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Red Hat Builds Channel Strategy in Japan

Masatsugu Koketsu, former Sun executive, to expand structure to answer demand for Red Hat solutions in Japan.

Environment and security monitoring with Linux

AKCP enhances their visual monitoring capabilities by adding recording to their camera interface, all video captured by any of the camera's attached to an AKCP Linux-based product can now be recorded to time-stamped, rotating AVI files on a remote PC by a simple click on the Record button. WiFi capability has now been built into of all AKCP Linux-based products allowing you unlimited freedom in placing the device, without the need to lay any additional cabling.

Novell could be banned from selling Linux

The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell Inc.'s right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft Corp. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday.

Levanta introduces Linux management appliance

Linux management and data virtualization provider Levanta (formerly LinuxCare) recently introduced the Intrepid X Linux management appliance. The Intrepid X caters to large Linux departments and data centers with high scalability and mission criticality requirements, the company says.

Track your ancestors with GRAMPS

GRAMPS is the Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System -- free extensible personal genealogical software. Its numerous reviews cover the basics of what it does. In this article, I'll reveal some lesser-known features and tips from the developers' hideout.

People Behind KDE: Cyrille Berger

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to France to meet a developer who likes polishing, someone who loves to create images only to filter them out -- tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Cyrille Berger.

Xgl/Compiz in Mandriva 2007 Free

Xgl is a hardware accelerated X-server created by Novell. Thanks to the abilities of modern graphics cards, it uses 3d-rendering, which opens up w whole new bunch of possibilities for modern computer desktops. I will be demonste Xgl with Compiz window manager basing on my Mandriva 2007 Free (32–bit version) Linux distribution.

Open source laboratory management powers up

South Africa-based Bika Labs have released version 1.2.2 of the open source laboratory information management system, Bika Lims, has been released by Bika Labs.

Sprints Important in Open-Source World

  •; By Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 2, 2007 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We need to understand sprints — you do, we do, all of us. For several years now, we've had the intention to explain computing sprints in "Regular Expressions". It's become apparent, though, that we're not currently making the time to compose the definitive ethnography of the subject. Rather than try to keep up in an encyclopedic way with a subject that keeps expanding, therefore, we'll lightly sketch its outline and advise you to be on the lookout for more news.

Microsoft Releases Open XML Translator, Begins Next Phase of Project

The company completes its work on the open-source Word add-on, which translates files from the Open Document Format, and is set to start work on translators for Excel and PowerPoint.

Blackboard patent pledge greeted with mixed reactions

Blackboard, one of the major providers of educational content management systems, has pledged not to assert its patents against open source elearning projects and companies. The pledge also covers so-called "home-grown" learning systems -- ones developed in-house by educational institutions. However, the pledge includes open source solutions only so long as they are not bundled with proprietary software, which has received mixed reactions, with many open source projects acknowledging the spirit of the gesture while expressing skepticism about the results.

Interview - Microsoft browser rival Mozilla eyes China, which makes Firefox, the most popular Web browser alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, is setting up a China office to do battle in the world's second-largest Web market. California-based Mozilla already has a presence in China via a not-for-profit Foundation supporting open-source software projects, but the Beijing office will be its first real corporate presence, Mozilla Chief Operating Officer John Lilly said on Friday.

Pittsburgh hosts open source summit

Google evangelist Chris DiBona and venture capitalist and former Oracle president/COO Ray Lane will be among the headliners at an Open Source Summit Feb. 15 in Pittsburgh, Penna. The summit will discuss "how the open source movement is changing the rules of the game for everyone in the software marketplace," an event spokesperson said.

Use Ajax with PHP and object-oriented Xajax

In this article, learn how to implement PHP, Ajax, and Xajax to develop a dynamic Web application solution accessing IBM DB2 9 for Linux and UNIX.

Report: Other Markets Might 'Terrify' Microsoft, But Not The Legal Space

Although Linux might be making big inroads in some vertical markets, Microsoft Windows keeps enjoying virtually complete domination of the legal software space, with the small exception of some embedded appliances, concurred participants in this week's LegalTech show in New York City. "Microsoft is actually terrified of Linux in most vertical markets. But the legal market isn't one of them," said Whit McIsaac, moderator of a conference session called "Implementing Strategic Plans--Successfully Deploying Change in the Law Firm."

Linux Gazette #135 is out!

Linux Gazette...making Linux just a little more fun!

Linux/BSD/UNIX Photoshop Problem Solved

One of the age-long problems with the Linux operating system was never the lack of functionality but the lack of major commercial applications porting their software to Linux. The movie industry has shown high demand for such software to be ported and, after a long wait, companies such as Autodesk and Softimage have ported fully supported Linux versions of their applications for their dedicated customers.

Seeing the Dawn of Vista by the Light of Open Source

  •; By Mark Rais (Posted by andreac on Feb 2, 2007 5:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this article Mark Rais shares a vision for how the release of Vista even further validates the benefits of OSS.

PCLinuxOS Magazine February 2007 Issue 6 Released!

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by, the February 2007 issue (#6)  is available for download!  Our previous issues can also be downloaded.

We are simultaneously publishing the HTML Version of the Magazine as well for our low bandwidth users.  The HTML Site is W3C standards compliant for easy browsing.

Some highlights include:

  1. Change a Lightscribe Label
  2. Parental Controls
  3. Acquiring and Installing VMWare
  4. Limewire/Frostwire
  5. Using Fish
  6. As always, plenty more is packed inside 

Handling RAR and 7-Zip archives in Linux

The RAR and 7-Zip file compression formats originated on Windows, so support for them on Linux is not as automatic as it is for old Unix holdovers like Gzip and TAR. But with the right software, you can handle these compressed files without much trouble.

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