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Microsoft: We'll Support Our Product, Because IBM Won't. What?

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by zanek on Jun 22, 2006 7:23 PM EDT)
If you were IBM what would you do? Microsoft programmers built a piece of code to allow Microsoft email software to interoperate with IBM's Domino/Lotus combo. When the code doesn't work, IBM advises users to talk to the folks who wrote the broken code, because, after all, it's Microsoft's code. Microsoft triumphantly proclaims that, unlike IBM, it will minister to people who can't make its code work, and by the way, this proves the value of its product. Huh? Most of us would take advantage of the silliness of Microsoft's position. IBM, however, hit the mattresses.

Indie Podcasting with Open Source

Linux has a reputation as a multimedia lightweight. That's undeserved; there are plenty of powerful, useful, and usable applications to meet most of your media needs. For example, it's possible to become an independent podcaster with a little bit of equipment and experience. John Littler shares his advice on podcasting with open source.

Public Venture, Public Content

  • A Division by Zer0; By Konstantine Thoukydides (Posted by db0 on Jun 22, 2006 5:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine a world where movies, music, art, games and anything else that we cerebrally consume is free to see and distribute. Where the visions of artists are not controlled by the one who pays their bills and where no-one dictates what the trends should be. What follows are my thoughts on the way the content creation of the future should be.

[I have to admit I like the approach he takes but by trying to take the control of it away from those who currently do control it? I wish it was that easy. - Scott]

Announcing Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (5.90)

Just two years ago, a brave test pilot by the name of Mike Melvill successfully guided SpaceShipOne 62 miles above California, USA, overcoming technical problems that could have proven tragic to become the first civilian to reach space, part of a team effort that won the ANSARI X Prize. A team of civilians working together to accomplish a dream, an unbelievable goal.

News: New Conference Signals End of East Coast LinuxWorld Expo

The launch of a new LinuxWorld event by events manager IDG World Expo means big changes for the cycle of LinuxWorld Conference and Expos (LWCEs) in the United States in 2007. Specifically, the East Coast version of the LWCE, first held in New York City and then Boston in 2005 and 2006, will no longer take place. Brian Proffitt reports.

China's Linux Adoption Threat to Microsoft?

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 22, 2006 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Over the past couple of years, I have seen an alarming increase in people concerned over China's efforts to gain a stronger foothold in the digital marketplace.

update-notifier on Sid and Etch

Interesting to see that now automatic system updates pop up once a day in Debian, at least in the ‘testing’ and ‘unstable’ flavours, better known as ‘Etch’ and ‘Sid’.

First I saw that on Ubuntu, and I thought: now that is end-user friendly. And unlike its proprietary counterparts, these updates don’t only care for your operating system, but for all of your applications as well, which shows how amazing free software really is.

Exploit 64KB Page Support with DB2 Enterprise 9

Learn how DB2 9 exploits multiple page sizes for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Introduction of the POWER5+ processor architecture triggers AIX 5L operating system to add support for a new 64KB page with properties similar to the current 4KB pages. In addition, AIX 5L Version 5.3 TL04 also introduced a new 16GB huge-page feature for this hardware.

Ubuntu 6.06: Some Polish Needed

  •; By Robert Stoffers (Posted by rob1 on Jun 22, 2006 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
After upgrading to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS many people have had problems with certain devices and other things not working as well as they did with previous releases. Some reviews on the net even proclaim that this latest Ubuntu release "sucks". This article explores why that might just be the case.

10 GNU/GPL programs you can't live without

In this download, we introduce you to 10 GNU/GPL programs you can't do without if your operating system of choice is UNIX-based.

Fedora Core 6 Test1 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - Jesse Keating has announced the release of Fedora Core 6 Test1, the first in the series of development releases leading towards Fedora Core 6: "The Fedora Project announces the first release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle. Notable features: support for the Intel-based Macintosh platform; ipv6 support in the installer; scim-bridge for improved i18n input; puplet applet for update notifications; new printing system; GNOME 2.15; KDE 3.5.3; 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum. OSDir has some great shots of the first public beta of Fedora Core 6 in the Fedora Core 6 Test1 Screenshot Tour.

Stress test of Windows on Xen

Today my boss sent an email asking why the network on a newly created Windows Server 2003 as a Xen guest domain runs with only 10 MBit/s. I looked it up in Windows using RDP, and indeed it said 10 Megabits. So I checked a bit more thoroughly and started to stress-test it a bit.

Magnolia Open Source CMS Updated

Magnolia 3.0 is out the door. A "commercial open-source" project, Magnolia integrates web content management (CMS) and document management (DMS) through a single, web-based, AJAX-powered user interface.

Camino 1.0.2 Update

Camino 1.0.2 is a security and stability update for Camino 1.0 users; all users are recommended to upgrade.

[Note: Update is in English; the rest of the site is in Hebrew. - dcparris]

Visioneering Releases Four New IPTV Set-top Boxes; Sonata IPTV(TM) Delivers Unmatched Video Quality Over Broadband

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Visioneering Corporation, a leading developer and supplier of digital media technologies announced today the availability of the Sonata IPTV(TM) set-top box (STB) product line that includes four models (Sonata 100, Sonata 120, Sonata 200 and Sonata 200W) for unmatched standard definition or high definition Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) for digital home applications. The Sonata IPTV(TM) set-top box provides leading edge functionality for interactive TV, including: - Texas Instruments' DaVinci(TM) technology - NTSC / PAL or High Definition (up to 1080i) resolution - H.264, Windows Media Video (VC-1) or MPEG-2. - USB 2.0 interface to connect to USB external devices - Ethernet: works over any broadband IP network - OS: MontaVista Linux - Interactive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy set-up and browsing - Audio: stereo input and SPDI output - Small form factor - Cost effective IPTV solution

GigaSpaces to Provide Solutions for Distributed, Financial Services Applications With HP

Addressing New Demands on Financial Applications: Performance, Linear-Scalability, Continuous Availability on Cost-Effective Hardware

Tutorial: Building a Linux Network Appliance, Part 1

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 22, 2006 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this series of articles, you'll learn how to configure Internet-connection sharing and firewalls, and how to add useful services such as intrusion detection, HTTP caching, name services, file and print sharing, and network storage. It doesn't matter what your LAN hosts are running, whether it's Linux, Windows, Mac or something else--your Linux appliance will serve them all.

A Gentoo diary: Intro

LXer Feature: 22-June-06

Tired of normal distro reviews, I decided to write a review in the form of a diary. Written by an intermediate Gentoo user, this review offers some insight in administering a Gentoo desktop. So bear with me while I try to make my stuff work!

Red Hat CEO Szulik Looks Forward

In this UpFront podcast, Red Hat Chairman, president and CEO Matthew Szulik talks with eWeek Editorial Director Eric Lundquist about Red Hat's purchase of JBoss, the future of open source and Szulik's interest in reviving the U.S. education system.

Gnu-HALO Alpha 0.1 Screenshot Tour reports - After many months of working and planning towards this day, I'm pleased to announce the official public release of the Gnu-HALO alpha 0.1 Linux Live CD... The Gnu-HALO Project is an experiment with some new, some old, and some used UI and system design concepts from throughout the history of computing. The four key elements are as follows: 1. The HALO Desktop and System User Interface, 2. The HALO System Architecture and File Layout, 3. Size and Modularity Design for Low-End Systems, 4. The HALO Out-of-Box End-User Experience.

OSDir has some nice shots of the first ever public Gnu-HALO release in the Gnu-HALO Alpha 0.1 Screenshot Tour.

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