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FreeMED Released

The FreeMED Software Foundation is proud to announce the release of version of FreeMED. This release is a bugfix and security release before the 0.8.2 release cycle. This release is available on the FreeMED Sourceforge Download Site at the FreeMED Sourceforge Download site. Some of the improved features and bugfixes are:

Meet Jane Geek

With women accounting for 50% of technology purchases, Dell, Samsung, and others are opening the door for them

[Ed: Gadgets aren't just for guys... - dcparris]


Linux tools make the most of AMD processors

FSMLabs is claiming a breakthrough single digit microsecond timing on a 64bit dual core AMD Opteron processors and has released Carrier Grade Linux and tools for a wide range of AMD processors.

Public Knowledge Tells Hill How DMCA Prevents Lawful Uses of Content

In a follow-up letter to Capitol Hill, Public Knowledge Pres. Gigi B. Sohn provided examples of how lawful uses of content are being stifled by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The letter, sent today, was requested by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Sohn testified before the Subcommittee on Nov. 16 at the panel’s hearing on fair use policies.

Operating with open source

Myths and realities about open source software (OSS) came under discussion at the "Operating with Open Source" day, part of ICT Forum Wales.

Infinite Loop: Taking a fstab at Linux

Tectonic columnist Richard Frank asks whether Linux is ready for the mainstream when a current distribution can't recognise his laptop's floppy drive.

80gb Portable Linux Desktop Drive GlobeTrotter 2.0

Mandriva and LaCie introduce a mobile USB hard drive pre-loaded with a specially tuned version of the award-winning Mandriva Linux operating system: the GlobeTrotter2.0 in 40GB or 80GB.

Linux gurus ask to join EU Microsoft fight

  •; By Jo Best (Posted by dcparris on Nov 24, 2005 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux and Samba developer group has filed its request for leave to intervene in the case saying Microsoft's fiscal might is skewing the fight unfairly.

MirrorMed Announcement

It is time to announce MirrorMed. MirrorMed is a friendly fork of the ClearHealth project. MirrorMed will use essentially the same codebase but will have a totally separate support structure, available from SynSeer. Read on for the reason for the fork, and a list of the changes that you can expect!

Tenable discusses Nessus 3

SecurityFocus interviews Ron Gula to get a glimpse of Tenable's upcoming free (but closed-source) Nessus 3 vulnerability scanner. The discussion looks at license changes, community involvement, daemon security, new features, GPL open-source versus free, NASL, and more.

Gentleware Celebrates 5 Years of Success

Poseidon for UML’s merit sees it through tech downturns to emerge leading the competition.

[ANNOUNCE] PHP 5.1 Release Announcement

  • Mailing list; By Ilia Alshanetsky (Posted by bstadil on Nov 24, 2005 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.

Open-source vending machine 'gaining momentum'

It looks like a vending machine but it doesn't spit out chocolate or coffee. Instead, it's providing free, open-source software (Foss) in more than 30 locations in South Africa.

Networking 101: Understanding Subnets and CIDR

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Charlie Schluting (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 24, 2005 12:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In the olden days, there were Class A, B and C networks. These could only be divided up into equal parts, so VLSM, or Variable Length Subnet Masks , were introduced. The old Class C was a /24, B was a /16, and A was a /8. (Check out Understanding IP Addresses if you're not clear on what that means.) That's all you need to know about Classes. They don't exist anymore.

Open document formats and the path to world domination

Microsoft's never ending fight to remain relevant while defeating nasty attacks upon its bulwark, which unnecessarily distracts this valiant company from more worthy tasks such as getting a lock on the Internet nearly matching its hold on both the PC desktop and most of the Office type applications. Woe unto them that do not recognize how unworthy they are to desire the fruits that this company so assiduously picked off so many dead, dying, decaying and those still living but consigned to a similar fate. Companies that hold any shred of property (IP or otherwise) that Microsoft desired, becomes theirs. Be warned ODF will suffer the same fate. Though the path may be long and the dead will strewn alongside our skewed path. Be fearful you lackeys, open source, free types we shall not rest until your are gone or if we are forced to we will compromise if we must. But until then: the world belongs to us and anything you own too is ours. Just kidding, I think.

OOo Off the Wall: Domesticating Autocorrect

  • Linux Journal (Posted by bstadil on Nov 24, 2005 11:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Don't you hate it when the word completion feature wants to finish your words for you? Or do you love it? Learn how to customize (or kill) Autocorrect in OOo and live in word-processing peace.

Sentensa - a new open source search engine

  •; By Bo Lindstrom (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 24, 2005 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: GNU
In September Virtual Genetics launched the new search engine, Sentensa, that can be downloaded, without cost, via Internet as Open Source. Virtual Genetics is now launching the next version of Sentensa, version 2.2 , that supports Java 5.0 with some new features.

Wolves Circle As Exchange Nears Death

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by tadelste on Nov 24, 2005 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups:
The end is near for Exchange 5.5 as Microsoft terminates product support January 1, 2006. For those who haven't already upgraded or switched, the big question is (as always): Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OS X or Other?

Estonia elects open source

Estonia's latest local elections, held online nationwide, included the use of open source software in electronic voting. However, experts caution that the use of Linux on Web servers does not equate to publicly viewable voting code, and the system's reliance on the Internet raises red flags

EFF's Sony Complaint - as text

  • Groklaw; By Pamela Jones (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 24, 2005 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The EFF complaint asks that Sony BMG be required to fix the damage to victims' computers, and it says the EULA is unconscionable, listing specific things the Plaintiffs allege are unconscionable in the EULA that accompanies both XCP and MediaMax. When you read the list, I think you will agree it's hard to argue with EFF that this list is anything a reasonable man would agree to without duress, and as you read them, ask yourself: What do they have to do with copyright rights?

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