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Persian version of Firefox Browser presented

Bahram Marvandi, A 35-year-old Iranian citizen residing in Austria, has written a software program using which the Firefox Browser can be used in Persian language.

Another War We're Not Winning: Us vs Spam

Are we losing the war on spam? Is the war on spam a war we can win? Is there any reason for hope? When I learned how much spam was hitting our servers at O'Reilly, I decided to ask several long-time Internet luminaries these questions. Was the situation as bad as I thought it might be? In short, the answer is yes, which only makes me wonder why more people aren't talking about it.

Inside Second Life's Data Centers

As Second Life strains to keep up with recent popularity, InformationWeek looks at the real-world technology foundations of the make-believe world, and developer Linden Lab's plans to stay on top of growth.

Firefox and Safari back on browser attack

Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari web browsers both continued to snare market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer last month, a web metrics company said.

Should Sony Ericsson Make UIQ Open Source?

Sony Ericsson last month at 3GSM in Barcelona said it was looking for partners for its UIQ platform, which it acquired several months earlier. The move was designed to help Sony Ericsson grow UIQ beyond just the confines of its own handset ecosystem and to challenge Nokia's S60 platform. Sony Ericsson is obviously trying to make sure that S60 doesn't dominate the smartphone marketplace. But is Sony Ericsson's current strategy the best way to achieve this end?

Foresight Linux project delivers v1.0.1

Chief maintainer Ken VanDine on March 4 announced the release of Foresight Linux 1.0.1, which boasts a kernel and GNOME 2.16.3 desktop environment. Foresight Linux is based on rPath Linux (and its Conary package management), said to showcase the latest innovations from the GNOME project.

Open-source CRM firm marches into Europe

SugarCRM is opening an office in Dublin as part of a push into Europe.

Red Hat sets up shop in Mexico

Raleigh software company Red Hat has launched operations in Mexico City in an effort to boost the company's growth throughout Latin America.

Live from the 1st WorldVistA Education Conference

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on Mar 5, 2007 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Live from the 1st WorldVistA Education Conference and Seminar at Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is a 3 day education event being put on Highlights so far, Peter Bodke just demonstrated his VistA demonstration appliance version 1.0 that is available on Sourceforge. This has both the client and server available on a Windows machine via virtualization. This is so far not intended to be a production system but it has all the configuration details done out of the box. More information about the conference as it occurs.

Making animated movie/screenshots of your Ubuntu Desktop

  •; By Ambuj varshney (Posted by ambuj123 on Mar 5, 2007 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article i describe how to record your Desktop and make animated screen casts(movie) of your desktop using Five different tools pyvnc2swf,xvidcap,Desktop Recorder , Wink , and patched vesion of FFmpeg . As well as how to install these tools on Ubuntu 6.10 edgy desktop and make screencasts with these tools

Meet on free software demands policy changes

The National Convention on Free Software held at University of Hyderabad called up for major changes in the current Government policies in order to speed up dissemination of knowledge in the Indian economy.

Surfers turning to Firefox

Despite the launch of a new version late last year, Microsoft's browser software, Internet Explorer, has continued to decline in popularity.

Free software is nothing to fear

When asked to explain what open source software is, most people are likely to rattle off a list of practical characteristics of the software itself.

Back to baseball with Retrosheet and OSS

  • NewsForge; By Mat Kovach (Posted by siddfinch on Mar 5, 2007 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One out and the bases are full of Indians. Grady Sizemore steps up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Tribe on the wrong end of a 3-1 game against the Kansas City Royals. The first pitch he sees is a ball. After fouling off a pitch and watching the next ball blocked by the catcher he slices a fly ball to left field, clearing the bases of teammates to win the game. As I drove myself home that night I wondered how unusual it was for a game to end on a bases-loaded triple. I figured the best way to look it up was to visit Retrosheet and look through their data files.

Free software is nothing to fear

Nat Torkington stirred up some controversy when he asked, "Is 'Open Source' Now Completely Meaningless?" He has a good point, however. With so many companies claiming to be "open source" -- despite seemingly disparate business models and licensing schemes -- it's getting hard to tell what is legitimate open source and what isn't. The mere fact that so many voices have begun to weigh in on the issue is proof of how murky these waters have become.

Red Hat frees Exadel

Red Hat announced today that it is making Exadel's Eclipse-based tool set available as open source through its JBoss division.

The easy, Wine way to run Windows apps on Linux

Many would-be Linux users don't make the leap because there are one or two Windows applications they just can't live without. That doesn't have to hold them back anymore.

Writing Java code that interfaces with DB2

Learn about writing Java code that interfaces with DB2 databases. You will acquire the fundamental skills required to develop Java applications for DB2.

Using Java 5 language features in earlier JDKs

Java 5 added a number of powerful language features: generics, enumerations, annotations, autoboxing, and the enhanced for loop. Even if you're stuck on JDK 1.4, you can still use generics. Use Java and theory to learn how.

AXIGEN Becomes Sun Associate Partner

Bucharest, March 5, 2007 – AXIGEN, the professional mail server vendor, announced today a new technological partnership with Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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