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Understanding the Value of Software

OpenOffice is a good suite, yet I'm betting that most of us who get to see, and work with, Office 2007, as I did with the beta version, will suffer from "applications envy." The menu format of Office 2007 is for me rather compelling, delivering a cleaner, crisper interface. The new Word 2007's tools make it easier to do more things with a document quickly, creating impressive formats.

Mozilla, Kodak Offer Photo Gallery Tool

Kodak said Thursday that it had created a new extension in conjunction with Mozilla that would make it easier for users of the popular alternative browser Firefox to upload and share their digital photos. The application supports drag and drop functionality, photo albums, and the ability to add captions directly in the browser window for use when the album is uploaded to Kodak's online gallery.

Resolving Domains Internally And Externally With Bind9 And Caching Nameserver

  • HowtoForge; By Nayyar Ahmad (Posted by falko on Feb 11, 2007 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Sometimes, we are required to resolve our internal domains on a local nameserver and external (internet) domains on our ISP's nameserver. There are different solutions to this problem, but in this tutorial, we are going to solve it through configuring a combination of caching-nameserver and BIND 9.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2007: Second call for nominations

  • Mailing list; By Debian Project Secretary (Posted by dcparris on Feb 11, 2007 3:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
We are one week into the nomination period for candidates for the position of the Debian Project Leader. According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project leader elections should begin "nine weeks before the leadership post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately."

Middleware's Outspoken Bad Boy Bows Out of Red Hat

Paternity Leave Becomes Eternity Leave

Microsoft takes a page from the Open Source playbook

Microsoft has long held a skeptical view of open source, but the Redmond-based software company is trying to change some of those attitudes with the establishment of officelabs. officelabs is a new internal start-up that is attempting to use some of the methodologies of open-source software development to invigorate the company and generate excitement about new Microsoft products.

[News Flash: Microsoft is inventing Internet-based software distribuition, which they will probably patent and wind up licensing freely with a covenant not to sue in order to keep pace with already developed. Yeah, those guys in Redmond really know how to innovate!

Red Hat Claims Microsoft Victory

Red Hat has so far taken almost 200 servers and is running applications developed in-house

Letter to Shareholders

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Feb 10, 2007 11:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
February 8, 2007

SCALE 5x: Women in Open Source

Today the Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth iteration kicked off with all-day mini-conferences on free and open source software in the health care industry and women in the free/open source software community. Since the sessions on women seemed to be the less popular, least business-friendly, and most interesting of the two subjects, that was the series I decided to sit in on. It was a life-changing experience for all who attended.

Php Compatible GD 2.0.34 has been released

  • SDA India Magazine (Posted by dcparris on Feb 10, 2007 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
Pierre Alain Joye has made a new entry in his blog announcing the release of PHP compatible GD2.0.34.

Know About the ‘Why PHP’ Google Group?

  • SDA India Magazine (Posted by dcparris on Feb 10, 2007 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
Stuart Herbert in muses over a possibility to get a news items on on the initiative to create a vendor-neutral resource to help ISVs sell PHP-based products.

SCaLE 5x: Day 1

LXer Feature: 10-Feb-2007

Here is a review of some the events on first day of SCaLE 5x in Los Angeles. Weekly Linux Screenshots - Feb 10, 2007

It's been a very busy week in the LinuxQuestions Screenshots department. This week we installed and grabbed some cool screenshots of the following distributions: eduKnoppix 3.0.2, Elive 0.6.2, LinuxConsole 1.0.82, SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3, Famelix 1.3, Grafpup 2.0, VectorLinux 5.8 Beta 2, Nexenta Alpha 7 Test 1, CowMet 1.0, CDriveBack 1.0, Caixa Magica 11, Linspire 5.1.451 and Gentoo 2006.1. Enjoy!

ISO won't fast-track MS OOXML consideration

OpenDocument format was approved as an ISO standard in May 2006. This was important for the free software community because there are free software applications for reading and writing OpenDocument files. Podcast - 02.09.07

The latest Podcast. Topics include LQ Radio and ogg, the SCALE and OpenSolutions Summit, how to tell the Open Source winners from the losers, the contradictory nature of OOXML (Part II) and what if hardware vendors are trapped too.

Are You Stupid For Using OpenSuSE?

  •; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Feb 10, 2007 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I received an email this afternoon from a Phoronix reader and fan that I found worth sharing, along with my response.

Microsoft leaned on EC to spike open source report

The European Commission has resisted efforts by Microsoft to make it abandon its report into open source software, it was revealed this week. But the EC was swayed into allowing a 10-day period for feedback before completing the report.

Third edition of "Using Samba" guidebook published

O'Reilly Media this week published the third edition of Using Samba: A File and Print Server for Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. The book targets those needing to support Windows clients on Linux/Unix networks, or access Windows network resources from Linux/Unix clients.

Single-core 3G phone design runs Linux on virtualized processor

VirtualLogix will demonstrate a multimedia-enabled Linux-based mobile phone reference design powered by a single ARM9 processor, at 3GSM next week in Barcelona. The NXP Nexperia 7210 design could spawn some of the world's first single-core mobile phones running open, "rich" operating systems, such as Linux.

Rugged, powerful WiFi cards support Linux

Ubiquiti Networks is shipping what are claimed to be the first-ever mini-PCI-based WiFi radios to boast 600mW transmit power, and the first to support operating temperatures from -45 to 95 degrees Celsius. The ExtremeRange WiFi modules have both been tested extensively under Linux, the company says.

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