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Clearing up open source and OES iFolder versions

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 12, 2005 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
One reader questioned my statement a couple of weeks ago that "every service and utility that ships in the [Open Enterrprise Server] package will run on either" the NetWare or Linux kernel. He specifically mention iFolder, reminding me that a new version was being built using the Mono framework, usually associated with open-source-on-Linux projects. He's right, but so was I.

SuSE Fixes Bugs, Defends New Update Policy

Novell releases numerous fixes to bugs that could compromise its SuSE Linux line and defends its new policy of issuing noncritical patch notices on a weekly basis.

Build your own open source messaging server

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Feb 12, 2005 8:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After reviewing commercial Linux messaging servers, we wanted to assess the practicality of building a similarly capable e-mail solution made entirely of open source tools. Going that route means giving up having a single vendor to turn to for support and a nicely packaged installation, but it could save a boatload in licensing fees.

Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter #100

  • Mailing list; By Adam Williamson (Posted by dave on Feb 12, 2005 8:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Mandriva
Welcome to the Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter - dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandrakelinux-related news and info.

OSDL Releases v 3.0 Carrier Grade Linux Spec

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 12, 2005 7:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
As Linux claims a growing share of the telecommunications market, CGL 3.0 is a blueprint for future expansion.

Attendees Mean Business at LinuxWorld

Companies unveiling SMB- and enterprise-related products at the Boston trade show will include Red Hat, Novell and its partners, Penguin Computing, and VA Software.

Linux: hotplug-ng, Tiny Binaries for Autoloading Modules

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Feb 11, 2005 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Greg KH announced his new hotplug based userspace project known as hotplug-ng. He explains, "this collection of code replaces the existing linux-hotplug package with very tiny, compiled executable programs, instead of the existing bash scripts." Weekly Screenshot Tours

  • LXer (Posted by linuxbeta on Feb 11, 2005 6:13 PM EDT) Weekly Screenshot Tours for Feb 10, 2005.

New Version of KnoppMyth to Be Released at SCALE 3x

  •; By KnoppBoy (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 11, 2005 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
Cecil, lead developer on KnoppMyth, will release version RC5 his livecd linux PVR at SCALE 3x.

EC pushes on with patent directive

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 11, 2005 12:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The European Commission looks determined to ignore last week's calls for a rewrite of what even it is now calling the software patent directive.

Red Hat Linux goes to school

TAFE Tasmania and Chisholm Institute in Melbourne will offer Linux training this year through Red Hat's Academy program. The Academy courses are based on the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program, with some modifications to enable it to be taught through schools, universities and colleges.

Luban: a new component oriented scripting language

  •; By Peter X Huang (Posted by peterx on Feb 11, 2005 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Luban is a component oriented scripting language created by Xiaochuan(Peter) Huang in New Jersey, USA. Peter Huang created Luban because he always wants better tools. He always wants something easier when using Java, and he always misses name space and interface when doing scripting. He eventually went out and created Luban: a scripting language with a simple and robust component model tailored for scripting.You may say Luban is positioned somewhere between Perl and Java.

Synaptic Type for FreeBSD

A new graphic front end to the FreeBSD Port system is now in development. The projects name is FreePort.

Anatomy of the Linux boot process

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 11, 2005 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This article discusses detailed similarities and differences between booting Linux on an x86-based platform (typically a PC-compatible SBC) and a custom embedded platform based around PowerPC, ARM, and others. It discusses suggested hardware and software designs and highlights the tradeoffs of each. It also describes important design pitfalls and best practices.

Low-key leaders are essential to open source success

Commentary: Executive personalities have more effect on the software industry than they have on almost any other business segment outside of the entertainment industry. A former coworker once said, "It's not that Microsoft's management is sane, just that in a business where insanity is normal they're a little less insane than most others. And that's why they do well."

Penguins set to invade Boston next week

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 11, 2005 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LinuxWorld Expo kicks off for the first time in Boston this week, as the show moves north from its usual New York digs. Per usual, a slew of product announcements for enterprise Linux users, as well as Linux generalists and hobbyists, will be on hand.

Open Source Author Christophen Negus Interviewed

Christopher Negus, author of Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 Bible and other "Bible" books, has recently released Linux Toys. This book is the subject of a recent interview by Jeremy of the LinuxForumsDOTorg Content Development team. The interview, found here, covers Linux Toys, Negus's Linux history and experience and a little peek into his future projects. Check out the review here.

Microsoft's Security Chief Says Windows Safer Than Linux

  • Information Week; By Gregg Keizer (Posted by dave on Feb 11, 2005 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Microsoft's top security honcho insists that Microsoft "is making progress on security using any reasonable metric."

Linux in Government: Setting Up a Linux Desktop in a Small Office Network

  • Linux Journal; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by dave on Feb 11, 2005 8:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux desktops add functionality to the SOHO market.

Reviews: CentOS - A Decent RHEL alternative

  •; By Imre K├ílomista (Posted by LTN on Feb 11, 2005 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I have recently come across CentOS. The distribution is developed by the cAos Foundation, and its name stands for Community Enterprise Operating System.

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