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  Highly expandable PVR/media center runs Linux
LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 4:44 PM)
[Story Type: News Story]
Interact-TV has launched a new convergent media player / PVR (personal video recorder), and has upgraded its Linux-based OS's application stack. The Telly MC1200 supports up to three internal hard drives, and runs Telly 3.0 software, also available as a free upgrade to owners of older Telly models. Learn more about the newest, more expandable member of the Telly family of convergent media products in our complete Device Profile.

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  Linux kernel 2.6.8 released
Mailing list; By Linux Kernel Distribution System (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 1:00 PM)
[Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Kernel]
Linux kernel version 2.6.8 has been released.

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  Two Weeks of Linux (part 2): LinuxWorld
Onlamp (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 12:19 PM)
[Story Type: News Story]
Last week I spent two different days at LinuxWorld down at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is a much different conference in feel and scope than OSCON. LinuxWorld is a business conference and trade show. It's all about companies who "get" Linux and want you to buy their products and services.

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  Security pro: Windows easier to 'own'
CNET News.com; By Robert Lemos (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 11:32 AM)
[Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story]
Microsoft has been waiting for security researchers to say that its Windows operating system has a lower total cost of ownership. One finally has, but that's not good news.

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  MoviX2 0.3.1rc2 slideshow
LinuxBeta.com; By Chris Haney (Posted by linuxbeta on Aug 14, 2004 10:48 AM)
[Reviews: ]
See how the new MoviX2 0.3.1rc2 micro live CD handles Lord of the Rings.

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  PHP 5.0.1 Released!
Mailing list; By Andi Gutmans <andi@zend.com> (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 9:44 AM)
[Story Type: Announcements; Groups: PHP]
The PHP Development Team is glad to announce the release of PHP 5.0.1.

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  California urged to use open source, VoIP
ZDNet.com (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 9:13 AM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat]
The Governator may terminate California's reliance on proprietary software and traditional telephone systems, if a recently published state report is heeded.

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  Linux: Rebel with a clue
InfoWorld: Platforms; By Oliver Rist (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 8:28 AM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft]
Score: (2 votes; 50/50)
InfoWorld's 'Microsoft guy' discovers that Linux has a home in a Windows-based shop

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  A Big Fly in the Open-Source Soup
BusinessWeek; By Stephen H. Wildstrom (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 8:26 AM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU]
Score: (3 votes; 100% negative)
Linux is burdened with too much intellectual-property uncertainty for many companies to embrace and develop it further

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  Why buy Linux storage from a single vendor?
Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 14, 2004 8:25 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
Open-source Linux has achieved great popularity with the high-performance computing community and is making major inroads as a server platform at commercial sites, as well.

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  Linux Desktop: Virtual desktops
Linux.com: (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 2:24 PM)
[Story Type: News Story]
You're a busy professional, right? And all day you have to work with multiple applications at once. A Web browser for doing research, an email client for keeping in constant contact with colleagues, an office suite, a graphics program, and the list goes on. All of these applications take up valuable desktop space. Since you are now familiar with managing desktop application windows, things couldn't get any easier right? Wrong! The Linux desktop offers an added feature called virtual desktops to ease your multitasking woes. Let's take a closer look.

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  IBM Says It Plans to Hire Nearly 19,000 (AP)
Yahoo! News - Linux/Open Source (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 12:04 PM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM]
Score: (2 votes; 100% positive)
AP - IBM Corp. raised its estimate Thursday for the number of people it expects to hire in 2004 to 18,800, up from an earlier forecast of 15,000, citing strong growth in key business areas such as consulting, grid computing and Linux.

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  Europe Back on the Linux Client Track
eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 11:05 AM)
[Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story]
Despite the continuing patent issues and new lower pricing moves from Microsoft, several E.U. municipalities, such as Vienna, are planning on moving client desktops to Linux and open-source software.

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  What exactly are Microsoft's plans for Linux on Windows?
NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 10:22 AM)
[Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: Interview]
Score: (4 votes; 100% negative)
A Linux developer -- he prefers to remain anonymous -- has told NewsForge he was recently contacted by Microsoft and invited to a job interview. He accepted, and during the interview he asked the obvious question: Why was Microsoft interested in hiring someone with strong Linux skills? The reply was that Microsoft is working on an emulator that will allow Windows users to run Unix.

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  Securing PHP
Linux.com: (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 10:15 AM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP]
Score: (1 vote; 100% positive)
PHP is a popular scripting language used to create dynamic Web sites on millions of servers worldwide. Serving dynamic pages means giving users access to commands, files, and network connections on the server, opening up many potential security risks. We can reduce these risks significantly by correctly configuring the server, but programmers should also be responsible for making sure their scripts are secure.

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  Linux seller trims IPO price--again
CNET News.com; By David Becker (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 9:38 AM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: Lindows]
Charismatic Linux seller Lindows has trimmed its planned stock price for the second time in two weeks, meaning that the company's market debut could generate less than half the payout originally anticipated.

