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An Inconvenient Ctl Alt Del

Many will be given a soothing but worthless salve...a bottle of snake oil that heals wounds and at the same time, treats the burning, itching condition known as a guilty conscious.

A New Breed of Free Desktop Companies

  • GNOME Journal; By Sri Ramkrishna (Posted by claus on Mar 8, 2007 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
In the past two years, GNOME and the GTK+ projects have inspired many enterprising hackers to start companies and risk investing capital into a market that surprisingly has shown to be robust, providing not only adequate funding for these companies but room enough to expand operations. This article discusses where Fluendo has been and where they are going.

The Road to KDE 4: Oxygen Artwork and Icons

One of the big visual changes just happened in KDE 4, the transition of kdelibs to the Oxygen Icon set. This transition is still in progress, and it includes a massive icon naming scheme change that affects thousands of files. But, the Oxygen artwork project much is more than just an icon set, it's a unified way to do artwork for KDE 4. SVG an essential part of Oxygen, so many applications that are now capable of SVG display are also using Oxygen styled artwork. Read on for more...

Debug your Web code with Firebug

Developing Web sites isn't as straightforward a task as it used to be at the turn of the century. With an influx of new tools, technologies, and development methodologies, a Web page is no longer a string of plain ol' HTML, but instead a complex mix of stylesheets, markup languages, and scripts. Debugging this complicated blend is no easy task. Firebug is an open source add-on to the Firefox Web browser that lets you edit and debug everything from simple CSS and JavaScript templates to complex AJAX applications.

Develop Powerful Application for IDS with Perl

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Daniel Hebert (Posted by IdaAshley on Mar 8, 2007 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
This tutorial takes you through the process of setting up the Perl Database Interface (DBI) to work with the IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS). See examples of how to exercise a variety of DBI features and learn how to configure CPAN module installation, driver installation, script automation, data structures, pitfalls, and Perl interaction with IDS.

Avoid Another HAVA Train Wreck: Software Disclosure Requirements

Software Disclosure Requirements in Representative Holt and Senator Nelson's bills (HR811 and S559)

Report: Upstart Plans to Ease Linux Management

Ubuntu has an interesting project called Upstart, which is a replacement for the traditional Unixinit system. The goals of Upstart are ambitious: to modernize and streamline the boot process, control user tasks, and manage services. Carla Schroder examines how this new project will work.

Linux Streaming Wins Respect in Europe

Sometimes in the public sector, reaching almost everyone isn’t enough. The European Commission (EC) found this out the hard way in late 2006 when it launched a streaming service that supported Windows and Macintosh users but not Linux users. To make matters worse, when citizens across Europe complained, the EC claimed it was illegal to support Linux streaming.

Ingres, Wipro team on open-source enterprise software

Indian outsourcer Wipro Ltd. is set to develop open-source business software and offer systems integration services around the open-source database from software vendor Ingres Corp., which will be marketed jointly by the two companies. The tie-up with Wipro is one of a number of systems integration partnerships that Ingres plans with Indian outsourcers, said Vivek Bhatnagar, Ingres' country director for India, on Wednesday.

Tories want open source Whitehall

The government could save more than £600 million a year if it used more open source software, the shadow chancellor has estimated.

IT Pro Learns Lesson Through Linux Install

Repeated efforts at Nationwide Mutual Insurance to try Linux on the mainframe faced internal opposition, some of it from IT employees worried that a mainframe-based server Back up your business with HP's ProLiant ML150 Server - just $1,299. consolidation would be a threat to their jobs. They "fought tooth and nail to keep it from happening," said James Vincent, a mainframe systems engineering consultant at Nationwide. Their resistance taught Vincent a lesson that he put to use after the Linux project was finally approved in 2005. Part of Vincent's job involved working with the employees who had feared the project, including IT staffers who worked on Unix systems.

A laptop to change the world

Even if it fails, 'One Laptop per Child' will have an enormous impact on the computing landscape.

FSFE reaches out with new Freedom Task Force

In the United States, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has reached out to the community with advocacy campaigns and the consultation process on the next version of the GNU General Public License. By contrast, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is focusing much of its community outreach on the creation of a group it calls the Freedom Task Force (FTF). Although relatively new, the FTF is already starting to make its mark on free software in Europe in the fields of education and compliance, and with its unique approach to the problems of copyright.

PHP5's special XML parsing techniques for complex docs

This article will cover PHP5's improved XML parsing techniques, focusing on parsing large or complex XML documents.

Nine Reasons Why the Linux Desktop is a Complete Blast!

A loyal Linux user follows up to yesterday's praise from Katie McAuliff of Novell, detailing *why* the Linux desktop is not only caught up, but better.

Metisse — you thought you knew what 3D was?

  • PolishLinux.org; By Paulina Budzoń (Posted by michux on Mar 8, 2007 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mandriva
On Tuesday, January 25th Mandriva introduced a new project: Metisse LiveCD. In this article we are going to investigate the features offered by this promising project and see if Metisse can compete with the popular desktops in terms of ergonomics and ease of use.

Google Apps Afterglow

A lot of virtual ink has been spilled over the recent announcement of Google Apps Premier Edition, yet I am compelled to spill more. Google Apps combines a suite of applications under your own domain including Gmail, Calendar, Talk, and Docs and Spreadsheets. Whether it dents the Microsoft Office hegemony will play out over the next couple of years.

BackTrack 2

BackTrack is the most Top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes. It's evolved from the merge of the two wide spread distributions Whax and Auditor Security Collection. By joining forces and replacing these distribution the BackTrack could gain a massive popularity and was voted in 2006 as #1 at the surveil of insecure.org. Security professionals as well as new-comers are using it as their favorite toolset all over the globe.

NVIDIA 1.0-9755 Display Driver

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Mar 7, 2007 9:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This morning NVIDIA released a new Linux display driver. While this driver was not the Linux 100.XX.XX driver that was expected, it was a minor update to append support for the new Quadro graphics cards. In addition, GeForce 8800 series SLI is now supported.

Tiny, low-powered ARM SBC runs Linux

KwikByte is shipping a tiny, low-powered ARM-based SBC (single-board computer) aimed at applications such as kiosks and streaming audio clients. The KBAT9261 ("BAT6") is based on an Atmel ARM9 processor, supports PoE (power-over-Ethernet), runs Linux and native development tools, and is available with an optional enclosure.

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