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Aurox Linux - new distribution

  • Mailing list; By Agus (Posted by dave on Oct 28, 2004 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Aurox 10.0 (code name: Amber) is available for download.

Linspire attorney: Microsoft's anti-Linux FUD, suits 'follow the money'

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jan Stafford (Posted by dave on Oct 28, 2004 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linspire
As the attorney for Linspire, the software company formerly known as Lindows, Daniel R. Harris has an insider's view of the battle between open source and proprietary software forces. In this exclusive interview, Harris discusses why and how Microsoft will use its intellectual property as weapons against Linux and open source software. He also predicts where the next battleground might be. He serves as global head of Intellectual Property at Clifford Chance US LLP, the world's largest law firm, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Microsoft offers insurance Linux can't, Ballmer says

  • Seattle Times; By Brier Dudley (Posted by dave on Oct 28, 2004 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
An e-mail Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sent to customers around the world yesterday highlighted a new thrust in Microsoft's campaign against Linux. Ballmer played up the insurance Microsoft offers to customers against intellectual-property lawsuits resulting from using Microsoft software.

Google to back Microsoft browser foe?

The Web is filling up with rumors about an alliance between search giant and browser maker Firefox.

MySQL calls open source database enterprise-ready

  • InfoWorld: Platforms; By Paul Krill (Posted by dave on Oct 28, 2004 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
MySQL on Wednesday announced general availability of Version 4.1 of its MySQL open source database, which the company is positioning as production-ready for large-scale enterprise usage.

Linux Users: Welcome to the World of Malware

Linux users are often smug about the state of their computer security, rightly criticizing Windows for its numerous security holes, but overlooking their own vulnerabilities. Now it's their turn to suffer. Over the last several days, Linux users have been targeted by a phony email...

Firefox 1.0 RC 1 Released

Today we have our first Firefox 1.0 candidate builds available for testing. You can get these test builds from http://FTP. If you've already downloaded 1.0 PR (the "feature complete" preview) and you're not really interested in testing and bug reporting, then you should probably stick with 1.0 PR for a couple more weeks and upgrade when we release the official Firefox 1.0.

Red Hat email scam: Hard target or harbinger for Linux?

Linux devotees like to talk about the operating system and its various distributions as pretty much invulnerable to the kind of virus, worm, and trojan attacks perpetrated against Windows. The recent Red Hat Linux email scam does not refute this idea, but it does highlight the change in threat that comes along with a growing and changed Linux user universe, which now includes newbies and others who just might fall for an amateur phishing scam or other trick.

UK report says Linux is 'viable'

  • BBC News (Posted by dave on Oct 28, 2004 4:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
UK government departments moved a step closer to using open-source operating systems such as Linux after a study found that they were "viable" products.

Mozilla 1.0 First Release Candidate

Mozilla 1.0 release candidate has been released.

PDA Freedom with OpenZaurus

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Oct 28, 2004 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How to replace your Zaurus' original ROM with OpenZaurus.

First Look: SUSE Linux Professional 9.2 beta

Novell recently opened a limited beta of SUSE Linux Professional 9.2, and I've been using it for my work/production machine ever since I got my hands on the five-CD download. No, using a beta release of an operating system as your production system is generally not a good idea. Yes, there are bugs, as expected in beta software. There are also improvements and refinements, as is also to be expected. But overall, well, read on and see.

Web tools lead unorthodox charge in Linux migration

John Horn, the CEO of Independence, Mo.-based Interstate Software, talked with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com about how certain Web development tools that run on Windows could be part of an unorthodox step for companies that are interested in the idea of moving from a proprietary database environment to an open one.

Linux on your USB Key

  • Tuxme.com (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 27, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
So I've had one of those usb keys for nearly a year now and what's on it? Nothing... so I decided to install Linux on it. 256MB should be more than enough and I would be able to boot it anywhere, use it for troubleshooting and impress my friends and co-workers.

Germans seek savings through Linux in tough economic times

Tough economic times in Germany have made Linux and other open source software products appear tantalizing to local businesses. Yet many remain hesitant to dump their Microsoft Corp. software completely, if for no other reasons than it performs relatively well, and nearly everyone in corporate Germany uses it. That was the general impression from speakers delivering presentations Tuesday at the LinuxWorld conference in Frankfurt.

Why Linux Matters??? - Part II

  • LinuxTimes.net; By Tarun Agnani (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 27, 2004 7:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is the second article in a two-part series on “Why Linux Matters???”

Dell plays price card with Novell Linux

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Oct 27, 2004 6:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE, Novell; Story Type: News Story
Dell became the last of the four major server sellers to fully support Novell's SuSE Linux, announcing on Wednesday a partnership that puts low price front and center.

OSDL to work on open-source code repository

  • Ingrid Marson; By ZDNet UK (Posted by ingridm on Oct 27, 2004 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
Stuart Cohen, the chief executive officer of OSDL, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that the organisation is currently working on an open-source database which could be used by companies or patent employees to check for prior art -- whether a patent application contains original work, or has already been worked on in the open-source community. But campaigners against software patents said this would have little impact and does not tackle the essential issue that patents stifle innovation.

Open Source Solaris-2 Weeks and Counting

  • OpenEnterpriseTrends.com (Posted by dave on Oct 27, 2004 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Sun
The countdown to Open Source Solaris has officially begun. Sun execs confirm the upcoming launch date for Nov. 15, when execs will outline their plans to "Open Source" Solaris. Open Enterprise Trends gets the latest insights from Jack O'Brien, Sun's Group Manager, x86 and Operating Systems, who speaks to us about Sun's goals for a Solaris Open Source community, and what it has learned to do (and not do) from other commercial-turned Open Source projects from such firms as IBM, BEA and others.

Novell Promises Continued Support for SuSE Linux

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Oct 27, 2004 3:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell, SUSE
The company says SuSE Linux Professional will become more of a community desktop, while its upcoming Novell Linux Desktop will target business users.

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