Welcome to this the 8th in our QGISSER interview series. This week we travel to New York State, USA to speak to Steve Halasz. Steve is a long time QGIS developer and packages QGIS (as well as other Open Source GIS packages) for the Debian project.
This week, the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter carries news on freshly added howtos and manuals for the evergrowing collection of Gentoo documentation, has news from the user and developer communities, and invites you to join the Japanese Gentooists in their presence at the Open Source Conference in Tokyo's Japan Electronics College next weekend. More news come from the Gentoo in the press section, the Security Project rotated some of its staff, and last but not least, your Bugzilla statistics and the security alerts are to be found in this week's delivery. Enjoy reading!
M0n0wall is an open source firewall and wireless router developed by Manuel Kasper, built on a stripped-down FreeBSD operating system. M0n0wall offers many of the same features found in commercial firewalls products such as Check Point Firewall-1 and Cisco Pix, including stateful packet filtering. With it you can create a secure virtual private network (VPN) between two sites, or you can use m0n0wall as a VPN gateway, so you can access your LAN secure from the Internet. You can use RADIUS for client authentication in order to raise the security even higher.
Autonomic computing is gaining momentum throughout the information technology industry and in many geographical areas, but its uptake in Japan is especially rapid.
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As was announced last week, former Sun Microsystems exec Danese Cooper has moved over to Intel to continue her open source evangelism there. In this interview with Mad Penguin, we catch Danese before starting at Intel to reflect on some of her open source experiences thus far.
Package includes Suse Linux Enterprise Server, Novell Linux Desktop, GroupWise server software and eDirectory.
Mobile Linux users face some interesting (OK, vexing) challenges when they want to plug into different networks. Any Linux system will easily support all manner of networking profiles--dialup, ISDN, Ethernet, wireless--the tricky bit is configuration.
Novell to Deliver New Product Features, 10-Year Extended Support Commitment and Pre-Bundled Linux With Upcoming Version of Leading Collaboration Product
Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9 is the Only Server-to-Desktop Linux Solution for Small Businesses, Delivering Enterprise-Class Benefits
New Version of Award-Winning ZENworks Suite Provides Full Lifecycle Management for Linux and Windows Systems
More Than 6,000 Attendees to Hear From Novell Executives, Customers and Analysts About Increased Customer Choice for Managing and Securing Enterprise Open Source Environments
Commentary: EDS, the giant computer services company, apparently doesn't like Linux much right now. EDS vice president of Global Alliances Robb Rasmussen recently told ZDNet Australia, "From a corporate perspective, we are not confident where Linux is right now today. A large enterprise needs to be sure because it relates to securifying [sic] the environment. We see some of the same things occurring that did to Unix -- it could splinter into many different types of languages. We are quite cautious about Linux and its deployment." Uh huh. But companies that issue anti-Linux statements like this often end up embracing Linux before long. That's why I want to extend a welcoming hand to EDS instead of getting upset over that egregious statement.
When you look into the Novell Linux Desktop (NLD), you find a product that fits an analyst's picture of a mature open-source model.
Today, I want to make you a star ... of your own movies that is. Actually, I'm going to suppose that you've already made the movies and now you want to transfer them to DVD for your family and friends to enjoy.
Some developers build desktop Linux for a living, and some build it with heart. Some developers understand the needs of desktop users and some just seem to live inside your head. Some may argue that Linspire, Inc. is either, neither, or both, but I am here to clear the air. For good.
Mandrakesoft today announces adjustments in the 2005 Mandrakelinux release schedule. Several changes will occur: (1) a new release cycle for retail products, (2) a new naming scheme, (3) the integration of Conectiva's technology into Mandrakelinux, and (4) the immediate availability of a transitional product.
Bugzilla is a defect or bug tracking system -- a system that allows individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their products. This type of system lets users track bugs and code changes, communicate their actions with other teammates, submit and review repair patches, and manage quality assurance.
Confused by GRUB? Troubleshooters.com has published a "quick-start" guide about to the GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) Linux bootloader. According to Steve Litt, author of the guide, desktop Linux users are seldom familiar with their bootloaders, resulting in a big problem if their hard drive's MBR (master boot record) is overwritten. "Most grub documentation is difficult for those not familiar with grub," says Litt.
Following the trend of distributions scheduling themselves around KDE releases, Ark Linux has released their first stable version, Ark Linux 2005.1. The goal of Ark Linux is to build the easiest to use GNU/Linux distribution while keeping it technically sane.