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Internet entrepreneur to take on traditional journalism

  • New Zealand Herald; By David Usborne (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 23, 2005 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The American internet entrepreneur who has single-handedly siphoned tens of millions of advertising dollars from newspapers in the United States by creating a wildly popular online alternative for classified listings warned this week that he intends to launch a similar challenge to the relevance of traditional journalism.

Serving notice to trained reporters everywhere to watch their backs is the thoroughly estimable Craig Newmark, who established himself as a pioneer of the cyber-era ten years ago when he launched, in volume terms now the seventh-most visited internet site in America just after eBay.

Impressions: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-1 RC1

  •; By Anonymous (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 12:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Mepis announced Monday that SimplyMEPIS 3.4-1 can be expected within the next week or two! w00t! I've been keeping my eye open for any new releases since my unfortunate cloop error booting experience with 3.3.1. It looks as though 3.3.2 and 3.3.3 were never officially released because of the rapid updates to the Etch pool. This is my quick look at SimplyMEPIS 3.4-1 RC1.

New Sony Litigation Page

  • Groklaw; By Pamela Jones (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 23, 2005 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You know you've made it to the Pinnacle of Badness when you get your own page on Groklaw. Well done, Sony! And thank you, PJ! The world would be a much less-informed place without you, and certainly worse off. -- tuxchick

What Linux admins are thankful for

  • Network World; By Phil Hochmuth, (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With Thanksgiving upon us, lets look at some of the open source tools and applications for which Linux pros are most thankful.

Browser Makers to Give Trusted Sites a Green Look

Developers of four of the most widely used Internet browsers have agreed to make a number of changes to their products to make Web browsing a more secure and trustworthy experience.

Among the changes, which were informally agreed to during a recent meeting, are plans to create a new way of informing Web surfers that they are visiting a trusted Web site and major changes to the look of pop-up Windows.

Sun to integrate PostgreSQL into Solaris 10

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 23, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems announced on earlier this month that it would begin including the PostgreSQL database with Solaris 10 sometime in the 30 days, and will immediately offer full support for it, as well as fully integrate the software into the operating system over the next several months.

Impressions: Damn Small Linux 2.0

  •; By Visitor (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
It's only been a little over a couple months since the last release of Damn Small Linux 1.5. Once again we have a distro update on their rapid release schedule. This is my quick look at the features and look & feel of Damn Small Linux 2.0.

Announcing Fedora Core 5 Test1

  • Mailing list; By Warren Togami (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
For some, it will be a day of thanksgiving - a day to be grateful for the many blessings they have. For others, it will be a day of mourning ( For Fedora Core fans, however, it will be a day of rejoicing and installing, for we are proud to announce:

Sun support of PostgreSQL seen as boon to open databases

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jack Loftus (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
When Sun Microsystems announced plans to integrate PostgreSQL into its Solaris operating system and offer support to customers running the software, it became a fair question to ask whether or not the news would affect open source vendors who have based their own products on the popular database.

Information Builders pushes Linux on IBM mid-range

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 9:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Information Builders Inc has strengthened its ties to IBM Corp's mid-range server platforms through an expanded alliance program for resellers aimed at bringing enterprise business intelligence onto Linux platforms

Bloated Exchange 12 Begs For The Atkins Diet

  •; By BJ Gillette (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 23, 2005 7:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Reviews of Microsoft's porky new Exchange 12 uniformly miss a key point. More processes make slower and buggier mail servers.

Linux News Responds to Washington Technology on OpenDocument

  LXer Feature

LXer editor, Don Parris, responds to a confusing and misleading Washington Technology article focused on OpenDocument.


Postx Receives Three Nods for SC Magazine 2006 Awards

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PostX, the leader in the delivery of encrypted email communications for businesses and consumers, today announced that SC Magazine and its readers have nominated the PostX Messaging Application Platform (MAP) as a finalist for Best Email Security Solution and Best Email Encryption in this year's Reader's Trust Awards in addition to Best Security Solution for Health Care in the Excellence Awards. Finalists will be selected in each product category based on SC Magazine judge's deliberations, reader votes and vote validation exercises.

Estonian elections illustrate limitations of Internet voting

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 23, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Estonia's latest local elections, held online nationwide, included the use of open source software in electronic voting. However, experts caution that the use of Linux on Web servers does not equate to publicly viewable voting code, and the system's reliance on the Internet raises red flags.

Comment of the Day - November 23, 2005 - The Sky is not Falling

jayrfink writes: Things are not as bad as you might think.

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The Biggest Threat to Microsoft Might Not Be Those G-men at All, but Apple

  • PBS; By Robert X. Cringely (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Here's where I go out on a limb, but I think Microsoft's clearest threat still comes from Apple, though not the way most people expect. Yes, Apple is about to take Microsoft to the woodshed when it comes to Internet movie distribution. Yes, Apple already super-dominates the music player market where Microsoft doesn't even really exist. But the real jewel is one Microsoft has to lose, not gain -- the PC platform, itself.

ThinkFree's Newest Microsoft-Compatible Office Suite Now Available for Linspire Desktop Linux

ThinkFree's Newest Microsoft-Compatible Office Suite Now Available for Linspire Desktop Linux.

ThinkFree Office 3 Offers Linux Users Cross-Platform Productivity Tools for Home and Business

Open source gains momentum

  • Washington Technology; By Doug Beizer (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Experts claim adoption is not a matter of if, but when When Red Hat Inc.'s Tom Rabon was in Malaysia recently, talking with government officials about open-source technology, he was surprised by one of the first questions he was asked by the media there: What's going on with Massachusetts' state government's decision to adopt the OpenDocument format?

[Ed: This article is more about OpenDocument than about Open Source. And call me crazy, but it seems pretty lopsided in its presentation of the issues. - dcparris]

Writely warms to OpenDocument

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 4:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The company behind Web-based word processor Writely announced on Monday that it will handle documents saved in the OpenDocument format.

Firefox plans mass marketing drive

The Mozilla Corporation is gearing up to launch a large-scale marketing drive when Firefox 1.5 is released. Christopher Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla Corporation, told ZDNet UK on Monday that there is a "strong likelihood" that Firefox 1.5, the next major version of the open source browser, will be released on 29 November.

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