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Opensource Bandwidth, Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

Opensource Bandwidth,Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

Extending Thunderbird's wings

All the focus these days seems to be on Firefox but what about Thunderbird, the equally cool email client? Like Firefox, Thunderbird has an unrivaled collection of extensions that do just about everything imaginable. Richard Frank lists some of his favourite Thunderbird add-ons.

InDesign in Easy Steps

If you're not a full-time desktop publishing expert then an application such as InDesign from Adobe is likely to look a little like weird science. InDesign is a intimdating programme for many but very possibly the best tool for doing great news layouts. This book strip away some of the mystery and gets new users going with this application.

Free Software Directory Nears 5000 Entries

  • LinuxElectrons; By Tommy (Posted by dcparris on Aug 23, 2006 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Boston – The Free Software Foundation has announced details of a contest to celebrate the milestone of reaching 5000 free software packages listed in the Free Software Directory.

Red Hat Gets Its New President

Red Hat India has recently appointed its new President and Managing Director, Nandu Pradhan who succeeds Javed Tapia, and will serve as a Director on the board of Red Hat India.

The ongoing MythTV saga continues

I have good news, bad news, and worse news. The good news is that I managed to get MythTV working well enough that it now plays standard definition channels better than the cable box alone, even though it's getting its signal from the cable output of the cable box. I get this benefit because MythTV allows me to tweak various parameters that you can't change on the cable box.The bad news is that high definition channels still look worse through MythTV than they do if I watch then directly from the cable box. I don't expect to solve this problem.

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LXer Feature: 23-Aug-2006

Grepping for businesses that focus solely, or even mostly, on FOSS is prooving to be quite a challenge. Open Sense Solutions is a Greenbay, Wisconsin-based provider of GNU/Linux desktop solutions. Their Groovix public access system is not only popular, but libre too. Michael Pardee was kind enough to answer the questions Don Parris threw at him.

OLPC confirms field tests, other deets

A spokesperson for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project on Aug. 22 confirmed to a report that 500 field tests of its low-cost, portable, Linux-powered computers will begin in September, with working devices set to begin rolling off the production line in November.

Puppy Linux celebrates its success

The Puppy Linux team has organized a "Media Fiesta" to recognize innovations within the mini distribution. The interactive, web-based confab is intended to bring professional Linux developers, intermediate-to-high ability users, and newbies together to share information and tips for using the distro and developing new applications.

Integrator Goes Back To School With Linux Desktops

Hargadon Computer will get a lot busier in about three weeks, after kids are back in school and teachers and school administrators realize they need to do something with their outdated classroom PCs.

Linux-based wrist PC goes to military expo

Eurotech's U.S. arm, Parvus, will demonstrate the multinational company's innovative wrist-worn PC at a military electronics conference Aug. 22-24 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The Zypad WL 1000 runs Linux or Windows CE, and features hands-free operation, wireless networking, GPS tracking, and patent-pending power management technology.

Mobile Linux at heart of Japanese handset venture

Linux-based mobile phones could be a focus for a $100m collaboration between handset and chipset suppliers. NEC, Matsushita and Texas Instruments (TI) have invested $103m in a new company called Adcore-Tech to design and license hardware and software technology for next generation (3G/3.5G) handsets.

Sony Mylo Built On Qtopia Linux

Sony introduced mylo, "my life online," a couple of weeks ago. The new handheld is a Wi-Fi-based personal communicator that looks vaguely like Sony's Play Station Portable but is designed for messaging instead of gaming.

Net stack vendor picks embedded Linux partner

Net stack vendor LVL7 will base its flagship "Fastpath" products on Wind River Linux. Starting with version 4.5, expected Q2, 2007, LVL7's Fastpath stack will be optimized for Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition (PNE LE), the company says.

IBM to Use QuickTransit to Emulate X86 Linux on Power Servers

As part of a bevy of Linux and open source announcements that IBM announced last week at LinuxWorld, the company said that it had partnered with Transitive to license its QuickTransit software emulation technology. With the license, IBM plans to allow Linux binaries compiled for X86 and X64 platforms to run unmodified on its Power-based pSeries and OpenPower servers.

No English Allowed

Last week saw a bunch of rather heated comments on one of our marketing lists ( The topic had drifted off from setting up local NPOs to handle marketing funds to the creating of an English Native-Lang project for . I replied, as it was expected, that there would be no english Native-Lang project, at least in a foreseeable future. I wanted to explain the reasons behind such an answer here..

Podcast: Up Close and Personal with Tim Berners-Lee

Listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest minds of this century and Originator of the Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium talks about how far we've come, and about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

It's Been an Open Source Kind of Summer

  • TechNewsWorld; By Michael Castelluccio (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 22, 2006 11:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Under the peaceful skies in Mountain View, Calif., Google has released an alpha version of a Web OS called YouOS. The team that created it is from M.I.T., and Wikipedia describes YouOS as "an experimental 'Web operating system' produced by WebShaka that replicates the desktop environment of a modern operating system on a Web page, using Javascript to communicate with the remote server."

NEC's Fault Tolerant Extensions Go Mainstream in Linux

Server marker NEC announced at LinuxWorld last week that it has worked with the Linux community to get the hooks its fault tolerant servers require to operate into the Linux kernel. Red Hat will be the first vendor to officially support these hooks, and will do so in its new Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 Update 4.

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