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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 Released

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 has been released. This latest update fixes three security vulnerabilities...

Red Hat India launches Enterprise Linux 4 in India

  • India Infoline.com (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat, Inc.on Thursday said that, it has launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.4 in five Indian languages viz. Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bengali.

Reasons to adopt Linux -- part 94

Bear with us as we write one more story on the whole ‘Is Windows more or less expensive to run than Linux?’ debate.

The IBM Rational Software Development Platform for Linux

The IBM Rational Software Development Platform is a set of tools and a shared set of proven best practices that development teams can use to build, extend, integrate, modernize, and deploy on-demand applications. Use these webcasts and explore the tools that make up the IBM Rational Software Development Platform and the benefit they can bring to your development efforts.

Linux Professional Institute Announces Improvements to Certification Program

These improvements include regular rotation of exam questions, objectives review, and merging of the 101 exam forms that contain RPM and DPKG package management questions.

FOSS spreadsheet hands-on comparison

Rumors about the capabilities of free and open source spreadsheets are common among office software users, but not all of the rumors are backed by hands-on experience with the products. To get a better sense of the current state of FOSS spreadsheets, I installed the latest versions available for Debian: build 1.9.83 of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta (for OpenOffice.org Calc), KSpread 1.3.5, and Abiword 1.4.3 (for Gnumeric). Some of what I found contradicts the common wisdom.

MEPIS Linux Loses Another Support Site

It seems that MEPIS is having trouble again. Some of you may recall a few bumps in the road in the past for MEPIS and the MEPIS community. Dotmepis.org however, set out to fill a niche for the MEPIS community by providing community developed packages and kernels for advanced users.

Linux brings hope to Spain's poorest region

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on May 12, 2005 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The rural Spanish region of Extremadura has seized on the potential of open source software to improve the lot of its citizens and kick start the local economy.

IDABC: Toward a digitally interoperable Europe

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 12, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The European Union program for Interoperable Delivery of eGovernment Services to Administrations, Businesses and Citizens (IDABC) promotes the correct use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for cross-border services in Europe. Several IDABC activities have a sensible, although indirect, impact on the wider adoption of free and open source software (FOSS) in the European Union; in fact, promotion of open source software and applications has been a long-term IDABC goal since 1999.

Load Linux on the Mac mini

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on May 11, 2005 5:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The Mac mini is an ideal low-cost, high-performance PowerPC development platform for numerous applications. Learn how to install and configure Linux on the mini. Future articles will add the software required to make it into a stand-alone multimedia appliance.

Novell Adds Security Company to Its Linux Mix

Novell acquires Immunix, a leading Linux security program, to add server protection to its Linux server line.

Post Installation Configuration for Beginners HOWTO

  • ReallyLinux.com; By ReallyLinux.com Editors (Posted by VISITOR on May 11, 2005 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Most HOWTOs seem to assume that after installation all works well and that you no longer need help configuring anything! Sometimes it just isn't so. This brief article provides some encouragement for those with hardware concerns and needing a basic beginner's overview of Linux network and hardware configuration.

IBM Buys Open-Source Provider Gluecode

The acquisition means that IBM will acquire some of the top developers on the Apache Geronimo application server, putting pressure on rivals JBoss and Novell.

Cost and Microsoft push councils towards Linux

Cost, security and dissatisfaction with Microsoft will drive almost two-thirds of local authorities to increase their use of open source software over the next three years, according to new research.

Sun acquires oldSCO for $25m

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems has bought SCO - or at least the company that used to be SCO - for $25m. Sun today announced its buy of Tarantella in a cash deal. Tarantella was once known as the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) before that company sold its operating system assets to Caldera in 2001, kicking off a world of hurt for Linux fans everywhere.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian project, chairman and chief strategist of Progeny will be our guest

First OpenIB standards-compliant interconnect that offers both lower latency and higher bandwidth

PathScale's InfiniPath™ interconnect (the industry's lowest latency InfiniBand-compatible cluster interconnect) will be the first OpenIB standards-compliant interconnect that offers both lower latency and higher bandwidth than existing proprietary cluster interconnects. InfiniPath will support the full OpenIB software stack. PathScale Technology Strategist Johann George to serve as a member of the OpenIB Board of Directors. PathScale will be a strong technical voice in the OpenIB initiative and valuable contributor to OpenIB stack functionality and reliability.

Linux vs. Windows on 64-Bit Chips

  • NewsFactor Network (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For the first time in history, there are more Linux software choices than Windows choices -- in the 64-bit arena -- but it is likely that the situation will not remain that way for long. Let the debate begin anew, in other words.

Apache Open-Source Java Project Creates a Stir

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The ASF's Harmony project, an open-source J2SE platform, is inspiring more interest than confidence among developers.

NT govt eyes Linux in $35M desktop overhaul

  • Computerworld Australia; By Rodney Gedda (Posted by dave on May 11, 2005 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Immunix, Novell
Northern Territory's department of corporate and information systems (DCIS) has issued a white paper requesting proposals for its second generation whole of government desktop outsourcing contract which includes provisions for an open source solution.

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