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DSL 3.1 Screenshot Walkthrough

Damn Small Linux 3.1 has been released: Converted 54 Lua and Lua/Fltk programs to Lua 5.1.1 Fltk 1.1 via MurgaLua interface; Updated SQLite to 3.3.6; made Unionfs the default boot; improved mount tool for 'after boot' pen drive support; updated hard drive install for consistent fstab; New boot option 'dosswapfile' to auto-scan or specify DOS swap file; new boot option 'fuse' to load upon boot the FUSE file system; improved Antiword fonts; added right click to MyDSL Icon for easy UCItool access; changed color escape codes to echo commands; made mydsl boot option consistent with restore boot option; new theme..

Ubuntu CE 2.0 Screenshot Walkthrough

We are excited to announce the release of Ubuntu CE v2.0. Improvements have been made all around, such as faster system boot up times, faster GNOME start up times, improvements to the user interface, a shiny new optimized kernel, GNOME 2.16 and much more.

Novell abandons Hula open source collaboration project

  • Computer Business Review; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on Nov 30, 2006 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
Novell Inc has abandoned the Hula open source collaboration server project it started in February 2005, saying that it could not justify its investment in the project.

PolyServe Joins Red Hat Advanced Software Partner Program

PolyServe Software Solutions Receive Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

''sergeant'' ZABBIX for your Network

Check this tutorial on Sergeant, an OpenSource monitoring software that provides real-time alerts and generates detailed graphs for various events related to network hardware and application servers

Introducing the Novell's Cunning Plan™

So what if Novell had not sold out? If we consider that the Novell executives are not the donkeys some would like to see in order to give way to their own arguments, the scenario of the « Novell's Cunning Plan ™ » comes to mind. What this means is that Novell may perhaps have defined a strategy that would trap Microsoft and let Novell grow its market share of Linux and other software.

Title: Linux Kernel "get_fdb_entries()" Integer Overflow ...

Eugene Teo has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Cool Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail

Gmail works well for me. I use it almost exclusively, even forwarding emails sent to my other addresses to my Google mail account. I like its labeling function and the tightly integrated chat feature that saves each conversation in the mail archives. But recently, I discovered a few Greasemonkey scripts that make Gmail even better.

Novell's Susan Heystee to Oversee Microsoft Pact in Strategic Partner Role

General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances Will Manage Company-wide Implementation of Microsoft Agreement

Multimedia-oriented mobile apps processor runs Linux

3DLabs is sampling a unique mobile applications processor supported initially under Linux 2.6. The DMS-02 combines a pair of ARM9-EJ cores with 24 FPUs (floating-point units). It targets portable digital entertainment, portable navigation, video conferencing, automotive infotainment, video surveillance, and high-end mobile handsets.

SCO No Longer Matters

You may have noticed that I don't cover news about the never-ending SCO vs. IBM, Linux, Novell, et al much anymore. There's a reason for that: SCO doesn't matter anymore.

Why Flash 9 for Linux is taking so long

Adobe skipped a version of Flash for Linux and released stable versions of the Flash 9 player for Windows and Mac OS X long before the beta of Flash 9 to Linux users. Paul Betlem, senior director of engineering for Adobe, explained why the process is taking so long.

FizzBall - A well designed enjoyable game for Linux

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Nov 30, 2006 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
This is a review of a fantastic albeit paid game called FizzBall which has been released for the Linux platform. The game is gorgeously animated and well illustrated and is developed by a professional game developing company. What is worth noting is that professional game developers have started eyeing the Linux platform rather seriously which is good news for all Linux enthusiasts.

Linux: 2.6.19 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.19 Linux kernel, following the previous stable kernel release by two months [story]. "It's one of those rare 'perfect' kernels," Linus joked, "so if it doesn't happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy knowing that it's all your own d*mn fault, and you should just fix your evil ways."

Ubuntu Open Week continues through Saturday

UK-based Canonical Ltd, parent of the popular Ubuntu Linux family, is currently hosting Ubuntu Open Week, which began Monday and continues through Saturday. Open Week consists of a series of free workshops and discussions being held via Internet relay chat (IRC) with Ubuntu developers and managers.

StAX’ing up XML: Streaming API for XML

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Nehrer (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 30, 2006 4:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The Streaming API for XML (StAX) is the latest standard for processing XML in the Java language. As a stream-oriented approach, it often proves a better alternative to other methods, such as DOM and SAX, both in terms of performance and usability. This article provides an overview of StAX and describes its cursor-based API for processing XML.

Alfresco, MySQL and Red Hat Deliver First OSS JSR-170 Benchmark

Alfresco Software Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today announced results for the first open source JSR-170 benchmark. The results were based on a 10 million document repository and validated by 3rd party open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) experts Optaros to assure compliance with pre-determined benchmark rules.

Novell drops its Hula challenger to Microsoft

Novell has abandoned an open source project hyped as challenging Microsoft Outlook and Exchange by becoming the "Apache" of email and collaboration software. The company has pulled full-time engineers off project Hula following lacklustre demand. Engineers are "moving to other roles", according to the Hula mailing list.

From XML to paper with Prince

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose text markup language often used for data storage or passing messages between applications. There are a number of libraries available for processing arbitrary XML within programs, but fewer options to translate XML it into professional printed documents. Here is one way to get from XML to PDF.

WordPerfect to Support Both ODF and Open XML

Corel announces that it will start supporting ODF in WordPerfect as well as Microsoft's Open XML document format in 2007.

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