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KDE Terminals in Rural South Africa

South African news site Tectonic is reporting how KDE terminals are Giving South African Farmers a Leg-up.

Marcel's Linux Walkabout: Ruling the IRC!

  • InformIT; By Marcel Gagne (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 25, 2005 10:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In today's Walkabout, Marcel Gagne shows you how to set up and run your own IRC server.

LynuxWorks Tackles Embedded Migration

  • Internet News; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 25, 2005 10:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Embedded Linux play LynuxWorks is tackling migration with a new partnership announced this week with embedded software solutions provider MapuSoft. LynuxWorks will use MapuSoft's OS Changer and OS Abstractor applications to help embedded developers port code from proprietary embedded operating systems to Linux.

Desktop Linux for small business

Is your business ready to take the open source plunge? We test five leading desktop Linux distributions and come up with one winner.

Format comparison between ODF and MS XML

  • Groklaw; By Alex Hudson, J. David Eisenberg, Bruce D'Arcus and Daniel Carrera (Posted by bstadil on Nov 25, 2005 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
There has been a lot of attention to the legal encumbrances in Microsoft's new MS XML format. In this article we'll look at the technical side, and try to show you how the design of these formats affect interoperability. After all, that is the purpose of open standards.

Comment of the Day - November 25, 2005 - Places to buy Linux Computers

  • LXer.com -Article; By cyber_rigger (Posted by tadelste on Nov 25, 2005 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
cyber_rigger writes: "Here is my collection of links for Linux and no-OS."

Related to:
Linux Desktops will get killed by Microsoft this Christmas

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India's Canara Bank Opts for Linux, Selects Red Hat for Nationwide ...

  • SYS-CON Media; By LinuxWorld News Desk (Posted by tadelste on Nov 25, 2005 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Canara Bank, one of the largest banks in India has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as its platform of choice to automate more than 1,000 branches across the country. The project marks the largest roll out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the Indian BFSI vertical so far.

Betrays Microsoft? Intel starts the strength pushes Linux

Some website ever emitted one documents in this month early time very has the possibility is the Intel interior memorandum, the above mentions said this company hopes sold massive Linux PC in the Chinese village.

As the impetus plan one part, Intel also will launch one time of large-scale advertisement offensive in China, will include spurts on the street wall spreads Intel and the Linux symbol and the advertisement language, as well as will set out " the Intel bus " to increase the Intel well-knownness famously. [Ed: We're getting a lot of visitors from China over this story. Thought you might like to see the English translation from Google. Below is the original web page. -tadelste]

http://news.csdn.net/news/newstopic/29/29877.shtml

Helios Returns Fire From Windows User

  • www.lobby4linux.com; By helios (Posted by helios on Nov 25, 2005 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Helios received a belligerent letter from a reader asking why he bothered to promote the use of Linux. Helios calmly answers.

The perfect new machine setup

wjl explains - for beginners to intermediates - how he could prevent disaster using just Open Source and nothing else.

Red Hat-backed Fedora begins testing Core 5

Red Hat Inc's sponsored Fedora Linux community project has released the first test version of Fedora Core 5, giving Linux experts a first look at some of the technologies that will eventually find their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

XGI Targets OSS Drivers - 3d oss driver for Xmas

[Ed: if will be true i will vote with my xmas pocket , lookout nvidia, ati] "As we celebrate this Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, there is an additional place in our hearts for the talented folks over at XGI Technology. Unlike XGI's earlier attempt at opening up their 2D FBDev source-code to the general public, which hadn't gained much support due to the lack of 3D code, they have begun to take a new position on their software. As many OSS enthusiasts could have only dreamed about, by as early as next month XGI is targeting at possibly releasing their complete source-code for the Volari 8300 to the open-source community. Read more in this Phoronix exclusive."

How to Repair a Corrupt MBR and boot into Linux

This article pursues how to repair a Master Boot Record which has been overwritten by windows so that you can boot into linux. It lists steps to take so that you can get your GRUB or LILO boot loader back on MBR without pursuing a re-installation of Linux.

Venture capitalists at Partech win big offshore - an interview

These days, venture capitalists are increasingly looking outside the United States for promising investments. This year, investors scored big returns on non-U.S. companies such as China’s Baidu, an Internet search engine that went public, and Europe’s VoIP pioneer Skype, which was acquired by eBay (see Baidu Soars, Perhaps Too High and eBay Acquires Skype).

Linux can solve desktop management woes

A recent survey by IMRB for Network Magazine’s Infrastructure Strategies 2005 found that many enterprises have already made considerable investments in open source. Linux is widely used for messaging and databases, to name just two applications. According to the survey, almost 39 percent of the enterprises that participated had their servers on Linux.

At Technology Senate 2005, under the Effective Desktop Management Strategy track, Novell promoted an alternative to Microsoft for desktop management that could possibly help in reducing the desktop investment part of the IT budget of an organisation.

Henry's Damn Small Review

  • Henry the Adequate; By Ben Hay (Posted by nebyah on Nov 25, 2005 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhero. Now that I am also a computer expert it is only right that I share my experience with those less fortunate, who do not have access to the powers of my enormous brain. To that end I present my first distro review...

MIT's $100 laptop to run Redhat

It's lean, it's green, and it's an open source machine. The $100 laptop designed by MIT and the One Laptop Per Child association, previewed at the WSIS conference in Tunisia last week, will be using a Redhat Linux variant as its operating system, saying no thanks to Apple's offer of OS-X.

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RubyForge surpasses 1,000 hosted projects

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 25, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
RubyForge, the hosting repository for open source applications written using the object-oriented programming language Ruby, added its thousandth project last week. The language has exploded in popularity in the year since the release of the Ruby on Rails (RoR) framework.

PCLinuxOS 0.92 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir.com (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 25, 2005 9:59 AM EDT)
DistroWatch reports - PCLinuxOS 0.92 has been released: On behalf of the PCLinuxOS engineering team, I'm happy to announce that PCLinuxOS 0.92 is now available for download. PCLinuxOS 0.92 features an updated 2.6.12 kernel, hotplug has been moved to udev to provide faster boot times. The fabulous KDE has been updated to version 3.4.3. KOffice replaces OpenOffice.org on the live CD. OpenOffice.org 2.0 can be installed after a hard drive install. X.Org has been updated to X.Org cvs. Approximately 400 package updates brings PCLinuxOS 0.92 up to date with the latest open source applications.

OSDir has some sweet shots of PCLinuxOS 0.92.

Linux Desktops will get killed by Microsoft this Christmas

  • Lxer Day Desk; By Tom Adelstein, Editor in Chief (Posted by tadelste on Nov 25, 2005 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
LXer Day Desk: 11-25-2005

If you want a desktop or laptop and you want to move to Linux then you're cooked. You have very few options and retailers have used low-cost Linux systems to bait and switch users. So, why don't the major Intel vendors offer Linux? Short answer: Microsoft. The old monopolist still commands and makes demands on its OEM vendors.

What's worse? Unsuspecting PC buyers will be faced with the need to upgrade to Vista in the near future. So, that bargain PC from Dell will probably keep on costing you money. Do alternatives exist? We like to think so.

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