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Since version 2.8, GTK+ renders many of its interface widgets with Cairo, a powerful vector graphics library. This tutorial explains how you can implement your own GTK+ widget using Cairo for the actual drawing.
You can read RSS feeds in the FireFox web browser (www.firefox.com) and Microsoft promises the next version of IE will read them. Firefox calls its RSS feeds live bookmarks. An icon appears in the bottom left of the screen when a website can send RSS. Clicking on this icon bookmarks the page. When you look at the bookmark, you'll find a submenu listing that page's current RSS headlines.
Justin Erenkrantz, director and treasurer of The Apache Software Foundation, told internetnews.com that he was very proud of the new release.
The FreeBSD Foundation received a donation of a blade system from Hewlett-Packard for use as a third-party software build cluster. This 20-node HP BladeSystem cluster triples the speed of the build process for i386 packages.
When the State of Massachusetts announced that government agencies would adopt Open Document Format (ODF) as their official format, talks of a domino effect across the country quickly ensued. The idea was that Massachusetts would become a pillar of open standards, and too large of a market for Microsoft to ignore. Many concluded that Microsoft would need to support ODF because the demand created by Massachusetts would be large and “delaying support for OpenDocument [would] drive people to … OpenOffice.org”, as said by one ZDnet article. The state recently sided with Microsoft, but how could things have gone differently?
While much has been said about Intel's business in China, new ground is being broken for a multi-billion dollar facility in Israel. The next two generations of Intel chips will be born of this effort.
Red Hat Inc and Fujitsu Ltd are expanding the relationship to bring applications running on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux and Fujitsu's PrimeQuest servers to the global market.
Given the degree of focus that is being placed on the Microsoft covenant not to sue, especially by people that preface their comments by saying "Now, I'm not a lawyer, but…" it occurred to me that a short course on the law as it applies to intellectual property rights (IPR) policies might be in order. So here goes.
Scalix, the leading provider of new generation enterprise email and calendaring on Linux, has announced that several hundred enterprises in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim have purchased Scalix for email and calendaring since it became commercially available in early 2004.
In addition, Scalix Community Edition, the free, unlimited use version has been downloaded over 5,000 times since its introduction two months ago
FC4.netdev.4 (kernel-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4.netdev.4) is now available. For information regarding the Fedora-netdev kernel series, please visit the following link: http://people.redhat.com/linville/kernels/fedora-netdev/
When Gary Mauldin, CEO of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, died from complications from an accident on Sept. 19, 2002, Kevin Mauldin inherited his brother's job -- as well as an outdated computer network...Since the upgrade, Mauldin said the company has experienced "no real problems" with its computer system -- supporting the claims of many Linux enthusiasts that open-source technology produces a more useful and "bug-free" product than proprietary software.
Microsoft's popular MSN and Hotmail email services have apparently been brought to their knees
by an as yet unidentified virus. As a result, Comcast reports subscribers are being blocked.
Customers of Canadian ISP Cogeco are purportedly managing a bit better, with one out of five messages actually reaching their targets. A Cogeco employee notes that, while Hotmail has reported the network status as normal all along, it "simply isn't true."
After several months of work, the DebConf5 Final Report has been released. The report is intended for a large audience, and includes impressions and facts from the conference. Whether you were there or not, we hope you will find the report an interesting read!
We didn't hear about this danger from flying saucer nutcases but from the ultra-respectable British publication The Guardian, which says, "According to a scientific report, planet Earth's computers are wide open to a virus attack from Little Green Men." So far, there is no evidence whatsoever that Linux is immune to alien computer viruses. Could this threat bring the spread of Linux to a halt?
So what’s new in version 1.5, and why might Mac users (even those who disliked version 1.0) want to take a look at it? For this release, the Firefox team concentrated on squishing a lot of bugs from the 1.0 product, as well as focusing on interface enhancements, many of which directly benefit us Mac users. There are way too many new features and bug fixes to cover in great detail, of course, but here are some of the things that have caught my eye in the last few days.
Open source software has clearly turned the corner in the enterprise and is now seated at the table with the software elite. Open source represents the transition of power from the vendor to the user, OSS will nearly quadruple as a percentage of software spending over the next four years. While that's still a relatively small percentage
Jim Lacey, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
Sun Microsystems has at last delivered on its vow to become the Red Hat of the proprietary software world.
Opinion: Some day, somewhere, some company will have to have the guts to face down Microsoft and make it possible for anyone to easily buy a Linux desktop.
The toolbar runs on any operating system supported by Firefox and displays the hosting location, country, longevity, popularity, and an abstracted risk rating for each site visited. Additionally, the toolbar blocks access to phishing sites...
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