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  What's to come in the (Linux) software market?
NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 8:43 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco last week featured many interesting announcements. However, the show was at least as noteworthy for its implications as for its actual news announcements.

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  New OSDL Office Gives Linux Face Time in China
NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 6:54 AM)
[Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story]
Few doubt the strength, potential and sheer size of the Chinese market for Linux and other open source software, yet the Asian nation that is promoting Linux at the institutional level and just beginning to rise in terms of personal computing remains elusive to much of the rest of the business world.

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  Linux in Government: LAMP Solution for the"9/11 Commission Report" Recommendation
Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 13, 2004 6:54 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
Linux and open-source software has immediate solutions for the war on terror.

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  Linux laptops reemerge
Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 2:17 PM)
[Groups: Kernel; Story Type: News Story]
While the usual server news was plentiful at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco last week, a few announcements were made of new laptops that let users get personal with the Linux kernel.

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  The Role of Mozilla Europe
mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 2:05 PM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla]
Axel Hecht has written a weblog post explaining what exactly Mozilla Europe does. The non-profit Mozilla Europe group launched earlier this year.

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  Reports: Open-source software alliance formed in China
InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 1:49 PM)
[Groups: IBM, Intel, Novell; Story Type: News Story]
A number of Chinese software companies have joined forces with overseas vendors such as IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp, and Novell Inc. to form the China Open Source Software Promotion Alliance, China's first open-source software organization, several Chinese media reported Wednesday.

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  OSDL expands to China
DesktopLinux.com (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 12:18 PM)
[Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL]
Recognizing China as one of the "fastest-growing markets in the world," the Open Source Development Lab (ODSL) announced today that it is establishing a local office in Beijing. According to the Linux advocacy group, Chinese IT research firm CCID Consulting estimates that the Linux server software market in China will explode at a compound annual growth rate of 49.3 percent over the next five years.

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  Warez spammers discover Linux
NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 10:36 AM)
[Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story]
Score: (2 votes; 100% negative)
We Linux users have probably gotten a collective total of at least 32 trillion pieces of spam email trying to sell us Windows warez. But until now, we were always frozen out of these bargains. Unless we ran CrossOver Office, what did we need with a pirated copy of Photoshop or Microsoft Office? (Not only that, most of us use free, open source alternatives anyway.) But now we have arrived. There is finally enough commercial software for Linux that the pirates and warez spammers want our business, too.

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  SimplyMEPIS 2004 Release Candidate 4 slideshow
LinuxBeta.com; By Chris Haney (Posted by linuxbeta on Aug 12, 2004 10:33 AM)
[Story Type: Reviews]
Score: (1 vote; 100% positive)
With the SimplyMEPIS 2004 RC4 release on August 10, 2004 the wait is almost over. Have a quick look at what MEPIS has in store for us in this slideshow.

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  Device Profile: Snom 220 enterprise VoIP phone
LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 10:28 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
Snom has released a Linux-based VoIP phone for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The "high-end affordable" Snom 220 offers international language support, including Asian languages, and many advanced features such as 16-bit audio, call waiting indication, call intrusion, call divert, call park, call pick-up, music-on-hold, and more.

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  Open source and Web services: A match made in heaven
Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 10:05 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
One of the defining characteristics of Unix is modularity - the operating system shell provides a set of small and flexible utilities (such as grep, sed and awk) that can be “glued” together to perform more complex tasks.

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  Linux certification
Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 9:59 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
Jobs site dice.com recently reported that demand for Linux professionals is growing. In July, the site had 2,243 listings requesting Linux skills, a 190% increase since June 2003. If your company is eager to exploit the benefits of the open-source operating system, certification is one way to make sure your workers have the skills they need.

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  Panasas and SpectSoft make a Linux splash at SIGGRAPH
NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 9:28 AM)
[Story Type: News Story]
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- SpectSoft, creator of open-source Linux high-end digital disk drive recorder (DDR) software, and Panasas, maker of Linux cluster file servers, joined forces at the 31st annual SIGGRAPH conference this week to demonstrate high-performance Linux systems for the digital video and effects industries. This is Panasas's first demonstration of a system for this application, while SpectSoft, a California-based start-up, announced version 1.2 of their application, RaveHD for Linux, with an enhanced user interface.

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  Waldo Bastian on Kiosk and the Linux desktop
KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Aug 12, 2004 9:16 AM)
[Story Type: Interview]
For the third interview in our series previewing aKademy we approached Waldo Bastian, whose most recent major project has been the Kiosk framework. Tom Chance and Fabrice Mous talked to him about Kiosk, the new Kiosk Admin Tool, Linux on the corporate desktop and what we can expect from his talk at aKademy. Don't miss the previous interviews with Matthias Ettrich and Nils Magnus.

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