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Microsoft May Charge Users For Problems With Their Software
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 11:13, 22 December 2004
In a move that may surprise some it is reported elsewhere that things may get dearer for users of platforms other than Linux.
Not News just something to read at Christmas.
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 23:26, 19 December 2004
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 23:26, 19 December 2004
Just a couple of sites that newbies who want to get their teeth into more detailed information may want to have a look at.
1st up the home of the kernel
2nd up a list of distributions
3rd up not a bad linux site linux dot org
4th up the home of gnu tools
5th up the home of the opensource definition
Advocacy and the Conspiracy theory
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 09:11, 19 December 2004
A sysadmin comments on moving his wifes PC to linux.
It does not mince words on the topic of why it is that spyware is a problem.
I suppose it could be titled: "How I learned to stop worrying and love Linux." The basic position it takes is a simple one. Everyone knows there is a spyware problem but no one wants to fix it.
Live CD things to do
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 09:09, 19 December 2004
There are lots of live CDs out on the net, here are 10 things to do with some of them.
Support and Service page updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:58, 11 December 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:58, 11 December 2004
The Support and Service Vendors page has been updated with a link to FindOpenSourceSupport.com.
Irish Budget Documents Available in Free Format
Posted By Niall Walsh - 14:27, 3 December 2004
As drawn to our attention initally by Caolan McNamara (a man who should know a thing or two about document formats having written the excellent wv programs for converting .doc files), you can get the facts and figures on the 2005 Irish budget in OpenOffice.org Writer and Calc formats aswell as the more traditional Pdf and Word/Excel files.
Posted By Niall Walsh - 09:10, 1 December 2004
Edited by Niall Walsh - 09:10, 1 December 2004
Unreal Tournament 2004 and Doom III have both released updated versions for Linux. Actually the UT2004 download is a common patch for all systems (including demos), while the Doom III download is an update for Linux primarily to bring alsa support including 6 channel surround sound. You can also get the Doom III SDK for Linux from the same page!
Linux and Patents
Posted By Niall Walsh - 21:51, 21 November 2004
Edited by Niall Walsh - 21:51, 21 November 2004
Dan Ravicher, the author of the report recently used by Microsoft to defend Steve Ballmer's comments on Patents covering Linux, has said "Microsoft is up to its usual FUD [fear, uncertainty and doubt]" and further "The market needs to understand that the study Microsoft is citing actually proves the opposite of what they claim it does".
Alternatives page updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 10:22, 18 November 2004
The list of alternatives to Windows software has been updated. Many thanks to Niall Walsh and John Allen.
Revenue Online and Linux
Posted By Niall Walsh - 16:57, 15 November 2004
Ciaran Mulloy reported to the ILUG mailing list today with a response he received from the Revenue service regarding support for Unix/Linux. While no assurances are given, Linux support may be in place by April.
Posted By Ken Guest - 05:13, 30 October 2004
As mentioned elsewhere, if you have an entry in the linux.ie 'Who's Who' page you also get a vcard to go along with it.
This isn't new.
Having a Free/Busy URL is, hopefully you'll find it to be of use.
POTD Tuesday 2nd November
Posted By Niall Walsh - 15:49, 28 October 2004
The 2004/5 committee's first meeting will be next Tuesday 2nd November and be followed up by a Pint Of The Day (excuse to meet up) in Doyles of College Street around 9pm.
Dell And Novell/SuSE to get together?
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 09:02, 27 October 2004
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 09:02, 27 October 2004
A cnet report suggests that they will do a lot of business:
Saving Time With Linux
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 19:42, 26 October 2004
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 19:42, 26 October 2004
The old saying "time is money" is being proven with Linux in Chicago. Trading systems move to Linux and save time trading.
IBM offers Tarantella software on Blades
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 07:44, 18 October 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 07:44, 18 October 2004
I just thought one word "irony", and I guess that is the feeling of certain people that sell other software.
So does this make it cutting edge software?
Linus Interviewed about moving house and stuff
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 07:38, 18 October 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 07:38, 18 October 2004
For those that might have missed this interview here you go.
Posted By Niall Walsh - 18:05, 17 October 2004
The ILUG AGM 2004 took place on Saturday 16th October. There was a solid turn out to hear the news, keep the mailing list open and choose the new committee.
Games On Linux
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 00:27, 6 October 2004
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 00:27, 6 October 2004
That noise was:
A big "Go on ya good thing!" by game players on Linux in Ireland was heard when they read this.
here is what ID Software has to say No more excuses for starting WINE in Linux.
You now have DOOM3 on nvidia :-)
However you do not have it on ati :-( (yet).
