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My workstation OS: PCLinuxOS Preview 8

I found the GNOME desktop more appealing than KDE until I found Mandrakelinux 10. Mandrake looked good to me, from its fonts to its slide bars. On the functional side, it had some wonderful system administration tools, graphical and centralized. But for some reason Mandrake 10 didn't find my home wireless network. That led me to search for alternatives. I discovered PCLinuxOS, a free LiveCD distribution originally based on Mandrake.

Build a highly available application platform for J2EE

Interested in learning how to build a highly available solution platform for J2EE? Follow along as this article explores the concept of delivering on the continuous computing promise. It shows you how to produce a complete scalable solution that offers high availability.

Installing and Using Eclipse-based IBM Rational Products

There are several Rational software products based on the Eclipse platform. These products provide vital functionality for the software development lifecycle, including modeling and architecture, design and construction, and testing.

Autonomic Computing for Linux leaps ahead

IBM has released a multi-platform policy-based autonomic management infrastructure that simplifies the automation of IT and business processes. It includes an autonomic manager, a component for policy storage, user libraries, and application programming interfaces (APIs). See tutorial to learn how to use the Autonomic Computing Expression Language (ACEL), an XML-based expression language, to create an expression, parse it, prepare input for it, and evaluate it.

Building an Ogg Theora camera using an FPGA and embedded Linux

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 11:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword: This article introduces a network camera based on embedded Linux, an open FPGA, and a free, open codec called Ogg Theora. Author Andrey Filippov, who designed the camera, says it is the first high-resolution, high frame-rate digital camera to offer a low bit rate. Enjoy . . .

Improved Linux InfiniBand support near

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 24, 2005 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux developers have nearly finished their work supporting storage protocols and clustering interfaces for InfiniBand.

Review: Book Review: A Practical Reference for the Open Source Advocate

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sure, open source is the coolest thing since sliced bread... but before he opens the checkbook, your boss is going to want more definitive reasons for implementing OSS in the company. As part of our renewal of Linux and open source book reviews, we examine a book that has all the right reasons for open source in one place.

GCC is not an open-source program

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
March 24, 2005 10:41 AM PST

La Quinta reserves room for JBoss

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: JBoss; Story Type: News Story
La Quinta Inns has already adopted the open source JBoss application server platform. Now it is considering a move to Linux.

Commentary: Novell walking the walk of a true Linux company

SALT LAKE CITY -- I had an abbreviated schedule here on Day 4 as the main phase of Brainshare 2005 drew to a close. BrainShare will continue Thursday and Friday, but the press and the outside vendors will be gone. It'll be quality time for Novell and its customers. So I'll use the occasion to provide a wrap-up of the conference rather than another daily summary.

Syncing the Treo 650 with Bluetooth

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The new Treo smartphone is GNU/Linux compatible and comes with Bluetooth connectivity--here's how you can set it up for your network.

Adobe re-discovers Linux with Reader v7

Adobe Version 7 Acrobat Reader is now available for Linux - but you have to download it from their ftp server. This is a major upgrade to what Linux desktop users have had in the past.

Programmers bypass Red Hat Linux fees

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 3:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Red Hat spent 16 months making the newest version of its premium product. A group of programmers released a free clone in less than two weeks.

Open source Mambo CMS succeeds admirably

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 24, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Managing even a medium-sized Web site can be a real headache. If you are tired of manually managing content, updating news, and keeping track of old items, then you need a content management system -- software that makes it easy to handle the mundane administrative duties of a Web site. A good CMS lets you divide the task of posting content among many relatively unskilled people. The Mambo CMS, released under the GPL, is designed to handle the largest of Web sites, and, in my experience, does so admirably.

Linux firms rubbish Microsoft's customer win

Microsoft is delighted that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is swapping Linux for Windows - but the open source community is highly unimpressed.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 Released

A minor security update for Mozilla Firefox has been released. Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 fixes a buffer overflow flaw in the GIF image processing code. More information can be found in the Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 Release Notes and we expect that the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page will be updated soon.

Ruffdogs acquires bugs

  • www.ruffdogs.com; By Mary Louise Luczkowski (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 23, 2005 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Ruffdogs recently acquired BUGS-The Bug Genie Software from zegenie Studios of Norway.

RealNetworks cries foul over Microsoft antitrust case

Microsoft has been accused of dragging its feet over the introduction of a version of Windows that doesn't include Media Player.

Microsoft criticised for 'IPv6-like' patent

The software giant has come under fire for 'yet another example of how patents can kill or inhibit standards'.

Linux Swiss Cheese? Not Likely...

Linuxblog Editors Note: This article was written as a direct response to the report published by Security Innovation in March 2005 featured at various news sites.

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