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Programming Linux Sockets Effectively

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 28, 2005 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The code examples in these tutorials are in Python and C, but translate well to other languages. Part 1 covers the basics, such as an echo server and client, which connect over TCP/IP, fundamental network, layer, and protocol concepts. Part 2 is an intermediate level tutorial that demonstrates how to write UDP sockets applications.

Free software can resurrect 64-bit dinosaurs

It has been 14 years since the first 64-bit processor -- the MIPS R4000 -- found its way into a workstation. 64-bit workstations once cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, but the introduction of high-performance, low-cost 64-bit CPUs from AMD and Intel has changed the industry's attitude toward workstation design. New architectures are forcing old hardware into obsolescence, but free software can extend those old systems' useful life.

Good times for Red Hat (and therefore Linux) in Europe

  • Ovum; By Philip Carnelley (Posted by yuk on Apr 28, 2005 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
We had a visit from Red Hat's EMEA folk recently. We tend to think of French Mandriva (née MandrakeSoft) and Novell's German SuSE operation as carrying the torch for Linux in Europe, but in fact Red Hat is not doing badly in Europe at all.

Foresight Desktop Linux, now cooler looking!

Foresight Desktop Linux is a distribution which showcases some of the latest and greatest from GNOME. With a great focus on usability, yet still up to date. Some of the more innovative things are included, like mono, beagle, f-spot, howl, hal, and oversite systems management. All of this plus some nice, clean default themes and artwork. FDL 0.8 includes many updates to existing packages, great hardware detection using hal/udev/gnome-volume-manager, and a new bootsplash.

Java in Proprietary trap or creative commons?

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 28, 2005 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Sun
No article or series of articles could cover anything as big as the 2.0 release, and this article won't try. Instead, this article is going to look at one narrow theme, albeit an important one: The increased role that Java plays in this new OOo 2.0 release. Mad Penguin interviews Sun Microsystem's Simon Phipps to get some insight...

ST Microelectronics halts open-source FPGA project

  • EE Times Online (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pulling the plug on an ambitious open-source FPGA hardware and software project, ST Microelectronics confirmed Tuesday (April 26) it will stop development of its Generalized Open Source Programmable Logic (GOSPL) technology and pursue further programmable logic development through third-party partnerships.

Open-Xchange Server 5 Eases Migration

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Open-Xchange Server 5 eases the shift to open source for IT admins.

Novell Tightens Its Open-Source Embrace

Novell is continuing its embrace of the open-source community with new hires and the promise of even greater integration with key open-source projects.

Using comics to spread the free software message

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Apr 28, 2005 4:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Getting the free and open source message to users, particularly school-going youths and their teachers in a vast country like Namibia, is not the easiest task. SchoolNet, however, has come up with an innovative approach to the challenge and has produced the first in a new series of comic strips promoting FOSS.

Review: Ututo-e, the "only free distribution"

Ututo-e is a Gentoo-based distribution developed in Argentina. Of all the x86 distributions listed on DistroWatch, Ututo-e is the only distribution endorsed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Since he first noticed Ututo-e while visiting Argentina last August, Richard Stallman has described it as "the only free GNU/Linux distro I know of" -- an endorsement that promises to boost its user base the way that John F. Kennedy's endorsement of the James Bond books boosted their sales. In addition, the FSF hosts Ututo-e on its FTP site.

Lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison leaves HP for Novell

Jeremy Allison, a lead developer on the Samba project, has left his job at Hewlett-Packard Co. in order to go to work for Novell, effective this morning.

Novell hires top Samba programmer from HP

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: HP, Novell; Story Type: News Story
Software company adds another open-source luminary to its staff. Jeremy Allison says, "These guys know a lot about file sharing."

Linuxfest Northwest 2005: A Preview Article

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you live in or near the Pacific Northwest, you should be in Bellingham, Washington, this Saturday.

Scalix founder: Linux, Webmail are killer apps

Widespread dissatisfaction with current e-mail systems, particularly Microsoft Exchange and Outlook is spurring platform and e-mail server changes, according to Julie Hanna Farris, an electronic messaging innovator and founder of Scalix Inc., a messaging system vendor. In this setting, e-mail on Linux is shaping up to become the killer app in the enterprise application stack, said Farris in this interview about current and future e-mail trends. Also, e-mail client software (think Outlook) may be on the way out, pushed aside by Web-based e-mail systems, or Webmail. Farris has honed her e-mail trend intelligence gathering and prediction skills over 17 years in messaging. Besides Scalix, she was a founding executive for, which was acquired by Openwave, and companies whose enterprise portal software was acquired to became Sun JavaMail. She was a marketing executive at IBM/Lotus and began her career at BellSouth.

Laszlo Updates Open-Source App-Building Platform

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenLaszlo 3.0 provides two ways to deploy applications and features Unicode support and a new drawing API to support charting and graphing.

Q&A: Novell CEO touts Linux, identity products

  •; By Carol Sliwa (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
With NetWare usage continuing to decline, Novell is making Linux and "identity-driven computing" the focal points at this year's annual BrainShare user conference. CEO Jack Messman talked about his company's strategy, its efforts to court Windows users and recent shake-ups in Novell's executive ranks.

Open Source File Sharing with Torrents

  •; By mcangeli (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 27, 2005 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
From the creator of and comes a new website designed to make it easy to find different Linux distributions and tools.

Open Wallets for Open-Source Software

  • New York Times (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Venture capitalists are again embracing open-source technology companies, and a natural question may be whether some of them have perhaps lost their minds. [Free registration required]

Book review: "Firefox and Thunderbird Garage"

" Firefox and Thunderbird Garage," by Chris Hofmann, Marcia Knous, and John Hedtke, can help make a reader into a Mozilla master. The book contains clear directions, informative explanations, thoughtful commentary, helpful images, and entertaining eccentricities. From installation to advanced configuration, it addresses important issues with relevant details.

Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the "center-of-gravity" for Linux.

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