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Red Hat Beefing Up Virtualization Support in Enterprise Linux

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 22:55
Red Hat plans Tuesday to ship its second beta edition of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, with Red Hat's first support for Xen open source virtualization.
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Novell Responds To Microsoft's IP Claims

Slashdot Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 22:38
Azul writes "Ron Hovsepian, Novell's CEO, has posted an open letter to the Community, where he explicitly states Novell's disagreement with Steve Ballmer's claims of Linux infringing on Microsoft's intellectual property. From the letter: 'We disagree with the recent statements made by Microsoft on the topic of Linux and patents. Importantly, our agreement with Microsoft is in no way an acknowledgment that Linux infringes upon any Microsoft intellectual property. When we entered the patent cooperation agreement with Microsoft, Novell did not agree or admit that Linux or any other Novell offering violates Microsoft patents.'"

JBoss joins ESB fray

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 22:20
Filling out its open source middleware stack, JBoss has unveiled its ESB as well as revealing core technologies planned for an upcoming application server upgrade.
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Zenwalk 4.0 goes gold

DesktopLinux.com - Mon, 2006-11-20 21:45
The Zenwalk GNU/Linux development team today introduced v4.0 -- its latest major release since v3.0 on Sept. 8 -- featuring a new, stable 2.6.18.1 kernel and the Xfce desktop. This latest version of the France-based distro, designed for i486 architectures, is now available for download.

Novell counters community, Microsoft FUD

DesktopLinux.com - Mon, 2006-11-20 21:15
Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian today issued an "Open Letter to the Community from Novell," in which he defends his company's recent accord with Microsoft, and challenges recent statements made by Microsoft on the topic of Linux and patents.

Jorge Bernal: Politically correctness

Planet Ubuntu - Mon, 2006-11-20 20:20

From Flickr FAQ: Contacts:

Someone is blocking me. What’s up with that?

Blocking is a simple way to make sure that everyone is comfortable. If you’ve been blocked by somebody, it most likely that your interaction with them is outside their comfort zone.

The most polite way I’ve ever seen for “you are a pain in the ass

Robert Collins: 20 Nov 2006

Planet Ubuntu - Mon, 2006-11-20 20:15

Added to my list of 'things we need'... a version of icheck that requires less configuration to hook into package builds. Ideally one that we can get running automatically on any package build.

Yes, its sci-fi, but avoiding ABI breaks across all libraries would be fantastic.

JBoss joins ESB fray

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 19:01
Filling out its open source middleware stack, JBoss has unveiled its ESB as well as revealing core technologies planned for an upcoming application server upgrade.
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AVG Expands its Security Solutions for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD Platforms

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 17:56
Addresses business needs of protecting open source systems without affecting performance Avalanche Technology Group, the Australian/New Zealand distributor of AVG security software, today announced several new ...
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Dennis Kaarsemaker: Mailservers are creepy

Planet Ubuntu - Mon, 2006-11-20 17:29

Well, courier sometimes is. To gt rid of a lot of spam, I disabled the catch-all address for most of my domains, which is a good thing. However,this also took out the rss feed, which is bad. Isn’t there an smtp/imap combination out there that makes it *easy* to do aliases and real mailaccounts defined in mysql and addresses that forward to an application (preferably also configured in mysql)?

Hooking spamassassin and clamav into courier also wasn’t the easiest, so I should just get rid of it and use postfix I guess. I don’t like configuring postfix though.

Del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Firefox

Linux.com - Mon, 2006-11-20 16:01
Organizing your favorite Web sites with bookmarks on Firefox can be tedious, especially when you want to keep your bookmarks synchronized across several computers at the same time. That's why I started using del.icio.us, the social bookmarking...

Free Geek Robbed

Slashdot Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 15:40
Ellen Wilson writes, "Portland, Oregon, non-profit Free Geek, which turns old PCs into Linux boxen, has been robbed of about $4500 worth of hardware. Portlanders are asked to keep an eye out for suspicious sales of Ubuntu laptops." This blog post has some details of labeling that could help to spot the stolen laptops. BoingBoing picked up the story and added that another local outfit, the Independent Publishing Resource Center, which supports Portland's zine scene, had been hit on the previous night.

Pete Savage: Yes master Jabber!

Planet Ubuntu - Mon, 2006-11-20 15:20

About two weeks ago I setup a very small, very local Jabber server for my colleague and I to use to communicate. I thought I’d use the resource feature to allow us to chat with each other no matter where we are in the building. I even managed to get gaim running off a USB stick for the Win 32 environment. A few days later, one of the teachers in the school came up to me and told me they had had a meeting and wanted to implement some kind of internal messaging system. I was asked if email could provide a solution, to which I replied, it could but would probably be a little too slow for our needs. I was meaning slow in terms of usability of course, not slow in a technical sense.

I pointed out that maybe an Instant Messenging system would be of more use. It was then I remembered the Jabber server I had previously installed. I took one of our linux servers and installed ejabberd, which was currently working fien on my edgy box. However on a freshly installed edgy box, no joy. It seems there is a problem with the erlang pacakge. I hope this will be solved, but in the meantime, I’m having to run with and old dapper server. Interestingly my dapper->edgy box worked fine. It’s an ssl issue apparently.

The best part is, the staff are loving it. They are using Gaim on their win32 machines, and hopefully a few will be using psi to give them the group functionality. One or two questions have popped up in my mind. I remember when using jabber before, I was able to set resource priority from inside Gaim. I don’t seem to be able to do that now. Also file transfers crash Gaim for jabber, another known issue that I hope will be fixed. I know I could try and fix these problems myself, but the dapper implementation is working well, and I have other things to fill my time at the moment.

I’m mentioning this because a) it’s great that the teachers are using this open source stuff and know that it is open source. b) a year ago, this wouldn’t have happened. c) More and more people are asking me about open source. The staff have grown so much technologically, I’m really proud of them.

JBoss Adds ESB to Open Source SOA Platform

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 15:19
Enterprise Linux provider Red Hat is diving deeper into service-oriented architecture with this week's announcement of an enterprise service bus, from its JBoss division.
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Cross-Platform Development For Windows and OS X

Slashdot Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 14:59
An anonymous reader writes to let us know about an article in RegDeveloper detailing the use of Qt, Trolltech's cross-platform C++ toolkit, for development across Windows and Mac OS X. From the article: "QT not only goes across desktops but onto embedded devices as well. So any app you write with Qt will port to an embedded device with a frame buffer running Trolltech's embedded version of QT, called QtopiaCore."

Clusters get personal, while workstations go silent

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 14:56
This pedestal box eats up 22.5 inches x 13 inches x 30 inches and is designed to sit underneath an engineer or scientist's desk.
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Clusters get personal, while workstations go silent

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 14:56
This pedestal box eats up 22.5 inches x 13 inches x 30 inches and is designed to sit underneath an engineer or scientist's desk.
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Clusters get personal, while workstations go silent

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 14:56
This pedestal box eats up 22.5 inches x 13 inches x 30 inches and is designed to sit underneath an engineer or scientist's desk.
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Novell disagrees with Ballmer's comments on Linux

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 14:00
Novell Inc. on Monday distanced itself from comments last week by Microsoft Corp.
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Novell disagrees with Ballmer's comments on Linux

Topix - Linux - Mon, 2006-11-20 14:00
Novell Inc. on Monday distanced itself from comments last week by Microsoft Corp.
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