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Mandrake update for zlib (MDKSA-2004:090)

Mandrake update for cdrecord (MDKSA-2004:091)

Patent threat to open source is limited

  • (Posted by dave on Sep 8, 2004 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software providers may have less to fear from legal action over patents than proprietary software developers, according to a patent law specialist.

Open source Sender ID criticism touches IETF

Opposition to Microsoft Corp.'s licensing for a technology intended to stop spam and phishing is spreading, with calls made for one of the industry's leading standards bodies to update its Intellectual Property Rights policies.

New high-availability middleware for Linux

  • (Posted by dave on Sep 8, 2004 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Continuous Computing has ported its high-availability middleware for "hot standby" servers to Linux. UpSuite High Availability (HA) is application-transparent, for easy installation and maintenance, the company says, and is optimized for Xeon and Pentium processors on AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and rackmount servers.

Unisys Gets Deeper into Linux, Joins Red Hat Partner Community

  • Enterprise Linux I.T. (Posted by dave on Sep 8, 2004 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Unisys, the maker of high-end servers, has joined the Red Hat Partner Community, strengthening its ties to the Linux vendor. Unisys, formerly a Windows-only shop, began offering its ES7000 servers with the Linux operating system earier this summer.

OOo Off the Wall: The Outlining and the Ecstasy

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Sep 8, 2004 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With a bit of practice and some of these tips, you can become an outlining pro, even if you haven't done an outline since Freshmen Comp.

Linux Links Wirelessly

You say you prefer to work in Linux? All the better -- and it doesn't mean you have to be left out of the freedom wireless computing brings you. This tutorial teaches you how to configure a wireless network card under Linux. Upon completion, you'll know how to set up a Linux laptop for wireless transmission using Gentoo distribution as an example.

Linux cannot compete with Longhorn

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 8, 2004 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Wait. Hear me out. I'm not saying that because Longhorn is a superior platform in any way. I'm saying it because Longhorn is not real, it's just the latest codename for the next version of Windows. As everyone knows, the next version of Windows is always the best operating system of all time: it's always faster, more stable, and more secure than anything the world has ever seen before. Comparing a real operating system like GNU/Linux against the marketing dreams of the malignant monopoly from Redmond is like comparing your geekiness with Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet: a futile and unfulfilling exercise.

Review: Libranet 2.8.1

  •; By David (Posted by tim1980 on Sep 8, 2004 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Both Jon & Tal are easily approachable and friendly - something that a lot of distributions lack. Libranet is also fun. Using a computer should be fun, not a chore. Libranet is based on a mixture of 'sarge' (testing) and 'woody' (stable) Debian packages. 6.8RC4, the future of X is here

  •; By GweeDo767 (Posted by xiando on Sep 8, 2004 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
XFree86 is dead (if you ask me) and is here to replace that overweight non-moving dog. Here are some of the great new screen-shots of features in the latest release candidate!

Review: Xandros Desktop OS Open Circulation Edition 2.01

  •; By Tim Mullins (Posted by tim1980 on Sep 8, 2004 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
The following is a short review of Xandros Desktop OS Open Circulation Edition 2.01 otherwise known as the OC release. This is the first time there has been a freely downloadable version of Xandros in the companies history and I believed it was worth writing a review on. The OC Edition is a limited version of Xandros Desktop that is freely distributable, so you can get it for free and give it out to all your friends, family and co-workers.

Sybase First to Provide Free Linux Enterprise-Class Database for Production Use

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Sep 8, 2004 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Sybase ASE Express Edition for Linux is Available Immediately

Asynchronous I/O implementation for Red Hat Linux 9 .Relinking Oracle9iR2 to utilize AIO

  • LXer; By Boris Derzhavets (Posted by dba477 on Sep 8, 2004 4:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Asynchronous I/O doesn't go along with Red Hat Linux 9 automatically. It's affecting performance of any database server working in Red Hat Linux environment , which is not RHEL Advanced Server or Entry Level Server

Red Hat, Novell Linux's Hatfields, McCoys

So much for peace, love and Linux. The hippy ethic championed in early ads for the Linux operating system is giving way to good old competitive rancor as Red Hat and Novell launch warring campaigns.

Red Hat Releases New Linux Update

Red Hat Inc. Tuesday released its latest patch, Update 3, to its flagship server operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Microsoft signals cut prices to combat Linux rivals

Microsoft has admitted that growing pressure from open-source operating system, Linux, is eating into the company’s profits and will hit revenues hard over the next fiscal year. Increases in Linux distribution coincides with software delays, virus attacks and expiring customer licenses – problems for Microsoft which has meant sluggish PC sales.

Microsoft Sees Open-Source As Major Threat

Microsoft sees open-source enemies in virtually every corner of its business, according to its latest 10-K filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Sun's Schwartz living a Linux nightmare

Judging by his latest blog entry, Sun COO and president Jonathan Schwartz has something new to keep him up at night -- the growing perception that Solaris x86 is anti-Linux -- anti-GNU/Linux, to be specific. Using some examples (including a recent story), Schwartz fingers the press for fueling the alleged misperception.

Open source legislation no barrier to Microsoft, says report

Government policies designed to promote the use of open source software do not prevent the use of proprietary software, according to a draft report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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