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Sun Announces the Latest in Open Source Tools..

NetBeans Community offers Developers Tools Designed to Fuel the Build Out of Next Generation Web Applications and Integrated Support For Building Native Applications

Mandriva Linux, 3D on a flash drive

Mandriva Flash is meant for all those who want to have a complete OS and their personal data handy at all times without the hassle of carrying a laptop around. It is a full workstation, packed with all the latest technologies.

Novell Supports Linux Professional Institute's Upcoming Enterprise-Level Certification

Cooperation Aimed at Driving Open Source Adoption.

Edgy Kubuntu: A great desktop alternative

After testing Kubuntu on an office machine Ian Gilfillan takes the next step and installs the latest version, Edgy Eft, on his laptop. Despite a couple of hardware obstacles, he is impressed by the result.

ResellersPanel Debuts API and Launches a Hosting Plan Creator

The UK Linux-based web host ResellersPanel has incorporated API (Application Programming Interface) software into its hosting platform, and has launched Liquid Plan Builder – a web hosting tool, which allows the resellers to create their own hosting plans.

Terracotta Enters the Open Source Arena with JVM

erracotta is planning to open source its Java Virtual Machine (JVM) clustering software. Open source software companies like Spring, Geronimo, Tomcat and others support this move. “Terracotta’s move will have a positive impact on the Java open source community,” said Jeff Genender, CTO and chief architect of Savoir Technologies and active committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member for Apache Geronimo.

More on Novell and ODF

David Berlind posted an interesting interview yesterday with Justin Steinman, Novell's director of marketing. In that exchange, Steinman doesn't show any cards regarding Microsoft's plans, but he does confirm that the conversion code that Novell is developing to make its office suite "bi-directional" will be "100% open source."

Red Hat partners with Sirius

Red Hat announced that European Open Source deployment specialist, Sirius Corporation, has become a Red Hat Advanced Partner. By partnering with Sirius Corporation, Red Hat is further extending its outreach to organisations looking to implement integrated, enterprise-class Open Source solutions. Sirius Corporation brings with it a reputation as a top-tier Open Source implementation specialist, responsible for some of the largest and most complex deployments of Open Source technologies in the UK.

Novell revenues drop, but rise in Linux and identity management areas

Novell, Inc. has announced preliminary financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2006. These financial results are preliminary because Novell, during the third fiscal quarter, began a self- initiated, voluntary review of the company's historical stock-based compensation practices and related potential accounting impact.

Facts and Friction on Open Source and Free Software

A description of differences and a modern perspective on the friction between Open Source and Free Software views.

Novell: where have the PR folk gone?

It is difficult to find a better case of bad timing than Novell's announcement this week that it would be implementing support for Microsoft's OpenXML format in its (Novell's) version of OpenOffice.org.

A New Way to Introduce Linux

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Dec 6, 2006 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
While I would certainly not wish to speak for everyone, I do try to introduce Linux to just about anyone that will listen. And even though I would rather avoid using the “XGL whiz-bang gloss” to do so, I think, for a long time, the bootable Linux CD was a seriously effective way to get the word out.

Aplix and MontaVista Software to Develop Software for Mobile Linux

Aplix Corporation announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with MontaVista Software Inc. to integrate MontaVista's Mobilinux products with its middleware framework on Mobile Linux. Also, Aplix made an equity investment in MontaVista Software.

Novell Apologies Debunked, 2700 People Sign Protest Letter

Two weeks ago I wrote a letter protesting Novell's patent agreement with Microsoft and made it available for other people to sign. I expected 200-300 signatures for this rather technical matter about patents and licensing, but there are 2700 signatures as I write this, and the number keeps increasing. Many of the signers attached notes directed at Novell, filled with emotion. Obviously, the Free Software community feels very strongly about this issue.

Pardus — a penguin from Turkey

  • PolishLinux.org; By riklaunim (Posted by michux on Dec 6, 2006 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Pardus is a Turkish distribution that comes with KDE as the default desktop. It is however not just another pack of known open source apps. Pardus comes with its own, original GUI system installer, a package management system — PISI and system settings applet — TASMA, as well as a few additional goods. This review is based on my experience with Pardus Linux 2007 Beta 2

TaskStep: Manage your tasks GTD style

Getting Things Done is a set of practices for making people more effective in work and life. If you are looking for a task manager based on the GTD system, you have several to choose from: MonkeyGTD, ThinkingRock, d3, and even GTDGmail. These are all fine applications, but if you need something more lightweight and user-friendly, take a closer look at TaskStep, a personal task manager that implements some of the essential GTD principles.

Hacked rug-roving Roomba robot runs Linux

A newly published book includes a chapter about installing Linux on iRobot's "Roomba" robotic vacuum cleaner. Hacking Roomba, by Tod E. Kurt, includes a variety of fun robotic hacks and projects, none of which will void the device's warranty or prevent its operation as a vacuum, according to the publisher.

This week at LWN: The Firefox password manager vulnerability

A commonly used convenience feature in Firefox is the password manager (PM) which can keep track of username/password pairs for sites that one visits and fills in when a new login is required. Unfortunately, as a recent bug report shows, PM can be too helpful and provide that information to other sites, invisibly to the user. As of this writing, the underlying browser problem has not been fixed, though MySpace (where the problem was originally discovered in the wild) has changed its filtering of user-supplied HTML to avoid the problem.

Version 8.2 of open-source PostgreSQL DB released

A new version of the popular PostgreSQL open-source object-relational enterprise database was released today, featuring more than 200 improvements aimed at making the application easier to use, according to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

Kontron Introduces V Panel Express Series Which Supports Linux

Kontron has introduced a new series of industrial panel PCs based on its COM Express technology. The V Panel Express series supports Linux, comes in three screen sizes, with Core Duo processors optionally available, according to the company.

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