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Shuttleworth's Go Open Source puts R3m into building Linux channel

The Go Open Source campaign has announced a new programme which will see it ploughing a packet-full of money into converting proprietary companies into companies offering Linux and open source services. The channel partner programme also aims to providing companies with the business to build sustainable open source companies.

Apache 2.2: new goodies from an old friend

  • Reg Developer; By Nick Kew (Posted by tadelste on Jan 30, 2006 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Of course, you know this anyway. But just for the benefit of any long-term residents of Planet Amnesia, Apache is the software that powers most servers on the web - including, naturally, El Reg. And in December, Apache marked its tenth birthday with its first major new release in a little over three and a half years. So, what's changed in 2.2? Well, the good news is a bunch of improvements.

Interview with Orv Beach @ SCALE

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by fsmdave on Jan 30, 2006 6:49 AM EDT)
SCALE (Southern CAlifornia Linux Expo) is a very important event. Tony Mobily talked to Orv Beach, one of the event’s organisers

The threat from podslurping

Abe Usher, founder of the Sharp Ideas security consultancy, is sounding the alarm again about podslurping -- using a portable storage device like an iPod to steal corporate data. To illustrate the problem, Usher is releasing Slurp Audit, a tool to illustrate how easy it could be to steal data with a portable storage device.

E-Trade Goes into the Great Wide Open

Getting rid of its Sun Solaris infrastructure and moving open source up the stack saved E-Trade millions of dollars and changed how the company approaches development.

Unix is giving way to Linux

  • Financial Express; By JAVED TAPIA (Posted by tadelste on Jan 30, 2006 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux and Open Source technologies have caused a tremendous inflection point in the enterprise space. Enterprises in India are transitioning towards supported and certified Open Source solutions to address critical business requirements. Looking back through the years that we have served the Indian market, Linux has come a long way in the enterprise space. Back in 2000, India was primarily a Unix market in the enterprise. With the entry of certified and supported Linux solutions, Unix users in India found Linux an attractive proposition to migrate to. Transitioning skill sets from Unix to Linux was fairly simple. Moreover, Linux reduced costs drastically, delivering the latest technologies that Unix vendors were struggling to offer.

Voting Has Opened for the 2005 Members Choice Awards is proud to announce that voting for the 2005 Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories. Awards will be given out in 20 categories, including Distribution of the Year, Browser of the Year, Office Suite of the Year, Desktop Environment of the Year and Database of the Year. The polls will close on March 16th and winners will have the option of receiving their award at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston. Last years winners include Firefox, and MySQL.

Create Mosaic Images with Perl and ImageMagick

  • dW (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 30, 2006 2:57 AM EDT)
Mosaic images are popular in today's print and video media due to their visual appeal and suggestions of technological advancement. Use simple Perl scripts to automate the image manipulation, text creation, and compositing of arbitrary mosaic images. Learn how to use ImageMagick, GD, and The Gimp to create your own mosaic images suitable for static display and dynamic content.

It's a Virtual World

  • Debian News; By Eric Cowperthwaite (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 30, 2006 2:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Eric Cowperthwaite has setup five different VM's on his Windows laptop (Fedora Core, SlackWare, Debian, DSL and Puppy) using VMware Player. He reports his experiences.

DesktopBSD 1.0 RC3 Screencast

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 30, 2006 1:02 AM EDT)
LinClips has put together an interesting screencast of DesktopBSD 1.0 RC3.

People Behind KDE: Tom Chance

We know him as one of the KDE promotion heroes. He has a very long description of himself, he has a t-shirt with an interesting history and he has an explicit view on the Torvalds vs. Stallman question.

Linux XP Desktop 2006 Screencast

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Jan 29, 2006 11:08 PM EDT)
LinClips has a cool screencast of the new Linux XP Desktop 2006.

Oxer, Waugh retain Linux Australia spots

Incumbents Jon Oxer and Pia Waugh have retained their respective positions as president and vice president of Australia's peak Linux body for another year.

Loan Linux Your Larynx - Let Your Voice Be Heard…No, REALLY Heard

When These guys say they are heavy into community involvement...they mean involvement. Not mentioned in the actual article, this project will be scanning snippets of files for "That Perfect Voice." That Perfect Voice could end up as the "official" radio voice of Linux.

E-Trade VP Talks Open-Source

Q&A: E-Trade's Vice President of Architecture Lee Thompson explains how the company has leveraged open source to save millions of dollars annually.

How safe is Linux really

Catchy title huh? It's the major subject in this months issue of Linux Magazine.

NCS Introduces Ultra-Compact, Low-Cost, Low-Power and Super-Quiet Set-top Server Appliance Platforms

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 29, 2006 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Platforms Include New Fanless and Diskless Appliance Suitable for Office Deployment

Understanding UNIX/Linux file system

A conceptual understanding of file system, especially data structure and related terms will help you become a successful system administrator.

Linux News Questions Corel's Support of OpenDocument

  LXer Feature: 16-Jan-06

With OASIS ODF member Corel chanting a Microsoft mantra on OpenDocument - that is, they'll support it if they see customer demand - Linux News wonders aloud if a "family" connection between Corel and Microsoft exists.

HP and PolyServe Clustered Gateway Declared 'Best NAS Killer'

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Jan 29, 2006 2:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
InfoWorld 2006 Technology of the Year Awards Honors Powerful File-Serving Combination of HP Servers and PolyServe Clustering Software

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