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Lindows asks court to nix overseas lawsuits

Open-source software maker Lindows reported on Tuesday that it has asked a U.S. District Court to block Microsoft from filing additional trademark lawsuits against the company in foreign countries.

Linux finds new world to dominate: batch data collection terminals

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
Handheld specialist Intermec plans to ship what it believes to be the first low-cost batch data collection terminal based on Linux.

Sun reluctant to make Java open source

  • CNET (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Sun Microsystems is reluctant to make Java source code available through an open-source model because it would encourage incompatible versions of the software, Sun's top software executive said.

Immunix stops selling secure Linux OS, concentrates on security appliances

According to Immunix COO Frank Rego, his company's decision to stop selling Immunix Linux wasn't a sudden shift but "more of a gradual change. We started in the appliance business with Trend Micro and Websense in the middle of last year." There was a layoff this week, but not a huge one. Rego says the company is now down to 20 employees from a high of about 25. He also says he hopes the company can start turning a profit by the end of 2004 -- but admits that he is an optimist.

Novell plugs open source, dings SCO

Open-source software is forcing improvement in the computing industry, and the SCO Group's attack on Linux is wrongheaded, a senior Novell executive said Tuesday.

Debian Weekly News - March 16th, 2004

Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community.

MapuSoft announces OS Abstractor support for Linux

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 1:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
OS Abstractor hides the RTOS differences and allows developers to focus on product development. OS Abstractor simplifies the porting process and also saves developers from future porting efforts. The MapuSoft family of products gives users the freedom to switch RTOSs and greatly reuse existing code base enabling their product to get to the market faster with lower development costs.

Announcing the release of nanotime v0.1

  • Bob Whitinger (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
nanotime is a shell callable utility which reads and returns a 64 bit high resolution time stamp on cpus which support the TSC register. The TSC register increments at the basic system clock rate, making this a very high speed counter. [Editor's note: Not your every day story, but interesting, thus I posted it. :) ]

Mozilla Links Newsletter - 15 - March 16, 2004

In this issue we cover Mozilla Calendar, a full-featured personal information manager (PIM) based on the same technology and quality you have come to expect from Mozilla products.

Novell's Stone Stumps For Business Viability Of Open Source

Stone defended Novell's choice to support Linux by investing over $250 million to buy Linux vendors Ximian and SUSE Linux. He said the move was not intended to replace Novell's longstanding investment in the NetWare operating system, but rather complement it.

IBM aims for 40,000 Linux desktops in-house by 2005

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM hopes to have 40,000 Linux desktop users within the company by year's end, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the computer giant thinks everyone should move to the Linux desktop, an IBM executive said today at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

Sun embraces, takes aim at Red Hat Linux

Executives from Sun Microsystems Inc.'s software group today said that the company plans to ship a version of its Java Enterprise System server software for Red Hat Linux within 60 days. But they also took direct aim at Red Hat Inc.'s Linux offering as a key rival of Sun's Solaris operating system.

LinuxCertified, Inc. announces a new workshop focused on software development environment on Linux.

LinuxCertified Inc announced a new course on Effective Software Development On Linux targeted for software developers.

LinuxPlanet: Koming Back to KDE

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE has come a long way in usability, stability, compatibility, and features since I first used it. The latest release of the K Desktop Environment, 3.2.1, was released March 9. But for this review, I initially looked at KDE 3.2, which shows that Linux is increasingly competitive on the desktop.

Staroffice To Get MS Office Macro Conversion

In its quest to wrest converts from Microsoft Office, Sun Microsystems will soon add a macro conversion utility to its StarOffice software suite, a top Sun executive said Tuesday.

How not to sell Linux products

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We often get review units of products, then don't review them because we can't get them to work. NewsForge staffers and freelancers vary in technical ability, but I believe the level of IT talent shared by our editorial personnel is at least as high as you'd find in most small or medium-sized businesses, and well above the average home user level. If we can't get a piece of hardware or software to work, chances are that most of its intended customers won't be able to, either. Why do companies persist in shipping products this flawed?

Open source CVS alternative achieves stable release

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Collaborative tools and consulting firm CollabNet says the BSD-licensed version control system it has sponsored for three years has achieved a stable release. Subversion 1.0 is intended as an enterprise-ready replacement for CVS (Concurrent Versions System) that, when combined with "CollabNet environment" tools, creates a fully-functional Software Configuration Management System (SCMS).

Debian-installer beta 3 released

We appreciate all the testing and feedback we've received for past versions of the installer, and hope this one is the best one yet!

How to install DKMS ALSA packages for Fedora

DKMS stands for Dynamic Kernel Module Support. It is designed to create a framework where kernel dependant module source can reside so that it is very easy to rebuild modules as you upgrade kernels. This will allow Linux vendors to provide driver drops without having to wait for new kernel releases while also taking out the guesswork for customers attempting to recompile modules for new kernels.

Product Review: Xandros 2.0 Business Edition

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 16, 2004 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Easy to install, all the applications you could need--Xandros Desktop 2.0 is a true corporate desktop distribution.

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