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Report: The Yin and Yang of Open Source Commerce, Part 2

  • LinuxPlanet; By John Terpstra (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
By targeting the enterprise markets, Linux vendors are going after big bucks. But have they completely ignored a much better market and, in so doing, slowed the overall commercial development of Linux? Part 2 of this special series examines where a better market opportunity may reside.

MSN Windows Live is Dead on Firefox

  • Search Engine Journal; By Loren Baker (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Barry later found out that he simply was not using the ‘right’ browser, as (Windows Live) is not yet fully fuctional on Firefox : “I see, you need to run IE on Windows to see the portal. A portal with a search box, and news, my web, rss and so on.“

Seagull Software Announces Support for Linux on IBM zSeries Mainframes

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
LegaSuite Receives "Ready for IBM eServer with Linux" Mark

Free Open Source Software Powers Luxury Retailer

One luxury online retailer is betting on free open source software to power its online business. Unlike commercial software, open source software can be freely downloaded, used, and modified. Its low cost and flexibility gives small businesses a unique opportunity to leapfrog past their larger competitors.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 Available

The first release candidate of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 is now available for download. Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is intended to allow testers to ensure that there are no last-minute problems with the Firefox 1.5 code. There will be at least one more release candidate before the final launch of 1.5.

Massachusetts' CIO defends move to OpenDocument

BOSTON -- Open standards and open source software (OSS) got political on Monday when Linda Hamel, the general counsel for the Massachusetts Information Technology Department (ITD), suggested that groups that oppose the OpenDocument file format standard might be influenced by Microsoft.

"If we look at all the groups … in most we are finding Microsoft funds behind that group," Hamel said, although she did make the point to exclude those groups that represented disabled government employees from her criticism.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 108:
We talk to Digium founder Mark Spencer
Our DVD is ready to ship
User emails regarding Apple experiences
Pat rants about a particular technology radio show
Dan talks about his KDE user experience
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EST
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Novell gets new boss

Novell has promoted Ron Hovsepian from vice president and president, global field operations to president and chief operating officer. He will have direct responsibilty for worldwide product development, marketing and sales.

Review: Mandriva Linux 2006

MandrakeLinux always had a reputation as an ideal distribution for beginners. Now that the renamed Mandriva has included technologies from Conectiva and Lycoris into Mandriva Linux 2006, this reputation seems more justified than ever. From its installation program to its selection of software and desktop design to its package design and security options, Mandriva is one of the easiest to use distributions available today.

Trusted Computer Solutions Pushes Trust to the Edge with NetTop(R)2 - Thin Client

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 6:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Company Unveils First Thin Client Multilevel Application Running Trusted Linux Technology on the Desktop

Hard-as-nails OpenBSD releases v3.8

Theo de Raadt's popular open source operating system, OpenBSD, releases its 18th installment. Like previous versions, the focus is on security, with plenty new features to keep users happy.

MS online spree shows it's scared silly by Firefox

MS IS REALLY REALLY SCARED of the whole OpenOffice Google Axis of Not So Evil.

How scared? Scared enough that Firefox Mozilla is now public enemy #2, and it is dipping its toes in the water to embrace it in the fight against the big G.

Microsoft launched the new Windows Live office-as-a-service service, or at least a preview of it yesterday.

Open source start-ups make their pitch - in public

The Network World staff wrote below a large Microsoft Ad: "Three open source start-up executives Tuesday showed their daring by making pitches to potential customers. What made them daring is that they did it in front of dozens of attendees at the Open Source Business Conference in Newton, Mass."

"Not surprisingly, the customer panelists who agreed to participate are from organizations that use open source software, though some to much larger extents than others. Their responses to the new companies ranged from practically inviting them in to show off their software to telling them to get back in a couple of years."

[Ed: This doesn't surprise us in the least. Take a look at an article we published today about VC's, Linux and Open Source companies:]

Related Article today The Venture Capital Reluctance Toward Linux

Comment of the Day - November 2, 2005 Why People Switch to LXer

AndyCooll writes about his experience trying Firefox and He writes: "I saw that the quality of these products were excellent. And I was hooked. It was only a small step then to trying Linux."

From the article: Why People Switch to Linux

Applicure Releases TotalShield 2.0 - Providing Multi-Tier Web Security

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Innovative Approach Secures the Organization's Web-linked Applications and Data Assets

Stealing From Google

  • InformationWeek; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 4:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have a confession to make: I've been stealing from Google. With $1.578 billion in revenue last quarter, the company is unlikely to miss the pennies I've denied it. Still, I feel I owe an explanation: I'm "adnorant," which is to say I ignore online ads.

I've been using a Firefox plugin called CustomizeGoogle to block Google ads and generally improve the search experience.

Red Hat makes clear its virtual plans

Red Hat has announced expansion plans it claims will take it forward to 2007.

Taking as its cue new figures from IDC that show the Linux server market expanding by 26 per cent annually to a value of $12 billion by 2008, and the Linux client market growing by 30 per cent to $10 billion, Red Hat will expand in four directions: regionally; into mission-critical applications; in terms of product breadth; and with a more vertical focus.

SGI and Novell Attain Elevated Security Certification for SUSE Linux on SGI Altix Systems

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 2, 2005 3:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Level 3 Certification Ensures High-Performance 64-Bit Linux OS on SGI Servers Meets Global Government and Military Security Standards

Using the GIMP for Simple Desktop Backgrounds

  • Systhread; By Jason (Jay) R Fink (Posted by jayrfink on Nov 2, 2005 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU
Not a graphics guru but you would like to know a little bit about creating a nice background? Using the gimp in a few steps, a variety of nice backgrounds can be yours for your X desktop.

Review: Mandriva Linux 2006 PowerPack Edition

It's not often that you see a desktop operating system aimed at power users. Usually an experienced user is expected to build the operating system from the command line ala FreeBSD, Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, or Linux From Scratch; or to spend hours customizing one of the totally

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