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aKademy 2005 Kicked Off!

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Aug 28, 2005 12:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Following yesterday's rousing KDE e.V. meeting, aKademy 2005 officially kicked off today with dual presentation tracks filled with content designed for users and system administrators. At the same time the hacking rooms were full of busy developers from morning until evening at which point everyone went to a party sponsored by Novell.

Rackspace Survey: Linux vs. Windows

  • CIO Today (Posted by dave on Aug 28, 2005 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Linux use doesn't go beyond file servers or print servers because the applications aren't there," said Jupiter Research analyst Joe Wilcox. Although the number of Linux-compatible applications is growing, Windows still boasts more software offerings.

The Many Faces of Linux

The term Linux also is applied to the popular GNU operating system (OS) built on top of the Linux kernel, often simply called the Linux OS. Then on top of that are the Linux-based distributions that usually and simply are called Linux distributions, such as Mandriva Linux, Red Hat Linux, or SUSE Linux.

"Guide to Linux" aims to help Windows users make the switch

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 27, 2005 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Prentice Hall has announced the publication of Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux, which includes a Linspire LiveCD and is aimed at Windows users who are considering a move to Linux. The book outlines the pros and cons of making the switch, according to its publisher.

Google endorses open source XMPP with Google Talk

  • TechWhack (Posted by dave on Aug 27, 2005 10:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google endorses open source XMPP with Google Talk

Get Real On Joint-Research Efforts: Cybersource

Microsoft recently approached the Open Source Development Labs, the home of Linux, with an offer of co-operation on research. Unfortunately, the kind of joint research that Microsoft proposed, namely more paid-for analyst comparisons, is designed to extend the Linux vs Windows war-of -words, not help users of either platform, says Cybersource.

10 Days as a Linux User: A GNU Perspective on things - The Rebuttal

After carefully reading Clarence Ladson Jr.'s story of 18 August 2005, I realized Flexbeta and the author may have tricked me and other readers. Ladson's story had little, if anything to do with a GNU Perspective. So what exactly would you call it?

Review: March of the Penguins

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 27, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you haven't had a chance to see the Warner Brothers film "March of the Penguins" yet, and you are at all curious about life as an emperor penguin, I highly recommend it.

SWsoft Announces Launch of Plesk for Linux Control Panel

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, server automation and virtualization software firm SWsoft announced the availability of Plesk Reloaded 7.5.4 for Linux/UNIX. The latest Plesk control panel upgrade includes more than ten new enhancements and dozens of user-suggested improvements and bug fixes to one of the most popular and requested control panels for hosting service providers.

The Boot Loader Showdown: LILO or GRUB?

What utility do practically all Linux users use -- regardless of their job or expertise? A boot loader. In this article, see how a boot loader works, meet two popular loaders -- LILO (LInux LOader) and GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Boot loader) -- and review the pros and cons of each.

Freespire attempts to morph Linspire into free distro

Freespire, a claimed "free" (and apparently unsanctioned) variant of Linspire Linux with proprietary components and trademarks removed, is reportedly available for download. The initial release, dubbed 5.0, is currently offered in liveCD format only, and is supported by a free repository of some 1,500 Debian Linux packages, DistroWatch reports.

Sun Gives Java Server Faces Open Source Treatment

Sun is giving more of its code to the open source community under its new licensing scheme, this time with its JavaServer Faces (JSF) reference implementation.

Tutorial: WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 5

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Music on a corporate PDA? Bad idea? Not when you stop and think that offering various audio products, sales pitches, and info casts to customers and employees via their WiFi PDA might be a good thing. Why plop down a couple of Franklins for one of those dedicated music players that make you download via USB?

Linux Kernel Update Improves Event Monitoring

The next stable update of the Linux kernel will bring advances in file system event monitoring, the Xtensa architecture, and a set of system calls that allows users to load another kernel from the currently executing Linux kernel.

Sun Prioritizes Open Source

  • Line 56 News (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun has set up an Open Source Office (under Simon Phipps, the company's existing Open Source Office) to bring together all of Sun's open source initiatives and serve as a single point of contact for the open source community.

China's Linux industry considers mega-merger

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A major reorganization is in the works for China's open-source software industry, with discussions under way over how local Linux vendors and industry organizations can cooperate more closely—including the possibility of a merger between several of the country's top Linux companies.

Open Source Funding Review

  • Enterprise Open Source Journal; By Raven Zachary (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 26, 2005 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Over $100 million dollars US has been invested in open source startups in the past five months.

Vista to Open Doors for Desktop Linux

The number of features which Microsoft has cast aside since Longhorn and the hardware requirements of Vista have set the stage for a large scale move to desktop Linux.

Mailbag: Linux management

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently invited readers to share their thoughts and experiences regarding the management of Linux, and today's column will feature the feedback that we've received.

Novell to launch SUSE Linux in five Indian languages

Massachusetts-based network software maker Novell Inc. will soon launch versions of its popular SUSE Linux operating system in five Indian languages, a company official said Friday.

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