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Linux in Government: Federated Identity Management Business Drivers

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 11, 2005 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Aside from obvious some obvious business benefits, some government regulations require FIM.

Microsoft learns to live with open source

  • CNET; By Martin LaMonica (Posted by dave on Jul 11, 2005 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Though it still opposes open-source products and licensing, Microsoft is begrudgingly adopting similar practices to appeal to its corporate customers.

LimeWire: Open source brings commercial success

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 11, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LimeWire, the popular cross-platform P2P client for the Gnutella network, has been growing in popularity thanks to its promise that it contains no adware or spyware -- a fact anyone can verify because the application's source code is open.

Microsoft Surprises with Linux 'Hands-On Lab'

Is Microsoft toning down its aggressive anti-Linux campaign, or is the software giant realizing that playing nice can have the same effect? While the answer is unclear, Microsoft Corp. surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software.

Technically inept grasp open source

  • Newark Star Ledger (Posted by dave on Jul 10, 2005 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PC programs, including Web browsers and Weblogging tools, are drawing the attention of computer users beyond the technically adept devotees of Linux and other open source projects. With an emerging crop of programs, you can have open-source software up and running on your Macintosh or Windows computer within minutes, and you don't need a degree in computer science.

Eclipse Toolkit for Kick-Starting Linux Workplace Client apps

IBM Workplace Managed Client Developer Toolkit is based on the Eclipse architecture and is compatible with Linux.

Who wants to be the LXER editor this week?

  • LXer; By Dave Whitinger (Posted by dave on Jul 10, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: LXer
There are several days during this coming week that I will not be available to post stories. So, either LXer will sit idle those days, or else someone else will step up to the plate and give it a try. Preferably 2 or 3 people will come forward. Email at if you're interested.

New Foundation Boosts Ubuntu Linux

The founders of the popular Debian variant, working with Canonical, have established an organization to support the distribution.

Linux Appliance Aids Virtual Server Setup

  • InformationWeek; By Larry Greenemeier (Posted by dave on Jul 9, 2005 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The new Levanta Intrepid M acts as hub for provisioning Linux servers without the need to load the operating system or applications directly onto each new server.

Fujitsu and Novell Deliver Linux for High-Performance Servers

Fujitsu Limited and Novell today announced an agreement to deliver new Linux technology and support to their customers. As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will offer support services for Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, which will soon be available worldwide on Fujitsu mission-critical PRIMEQUEST and PRIMERGY servers. As a result, customers gain a powerful new Linux solution for their high-performance server needs, backed by two of the leading vendors in the Linux market.

Linux outside the (x86) box

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 9, 2005 11:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
X86 is no longer the top architecture for embedded Linux devices, according to's

IBM Donates $5million to Open-Source Training

The company seems to be even more determined to support the open source community, and it has announced yesterday that it will donate $5 million in a 2 year program in which the students will get e-business diplomas. With these, they will be able to apply for jobs, such as: web developers, software developers, consultants in e-business problems or business application developers.

Tools: GCC 4.0.1

  • KernelTrap (Posted by dave on Jul 9, 2005 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.0.1, officially released on July 7'th[sic].

Linux Compression Format Flaw Found

  • InformationWeek (Posted by dave on Jul 9, 2005 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A critical flaw in a compression format widely used in Linux and Unix can give hackers a way into machines, security experts say.

But would you invest in Red Hat?

The question at hand is not whether Red Hat's version of Linux is superior to that of its competitors. The marketplace will make that determination and we can keep score via Red Hat's financial performance each quarter. However, suppose you want to do more than just keep score. Suppose you want to be proactive and tackle the question...should you invest in Red Hat, given its current share price, most recent performance, and projections going forward?

Announcing Launch of ($10m) Ubuntu Foundation

  • Mailing list; By Benj. Mako Hill (Posted by dave on Jul 8, 2005 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Ubuntu
Below is the press release sent off to the wires announcing the creation of a new foundation by Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical to help support Ubuntu and employ core Ubuntu developers over the long term and to help distinguish the commercial support and certification programs of Canonical from the truly community-based nature of much of Ubuntu's work.

Vendors Team on Debian-Based Enterprise Linux is report a story on sources close to Mandriva, Progeny and Turbolinux say the trio of companies will be announcing a new enterprise Linux distribution based on Debian Linux at the LinuxWorld event in San Francisco in August. This new enterprise distribution, which may include other companies as well, will be built on the foundation of the Debian 3.1 "Sarge" Linux distribution.

IBM Donates $5 Million to Open Source Education

Students who participate in the two-year programs will earn certificates in e-business, which will qualify them to get jobs as Web developers, software developers, e-business solution advisers and business application developers.

Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter #105

Welcome to the Mandriva Linux Community Newsletter -- dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Mandriva-related news & info.

LG to ship Palm-compatible Linux smartphones?

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 8, 2005 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LG Electronics has signed an agreement with PalmSource to license Palm OS worldwide. The deal gives LG the right to develop and market smartphones based on Palm OS, and could make LG the first vendor to ship Linux mobile phones capable of running Palm OS applications.

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