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Linux Professional Institute Announces Initiative with Guangdong ...

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the Linux certification organization and its Master Affiliate for the Greater China Region, announced Guangdong Linux Center (GDLC) as its sub-affiliate for Guangdong Province -- the largest province by GDP in China. This initiative of LPI's affiliate in Greater China is a key component of LPI's Regional Enablement Initiative in the region.

Panda Software's Chronicle of Malware Detected in the First Half of 2006

GLENDALE, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there were no significant epidemics during the first six months of 2006, an extraordinary number of new malicious codes have emerged. This situation is due to the new crop of malware writers, in which the main objective is financial gain. Cyber-criminals try to install their creations quietly on systems, so as not to alert users and IT security companies. However, some of the latest creations stand out not for their capacity to spread widely or steal bank details, but more as anecdotes.

Linux Networx LS Supersystems Fuel Customer Success

Q&a: New Novell CEO in all-out Linux push

Novell’s new CEO Ronald Hovsepian and current CTO Jeffrey Jaffe have a lot to talk about, as the company refocuses on open-source software following an executive shakeup in June. Both executives gave some insights on Novell's strategy to use the majority of its resources - support, marketing, sales, product development and some $1.4 billion in cash reserves - to become a full-fledged Linux company. The CEO and CTO also talked about why everyone should have a Linux desktop pilot running. (The following is an edited transcript.)

Fedora Weekly News Issue 54

Welcome to our issue number 54 of Fedora Weekly News. http://fedoranews.org/wiki/Fedora_Weekly_News_Issue_54 In this issue, we have following articles: 1 Open Video Contest Deadline Extension 2 FC6 test2 freeze slipping by a week 3 New FWN Column: Ask Fedora Project 4 DejaVu fonts Testing for Fedora 5 Fedora Core 6, Test 1 Review 6 CNET: Microsoft bends on OpenDocument 7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-07-03 8 Fedora Core 4 and 5 Updates 9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News 10 Editor's Blog The latest issue can always be found at http://fedoranews.org/wiki/Fedora_Weekly_News_Latest_Issue

A challenge for Linux developers

FOR the last few weeks, I’ve been running Ubuntu Linux on my home computer. Windows XP is still there, sitting on a separate partition of my hard disk, but I hardly fire it up these days because I like Ubuntu and want to learn more about how it works.

Mysql AB Strengthens Its Management Team with the Appointment of ...

Open Source Database Leader Adds Paul Weinstein as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Clint Smith as General Counsel

Google does AV (and Tatooine tennis)

Greetings, Earthling. Take me to your IT Blogwatch, in which Google turns anti-virus scanner. Not to mention Tatooine tennis (filmed entirely on location)...

Firefox Market Share Approaches 13 Percent

According to researchers at OneStat.com, a Website analytics firm, market share for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser jumped to nearly 13 percent this month, an increase of 1.14 percent since May. Meanwhile, market leader Internet Explorer (IE) saw its market share fall by similar numbers: IE commands 83.05 percent of the Web browser market, down 2.12 percent from May.

Earn More Than A Grand Installing NAS

Small businesses, medical offices, schools, non-profit organizations and the like don't care if their data is stored using state-of-the-art equipment—as long as their data and important records are properly saved. Server Partners' answer to this is its leased NAS appliance called FileEngine, which can ease those concerns while putting money in solution providers' pockets.

Tutorial: Giving VoIP Traffic the Green Light, Part 3

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jul 10, 2006 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Last week we left off with using Wondershaper to improve network performance by, somewhat paradoxically, throttling our line speeds to less than their maximum. Today we'll learn how to prioritize specific types of network traffic.

Mozilla Announces Firefox 2.0 Beta Version

The battle between Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox rages on, with Mozilla delivering the latest blow. The company announced it would release the first beta version for its browser, the Firefox 2.0, on July 11 2006.

Roaming Ethernet configuration with Guessnet

If you use your laptop in many different locations, you must be tired of having to configure your network manually every time. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a nice alternative, but what can you do in places where DHCP is not an option. Guessnet is the right tool for that job.

Debian update for ppp

Debian has issued an update for ppp. This fixes a vulnerability, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

World Premiere: AGNITAS Launches a Professional Open Source Email ...

MUNICH, Germany, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AGNITAS, the specialist for direct digital and dialog marketing, presents the world's first professional open source email marketing solution. The new software OpenEMM will be available as a free download in both German and English as from 13th July at http://www.openemm.org, providing a range of services similar to those in AGNITAS's basic conventional email marketing platform version. OpenEMM runs on the Linux operating system.

Can Xandros Linux Desktop replace Windows Media Centre?

With its Linux desktop product, Xandros is focusing on short list of features to push Microsoft off the desktop.

Open Source CRM vs. Salesforce.com - TCO COmparision

Corratech an open source software services and consulting firm, providing custom software development, best practice consulting, implementation and deployment services, as well as post implementation services such as training and support, has a TCO calculation functionality/tool available on the site to calculate the difference in cost between Salesforce.com™ and SugarCRM.

Power management software for Linux

Personal Solution Pac 3.0 software for Linux is a UPS power management system based on open source code.

CLI Magic: Searching with find

  • Linux.com; By Paul Hudson and Andrew Hudson (Posted by dcparris on Jul 10, 2006 2:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The find command is one of the darkest and least understood areas of Linux, but it is also one of the most powerful. The biggest problem with find is that it has more options than most people can remember -- it truly is capable of doing most things you could want.

Porting Unix apps to Linux: Tackling architecture and platform ...

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By MiMi Yeh (Posted by dcparris on Jul 10, 2006 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
When moving to Linux, recompiling code for Unix apps not written in Java, Perl, tcl or ksh is a fact of life, says Alfredo Mendoza, one of the co-authors of Unix to Linux Porting. Although there may be no shortcuts for porting your apps, there are utilities that can make the transition smoother by handling platform differences. Take a page from this IT pro as he explains the issues you face in porting apps from older Unix platforms and gives recommendations on how to tackle ANSI, ISO and POSIX industry standards.

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