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'Open source, more than Linux, the real winner for business'

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CSC, formerly Computer Sciences Corporation, is a fortune 500 company supplying high level IT services to companies and government agencies in 76 locations on 6 continents . The organisation employs nearly 80 000 people and reported revenues of US$13.9 billion last year. In November CSC Leading Edge Forum completed 18 months of research into OSS. The report Open Source: Open for Business (7.8 MB) explores the usage and potential of open source both within the company and amongst its heavyweight client base.

Samba, Soccer and Open Source

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since the election of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil has gradually become a beachhead for Open Source, and consequently a thorn in Microsoft's side. Soon after his election, President da Silva appointed Sergio Amadeu, an academic and Open Source enthusiast, to head Brazil's National Information Technology Institute. Announces New Improved Format:

In an effort to be more competitive with other Linux news sites, has improved the site interface and added more visually appealing graphics and advertising. Editors Note: The author of this story (Paul Ferris) wishes to apologize to the members of the Linux Community that were unintentionally offended by this article.

Improved Popup Blocker Available for Testing

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Asa Dotzler wrote in to tell us that the Mozilla Foundation is testing a patch for Mozilla Firefox that improves popup blocking. In a recent weeks, a number of advertising networks (once again, we won't mention Fastclick by name) have started exploiting the fact that Firefox's popup blocker doesn't stop popups launched by plugins (for example, Flash movies) by default. The patch, which is available as a signed extension for testing purposes, adds no new functionality but does change a couple of hidden preferences.

Nessie - The Loch Ness Monster of Programming Languages

a new programming language has been sighted, it goes by the affectionate name "nessie" and it claims to be the loch ness monster of programming languages.

Every Market That Rises Must Converge

  • Tech Central Station (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The advent of open-source software has been hailed as the most significant event in computing since Apple played David to IBM's Goliath. Yet, while open-source code can be found practically everywhere these days, the companies dedicated to bringing it into the mainstream have had a rough time staying afloat. To economists, open-source's growing pains offer fascinating insights into the impact of technological change on the way markets are organized. But to firms now investing billions of dollars in IT infrastructure, there's nothing academic about the issue.

Using KOffice to create good-looking reports

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 4:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE is featuring an article about using KOffice to create good-looking reports. The article covers importing from a database into KSpread, preparing the data for KChart and formatting it in KWord.

KDE Chooses BitKeeper for Source Code Repository

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Due to severe problems with the scheduled migration of KDE's massive source code repository from the CVS revision control system to Subversion, the KDE project has decided to opt for the BitKeeper source control system as the more pragmatic choice. The full press release follows; further details on what this will mean to KDE developers and contributors requiring repository access will be posted shortly to the KDE Wiki.

Device Profile: First Technologies FXA-50 networked media player

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Finland-based First Technologies is offering a Linux-based network media player for signage and advertising applications in the transportation, hospitality, and corporate markets. The FXA-50 features a depth of less than 2 inches, LCD display options from 3.9 to 10.4 inches, and central management software supporting a variety of network transports.

A Motherboard Upgrade HOWTO

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tips and directions for replacing your computer's motherboard--from deciding whether it's worth the hassle to tweaking the BIOS.

My Workstation OS: Yoper Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 1, 2005 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My journey with Linux, since 2003, has been a roller-coaster ride with its fair share of bumps. But I have finally settled down with one of the best distros around, Yoper, which stands out for features like usability, available packages, hardware detection, and support.

One-on-one with Miguel de Icaza

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: Interview
One of the highlights of my trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell. Like everyone else at BrainShare, Miguel was on a tight schedule, but he took time out from preparing a Friday morning keynote to do this interview.

Subscriptions lift Red Hat revenue

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Strong showing in corporate subscriptions boosts revenue by 56 percent in the fourth quarter for the Linux seller.

Apache Maven and Rational Application Developer

This article shows how to set up a portal project infrastructure in Rational Application Developer that can be used to perform daily builds using Apache Maven.

PHP 4.3.11 & 5.0.4 Released!

  • Mailing list; By Ilia Alshanetsky (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: PHP
The PHP Development Team would like to announce the immediate release of PHP 4.3.11 and 5.0.4. These are maintenance releases that in addition to fixing over 70 non-critical bugs, address several security issues. The addressed security issues include fixes to the exif and fbsql extensions, as well as fixes to unserialize(), swf_definepoly() and getimagesize().

Distribution migration and binary compatibility considerations

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 31, 2005 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Learn about binary compatibility as it relates to the different operating environments that run on Linux on POWER. Learn about new technologies that can provide performance enhancements for a Linux on POWER application, and follow steps to ensure binary compatibility across multiple distributions in the future.

Report: WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 1

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 12:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this series we'll give tips and observations on using a current generation WiFi enabled PDA with Linux desktops and servers. The plan is to save you some research time by showing you what has worked for us, using a standard off-the-shelf PDA and a Linux-based operation.

Google Search Enhanced for Firefox

Google Blog is reporting that Google is now faster on Firefox and Gecko-based browsers. Google has started using prefetching to start downloading top results even before the user clicks on them. This allows the user to view search results faster. Prefetching is not available on Internet Explorer and other non-mozilla browsers.

Foresight Desktop Linux

  •; By (Posted by tuxme on Mar 31, 2005 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
Foresight Desktop Linux is a young distribution that distinguishes itself by its unique package management system. While still in pre-release status, Tuxme took a brief look at its features and voiced our first impressions. Read on to find out more.

pmacct, a new accounting and aggregation tool for IPv4/IPv6 traffic

  • Announcement; By P. Lucente (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 31, 2005 12:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
pmacct is a small set of tools to account and aggregate IPv4 and IPv6 traffic; aggregation revolves around the key concept of communication primitives which may be arbitrarily combined to form complex aggregation methods; data is collected either using libpcap or through Cisco NetFlow v1/v5/v9. Aggregates can be stored into memory tables and SQL databases.

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