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Dia straights (and curves and network diagrams)

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 28, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Are you designing a new program and need to put a process into a flowchart? Do you need an entity relationship diagram for a database? Do you need to document the management structure for a new department? If so, try Dia, a useful and usable open source diagramming application available for both Linux and Windows.

Levanta Ships World's First Linux Management Appliance

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Jul 28, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Levanta (, the leader in Linux management, today announced the general availability of the Intrepid M -- the world's first Linux management appliance. For years, major Linux shops such as Boscov's and Electronic Arts have used Levanta's management and provisioning software on mainframe and x86-based servers. With the release of the Intrepid M, Levanta has taken its enterprise-proven software and bundled it into a plug-and-play Linux management solution -- for enterprises, lines of business, and even SME environments.

Companies partner to supply customizable Linux appliances

A company specializing in custom Linux distributions for device vendors and others has partnered with a vendor of off-the-shelf and custom appliance hardware. Progeny says NCS Technology can provide its customers with high-quality hardware, while Progeny can create and maintain custom Linux distributions for NCS's customers.

Linux vendors cosy up to Debian to push into enterprise

Several Linux vendors have confirmed they are participating in a project to turn Debian into a serious force in the enteprise. The appearance of the Debian initiative, called the Debian Core Consortium (DCC) is a blow to the Linux Core Consortium (LCC), announced last summer and backed by Progeny, MandrakeSoft and Turbolinux. However, the LCC says it is forging ahead with its own plans.

An introduction to Service Data Objects for PHP

What are Service Data Objects (SDOs) and why should you use them in the PHP environment? IBM and Zend announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development and support of the PHP environment. One aspect of this collaboration has been the definition and implementation of SDOs for PHP. A simple contact management scenario provides a tour of SDO concepts and capabilities for PHP.

Asa Dotzler of the Mozilla Foundation Interviewed

LQ Radio has interviewed Asa Dotzler of the Mozilla Foundation. In the interview, Asa covers how he got turned on to Open Source and Firefox, why the FF 1.1 release morphed in 1.5, where Firefox and the Mozilla Foundation are headed, his thoughts on IE7, and what browser he'd use if he couldn't use Firefox. He also gets into some detail about his recent comments about Linux on the desktop. Total running time is 1:21. A BitTorrent is available. You can also download the show directly (in mp3 and ogg format) or as a Podcast.

Sharing files between and Microsoft Office

Even if you're the most dedicated (OOo) user in the world, sooner or later you'll be asked to share files with someone using Microsoft Office. Some free software advocates refuse outright, or suggest outputting to HTML, PDF, or RTF formats, but these aren't always options -- especially if your boss is the one doing the asking. However, with a few preparations and a sense of what works and what doesn't, you can usually share files with Microsoft Office users with a minimum of headaches on both sides. Here's how.

Open Source and Open Markets

  • The Heartland Institute (Posted by dave on Jul 28, 2005 6:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Open Source Business Conference held recently in San Francisco was chock-full of information on how to make money using open source software. Once a bastion for socialist thinking, the open source community is finally coming of age.

Linux desktop market still wait-and-see

The solid growth of Linux of late serves to dismiss even the most outrageous of anti-Linux campaigns as more of a dud than FUD. But what of the much-ballyhooed Linux desktop, which has yet to catch on in the enterprise like its server-side sibling? For the answer, one needs to look no further than the business practices presently adopted by the top two commercial Linux vendors -- Red Hat and Novell.

At the Forge - Getting Started with Ruby

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 28, 2005 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What's behind all the Ruby hype? Reuven walks us through a couple of examples to let the code speak for itself.01-September-2005

Linux pumps up fitness retailer's network, desktops

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 28, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fitness equipment supplier LA Gym Equipment is getting its information technology in shape by moving from Windows to Linux.

New Freedom Toaster sites for SA

The Shuttleworth Foundation has rolled out another four Freedom Toasters across South Africa with immediate plans for at least another five. The free software "vending machines" now include DVD support and include all major Linux distros from Ubuntu and Impi through to SuSE 9.3 and a complete set of Debian CDs.

Real-World Security using Apache Geronimo

Geronimo provides a number of facilities for securing applications at multiple levels, both declaratively and programmatically. This article takes you through a banking scenario that shows off the AGeronimo application server's robust security features.

GoblinX is publishing its magazine news today

We would like to present this new magazine that we consider an efficient way to serve users a series of texts and news about the distribution, and it's also a good way to attract user's attention and keep them informed day-by-day with the events. This magazine will be improved and it will become an important source of reading. We are thankful beforehand of our readers and we suggest that they send opinions and suggestions to the editorial.

Leo Laporte: OSS will outlive Windows

Lots of people know Leo Laporte. You might have seen him as one of the hosts on Tech TV's Screen Savers show, or heard his podcast, which is the number one or two most downloaded podcast currently, depending on who you talk to. If so, you know that Leo is the consummate pragmatist. He's not an open source advocate per se, but a best-of-breed kinda guy.

Device Profile: Levanta Intrepid M configuration management server

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 27, 2005 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A 1990's Linux start-up that resurfaced as a Linux system management software vendor is now shipping a Linux device aimed at simplifying Linux system administration. The Intrepid M is the first hardware product from Levanta, formerly LinuxCare -- and the "world's first Linux management appliance," according to the company.

Java Approach to Creating XML apps on Linux

IBM XML Enhancements for Java, part of their Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK), has released a Linux based tool for providing language extensions to J2EE 1.4 to support XML, XML Schema, and XPath in Java.

Eclipse, NetBeans Not Always at Odds

Each open-source platform effectively meets diverse enterprise needs.

Mozilla Firefox Downloaded 75,000,000 Times

Spread Firefox is reporting that Mozilla Firefox has been downloaded 75,000,000 times. The 75 millionth download came at 11:17:10am UTC/GMT today. The download count does not include upgrades obtained using Firefox's in-built software update system.

Linux/open source tools pass the test

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Jul 27, 2005 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Network World's product testing gurus recently tested several products that could help users interested in deploying open source technology in a number of ways.

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