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Linux In Government: Interoperability

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 4, 2004 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Journal welcomes government Open Source expert Tom Adelstein as our newest web columnist. In his first column, Tom covers some notable government IT success stories.

Microsoft Brasil Decries Government Use of Linux

Microsoft Brasil's president, Emilio Umeoka, said that ideology led Brazil's government astray when it decided to adopt Linux's free software in public sector computers.

Gartner: Linux code source could still be at issue for enterprises

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 4, 2004 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Analyst and consulting firm Gartner responded to the recent move by Linux creator Linus Torvalds and the Open Source Development Lab to formalize a process for tracking the source of Linux source code contributions.

Linux Gives Zero Downtime At Muthoot Group

With 334 branches spread all across the country, Muthoot Group relies primarily on a IBM High Availability Cluster Computing (HACC) server to run mission critical applications that simply cannot afford a downtime. Red Hat Linux 9 has delivered exactly that, with an unbelievable 100% uptime in over a year of operation.

eWeek fumbles domain name renewal

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Jun 4, 2004 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Technology journal eWeek recently let the domain registration for its news site expire, causing the site to be unavailable to some visitors for several hours this week.

BBC to open archives under Creative Commons licence

  • Out-Law.com (Posted by dave on Jun 4, 2004 5:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The BBC released details last week of its Creative Archive initiative, which will allow people to download, manipulate and share clips of BBC documentaries, without fear of breaching copyright laws. The scheme embraces the Creative Commons licensing model.

Linux is inching into college curriculums

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 4, 2004 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
American colleges and universities are often on the cutting edge of Linux and open source use -- collaborating across campuses, enabling student and faculty open source projects, and providing unique experimentation and testing environments -- but when it comes to teaching Linux and open source development, administration, or other knowhow, it appears higher education has just been accepted for early admission.

Review: GNOME 2.6: Two Left Feet?

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
"I've written in this space before that I'll trade performance for eye candy almost every time, so GNOME 2.6 was at a disadvantage before I even got started with it. Nothing in the quality time I spent with GNOME 2.6 the last few days has caused me to change my mind..."

Linux e-mail company wins government contracts

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 4:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Scalix, a company that sells e-mail and calendar software that runs on Linux, said this week that the city of Bloomington, Ind., and Pottawattamie County in Iowa have purchased its products. The software is based on Hewlett-Packard's OpenMail technology, which Scalix licensed.

Windows, Linux to win war over data center

  • Search390.com (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CHICAGO -- Like it or not, within the next five years, data centers will be running most of their applications on Linux and Windows.

Mandrake update for krb5 (MDKSA-2004:056)

Weighing the costs of open source

  • SearchDatabase.com (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
With nearly 30 DBAs on staff, Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS had a deep enough talent pool to spend time testing whether MySQL, the popular open source database management software, would be a viable option for the company.

Debian update for log2mail (DSA-513-1)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

Red Hat gets behind Linux education in Indonesia

Linux seller Red Hat has selected PT Bajau Escorindo to provide Red Hat-certified engineer programs and training throughout Indonesia.

Open source on offense in ERP and business applications market

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Flexibility, cost savings, and efficiency have been driving enterprise users away from proprietary technology to Linux and open source. Now a recent IDC study shows that one of the last holdouts, the big-vendor-dominated market of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, is also poised to start taking off for non-proprietary technology.

Linux CEO [sic] to Microsoft: Compete in market, not court

In response to Microsoft's lawsuits worldwide and to continue operating overseas, Lindows Inc. changed its product name and Web site address in April 2004 to Linspire.

Fedora update for ethereal (FEDORA-2004-152)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Fedora update for ethereal (FEDORA-2004-153)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Fedora update for net-tools (FEDORA-2004-154)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Music Education With Linux Sound Tools

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2004 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Whatever you play, make your music lessons and practice sessions more productive with these music learning tools.

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