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Installing The IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 Office Suite On Ubuntu 7.04

  • HowtoForge; By Oliver Meyer (Posted by falko on Sep 25, 2007 2:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This document describes how to set up IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 on Ubuntu 7.04. IBM Lotus Symphony is an office-suite that is based on OpenOffice.org (a fork of v1.x) and ported to Lotus Expeditor (IBM's enhancement of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform). It contains programs for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation.

NERO game evolves to version 2.0

Last year, we reviewed Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (NERO), a unique game in which players train forces of autonomous bots, then pit those forces against each other in hands-off, artificial intelligence (AI)-only competitions. NERO spawned a new major release a few weeks ago, and like its eponymous operatives, it has learned some new moves over time. NERO is developed at the Neural Networks Research Group of the University of Texas at Austin's Computer Science department, both as a class project and for ongoing research into machine learning.

2.6.23-rc8,"Getting Close"

"Ok, I think I'm getting close to releasing a real 2.6.23," began Linus Torvalds in hisrelease announcement for the eighth release candidate of the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel."Things seem to have calmed down, and I think Thomas Gleixner may have found the suspend/resume regression that has dogged us for a while, so I'm feeling happy about things." Linus continued:"Of course, me feeling happy is usually immediately followed by some nasty person finding new problems, but I'll just ignore that and enjoy the feeling anyway, however fleeting it may be."The shortlog really is pretty short, and I'm appending the diffstat at the end too in case anybody cares, but basically it's just a number of fairly small but real fixes, with some support for a few new chips to the sky2 network driver.."read more |rsync.net - Offsite Unix Backups

Why I Haven't Reviewed Puppy Linux

Every time I write a review I get comments and e-mails asking me to review Puppy Linux. Puppy has lots of people who really seem to love and zealously support the distro. I invariably download a copy (most recently 2.17) and try and run it. I invariably give up on it very quickly.

OLPC "Give 1, Get 1" promo starts Nov. 12 in the U.S.

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 24, 2007 8:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OLPC
One Laptop Per Child's "XO" device -- commonly referred to as the $100 Linux laptop -- will be offered as part of a "Give 1, Get 1" promotional program in the U.S. and Canada beginning Nov. 12, the organization's director of software said Sept. 24.

Red Hat plots re-org to deal with JBoss woes

Red Hat is suffering from JBoss reflux, according to a pair of prominent open source software watchers. Credit Suisse analyst Jason Maynard has issued a fresh report in which he downgrades Red Hat to "neutral" from "outperform" due to what he sees as organizational struggles. The analyst once thought Red Hat's digestion of JBoss would result in a strong sales increase. Instead, Red Hat faces serious challenges learning how to be more than a one-trick Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) pony.

KernelTrap Mailing List Archives

KernelTrap now provides a useful interface for reading numerous kernel-relatedmailing lists. At this time, we are actively archiving multpleLinux,OpenBSD,DragonFlyBSD,FreeBSD, andNetBSD mailing lists. In addition to providing a simple online browsing interface, we also provide multiple RSS feeds for each of our archived mailing lists.read more |Linux ThinkPads for Scientists

PRISM Coalition lobbies against open access

Forces are mashaling to oppose the open access movement, the open source-inspired movement to make academic research publicly available online. The American Association of Publishers (AAP) recently announced the creation of the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (PRISM), an apparent lobby group organized to resist efforts to compel academic publishers to make publicly funded research generally available. PRISM's methods appear eerily similar to those used to oppose legislation to make public documents available in an open format, as well as the actions against free downloads by such organizations as the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Looking for Algae--the Next Voyage

The Brazilian winter was almost over, and while the mild winters in Florianopolis allowed me to work on the Agape, the coming of spring meant that it was time to set sail for new adventures.Grayson, the youngest of the Pollywogs, showed up early in the morning at the dock, as I got ready to sail."What are you doing?", he asked."I am getting ready to study algae", I answered."Algae!", he exclaimed,"why are you looking for that?"

