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Free Software Foundation Europe Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by bstadil on Mar 11, 2006 3:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Free Software Foundation Europe celebrates its fifth birthday today. FSFE President Georg Greve looks back at the Foundation's history so far

ICTA project showcased at Asian open source conference [Sri Lanka]

  • Sri Lankan Daily News and Reports (Posted by tadelste on Mar 11, 2006 3:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
March 10, Colombo: The e-Sri Lanka PC project of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) was showcased at the LinuxAsia2006 Conference at New Delhi, India.

KDE and Business: Intevation Interview

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by bstadil on Mar 11, 2006 2:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
In the first in a series of articles, KDE Dot News will cover businesses with past and present involvement that are vital to KDE's ongoing success.

Today, we interview Bernhard Reiter and Bernhard Herzog of Intevation, a company that has long been helpful with KDE application development and quality assurance.

Changing the world, one word at a time

Passionate proponent of multilingualism, Dwayne Bailey, called on civil society to localise open source software and use it to achieve massive change.

You're taking the p*ss, Europe tells Microsoft

Foot dragging, insolence and bloatware. Microsoft had accused Barrett of colluding with competitors by meeting with them regularly. In fact, that's just his job. Rather tartly, the EU also reminded Microsoft that Barrett had been proposed by … er, Microsoft.

When the price isn't right . . .

  • Glasgow Daily Record; By Steve Lawson'S (Posted by tadelste on Mar 10, 2006 11:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
You could, of course, start out by replacing Windows with a Linux OS, of which there are dozens of free ones, all complete with a vast range of programs.

Less is more: the hidden treasure of less command

  • nixCraft; By LinuxTitli (Posted by nixcraft on Mar 10, 2006 11:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU
less is a pager or a program similar to more, but which allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Less has a massive number of options. weekly security advisory - March 10, 2006

Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu released several advisories. SquirrelMail, WordPress, Zoph, Mplayer, app-text/tetex, Freeciv, kdegraphics, and Zoo are some of the packages that have vulnerabilities.

My sysadmin toolbox

I maintain a Web server using Apache 2, PHP, Perl, MySQL, and OpenSSL; an IMAP server running the up-and-coming RoundCube Webmail client; and a server for streaming MP3s. GNU Emacs, OpenSSH, TightVNC, and netstat are just a few of the tools I use to maintain my servers.

Novell shifts executive team

Novell announced Thursday that as it continues its transformation into a Linux business that it has shook up its Worldwide Management Committee.

Bringing open source to Welsh business

  • Ping Wales; By Marjorie Delwarde (Posted by tadelste on Mar 10, 2006 7:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Set up in December last year, Infocom Online is an ambitious online solutions provider which holds a core mission close to its heart: to help Welsh businesses thrive through open source.

Linux management tools grow up

You may have seen an EMA research report issued in late February entitled "Get the Truth on Linux Management" (if not, you can download it for free) in which we examined the effect of sophisticated tools on Linux management. There were many interesting findings, which you can read in the report, but the bottom line was that using sophisticated management tools made Linux management faster and more efficient.

The enterprise sector is moving towards Linux in a big way

Interview with Ellen Carberry, Vice-President, Asia Pacific Red Hat.

Fine-Tuning Kubuntu

Ubuntu is a well-maintained, well-organized Linux distribution. Kubuntu adds the popular and powerful KDE desktop environment. As nice as Kubuntu is, the default installation doesn't fit every user. This article shows how to get help, get access to more software packages, set up a firewall, and get rid of unnecessary services.

Ubuntu on Niagara

The Ubuntu development team has announced an Ubuntu version that will run on Sun Microsystem's much-vaunted UltraSparc T1 "Niagara" processor. That's 32 threads of power for the world's favourite desktop distribution.

Speaking UNIX: Command Line Power

One of the most novel and differentiating features of a UNIX system is its command line. With just a few keystrokes, including a bit of "glue", you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into innumerable, impromptu data transforms. Discover how you can use the power of command line to master several task at once.

Use of Free Software in State Administration

  •; By Tomislav Domes (Posted by tadelste on Mar 10, 2006 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two days ago, the Central State Office for e-Croatia, governmental office that works on computerization of state administration, organized the first meeting of the Working Group for Preparation of Policy documents related to use of open source software.

Variable Mangling in Bash with String Operators

Here's a quick HOWTO for using string operators in bash to manipulate variables.

Your Next PC Will Cost $159

  • PC Magazine; By Loyd Case (Posted by tadelste on Mar 10, 2006 12:18 PM EDT)
PC Magazine has given a general thumbs up to this $159 Linspire computer sold by Fry's Electronics. Adding memory is the way to get this computer running snappier. Experience life without the Microsoft tax.

Exploiting Amazon Web Services via PHP and SQLite

A few weeks ago a friend asked me how my book, Pro OpenSSH, was selling on I was tracking the sales by going to and viewing the book page to examine the sales rank. The only data displayed about history information was today's Sales Rank and Yesterday's Sales Rank, which isn't all that helpful. I decided to use PHP, SQLite, and the Amazon Web Services API to gather more useful data.

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