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Tarantella Secure Global Desktop Enterprise Edition Enables Swiss State Government, Canton Solothurn, to Migrate to Open Source Operating System

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 11:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Secure Global Desktop Enterprise Edition software empowers progressive government to quickly and securely implement a centralized web portal to give common application access to 4,000 users

Free as in Freedom - Part One: GNU/Linux

  • Press Action (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 10:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
This is the first part of a two-part essay about the revolution that started the Free Software Movement and resulted in the development of the GNU/Linux operating system; while the second part of this essay will examine the evolution of GNU/Linux, or as most people know it, Linux. into the world class alternative to proprietary operating systems such as Macintosh and Windows, that it is today. I won’t be discussing much in the way of major computing projects such as those of NASA or Hollywood so much as the wants, needs, experiences and expectations of both programmers and users of computer software and documentation, particularly as it effects their everyday work environment.

New GNOME version is available for Linux users

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, GNOME; Story Type: News Story
A new version of GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) desktop interfaces is now available for download.

JBoss eyes front-end technologies

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Dec 9, 2004 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: JBoss; Story Type: News Story
In the next stage in the company's strategy to build an open-source stack, it has said it may start developing a web application framework.

Getting stressed by the season? Try Blob Wars

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 9:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The holiday season is hard upon us. The stress of shopping for loved ones, making travel plans, or preparing for holiday guests is building. If you're starting to feel like you might need a gun to take and to hold a parking place, it might be time for a stress-buster. That's where Blob Wars comes in. No, it's not a new diet. It's a free, fun, frenzied chance to gun down the bad guys and rescue fair maidens. It's also an SDL-based game which runs well on Linux. And the 1.0 release might be here before the new year.

Virus attacks prompt Linux switch

  • Ottawa Business Journal (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Faced with a growing number of viruses hitting his network, small businessman Ralph Piche decided to switch to a Linux-based operating system for his desktop, rather than upgrade to the latest Windows offering.

Novell Expands Support of Netline's Open-Xchange Server

Novell and Netline Internet Service expand their current relationship in a move that will see Novell sell, maintain and support Netline's Open-Xchange Server.

Red Hat Partners with HP for Red Hat Summit

HP will be the Platinum Partner for the upcoming Red Hat Summit, being held in New Orleans June 1-3.

Open Source is here to stay: Apache chief

  • Financial Express (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 7:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pioneer of Open Source (OS) and promoter director of Apache Software Foundation, Brian Behlendorf is of the opinion that the overwhelming response shown by the Indian software professional community towards OS, shows that it is here to stay.

Linux groups patch image flaw

  • CNET; By Robert Lemos (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
Several flaws in common Linux code used to process graphics in the GNOME desktop environment could allow an attacker to compromise a computer that displays a malicious image file, a security group warned this week.

Linux on the rise as messaging platform

  • ADT Magazine (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If its manufacturers can guarantee uninterrupted service, Linux could gain traction in the enterprise as a messaging platform within the next two years, according to a recent survey. The survey, undertaken by Osterman Research, said that about a quarter of 95 IT executives it interviewed would either "definitely" or "probably" switch to Linux-based messaging servers within two years. But that's more than the 17% who indicated in the same survey that their organizations would either definitely or probably switch within a year.

Absoft Announces the High Performance Computing Software Developers Kit for IBM Linux On POWER

Absoft Announces General Availability of the High Performance Computing Software Developers Kit for IBM Linux On POWER™ Clusters and Servers

New open source routing software for large wireless networks

  • Wi-Fi Technology (press release) (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Wireless Leiden, The Netherlands, has successfully developed new software for the reliable operation of large, wireless networks. These networks should adjust rapidly and automatically to changes in the network such as new or disappearing interlinks. Many research organizations are developing this so called 'dynamic routing' that could enhance the reliability and scalibility of these networks enormously.

Specifix says fragmentation is not a bad thing

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 9, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The nature of open source is that everyone who runs an application has access to the underlying code. Because they can modify the code, many do. The result can be, and often is, a fragmentation of development efforts. This is generally a difficult thing to manage and maintain, but there are tools offered that can help.

Mozilla Takes Aim at E-mail with Thunderbird 1.0

On the heels of the well-received Firefox browser comes this open-source alternative e-mail client. Is it an Outlook killer?

U.S.C. Blog on FireFox, that is getting "... Design Scrutiny..."

A bit overwrought title, but an interesting view of the minority browsers and their impact on internet sites. Focus is mainly on FireFox. While I have read opinions similar to those expressed here, the source adds interest particularly the semi-threating manner in which they are presented. And this is an academic site too.

Konqueror Web Shortcuts

  • TUX Magazine; By Marcel Gagné (Posted by freethinker on Dec 9, 2004 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
Konqueror's real strength comes from its tight integration into the KDE desktop but that's not all. This amazing program is a file manager par excellence with capabilities that would require a pretty generous article, something I may yet do here. What I want to tell you about right now though is a means by which Konqueror lets you get at information on the Internet with nothing more than a few keystrokes.

Sun's McNealy talks about open source, Microsoft

"Bill Joy was doing open source when Linus was still in his diapers," McNealy said, referring to Linus Torvalds who developed the open source Linux operating system. "We kick butt with our open source strategy." ... "Can I be a little 'Al Gorish'? Can we say we invented open source? Well that's easier to justify than Al Gore trying to justify his statement that he invented the Internet,"

Xandros Steps Up Security in New Desktop Linux

With Xandros 3.0, the Linux desktop vendor adds a firewall wizard and a Microsoft PPTP VPN client to its operating system.

Think Again?

Maybe with its relative distance from Microsoft, Lenovo will feel free to do what domestic PC makers don't: aggressively make and market Linux desktops and laptops.

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