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  • Tips and Tricks Part I (Jul 28, 2008, 22:00)
    LinuxPlanet: "Professional Template Pack I and II by Sun Microsystems are just two of the many add-ons or extensions you can download from the Extensions site. You may also want to use the Calendar Template extension to create calendars."

  • More on Contingency Plans (Jul 28, 2008, 20:30)
    Linux Journal: "In Information Technology, in most cases, if there is a system failure, someone will not die (yes, yes, those of you who work in health care have a completely different level of requirements) but that does not mean that we should not make sure that our plans do not take into account that there is risk in everything we do, more so if we are managing systems responsible for running other systems."

  • Website for the KDE Utilities Launched (Jul 28, 2008, 17:30)
    KDE Dot News: "The family of KDE websites has got a new member, the site for the fine utilities applications from the module kdeutils. Despite being one of the first modules, kdeutils has always been without its own website. No longer. At you can now find a lot of information about the KDE Utilities."

  • My Sunday Afternoon -- Fun with VMWare ESX 3i (Jul 28, 2008, 17:00)
    Tech Broiler: "Given the pace of technology reporting, I knew that I had to get it running on my test equipment right away...What I didn’t realize, however, what a pain in the neck it was going to be getting it to run on commodity PC and Server hardware."

  • Customer Demand Adds Linux to Industrial Computer Line (Jul 28, 2008, 16:00) "The Everest model is an all-in-one industrial computer deployed into harsh environments containing extremes of temperature, vibration, shock, or moisture. The most common installations are on forklifts, dock doors, manufacturing floors, and construction vehicles."

  • Windows XO: A Detailed Microsoft XP Video Dissection (Jul 28, 2008, 15:30)
    One Laptop Per Child News: "Did you watch it closely, while taking copious notes about XP on the XO performance? Well, I'm enough of a geek that I did. And the results are not pretty."

  • Face off Part Two: Windows vs Linux Real World RAM and Disk Tests (Jul 28, 2008, 14:30)
    IT Wire: "Last week I put Windows Vista Ultimate and Fedora Linux 9 to a test. The article hit the front page of Digg but received a lot of criticism by those disappointed with the performance of Internet Explorer. So, let's dig deeper and use Firefox to see if Internet Explorer's memory footprint is actually a Windows Vista "feature" or not. It's time for the ultimate smackdown: Internet Explorer vs Firefox on Vista."

  • OS Commerce Watch: New Magento 1.1 Released (Jul 28, 2008, 12:30)
    E-Commerce Guide: "Those Magento boys and girls are at it again, kicking butt and taking names by releasing a brand-new, expanded 1.1 release of their already feature-rich open source e-commerce program. The company claims to already be the fastest growing e-commerce platform on the market – and not just open source e-commerce — with over 400,000 production downloads in only 16 weeks."

  • Open Enterprise Interview: Doug Moran, Vice President of Community, Pentaho (Jul 28, 2008, 12:00)
    Computerworld: "For most areas of enterprise open source, there is one clear leader. The business intelligence (BI) space is unusual in that there are two strong players: JasperSoft and Pentaho. Here Doug Moran, one of Pentaho's founders, offers a fascinating description of how the company was created..."
    Link fixed -- ed.