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Fedora Weekly News Issue 73

Fedora Weekly News for Jan. 15 2007

Open-source company Intalio inks global distribution deals

Intalio Inc., an open source company, said Monday it signed distribution agreements with German, Brazilian, and U.S. partners. Redwood City-based Intalio said the partnerships bring its products to 20 countries on five continents. Partners include Ancud IT-Beratung GmbH in Germany, B2D Solutions in the United States, and Projeler in Brazil.

Sun's Fortran replacement goes open-source

Sun Microsystems took a new open source step last week, enlisting the outside world's help in an attempt to create a brand-new programming language called Fortress.

Taking the plunge into open source

More software companies are finding that the best way to make money with software is to give it away, cherry-picking open-source software practices for commercial gain. On Monday, a small software company called Aras will release the code of its design application--written entirely with Microsoft technologies--and shift to an open-source business model. For a small company faced with tepid growth, letting anyone download its application for free was a risk worth taking.

FSWM: Tivo Healthcare

Free Software Magazine has anarticle by frequent Linux Medical News contributor Fred Trotter on the 'Tivoization' of Healthcare:'Tivoization is a real threat to users freedom, but only when you consider the appropriate context. It’s not just a question of controlling hardware, more importantly its about controlling data. This issue becomes clearer when you consider health software instead of television software...'

Talking virtualization with rPath

Brett Adams, vice president of development at rPath, sees 2007 as a pivotal year for virtualization. When you are looking at the future of virtualization, few companies are as well positioned to make observations as rPath. Billing itself as the "software appliance company," rPath was one of the first companies to focus on virtual appliances and simplifying their production.

Sigrity Supports 64-bit Linux Computing Platforms

Sigrity has announced its full support for 64-bit Linux computing platforms by porting all of its signal and power integrity software products to systems running the 64-bit Linux operating system. The move is intended to boost performance and capacity for companies developing highly complex designs.

Why XML Internationalization is important

As the world gets flatter and smaller, it becomes riskier to ignore the worldwide audience that exists for your content.

Drupal 5.0 released

  • drupal.org; By Dries (Posted by pat on Jan 15, 2007 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: PHP
Version 5.0 of the popular CMS Drupal was released today. Congratulations to the Drupal team.

KDE-NL New Year's Meeting Coming Up

On Saturday, 20th January, the traditional KDE-NL New Year's Meeting will be held in Lent near Nijmegen in the eastern part of the country. KDE-NL invites contributors, interested users and other affiliated people for the day to get to know each other in person and discuss all kinds of KDE-related things. If you want to join, send an email to the Dutch kde-i18n-nl mailing list. If you want to give a talk, please note that in your e-mail. More information on can be found on this webpage.

Chat it up in Emacs with IRC modes

Sometimes it seems like the Emacs editor has features that only operating systems have. You can, for instance, run an Internet Relay Chat client to chat online right from inside of Emacs.

EU study says open source could increase competitiveness

Increased use of free and open source software in Europe could increase the region's competitiveness with the US, according to a European Commission study.

LCA Opening Day

Linux.conf.au kicked off today at UNSW, beginning with a series of mini conferences covering the topics of Debian, GNOME, education, embedded, virtualisation, MySQL and Research.

Take logical partitioning in the p5 environment to the next level

Learn how to configure a p5 server to provide redundancy and recoverability in a production environment. You should already be familiar with how to create and configure a VIO Server and an LPAR.

CMS Institute to Offer Red Hat Curriculum as Part of CCNS Program

Red Hat announced that it is playing an important role in shaping CMS Institute's CMS Certified Network Specialist (CCNS). The CCNS program is India's first networking-based Infrastructure Management program for youth seeking gainful employment in the ITeS industry.

What's the Linux Holdup?

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jan 15, 2007 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Giving desktop Linux a larger market share? To be honest, this can be a touchy subject for me, personally. Much of the reasoning behind my "rough feelings" on the matter stem from the fact that I disagree with much of the Linux and Microsoft camps in general. That's right, I think that large numbers from both groups are wrong, and it's because of this that each OS is experiencing so much trouble now in the press.

Mobile Linux for the Mobile Fan

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jan 15, 2007 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Linux powered mobiles phones are hardly news. But when you toss in the ability customize your mobile OS just the way you like it, well, that’s another matter altogether.

DeLi Linux: A light Linux distribution, done right

Perhaps one of the best Linux distributions tailored for older hardware is DeLi Linux. It's simple, and performs well enough to run on hardware as old as a 486.

Open Phones with Open Moko

Can an open Linux phone platform change the mobile application game?While all eyes may have been on San Francisco and the launch of the developer-unfriendly Apple iPhone, the real game changers were demonstrating their strategy at CES 2007, in Las Vegas.

VirtualBox - VM software goes Open Source

VirtualBox is a virtual PC environment not unlike VMWare. It runs on Windows and Linux and supports a wide range of guest operating system. And the best, it's just been released under the GPL. There's no need to run non-free VMWare anymore.

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