ILUG AGM Notification
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 11:00, 30 September 2004
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 11:00, 30 September 2004
ILUG AGM 2004
The AGM of ILUG for 2004 takes place in the seminar room of the Irish Computer Society in Mount St. , Dublin 2, on October 16 at 14:00. This is the meeting which decides what YOUR LUG will do for the next year, elects the committee etc. We will also have some interesting (hopefully) technical talks and afterwards we will retire to a local hostelry for refreshments.
Please do come along and have your say.
"Monitoring access to Server SQUID" on LinuxIT
Posted By Ken Guest - 02:12, 8 September 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 02:12, 8 September 2004
Monitoring access to Server SQUID article on linuxit.com.br
There are many forms for analyze of logs generated by the SQUID, Will be boarded five forms of verification: On-line, for line of command and manual verification through the tools Sarg, Webalizer, Calamaris and Squid-Graph.
Job vacancies in Symantec
Posted By Ken Guest - 02:16, 26 August 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 02:16, 26 August 2004
Symantec have an openings in our Security response department for SQA engineers. The main skills we are looking for are as follows:
· Minimum 3-4 years applicable test/QA experience or as a specialist in applicable technologies.
· 1-2 years experience with C/C++, Perl, or Python. Knowledge of X86 Assembler is an advantage.
· One of the following certifications is preferred (listed in order of preference): GIAC, CCNA, MCSE.
· Experience with multiple platforms especially Windows and Unix systems.
· A broad understanding of current Internet security threats and networking essentials is mandatory.
If you would like to send a cv or request more information please e-mail Eleanor Clarke.
A funny flash advert for LInspire Linux desktop.
Posted By Ken Guest - 03:07, 27 July 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 03:07, 27 July 2004
As contributed by Fergal Breen
A funny flash advert for LInspire Linux desktop.
Very anti-Ms but very funny.
Quite long too...
Alternatives to Windows Software
Posted By Ken Guest - 02:13, 27 July 2004
The Alternatives to Windows Software page has been updated with a link to InkScape, an SVG editor.
CD Burners page reworked
Posted By Ken Guest - 01:07, 27 July 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 01:07, 27 July 2004
You can now add and maintain your own entry in the CD Burners page.
Article on PAM
Posted By Ken Guest - 03:11, 23 July 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 03:11, 23 July 2004
Dave Neary has written a short article on PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) and changing password acceptance criteria.
Articles wanted for Beginners Linux Guide
Posted By Ken Guest - 02:55, 4 July 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 02:55, 4 July 2004
We need more articles for the Beginners Linux Guide, the most popular section of the website.
BLG articles can be a paragraph or two, perhaps a bit longer and should be written with the absolute beginner in mind.
Mark your submissions 'For BLG'
EditiX -XML/XSLT Editor version 1.4.1 released
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 02:41, 2 July 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 02:41, 2 July 2004
As contributed by A.Brillant
JAPISoft are glad to announce the availability of EditiX -XML/XSLT Editor 1.4.1 a cross-platform and multi-purpose XML editor, which helps Web authors and programmers use XML and XML-related technologies, such as XSLT, FO and XSD schemas.
IrishDev.com: Developer Day #2
Posted By Ken Guest - 01:27, 28 June 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 01:27, 28 June 2004
As contributed by Fergal Breen
IrishDev.com is holding a FREE seminar on the Business of Software Development, followed by a drinks reception at the Conrad Hotel.
Webhosting Vendors page updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 03:31, 24 June 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 03:31, 24 June 2004
The webhosting vendors page has been overhauled.
The matrix of services and prices is gone and companies that have been found to no longer be trading have been removed from the list.
Red Hat CTO in Dublin Seminar
Posted By Ken Guest - 03:33, 21 June 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 03:33, 21 June 2004
Enterprise Ireland have managed to get Michael Tiemann CTO of Red Hat to participate in its Technology Roadmap seminar series on July 12th next.
To register send an email with the subject "Red Hat technology Roadmap seminar" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mutt Primer for linux.ie
Posted By Ken Guest - 08:30, 20 June 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 08:30, 20 June 2004
Brian Brazil has rewritten his excellent Mutt Primer, an overview of using that mail reader, for linux.ie.
Firewalling with netfilter/iptables
Posted By Ken Guest - 23:45, 7 June 2004
Barry O'Donovan wrote a great tutorial on setting up firewalls with netfilter and iptables.
Recommended reading for sysadmins.
We Get a WAP site.
Posted By Ken Guest - 00:06, 4 June 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 00:06, 4 June 2004
The linux.ie webmaster is proud to announce a WAP interface. You can now read news items on your mobile phone thru http://www.linux.ie/wap/
RMS talk in Trinity
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 12:35, 18 May 2004
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 12:35, 18 May 2004
Richard Stallman will give a talk on Monday the 24th of May, at 19:30 in Trinity College's MacNeill theatre.
