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My Workstation OS: Linspire 4.5

Built on a Debian Linux core, Linspire is designed for simplicity of use, and it delivers this in spades. Linspire eliminates the need for me to be technically proficient in the nuances of Linux to successfully operate and enjoy the OS. This includes loading software, staying updated, and never seeing a command-line interface. It makes it very easy to just get on with what I have to do and not worry about the technicalities of using a Linux-based system.

At the Sounding Edge: Introducing KeyKit

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At the Sounding Edge: Introducing KeyKit

The Linux Box Show, Episode 4

Tonight on The Linux Box Show Sean discuss what he has been doing, including the Krystaline icon set, a brief diatribe on usability, his own distro shoot out, and the headlines are 'The Mandrake Conectiva Merger', 'Microsoft admits targeting Wine users', 'New Law Center Founded to Assist Open Source Software Developers' and 'Tux likes it cheap: a review of cheapo devices that will stymie Redmond'.


Infrae and Nuxeo join forces and cooperate on Zope 3 technologies

The two companies have a proven track record in enterprise CMS software, and long experience with the Zope 3 platform. Infrae is the creator of the 'Silva´ CMS, and Nuxeo of the 'Collaborative Portal Server´ (CPS).

Kuro Box Linux up close

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 10, 2005 12:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This installment of "Migrating from x86 to PowerPC" moves from the abstract to the concrete, looking into implementation details of the Kuro Box. The article gets into actual implementation specifics for the Kuro Box platform.

The Developers Survival Guide 2005: Five Things You Can Do to Avoid Becoming Roadkill

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- This speech discusses career survival strategies for embedded systems engineers. It was delivered by Wind River CEO Ken Klein as a keynote address at the 2005 Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco. Enjoy . . . !

Novell unwraps new version of Linux

Hoping to appeal to as broad a technical audience as possible, Novell on Thursday released a new version of Suse Linux Professional at Cebit, in Hanover, Germany, that includes the 2.611 version of the kernel, the 2.0 version of the productivity suite, and the Firefox 1.0 browser.

Conference discusses why 'everybody needs an open source strategy'

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Far away from the usual open source software industry focus on code, freedom, and evangelism, the InnoTech conference and expo held here this week centered on the business of open source for business' sake. Sure there was talk about the advantages of Linux and open source technology, the ability to impact operating system-level functionality, and fighting unwarranted fears of a different model, but the heart of the conference was the beat of business -- cutting costs, driving value, and saving time and grief.

Ubuntu Hoary preview released

The Ubuntu team earlier today announced the release of the preview of the second Ubuntu Linux release: Ubuntu 5.04-preview (Hoary Hedgehog). Released includes 6.8.2 and Gnome 2.10 - release just yesterday. Available as both an install and a live CD.

Novell woos CeBIT with SUSE Linux 9.3

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 10:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell, SUSE
Novell announced the April release of SUSE Linux 9.3, the next version of its consumer Linux software, today at CeBIT. SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 will include a complete Linux operating system featuring a complete set of desktop applications and home networking capabilities. It is pitched as a reliable and secure alternative to Windows suitable for both experienced users and Linux newbies.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.1 Release Candidate

Release candidate builds of Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.1 are now available. Like last month's Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1, this new version will just fix a few security and stability bugs; it's not a major update. Testers can download the release candidate from the latest-aviary1.0.1 directory on Assuming no problems are found, the final version of Thunderbird 1.0.1 will come out within a day or two.

Filesystem data visualization using JPGraph

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
JPGraph is a set of programs written in PHP that plots data into a wide range of graphs and formats the results. Licensed under the Trolltech QPL License, JPGraph is now at Version 1.17. Whatever your data, JPGraph can help you to view it graphically, letting you to see relations in more clearly. Such data visualization may not be important to a computer, but, to a person, it can make a lot of difference to analysis.

Tux likes it cheap: a review of cheapo devices that will stymie Redmond

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 10, 2005 8:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community
Some like it hot and fancy. Not Tux. He likes it cold and cheap. Take the iPod for example. That's hot. Everyone is talking about it, it's selling by the millions, and it has given the major record labels a little breathing room because it encourages music sales. But Tux finds it boring. It doesn't really help Tux in his quest for global domination.

Report: Tall Maple Fills a Tall Order

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The presence of Linux-based appliances for IT is growing more and more. But the work to produce such devices has also kept growing, keeping potential appliance-based solutions off the market entirely. But one new company has a strong solution: develop most of the appliance platform ahead of time, leaving only the specialized code to the appliance maker.

What's wrong with the Java community process?

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
But where does a $96 billion behemoth find rapid growth? For IBM, the answer lies in emerging markets around the world and among midsize companies. That's why winning over developers and application providers is a critical goal for IBM's software chief, Steve Mills. The senior vice president and group executive recently spoke with CNET about the company's strategy and weighed in on what he thinks is wrong with the Java community process.

Review: SmoothWall Express 2.0

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In these days of always-on Internet connections, a firewall that protects your network from unauthorized access is indispensable. Though most home routers have some sort of basic firewall capabilities, their rules for incoming and outgoing traffic are often basic and arbitrary. An alternative is to run a Linux-based firewall on old hardware, but configuring this sort of setup is generally not easy. An exception is SmoothWall, a free application you can install on any old machine to convert it to a dedicated hardware firewall. SmoothWall has a friendly interface and more configuration options than standard hardware firewalls.

MIPS Technologies Joins TimeSys OnBoard Program

  •; By TimeSys Marketing (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 9, 2005 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
TimeSys® Corporation, a leader in embedded Linux® technologies and development tools, today announced an alliance with MIPS Technologies to make the latest MIPS® architecture and core optimizations running on the Malta reference platform available in fully commercialized 2.6-based Linux distributions from TimeSys. In this alliance, MIPS Technologies will join the TimeSys OnBoard Program(tm), the embedded Linux industry's only comprehensive program for hosting, certifying, distributing and supporting commercialized custom Linux distributions.

Freescale Joins TimeSys' OnBoard Program

Freescale Joins TimeSys OnBoard Program to Provide Comprehensive Commercial Source for Embedded Linux on Freescale PowerPC Processors

Multi-os "virtual platform" runs Linux side-by-side with Nucleus

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2005 12:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jaluna has partnered with Accelerated Technology, a division of Mentor Graphics, on a combined Nucleus/Linux offering that the companies claim allows real-time Nucleus applications to run side-by-side with Linux applications on the same system, without additional hardware, and without requiring changes to the applications.

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