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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.

A Linux desktop shouldn't be a kick in the teeth.

  • Linux Journal (Posted by bstadil on Aug 26, 2005 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To understand the IT industry, start with On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt. Prof. Frankfurt poses, but doesn't answer, the question of why there is so much B.S. in our society. He compares his subject to shoddy construction, and that's an analogy we can work with

'Linux' trademark doesn't matter, says Stallman

The freedom to run and modify software is more important than what you call it, according to the GNU founder

Survey: Apps Availability Drives Choice Between Linux, Windows

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When users buy operating systems, they have more in mind than security and cost, according to Web hosting company Rackspace.

Novell acquires JV stake, eyes Open Source opportunity

In a move to apply its global strategic growth plan, Novell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 50 percent stake held by its Indian partner Onward Novell.

Linux thrives in left-leaning Kerala

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Kerala, a tiny coastal state in south India, is a site of significant popularity of free software and GNU/Linux. What lessons can Kerala teach other areas about using free and open source software?

Linux Professional Institute Invites Community Input

  • LXer; By Arne Flones (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LPI
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) invites members of the wider Linux community to assist in the updating of their exams.

Review: OpenSUSE Linux 10.0 OSS Beta 3

As Novell released their third beta of openSUSE (SUSE Linux 10.0 Beta 3) today I was anxious to get my hands on it. I'm always excited to see what's new in SUSE's world as this distro has been on my personal top 10 list for quite some time. When SUSE was absorbed by Novell many people were amazed and excited, yet a little concerned about the unknown. What would this giant do to SUSE? It seems like it worked out well for the duo as Novell is now frequently talked about as the number two (enterprise) distro, right behind Red Hat. SUSE has definitely not suffered from this merge although the benefits which they have received are not very obvious (besides the bling).

Linux trademark row is storm in a thimble

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman has some strong words about the INQ and other media for creating a storm in a thimble about Linus Torvalds demanding cash from some Aussie companies to use his name on some Linux software.

Review: VidaLinux 1.2

Version 1.2 is the third official release of the Gentoo-based VidaLinux OS (VLOS). The changes and enhancements to this edition are significant, but not good enough to save this conceptually astute operating system from failure. VidaLinux 1.2 is nice to play with, but don't expect a comfortable, complete desktop experience a la SUSE or Mandriva.

Novell's open source effort looks more aggressive than Fedora

Novell's recent move to release a version of its SuSE Linux operating system as free, open source software should give the vendor a boost in credibility with the open source community, while building its base of users running the Linux flavor.

Has Open Source Become A Marketing Slogan?

  • Forbes (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VA Software describes itself on its Web site as sitting “at the center of the open source technology revolution.” Seems to make sense. After all, the company operates, a site where developers collaborate on open source projects. It also runs Web sites, like Slashdot and NewsForge, where the anti-Microsoft crowd rails against the evils of proprietary, closed source software.

Novell sees lower profit and revenue

Software maker turns in a bleak performance as it continues its transition to the Linux sector.

An open source ghost story

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This story began as a review of g4l, a Norton Ghost-type utility for Linux. But that's not how it ended up. Instead it's a story of two open source ghosts: g4u and g4l. As ghost stories go, this one is more sad than scary: the tale of a bastard son refusing to recognize his lineage, and of the resulting bad feelings on both sides of the dispute. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning.

Building a Call Center with LTSP and Soft Phones

  • Linux Journal (Posted by bstadil on Aug 25, 2005 9:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Need to equip an office with terminals and phones, all on a small budget? With LTSP and KPhone, you can do it with only terminals, sound cards and headsets.

LQ Radio Interview #4 - Doc Searls

In this edition of the LQ Radio Interview Serieswe have Doc Searls, of Linux Journal, Cluetrain Manifesto and more. We discuss a variety of topics including recent OSCON and LinuxWorld trips, Cluetrain, Google, splogs, RSS, Linux Trademarks and more. Total running time is 1:27.

Device Profile: Acoustic Energy WiFi Internet radio

  • (Posted by bstadil on Aug 25, 2005 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A high-end British loudspeaker vendor is prepping a wireless Internet table radio based on embedded Linux for the holidays. Acoustic Energy's prosaicly code-named "Wi-Fi internet radio" will support "all three major streaming formats," it says, to tune in a claimed 99 percent of online radio stations.

Distributing Content with BitTorrent

  • Linux DevCenter (Posted by bstadil on Aug 25, 2005 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You have good software, or audio or video, and you want to make it available to the public. If you get really popular, though, you'll spend all of your money and bandwidth being popular--and then what? Consider P2P distribution with BitTorrent, which allows your users to share pieces of your file with each other, giving them faster transfers and you fewer headaches. Robert Bernier explains.

Novell idea man guages the impact of open source

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by on Aug 25, 2005 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Novell
Now that large companies are getting deeply involved with open source, the sky is the limit in terms of innovation, says Matt Asay, a Novell Inc. technology evangelist and one of the people behind that company's Linux and open source strategy. recently caught up with Asay to talk about the impact open source is having on the IT industry, and the increasing pace of open source innovation. Here are some excerpts from that conversation:

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