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A good, fairly short interview with Novell's Michael Meeks who works on OpenOffice.org.
On May 4, Robert Love resigned as chief architect of Novell's Linux desktop efforts. He has since announced that he has accepted a position at Google.
Can information ever really be free, even on the Internet?
Dell became a hero to Linux fans worldwide when it announced last week that it would begin selling PCs loaded with the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft's Windows.
[You don't reckon Daniel's been reading LXer, do you? - dcparris]
Open source and filed IP / live together in perfect har-mo-nyDell has become the first major player to show up to Microsoft and Novell's compatibility love-in.â€¦
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Atlantik, KFouleggs, Klickety, KPoker, Kenolaba, KAsteroids, KSnake, KSokoban, KJumpingCube and KTron move to playground/games.
Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 86 for the week of April 29th through May 5th, 2007.
LXer Feature: 08-May-2007
The idea to have the Open Source community sponsor a car in the Indianapolis 500 put forth recently has more than just the Open Source Press taking notice. Here is my take on it.
While a properly set up SSH service can give you secure remote access to a server, you might not like the idea of having an SSH server always running on your machine. Secure Back Door (SBD) can open an encrypted connection to your system, allowing you to remotely execute any operating system commands for example start your SSH or Web server or reboot the server.
If you're serious about music or DVDs, at some point you cross the threshold of having more than you can keep track of easily. The box full of index cards has served its purpose; it's time to move on to storing information about your CDs and DVDs in a database.
It's easier than you might think to create your own OpenOffice.org extensions.
Learn how to diagnose IBM Directory Server problems and how to identify what is needed to resolve the issues. This article is a quick reference for IBM Directory Server configuration management on AIX.
Ever wanted to type in text terminal somehow funnier? This article describes two programs that can be used to generate a little less standard output in Linux console: cowsay and figlet. If you don't know them it's the right time to test them on your desktop!
Jitterbit has released version 1.2 of their open source integration
software that allows users to connect customer data from a variety of sources and formats, such as local and hosted ERP and CRM applications, legacy systems, data warehouses and online marketplaces.
Contracts buy you clustering and replication tooIBM is offering "low cost" 24x7 support contracts to users of the free version of DB2, called DB2 Express-C. As well as tech support, coughing up the readies allows users to hook up a second server for high-availability clustering or remote database replication.
Simon Phipps defends the open-source roots of Sun and the GPL-ization of Java.
Open source advocate David Skoll launched Roaring Penguin Software in 1999 because he was restless in his job as R&D project leader at Chipworks, Inc. Roaring Penguin started strictly as a consultancy, but the next year, after Skoll was commissioned to create software to help London's Royal College of Physicians stem the tide of email viruses and spam to its servers, he decided the world needed a better email filter. Skoll wrote the now ubiquitous MIMEDefang email filter, released it to the community, and proceeded to build a successful business on top of GPL software.
Check out any technology related site and you will find at least one or two articles which praise Ubuntu Linux - a distribution which has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds over the rest of the brood. This author had a different experience with the latest version of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn which prompts him to question whether there is some over hype involved as far as the brand name Ubuntu is concerned....
Every now and then something comes along that makes you say "whatever for?". The latest news from Microsoft's Indian research arm is one of those.
Mono project lead developer Miguel de Icaza says that the Mono development community plans to have an experimental Linux-based Silverlight browser plug-in ready for testing by the end of the year. Silverlight, Microsoft's new .NET-based technology for rapid development of interactive rich media applications, is currently only supported on Windows and Mac OS X.
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