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The Best of Firefox Extensions Part III

We have finally reached the concluding episode of this trilogy. Some of the extensions mentioned in this article are very well-known and some people might be wondering why I have left them for last. I've done so to highlight some extensions that are equally good but not as popular. The list below is the last of 10 extensions that we think should be included among the "Best of Firefox Extensions."

Looking Glass meets Mandriva

Looking Glass is an open source development project based on and evolved from Sun Microsystems' Advanced Development division. It supports running unmodified existing applications in a 3D space, as well as APIs for 3D window manager and application development. At the moment, existing application integration is supported for Linux and Solaris x86 platforms. The platform for 3D application development is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms. was testing the LG3D Mega-bundle which integrates all the software necessary to run lg3d. This includes the jdk, java3d and lg3d itself.

Open source - Offshore development center opened in Kochi

Advanced Millennium Technologies - Bangalore has opened an exclusive center dedicated for open source development center in Kochi.

How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server

  • HowtoForge; By Sohail Riaz (Posted by falko on Jan 21, 2007 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This document describes how to attach modems to a Linux box and allow it to receive calls to connect users to the network. It is like being your own ISP (Internet Service Provider). If your Linux box is connected to the Internet, then the users will also be connected to the Internet. Your Linux box becomes a router. This is also known as RAS (Remote Access Services) in the Microsoft world. In the Linux world it is called PPP (Point to Point Protocol).


With WIndows Vista, Microsoft has decided that the Xbox is the new 'PC' personal computer.

A new window

India has for some time now been touted as a key battleground for the global open source movement — more specifically, Linux. While the government does not have a proactive stand supporting open source, or even measures that help smaller Linux user groups to compete with IBM, Redhat and Novell, it is clear that open source software is making steady headway. But make no mistake: Windows is, and will remain, number one by a long margin.

China making own PCs with own CPU and Linux

China is about to put on sale its own computers running with its own processor and Linux. This news will not bring unalloyed delight to Intel and Microsoft.

Google & Firefox 2 Anti-Phishing Warning In Action

Last month, I covered a number of ways that browsers and search engines are working together to protect surfers from phishing sites. These are sites pretending to be run by someone else, such as bank, in hopes of catching your personal log-in information.

Watering the Net Roots

On the one hand, you can look at Verizon's dumping of rural New England business as a kind of red-lining. On the other hand, listen to what the company picking up the dumped business says it wants to do. According to the Boston Globe..

Notable XML happenings in 2006

Join Elliotte Rusty Harold for a look back at the most significant XML news from 2006.


Gamix has announced the availability of Basesystem Beta 3, a Mandriva-based Linux build that facilitates the creation of boot CDs so developers may create Gamix versions of their original software.

Linux Magazine names Canonical Ltd as one of the top 20 companies ...

Canonical Ltd today announced that it has been named one of the 'Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2007' by Linux Magazine. Canonical was selected as one of the companies best positioned in the coming year to spur Linux and Open Source adoption, while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

Bighostcompany Announces Full Ruby on Rails Support

BigHostCompany provides complete Ruby on Rails support in all of its web hosting plans. Ruby is an object-oriented programming language designed to simplify the work in creating a software application without losing any of the power of more complex programming languages. Ruby allows you to create powerful applications in less time and using less code.

Debian ARM accelerates via EABI port

Embedded system specialist Applied Data Systems (ADS) has contributed an experimental new root filesystem for the ARM architecture to the Debian project. Comprised of 9,877 packages and growing, the ADS-contributed filesystem offers greatly improved floating point performance, thanks to support for ARM's EABI (embedded application binary interface).

SeaMonkey 1.1 Released

Robert Kaiser writes: "SeaMonkey 1.1 is now available. Powered by the same engine as Firefox 2 and the upcoming Thunderbird 2, SeaMonkey 1.1 includes numerous enhancements including more visible security indicators in the browser, enhanced phishing detection for e-mail, a new tagging system for e-mail, support for multi-line tooltips, image preview in tab tooltips, inline spell checking in the browser, an updated version of ChatZilla and a significantly improved startup script on Linux."

What'll they think of next: Winbuntu?

The Ubuntu development team announced today that it is looking for testers for a new, Windows-based installer for its popular Linux distribution. The idea is to provide a simple-to-use, no-risk way to install Ubuntu in a partition on a Windows machine.

Open house for open source: day four

SYDNEY -- The seventh continued Thursday at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney with talks, tutorials, and Open Day.

UK Educational Body Recommends Native Support for ODF in Office 2007

UK Educational Body Recommends Native Support for ODF in Office 2007 By Mid-Year To Ensure Interoperability With Other Major Suites

New local system shares content with Internet users

The Tertiary Education Network (TENET) has established a large mirror server to share content with both local and international users. The new server, hosted at , boasts some of the most impressive specifications in the local Internet environment. The server comprises of an internal array of six 400 GB disks, and three external arrays of twelve 500 GB disks each. The arrays are all configured in raid-5 with hotswap for redundancy, and the total active disk space after raid loss is in excess of 13 terabytes.

The birth of a FOSS application

Late in 2005, my brother needed free, easy to use mailing list software to reach out to some 3,000 fans he acquired while touring the country with his band King Wilkie. As his technical expert, I was unable find a FOSS application that met his need for a free, simple, Web-based newsletter that provided the flexibility of mailing subgroups. I decided to roll my own under the GPL -- partially to give back to the FOSS community, partially to practice new programming techniques, and partially to provide a solution. What I learned may be as valuable as the software I helped create.

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