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Ubuntu's Xorg on Debian Sid

Now you can run Xorg on Debian Sid easily!

FreeBSD Status Report Jul-Dec 2004

If you are interested in what's going on with the FreeBSD project, this is a must-read.

Most European developers back open source

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
More than 60 per cent of European software developers believe that using open source software can have significant benefits, newly published research has shown. However, the survey of more than 1,000 European developers by BEA Systems also found that software engineers see significant barriers to widespread implementation.

A Linux Island in a C: of Windows, Part 1

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new series on setting up a Linux VM on your workplace desktop to help make the switch to a pure Linux desktop.

Red Hat readies Enterprise Linux 4

Red Hat is taking on rivals such as Novell with the latest version of its Linux distribution for businesses.

Must-have applications for the open source Mac desktop

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 8:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I bought my Apple Powerbook G4 in May 2002 after finding out it ran a *nix variant. The 'it just works' of Apple's Mac OS X was very tempting, but I didn't want to be without the open source applications I had come to know and love. To the rescue came the DarwinPorts project, which gives you the tools to install open source software onto your computer easily.

EV1Servers sponsors Fedora Forum Hosting

Dallas, TX | January 17th, 2004 – Since the inception of FedoraForum.org on April 26th 2004, it has proven to be a self-sustaining community of avid volunteers which have formed around Fedora Linux (a branch of Red Hat Linux). Its founder Ewdison Then, one of the leading minds in the Open Source community, has nurtured its growth to over 15,000 members in less than a year. This is success that many can only dream of, but with success of that magnitude comes some rather large financial responsibility as bandwidth surges higher and hardware requirements become more demanding.

Fedora Core 4 Preliminayr Schedule Released

The Fedora Project has announced the preliminary development schedule for Fedora Core 4. They have also in a related announcement announced the preliminary upcoming end of support for Fedora Core 2 for March 21.

Linux here, there and everywhere

  • Asia Computer Weekly (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 8:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
To use Linux on a bigger scale, companies will need more reasons than low licence fees. Although Linux gained some acceptance last year—mainly among cash-strapped organisations and government agencies—its adoption was restricted to corporate servers.

Review: Lycoris Desktop/lx 1.4 could replace Windows 98

  • http://www.desktopos.com/; By Tim Mullins (Posted by tim1980 on Jan 17, 2005 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Although Lycoris Desktop/lx 1.4 is a modern Linux based desktop operating system, which was released in the last 6 months and has relatively up to date packages, I would compare its usability to that of Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition. I think the system would be a good desktop for my little sister, all kids in general, and my Nana. However, my Mum & I require a more advanced system to meet our needs.

Open-source Biology Evolves

  • Wired News (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 6:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To push research forward, scientists need to draw from the best data and innovations in their field. Much of the work, however, is patented, leaving many academic and nonprofit researchers hamstrung. But an Australian organization advocating an open-source approach to biology hopes to free up biological data without violating intellectual property rights.

Pervasive joins the open source bandwagon

  • IT-Analysis (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pervasive has announced that Pervasive Postgres (its version of the open source PostgreSQL) will be generally available next month. There are a number of interesting things about this announcement.

Windows cooperating with Linux, honest!

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
We are delirious with joy, or maybe it is just that we've spent too long staring at the screen. . . . Whatever, we just found the coolest hack that you just have to check out!

Making Mozilla Releases Happen

Asa Dotzler's weblog has a posting answering questions about how the Mozilla Foundation makes its software releases happen. It provides an interesting read for anyone interested in Mozilla's release process.

Free Linux phone software posted

  • Techworld.com (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 5:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open source group has posted free PBX software that lets businesses create their own phone switches from standard Linux servers - but drawing business customers to the technology could be an uphill effort. Called sipX, the PBX offering is compatible with SIP phones and media gateways that can change IP voice to traditional TDM voice and vice versa so calls can be switched onto traditional phone networks.

Novell Linux Desktop Gathers Enterprise Strength

Review: Novell Linux Desktop 9 is a good fit for non-Windows environments.

Installing Debian From Scratch

Debian From Scratch (DFS) is not everyone's distribution. It's not an easy install. You need to know your hardware. You need to be prepared to take pains. And, at the end of the process, the result looks like any Debian system installed by another, usually easier and quicker, means. So why take the time?

Samba Creator Andrew Tridgell Joins OSDL

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jan 17, 2005 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Tridgell to Focus on Leading Development Work for Samba Project That Provides Popular Drop-in Linux Replacement for Windows File and Print Servers

Oracle answers on Linux

The world's business software giant offers answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about Linux. What is Oracle's strategy on Linux? What Oracle products are available for Linux? Are all Oracle Database 10g options available on Linux? What distributions of Linux does Oracle support? What is Oracle's position on UnitedLinux? Does Oracle have its own distribution of Linux? How does Oracle contribute to the enhancement of Linux technology? How do I get technical support for the Linux operating system? Why are Linux developers developing their applications using Oracle's software? Does Oracle run parts of its own business on Linux?

The Open Group Debuts Open Source Licensing of DCE Source Code

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Jan 16, 2005 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Open Group announced that the source code of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), an industry-standard, vendor-neutral set of distributed computing technologies, is being made available under an Open Source license. The Open Group’s initiative will broaden the use of DCE concepts and components as a vendor-neutral interoperability infrastructure.

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