The topic will be "The Dangers of Software Patents"
OceanFree connection scripts updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 10:41, 12 May 2004
The connection scripts section for OceanFree has been updated.
Letter To The Editor Computers In Business
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 23:51, 7 May 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 23:51, 7 May 2004
To: The Editor of Computers In Business,
Mr Adrian Weckler,
As PRO of the Irish Linux Users' Group http://www.linux.ie, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your team on well balanced and objective articles on Linux in your recent "Computers in Business" supplement. however, I would also like to point out a few minor misgivings with some of the comments in the 'Why Microsoft Wins' article (which, I appreciate, was written by a Microsoft employee).
Firstly, we in the ILUG welcome the mention of 'Open Standards' based
software. Unfortunately some of the standards currently in use are
anything but open, in fact they serve as de-facto standards locking
users to a particular platform and application suite. 'Open Standards'
can only truly be open if they are published and available to all. This
would mean that in twenty years time, applications could be written so
that they would be able to make use of documents written and stored
today. As an example, anyone who has an MS Word 1.0 document stored in
some off site backup, would do well to be able to retrieve any useful
information from it today. Most applications (including the current
generation office suites) have difficulty opening this format, as it is
completely undocumented outside of Microsoft.
To say that "Linux is a kernel and Windows is a platform" is a game of
semantics. The term "Linux" is more frequently used as a shorthand for
the term "Linux distribution", which is a platform. In fact, most Linux
distributions provide some level of compatibility with a number of
platforms including those from Microsoft. Three of the most popular
Linux distribution companies MandrakeSoft, RedHat and SuSE, have a
corporate presence in Ireland. All of these companies produce boxed set
distributions which can be purchased in many computer stores, at prices
comparable to, (or below,) the equivalent Microsoft offering.
The argument on TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is a contentious one. It
seems that every other study finds that product A is cheaper than
product B. One should look at the relationship between the independent
adviser and the sponsor of the study, and ensure that like is compared
with like. There is no panacea, only solutions that fit specific
circumstances. The TCO argument falls short for business by leaving out
such items as "systems effectiveness", "business efficiency", and
"business effectiveness", as defined in this interesting on-line
PRO, Irish Linux Users' Group, http://www.linux.ie
Minister gets reply from OpenIreland
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 21:13, 5 May 2004
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 21:13, 5 May 2004
After the reported comments by Minister Hanafin at the ISA conference a lot of comments have been made in the Irish FOSS arena.
OpenIreland have issued a response through their chair Mel McIntyre.
The letter a PDF can be found here:
OpenIreland Letter To Minister
The Floor Plan for Expo 2004 ICT
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 16:38, 24 April 2004
Find ILUG at Linuxworld the easy way.
Click on one of the links below.
Click here for the small version
Click here for the large version
Timetable for 28th and 29th April
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 10:52, 24 April 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:52, 24 April 2004
ICT EXPO LINUXWORLD 2004 Ireland in the RDS Dublin
Presentation Title: Linux Desktop via Open Source
Presenter : Con Hennessy OpenApp
Presentation Title: The SME Server
Presenter: Chris Kearns, OSS Services, SyberNet Ltd.
Presentation Title: Linux Adoption in Ireland
Presenter: Brian Farrell, SecureLinx
Presentation Title: MandrakeSoft in the workplace
Presenter: Conor B. Buckley MandrakeSoft Ireland
Presenatation Title: Open Source & Social Computing
Presenter: Ciaran McCabe Open App
Presentation Title: Open Source adoption benefits for organisations
Presenter: Tony Kenny Beaumont Hospital
Presentation Title: The role of Open Ireland
Presenter: Mel McIntyre Open Ireland
Presentation Title: The Role of the Irish Linux User Group
Presenter: Paul O'Malley PRO ILUG
The Running Order:
Day 1 28th Aprl 2004
Open Ireland Mini Theatre:
10:30 Day 1 : Con Hennessy
11.00 Day 1 : Chris Kearns
11:30 Day 1 : Conor B. Buckley
12:00 Day 1 : Tony Kenny
12:30 Day 1 : Mel McIntyre
13:00 Day 1 : ILUG
Linuxworld Main Event in the Main Conference Theatre:
Mel McIntyre 14.00 to 14.10 Opening Address
Doc Searls 14.10 to 14.55 Keynote Speech DIY-IT: How Open Source is turning IT into a Do-IT-Yourself marketplace
Barry Flanagan 14.55 to 15.25 The importance of Open Source to Irish Business
Kevin McAteer 15.25 to 15.55 Linux in the Enterprise - A Novell SuSE Perspective
Braun Brelin 15.55 to 16.25 The business issues of migrating to Open
Day 2 29th April 2004
Open Ireland Mini Theatre:
10:30 Day 2 : Ciaran McCabe
11:00 Day 2 : Paul O'Malley PRO ILUG
11:30 Day 2 : Chris Kearns
12:00 Day 2 : Brian Farrell
12:30 Day 2 : Conor B. Buckley
14:00 Day 2 : Tony Kenny
14:30 Day 2 : Mel McIntyre
15.00 Day 2 : Con Hennessy
See the link under breaking news on this page to get your ticket.
