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The OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group has published a detailed, lengthy "state of the desktop" report that chronicles a truly surprising number of significant developments during 2006. The scholarly work was based in part on 2,600 responses to the OSDL's 2006 Linux Client Survey.
Legal concerns over open source intellectual property might have waned in recent years, but compliance software vendor Palamida Inc insists it is looking at a bright future given the growing use of open source software.
Guadalinex is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux and developed by the government of Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía) in Spain. Screenshots of Guadalinex 4 Beta 3 are available at LinuxQuestions.org
Want to view a desktop remotely, with more convenience than proprietary solutions and security advantages over ssh tunnelling? SSL provides a novel mechanism for convenient, secure access of remote desktops with VNC
and standard Web browsers.
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When PHP developer Zend Technologies Ltd announced the appointment of Harold Goldberg as its new CEO, it was arguably a case of a tech startup getting its first adult sales and marketing person at the helm. But one week into the job, Goldberg admits he is still in learning mode.
Six of the world's largest telecommunications companies have officially launched a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a common mobile Linux software platform. Founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone, the LiMo Foundation is inviting membership and participation from application and middleware developers.
The first release candidate for the upcoming MCNLive VirtualCity edition is out. What's new? The virtualization software VirtualBox OSE is pre-installed. Create new virtual disk images on a hard disk, run existing images stored on your hard disk. Requirements: enough RAM. Please give us some feedback, test and report bugs, either on Mandrivaclub.nl or via email. A bunch of packages have been updated from the official Mandriva 2007 update mirrors, including the kernel. Opera updated to version 9.10. - DistroWatch
Screenshots of MCNLive VirtualCity RC are available at LinuxQuestions.org
Save time and Expense with the CIM Provider Certification Tool
, facilitating procurement of certified products from global vendors, and the development of CIM-based applications for storage device management. This tool is written in Java and runs on Windows and Linux.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is going to review the patent held by e-learning software maker Blackboard Inc., in the wake of a challenge by a group advocating open source software. The USPTO responded Thursday to a November 2005 request from the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) for the review on behalf of three open source educational software projects. In granting the review, the Patent Office found that prior art cited in SFLC's request raises "a substantial new question of patentability" regarding all 44 claims of Blackboard's patent.
[I used blackboard at ASU and its EULA was several pages long then, but patenting Teacher-to Students communication? That's over the top. - Scott]
While the eyes of the IT world have spent years squinting to see Microsoft's slowly unfolding vistas, the companies and individuals that drive open source have been steadily building a case for broader adoption of Linux-based operating systems.
Call it Red Hat's forward spin velocity regarding Linux management tools. With competition such as Oracle offering full Red Hat support on their own products, Red Hat is now expanding and improving its Linux management footprint. The leading Linux distributor told internetnews.com that it is rolling out online monitoring tool this year Red Hat customers.
Mustang Linux, a fork of Buffalo Linux and a newcomer to the "mini" Linux distribution field, achieved a v2.3.1 release earlier this month. The lightweight distro, which can run entirely from RAM, is based on a 2.6.16 kernel and offers a choice of desktops, the project team said.
Discover how to use shell programming to modify the AIX System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to develop, test, and install extensions safely.
The KDE project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.6, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. Significant features include additional support for Compiz as a window manager with Kicker, session management for browser tabs in Akregator, templating for KMail messages, faster frame rates with video chat in Kopete and new summary menus for Kontact making it easier to work with your appointments and to-dos.
At the 2006 China Linux User Convention, held in Beijing on December 21, Chinese Linux users, producers, press, and analysts discussed recent developments in China's Linux and open source industry.
The K12 Linux Terminal Server Project (K12LTSP) is a thin client distribution designed for use in schools. Recently, I was invited by Robert Arkiletian, a K12LTSP contributor, to see the software in action in his computer lab at Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver, Canada. We talked about the system requirements for a K12LTSP installation, investigated the available software, and discussed the success of Arkiletian's own lab, which has saved his school thousands of dollars in hardware costs.
In this multi-part series, DesktopLinux.com columnist and operating system curmudgeon Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols pits Microsoft's latest wares -- Vista -- against Linux's fair haired boy -- Ubuntu -- to see how the pinnacle of commercial desktop operating systems stacks up against the free, community developed-Linux upstart.
Following on from the well received article
on consumer video editing on linux, linux howtos has another useful article
giving an overview of the state of dvd authoring software available on the linux platform. Given the ubiquity of dvd burners on desktops and laptops, the ability to author a nice looking dvd menu is becoming more important.
When Microsoft and Novell announced that they would work together, Linux enthusiasts were shocked. How has the agreement affected the open-source community, and can it recover?
This article shows how to create and play back custom sound files based on the content of incoming e-mail messages. SoX -- the Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs -- and simple keyword matching will be used to create custom sound files played back upon receipt of e-mail to give you a heads-up on the who, what, and why of your
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