I think Firefox is the best browser on the planet, but it's not going to stay that way long unless the team behind it gets their act together sooner rather than later.
Greg KH and Chris Wright continue to finalize how the -stable Linux kernel tree will work in an email Greg described as, "everything you ever wanted to know about Linux 2.6 -stable releases."
Wind River has proposed an expansion to make the Eclipse project for open-source programming tools more useful in the domain of embedded computing, which includes devices such as elevators, video recorders and car navigation systems.
While it has carried job listings on its site in some form since 2001, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) launched a newly revived "Jobs in Free Software" page last month to match employers who are committed to the ideals of free software with like-minded job seekers.
NVu, an HTML editor now in beta release, has the potential to be the next great WYSIWYG HTML editor.
Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Several developers use the campaigning period of this year's project leader election intensely on the debian-vote list and ask the candidates to clarify their position. John Goerzen announced that SPI can now accept donations by check from Canada.
9th Mar, 2005 (Gurgaon, India): Daffodil Software, a Java database and replication technology company, today announced the beta release of Daffodil Replicator v1.7 with Push-Pull replication at SourceForge.net.
We all appreciate well-thought-out slide shows that logically step through a topic, especially when they're not dull and boring. When creating presentations, many of us are tempted to toss in every little feature the software supports. Unfortunately, cluttered slides can be hard to follow, and obnoxious design elements look cheap. One good technique to enhance your presentations is to use the GIMP's mask feature to make interesting text and cut-out objects, and make those objects move on an OpenOffice.org Impress slide.
One of the more popular uses for Linux is as a router/firewall to secure a local area network (LAN) against intruders and share an Internet connection. Several specialized distributions have sprung up to simplify this task. These range from small, diskette-based distros like the Linux Router Project and FREESCO to larger systems requiring a hard disk installation. Among the latter is Astaro Corp.'s Astaro Security Linux (ASL) 5.1, which I recently reviewed as part of ongoing research into content filtering products. ASL is an RPM-based distribution that allows an administrator to easily turn an x86 PC or server into a router/firewall appliance.
In this document I will walk you through the process of creating a Debian package for Xandros 3.0. When completed this package will install the Kasablanca FTP client.
As far as I am aware, this is a world first, a live-CD that saves back to the CD at end of session.
So you've decided you want to earn a Linux certification and get trained. The next question you should be asking is "which training institution should I choose?"
The Canopy Group and its former executives have settled their differences out of court.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) took down the Loki Torrent Web site last month, but the open source technology known as BitTorrent -- used by Loki Torrent for free, unlicensed file sharing -- is not a target of the movie industry or other content owners, largely because of its legitimate uses, but also, according to legal experts, because it is open source software.
Over the last couple of years the South African government has become something of a global leader among governments making the move towards open source software. Its much publicised open source strategy and the very public face of the various open source working groups, together with the many open source-based pilot projects being run by the State Information Technology Agency, have done wonders for the profile of open source software in the country and even in the broader African region.
ARM Joins TimeSys OnBoard Program; TimeSys Joins ARM Connected Community TimeSys® Corporation, a leader in embedded Linux® technologies and development tools, today announced a partnership with ARM to deliver fully commercialized 2.6-based Linux distributions for the ARM® architecture to semiconductor vendors and OEMs worldwide. In this alliance, ARM will join the TimeSys OnBoard Program(tm), the embedded Linux industry's only comprehensive program for hosting, certifying, distributing and supporting commercialized custom Linux distributions. TimeSys will also become a member of the ARM Connected Community, joining a global network of companies providing solutions for products based on the ARM architecture.
OnBoard Program Rapidly Delivers Latest Linux from Partners and Open Source Community to OEMs/ODMs
While everyone else praises Firefox's speed and rendering features, some still prefer to do their browsing in text mode.
Need to integrate your Windows and Linux machines over a network? One tool that may help is VNC, a frame-buffer-based client/server application that lets you display desktops on remote networked machines, and which runs on all kinds of platforms, including Linux, Unix, Macs, Windows, and mainframes.
The corporate desktop GNU/Linux distribution is a relatively new invention, having begun with SUSE Desktop, then followed by Sun's Java Desktop System and Red Hat Desktop. But with much less fanfare, Mandrakesoft released a Corporate Desktop product last January. It's cheaper, has no minimum purchase requirement, and has support options of from one to five years. Compared to the alternatives, Mandrake Corporate Desktop is suited more for smaller shops that need a cost-effective and reliable desktop platform with corporate support.