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I have been a TiVo owner since almost day one; seven years with a Series 1 box. But TiVo's elimination of lifetime subscriptions has made me plan on migrating to a do-it-yourself DVR, probably running MythTV. As I spec out hardware, I am increasingly frustrated at the paucity of PCI slots bestowed on us by motherboard makers today. I want good sound, good NTSC, FM, and HDTV, and hopefully multiple tuners, but there is scarcely a mobo in sight that has that much room in the interior. However, I found an alternative in Silicondust's HDHomeRun, a standalone, dual-tuner HDTV receiver that streams video over the network, and supports Linux right out of the box.
Hammer Storage, a division of Bell Microproducts, used embedded Linux as the software platform in its flagship consumer network-attached storage (NAS) device. The "MyShare" NAS appliance runs Linux on an ARM9-based Marvell processor, and has two internal SATA II drives, for capacities up to 2 terabytes.
If most of the Linux distributions derive from either Slackware or Debian, why not just go to the source? Slackware looks way too hard to figure out, but Debian, which just released version 4.0, offers a net-install ISO -- and I've always wanted to install a distro over the Internet -- so I burned the CD this morning and am currently installing a Debian system over the Internet.
Today we talk with the author of the K3b Project, the well known application that lets you burn CDs/DVDs and that lets you rip music from CD audio and films from DVD Video. We are going to talk with Sebastian about his story: when he started using KDE, when he started to create K3b and to talk about his plans in KDE 4 with a new KDE 4 project. This interview was originally released for KDE Italia.
OpenOffice.org and business intelligence software maker Pentaho on April 20 announced a deal to include the latter's open source reporting engine in OpenOffice.org's next feature release. "Report Designer" will serve as an extension to the free office suite's database application, "Base."
It's important to consider how the best use Ajax features along with Dynamic HTML (DHTML) to create a compelling user experience.
IBM has announced the availability of an open beta version of its virtual Linux environment to enable x86 Linux applications to run without modification on POWER processor-based IBM System p servers. Designed to reduce power, cooling and space by consolidating x86 Linux workloads on System p servers, it will eventually be released as the roles off the tongue ‘IBM System p Application Virtual Environment (System p AVE).’
If the Linux community is going to get the respect it deserves it is going to have to do something like this sooner or later to stand up and demand the attention of the marketplace. I believe people will be speaking about this project for years to come, either because of the strong solidarity and support it got from the community or the indifference and divisiveness it displayed.
Bob Metcalfe may not have invented the Internet, but few people's technical achievements have done more to make it popular and accessible than the father of Ethernet and founder of 3Com. Metcalfe and the open source community got a little bit sideways with each other last century, but that appears to be all in the past now.
Asking the question is easy...I've just had an anonymous comment added to an irrelevant topic with the excuse: "The Drink or die thread seems to be closed so let's continue this here."
[A good article about whether or not Microsoft can actually enforce their EULA or not. - Scott]
Last weekend was not only the time for the KMail Hacking Days but also for the second Akonadi· Hacking Meeting in Berlin, Germany. 7 KDE-PIM developers came together for 2 days at the KDAB offices in Berlin's Kreuzberg district and continued to improve Akonadi, the personal information data storage for KDE 4. Meeting the other developers in real life and discussing issues face to face always helps to find new solutions and implement crucial features in a short period of time.
In particular, it’s time for me to leave the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation, where I’ve been since 2000. FSF is in great shape under the continued leadership of Richard Stallman and his executive director, Peter Brown. Completing GPLv3 successfully underlines the credibility with which FSF combines the most uncompromising principle with the depth of knowledge and experience needed to build broad coalitions in our community. Leaving is always hard, but there couldn’t be a more appropriate or less disruptive time.
Everyone has a favorite feature idea or two for adding to the Java language. Should the Java language embrace major new additions, such as closures? Or is that too much messing with a good thing?
The KDE desktop team is hosting an educational conference, "Edu & School Day at aKademy 2007," in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 3. The aim of the event is to improve awareness of free software and promote its use in more educational areas, a KDE spokesperson said. The event will be held at the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.
Linuxfest Northwest in Bellingham, WA with speakers from Red Hat, Google, Novell, OLPC, MySQL, Linden Labs and Buni.org is this weekend. Admission is free.
As was outlined in a previous Phoronix article, we have been evaluating KateOS as a possible Linux distribution to append to our arsenal of OS compatibility tests. Recently KateOS 3.6 Beta was introduced and we have went over this distribution with a fine tooth comb. KateOS 3.6 Beta is a huge improvement for the KateOS team with the improvements to the LiveCD as well as for the installation process. Shipping with this beta is everything from OpenOffice.org to Xine, making it a viable desktop distribution powered by Xfce.
Analysis of some scenarios where you can use Linux, and when you can't, at least like the author says, for some more time, ... Just wait :)
Distributed Image Management (DIM) is a scalable image management tool that allows blades to run a Linux distribution over the network without a local disk
; no modifications to the image are required. DIM allows for fast incremental maintenance of thousands of images in seconds. It also provides an XML file that describes the cluster network and naming taxonomy.
Suddenly, every application on the desktop seems to be adding a blogging extension. Sun Microsystems' offering is the Sun Weblog Publisher (SWP) for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. SWP is easy to install and start using, but the translation between the Writer word processor and the markup language used on blogging sites is not as smooth as it should be, and the options for uploading entries are more limited than they should be.
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