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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.

Linux filesystem I/O for hard real-time applications

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- This whitepaper by FSMLabs product manager Matt Sherer looks at "VxIT," a VxWorks emulation layer that aims to provide developers with a strategy for transitioning VxWorks applications to real-time Linux. In particular, it shows how real-time VxWorks applications running under VxIT can transparently access the Linux filesystem.

Jabbering Up a Storm

  • Server Watch (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although Jabber is often discussed as if it were a single server or client, it is actually a set of streaming XML protocols and technologies containing a codebase from which all manners of instant messaging (IM) servers and clients are built. Jabber is a development platform for customizing and extending IM products adhering to the open and freely available Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).

Amazon picks up an intelligent Penguin

  • CNET; By Andy McCue (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Site deploys Linux-based business-intelligence tools to improve efficiency of its financial budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

Java database Daffodil DB v4.1 released with performance enhancements

Daffodil Software a leading provider of java based database solutions today announced the release of version 4.1 of its popular Java database - Daffodil DB.

Firefox Thrives Among Bloggers

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.

Appgen Accounting Software Now Imports QuickBooks(R) Data

  •; By Michael Camp (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 31, 2005 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Want to move to Linux in your business, but waiting because you use QuickBooks on Windows? You don't have to wait any longer...

Fast NASA Action Begets World's Largest Linux Supercomputer

  •; By Paul Korzeniowski (Posted by devnet on Mar 31, 2005 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The SGI Altix 3700 supercomputer presented NASA with a significant performance boost. The system relies on industry standard 64-bit Linux microprocessors, and each node scales up to support 256 processors with 3 terabytes of memory.

Dell Offering Linux Desktops with Red Hat Bundle

Mainstream PC Manufacturer Could Alter the Landscape Using Linux to Unseat Apple

Mandrakesoft completes Conectiva Acquisition

Mandrakesoft shareholders, at the extraordinary shareholders' meeting on March 30th 2005, approved the acquisition of Conectiva, the Brazilian Linux company. The necessary resolutions have been adopted, and thus the acquisition is now effective.

Quantum GIS Community : Interview with Jens Oberender

  •; By Tim Sutton (Posted by timlinux on Mar 31, 2005 8:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Welcome to this the 9th in our QGISSER interview series. This week we travel to Nuernberg, Germany to speak to Jens Oberender. Jens is a QGIS developer and co-developer of the Lingis project.

Linux Breaks Through to the Mainstream, Panelists Say

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At Ziff Davis Media's Enterprise Solutions virtual tradeshow, analysts say they see possibilities opening for Linux and that it is increasingly being considered a viable choice to run applications.

Minister to Launch Open Source Guide at Open Computing in Government Conference

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AUUG updates key speaker information and announces that Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, will launch the Australian Government's "Open Source Guide" at the second annual Australian conference on Open Computing in Government to be held next month.

Linux for the rest of us

Linspire sets out to introduce ordinary consumers to Linux. Gavin Dudley takes it for a spin to see how it stacks up against the opposition.

Google Hires Brian Ryner

Lead Mozilla Firefox developer Ben Goodger reports that Brian Ryner has become the latest Mozilla coder to be hired by Google. Brian has previously hacked Mozilla under the auspices of Netscape and IBM. Brian isn't the first Mozilla developer to be snapped up by Google: in the last few months, the search giant has also employed Ben Goodger and Darin Fisher. Expect an increase in speculation that Google is working on a Web browser over the next few days.

Stallman on the State of GNU/Linux

The Free (as in freedom) Software movement has changed a lot in the past two decades. During that time, there has been one constant that has kept the organization created to promote Free Software on the straight and narrow: Richard M. Stallman. Known around the community as simply "RMS," Stallman is the founder of the movement and continues to argue the advantages of totally non-proprietary computing. RMS kindly agreed to be interviewed again by OFB's Timothy R. Butler on what he is up to, where the Foundation's popular GPL license is heading and his perspective concerning various changes in the GNU/Linux community since his last interview here.

Copying and innovation: Where should open source draw the line?

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the creator of should be very flattered. ZDNet’s Datapoint notes the appearance of which is, for all intents and purposes, an open source clone of the social bookmarking site (If you haven’t tried out yet, I highly recommend it.) Mallett is also promoting his site as a competitor to

Linux looks to Hilton

  • Age (subscription) (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new group set up to advance the cause of free and open source software has decided to recruit socialite Paris Hilton into its ranks as a means to gain more exposure. The Open Source Development League said it was recruiting Ms Hilton because it knew of nobody else who had managed to gain such a degree of exposure despite having no apparent learning in this direction.

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