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Firefox Thrives Among Bloggers

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.

Appgen Accounting Software Now Imports QuickBooks(R) Data

  •; By Michael Camp (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 31, 2005 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Want to move to Linux in your business, but waiting because you use QuickBooks on Windows? You don't have to wait any longer...

Fast NASA Action Begets World's Largest Linux Supercomputer

  •; By Paul Korzeniowski (Posted by devnet on Mar 31, 2005 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The SGI Altix 3700 supercomputer presented NASA with a significant performance boost. The system relies on industry standard 64-bit Linux microprocessors, and each node scales up to support 256 processors with 3 terabytes of memory.

Dell Offering Linux Desktops with Red Hat Bundle

Mainstream PC Manufacturer Could Alter the Landscape Using Linux to Unseat Apple

Mandrakesoft completes Conectiva Acquisition

Mandrakesoft shareholders, at the extraordinary shareholders' meeting on March 30th 2005, approved the acquisition of Conectiva, the Brazilian Linux company. The necessary resolutions have been adopted, and thus the acquisition is now effective.

Quantum GIS Community : Interview with Jens Oberender

  •; By Tim Sutton (Posted by timlinux on Mar 31, 2005 8:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Welcome to this the 9th in our QGISSER interview series. This week we travel to Nuernberg, Germany to speak to Jens Oberender. Jens is a QGIS developer and co-developer of the Lingis project.

Linux Breaks Through to the Mainstream, Panelists Say

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At Ziff Davis Media's Enterprise Solutions virtual tradeshow, analysts say they see possibilities opening for Linux and that it is increasingly being considered a viable choice to run applications.

Minister to Launch Open Source Guide at Open Computing in Government Conference

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AUUG updates key speaker information and announces that Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, will launch the Australian Government's "Open Source Guide" at the second annual Australian conference on Open Computing in Government to be held next month.

Linux for the rest of us

Linspire sets out to introduce ordinary consumers to Linux. Gavin Dudley takes it for a spin to see how it stacks up against the opposition.

Google Hires Brian Ryner

Lead Mozilla Firefox developer Ben Goodger reports that Brian Ryner has become the latest Mozilla coder to be hired by Google. Brian has previously hacked Mozilla under the auspices of Netscape and IBM. Brian isn't the first Mozilla developer to be snapped up by Google: in the last few months, the search giant has also employed Ben Goodger and Darin Fisher. Expect an increase in speculation that Google is working on a Web browser over the next few days.

Stallman on the State of GNU/Linux

The Free (as in freedom) Software movement has changed a lot in the past two decades. During that time, there has been one constant that has kept the organization created to promote Free Software on the straight and narrow: Richard M. Stallman. Known around the community as simply "RMS," Stallman is the founder of the movement and continues to argue the advantages of totally non-proprietary computing. RMS kindly agreed to be interviewed again by OFB's Timothy R. Butler on what he is up to, where the Foundation's popular GPL license is heading and his perspective concerning various changes in the GNU/Linux community since his last interview here.

Copying and innovation: Where should open source draw the line?

  • ZDNet (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the creator of should be very flattered. ZDNet’s Datapoint notes the appearance of which is, for all intents and purposes, an open source clone of the social bookmarking site (If you haven’t tried out yet, I highly recommend it.) Mallett is also promoting his site as a competitor to

Linux looks to Hilton

  • Age (subscription) (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new group set up to advance the cause of free and open source software has decided to recruit socialite Paris Hilton into its ranks as a means to gain more exposure. The Open Source Development League said it was recruiting Ms Hilton because it knew of nobody else who had managed to gain such a degree of exposure despite having no apparent learning in this direction.

Intel cans its open source licence

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 31, 2005 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Intel has been congratulated for its 'great leadership' after deciding to shelve its open source licence, which has fallen into disuse.

EU Parliament forgives Council for adopting patent directive

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 31, 2005 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The software patent directive is heading for a showdown in the European Parliament in July, now that any 'small irrelevant mistakes' committed by the EU Council have been ignored.

Sourcelabs Ships Open-Source Software Stack

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SourceLabs, a start-up within the open-source software market, releases an infrastructure software stack for application deployment.

Exploring Ruby on Rails

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 6:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A discussion about the Rails framework, how to build with it and the benefits of Ruby.

Securing your online privacy with Tor

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You may never think about it, but many of your online activities may be monitored and analyzed. Advertising companies, government agencies, and private users can use traffic analysis to gather information about which Web sites and pages you visit, what newsgroups you read, and whom you talk to on IRC. While there is no need to be paranoid (or is there???), you can keep your online communication private. The Tor project can help you with that.

LPI Certification Exams at PHP Quebec Conference

PHP Quebec is one of the largest conferences dedicated to PHP in North America, and this is its third annual event.

UKUUG seeks open source award entries

  • The Register - Software: Developer (Posted by dave on Mar 31, 2005 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source advocacy group the UK UNIX & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) wants your submissions for consideration for its annual award. It is looking for articles or papers; software or products that have made a "significant contribution" to free and open source software.

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