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Open Source: Chicken Little and Age-Appropriate Explanations

  • TechNewsWorld (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even if a major lawsuit were filed tomorrow, open source would still have an outstanding track record of avoiding intellectual property infringement, compared to proprietary software, which is the subject of frequent infringement claims.

Foresight 0.8, A new look at a new look

  •; By Capnkirby (Posted by VISITOR on May 5, 2005 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Foresight Linux has progressed up to a 0.8 release, and appears to be getting closer to a full "stable" release. There has been a great deal of activity going on not only creating a better Distro but trying to build a business model as well. It seemed like as good a time as any for a second look.

AMD/Tyan/SUSE Set LAN Server Throughput Record

  •; By Nelson and Associates Benchmarking Laboratory (Posted by cjcox on May 5, 2005 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
Benchmarked for 48 hrs and moving 1 petabit of data averaging 6.5Gbits/sec, setting a new record with just stock components.

Open Source in the Public Sector: Far Beyond Linux

  • Gartner (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 2:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software has consistently raised political attention across the globe, and continues to leave most uncertain regarding how viable to consider open source for their needs. Our analysis will offer a new perspective on the impact of open source solutions, together with a pragmatic and strategic overview of open source technologies, and how they must align within your agency environment.

Emerging Technologies at Babson College Features Paul Gillan and Sam Hiser

Babson's Emerging Technologies session features an overview of technology trends and a detailed look at the status of “alternative” desktops. A testiment to the Linux's gaining market share.

Computing Our Liberty: May 2005

"Humanity has made so much movies about threats from space, and yet, space is calm and friendly to us while the biggest threat comes from those who are threatened - human beings!"

Daffodil Replicator v1.8 released with Scheduling, Debugging and Replication Process Monitoring

  •; By Daffodil Software Ltd. (Posted by VISITOR on May 5, 2005 12:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups:
Daffodil Software, a Java database and replication technology company, today announced the beta release of Daffodil Replicator v1.8 with new features like Scheduling, Debugging, Special Character handling, and Replication Process Monitoring.

Sun to complete release of Solaris code within 45 days

Sun Microsystems Inc. will complete its release of Solaris software code in the next 45 days, completing an effort the company began last year, a Sun official said yesterday. Sun's release of Solaris as open-source software is an effort to expand the number of Solaris users and counter Linux and Windows growth in the data center. The first part of the code, a utility called D-Trace that was designed to improve application performance, was released earlier this year.

Advanced image editing from the command line with ImageMagick

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
ImageMagick (IM) is a command-line graphics creation and editing application. In a previous article we used it to add text and frames to images, and for other basic image manipulation. In this article we'll use the ImageMagick suite of commands to create a multi-image mosaic, draw some basic shapes, and create 3D logos.

Report: What the Doctor Ordered

Dr. Ignacio Valdes is celebrating five years on the Web with, a site that is devoted to Linux and open source software stories related to the medical community. Rob Reilly spoke with Valdes to find out how Valdes manages this site and why his such a big proponent of Linux.

Microsoft gives nod to Linux

Microsoft finally gave a nod to Linux last week when it announced that its Virtual Server 2005 server virtualization software would support the open source operating system.

Readers' choices: 2004 Desktop Linux survey results in!

  • (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story had questions, and 3,841 readers chimed in with their answers. We've gathered the data on distributions, window managers, email clients, web browsers, and more in the 2004 Desktop Linux Market survey -- and some of the results are surprising! Review our editors' observations, analysis, and prognostications, and weigh in with your own analysis of the data using the talkback thread provided!

Open source community needs unity

Last week in our regular News Perspectives newsletter, your correspondent asked what the next step was for the free and open source community. This week, I asked Linux Australia (LA) vice-president Pia Waugh to elaborate on her recent remarks to about code and culture in the open source community.

WLAN Security Spec Goes Open Source

Wireless LAN (WLAN) chipset maker Atheros Communications has released one of its key security technologies to the open source community. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company submitted code for its JumpStart for Wireless security configuration software to for use by anyone in the wireless LAN industry. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has already certified the code for JumpStart for Wireless.

First look: NVU RC 1.0

NVU is the open source community's first WYSIWYG HTML editor, slated to be released shortly. After testing the release candidate software, I like what I see. It's clearly not yet the product it's capable of becoming, but it already has a lot of functionality, as well as a lot of promise.

The adventures of installing SuSE Linux

I read a fascinating article in The Inquirer (not the one from Florida, the one from the U.K.) last week. In it, IT gadfly Nick Farrell documents his attempts to install SuSE Linux 9.3 on his home computer (see editorial links below). You'll appreciate it, because it will reflect the opinion of many of your users should you install the full bore of Novell Linux Desktop on their machines.

Qualcomm lines up with Linux

  • CNET; By Ben Charny (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cell phone chipmaker will support Linux, marking another key company to back the open-source software on handsets.

Embedded Linux market snapshot, 2005

  • (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The results of's fifth annual Embedded Linux Market Survey are in! This brief summary outlines our interpretation of a few key data points. Overall, we find the results encouraging for embedded Linux, and for companies in the embedded Linux OS and tools market.

DistroWatch Weekly: FTP install of Mandriva 2005, SLAX mini-review, FetchYahoo

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 5:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 18th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! If you are losing patience waiting for the ISO images of the new Mandriva Linux 2005, why not perform a network installation instead? It is easy and we'll show you how. Will will also address the issue of the never-ending stream of new distributions vying for our attention, and point out some serious problems with the latest release of the GCC compiler. In the biggest DistroWatch Weekly ever, we have a user-contributed review of the increasingly popular SLAX live CD, and present FetchYahoo in Robert Storey's "Tips, tricks & hints" section. Happy reading!

Book Excerpt: Firefox& Thunderbird Garage

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 5, 2005 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How to get your e-mail and RSS subscriptions when moving to Thunderbird.

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