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Firefox: The ultimate test for open source?

The adoption of the Mozilla Foundation's browser by millions of non-technical users could be the biggest test yet of open source development

Review: Linux Live with Knoppix Version 3.7

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dave on Jan 10, 2005 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are cases when for evaluation, demonstration, recovery or otherwise you don't want to install a new operating system onto a hard drive. It's in those cases that a "non-invasive" CD-based operating system (look ma no hard drive!), in the Linux world usually called Live CDs (or Linux Live) really comes in handy. The "granddaddy" of all Linux Live OSes, Knoppix, recently released its latest version, 3.7.

Site review: aplawrence.com

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 10, 2005 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
aplawrence.com is mostly a big wiki full of original content about Linux and Unix-like operating systems and related information. Who knew it was there? Evidently quite a few people, judging by the regular activity. Tony Lawrence, the guy who owns aplawrence.com, says the site gets more than 100,000 visitors a month.

Xfce Installer Something To Be Proud Of

Linux has gotten progressively simple to install and setup over the past few years. Sure, it's been on a steady path for far longer than that, but only in the past 2-3 years have we seen some of the biggest advancements in the history of the popular Open Source operating system. Application packaging is one of the biggest areas that still seems to remain untouched.

Novell and Red Hat eye virtualisation for Linux

Novell will soon detail plans to include server virtualisation technology into its SUSE Linux operating system, and Red Hat has vowed to do the same thing. A leading contender for both may be an open-source virtualisation technology called Xen.

Thunderbird 1.0 Passes 2 Million Downloads in the First Month

In the first month after it's release, Thunderbird 1.0 has been downloaded 2 million times! That's two million people that won't be getting the next round of Outlook viruses. That's 2 million people who will be able to push the spam aside with Thunderbird's innovative junk-mail filters and get back to using e-mail again rather than being abused by it. That's two million people who will have access to the new and exciting world of RSS. Simply put, that's 2 million people who will enjoy using e-mail again :-)

Why Linux and OSS training?

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jan 10, 2005 8:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Things are changing rapidly in the world of IT, and have been for many years. This trend shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. How many times have you finally come to grips with product X version 1, and then found that version 3 is due for release next week? Good training, properly done, can shorten that learning curve dramatically, letting you get value out of the product before the next best thing comes along.

Open source reshaping services market

  • CNET News.com; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Jan 10, 2005 7:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open-source movement has already rewritten the rules for how software is licensed and used. Now the computer services market is changing to keep up.

Linux in Government: How Security Exploits Threaten Government Infrastructures

  • Linux Journal; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by dave on Jan 10, 2005 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Showing government offices and agencies how Linux and open-source software provide better security.

Group aims to capitalize on Firefox success

The Open Source Applications Foundation, headed by Lotus Development Corp. founder Mitchell Kapor, is moving forward on a next-generation e-mail/calendar program, code-named Chandler, designed to enhance computing collaboration by expressing more meaningful relationships between different categories of data. Chandler is targeting its 1.0 version for late this year or early next year.

IT for free

The catalogue of open source products is growing in breadth and sophistication. But can it really form the basis for a comprehensive – and free – enterprise software stack?

Must-have applications for the Linux desktop

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 10, 2005 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You just installed your favorite Linux distribution and all your hardware is working. Your data is ready to go and all the default applications are working perfectly. You've even changed the wallpaper, theme, and window decorations. What's next?

Winning with Style

A recent, well-written article appeared on newsforge that raised some issues about Freedom and Free Software and the context was something to the effect of "What's it worth to you? Are you willing to go through some sacrifices to maintain your Freedom or get it back?"

Securing Thunderbird email with OpenPGP

Email is commonly used in business today, yet only a small percentage of users take the time to guarantee their email is sent in a secure and confidential manner. If you're not part of that elite group, read on to learn how to setup OpenPGP with the Mozilla Thunderbird mail component.

Sun JDS Linux Desktop Download Available

Is Sun getting with the Open Source Community?

Firefox Emerges as Internet Alternative

  • TechNewsWorld; By K. Oanh Ha (Posted by dave on Jan 9, 2005 10:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Mozilla Project began under Netscape in 1998, when it publicly released the blueprint for its Navigator browser. Netscape was purchased by AOL, which in turn merged with Time Warner. Last year, Mozilla was established as a non-profit and Time Warner seeded it with US$2 million.

Linux trying hard to be comsumer-friendly

As for me, until game and peripheral manufacturers get into the act and provide robust Linux support - and that is not far away - Windows is still my poison of choice.

ProMEPIS adds new kernel to latest beta... but at a price

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Jan 9, 2005 6:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
MEPIS has announced the release of beta 04 of ProMEPIS Linux, based on Linux kernel 2.6.10. The new kernel adds "many hardware and performance improvements, yet it comes at a price," according to MEPIS developer Warren Woodford. What price?

Championing Slackware; No Lancelot, I.

Following Jon Biddell's praise for Libranet, two more people immediately came forward to champion their distro of choice, both carrying the Slackware banner and both for somewhat different reasons. Let's start with Lew Pitcher's answer to the call.

Compiere (Open Source ERP) now runs successfully on Daffodil DB

8th Jan, 2005 (Gurgaon, India): Daffodil Software, a leading database technology company, today cracked the Compiere challenge by formally announcing the launch of its version of Daffodil DB compatible with Compiere.

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