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Gamix has announced the availability of Basesystem Beta 3, a Mandriva-based Linux build that facilitates the creation of boot CDs so developers may create Gamix versions of their original software.

Linux Magazine names Canonical Ltd as one of the top 20 companies ...

Canonical Ltd today announced that it has been named one of the 'Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2007' by Linux Magazine. Canonical was selected as one of the companies best positioned in the coming year to spur Linux and Open Source adoption, while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

Bighostcompany Announces Full Ruby on Rails Support

BigHostCompany provides complete Ruby on Rails support in all of its web hosting plans. Ruby is an object-oriented programming language designed to simplify the work in creating a software application without losing any of the power of more complex programming languages. Ruby allows you to create powerful applications in less time and using less code.

Debian ARM accelerates via EABI port

Embedded system specialist Applied Data Systems (ADS) has contributed an experimental new root filesystem for the ARM architecture to the Debian project. Comprised of 9,877 packages and growing, the ADS-contributed filesystem offers greatly improved floating point performance, thanks to support for ARM's EABI (embedded application binary interface).

SeaMonkey 1.1 Released

Robert Kaiser writes: "SeaMonkey 1.1 is now available. Powered by the same engine as Firefox 2 and the upcoming Thunderbird 2, SeaMonkey 1.1 includes numerous enhancements including more visible security indicators in the browser, enhanced phishing detection for e-mail, a new tagging system for e-mail, support for multi-line tooltips, image preview in tab tooltips, inline spell checking in the browser, an updated version of ChatZilla and a significantly improved startup script on Linux."

What'll they think of next: Winbuntu?

The Ubuntu development team announced today that it is looking for testers for a new, Windows-based installer for its popular Linux distribution. The idea is to provide a simple-to-use, no-risk way to install Ubuntu in a partition on a Windows machine.

Open house for open source: day four

SYDNEY -- The seventh continued Thursday at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney with talks, tutorials, and Open Day.

UK Educational Body Recommends Native Support for ODF in Office 2007

UK Educational Body Recommends Native Support for ODF in Office 2007 By Mid-Year To Ensure Interoperability With Other Major Suites

New local system shares content with Internet users

The Tertiary Education Network (TENET) has established a large mirror server to share content with both local and international users. The new server, hosted at , boasts some of the most impressive specifications in the local Internet environment. The server comprises of an internal array of six 400 GB disks, and three external arrays of twelve 500 GB disks each. The arrays are all configured in raid-5 with hotswap for redundancy, and the total active disk space after raid loss is in excess of 13 terabytes.

The birth of a FOSS application

Late in 2005, my brother needed free, easy to use mailing list software to reach out to some 3,000 fans he acquired while touring the country with his band King Wilkie. As his technical expert, I was unable find a FOSS application that met his need for a free, simple, Web-based newsletter that provided the flexibility of mailing subgroups. I decided to roll my own under the GPL -- partially to give back to the FOSS community, partially to practice new programming techniques, and partially to provide a solution. What I learned may be as valuable as the software I helped create. Podcast - 01.18.07

The latest Podcast. Topics include SCALE 5x and the LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit, the LQ 2006 Members Choice Awards, where does open source code come from, the economic impact of open source on Europe, Fluendo makes proprietary codecs available to Linux users, Flash 9 Final for Linux (and an odd EULA) and Alan Cox files DRM related Patent.

Castle and ROS Open reveal plans for 2007

On Monday night, Castle and RISC OS Open popped down to SE1 London to chat to users about their shared source plans - although the only source we could find that night was the sauce in our curry afterwards.

Embedded Linux app IDE bundles C++ libraries

Applied Informatics is shipping a pre-release version of an Eclipse-based IDE (integrated development environment) for embedded Linux application development in C++. The Austria-based software consulting firm's Rapide++ IDE runs on both Windows and Linux development hosts and comes with C++ class libraries for network-centric applications.

Release-critical Bugreport for January 19, 2007

Bug report for January 19, 2007

Another MythTV Installation Experience

  • GBGames' Blog; By Gianfranco Berardi (Posted by gberardi on Jan 20, 2007 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU, Ubuntu
I have long wanted to make a MythTV box instead of paying a monthly fee for something like TiVo. I figured that if I made my own machine, I would be in control of my time shifting. I wouldn’t have to worry about some media company telling me what I can do, nor would I pay a monthly fee for the “privilege”. Also, the Broadcast Flag is apparently very hard to kill, and the media companies seem intent on getting it out there. I wanted to build my own digital video recorder sooner rather than later. This article documents my experience.

Seamonkey Group Updates Browser Suite

The open-source group determined to keep alive the last Internet suite updated its SeaMonkey bundle Thursday with both security fixes and new code that brought its applications up to par with Mozilla's Firefox 2 and Thunderbird 2.

Newly released Cocotron lets developers code Mac APIs under Windows

Don't ask developer Christopher Lloyd about Back to the Future -- that's the other guy. This Lloyd does have a mad-scientist-like devotion to the Mac platform's Cocoa application programming interface (API), though, and he is sharing it through the open source Cocotron project, which developers can use to cross-compile Cocoa applications from the Mac for use on Windows, and eventually Linux.

Use XML in DB2 SQL stored procedures

This article discusses the use of XML in SQL stored procedures. Provided are numerous code examples to help demonstrate specific technical points. The examples provided are intended to aid your understanding, and therefore are as simplistic as possible.

Search engine launched for Wikipedia

Wikiseek – located at and launched in January 2007 – is a new way to search Wikipedia. Wikiseek searches only Wikipedia and external Wikipedia links. Because these links are selected by the Wikipedia community, Wikiseek search results are likely to return more relevant results for many searches.

The X Factor: Solaris Versus Linux Support Pricing

Since Solaris 10 was announced nearly two years ago, Sun Microsystems has been determined to convince any and all that its Unix variant, which was taken open source and made freely available in binaries as well like Linux, is not only spiritually like Linux, but better and cheaper, too. With the initial Solaris 10 support pricing announced in early 2005, Solaris 10 support was certainly a lot less expensive than Linux. But a lot has changed since then.

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