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Intel, IBM, Featured at Open Source Developer Event

Dublin, Ireland - (The Hosting News) - October 12, 2006 - NLnet, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Desktop Linux (DTL) group, and the KDE open source development community, recently hosted an ODF Day at aKademy 2006.

EU Increases Support Open Source Solutions

October 13th, 2006: The European Union Commission is getting behind open source software with the creation of a web portal it hopes will increase public sector adoption of open solutions.

Web Crimes

  • O'Reilly Linux DevCenter; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 12, 2006 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Web developers never visit their own sites or surf the Web at all. If they did, we would not have so many pure suck Web sites. Readability, navigability, and persistent searchable archives are apparently Crimes Against L33t Web Development. Why do site owners spend zillions of dollars for poo?

Who's Winning the Usage Stats Race? Firefox or IE?

Who is winning the usage statistic race and who is getting relegated to the background? Firefox or IE. This is a question playing on everyone’s minds, what with two different browser statistics and contradictory reports issued over the past week, highlighting the difficultly in obtaining accurate usage numbers of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Episode 35 - Fluxbox

In this episode: Slackware 11, a free course from, adding Ogg Vorbis files to main feed; a discussion of the Fluxbox window manager (helpful information is here, here, and here); a Listener Tip; listener feedback.

Linux gains commercial IPv6 stack

LVL7 Systems is shipping a new version of its Fastpath IP stack that adds support for Linux-based systems operating in IPv6 networks. Fastpath 4.4.3 also supports a broader line of StrataXGS II and III chips from Broadcom, and includes provisions for dual IPv4/v6 stacks, IPv6 addressing, and OSPFv3, according to the company.

Pumpkin seeds to power mobile networks

MTN, Ericsson and the GSM Association have set up a project in Nigeria to demonstrate the potential of using biofuels to power mobile network base stations in areas beyond the power grid in developing nations.

Reiser filesystem development to continue

Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested in Oakland, California as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina Reiser. As the news of his arrest spreads in the free and open software communities, a growing concern is the effect that the case might have on Namesys, Hans Reiser's company, as well as the future of his filesystem work.

Google mixes up letters and numbers

Writely, meet SpreadsheetsGoogle has combined its online word processing and spreadsheet applications through a common interface, single sign-in and data repository.

Real-time Linux gains real-time JVM

Real-time JVM (Java virtual machine) specialist Aonix and real-time Linux specialist Concurrent Computer Corp. have formed a joint development and marketing partnership. The deal leverages the combination of Aonix's PERC real-time JVM and tools, along with Concurrent's RedHawk Linux and SUSE-based real-time offerings for multi-processor x86 systems, the companies say.

The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.4

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm (Posted by falko on Oct 12, 2006 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This is a detailed description about how to set up a CentOS 4.4 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.4, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

EC boosts open source

Sets up consortium for software poolingThe European Commission has taken steps to promote the use of open source systems and software in the public sector.

Version Control for Linux

Version control systems or source configuration systems (SCM) is one of the most important tools you probably didn't learn in school, mainly because without one an accident is inevitable. In this article get an overview of SCM, including its benefits and architecture, CVS, Subversion, Arch, Git, and a compare and contrast of new approaches to earlier methods.

"Multiplied" Linux Desktop Migration Strategy for Novell SLED 10 and openSUSE 10.1

With the excitement surrounding the launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and openSUSE 10.1, it is clear that Novell has a winner with its new desktop strategy. Customers are choosing to migrate to SLED 10 because of its increased reliability, security, performance, cost savings and global support when compared to Windows desktops and other environments.

Portland points desktop Linux at $10 billion market

Nearly a year in the making, the OSDL and today announced general availability of Portland 1.0, the first set of common interfaces for GNOME and KDE desktops. This support may be a small step for GNOME and KDE, but it's a giant leap for the Linux desktop.

KDE 3.5.5 Hits the Streets

The KDE developers are pleased to announce the release of KDE 3.5.5. This release includes plenty of bug fixes and updated translations for 65 languages but also features improvements such as version 0.12.3 of Kopete, sudo in kdesu, CUPS 1.2 support and speed improvements in KHTML.

[This week, just like I said it would - Scott]

UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Stutz (Posted by solrac on Oct 12, 2006 1:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Did you know that blogging and UNIX go hand in hand? The native Web and text-processing tools of UNIX enable you to create your blogs quickly and easily. Discover command-line tools and some handy tips for improving your UNIX blogging skills.

wakeonlan from Debian and from the router

  •; By wjl (Posted by wjl on Oct 12, 2006 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
You probably know this situation: you’re at work, or on holiday, and you need an information from your machine at home. Or you’re at home, you have a working VPN to the company, but your workstation there is switched off. And of course you didn’t rsync whatever you need right at this moment, so…

Integrate secure GridFTP into Firefox

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Karan Bhatia, Michela Taufer, et al (Posted by solrac on Oct 11, 2006 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
This article describes a way to integrate a grid protocol into the Mozilla Firefox browser. This technique effectively extends the server-based grid to include controlled resources on the user's desktop or laptop. Specifically, the technique described here provides users with a secure and integrated way to access grid data resources stored on remote GridFTP servers.

QUALCOMM and Mozilla Develop Open Source Version of Eudora Email Program

QUALCOMM Incorporated and the Mozilla Foundation, today announced that future versions of Eudora® will be based upon the same technology platform as the open source Mozilla Thunderbird™ email program. Future versions of Eudora will be free and open source, while retaining Eudora's uniquely rich feature set and productivity enhancements.

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