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Make Way for Mozilla

Is spyware slowing down your surfing? If so, you may want to join millions of others who are hopping off the Microsoft Internet Explorer merry-go-round and jumping on the Firefox browser bandwagon.

Linux server customer revenue to reach €6.8bn in 2008

  • (Posted by dave on Dec 11, 2004 6:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Worldwide Linux server customer revenue is expected to reach €6.8bn in 2008, driven by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8 per cent, compared to the broad market CAGR of 3.8 per cent for the worldwide server market, according to a report from market advisory firm IDC.

Open Source Object DB Debuts for Java, .NET

  • (Posted by dave on Dec 11, 2004 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
There is a new entrant in the Open Source database market, this time based on an object model that works with both Java and .NET. -- and even Novell's Mono. db4objects has completed development work on its Open Source object database, and opened it for free download under a GPL Open Source license for use by enterprise end-users.

Trends Tracked for Enterprise Open Source Platforms

  • OSDir (Posted by dave on Dec 11, 2004 5:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this series at TEC, the author notes that his company spent over a year tracking demand from more than 5,000 enterprise end users. The interesting point is this articles gives an open source background by showing the demand is like for server OS and database platforms.

Linux going nowhere on phones, says contrarian

Analysts are overplaying the Linux angle in PalmSource's acquisition of China MobileSoft, wrote eWEEK's David Coursey today in his blog (weblog). Coursey says Linux is a flop in mobile devices, and will not succeed in mobile phones because device makers are not susceptible to operating system partisanship.

The Battle for Wesnoth - an Example of a Successful Open Source Game Project: An Interview with David White (Project Leader)

  •; By technobeast (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 11, 2004 5:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
"The competitive advantage that all OSS have over commercial software - no marketing department to make happy, no deadlines to meet, nothing like that. Simply the writing of a game that I would find fun" - David White interviewed by PCTechTalk

Linux and beer: Survey results and commentary

Linux and beer just seem to go together. But is beer really the most popular beverage of choice for the Linux and the free software/open source communities? And if it is, exactly which brand of beer is regarded as the creme de la creme? With these deep-reaching questions burning in our minds, the NewsForge editorial staff launched an extensive study on the matter. Today we are happy to share the results of our study. Our conclusions are based on direct input from noted Linux kernel hackers like Linus Tovalds, Alan Cox, and Andrew Morton, with additonal input provided by Linux advocates, journalists, CEOs of Linux distributions, Richard Stallman, and a healthy sampling of Linux users from the Austin LUG's mailing list.

Integrate Linux and Windows with Samba

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 10, 2004 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
The third in a three-part series on how to leverage Linux to get the most from your network, this tutorial shows how to use Samba to integrate your Linux and Windows networks. Sample code and configuration files are provided throughout to aid understanding. [Registration required]

JBoss set to shine with JEMS middleware stack

  • InfoWorld (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
JBoss on Monday plans to flesh out details of its open source middleware stack consisting largely of existing software technologies, with the company intending to fill out the stack over time.

Xandros Desktop OS 3 Deluxe Edition

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 10:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Review: The latest version of Xandros ships with some terrific features, including VPN support, a firewall wizard, DVD burning, and encrypted home folders. The new features add up to a great distro.

Being realistic about Linux hardware compatibility

Try installing Windows on Apple or Alpha hardware, then complaining to Microsoft that it doesn't work. You won't get far. In fact, you probably won't even get a reply. And Windows user group people will explain to you that if you want to run Windows, you need to get Windows-compatible hardware. It's the same with GNU/Linux.

Knoppix 3.7 now complete

  • Heise Online (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Live CD Knoppix, which allows a Linux system to be booted from the CD without affecting systems already installed on the hard disk, has appeared in a new version. Knoppix 3.7 provides its user with the option of booting either Kernel 2.4.27 or 2.6.9., with KDE 3.3.1 serving as desktop. Ever since Version 3.6 Knoppix has in addition contained the Terminal Services FreeNX, a free version of the NX Terminal Services by NoMachines.

Reciprocity and the GPL

  • informIT (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The world of software was transformed by the GNU General Public License. This chapter details the history and the ins and outs of this particular scheme of copyright licensing, and how it can be manifested legally when purchasing software.

How Microsoft Lost the API War

Here's a theory you hear a lot these days: "Microsoft is finished. As soon as Linux makes some inroads on the desktop and web applications replace desktop applications, the mighty empire will topple." Although there is some truth to the fact that Linux is a huge threat to Microsoft, predictions of the Redmond company's demise are, to say the least, premature.

Review: BeatrIX GNU/Linux

  •; By Preston St. Pierre (Posted by LTN on Dec 10, 2004 8:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
BeatrIX GNU/Linux is a LiveCD based off of Knoppix and Ubuntu packages. It is a small, fast desktop environment built for the average Windows user / Linux convert wannabe.

Cooking with Linux, Part 1

  • (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Carla Schroder, author of Linux Cookbook, has three tasty recipes to share in this week's excerpt. Whether you want tips on installing a program for easy uninstall, killing user processes, or better logins without passwords, Carla poses the problems and offers solutions. Too bad not all recipes can be this clear, quick, and painless. Join us again in a couple of weeks when Carla shares tips on running different window managers simultaneously with Xnest and hosting multiple domains with Apache.

Database options widen for Linux users

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There was good news for Linux enthusiasts from the database front last week, as enterprise Linux suppliers and database vendors made some deals.

Mad Penguin reviews SUSE 9.2 Professional

  • Mad Penguin; By Adam Doxtater (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 10, 2004 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Novell, SUSE
I'm not really sure if you would call this the first real SUSE Linux release from under Novell's rule, but I tend to think of it as such. Even though it's their official 9.2 release, I kinda feel like I'm looking at Novell SUSE 1.0 if you know what I mean (even though Novell recently released their own desktop this year). Almost like a rebirthing of sorts. SUSE has always been one of the best desktop distributions on the planet and I think Novell has enough knowledge under their belt to make this distro one of the most sought after enterprise-class desktops available today. Have they pulled it off with this release? Read on...

Flash making splash in Linux devices, reseller says

  • (Posted by dave on Dec 10, 2004 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Flash is making a splash in the device market, says an engineering services firm deputized by Macromedia to resell embedded Flash technology to low-volume licensees. Vibren says Flash is coming to POS (point-of-sales/service) terminals, personal organizers, PC replacements, small-screen airline entertainment devices, real-time securities trading terminals, digital signs, and more.

A child-safe SMTP whitelist with Postfix and MySQL

Worried about your children receiving adult-oriented spam while on the Internet? I was. Here's how I solved the problem by protecting their email addresses using Postfix and MySQL.

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