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Reports, videos, photos and notes from aKademy developer conference

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Aug 25, 2004 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The Conference of KDE Developers and Contributors finished a few days ago, and we are now happy to announce a collection of reports, videos, slides and notes from presentations, as well as plenty of photo galleries from those attending the KDE World Summit - aKademy. There are full reports on day one (Saturday) and day two (Sunday) on Newsforge. You can also find transcripts and slides from many of the talks on the schedule (thanks go to Jonathan Riddell for the transcripts). The video stream archives can be found here, courtesy of Fluendo. Attendees have also started to add their photo albums to this wiki page. Those attending aKademy are invited to add notes to this wiki page, their photos to the other wiki page, and speakers are asked to send their slides to the press team.

Novell Business Continuity Clustering Automates Disaster Recovery Preparation

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 25, 2004 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Novell
- Novell Business Continuity Clustering 1.0 automates configuration and management of geographically dispersed server clusters, protecting businesses against site downtime and disasters

Debian update for icecast-server (DSA-541-1)

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

Gentoo update for kdelibs (200408-23)

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Linux and National Security

  • - Feature Stories; By Dave Wreski (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 8:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As the open source industry grows and becomes more widely accepted, the use of Linux as a secure operating system is becoming a prominent choice among corporations, educational institutions and government sectors. With national security concerns at an all time high, the question remains: Is Linux secure enough to successfully operate the government and military's most critical IT applications?

If I Had My Way -- Functionality, Similar To A Mouse.

  • Opinion Editorial; By Melbourne Bennett (Posted by tim1980 on Aug 24, 2004 6:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Melbourne Bennett has written an editorial on his opinions regarding user-friendly web sites and computer interfaces. This subject, and the resulting text, grew out of this thread on Lycoris’ community web site. Feel free to come by to see what others had to say on this subject, pro (yes, there are others who have issues with some of the things as they now are) and cons.

Developing an Effective Data Protection Strategy

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 5:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When determining your best back-up routine, consider the amount of data being backed up, the best medium for your situation, how long each part of the network can be done and more.

Project's latest release makes Linux desktop look even more like Windows

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open source project to make Linux look just like Windows XP has completed their desktop environment. According to a post on the group's website, XPde's latest software release now has a Start Menu and, according to the team, this revision "completes the desktop paradigm."

Migrating to Linux

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 24, 2004 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
By migrating from Windows to Linux, you can increase security and up time, while saving thousands in lower administrative, licensing, hardware, and support costs. The resources on this page will help you migrate your applications, mail servers, and operating systems to Linux.

IBM offers Java coders free runtime for Linux and tool previews

  • ADT Magazine (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Seeking to win over Java coders working on Linux, IBM is making its Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Linux available as a free download on its developerWorks Web site. Java developers can also download the latest version of the open-source Eclipse SDK from the same site.

Investors back PolyServe's Linux cluster hopes with $20m

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
File system start-up PolyServe has secured another $20m in funding that should keep it going after the Linux and Windows cluster markets for some time to come.

Astaro and eIQnetworks to Provide Centralized Security Reporting Tool for Astaro Security Linux

Astaro has entered into an OEM licensing agreement with eIQnetworksÔ, Inc., a leading provider of award-winning security, applications and systems analytics solutions.

Nuclear science group develops Eclipse-based app on Linux

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Eclipse
In what appears to be a coup for the IBM-born Eclipse open source Java development framework, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto) has started using it to build a Linux-based desktop application for controlling laboratory instrumentation.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter -- Volume 3, Issue 34

  • Mailing list; By Kurt Lieber <> (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 3:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Gentoo
This week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter brings news of the first official meeting of Gentoo users and developers in the UK along with some recent statistics of the 2004.2 release. Also included is an update on the Gentoo Forums and recent performance issues some users may have been experiencing. Enjoy!

Advice to Linux: Dump the GPL

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 3:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BusinessWeek columnist Stephen Wildstrom recently wrote a piece called A Big Fly in the Open-Source Soup that concluded, "The future of commercial open source might be considerably brighter if Linux and other programs went to a more commerce-friendly license with fewer complexities and ambiguities than the GPL." At the risk of offending a great many NewsForge readers, I am going to say that I don't disagree with him. Not because of the alleged complexity or ambiguities of the GPL -- it's a piece of cake compared to a typical proprietary EULA -- but because I don't understand what he means by the term "commercial open source." If he had simply said "open source" -- or used the more definitive phrase "free software" -- I would reject his position outright.

How to Build a Free Enterprise Linux Desktop

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 24, 2004 3:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Looking to deploy Linux in the enterprise without a price tag? In this feature, Tom Adelstein teaches users how to put together an enterprise Linux desktop using freely available sources. Offering budget conscious users a guide for a Linux-based system suitable for business, the article highlights the similarities between Red Hat's legacy 7.3 software and current Enterprise Linux 3.0. Adelstein rebuilds servers running Red Hat 7.3 using RHEL source rpms and provides offers a step-by-step tutorial for companies that are searching for a reliable DIY Linux IT solution.

IBM unveils new Unix, Linux servers

  • Sify (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2004 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM today introduced new eServer p5 systems, a line of Unix and Linux servers that use POWER5 microprocessors and Virtualization Engine technology to achieve ''unprecedented computing performance'' and reduced cost.

HP reports huge rise of its Linux-based servers in RP

  • Manila Bulletin (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2004 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
Mindful of the emerging shift to the inexpensive Linux platform among local businesses, the Philippine subsidiary of technology behemoth HP has struck an agreement with a Malaysian server software maker to come up with a server package targeted for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Gentoo update for cacti (200408-21-err)

  • (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2004 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Plone Guide Covers the Basics

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 23, 2004 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"The Definitive Guide to Plone" is a solid resource for tapping the open-source content management system's potential.

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