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Linux-Based Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Reviewed

  •; By Gundeep Hora (Posted by gsh on Apr 18, 2007 2:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Nokia’s latest device, the N800 Internet Tablet, is unique, to say the least. It’s not a smartphone, yet it can send and receive e-mail messages; it’s not a phone, yet it can make phone calls; it’s not a portable multimedia player; yet it can playback audio/video files; and it’s not a notebook, yet it can browser the web.

CentOS 5 is a solid enterprise OS

Last week, two years since its last major release, the CentOS project released version 5 of its enterprise-focused Linux distribution. I downloaded it and put it to the test, and found that CentOS 5 has maintained its tradition of robustness and reliability while adding new features like virtualization.

Track bugs and support queries with Eventum 2.0

MySQL's support tracking system, Eventum 2.0, has been released for free download.

GIMP 2.2.14 Released

Version 2.2.14 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. The source code is available from Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon. GIMP 2.2.14 Released.

Windows Vista: Welcome to Your Worst Nightmare

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Apr 18, 2007 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Just when I thought I had seen it all, I discover another issue that could, at some point down the line, spell trouble for those who are interested in keeping their Vista machines safe from malware. But for the time being, it is more of a potential threat than anything immediate.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Released

Mandriva is proud to announce the release of its brand new distribution that provides up-to-date and freshly released open source software: Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring.

Tux 500: Linux Sponsors Indianapolis 500

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Apr 18, 2007 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
I have seen my fair share of attempts at getting Linux into the mainstream, but the latest marketing ploy nearly raced right by me. What makes this so unique, so different is that this is an endeavor that is set to promote Linux as a concept, a collective mission even.

Digital Freedom Expo starts tomorrow

The first Digital Freedom Expo will open tomorrow at the University of the Western Cape with some of the biggest names in free culture heading up the bill, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig

Linux, not only a Desktop Operating System

There are a lot of articles out there talking about how user friendly Linux is, in fact it is, there you have automatix for Ubuntu, Xandros with it's out of the box good Desktop (XP look alike), Ulteo , and the list can grow and grow! But we should not only see Linux as a windows replacement, as it is more than that.

Open Solutions Alliance publishes roadmap to promote interoperability

The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) has released its Interoperability Roadmap, including its first major project: The Common Customer View Prototype. OSA also introduced its first board of directors, consisting of executives from Unisys, CentricCRM, JasperSoft, Openbravo, and SpikeSource.

How to secure WebDAV with SSL and Two-Factor Authentication

  • HowtoForge; By Nick Owen (Posted by falko on Apr 18, 2007 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This guide documents how to configure a WebDAV resource using SSL and two-factor authentication and how to access that resource from Windows, Linux and Mac.

ClearHealth 2.0 Feature Sludge

Over at theClearHealth Forum David [Uhlman] has announced that ClearHealth 2.0 is now in the freezing process. He includes a brief list of new features as well as features that are slated for late-inclusion (which I am happy to say includesone of my own patches. Watch LMN for a new MirrorMed-sponsored testing push, once an offical RC is out.Trotter

Linux Mint issues second KDE version test

The Linux Mint team this week made available the second release candidate of its Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 2.2, KDE edition. The release carries a 2.6.17 kernel (same as the most recent GNOME desktop version, which came out a week ago) along with several important improvements, according to the project.

Open source rising in New Zealand education

  • Open Source Reporter; By Penny Leach (Posted by lcafiero on Apr 18, 2007 2:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A dramatic rise of open source in New Zealand's education sector over the last three years provides an example of how Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) can both make a difference in society and provide a model for FOSS in business.

How Microsoft and Apple are screwing users on multimedia, how to avoid getting screwed ... and what Ogg files are and how to play them on your system

Sorry about the long title, but some things just piss me off so much. In this case, I want to make it clear that Microsoft isn't 100 percent to blame -- maybe 80 percent, since half the times that Microsoft tries to add value to their operating system, software companies that make money downstream by selling you stuff that would be made obsolete by that added value start bitching about it -- and the feds tell MS to back off. And while I'm no Microsoft apologist, the consumer often gets screwed in the process. But that doesn't have to happen. ... So now on to my point -- and I do have one. The state of multimedia -- audio and video -- on the Internet is a big hot mess.

Mandriva raising new funds for Linux business

Struggling Linux seller raising new funds to complete software acquisition, exit bankruptcy protection.

Zenoss builds a competitive advantage with open source infrastructure

A few years ago, Erik Dahl was a network manager who knew that administrators needed a flexible network monitoring solution. In 2002, he began development of what would become Zenoss, an open source network monitoring product that runs on multiple platforms. Dahl found that the best way to deliver a product that is affordable and customizable is to use open source, and in the process he also discovered that using open source internally is the best way to build a successful business from scratch.

Bringing Innovative Tech Sponsorship To Indianapolis 500

Chastain Motorsports is rolling out an innovative sponsorship program for its return to the Indianapolis 500 this year, as worldwide users and proponents of the Linux computer operating system are contributing to put the team on track at "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Visually Create Online Forms

Business users who have no programming skills can use IBM Development Engagement Service to create online forms. It is an online service providing an Ajax-based development environment that enables business users to visually develop form applications.

openEHR RELEASE 1.0.1

The result of 14 months' review, implementation and testing, this release is a major milestone, correcting and improving the openEHR Release 1.x platform. We believe Release 1.0.1 to be a stable base for ongoing implementation and forthcoming specifications, including the Template Model, EHR Extract, Security, Archetype Query Language, CEN EN13606 integration and services (in cooperation with the HL7/OMG HSSP project). It also provides a foundation for tools and systems for the development and governance of clinical models, including openEHR archetypes, templates and terminology subsets.

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