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Keepin' it real fake, part CXXVI: Jointech's $99 JL7100 rips Eee PC in spectacular fashion

The Kira 100 was a decent Eee PC knockoff, but at just north of $475, there was literally no purpose in picking it over the genuine product. The Jointech JL7100, however, really makes ASUS' darling look mighty unnecessary. Okay, so maybe the fact that this thing relies on WinCE 5.0 rather than, you know, a bona fide laptop operating system is a bit disappointing, but there are sacrifices to be expected here.

[The FOSS angle? A Dutch news site states that this "laptop" will also be available with some unspecified Linux OS - Sander]

Install CLAMAV 0.93.3 from source and integrate with sendmail - CentOS 5.2

  •; By Ioan Ungureanu (Posted by arasel on Jul 28, 2008 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
This how-to refers to the installation and configuration of Clamav 0.93.3 (from sources) on a Linux server runing CentOS 5.2 and sendmail. We assume the fact you've installed sendmail from the rpm packages of your distribution.

Dell E and E Slim revealed, taking on Eee and Air in one fell swoop

We got a nice helping of slides dropped on our virtual doorstep this evening, fleshing out Dell's upcoming netbook -- which they seem to be calling the "Dell E." Um, Eeenteresting name choice, but that doesn't seem set in stone, and there's plenty else going on here to ponder over. Dell's breaking the Dell E into two device types, a 8.9-inch model clearly meant to take on the Eee 900, and the 12.1-inch "E Slim" which actually looks positioned to take on the MacBook Air and X300. Perhaps most interesting is that all of these run Linux and Windows XP, and while it's not clear if there's a full-featured Linux OS onboard, there does seem to be an instant-on, Foleo-esque Linux included on all of them called BlackTop.

Open Source Diva: Stop Whining, Start Doing

Don't complain about your situation, do something about it. That's the gist of what Danese Cooper, senior director of open source strategies at Intel, said in her keynote at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention here. Cooper said her talk, entitled "Why Whinging Doesn't Work," was initially written for women, and she gave a version of it at a women's conference recently. Cooper said she came up with the idea for the talk after receiving an email from Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical Ltd., saying 'Can you girls please stop whinging about this?'"

New Search Engine Cuil "analyzes the Web, not its users"

Privacy is a hot topic these days, and we want you to feel totally comfortable using our service. BecauseCuil analyzes Web pages and not click-throughs, we don't need to know your search history and habits. So our privacy policy is very simple: when you search with Cuil, we do not collect any personally identifiable information, period. We have no idea who sends queries: not by name, not by IP address, and not by cookie. Your search history is your business, not ours. We don't need to keep logs of our users' search activity, so we don't. - Cuil

[And to top it off, it's actually a pretty nifty search engine too - Sander]

Upgrade WordPress effortlessly with WPAU plugin

  •; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jul 28, 2008 3:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
WordPress, one of the most popular blog applications, suffers the same fate as many other open source projects: Users often delay upgrades despite a steady release cycle. That's because upgrading WordPress carries the risk of losing your virtual personality in the case of a botched upgrade. The WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin (WPAU) makes the upgrade process much simpler, quicker, and safer by taking care of all the intricate steps.

Survey: Economy Pushing Users to Open Source

Results of a recent poll show that the stagnant economy may be leading more and more organizations to adopt open source software to save on licensing fees. - In the first annual survey of its membership and other open source software and services companies, the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) found that the stagnant economy may be helping to push the growth in open source adoption. In a survey of more than 100 of its member organizations, the OSA found that 83 percent said that expect to see a year-over-year increase in revenue in 2008 from open source related software and services.

CrossOver Games 7.1.0 Released

I am happy to announce that we have now released version 7.1.0 of CrossOver Games, for both the Mac and for Linux. This new version is largely an incremental improvement; it fixes a range of bugs in a number of games. It also includes a full merge with the Wine 1.0 code base, so this is now a 'post Wine 1.0' version of CrossOver Games.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 27-Jul-2008

LXer Feature: 27-Jul-2008

In this week's Roundup we have a Linux vs. Windows RAM test, Apple and Mark Shuttleworth make a plash at OSCON, SCO's future is all dried up, the Washington Post asks for help in building a web tablet, 10 tricks for lazy Admins and our own Hans Kwint has a bad experience with LVM.

Setting Up Basic IPMP On Solaris Unix

  • The Linux and Unix Menagerie; By Mike Tremell (Posted by eggi on Jul 27, 2008 9:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Sun
Quick start guide to setting up simple Solaris IP Multi-Pathing.

Free (as in Freedom) music party in Berlin

Yesterday I learned about a club in my city that exclusivly plays CreativeCommons-licensed music. ...They use a CC-BY-SA licensed excerpt fromOpenStreetMap on their flyer...And while talking about OpenStreetMap. Here are two examples from OSM which shows that this effort has so much potentiality in being vastly superior than existing proprietary map data.

Opening the Cellwaves

How long before the carriers and the FCC admit that the new transmission medium for radio is the cell system? And how long before they also recognize that the cell system is properly part of the Net's infrastructure and not just cordless telephony with messaging tacked on?

Mandriva and Precedent Technologies work together to offer a new low cost desktop: TechSurfer

Paris, 21st July 2008- Mandriva and Precedent Technologies ("PTech"), announce a new partnership, working together on the release in September in the United States of a new low-cost desktop, with Intel Atom CPUs and Mandriva Linux preinstalled on these machines.

Howto Install VirtualBox 1.6 in Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy Heron) including USB Support

  • (Posted by gg234 on Jul 27, 2008 5:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Compiz Fusion in openSUSE 11.0

Compiz Fusion comes presintalled on openSUSE 11.0. This article has more updated information on setting up your ATI,nVIDIA,Intel Display cards for Compiz and how tos for enabling/disabling Desktop Effects (Compiz) and configure and use Desktop Cube and more

Features For Phoronix Test Suitel 1.2

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Jul 27, 2008 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
We're in the middle of the development cycle right now for Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 "Malvik", but we expect to wrap up this first major post-1.0 release in September. Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 -- which is licensed under the GNU GPLv3 -- will ship with full support for a module/plug-in architecture, advanced analytical features, enhanced hardware/software detection support, and support for other UNIX operating systems. In this article we will be sharing some of the features for this new release, which has been codenamed Malvik.

Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian

  • (Posted by gg234 on Jul 27, 2008 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian

Lindependence 2008 - In the Books and Out of The Blocks

  •; By helios - Submitted by Ed Timar (Posted by helios on Jul 27, 2008 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
It would seem that some of the premiere Linux News sources didn't think this effort was "newsworthy". Even though they said they would support the effort early on...they didn't. We didn't ask them for money...just ink and bytes. Even after saying they would cover it, they didn't... Now let's take a look at who did and didn't keep their word.

Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions

"And when it comes to distributions, ease of installation has actually been one of my main issues - I'm a technical person, but I have a very specific area of interest, and I don't want to fight the rest."

Debian issues fourth Etch update

The Debian GNU/Linux team today released the fourth update for the current stable Debian release, codenamed Etch. The latest release corrects a number of security issues as well as, for the first time in Debian’s update history, adding support for new hardware.

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