As more information becomes available this information will be updated.
ILUG expo2004 Linuxworld Sponsor
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 19:07, 22 April 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 19:07, 22 April 2004
"Novell is pleased to be the main conference sponsor for LinuxWorld Ireland. Novell believes LinuxWorld Ireland to be a key activity in our annual events calendar that enables us to continue to demonstrate our commitment to the Linux community and also an ideal opportunity to communicate the complete stack of Linux offerings we now have including Ximian and SUSE." See you in the RDS.
Complimentary tickets for Expo 2004
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:42, 10 April 2004
Complimentary tickets can be downloaded for ICT Expo 2004. Print them out and present them on the day.
ILUG website accept Open Source project banners
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:49, 9 April 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 15:49, 9 April 2004
The linux.ie webmaster team will accept banners from Open Source projects which will be displayed at the top of each page.
Please take heed of the following details and conditions...
Posted By Ken Guest - 03:17, 7 April 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 03:17, 7 April 2004
Are you satisfied with Linux in work?
Are you a solutions-provider?
Do you provide Linux Training?
We need to hear from you: to build up a library of business cases, a directory of solutions-providers and of trainers.
This is one very small way that you can give back to the Linux community - to help people decide to use Linux in a business context.
Linux ZyXEL 630-11 Modem Setup
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:16, 9 March 2004
Caolan's tutorial on setting up the UTVInternet.ie ZyXEL 630-11 Modem for use under Linux has been formatted and is ready for you to read and use.
Exchanger XML Editor V1.3 Released
Posted By Ken Guest - 11:43, 4 March 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:43, 4 March 2004
Galway based Cladonia Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of the Exchanger XML Editor V1.3.
The Exchanger XML Editor is a Java-based XML Editor that offers a broad spectrum of functionality to help XML Authors, Business Analysts and Software Developers.
Posted By AJ McKee - 15:58, 10 February 2004
Details about EXPO 2004 have just been release to the list. This year will see a slight change in the way ILUG will approach this event. There is a big call for volunteers and ideas this year.
Groklaw analysis of MyDoom
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 00:00, 9 February 2004
A very interesting analysis of the MyDoom worm has been posted on Groklaw
This goes into detail about the misdirection used by the authors of the worm - which unfortunately caused some of the media to report negatively upon the Linux / OSS communities.
Mozilla Sidebar for blogs.linux.ie
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:56, 5 February 2004
You can now add a sidebar to Mozilla which will display the 5 most recently updated blogs on blogs.linux.ie
SCO Suffer at hands of MyDoom
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 10:02, 2 February 2004
The ILUG would like to publicly deplore the attacks upon the website of the SCO group in the last days.
Despite recent press publicity, our community has nothing to gain from these attacks.
Dimonex' MySQL report generator released.
Posted By Ken Guest - 11:18, 30 January 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:18, 30 January 2004
Waterford based Dimonex have MySQL report generator (RG), version 1.21 ready for downloading.
The RG can come as a standalone product or via webmin modules.
The RG has a basic and advanced query builder - giving non SQL
individuals the opportunity to build reports.
Reports can be scheduled to run at different frequencies.
The RG comes with a report reader (separate module) which allows other
users access to read reports.
The query builder has the data structure displayed on screen therefore
you don't need to memorise table and field layouts.
There is unlimited user access.
OpenAccounting: help writing documentation wanted
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:21, 27 January 2004
Edited by Ken Guest - 12:21, 27 January 2004
Sean Bracken, developer of topup.ie has volunteered to write End User documentation for an Open Source Accounting system called OpenAccounting and
is looking for others to assist him.
CD Burners Update
Posted By Ken Guest - 21:50, 26 January 2004
The list of people willing to burn open and or free (libre) software has been updated again.
CDBurners page updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:25, 6 January 2004
The list of people willing to burn open and or free (libre) software has been updated.
Irish Free Software Organisation launched
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:11, 5 January 2004
The Irish Free Software Organisation was launched today.
The goal of the IFSO is to assist the Free Software community of Ireland through sharing of information and coordination of project work.