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Linuxfest Northwest 2005: A Preview Article

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you live in or near the Pacific Northwest, you should be in Bellingham, Washington, this Saturday.

Scalix founder: Linux, Webmail are killer apps

Widespread dissatisfaction with current e-mail systems, particularly Microsoft Exchange and Outlook is spurring platform and e-mail server changes, according to Julie Hanna Farris, an electronic messaging innovator and founder of Scalix Inc., a messaging system vendor. In this setting, e-mail on Linux is shaping up to become the killer app in the enterprise application stack, said Farris in this interview about current and future e-mail trends. Also, e-mail client software (think Outlook) may be on the way out, pushed aside by Web-based e-mail systems, or Webmail. Farris has honed her e-mail trend intelligence gathering and prediction skills over 17 years in messaging. Besides Scalix, she was a founding executive for, which was acquired by Openwave, and companies whose enterprise portal software was acquired to became Sun JavaMail. She was a marketing executive at IBM/Lotus and began her career at BellSouth.

Laszlo Updates Open-Source App-Building Platform

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenLaszlo 3.0 provides two ways to deploy applications and features Unicode support and a new drawing API to support charting and graphing.

Q&A: Novell CEO touts Linux, identity products

  •; By Carol Sliwa (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
With NetWare usage continuing to decline, Novell is making Linux and "identity-driven computing" the focal points at this year's annual BrainShare user conference. CEO Jack Messman talked about his company's strategy, its efforts to court Windows users and recent shake-ups in Novell's executive ranks.

Open Source File Sharing with Torrents

  •; By mcangeli (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 27, 2005 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
From the creator of and comes a new website designed to make it easy to find different Linux distributions and tools.

Open Wallets for Open-Source Software

  • New York Times (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Venture capitalists are again embracing open-source technology companies, and a natural question may be whether some of them have perhaps lost their minds. [Free registration required]

Book review: "Firefox and Thunderbird Garage"

" Firefox and Thunderbird Garage," by Chris Hofmann, Marcia Knous, and John Hedtke, can help make a reader into a Mozilla master. The book contains clear directions, informative explanations, thoughtful commentary, helpful images, and entertaining eccentricities. From installation to advanced configuration, it addresses important issues with relevant details.

Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the "center-of-gravity" for Linux.

UK open source event - 25 June

  • LugRadio; By LugRadio (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 27, 2005 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups:
The UK's premier open source event takes place at the Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, on 25 June. With a community - not corporate - focus, LugRadio Live is your chance to have a laugh and a beer with other open source users and developers. There'll be Linux LAN gaming, a live recording of the open source radio show LugRadio and talks from speakers

Linux on Windows coming soon, according to Microsoft

For Linux diehards, what could be sweeter than the image of a pie in Bill's eye? Maybe the statements of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas last week: "We will add support for non-Windows virtual machines running on our Virtual Server, including Linux."

Red Hat launches Tamil Linux operating system

Red Hat India, a provider of open source solutions has launched a Tamil version of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system in the city today. The company already has local language operating system software in Bangla, Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati.

LQ Radio Interview #1 - Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser has released the first live LQ Radio interview. The interview features Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser. Topics covered include an in-depth look at the Sun Linux strategy, current trends in the Linux market, thoughts on Novell and Red Hat, Linux OEM preloads, the importance of open document formats, Linux in emerging areas, Open Sourcing OS/2, Linux standards and much more. Total running time is 1:16.

Build an IDS with Snort, Shadow, and ACID

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Every organization understands the importance of using a firewall to protect its assets. But what happens if someone finds a hole in the wall? What if the infiltrator is actually someone from within your organization who wants to access information that he shouldn't? To cover those contingencies, you need an intrusion detection system (IDS) to complement your firewall. Fortunately, with a minimum amount of time and money you can set up an IDS with open source tools such as Snort, Shadow, and ACID.

Adobe Reader for Linux Cleans Up Its Act

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New offerings make Linux, if not yet a first-class platform citizen, then at least one that's on the road to parity in terms of application compatibility.

Open wallets for open-source software

  • CNET (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VC firms are again embracing open-source companies, and a natural question may be whether some of them have perhaps lost their minds.

Novell and Leading Chinese Linux Firm CS2C to Expand Linux in China

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 6:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Agreement With China Standard Software Company Calls for Joint Technical, Marketing and Support Efforts to Accelerate Adoption of Linux

Study: Firefox Used By 1 Out 10 Business Professionals

  • Information Week; By Antone Gonsalves (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since the fourth quarter of 2004, Firefox usage has more than doubled among business professionals, according to management consultants Janco Associates Inc. It predicts the open-source browser will reach up to 25% of the market over the next quarter.

Firefox Used By 1 In 10 Business Professionals

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Firefox browser is used by more than 10 percent of business professionals, and that number could more than double by the end of the first half of the year, a management consulting company said Tuesday.

Debian Weekly News - April 26th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 17th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. According to analyst house IDC, Free Software is gaining ground in Europe, as one third of mid-to-large sized companies in Europe report significant use of a Free Software database management system. The leadership team had its first meeting whilst this issue was being prepared.

Integrated open source stacks to gain traction

As organizations build out their SOAs, open source software is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to commercial product suites. But a lack of integrated open source stacks and a slew of misconceptions still impede widespread adoption.

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