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Userful GNU/Linux multi-station software suits general desktop users

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 12, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
While others debate whether GNU/Linux is ready for the desktop, Userful is quietly proving that it is -- and making a profit while doing so.

Ibm and Novell Announce First Blade Chassis Subscription for Linux

ARMONK, NY and WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/12/2005 -- IBM and Novell today announced a new single subscription option for the IBM BladeCenter chassis that will provide customers with increased flexibility and choice, making it easy to buy and administer subscriptions to Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server based on their individual needs. This single subscription will cover all blades within the BladeCenter chassis, regardless of CPU type or quantity, and aims to help lower the cost and complexity of procuring and licensing Linux for blade server environments.

Comment of the Day - October 12, 2005 Linux Viruses Exist

This comment refers to the article "Grisoft predicts Linux virus plague"

Meebo Instant Messaging: Nice AJAX implementation

  • TechWhack; By Sushubh (Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AJAX seems to be revolutionizing the way we worked on the internet. Gmail made it popular and now we see more and more web based applications and services using this incredibly responsive technology to allow interaction between the user and the web. Meebo is a small startup working towards bringing the instant messaging capabilities to the Web 2.0.

Get a better handle on Struts actions, with Spring

  • developerWorks; By George Franciscus (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 12, 2005 9:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Struts Recipes co-author George Franciscus is back with another great Struts integration recipe -- this time for importing Struts applications into the Spring framework. His article shows you how to revamp Struts actions so they can be managed just like Spring beans The result is a boosted web framework that easily reaps the benefits of Spring AOP.

Covalent Technologies, Leader in Apache Open Source Solutions for ...

Jim Jagielski, Covalent CTO and Open Source Visionary Appointed to OSSI Advisory Board

High Performance Merak E-mail Server Suite Now Available for Linux ...

As Linux usage continues to climb in business network environments, IceWarp delivers the industry's most powerful, scalable e-mail suite on the market

Forget Sun and Google - say hello to Open Document Fellowship

While the press goes back and forth over whether Google and Sun will go beyond making the “Google Toolbar an option in Sun's consumer downloads of the Java Runtime Environment” and the meaning of the “commitment” between the two companies to “explore opportunities to promote and enhance Sun technologies, like the Java Runtime Environment and …,” a group of open source community members have formed an organization to promote the functionality that has the potential to make a standard of the Open Document file format upon which is based. The organization, called the Open Document Fellowship, aims to provide a coherent understanding of the role that “clean” XML plays in enabling service-oriented architectures, which is basically a way to enable disparate computer systems to exchange data seamlessly through a common functional layer.

The GNU/Linux User Show #18 Online.

  •; By Jon (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 12, 2005 8:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, KDE; Story Type: News Story
The GNU/Linux User Show #18 is online! After a short break to upgrade server, we're back strong. This week I talk with Aaron Seigo of the KDE Project. Aaron shares some history and tips and tricks for new users as well as lets us in on the good stuff to come in KDE Plasma.

IBM, SuSE Challenge Blade Economics

The joint plan, the first of its kind, allows customers running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 in an IBM BladeCenter chassis to purchase a single license supporting up to 14 blades.

Welcome to... The Fridge!

Conceived at UbuntuDownUnder, The Fridge is an information hub for the Ubuntu community, bringing together news, grassroots marketing, advocacy, team collaboration, and great original content.

StarNet's 'Recon-X' Revolutionizes PC X Servers

PC X servers are used by millions of engineers, network administrators and others to access applications on remote UNIX/Linux servers from their Windows PC workstations.

RealNetworks Now in Microsoft's Camp

Once friends, then adversaries, and now partners, Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and RealNetworks Latest News about RealNetworks Chief Executive Rob Glaser stood together on stage Tuesday to say they have settled all their antitrust Latest News about Antitrust proceedings and will overhaul their companies' antagonistic relationship.

The $761 million settlement and resulting partnership is intended to help Seattle's two largest software companies compete against rivals such as downloadable-music giant Apple Computer Latest News about Apple Computer, search leader Google Latest News about Google and a music-subscription service from Yahoo!

'first' open source ECM nears release

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Software company Alfresco is putting the finishing touches to the first release of its open source content-management system, which it claims is the first non-proprietary product to hit the enterprise content management (ECM) industry.

Open source for the enterprise, part 2

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 12, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Continuing where we left off yesterday -- careful assessment of integration and customization costs in many ways is the key to avoiding an open source nightmare. Unlike commercial products, open source projects are not usually created with the modern IT infrastructure environment in mind. Integration with single sign-on or support for monitoring protocols such as SNMP might not exist. Support for databases might be narrow and limited to a few choices or to one database. Support for standards might be lacking.

Grisoft predicts Linux virus plague

  •; By Robert Jaques (Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Grisoft, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus offering, has warned that it is "only a matter of time" before Linux becomes widely targeted by virus and malware writers.

Michael Foreman, a partner at AVG UK, said: "In the past few years we have seen the use of enterprise Linux applications growing steadily, and it is only a matter of time before we can expect to see virus attacks specifically targeted at these users.

SGI Arms Sikorsky With Virtual Proving Ground for Next-Generation Aircraft

Pantalone, whose team previously performed high-end constructive simulation on UNIX(R) systems before moving to the 64-bit Novell SUSE Linux(R) Enterprise Server environment available on Altix.

Ibm to Contribute Software Development Blueprints to Open Source

ARMONK, NY -- Oct 12, 2005 -- IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development.

Linux: Error Detection and Correction

Alan Cox [interview] submitted a pair of patches to add error detection and correction (EDAC) logic to the 2.6 kernel. He noted, "I don't think its yet merge ready but getting there so I'd appreciate other folks comments and views on what else needs fixing before generating a submission for Andrew." Alan has submitted a subset of thebluesmoke kernel module which "is mainly concerned with reporting ECC, PCI, machine check, cache, hypertransport, thermal throttling and related events." This version of the patch is only for the 2.6 kernel, and was renamed from bluesmoke to EDAC.

Memory error checking used to be accomplised with a parity checking bit that was attached to each byte of memory. The parity bit was calculated when each byte of memory was written, and then verified when each byte of memory was read. If the stored parity bit didn't match the calculated parity bit on a read, that byte of memory was known to have changed. Parity checking was a reasonably effective method for detecting a one bit change in a byte of memory. ECC expanded upon this idea with the use of a hashing algorithm that calculates a checksum for multiple bytes of memory. This checksum can be used to detect when one or more bits has changed. On single bit errors, it can also restore the memory to its intended state, actually correcting the error.

Linksys and Skype Team Up to Launch New Cordless Handset to Drive Internet Phone Calling

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by bstadil on Oct 12, 2005 4:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Cordless Internet Phone Provides Convenient Use of Free Skype Internet Calls

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