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Linux 2.6 Kernel To Include Xen Virtualization Technology

A forthcoming update to the Linux 2.6 kernel will incorporate the Xen open source virtualization technology, said the man who maintains the Linux kernel. At the Enterprise Linux Summit, Andrew Morton -- Linus Torvalds' right-hand man and maintainer of the Linux kernel for the Open Source Development Labs (ODSL) -- said he will incorporate the Xen virtualization code "in the near future. "

OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours

  • OSDir.com; By Chris (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 3, 2005 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
OSDir.com Weekly Screenshot Tours for Feb 3, 2005. Over the past week at OSDir we had a look at some cool stuff including some international distros. The list included Firefox 1.0 Themes, SimplyMEPIS 3.3 Test 1, Berry Linux 0.52 (Japanese), IndLinux 1.0 Beta (Indian), Catix 1.1 Alpha 2, (Catalan) and BeatrIX Linux 2005.1.

Linux as easy to use as a Macintosh

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After exhaustive testing, the Australian Consumer Association's Choice magazine has concluded that there is little difference between Windows XP, various Linux distributions and the Mac OS X.

Interview: Mad Penguin's Adam Doxtater

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Mad Penguin is a phenomenon. To those who frequent it, it's a way of life, an attitude, a religion. For the man who created it, it's both a vision of the future and an emotional outlet.

Software Freedom Law Center debuts

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 1:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
As a result of increased legal scrutiny and scare tactics, some of the top talent in technology law is lining up to defend and guide open source, as evidenced by the announcement of a new law center at the Enterprise Linux Summit in San Francisco this week. The Software Freedom Law Center, to be headed by Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) General Counsel Diane Peters, MIT scientist Daniel Weitzner, and Stanford Law professor and author Lawrence Lessig, was unveiled as a provider of pro-bono legal services for eligible non-profit open source software projects and developers.

Beta Release of XForms 1.0 Extension Available

The Mozilla Foundation today announced the beta release of the W3C's XForms 1.0 Recommendation. XForms is the forms module standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which enables developers to deliver the type of next-generation, rich, portable web-based applications desired by corporate IT.

US Department of Energy Labs Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux;

  • All American Patriots (press release) (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 12:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Red Hat
U.S. Department of Energy Labs Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux; CIOs choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux for National Laboratories and Technology Centers

Full steam ahead for Linux railway project

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
What is being touted as the world's largest Linux migration has passed another stop. German national railway Deutsche Bahn Aktiengesellschaft has moved all of its 55,000 Lotus Notes users onto the open source operating system.

New Products, Services and Software to Be Featured at Desktop Linux and Open Source Conference

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Novell Joins AMD, Real, and Linspire in Key Sponsor Lineup at San Diego Desktop Summit Next Week

Cygwin: Changing the Face of Windows

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 11:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Glueing together Cygwin's odds and ends to make life on your Linux-by-way-of-Windows desktop more comfortable.

Briefing on Linux solution to replace Microsoft Office

The free Tech Briefing will cover a Linux collaboration solution to replace microsoft office, tools to migrate Infrastructure workloads, tools to migrate windows applications and more.

Enterprises Seek Direction on Utility Computing Front

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2005 4:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Enterprises need help managing the commodity hardware and software that underpin utility computing before the model can reach its potential, panelists say at a Linux conference.

Becoming a Debian developer

So you want to be a Debian developer? You're not the only one. Preparing software packages for the distribution, writing documentation, and testing a release are all endless, thankless tasks. Yet, at any given time, hundreds have applied to do them. However, before candidates are trusted with such tasks, they have to prove not only their programming skills, but also their understanding of Debian processes and philosophy. The process takes months, and there are few exceptions.

EU parliament demands patent restart

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 3, 2005 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opponents of software patents are delighted that the EC will be asked to rewrite the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive.

Top open source minds tout divisions as strength

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BURLINGAME, Cal. -- What was posed as an issue or a weakness of Linux and open source software and development -- the lack of a single entity in charge of it -- was presented yesterday as a unique strength in the industry by top Linux and open source developers Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, and Brian Behlendorf.

Reviews: BeatrIX - A Non-Linux Linux.

  • LinuxTimes.net (Posted by LTN on Feb 2, 2005 2:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Of all the distros that I have used, Beatrix has got to be one of the most interesting. The title of this article is derived from something I read in the Beatrix Design Goals.

Detecting hardware from outside the box

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 11:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux comes with several good utilities for getting detailed information on what's inside the box. Here are three recipes for getting information from lspci, dmesg, and /proc.

Open-Source Leaders Accept New Challenges

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
Torvalds, Morton, Behlendorf and Kapor call for "well-defined standards and interfaces," including on the desktop front, as they discuss common challenges at the OSDL Enterprise Summit.

UK schools trial open source access control

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 2, 2005 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An open source access system should ease teachers' password woes.

Fedora Extras available for download

  • Mailing list; By Elliot Lee (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2005 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
...we are all deeply deeply ashamed for the delay and we throw ourselves on the mercy of the community and ask for forgiveness

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