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Novell Plans a More Open SUSE

Novell Inc has claimed the initial success of its openSUSE community project as it prepared to increase the involvement of the community in the development of its Linux operating system code base.

Open Source Eyes the Enterprise

IBM vice-president of intellectual property and standards Jim Stalling said proprietary APIs have led to fragmentation from storage vendors, independent standalone products and challenges for customers.

Google Reportedly To Distribute Firefox

IN A MOVE THAT APPEARS to be aimed directly at Microsoft, Google co-founder Larry Page is expected to announce the release of Google Pack, a bundle of software that includes the Firefox open-source Web browser. The software pack, first reported Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, is also expected to include open-source instant messaging product Trillian, Norton AntiVirus, and RealPlayer, as well as a host of Google programs--Google Desktop Search, Google Earth, Picasa, Google Talk, and the Google Toolbar.

Linux Gazette #122 is out!

  • Mailing list; By Benjamin A. Okopnik (Posted by dave on Jan 6, 2006 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Gazette

...making Linux just a little more fun!

Experts question Windows win in flaw tally

A US-CERT report that found Microsoft's OS had fewer vulnerabilities than Linux-Unix in 2005 is flawed itself, critics say.

Sco attacks Novell's Linux sales

The SCO Group's long-running legal fight against Linux took a new turn at the very end of 2005. In a 30 December filing, the company sought to expand its lawsuit against Novell, a prior owner of Unix intellectual property and a current seller of Linux, which SCO argues is tainted with its own Unix intellectual property.

Linux Advisory Watch - January 6, 2006

This week, advisories were released for tkdiff, scponly, XnView, pineentry, KPdf, libgphoto, printer-filters-utils, nss_ldap, mdkonline, tkcvs, and ethereal. The distributors include Debian, Gentoo, and Mandriva.

On the Front Lines in Las Vegas

Fighting for what's free in the town where losers carry the load.

Survey: Safari, Firefox gain ground against IE

Web analytics company NetApplications said that Apple’s Safari and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers both gained ground against Microsoft Internet Explorer in 2005. The news comes as NetApplications published its monthly statistics for the end of 2005.

State of the Union: Wireless

Another banner year has passed, with Linux once again proving its superiority in the area of crappy wireless (WiFi) support. Linux oldsters love the current state of wireless, because it hearkens back to the heady days of Yuri Gagarin, Sputnik and Linux kernel 0.99, when getting hardware to work under Linux required either engineering knowledge or luck (or both).

Penguins at the data center door

  • Network World; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by tadelste on Jan 6, 2006 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Remember the freaky penguins from those beer commercials for a certain brand of "ice"? beer? (For that matter, remember the whole "ice beer"? marketing phase? If not, good.)

Novell: OpenSuse tools coming soon

The company said it plans to soon release tools to let outside programmers help with its OpenSuse version of Linux.

Ncomputing Now Supports Linux

ORANGE, Calif. – NComputing has said that its entire product line now supports the Linux operating system. NComputing's proprietary "desktop streaming" technology allows users to create multiple computing terminals for simultaneous use from one host PC. Business and education PC users can save considerable deployment costs since the Linux operating system, Open Source software and NComputing's terminal products reduce hardware, networking and IT costs. The Linux operating system and Open Source software applications also eliminate costly licenses for proprietary software.

Firefox Soars and Apple's Safari Jumps as 2005 Browser Share Race ...

[ED: I know this is a duplicate, however, rather than being a simple recitation of a subset of questionable facts some pertinent items are mentioned explicitly. From those you can see these figures are incomplete, measurements with no idea given as to the margin of error -HC]

"NetApplications, ... measure, monitor and market Web sites for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME)"

[ED: Meaning they measure a fraction of the total market and of that fraction - what portion they have as clients that are measured? How random is its subset or how typical are its clients are unaddressed issues, hence, these are near meaningless numbers to advertise themselves without the slightest nod towards statistical error. If you believe these figures, we need to talk business (I really have a sure money making proposition for you on the East Coast ...)- HC]

Regarding marketing see the lower portion of this article: "HitsLink(tm) is NetApplications' flagship product, providing advanced website statistics and analysis for webmasters and eMarketers alike."

Google and Yahoo Aim at Another Screen

  • New York Times; By SAUL HANSELL (Posted by tadelste on Jan 6, 2006 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Two ascending Internet giants, Google and Yahoo, are to make plain today that they intend to move aggressively beyond the Internet browser and onto the television screen.

The two companies, already the most popular services for searching and organizing the vast information on the World Wide Web, want to perform the same function for television, which will increasingly be delivered over the Internet.

Why Not Python?, Part 1

Follow along as an old C hacker drags himself into the late 1990s.

2005 News Sources Special Recognition Awards Go to Pamela Jones and David Berlind

  •; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 6, 2006 3:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Each year recognizes the most newsworthy standards organizations and the news services that did the best job covering that news. This year, we also recognize the best individual journalists, bloggers and community sites as well.

Texas Instruments, MontaVista Linux promise device interoperability

Texas Instruments (TI) and MontaVista Software announced in December they would pair TI's DaVinci technology-based products with embedded Linux, part of an attempt to more tightly integrate hardware and software in digital media, as the electronics industry looks to make the gadgets in users' lives more interoperable.

Linspire, Mirus Partner on Linux-Only Desktop PCs

Linspire and Mirus Innovations announce the launch of Koobox, a new line of desktop computers that exclusively run Linux.

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