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Nokia Unveils Linux-based Web Device Without Phone

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia unveils a pocket-sized Web browser for wireless broadband networks, which is the Finnish firm's first Linux-based device and its first product without a built-in mobile phone.

Trustix Secure Linux 3.0 Release Candidate 2

  • Mailing list; By Christian Haugan Toldnes <> (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Trustix
This is to announce the second release candidate for Trustix Secure Linux 3.0. Amongst the many enhancements to the new Trustix Installer "Viper" is PXE support. Instructions on how to install over the network using PXE is found in the file /pxeboot/README.txt on the installation CD.

CSIR's open source centre evolves

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Around R50 million a year to be pumped into growing the number and quality of technical skills in South Africa through learnerships, increased research and new technologies.

Debian Weekly News - May 25th, 2005

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 21st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. A lot of activity has still been recorded on the debian-release list in order to fix the remaining release-critical bugs and to get the translations into shape. Matt Whipp quoted several people to counter the claim that Free Software is running short of developers.

In Pursuit of a Flat World

To really flatten the world, the people responsible for much of today's progress must not just drink from the golden goblets of benefits but must also commit resources and effort in action to those who cannot cross the digital divide on their own.

Nokia: Linux kernel may use our patents

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story
Finnish cell phone giant becomes the newest computing company to begin offering intellectual property protections to open-source programmers.

A Setback For Linux

Developers of the open source Linux operating system are about to lose a crucial software tool [BitKeeper] that lets them keep track of version changes. The loss could delay Linux development and even make the operating system more vulnerable to security breaches.

BitDefender for small businesses and FreeBSD

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The security conscious will be pleased with the decision by BitDefender to extend support to FreeBSD as well as introducing a small business-focused version that runs on most Linux distributions.

Penguin Computing touts updated Beowulf Linux clustering

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As promised, the Scyld Software unit of Penguin Computing Inc has begin shipping its latest release of the Beowulf clustering software that its founders created for the Linux operating system. Last week, Scyld was demonstrating Beowulf Series 29 cz-5 at the BioIT World conference in Boston. With the latest release, Scyld is hoping to significantly increase the use of its software in clusters, and it will be using the $10m in funding it secured in November 2004 to promote Beowulf.

Easy data-binding for Eclipse

This Eclipse based technology enables automated data binding of SWT components used along with the Java Visual Editor in Rational Application Developer (RAD) 6.0.

PalmSource Affirms Linux Commitment

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 1:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Palm's annual developer event keynote speech discusses wireless opportunities, 3G consumer and enterprise data services, and the need for Palm developers to partner with network carriers.

Nokia Launches New Linux Based Internet Tablet Product Category

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 12:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Enables Easy Broadband Access to the Internet Over Wi-Fi

Testing and Building with the New gumstix SBCs, Part 1

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Checking back in with gumstix's expanding product line to see if the original concerns have been addressed and what's possible now with the waysmall modules.

Nokia, India boost open source

  • CNET (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gadget maker taps Linux for a tiny tablet, as India's government pushes local versions of Firefox and more.

Defeating the no-help desk

When you're a GNU/Linux or *BSD user, tech support can be a real hassle. Not technical support for your software -- there are newsgroups, mailing lists, and message forums for that -- but support for hardware and services that officially require Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. If your hard drive dies or your Internet connection goes out, the last thing you want is the support person to hang up on you because you're using a free software operating system or some other "unsupported" variable in your computer or network. How can you successfully deal with clue-challenged phone support people?

IBM Teams with Red Hat to Boost Linux at College Level

Rochester may still be struggling to get iSeries classes on more college curricula across the country, but Big Blue envisions a far rosier reception for its latest educational push: Linux. The IBM iSeries Scholars Program — better known by its old moniker, iSeries Partners in Education (PIE) — has been contending with a lack of student interest that has forced some colleges to drop or drastically reduce their iSeries curriculum.

I'm Ready To Pick a Fight

  •; By Ken Starks aka helios (Posted by helios on May 25, 2005 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In a political sense, Microsoft can be seen or perceived as the “Evil Conservative Entity”. They pollute, steal, are convicted monopolists and yet thrive under a capitalist system that protects them from true harm or conviction.

Nokia debuts Linux-based Web device

  • CNET (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cell phone maker has diversified with a Linux tablet that uses Wi-Fi, but has no phone.

Entrepreneur finds success in helping open source

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Content management systems (CMS) continue to grow in popularity as a way for harried IT directors to delegate some of the labor involved with inserting content in company intranets, Web sites, e-commerce systems, and other Web operations revolving around the concept of workflow. With thousands of options available, it's difficult for a CMS shopper to evaluate those options in a timely way. Now companies looking for an open source CMS have a more efficient way to conduct the search, thanks to

Opinion: How Can Vendors Make 64-bit Computing Attractive?

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on May 25, 2005 6:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
64-bit platforms are here. The operating system of choice, Linux, is here. So what does it take to get more widespread adoption of the next generation of processing power? Rob Reilly has a few words of advice for those hardware vendors.

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