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Open Source AjaxWord Application

Coach K. Wei, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) visionary and open standards advocate, has announced the open source release of AjaxWord, a full-featured word-processing application available in a completely Web-based AJAX environment. With AjaxWord, users can leverage an Internet (HTML) application using AJAX(DHTML/JavaScript) technology to obtain the look, feel and functionality of leading word-processing applications, such as Microsoft Word.

Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform

Learn how to use the capabilities of the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) to convert application log files into a structured format.

Novell seeks to fight off Volish plague

Novell says the Open Workgroup Suite it unveiled today offers customers an open, low-cost alternative to Voleware.

Novell brands its own open-source religion

Novell is readying two major product launches meant to make its open-source software more palatable to corporate customers.

Open source PBX software is cheaper but analyst warns it lacks ...

  •; By Greg Meckbach (Posted by dcparris on May 9, 2006 11:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Digium Asterisk built on Session Initiation Protocol used in Switchvox IP PBXs

Windows Vista - not so clear afterall

And you thought Clippy was annoying

An irritating interface could be just one of the factors that hurts uptake of Windows Vista in the enterprise, challenging Microsoft's ambitious rollout goals.

Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2006

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dcparris on May 9, 2006 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 19th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Uwe Hermann [1]investigated changelog files and recognised a number of interesting release names for packages. Several Debian developers gather in Oaxtepec, Mexico, where this year's [2]Debian Conference will take place and is preceded by a working camp that already started.

Linux powered GP2X handheld console goes up against Sony and ...

  •; By Stuart Miles (Posted by dcparris on May 9, 2006 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
With the Gizmondo now dead and buried, there is a void for gamers who don't to play on the Sony PSP or the Nintendo DS waiting to be filled.

Motorola to demo Linux at telecom industry show

Motorola will demonstrate communications servers based on Linux and other open standards at the GlobalComm trade show, June 4-8 in Chicago. Faster ATCA switch fabrics and MicroTCA products will help drive adoption of modular, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf), open-standards based systems into data plane and edge applications, Motorola says.

Open Source Vendors and Projects Unite to Form Open Management ...

Open Source Vendors and Projects Unite to Form Open Management Consortium

Kde joins the Free Software Foundation

  • Technology News Daily; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on May 9, 2006 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, KDE
KDE and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are proud to announce their associate status, working together for the promotion and protection of Free Software on users' desktops in Europe and worldwide.

[Wait, is that the sound of the Earth spinning to a stop? Just kidding. Now if Microsoft joined the FSF... - dcparris]

Torvalds admits Linux kernel concerns

The founder of Linux says that fears that its kernel is getting buggier are 'certainly real'

Open source standard and new plug-in present problems for ...

Microsoft was hit with a one-two punch that could make it easier than ever for Office suite users to make the jump to open source.

Why Phishers Don't Fear SSL Toolbars

In the rosy scenario provided by SSL Certificate Authorities, users would be instantly warned off when a web site contained no certification that verified its authenticity. Thus, the anti-phishing toolbar would protect the unwary from the moral turpitudes of predators. In practice, however, researchers have found that anti-phishing toolbars for web browsers that depend on verification of SSL certificates are the least likely of all to stop phishing. Email Battles explains why.

Ultimate collaboration tool from the KINKY crowd

  •; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on May 9, 2006 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Version 1.0.0 of kGroups, an online collaborative solution based on the KINKY application framework, has been released by the University of the Western Cape and the Avoir project. It does just about everything, from CMS to wikis to blogs, for any activity where people are seperated by time, space or both.

Is Microsoft bracketed by GNU/Linux?

An interesting thing is about to happen to home computing—the “Desktop” that GNU/Linux never seems able to liberate from proprietary Windows may be just about to become irrelevant. Three independent, ultra-low-end computing platforms are being released—platforms that, like the first “desktop PCs” will be mostly owned by people who’ve never owned computers before. Every one of them will run GNU/Linux!

Samsung ships Linux smartphone in China

Samsung has shipped a new Linux-based smartphone in China. The SCH-i819 targets Chinese business travelers, and is the first Linux phone to support dual-band cellular operation with both CDMA 1x (800MHz) and dual-band GSM (900/1800MHz) networks, according to Mizi Research, which supplied the phone's Linux stack.

My desktop OS: PCLinuxOS 0.92

After getting my hands dirty with nearly a dozen operating systems over the years, I find PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) comes closest to being a complete desktop solution right out of the box. Initially built on the Mandrakelinux 9.2 base, it has come a long way as an independent GNU/Linux distribution. One of the primary features Because PCLOS is a live CD, you can test your system for hardware compatibility before you install it on your hard drive.

Phonon and the future of KDE multimedia

The development of the next generation of KDE kicked off with the release of the Qt 4 toolkit and aKademy conference last August and is now in full swing. KDE sub-projects from Kate to KWin are deep in the midst of planning and coding for the next major overhaul to GNU/Linux's most popular desktop. Each of KDE's applications must be rewritten to take advantage of Qt 4 and improve the look, power, and usability of KDE. The latest development announcement is for Phonon, KDE 4's multimedia framework, and the replacement for KDE 2 and 3's aRts.

Firm offers bounty for open-source tech support

OpenLogic, an open-source software and services provider, has launched a program to offer commercial support for more than 150 open-source products, including the Apache Web server, the PostgreSQL database and the Python programming language.

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