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Show shines light on desktop Linux

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While many Linux converts are focused on moving their data centers off of Unix, a second front for Linux migration soon could take shape on corporate desktops.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 21 February 2005

  • Mailing list; By Ulrich Plate (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 5:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Gentoo
With a report from last week's Gentoo booth at the Linux World Expo in Boston, reminders for FOSDEM and the Gentoo UK conference, and news about how to subscribe to Gentoo RSS feeds, this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter is again full of interesting articles for users and developers alike. The Future Zone introduces a very peculiar piece of hardware and the process of its Gentooification, several articles about Gentoo and derived news are to be found in the press clipping section, and of course many of the usual items, GLSAs, bug statistics, and a new developer to be welcomed on board. Enjoy your newsletter!

Convert a Windows system to dual-boot Linux on a second drive

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I was recently assigned the task of converting a system running Windows XP to dual-boot Windows and Linux. The user needed to run Windows most of the time, but occasionally needed to boot Linux to run special applications. The one overriding requirement was to change the existing Windows setup as little as possible. In this case, that meant adding a second hard drive. Easy enough, right? Well, not so fast.

Linux: Ready, willing and able

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some of the industry's most powerful vendors came to the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston last week with a simple message: Linux is ready for prime time.

Linux World Boston - Hijacking a Community

  • LXer; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by tadelste on Feb 21, 2005 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Community
Have vendors hijacked Linux? Who owns Linux now?

SCALE 3X Wrapup Report

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 21, 2005 3:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On the scene in LA for a grass-roots expo.

Must-have open source software for a mixed environment

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 20, 2005 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I am a software architect working in a mixed environment, with both Linux and Windows systems on the network. As happens with many others working in IT, different projects often require me to take on additional roles, like system administration, quality control, programming, and sometimes even documentation. To balance out the different tasks and roles, I depend on several open source applications, regardless of what platform I'm in, what project I'm on, or what position I'm filling at the moment.

German Television Interviewing Blake Ross

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Feb 20, 2005 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
A streaming video of tonight's edition of Neues is now online in RealVideo 9 format. The interview with Blake starts at 17 minutes and 40 seconds in.

Novell Wins LinuxWorld Awards for Product Excellence

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Feb 20, 2005 5:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Honors for security and management solutions demonstrate depth, breadth of Novell's Linux-based offerings

Vidalinux 1.1 Review

  • LinuxTimes.net; By Tarun Agnani (Posted by LTN on Feb 19, 2005 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
Vidalinux is a Gentoo based desktop OS from our friends in Puerto Rico In this article, I will review Vidalinux 1.1 with a special comparison to Gentoo. Vidalinux isn't all that old: version 1.0 was released in August 2004. This original release was followed up by 1.1 late 2004 (Christmas Day actually). I spoke with Vidalinux developers and they were more than happy to provide me with a copy of the Premium Edition.

Microsoft vs. Wine: Deja Vu on the FUD Front

For years, Wine's programmers have been working on making Windows applications run on Linux and other Unix platforms. Now, Microsoft set to use its Genuine Advantage program to make it look like Wine is busted. Will Redmond get away with this familiar FUD attack?

OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours

OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours for Feb 17, 2005.

Another group of interesting apps and distros crossed our desk this week including KDE 3.4 beta 2, Xandros Desktop OS 3 OCE, Hiweed Linux 0.6 RC1, Blin Linux 2.0, PaiPix Linux 3.7, and Parsix GNULinux 0.45. Did you know you can submit your app or distro?

Mozilla at FOSDEM 2005

The Mozilla project will be represented at the FOSDEM 2005 conference in Brussels on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February. The proceedings in the Mozilla Developers' Room are being organised by Axel Hecht. Talks will cover topics such as Mozilla Europe, Mozilla 2.0, XulRunner, Bugzilla, Camino and localisation. Speakers include Axel Hecht, Gervase Markham, Hisham El-Emam, Robert Kaiser, Ludovic Hirlimann and Tristan Nitot.

New IDN Homograph Spoofing Response: IDN Will Not Be Disabled

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Feb 19, 2005 6:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the wake of the international domain name (IDN) homograph spoofing vulnerability, the Mozilla Foundation announced it would disable IDN support by default as a temporary measure. However, a less drastic solution has now been found...

'SCOX' is no longer valid. It has changed to SCOXE

  • LXer; By Dave Whitinger (Posted by dave on Feb 19, 2005 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
My daily check of their stock price has revealed that their ticker symbol is no longer valid. The extra E is a flag that SCO is not in compliance with the SEC's regulations.

FOSDEM 2005: Python Bindings Interview

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Feb 19, 2005 6:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
Simon Edwards will be talking about KDE application development using Python in the FOSDEM KDE Developer's Room. In the interview below he talks about the advantages of Python, how it compares to other languages and whether KDE should be rewritten in Python.

Pioneering tomorrow's IT

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Feb 19, 2005 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What does it mean to be an open enterprise? Open source software and open standards are easy enough to define. Figuring out how they fit into an enterprise IT strategy, however, can be a little trickier.

Porting enterprise apps from UNIX to Linux

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 19, 2005 5:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Much of today's enterprise-level software on UNIX caters to the business needs of large companies. And so it must support emerging technologies and follow the rapidly evolving market trends, such as the proliferation of the powerful, flexible Linux operating system. Because much of this software is large, multi-threaded, and multi-process, porting it to Linux presents challenges.

Red Hat: Fedora will engage customers

Top Linux seller Red Hat acknowledged on Friday a misstep in its relations with technology enthusiasts but said the profit motive is helping it to mend its ways.

Debian Project at several Conferences worldwide

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dave on Feb 18, 2005 3:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project participates.

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