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How to migrate from Ximian Evolution to Mozilla Thunderbird

I've always liked Mozilla Mail -- when I have to use Windows, it's my preferred email client. So naturally I've kept an eye on the Mozilla Thunderbird standalone email application and given it a test drive or two. When the latest release hit the Internet a few weeks ago I decided that perhaps, as with the Firefox browser, it was finally time for me to make the switch.

Linux standard gains big-name backers

  • CNET News.com; By Matt Hines (Posted by dave on Sep 14, 2004 6:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A number of software makers and well-known IT vendors have agreed to endorse the Free Standards Group's latest Linux standard to help create common ground for companies building open-source technologies, the organization said Monday.

Penguin Europe: The EuroLugs network project

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 14, 2004 4:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Last April, many GNU/Linux users, organized by the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), met in Brussels to demonstrate before the European Parliament (EP) against the introduction of software patents in the European Union. During the event, further protests were coordinated for the following month in many European cities. Eventually, the guys in Brussels found themselves asking, why don't we do this systematically? More precisely, why don't we create EuroLugs, a permanent network of all European LUGS and FLOSS associations, so we can act faster, all together and more effectively?

Novell Releases New Linux Management Tool

Novell's latest ZENWorks program can manage multiple Linux systems over a network.

How to Use ZenTest with Ruby

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Sep 14, 2004 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An introduction to using refactoring, unit testing and ZenTest on existing code.

Firefox Preview Release and Thunderbird 0.8 Available

Mozilla Foundation Adds New Features to Firefox and Thunderbird as New Apps Near 1.0 Launch.

First Security Bug Bounty Payments Awarded

Mozilla Foundation announces first payments of security bug bounty program, further strengthens browser security.

Sun sets up open-source Solaris project

  • ZDNet.co.uk (Posted by dave on Sep 14, 2004 3:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems will create an open-source project around its Solaris 10 operating system by the end of the year, company executives said on Monday.

Novell sees a 'both-source' future

  • CNET News.com; By Andrew Donoghue (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell asserts that the future of software development will not be found in the open-source or proprietary models, but in one that combines the best of both worlds--or "both source" as the company calls it.

iTools' Value Less for Linux Users

iTools for Red Hat Linux and Fedora Linux don't provide the same level of value for open-source operating system users as their Mac OS counterpart.

Can open source software free your mind?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How do you organize all those little notes and ideas that you have spread out all over the place in a way that you can actually use them and make have them make some sense? That's one of the goals of a class of software known as mind mapping. Once the realm only of high-priced commercial applications, there is now at least one open source option. It's called FreeMind and it's licensed under the GPL.

Moving to the Linux Business Desktop

  • Help Net Security (Posted by VISITOR on Sep 13, 2004 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I've read countless articles debating whether Linux is ready for the desktop showcasing the strengths and weaknesses of this OS. This book goes beyond that discussion as the author doesn't think Linux is just ready for the desktop but for the business desktop. Did Gagne manage to guide the reader as well as in his previous books? Read on and find out.

ReactOS - The Open Source Windows NT

Despite the rapid growth of alternatives to Windows, there is a considerable number that have tried the alternatives, still prefer Windows but are frustrated with some of Microsoft's policies. There are many good concepts throughout the NT kernel, but there is a great deal of it that is flawed or leaves much to be desired. Unfortunately, without access to the source code, none of us can fix it. Enter ReactOS. This operating system is a young but rapidly growing open source clone of Windows NT. Wesley Parish contributed the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which analyses the benefits and drawbacks of the operating system.

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Steps Up

Review: Novell's first post-acquisition release has the features to take on Red Hat.

Speech Code From I.B.M. to Become Open Source

  • The New York Times; By Steve Lohr (Posted by mayandar on Sep 13, 2004 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I.B.M. plans to announce today that it will contribute some of its speech-recognition software to two open-source software groups..

Opinion: Regarding the Linux Gaming

  • OSnews (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux gaming. Let's face it - it's terrible. Tux Racer? Please. Quake III, okay, I'll give you that. NeverWinter Nights? If you can get it to work. WINE? If you have enough hair left to pull out, WINE is a good choice.

Linux MIDI: a Brief History, Part 1

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An overview of the creation and evolution of MIDI, from early standalone equipment to an all-in-one computerized composition environment.

Linux Standard Base is the perfect retort

  • ZDNet.co.uk (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 7:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
A single Linux specification doesn't mean the end of individuality. In fact, it is just what the open-source industry needs to answer Microsoft's propaganda

IBM and Brazilian government expand Linux partnership

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM Corp. has expanded its relationship with the Brazilian government by signing a cooperation agreement to spend $1 million on the creation of a Knowledge and Technology Center to promote and develop the use of open software and standards.

Linux Aims For The Desktop

  • Information Week; By Larry Greenemeier (Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2004 6:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Security and pricing concerns are causing companies to consider alternatives to Windows, but adoption of the open-source operating system has been slow.

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