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Cell Phones: Don't Count Linux Out

It's catching on slower than expected, but more companies are signing up.

Where are the Good Open Source Games?

  • OSnews (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 8:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite the impressive list of achievements of open source software, it can be argued that there have not been any world-class games created under the open source banner. Sure, several old games like Doom and Quake have been gifted to the open source community, but there are no comparable original creations in this area. One should not expect this situation to change anytime soon, because the open source development model does not make sense for game development.

Thanks, Linux

That sounds crazy until you consider that lately, the free operating system he created, Linux, has been helping Microsoft close deals.

Patch management software adds support for Linux

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Shavlik Technologies recently announced they are offering their agentless patch management software, Shavlik HFNetChkPro, for Red Hat Linux customers. The move, according to a company announcement, is in response to increasing demand for Linux in the enterprise. In a statement, Mark Shavlik, CEO, said, "Our research indicates a significant level of interest for a Linux solution, particularly for the substantial number of Linux servers being deployed by large networks."

Linux top OS in embedded

  • Linux News (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest embedded market research data from Venture Development Corp. shows that Linux is now firmly in first place as the operating system of choice for smart gadgets and embedded systems. VDC's latest data indicates that Linux now accounts for 15.5 percent of embedded projects, beating out Microsoft's WinCE (6 percent) and XPe (5 percent), and Wind River's VxWorks (10.3 percent).

Report from KDE World Summit, Day 7: The keyboards remained quite busy

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 3:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
Day seven of aKademy here in Ludwigsburg (Stuttgart region), Germany, saw KDE developers finally tackle the tricky question of release schedules and whether they should skip straight to KDE 4 or have an interim release of KDE 3.4. Plans for SVGs in KDE theming were discussed, with some welcome news for those who have been waiting for graphical goodies. And as the name of this section -- coding marathon -- of the summit implies, keyboards remained busy all day.

Sendmail introduces authentication technology, launches beta program

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Sep 1, 2004 3:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sendmail has released a module for its email server that verifies the source of messages and helps Internet users block unwanted mail, according to a company announcement.

Sun drafts open-source blog developer

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems has hired the principal author of the open-source Roller Weblogger software, a move that's part of an attempt to build closer ties with developers and customers.

Sun sales tactic targets Linux

  • CNET News.com; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 1:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems will begin compensating its sales staff for deals that involve hardware from other manufacturers, as part the company's efforts to fend off competition from low-cost servers running Linux.

Linux Doesn't Make Sense for Desktops

  • eWEEK Linux; By David Coursey (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Longhorn's woes may open a door for Linux—a very tiny door—but Linux just isn't a good choice for desktops. Instead, desktop Linux proponents should wake up and switch to the Mac OS.

Interview with Brian "INGY" Ingerson

Brian 'INGY' Ingerson is a well known and prolific Perl programmer. Far from being yet another perl hacker he is the author of several CPAN modules including award winning Inline, YAML, and most notably of late his wiki application Kwiki. OSDir had the opportunity to interview INGY about his work on Kwiki, and his philosophy in programming in general.

Debian update for python2.2 (DSA-458-2)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

Red Hat update for krb5 (RHSA-2004:448-01)

Red Hat update for krb5 (RHSA-2004:350-01)

Fedora update for krb5 (FEDORA-2004-276)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Fedora update for krb5 (FEDORA-2004-277)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Hardware spending hits its stride with Linux

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Confidence in the business climate is resulting in bigger IT budgets for 2005, especially for hardware spending, which is driven by the spread of Linux and open source software.

Debian Weekly News - August 31st, 2004

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 10:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. In an interview, id Software's Timothee Besset confirmed that he loves the Debian distribution. In a different review Leo Spalteholz described how he tried to escape Debian and switch to an "easier" distribution, but ended up with Debian again.

Open source joins electioneering

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Aug 31, 2004 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Within 24 hours of a federal election being called, Communications and IT minister Helen Coonan has swapped her contentious campaign to offshore government IT services for a warm and fuzzy embrace of home-grown open source software to woo the penguin vote.

Openoffice.org Partnership with Mozilla

This is a very exciting time. There has always been a cordial relationship between our two projects. And there are natural synergies between the two. For starters, Mozilla will begin shipping a Mozilla+OOo CD from their mozilla store.

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