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Mailscan For Linux Achieves Novell Ready Status

MicroWorld Software Services, developers of anti-virus and content security software, eScan and MailScan, announced today that MailScan for Linux has joined the Novell Ready Program. This status establishes that MicroWorld's products are now compatible with Novell Enterprise Linux. The product was awarded Novell Ready status for SuSE Linux desktop, Enterprise Server 8, 9 and the SuSE Linux Standard server.

Where is the 'plug-and-play' Linux office system?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 17, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine a computer network for small businesses that costs less than half as much as most companies now spend on their desktops and servers, never needs expensive on-site service calls, and always has the latest software and security patches without the business owner even thinking about it. This has been technically feasible with Linux for at least five years, but no one has gone to the trouble of marketing it. I hope someone decides to build and sell a true "plug-and-play" Linux office computer system soon. It would revolutionize the way small businesses buy and use computers.

Pogo Linux to ship first commercial eight-way Opteron server

  • Computer Business Review (Posted by dave on Nov 17, 2004 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Next month, Linux server and storage specialist Pogo Linux will become the first server maker to stop messing around and actually deliver an eight-way server based on the Opteron 800 series processors.

Debian Weekly News - November 16th, 2004

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on Nov 17, 2004 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 45th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Bruce Perens has written an article on software patents in standards and explains how they hinder software development. It seems that the memory consumption problem in SpamAssassin 3 is finally fixed, so the package may be able to migrate into sarge.

Microsoft offers goodies to lure Novell customers

Microsoft announced on Tuesday a program that will pay some transition costs for companies that want to move from Novell's NetWare operating system onto servers running Windows.

Conectiva, Mandrakesoft, Progeny, and Turbolinux announce common implementation of LSB 2.0.

We're very pleased to announce that Connectiva, Mandrakesoft, Progeny and Turbolinux today announce the creation of a common implementation of the LSB 2.0 which will serve as the base for future products. The project, called "Linux Core Consortium" (LCC), is backed by Linux supporters such as Computer Associates, HP, Novell, Red Hat, Sun, OSDL, and the Free Standards Group.

Site review: LinuxFoo community site is a friendly haven

Mark Angeli is leading the Linux faithful to a new place: Foo. is a community site that provides Linux users with a place to ask advice, share wisdom, rant about flaky software, and chit-chat about the latest distribution release.

Knoppix: The Linux Windows Users Can't Live Without

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
This summer I had the pleasure of being the editor for the new O'Reilly book Knoppix Hacks. Though I had futzed with Knoppix before, and even created a customized version of it for an O'Reilly event, I was not a regular user of the live CD.

Sun will shine again and leave Linux in its shade

  • Yeald (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Not many open source aficionados will realize the impact, but by making Solaris 10 free and capable of operating on any kind of hardware, Sun is making a coup in the server market.

Securing Linux, Part 2: Planning the installation

Only the paranoid survive, and that is no less true when securing Linux systems as any other. Fortunately, a host of security features are built into the kernel, are packaged with one of the many Linux distributions, or are available separately as open source applications. This second installment covers inventory assessment, risk analysis, identifying user categories and access privileges, and then moves on to a more detailed action plan and steps for safely acquiring a Linux distribution.

HP promises major Linux boost

  •; By Robert Jaques (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, JBoss
HP claimed today that it will boost mainstream adoption of Linux and open source software after signing a support deal with JBoss designed to help firms migrate from proprietary systems.

Southern California Linux Expo Opens For Registration is reporting SCALE 3X Expo has opened for business and is now accepting early registrations for the February 12-13, 2005 conference. A full pass (expo floor and seminars is $50 until January 1, 2005, and $65 thereafter, a student pass is $25 until January 1, 2005, and $32.50 thereafter, and an expo-floor-only pass is $10. readers can get discounted rates by using the promo code "LOOK".

Topologilinux: Run Linux on Windows without Emulation!

  •; By jeremy (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 16, 2004 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Slackware
Tired of VMWare's emulation slowing you down? Topologilinux has the solution. Rather than providing a virtual machine for Linux to run in, Topologilinux allows you to install itself into a single file on your Windows FS. This allows you to run the Slackware-based distro without spending the system resources on a VM. It's also useable as a stand-alone (or dual-boot) distro. Sound good? It's an excellent theory, though apparantley poorly implemented. So before you get all excited, check out LinuxForumsDOTorg's first hand review, where jeremy rips it apart.

Linux distro, tools help monitor high-availability systems

  • (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Performance Technologies (PT) is shipping a Linux environment and development kit for its intelligent shelf management (ISM) cards for high-availability systems. NexusWare ISM includes a 2.4.x-based kernel designed specifically for PT's CPC7301 intelligent shelf management (ISM) card, along with a software stack and tools.

Commercial embedded Linux GNU toolchains updated

  • (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Microcross has updated its commercially supported GNU toolchains for embedded Linux development. GNU X-Tools 3.40 includes tested, modified, commercially supported toolchains based on stable releases of GNU compilers, linkers, and other tools. It is available for 15 architectures -- optionally with a visual development environment.

Review: Xandros Desktop Management Server

  •; By Aditya Nag (Posted by LTN on Nov 16, 2004 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
The Xandros Desktop Management Server, xDMS is an attempt to fill the void between the roll-your-own Linux shops and the prohibitively expensive Enterprise offerings from the likes of IBM et al. Xandros has tied together its Xandros Desktop OS with a server based management system, that promises the following...

Gluecode releases open-source Java dev platform

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Infrastructure software developer Gluecode Software Inc. today released a new Java application development platform that ties a number of open-source components into one integrated system. Gluecode's Joe uses technologies from the Apache Software Foundation's portfolio, including its portal technology, Geronimo application server, Derby database (formerly known as IBM Cloudscape) and Agila business process management engine.

Analysis: How Sun plans to build Solaris open source community

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- OK, so Sun Microsystems, which claims to be the second-highest contributor overall in the open source software community (BSD is No. 1), is seriously getting back into the open source mix, thanks to the newly opened Solaris 10. In the past, anybody who had to sign a licensing agreement with Sun involving either Solaris or Java software would certainly not agree with the assessment that Sun was open source anything. Times have changed, and so has Sun. Apparently.

eXo Platform SARL Joins ObjectWeb Consortium

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 16, 2004 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NewsForge had the opportunity to speak with Christophe Ney, executive director of ObjectWeb and Benjamin Mestrallet, CEO, of eXo Platform SARL, yesterday on the eve of today's announcement that eXo Platform has joined the ObjectWeb consortium. The eXo Platform Enterprise Portal, due early next year, fits nicely with the other ObjectWeb offerings.

Emulating legacy operating systems on Linux

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 16, 2004 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
From CP/M to OpenVMS, one of the best things to do with a Linux box is to run programs for other operating systems on it. It can simplify your life considerably. Emulations of a wide variety of operating systems are available for Linux. More than mere academic exercises, these "hosted OSes" are practical investments for many server rooms. Also see Cameron Laird’s notes on emulators.

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