Tips and tricks: How can I use webalizer to process the logs of multiple virtual hosts?

There are many ways to process multiple virtual hosts on the same machine. One easy way is to setup different webalizer configuration files with different HostName parameters.

Review: Ubuntu Popularity: Blessing or Curse?

For an increasing number of people, Ubuntuis GNU/Linux. Yet, looking at the pre-releases of Gutsy Gibbon, Ubuntu 7.10, I found myself becoming disturbed by the degree to which this popularity has translated into uncritical acceptance.

Gmail Manager extension lets you manage multiple accounts

Nowadays, many people maintain separate email accounts for work, for family and friends, to post into forums, and so on. I use several Gmail accounts, and I find it a challenge to read all those accounts without having to set up a POP client or disconnecting and connecting to the Gmail Web site with a browser over and over again. Gmail Manager is an OS-independent Firefox extension that can help anyone with that problem. With it, you can manage multiple accounts and be notified as soon as you receive a new message in any of them.

Coming soon: automatic Linux driver upgrades

  • Linux-Watch; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by SamShazaam on Sep 24, 2007 12:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux users want two things for their hardware: drivers; and easy access to those drivers. The first is finally happening; and now, thanks to a Dell Linux project called DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support), the other is on its way.

Group text editing with Gobby

If you program in a distributed environment, you surely are used to working with tools such as CVS or SVN, two version control systems that allow many users to work on a group of files. However, those tools don't provide for real-time updates, and if two programmers work on the same piece of code, they will need to reconcile their updates, which can be troublesome. Gobby provides group editing capability, so two or more people can edit the same document at the same time, in a collaborative fashion, with every participant getting to see all edits at the same time.

Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

  • HowtoForge; By Oliver Meyer (Posted by falko on Sep 24, 2007 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. F-PROT Antivirus for Linux is free for home use.

OpenProj Review: An OSS Alternative to Microsoft Project

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Sep 24, 2007 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
It's great to see a Microsoft Project alternative built with the open source user in mind. In a bit of haste, I downloaded and installed the app to see what it had to offer. What I found was a mixed bag of tricks and treats, no Halloween reference meant to be implied.

Linux Sets Sail For Uncharted Waters

The Good Ship Linux, while her crew has been steadfast in keeping her ship-shape and gleaming, has been adrift in a rough and sometimes unfriendly sea. Little forward motion has been achieved and her course has, at times, been set in a circular path. The hands on the rudder have been many and not all have been knowledgeable in sailing her.

GNUmed 0.2.7.0 released

A new GNUmed version is out. The version name is up to 0.2.7.0 which implies a whole new set of features.

Linux and open source software pay off for PayPal

When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in 2005, the Web company's data centre surprised him. "Wait a minute," he recalls saying, "they run a payment system on Linux?" PayPal runs thousands of Linux-based, single-rack-unit servers, which host the company's Web-presentation layer, middleware and user interface. Thompson says he quickly saw the economic, operational and development advantages of open source and Linux technology. He now sees no other way to do it.

Suspend and Resume with ACPI

"It took me quite a while to realize the real root cause of the VAIO - and probably many other machines - suspend/resume regressions, which were unearthed by the dyntick / clockevents patches," Thomas Gleixner explained regarding two patches for fixing suspend issues that Andrew Morton experienced with his VAIO laptop. He continued, "we disable a lot of ACPI/BIOS functionality during suspend, but we keep the lower idle C-states functionality active across suspend/resume. It seems that this causes trouble with certain BIOSes, but I assume that the problem is more wide spread and just not surfacing due to the various scenarios in which a machine goes into suspend/resume." Thomas concluded, "I really hope that this two patches finally set an end to the 'jinxed VAIO heisenbug series', which started when we removed the periodic tick with the clockevents/dyntick patches."

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