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Gentoo for All the Unusual Reasons

You might think of Gentoo as a bleeding-edge distribution for development workstations, but the simple packaging system can make it a good choice for any production system that needs to stay up to date.

Aethera and Citadel: cross-platform, end-to-end open source groupware

The Aethera project and the Citadel project have joined forces to create the world's first cross platform, end-to-end, open source groupware system.

New Linux Certification Meets Growing Demand

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 11:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Makau Releases Linux Professional Institute Certification Training

The TCO of Open Source

  • NewsFactor Network; By Russell Shaw (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cost-of-ownership studies show that software licensing fees are only the tip of the iceberg. "Hardware and software, when taken together, typically make up less than 30 percent of a five-year cost structure," says IDC's Dan Kusnetzky.

AMD and RealNetworks Sign on as Key Sponsors at Premier Linux and Open Source Conference

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser to Keynote at San Diego Desktop Summit in February

From the Editor: February 2005 - Cleaning Up the Desktop

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Managed desktops aren't only for big companies. Time you spend babysitting a misconfigured computer is time you aren't pursuing a real business goal.

Sun's Solaris Moves to Linux Pricing Model

  •; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 6, 2005 9:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Sun
Sun is trumpeting the demise of commercial Linux with the release of their software free of charge. In doing so, they've totally missed what people have been paying them for these past 20 years or so. Which is support.

The place to 'see' Linux and Open Source.

Last week surpassed their 100th Linux and open source screenshot tour, which has become an invaluable resource to the open source community.

Mass LPI certification reaches first target, extends dates

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: LPI; Story Type: News Story
The registration date for the planned mass certification of Linux professionals has been extended to accommodate more users. Already more than 200 people have signed up for the event.

Open Source Alternatives to Dreamweaver Templating

  •; By Mark Stosberg (Posted by comforteagle on Jan 6, 2005 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
One of the greatest hurdles for people wishing to 'switch' to FOSS and Linux is finding a good replacement tool for what they are accustomed to using. In Open Source Alternatives to Dreamweaver Templating Mark Stosberg investigates what open source solutions are available to replace Dreamweaver's powerful templating capabilities. Suppose there are a few website-centric people out there reluctant to make the switch?

HP to Sell Linux-Based Home Media Hub

  • PC World (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Hewlett-Packard plans to start selling a home media hub based on the open-source Linux operating system later this year. The company hopes that the product will replace consumer electronics devices such as VCRs and DVD players in living rooms.

Adobe releases Acrobat 7 with Linux reader support

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2005 6:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Adobe Systems has released version 7 of its Acrobat software for creating PDF files, with upgraded collaboration features and a beta version of its free Adobe Reader 7 for Linux.

Novell, Mandrake respond to Sun's Red Hat claims

When Sun's Scott McNealy told us that Red Hat had the Linux market, we decided it might be a good idea to find out what Novell and Mandrakesoft had to say about that. We exchanged email with Mandrakesoft CEO François Bancilhon and Novell's director of product management and marketing, Charlie Ungashick, on the subject of Solaris 10, Red Hat, and how they compete in a consolidating market.

Opera launches 8.0 beta for Linux

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Jan 6, 2005 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Voice commands and improved Web page rendering are now available to users who run Opera on a Linux system.

KDE on Windows? A Platonic dialogue

Should KDE should port its applications to Windows? A debate has flared up in parts of the KDE community, filling inboxes and blogs with arguments long and short. The question is really whether the KDE community should encourage this, since it is already happening. In the tradition of dialectic, I present the key arguments for and against this venture in style of a Platonic dialogue.

Mandrakesoft Makes Its Business Linux Move

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 5, 2005 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mandrakesoft, the popular French Linux distributor, is making its most serious effort yet to become a business Linux distributor.

Firefox phishing vulnerability discovered

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Jan 5, 2005 4:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A newly discovered flaw in Firefox could allow cybercriminals to take advantage of Web surfers.

Linux-embedded DVR has built-in LAN and CD-RW

  • Global Sources (Posted by dave on Jan 5, 2005 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
George Tang Industrial Corporation introduces the GDV-08, its latest 8-channel DVR with built-in LAN and CD-RW. The Linux-embedded unit is bundled with Software Watchdog and realtime MPEG-4 compression.

SimplyMepis 2004.06 or: Gnome Guy Goes KDE

A long-time Gnome user takes a week to try out SimplyMepis to see what all the hubub is about. The result is not only a favorable look at a capable Linux distro, but an examination of the state of the Desktop Environment landscape, and the areas in which KDE can tempt even a dyed-in-the-wool Gnome fan.

Book Writer

O'Reilly's Writer, by Australian technical writer and active community contributer Jean H. Weber, is an enhanced and updated version of her earlier book, Taming Writer, which was the first book ever published about OOo. This book skips basic functionality and focuses on one OOo component: Writer. It includes a copy of, and has many useful tips for technical writers and advanced OOo users.

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