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Firefox Really Rocks; AVID: The Barkless Dog

My complimentary comments on Firefox last week were understated. I had cause this week to spend more time with some other Firefox plug-ins.

Ess's ebizframe Now on Red Hat Linux

Eastern Software System's (ESS), service provider and enterprise resource planning (ERP) company, flagship ERP product 'ebizframe' is now available on Red Hat Linux in addition to Windows.

Two South Africans first to certify for Ubuntu

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Canonical have announced the world's first Ubuntu Certified Professionals: Fred Strauss and Khayeni Ndlovu of Johannesburg, South Africa. Strauss and Ndlovu were amongst a group of six who wrote paper versions of the Ubuntu certification exam at LinuxWorld Johannesburg on May 18, 2006.

Cutting Edge Launches New ANStor64 Company to Sell All-in-One NAS/iSCSI Software to Storage Appliance Market; Gary Goodman Named Vice President and General Manager

ANStor64 OS is among the first to offer native 64-bit capability, complete NAS/iSCSI functionality and same time use in a single operating system

Bank Hack Shows Need for Separate Servers

A single compromised server leaves 100 banks vulnerable. Also: OpenOffice/StarOffice virus hype, online banking surveys and rogue hotspots.

Sun says open-source Java possible in 'months'

  • PCWorld.co.nz; By Jeremy Kirk (Posted by dcparris on Jun 28, 2006 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
A Sun Microsystems executive said today that the company is "months" away from releasing its trademark Java programming language under an open-source license.

[It's a good thing this ain't the sun we set our clocks by - we'd already be months (or years) behind the times. - dcparris]

Nandor Tanczos – The Open Source revolution

At one level, the open-source revolution has been won. When you use a Nokia phone, trade on eBay or do a Google search you're using open-source technology. Open-source pioneers such as Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, fiercely believed in the need to liberate cyberspace from the grip of proprietary vendors such as Unix and Microsoft.

Yankee Group: Time Is Ripe For Oracle Linux

Oracle Corp. building or buying its own Linux stack offers possibilities that would allow the company to compete with established open-source market leaders Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux, according to an analyst.

Linux Terminal Servers for Any Business

  • Linux Journal; By Mark Rais (Posted by dcparris on Jun 28, 2006 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
How businesses can tap the power of thin clients with Linux Terminal Server (LTS).

Taiwan mandates Linux-ready PCs

Government requires future desktop PCs to be compatible with Linux, but is not pushing for the open-source operating system to be installed.

Who Should Govern the Internet (Act II)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 28, 2006 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Last year, many countries were up in arms over the fact that the US, via an agency of the Department of Commerce that maintains a contract with ICANN, controls the root directories of the Internet. Now they have an opportunity to make their objections known again.

Network based (encrypted) backup in 15 minutes

Open source based data backup tools have come a long way. This article shows how to quickly setup network based backup all using freely downloadable open source tools. A combination of Amanda, Samba and open source encryption tools enable this setup. Backup configuration on two different Linux distributions and a Windows client is shown.

Openlogic updates and re-brands open source stack

Open source management and services firm OpenLogic Inc has launched a new version of its certified open source software stack, and changed the brand from BlueGlue to OpenLogic Enterprise.

Lyricue Gets Lifted to Higher Ground

  LXer Feature: 28-Jun-06

With Lyricue, you can display song lyrics on the wall screens during worship. With Lyricue 1.9.3, you can easily add Bible verses, and manage the display across the network from the comfort of your pew, using a server and a tablet PC running GNU/Linux. Support for two more languages makes Lyricue usable by more people as well.

Schools and Open Source

Schools need to save money (know any school districts so rich money doesn't matter?) and one way to do so is via Open Source Software. That's the premise behind the story How one school system makes the most of open source. Yet the story doesn't talk about one of the best ways to save money while reducing security risks in a variety of ways: using Linux and OpenOffice in place of Microsoft Windows and Office.

Registration Open, Call for Speakers for Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo Singapore 2006

The Gelato Federation announces the opening of registration for the Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo to be held on October 1-4, 2006 at the Biopolis in Singapore.

Red Hat CEO Says Linux Could Become U.S. Standard

CEO Matthew Szulik predicts greater growth and innovation for open-source products, and says better education and access to information are crucial.

Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 28, 2006 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty sandals. So what can a non-coder do?

Collax is now a Solution Alliance Partner of Fujitsu Siemens Computers

  • www.collax.com; By Press Release (Posted by sharonpr on Jun 28, 2006 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Collax will receive marketing and sales support as part of Fujitsu Siemens Computers' Solution Partner Program

What moves a movement

Like a cuckoo in the nest, Microsoft's arrival in the Creative Commons movement threatens trouble in the free culture family. In Rio de Janeiro for the iSummit, Becky Hogge hopes that iCommons can restore the movement's cool.

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