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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV).
Yes, like the blossoms of the flowers, the swallows of Capistrano, March Madness, and the first pitch of baseball, Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. And with it comes the not-quite-so-noble Season of the Open Source Events. In April, it will be the Boston edition of the LinuxWorld Conference and Exposition and the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego. In May, Nashville will host the 2006 Red Hat Summit.
From soup to nuts, book review: "Practical Development Environments".
Incredible but true: mobile Linux - ported by fans - is running on several models of HTC manufactured phones: including small phones like HTC Typhoon (Orane SPV C500, Audiovox STM 56000, etc) and big phones like HTC Universal (T-Mobile MDA Pro, i-mate JASJAR, etc)! Is Linux becoming thus a danger to Windows Mobile?
When one launches into a critique about Linux, you really do have to be careful not offend the sensibilities of open source devotees. However, when it comes to certain things that we have come to take for granted in a Windows desktop, well there is no option but to be brutally frank. Linux has a serious problem to overcome before it can it even begin to make even tiny dents in Microsoft’s desktop dominance and the problem is usability.
Search for Linux AMD 64 chips. Some listed, e.g. "A basic guide to AMD64 Linux, biased to Gentoo...".
In an interview with Forbes... Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer stops short of announcing patent litigation against Linux: "Well, I think there are experts who claim Linux violates our intellectual property. I’m not going to comment. But to the degree that that’s the case, of course we owe it to our shareholders to have a strategy. And when there is something interesting to say, you’ll be the first to hear it." This is almost like announcing that there will sooner or later be an announcement of Microsoft starting patent litigation against Linux vendors and/or users.
[F]inally given the official version of Mozilla's Firefox 2 Alpha 1, named Bon Echo.
"Bon Echo Alpha 1 is a developer preview release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only..."
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- The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the availability of CentOS-4.3 in the following architectures: i386 - This distribution supports AMD (K6, K7, Thunderbird, Athlon, Athlon XP, Sempron), Pentium (Classic, Pro, II, III, 4, Celeron, M, Xeon), VIA (C3, Eden, Luke, C7) processors. x86_64 - This distribution supports AMD 64 (Athlon 64, Opteron) and Intel Pentium (Xeon EM64T) processors. ia64 - This distribution supports Intel Itanium2 processors. OSDir had a peek at CentOS's latest offering in their recent CentOS 4.3 Screenshot Tour
Sourcefire announced yesterday that Check Point Software Technologies has withdrawn the merger filing, and that the companies would instead pursue partnership opportunities.
MEPIS founder Warren Woodford has announced a test release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0, incorporating software from the Ubuntu Dapper package pools. This is the first version of SimplyMEPIS with an Ubuntu base.
Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft Watch reports: "That unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that we told you about earlier in the week? It's already being exploited by hackers who are using hijacked Web servers and compromised Web sites to launch a wave of attacks against Microsoft browser users."
Welcome to the launch of linuxappfinder.com. We are a new site devoted to making it easier to find valuable Linux applications. The database is still in its infancy and we have already identified many more programs to be added. Please check back regularly for updates.
Caracas is host to the II Latin American Festival of Free Installation Software this weekend, an initiative supported by the Chávez government and designed to promote the use of alternative operating systems.
The Ministry of Science and Technology indicated that the Festival, which is taking place simultaneously in a dozen other countries in the region, is introducing Venezuelans to the advantages of free software, whose use is said to disrupt the exclusivity of “owner software” and the monopolies of multinational companies such as Mi-crosoft.
OSDL ran an online survey for one month, asking more than 20 questions about the way users now use desktop Linux, how company policies might effect wider desktop Linux adoption, and asked for a wish list of the most important desktop Linux apps. After reviewing more than 3300 responses, OSDL issued the following survey report that looked to answer some key questions about what is driving Linux adoption – and what are the top barriers to more desktop Linux/Open Source use.
Havana, March 24 (ACN) Cuba will join other Latin American nations in a simultaneously held festival on Saturday aimed at promoting the use of free software programs; these are seen as alternatives to commercially marketed programs such as the costly Windows operating system.
The event, known as FLISOL, has been organized in Cuba by the Young Peoples Computer Club network, and will take place in community computer centers in each of the nation’s provincial capitals.
Novell speakers mixed football metaphors with a flurry of technical demos of their latest Linux offerings Friday to drive home its commitment to "open source" software development.
Taiwan's B2D Project this week released a new Knoppix-based Linux distribution that includes both KDE (3.5.1) and GNOME (2.12) on a single liveCD. B2D is a Debian-based Linux distribution with user environment and read/write support for traditional Chinese, the project said.
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