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Marketing SIG - Next meeting
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 13:55, 16 September 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 13:55, 16 September 2002
[Updated] The next meeting of the Marketing SIG will take place at an as-yet undecided location on the evening of Wednesday the 25th of September ... more details on the marketing mailing list.
UnitedLinux readies first public showing
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:11, 14 September 2002
UnitedLinux said on Wednesday that it would release a preview version of its business-oriented Linux distribution to the public in the last week of September, the first chance most potential customers will have to evaluate the results of the combined effort.
Nomiations for FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:07, 14 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 17:07, 14 September 2002
The FSF and the GNU project request nominations for the 2002 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software. We want to give this award to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of Free Software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom.
Linux server worm exploits known flaw
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:54, 14 September 2002
A worm spreading among Linux servers late Friday takes advantage of a flaw discovered more than a month ago in a program designed to strengthen the privacy of Internet communications.
The state of enterprise Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:27, 9 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 10:27, 9 September 2002
Through 2007, the Linux market will surpass $9 billion in revenue, approaching 18 percent of total shipped revenues on an initial acquisition basis. Linux sales will tend toward high-volume, low-priced commodity platform shipments, as opposed to heavily configured systems of symmetric multiprocessing systems.
Balancing Linux and Microsoft
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:26, 9 September 2002
For nearly two years, Bruce Perens was a senior strategist for open-source software at Hewlett-Packard — an evangelist and rabble-rouser on behalf of a computing counterculture that is increasingly moving into the mainstream. Part of the job description, he was told, was to "challenge H.P. management."
Xbox Linux project releases SuSE 8.0 howto
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:25, 9 September 2002
The Xbox Linux Project has now produced a tutorial on installing SuSE 8.0 on an Xbox, and from the look of it, although getting SuSE running is something of a triumph, the Project still has a way to go before it can be said to have turned the Xbox into a cheap, low-hassle Linux client.
Linux & Main Interviews KDE & Gnome Release Managers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:45, 4 September 2002
The release managers of two projects, at least one of which is used by most Linux desktop users, were kind enough to endure an email interview by Linux and Main. They are KDE's Dirk Mueller and GNOME's Jeff Waugh. They are different personalities from different parts of the planet. Their answers are remarkable more for their similarities than for their differences.
Sun may play greater Open Source role
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:42, 4 September 2002
Its new role as a Linux evangelist could see Sun Microsystems Inc release features found in enterprise-level operating system servers to the open source community. A senior executive at Palo Alto, California-based Sun last week didn't rule-out the company's possible donation of high-end technologies to the open source community.
Natural Open Source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:51, 3 September 2002
The automated sequencing machine changed everything. Before it came along, the hackneyed image of the biologist in a white lab coat staring intently through a microscope with caged rats scurrying in the background was not so far from the truth.