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PDFedit fills hole in the desktop

PDFedit is not the first tool for editing PDF files on the GNU/Linux desktop, but it does have a strong claim to being the first truly practical one. Although only at version 0.2.5, PDFedit is already a practical solution for manipulating pages and text in PDF files, as well as for salvaging content in usable formats. It suffers only from an eccentric interface and some of the instability typical of an early release.

Red Hat hopes to solidify lead with new Linux

Red Hat hopes its latest release will lock in its position as the Linux leader as more companies vie for a piece of the competitive market.

Yankee Group rebuts Linux-Watch column

Yankee Group's response to the Feb. 6th Linux Watch column "Weather alert: new Microsoft FUD storm expected." Mar. 12, 2007 The Yankee Group send us a rebuttal to a recent column by Steven J. Vaughan Nichols entitled, "Weather alert: new Microsoft FUD storm expected." Research fellow Laura Didio's response appears below, in an effort to allow our readers to hear both sides of the story and form their own judgments.

DRM won't last: Zimmermann

Crypto guru Phil Zimmermann speaks to us about the potential loss of our heritage to digital rights management. Tomorrow's archaeologists will have plenty of DVDs from our era, and no way of reading them.

Linux on a Plane: What a Pain!

  •; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Mar 14, 2007 3:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
My wife and I recently came back from a business trip from Paris, and even though we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it was a long week of living out of a suitcase, and when we boarded the plane after twelve security checks in the airport, we were both ready to try to relax and not think about the jetlag that would result from our long flight back home.

SA Open Tuesday gets people talking

South Africa's first Open Tuesday was held on Tuesday night, drawing a mixed crowd of OSS developers and potential investors. The first of what should become an important monthly event on many people's calendars, it started people talking about the possibility for OSS in South Africa to reach its full potential.

Media Players Available for Ubuntu Linux

  • Only Ubuntu (Posted by gg234 on Mar 14, 2007 1:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
I want to give the list of media players available for ubuntu users with installation instructions.

How To Configure Web Access To Subversion Repositories Using Apache

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on Mar 14, 2007 12:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide is going to describe the steps to get the mod_dav_svn module to work on an Apache web server. First I will assume that we do not have Apache and Subversion installed on our FreeBSD box, in a second part I will explain how to add the module using our current installation.

Open Letter to eMusic and EZTakes for Linux Support

  •; By Matt H. (Posted by gsh on Mar 14, 2007 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Apple has given Windows and OS X users the joy of watching the kind of programming, with music and video, that has left many of us in the Linux world drooling with envy.

Michael DeAloia to Keynote Notacon 4

The “tech czar” for the City of Cleveland, Michael DeAloia, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Notacon, April 27th-29th in downtown Cleveland.

Foresight LiveCD GNOME 2.17.92

Today marks the release of GNOME 2.18.0, and to commemorate today's release we have posted some screenshots from the Foresight LiveCD 2.17.92 GNOME Release Candidate, which is designed to be a demo GNOME LiveCD. This is also Foresight's first attempt at creating a bootable CD image.

Your Distro's Slow March Into Irrelevance

Millions can now be set free of proprietary software and coldly calculated lock-in schemes. accomplished this. And for these accomplishments, for these sacrifices and countless hours of mind-numbing coding and sweat, you are finally going to...

An invitation to Dell

The community took Dell's to the word. John McCreesh, the lead of the Marketing Project, wrote an open letter to Michael Dell and invited Dell to work with in order to install on Dell's computers.

Dell to Expand Linux Options

Your feedback on Dell IdeaStorm has been astounding. Thank you! We hear your requests for desktops and notebooks with Linux. We’re crafting product offerings in response, but we’d like a little more direct feedback from you: your preferences, your desires.

Software development benefits from open source/Linux use

Increasingly, open source tools and development methodologies are fundamental to software initiatives.

HSBC to Standardize on Novell's SUSE Linux

British-based banking and financial services group HSBC is standardizing its thousands of Linux servers on Novell's SUSE Linux, a direct result of the recent cooperation agreement between Microsoft and Novell.

Desktop FreeBSD Part 2: Initial Setup

  • Open for Business; By Ed Hurst (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 14, 2007 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are several tasks to which we must attend before actually making use of our freshly installed FreeBSD system. Immediately upon reboot, you will find yourself in the console. While it is possible to setup and use the graphical login managers -- kdm, gdm or others -- it is important to note that this uses extra resources. One of our assumptions is that you might not have all that excess horsepower, so we'll stick with the console login for now.

Open XML makes it on to ISO fast track

  • Computerworld New Zealand; By Eric Lai Framingham / David Watson (Posted by d0nk3y on Mar 14, 2007 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Despite objects from New Zealand and five other countries, Microsoft's Open XML format will be put to the vote in August

French National Assembly moves to Linux

France's National Assembly is staging a revolution of its own: it's moving from Windows to open source. When the Assembly meets next in June 2007, its members will be working on 1,154 new computers running Ubuntu Linux.

Skinny is speedy thanks to OSS has built a group of community-based sites on a traditional LAMP stack -- Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. SkinnyCorp software engineer Harper Reed credits the open source infrastructure with keeping the business agile. He says the licensing costs of proprietary software would have strangled a business that's growing as quickly as his.

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