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Fedora Weekly News Issue 23

  • Fedora Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by ralph on Nov 22, 2005 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 23 of Fedora Weekly News.

Novell doubts Microsoft latest Linux "facts"

Microsoft Corp's "Get the Facts" campaign comparing Windows with Linux continues to prove controversial, with Novell Inc describing the latest set of facts offered up by Microsoft as "misdirection."

Can open source still save Novell?

When Novell releases its fourth-quarter financial results next week, industry observers will be looking for signs of whether the company's big bet on Linux is starting to pay off.

Altiris to Present at the Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology Conference

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced that Greg Butterfield, Altiris president and CEO, and Steve Erickson, Altiris CFO, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2:00 p.m. MST at the Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology Conference, which is being held at the Phoenician Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. A webcast and replay of the presentation will be available on the Altiris Investor Relations Website at

Information Builders Announces Major Initiatives with IBM Systems Resellers to Promote Business Intelligence (BI) on Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Nine New Alliance Partners Covers Substantial Majority of zSeries and Growing Percentage of iSeries Systems Indirect Markets

Open-Xchange Inc. Enhances Support for Mobile Devices With Free, Limited Time Upgrade Offer

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SyncML Technology Enables Smooth Interface With Most Mobile Devices; Major Swiss Hospital Chooses Open-Xchange Server for Latest Innovation

Next up for handsets: more business features and Linux

Nokia Corp. last week agreed to acquire Intellisync Corp., a provider of messaging software for wireless devices, because of its expertise in E-mail, device management, synchronizing devices with other systems, and support for multiple operating-system platforms. Nokia wants to move away from being perceived as just a device maker.

Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight 1 Screenshot Tour

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 22, 2005 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu announced - Flight CD 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Dapper development cycle, as images that are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of Dapper.

OSDir has some nice screenshots of Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight 1.

Will Wikis Replace Email? Not Likely.

  • Email Battles (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 22, 2005 3:57 AM EDT)
The folks at BusinessWeek are hopelessly confused by the variety of communication options (wikis, email, IM, weblogs, RSS) at their disposal. Email Battles helps them sort it out.

Ruby Weekly News 14th - 20th November 2005

  •; By Tim Sutherland (Posted by Tsela on Nov 22, 2005 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Ruby Weekly News is a summary of the week's activity on the ruby-talk mailing list / the comp.lang.ruby newsgroup, brought to you by Tim Sutherland.

Learning the ropes with Linux is not as daunting as many might think

  • ZDNet UK; By Jeffrey G. Thomas (Posted by ralph on Nov 22, 2005 3:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux is not Windows and, although there are some similarities, you must realise that there may be a few "new ways of doing things" to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open source clone of UNIX, a secure OS that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux.

That's Linux on the Line

  •; By Stuart Cohen (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 22, 2005 2:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From smartphones to servers, the open-source system is turning up in an ever-expanding variety of products. For consumers, that's good news.

Most Linux headlines focus on desktops and servers. Indeed, this month the leading supercomputer industry group released new figures showing that more than three quarters of the world's top 500 supercomputers now run Linux.

Easy Backup and Restore

  • Linux Journal; By Alan Keates (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Are you still not doing backups on a regular basis--or at all? With this easy-to-follow procedure and ready-made scripts, you're out of excuses.

Is the Mac Mini a Nice Ubuntu Desktop Machine?

I'm in the market for a new desktop machine. Performance isn't the goal -- low noise and lower power consumption are. Aside from too-little memory, running Ubuntu on a Mac Mini seems like a good option, especially for the price. Am I missing anything?

Granny Finds Linux/KDE Easier Than Windows

. Linux/KDE is so easy to learn and use, even I can enjoy it! But please sit down, have some of my fresh cherry cobbler and tea! Would you like sugar with that? One lump or two? Speaking of lumps, let me share about the years of suffering I personally had with Windows. Using it was like stirring a pot of cold oatmeal. No matter how hard I tried, I could not un-stick things! Of course, there may be others who've not had such oatmeal experiences. But I personal had a lot of these before I started using Linux and KDE desktop.

Cyberattackers slither through software holes

  • USA Today; By Jon Swartz (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 22, 2005 1:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From the Uh Oh, the Bandages Are Bleeding Dept.:

Cyberattackers, in a major new approach, are exploiting flaws in popular software programs — especially anti-virus and backup tools — to break into the computers of consumers, government agencies and businesses...Security provider Qualys, another participant in the study, found "significant vulnerabilities" in most anti-virus and backup software...

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Super Glue: Using Perl to Develop a Cheap Network Framework

  •; By Brad Lhotsky (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 12:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Network Security is hot these days. There are plenty of offerings, both commercial and free. Usually, a good network security model employs more than a single security product. However, not many commercial or free security utilities play nice with each other. Luckily, you can use perl to glue them together to get more meaningful data from your network.

Building a Linux video jukebox for an anime convention

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 22, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How do you run video to four different video rooms at an anime convention without having a staff member change tapes or DVDs at regular intervals? How do you run a video room where viewers can choose what to watch and when to watch it? You hire an open source developer to code a video keg and video jukebox.

Nexenta OS Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 22, 2005 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun
DistroWatch reports - Nexenta OS is a new hybrid distribution based on the OpenSolaris kernel combined with GNU and Debian software packages. The project's first alpha release was announced earlier today: Nexenta OS (elatte) Alpha 1 is now available for download. This release contains 6 ISO images: live CD, install CD, and 4 source CDs.

OSDir has some nice shots of Nexenta OS Alpha 1.

Linux Desktop Making Major Gains via Intel

A Halloween Style Document Uncovers Intel's Dealings with desktop Linux

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