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Four-in-one PC ships with Mandrake

HP's recently launched 441 solution - which effectively offers four PCs in one - is already a hit in centres such as the Limpopo i-Community centre in South Africa and is destined to appear in many other "developing" countries in the coming months. The 441, consisting of four keyboard-mouse-screens running on one computer, ships with Linux and is specifically targetted for the education market. Awarded $400,000 in Recognition of Open Source ..., an OSDN (a subsidiary of VA Software Corp.) site, and the world's largest collaborative site for cross-platform and Open Source developers, today announced it has received its largest donation ever in support of its Open Source collaborative development initiatives from Omidyar Network, an organization investing based on its core belief that every individual has the power to make a difference.

Firefox 1.0 Set For September (TechWeb)

  • Yahoo! News - Linux/Open Source (Posted by dave on Jul 14, 2004 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Mozilla Foundation on Tuesday set September as the release date for its free open-source Firefox browser.

Novell continues to open up

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jul 14, 2004 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell made some recent moves to show its new open source colors to the industry. The vendor, which helped pioneer client/server technology with its NetWare brand, acquired two Linux companies last year, SuSE and Ximian. These moves were designed to bring Novell closer to Linux and open source software, as NetWare continued to lose market share to Linux in recent years.

Money Talks

  • Linux Journal; By Don Marti (Posted by dave on Jul 14, 2004 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
And it says,“Hooray for Linux servers!” It's almost time for the billion-dollar-quarter party.

Security Alerts: Device-Driver Trouble

  • (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel
Welcome to Security Alerts, an overview of recent Unix and open source security advisories. In this column, we look at problems in the Linux kernel, Apache 2, the Linux Virtual Server, Pure-FTPd, FreeBSD's Linux binary compatibility mode, Domino, Shorewall, libpng, and the X Display Manager.

LPI certification 101: Linux fundamentals

  • IBM developerWorks; By Daniel Robbins (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 13, 2004 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, LPI; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute's Exam 101 Release 2. In this first in a series of four tutorials on the 101 exam, the author introduces you to bash (the standard Linux shell), shows you how to take full advantage of standard Linux commands such as ls, cp, and mv, explains Linux's permission and ownership model, and much more. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a solid grounding in Linux fundamentals and will be ready to begin learning some basic Linux system administration tasks.

Debian Weekly News - July 13th, 2004

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze <> (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Jordi Mallach reported that the transition of GNOME 2.6 into testing is nearly sorted out. Steve McIntyre explained that the CD/DVD creation process in debian-cd is very slow because large amounts of data are read and written, and because that data is checked with checksums several times.

Ballmer Vs. Linux, IBM and Novell

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer came out swinging -- verbally and even physically at times, at the Worldwide Partner Conference where he mocked open source technology, Linux in particular, while touting opportunities on the company's own platforms.

PHP 5.0 Released!

The PHP team is proud to announce the final release of PHP 5!

PHP 4.3.8 Released

  • Mailing list; By Ilia Alshanetsky <> (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
PHP Development Team is would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 4.3.8. This release is made in response to several security issues that have been discovered since the 4.3.7 release. All users of PHP are strongly encouraged to upgrade to PHP 4.3.8 as soon as possible. PHP 5.0 is not affected by these security issues.

NA Open Source GIS Conference Proceedings

  • LBS (Location-Based Service) Zone (press release) (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
The second MapServer Users Meeting and the first ever North American Open Source GIS Conference was held on June 9th to 11th in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The initial response from the Open Source GIS community is that the conference was a huge success. Conference proceedings and papers are now published on the event website.

Microsoft Project comes under open source attack

Software vendor Niku has launched an open source version of its Workbench Windows desktop-based project scheduling software, aiming to attack the market dominated by Microsoft Project. Open Workbench can be accessed free of charge, and the source code will be available for access and amendment at SourceForge next month, covered by the Mozilla open source licence.

Japan FTC: Microsoft is violating Antimonopoly Act

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) said Tuesday that certain provisions in license agreements between Microsoft Corp. and Japanese PC vendors violate Japan's antimonopoly code.

Red Hat restates earnings

  • CNET; By Dawn Kawamoto (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat announced Tuesday it was restating revenue and earnings going back to 2002, as the company changes the way in which it accounts for subscription revenue. The Linux company, which recently reported the resignation of its chief financial officer, said it made its decision to change its revenue recognition after a discussion last month with its independent auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Fujitsu plans world's fastest database

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fujitsu Ltd. and Japan's National Institute of Genetics are working on building what they expect will be the world's fastest database when it opens later this year.

How Linux boots

This articles teaches you how a Linux system starts, or boots -- that is, how the kernel gets into memory and how the regular system processes get started.

The Final Virus -- a science-fiction story

  • Mailing list; By Eric S. Raymond (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have written a bit of science fiction "The Final Virus", that points out a dangerous and unfortunately non-fictional problem.

This Linux Box Is too Loud!

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Building a quiet Linux system doesn't have to mean tearing up your box and starting over. Follow a few simple tips for a placid work environment.

How to use open source as a power marketing tool

  • IT Manager's Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 13, 2004 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are a number of ways traditional software vendors can participate in the open source software community. They circulate around open source licenses, such as the GNU General Public License (GPL), and how to leverage open source software as a marketing tool. A sophisticated marketing application of the GPL is the dual license. The dual-license approach is not typically one integrated license. It is a business policy that permits a customer to choose one of two licenses: either a typical commercial license or an open source license such as the GPL.

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