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Lphoto 2.0 Improves Photo Management on Desktop Linux with DVD and Flash Options

Linspire, Inc. Announces Major Upgrade to Open Source Digital Photo Software

Two million Thunderbirds are go

The Mozilla Foundation's email client has been downloaded two million times, but one analyst is sceptical about its chances - and has also downplayed the excitement around Firefox.

Rotten Grapes, IBM and Patents

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
IBM tries to have it both ways with supporting both patents and open source. And you know what, there's nothing wrong with that.

Mozilla Is Gaining on Godzilla

With the open-source community on its side and many lessons learned, the browser upstart keeps taking market-share from Microsoft. How's this for a mismatch? On one side, you have Microsoft, the world's largest software company, with $37 billion in revenues and 57,000 employees. On the other is the Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit with a $2 million budget and just 16 employees wedged into a single room in a Mountain View (Calif.) office park.

Libranet; Installing Software the Easy Way

  • TUX Magazine; By Jon Biddell (Posted by freethinker on Jan 12, 2005 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
One of the guys I work with saw me running Libranet on my workstation the other day and said “I bet you need an Engineering Degree to install software on that sucker”.... Sorry Jacob, you just lost a bet....

Vulnerability found in open-source audio player

  • CNET; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A vulnerability found in open-source MPEG audio player mpg123 received a "highly critical" rating Tuesday from security information provider Secunia.

Penn State's QFilter puts security in XML database queries

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New software developed at Penn State University promises to protect XML database queries and filter out unauthorized requests, thereby boosting query performance as many as 100 times, researchers said. QFilter, created by PSU School of Information assistant professor Dongwon Lee and three others at the university, can bypass the typical access control modules built into individual databases for security. The software can be deployed with off-the-shelf databases without requiring substantial changes to them, according to Lee.

Software Developments the Open Source Way

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open source revolution has taken root and is pointing the way to future software developments. A key driver for this, according to Inus Gouws, a senior information management (IM) consultant at Computer Associates Africa, are the growing is the acceptance of the open source philosophy - the sharing of knowledge for the good of all among like-minded people - than anything else.

GNOME Journal Issue 2

The latest issue of The GNOME Journal has just been published. This regularly published on-line magazine features original content and commentary for and by the GNOME Community.

Shun Linux and kiss your job security good-bye, part 1

  • (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
IT managers who think that their Microsoft certifications give them all the tenure they need are in for a rude awakening. In fact, says author Robin Miller, their pink slips are only a point-and-click away. Learn to use Linux, he said, or you'll be left behind. To help IT managers and users see how easy it is to use Linux, Miller has written Point & Click Linux: Your Guide to Trouble-Free Computing, which has just been published by Prentice Hall PTR. Miller, who is also editor-in-chief of Open Source Technology Group, offers tips on building Linux skills and easing a company and its users onto Linux desktops in this interview. In part two, he focuses on choosing tools and distributions and supporting Linux.

Are Vendor Certifications Worth It?

The Information Technology (I.T.) profession is overrun with technical certifications, many of dubious value. Questions often arise about the value of a certification. I argue that vendor-neutral certifications are better value propositions in the same way that vendor-neutral standards are. A vendor-neutral certification is likely to remain relevant longer, have a longer lifetime prior to expiration, and apply more broadly. Whether you agree or disagree, there are fewer vendor-neutral certifications from which to choose.

IBM accused of hypocrisy over patent collaboration

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Jan 12, 2005 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Campaigners say IBM is wrong to be lobbying in favour of software patents in in Europe, and claim it's just trying to win friends by opening up 500 patents.

The Linux Box Show, Episode 1

This is the first ever episode of The Linux Box Show, so I would really appreciate your input so that I can better service the FOSS community.

Debian Weekly News - January 11th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 5:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 2nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Knowing Knoppix is a beginner-friendly book to help new users with the Knoppix live CD. Bruno Torres conducted an interview with the Debian project leader Martin Michlmayr.

Packaging new fonts for a new year

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 5:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's nothing like a new set of typefaces for starting off the new year. Like snowflakes, no two are alike -- and also like snowflakes, they have to be handled just right. After you've found the fonts you want to spend the next 12 months with, here's how you can install them correctly and easily on your Linux system by getting your package management program to do it for you.

Book Review: Advanced UNIX Programming, 2nd Edition

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jan 12, 2005 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The updated version of this classic text is as well written, detailed and informative as the original.

To Evil! December 2004

In this month's mocking toast To Evil! Danny O'Brien laments the holiday habit of trying to hide one's evilness from Father Christmas, but finds those evil proprietary software people can't help being who they are. '...let's see whose been evil and not so evil down there in the chained world of proprietary software. That sorry place, where slipshod users cannot hide their sin, distracted as they are by demons only the unfree suffer: the draconian wiles of restrictively-licensed media companies, the constant hammer of pop-up ads and malware, and - most dread of all - closed-source software with hard-coded integer limits, running on AIX.'

Geotagging Web Pages and RSS Feeds

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jan 11, 2005 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Providing geographic metadata in Web sites and syndicated feeds can provide users with the ability to search easily for services and articles based on location and proximity.

Publishing with OOo Writer and DokuWiki

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 11, 2005 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story Writer offers a wide range of sophisticated tools for creating complex documents such as manuals and technical documentation. However, when it comes to publishing the finished results online, your options are rather limited. You can, of course, use OOo Web to convert existing files into HTML, but you might want a more powerful and flexible tool to maintain the published documents online -- a wiki, for example, and specifically DokuWiki, which is designed for documentation.

Thunderbird: Not Quite Ready for Business

The Mozilla e-mail client has all the stuff an experienced user needs and is more secure than Outlook, but it doesn't have the right stuff for most enterprises.

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