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Xandros 4 is Windows friendly

One of the biggest hurdles for Linux migration is getting people who have been using Windows for years to cope with the transition to the new operating system, the nuances it has, and the problems associated with data migration.

Empower Technologies(TM) Collaborates With Texas Instruments University Program Worldwide

RICHMOND, British Columbia, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Empower Technologies Corporation (Empower) is very pleased to announce that it has begun a joint international sales effort with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to promote its LDK591x family of LEOs (LinuxDA Embedded O/S) for TI's OMAP591x dual-core processor embedded software development kits to over 2,000 of the top universities and technical colleges worldwide. "We are delighted to have Empower Technologies join the efforts of the TI University Program to provide access to high technology equipment at educational prices, such as their LDK5910 and LDK5912 developer kits to engineering students, researchers and educators worldwide," said Cathy Wicks, worldwide university program manager, TI.

Novell's new CEO looks for quick improvements

Novell Inc's newly appointed CEO Ron Hovsepian has said he expects the Linux and identity-management software vendor to be able to execute its strategy quicker now that he is at the helm.

Taiwan mandates Linux-ready PCs

  • ZDNet Asia Latest Tech News; By Aaron Tan (Posted by dcparris on Jun 26, 2006 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Government requires future desktop PCs to be compatible with Linux, but is not pushing for the open-source operating system to be installed.

Report: You Need a Corporate Open Source Policy

  • LinuxPlanet; By Maria Winslow (Posted by dcparris on Jun 26, 2006 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
As organizations bring more and more open source software into their IT environments, they are beginning to realize the need for more control. Decisions about whether or not to incorporate open source into their operations involve complex issues that go beyond the technology. Open source expert Maria Winslow outlines what companies need to properly implement and take advantage of open source.

Open source, open doors

O regon can take a couple of small lessons from the recent announcement that Compiere, an open-source software company, would leave Portland to join its latest investor in California.

Eclipse challenges Microsoft delivery reliability

Not hard, really

The Eclipse Foundation is stepping up its developer challenge to Microsoft with a coordinated tools release calculated to attract vendors and IT shops targeting the delayed Windows Vista.…

The Windows Vista Challenge for Microsoft

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 26, 2006 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Lately, I have been asking myself one question over and again: Is this the end of Microsoft? This burning question came to pass after speaking with a couple different corporate executives. I can safely say the overall consensus is that Windows Vista is too little, too late.

[The author needs to clarify why he thinks more than two versions of Windows is a bad thing, especially in light of the multitude of "versions" of GNU/Linux available - mostly geared toward different demographic groups. - dcparris]

Motorola-eclipse Pact On Mobile Linux Devices

Furthers commitment to mobile open source development as an Eclipse foundation board member and strategic developer

KDE Libs Hackers to Meet for KDE Four Core

In another event in the series of meetings leading to the KDE 4.0 release, the developers of the core libraries will meet in the Norwegian woods (this bird has flown) from July 1st to July 7th.

DistroWatch Weekly: DrakLive, Gentoo pains, Xandros Desktop 4

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jun 26, 2006 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 26th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This week's issue features a first look review of Xandros Desktop 4, a new version of the commercial desktop distribution released last week. Is it worth the asking price? As always, it depends... In the news section we'll take a brief look at DrakLive, a script responsible for creating all recent builds of Mandriva One, highlight what looks like growing dissatisfaction with the state of affairs among Gentoo developers, and direct your attention to a couple of interesting links - a Creative Commons & Fedora Project competition and a desktop NetBSD guide. Finally, good news for the fans of Ruby on Rails - a new PCLinuxOS-based live CD features a complete and pre-configured Ruby on Rails development environment for the coders of databased-backed web applications. Happy reading!

SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

SLED 10 offers unmatched ease-of-use, polish, and hardware support

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th June 2006

  • KDE Dot News; By Danny Allen (Posted by grouch on Jun 26, 2006 12:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Support for the Encapsulated PostScript format in KViewShell. Important progress in Strigi desktop search. The beginnings of LastFM support for Amarok, whilst the experimental interface layout is reverted - for the time being, at least. Import into KDE SVN of the "GMail-style conversation view for KMail" project, with breakthrough progress in the "OSCAR (AIM) File Transfer" project, both for the Summer Of Code. Ingredient substitution functionality in KRecipes.

KDE at LinuxWorld Expo Korea 2006

On June 5-7th the Korean version of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo series opened its doors for the first time in Seoul. The visitors could learn about various Asian distributions which use KDE including Haansoft.

Us govt agencies eye data conversion, open source

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By Grant Gross (Posted by dcparris on Jun 25, 2006 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The future of US government IT systems will include a big focus on converting old data into electronic form, two federal government IT leaders say.

IT skills shortage — fact or fiction?

There’s no shortage of smart, employable IT workers. There is a shortage of flexible employers who are willing to hire people who don’t match an exact, niche profile or have a very specific skill or type of experience.
They’ll never get noticed, because the candidate-screening software has already chucked them into the waste bin. The software doesn’t know, of course, that someone with good Windows administration skills can learn Linux skills to become the new Linux administrator who’s desperately needed.

No-cost ringtones come to those who hunt

  • Times Picayune; By Steve Woodward (Posted by grouch on Jun 25, 2006 8:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For the diligent, 'free' really does mean free

[Ok, so it's not directly about FOSS, but it deals with both senses of "free". -- grouch]

Dear Adelie

Tux's less famous sister answers even your silliest questions on Linux and open source software.

New Sites That Make Old Functions Easy

If you grind away in Microsoft Office for a living, the idea of a spreadsheet, word processor, photo editor or calendar that exists only as code on a Web page might seem ridiculous.

Camino Project releases Camino 1.0.2

The Camino Project has launched the latest version of their Camino browser now in version 1.0.2. This browser uses the same rendering engine used by Mozilla Firefox and is available exclusively for the Mac OS platform.

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