc., and a successful hardware fundraiser for disks last month, the long-suffering site gets a welcome upgrade, and a new hosting package from the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum. Read on for the details on the new server, Immanuel.

Debian Etch Beta 3 Graphical Installer Screenshot Tour reports - The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Major new features introduced with this release includes the option to install using a graphical user interface on i386 and amd64. OSDir has some great shots of Etch Beta 3 graphical installer in the Debian Installer Etch Beta 3 Screenshot Tour.

Gpl Versions 2 and 3 Will Co-Exist for Some Time, Says Author

  •; By Dan Nicolae Alexa (Posted by dcparris on Aug 22, 2006 4:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The co-author of the General Public License, which governs the open-source software, has recently admitted that version 3 of the GPL and its previous version will have to co-exist.

New GNUmed Release

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Karsten Hilbert (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 22, 2006 4:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We are happy to announce the release of GNUmed 0.2"Librarian". This version adds several important features: - server can be installed on MS/Windows, too - client runs on MS/Windows, too - remote control client from legacy applications - patient demographics import interface - managing staff members from within the user interface - searching the medical record - a complete document management system

Open source Mac media center alternatives

Apple introduced Front Row, its integrated music, video, and slideshow media center, in October 2005 to positive reviews. But not everyone was content with Apple's offering; after all, Front Row runs only on certain models of Mac hardware, and its features -- though slick -- are not expandable. These days, two open source projects are out to compete in the Mac media center arena. iTheater and CenterStage add hardware compatibility, additional features, and source code.

Oracle Leaving Linux to Red Hat -- for Now

Just days after Red Hat announced the JBoss acquisition, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told The Financial Times that his company was looking into introducing its own Linux-based operating system. But JBoss founder Marc Fleury told about 50 investors at Red Hat's annual shareholders meeting Thursday that there's little reason for Red Hat or Oracle to disrupt their relationship.

GNOME and Google reach out to women

GNOME's Women's Summer Outreach Program (WSOP) is underway, with twice the number of projects originally scheduled, thanks to Google's generosity. The program has not only brought a few more women into the GNOME fold, but it seems to have jump-started efforts to actively recruit female developers within other open source projects as well.

A walk in the park with Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux is a small Linux live CD distribution that can boot from a CD, DVD, or USB drive; a hard disk is optional. According to the Puppy Linux Web site, Puppy's goals include being Linux newbie-friendly, booting and running quickly, and including all the applications typical users need. The newest version is its most usable yet.

S&p raises rating on Red Hat to 'B+'

Standard & Poor's Rating Services said Monday it raised its corporate credit and senior unsecured ratings on open source software maker Red Hat Inc.

extendedPDF: Professional PDF controls for

In early versions of, exporting to PDF required setting up a printer driver and offered few options. PDF export is vastly improved since version 2.0, since it is built-in and offers some control over the degree of image compression, the initial view, and user interface. However, even these controls are basic. They are certainly far behind the desktop tools available for Adobe Acrobat in Windows and OS X. For this reason, extendedPDF is an essential tool for those who need fine-control over their PDF output from in GNU/Linux.

Why Was Linux Successful (and Will It Stay So)?

Internet News reported on a panel discussion of the reasons why Linux was successful. I had been thinking about that myself recently, and had earlier found an older but more detailed article on the same subject.

Report: Must-Haves For The Linux Road Warrior

Network-centric services are connecting users to some truly valuable data. For the price of a computer, a network connection, and a browser, you can find information on just about anything, from anywhere on the planet. Rob Reilly takes time from his travels to demo two valuable road warrior tools.

Cleversafe: Scattering the Pieces

  • NY Times; By John Markoff (Posted by sharonpr on Aug 21, 2006 9:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today’s New York Times reports on the new open source storage project called Cleversafe that secures data by “Scattering the Pieces" (

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