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Ultimate EMR receives highest downloads on Sourceforge.net

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on May 1, 2007 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, PHP, Linux; Story Type: News Story
After being released onSourceForge.net,Ultimate EMR received504 downloads in its first month. Beating all other EMR's onSourceForge.net. With currently just over 600 downloads,Ultimate EMR is very happy with the continued interest. We invite you todownload or test ourdemo and give us feedback so that we can continue to improve. Let us know what you think by joining ourmailing List and ourforum.

What Dell's desktop Linux move means

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. In 2007, Dell, a top computer manufacturer, is introducing pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on its main PC lines. The worlds of baseball and the desktop will never be the same. In both cases, people worked long and hard to reach the top. In Linux's case, the top is the recognition that it is not just a hobby operating system, and that it is not an operating system that's only for servers. With its arrival on Dell's desktops, Linux has proven that it can compete in the same league with Mac OS and Windows.

Dude, you're getting Ubuntu

It's not official, but sources tell Desktoplinux.com that when Dell begins offering PCs pre-equipped with Linux, the distribution that will go on those boxes will be ... Ubuntu.

The Rise of Functional Languages

Functional Languages seem to be pushing for the title of the next cool thing. Talks and tutorials about them are starting to show up in conferences and conventions, books about them are hitting the shelves, people are even asking about talking about them in blogs and mailing lists devoted to some of the current hot languages.

Java without the Java know-how

Learn how to build a simple dynamic Java Web application without knowing the Java language using Rational Business Developer Extension and Enterprise Generation Language (EGL).

OLPC Linux laptop could succeed in U.S.

The director of software for the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project believes there is a big market for the self-powered machines in the U.S., provided the user wants to perform basic computer functions. "The XO machine is quite sweet," the OLPC's Walter Bender wrote in an email to DesktopLinux.com today. "I guess the question boils down to what you want to do with the machine.

Linux: ext4 Development Status

Theodore Ts'o posted an update on the ext4 filesystem [story], "I've respun the ext4 development patchset, with Amit's updated fallocate patches. I've added Dave's patch to add ia64 support to the fallocate system call, but *not* the XFS fallocate support patches. (Probably better for them to live in an xfs tree, where they can more easily tested and updated.) Yes, we haven't reached complete closure on the fallocate system call calling convention, but it's enough for us to get more testing in -mm." Jeff Garzik noted that none of this development was happening in the kernel as originally planned, "why isn't this stuff going upstream rapidly? AFAICT nothing much at all has happened upstream besides a mass renaming? The whole point of having ext4 in the kernel is to do development upstream, in the public view, getting new stuff in ASAP (even if that means changing or pulling some stuff later)."

Linux desktop text search engine revs up

The Recoll project team on April 26 announced the release of version 1.8.1 of its free, open-source, full text search tool for Linux desktops. Recoll is based on the "very strong" Xapian backend, which provides an easy-to-use, feature-rich, QT-based graphical interface, a team member said.

Car dealership uses Asterisk VoIP to stay on "cutting edge"

  • IT Managers Journal; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 1, 2007 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
O'Brien Automotive Team is a large car dealership conglomerate based in Peoria, Ill. When the company built new headquarters recently, it needed a phone system flexible and cost-effective enough to satisfy the needs of 200 employees at the home office, and hundreds more staff at nine local dealerships in four states. After evaluating options and wrangling with incompetent vendors, O'Brien went with an open source Asterisk solution.

Ubuntu lays down the trademark law

Trademarks have recently become something of an issue in open-source circles. Debian, for example, recently took exception to Mozilla's Firefox trademark rules and called its version of the popular browser, IceWeasel. So, Ubuntu has decided to address possible trademark issues by creating its own trademark policy.

Toshiba Italy mulls pre-loaded Linux notebooks

Toshiba's Italian channel sales and marketing operation reportedly is considering offering pre-loaded Linux in its Tecra, Satellite, Portege, and Qosmio notebook lines, according to a story published online last week in the Il Sole newspaper.

Something's Happening Here

It's a relaxed entry this time, an update on some recent happenings in the Linux audio world. Without further preamble, let's take a look at some of the good things going on there.

Court rules in favor of Microsoft in case involving AT&T patent

The Supreme Court sided with Microsoft Corp. on Monday in a case that restricts the reach of U.S. patents overseas. In a 7-1 decision, the court found that Microsoft is not liable in a patent dispute with AT&T. The decision could impact other lawsuits against Microsoft and save the company billions because of the global scope of its operations. (footnote: although perhaps not directly affecting Linux/FOSS now, subject could impact other pending FOSS-related issues in the future)

Josh Berkus: KDE Aids The PostgreSQL Team

During FISL 8.0 I caught up with PostgreSQL contributor Josh Berkus who was there to present on PostgreSQL and meet up with the local PostgreSQL community. Josh is a member of the PostgreSQL core team and works at Sun Microsystems as part of their open source database team. Over lunch, Josh shared how KDE plays an important role in the release coordination process which Josh oversees.

State by state, Microsoft responds to creeping threat

State-by-state skirmishes over open-source document formats represent the latest showdown in a long-running, and so far unsuccessful, campaign to topple Microsoft's sheer dominance of the desktop software application market. Outside of Florida, four other states since January have seen language similar to Homan's included in proposed bills.

Desktop Linux: Can Your Users Even Handle Windows?

The trouble with most comparisons between desktop Linux distros and Windows is that they are written from the perspective of someone who is comfortable enough with a PC that they can undertake a feature-for-feature comparison in the first place.

Dell to choose Ubuntu

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bigg on May 1, 2007 2:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Officially, Dell Inc. hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told DesktopLinux.com that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu.

KnowledgeTree opens SOAP interfaces

Open source document management application KnowledgeTree has released SOAP Web Services interfaces for the application, opening up opportunities for third party developers to integrate with the document management system.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 85

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 85 for the week of April 22nd through April 28th, 2007.

VMware on Debian Etch 4.0

I like playing around with different distributions. As soon as a new version of gentoo, suse, ubuntu, sabayon or fedora appears I want to try it out. What I'm getting tired of is having to reinstall my system again and again, which has to be done if using beta versions or other cutting edge software (like beryl) which trashes my system. Besides all this I hate dual boot so this is not an option for me. For this reason I wanted to try some virtualisation software to overcome this problem.

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