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HONG KONG, China, Jan. 8, 2007 - At the company's global developer meeting in Hong Kong, db4objects (www.db4o.com), creator of the open source object database db4o, today announced the appointment of German Viscuso as Global Community Host. Viscuso manages the db4o Hispanic community (db4oHUG) and has built it into one of the most active non-English user groups. In his new role, he will manage the interface between the db4objects company and the fast growing open source community of the db4o project, which now has more than 18,000 registered users from 120 countries.
PyCon 2007 is a conference focusing on the Python programming language that will be held February 23-25 2007 in Addison, Texas.
EMI has stopped publishing audio CD's with DRM. It is the last publisher to do so. This means no DRM audio CD's will be released anymore.
[Not FLOSS or Linux related, but definately good news. DRM hits us all, even in FLOSS-land -- Sander]
In this weeks' edition of The Road to KDE 4
, we'll take a look at the up and coming KWord 2.0 as part of the KOffice
project. KWord 1.6.1 is already a powerful KDE-integrated word processor, but with KDE 4 technologies, KWord 2.0 promises to be among the most powerful free word processors available.
A mere 74 days after its release, Fedora Core 6 (Zod) has been downloaded over 1 million times, according to the project's leader. That works out to approximately nine downloads per minute for more than 10 weeks straight.
As you read this, countless programmers worldwide are collaborating to write, refine, and debug open-source software. Open-source pioneer Richard Stallman estimates that a million programmers now contribute to these efforts, in which the original written form of the code--the source--is made freely available for everyone to work on and worry over. Once a fringe phenomenon, the practice has grown into a major force in software development.
The Southern California Linux Expo announces plans to a 'Women In Open Source' Mini-conference. The goals of the conference are to encourage women to use technology and open source and free software, and to explore the obstacles that women face in breaking into the technology industry.
Nokia and Skype to collaborate on mobile Skype experience using the newly designed Nokia N800 Internet Tablet portable device based on Nokia's desktop Linux-based OS.
The creator of the burgeoning 3D virtual world expects it to grow even faster with outside programming help, David Kirkpatrick reports in a Fortune exclusive.
Richard Wirt to Bring Technical and Business Leadership to Leading Virtualization and Automation Software Company
Linux-VServer offers a simple way to run several virtual servers on one piece of physical hardware. While it lacks some of the flexibility of more complex virtualization schemes, it is simple to implement and is capable of excellent performance.
This chapter covers the basics of creating HTML forms and how the form data is transmitted to your PHP script. It introduces several key concepts of real PHP programming, including how to debug and manage errors in your scripts.
Ok, so it's not as exciting as the gaming router we saw earlier, but if you're looking for a home to stash all your pr0n, Linksys debuted its entry-level NAS drive at CES tonight. And, since it's built on a Linux OS like their infamous Linux based router, it'll be hackable, too. The NAS200 can house two 3.5-inch SATA drive bays while two rear USB slots give you further expansion. Meanwhile, a one-touch back up button keeps your digital collections safely stored. It'll go for $179 when it comes out later in Q1 2007.
Coming with the catchphrase “Download, Invoice and Prosper” is a startup company, jBilling, located at http://www.jbilling.com
offers free to download open source billing system. Robust architecture and enterprise features offered by jBilling easily became the choice of businesses of all sizes. Built on Java 2 platform, it ensures security and maximum scalability.
One of the classic quotes to emerge from of the tech industry in recent times has come from Maarten Koster, the newly-appointed president of Novell Asia-Pacific.
Motorola has announced a new mobile phone described as the first Linux-based cellphone to support all of Microsoft's Windows Media technologies. The popularity of Microsoft desktop OSes in the U.S. suggests the MotoRizr Z6 will be the first of Motorola's Linux phones to be distributed here.
A French start-up aiming to create affordable, programmable, autonomous humanoid robots has published several videos of a prototype. In one video, Aldebaran's "Nao" bot waves enthusiastically to the camera, wishing viewers a happy new year and promising to "see you soon," in French-accented English.
Welcome to our issue number 72 of Fedora Weekly News.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 08, 2007 -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced the availability of the LS-P Performance Tuned Supersystem for Metacomp Technologies' CFD++. The LS-P Series of turnkey, production-ready systems delivers industry-leading application throughput and significant reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for leading product design applications. In customer environments LS-P systems demonstrated a 20+ percent reduction in TCO and improved application throughput by up to a factor of 10.
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